Bones – Season 9, Episode 8: “The Dude in the Dam”

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Bones: The Dude in the Dam

After nine seasons, why is it that Brennan still doesn’t understand that some people may find her rude?  Between Booth and Angela, I know they’ve talked to her about it 1,000 times.  She is too smart not to realize that her logical truthfulness doesn’t always sit well with people who don’t know and love her.  I find her confusion at how she is sometimes perceived to be a bit far-fetched.  However, her “feud” with Tess Brown was amusing.  When Sweets said she was up to something, my first thought was that she was trying to boost her sales.

Yay, Wendell is back!  He’s my favorite of the Squinterns.

Okay, Hodgins and the bot fly was just gross.  I squirmed every time they showed that thing on the back of his neck.  Blech!  So totally Hodgins though.  His reasoning behind it was pretty solid.  For a scientist who loves insects so much to have to destroy them so often must be difficult.  Sometimes it’s hard to remember that the Jeffersonian’s purpose is not just to be the forensics lab for Booth’s cases.  Unlike the lab techs on CSI, these people are scientists first.

So, Booth has gone from not really minding if Brennan kills off Agent Andy to wanting him to be a superhero.  I love the fact that the show has named the heroine of Brennan’s books after the writer of the books the show is based on.  I started reading Kathy Reichs books because of the show.

Favorite Lines:

  • “No one appreciates the power of the mollusks.” — Hodgins
  • “Are you really going to give birth to a bug because I saw The Fly and it did not end well.”  Wendell

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Bones – Season 9, Episode 7: “The Nazi on the Honeymoon”

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Bones: The Nazi on the Honeymoon

Of course Brennan would hate being on vacation.  But, their honeymoon ended up being perfect for them, a little fun in the sun, a little crime-solving.

Brennan hates when someone comes into her lab and acts like they know more than she does but she did the exact same thing to Dr. Perez.   Brennan didn’t take the other woman’s feelings into consideration.  To her, it was perfectly logical that Dr. Perez would welcome her help.  I was suspicious of Dr. Perez from the start.  First, if Brennan could spot the charring on the bones from a glance at them, Dr. Perez should have definitely seen it.  Second, the killer had to be someone who knew about the burial site.

Since when are Michael Vincent and Christine approximately the same age?  There’s at least a year between them but those kids looked about the same age and older than they should be.

Valenza was a bad influence on Booth.  He started to enjoy doing his work out of the cafe and being a celebrity.  He liked it so much, I’m surprised he wasn’t more upset when Brennan said she was thinking about killing Andy.

Hodgins and Angela want another baby.  Maybe Booth and Brennan will be pregnant around the same time.  How cute would Angela and Temperance going through their pregnancies together be?

Favorite Lines:

  • “Relaxing makes me tense.” — Brennan
  • “You are the worst vacation-taker in the world.” — Angela
  • “I’m a national hero!” — Booth

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Bones – Season 9, Episode 6: “The Woman in White”

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Bones: The Woman in White

Married!  It’s about damn time!

I think this is the first time I’ve ever seen the gang solve a case without interviewing anyone.  It was pretty great how all the interns came in to help trick Brennan so she wouldn’t worry about the case even though she hadn’t invited any of them.  I can totally see it not even occurring to Bones to invite the interns.  Even after all this time, she still doesn’t understand all the social niceties.  To her, she’s their boss and it probably never even entered her mind that they might want to come.  And how tricky is Edison?

Everyone was being huge jerks, taking bets on whether the wedding would happen or not.  I don’t understand why they all thought the case would prevent the wedding.  In Bones’ mind, it was perfectly logical for her to continue working right up until (and probably) after the wedding.  When the time came for her to concentrate on the wedding (with a little prodding/emotional help from Angela), Bones was able to delegate the work and get busy with what was really important.  I’m glad that Max won because he was the only one that bet on them.  And, good for Angela.  I think her guilty conscience at not trusting Booth fueled her need to see them get married that day.  The wedding she planned was better than the one they were supposed to have. I’ve always thought the grounds of the Jeffersonian were pretty and what better place for them to get married?

Was it just me or did Pops have a shiner?  My guess is that Ralph Waite had a black eye and they tried to cover it with makeup.  Either that or I missed it being discussed.

Hodgins brought two racks of clothes from the history of fashion exhibit and they all looked like they just stepped out of “Hello, Dolly?”  And why didn’t Hodgins have a regular suit on?  As the husband of the matron of honor, I know he was invited to the original wedding.  Arastoo had on a suit.

I’ve always been a fan of Cyndi Lauper but who knew she had a set of pipes on her like that?  That was a beautiful rendition of At Last.

The best part of the whole episode was Booth and Brennan.  They were each so worried about the wedding being perfect for the other.  They could have had a wedding in a jail cell and been happy.  I loved that they both tried to make sure the other got the wedding they wanted.  And their vows were perfect.

Favorite Line:

  • “Worst friends ever.” — Cam
  • “Slow down, DaVinci code.” — Cam
  • “I prefer not to tell you while you’re wearing your tough face.” — Edison
  • “Because Angela said that I should.” — Bones

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Bones – Season 9, Episode 5: “The Lady on the List”

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Bones: The Lady on the List

First things first, what happened to the hawk?  First thing I wrote in my notes was “Don’t kill the hawk!”  I was happy to see that Hodgins was taking care of it but then it got sick from arsenic poisoning and they never said what happened to it.

I feel like we’ve missed an episode where Sweets is concerned.  He was very unhappy at the beginning of the season and acted like he was unsure when he would come back.  He was back on board to catch Pelant with no explanation but that’s a special case.  This week, there he is like he’s back full time and nothing is ever mentioned about it.  And THEN, they are trying to replace him with that stupid computer.  WTH?  But, considering that a couple of months ago, Sweets was thinking about quitting, his reaction to VAL was amusing.

I really don’t like that intern.  I thought he was new until they started talking about him being there before.  I guess I must really not like him because I don’t even remember him.  I think the thing that bugs me most about him is his lack of respect for anyone else.  Even if he is smarter than Brennan or Camille, they are his bosses’.  Are we ever going to get to see Zach again?

Finally, Angela admits what a heifer she was being toward Booth.  I think she needs to apologize to him directly.

Since when is having a pipe grounds for parole violation?  I understand that she committed a felony and that should prevent her from owning a firearm but she’s not allowed to protect herself in any way?  It’s not like she was walking around with a knife in her purse.  She lived in a shady neighborhood and lived alone.

It’s so cute how excited Brennan is about the wedding.  She was always the one who didn’t want to get married but turns out she’s a secret softy after all.  I also like that Booth and Brennan are planning the wedding together.  Pigs in a blanket!

 

Favorite Line:

  • “I hate VAL.  She is stupid.  I hate her.” — Sweets

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Bones – Season 9, Episode 4: “The Sense in the Sacrifice”

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Bones: The Sense in the Sacrifice

Watching what the Squints were doing to that poor guy’s body made me sad.  I agree with Caroline, I don’t think that’s what he had in mind when he donated his body to science.  But, maybe he’d be glad to help catch a killer.  Except that’s not the way it turned out.  So, where did his body go?

Aww, poor Reed Diamond!  He’s a good guy to come back for one scene just to get killed off.  First, I know he was shot ten times but what, exactly, were his injuries?  He seemed fully recovered yet he was on permanent desk duty?  Second, I was always suspicious of Flynn.  I always thought he was in cahoots with Pelant.  Either, they planned out his death that far back or it was just my over active imagination.  I’m glad I was wrong about him and Booth was right.

So, is Sweets back full time?  Last week, it didn’t seem like he was ready to come back and he spent the episode in casual clothes.  This week, he’s wearing suits and in and out of Booth’s office like usual.

Brennan let her emotions get the best of her for a change.  Normally, she would have figured out that Pelant expected her to go in search of the bones from her old case.  She was so focused on getting him, she walked right into his trap.  Booth was awfully confident that bomb was a fake to risk both of their lives like that.

This episode was so good.  My emotions were all over the place.  When the team first figured out the body was Flynn, their reactions made me sad. Then, when it looked like I was right and he was dirty, I just thought, “Well, he kind of deserved it.”  Even though I knew that Booth and Brennan would be okay, the last few minutes had my heart thumping fast because I was spooked for them.

Ding, dong Pelant is dead!  On with the wedding!

 

Favorite Lines:

  • “Lovely.  Makes me want to poke my eyes out.” — Caroline
  • “I’m not about to argue with a woman who can solve a murder using only a tooth and a magnifying glass.” — Flynn

 

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Bones – Season 9, Episode 3: “El Carnicero en el Coche”

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Bones: El Carnicero en el Coche

Aww!  Look at Booth checking up on Sweets!  Booth misses him.  And then, at the end, calling Sweets his little brother!  I like how the dynamic between them is shifting just a bit.  Normally, on a ride, Sweets would be the one trying to draw Booth out and Booth would be all business.  Now, they seem to have switched roles.  Sweets is growing up but it makes me sad.  He’s so lost right now and seems to be detaching himself from the Squints a bit.

I know I’ve watched too many procedural crime shows when I watch a scene and critique the blood spatter.  During the drive-by, there was a huge splat of blood on the windshield.  Normally, when I watch a show, that’s associated with a head wound, in this case coming from front to back.  The gang member was standing on the porch shooting into the side of the car.  Then when Booth checked on them, the driver’s wounds didn’t seem to match the spatter.

Also, I’ve seen a LOT of gross things on Bones over the years but Cam pulling that skull’s face off was GROSS!  I couldn’t look at it.  Yuck!

Poor Javier!  I had a feeling when they went into the interrogation room that the little boy was the killer but I assumed his mother knew and was trying to protect him.  What a bitch!  I’m glad he helped the investigation and Sweets is looking after him.

Favorite Lines:

  • “That’s smart…but mostly horrible.” — Sweets
  • “Okay.  Unless one of us is already dead.” — Bones

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Bones – Season 9, Episode 2: “The Cheat in the Retreat”

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I was glad to see Bones and Booth somewhat back to normal.  It’s clear that Booth’s secret is still bothering Bones, but she’s not letting it ruin their lives.

I liked Bill and Evelyn.  Their banter with each other reminded me a bit of me and my husband.  Too bad they turned out to be the bad guys.  Anybody else catch the Dirty Dancing reference with them?  Their last name was Schumacher and they were thieves.

I’m getting really tired of Angela being mean to Booth.  If Brennan has come to terms with it, it’s time for Angela to LET IT GO.  She acts like Seeley is some random dude that Brennan had a fling with not the friend she’s known for 9 years.

I liked the fact that Cam having her identity stolen may have taught her a lesson about letting the people who love her help, but there were a few things that bugged me.  Considering all the things they have seen while working at the Jeffersonian, I would think that all the people that work on Booth’s cases would have some kind of extra safeguards in place on their personal information.  Doubly so after what Pelant did to Hodgkins and Angela.  Not that it would have necessarily stopped someone like Pelant but it would probably been enough to stop an average identity thief.  Also, I wouldn’t think that there would actually be charges pressed against Cam.  It should have been fairly easy, without a forensic accountant (or Angela), to prove that Cam hadn’t committed any crimes.

Bones: The Cheat in the Retreat

Favorite Lines:

  • “Feces.  It’s your lucky day, Bug Boy.” — Booth
  • “The boys have got marriage problems, Evelyn, they’re not blind.” — Bill
  • “…You’re a tight-assed geek boy who doesn’t really fit in anywhere else.” — Angela

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