I love it when Bones is "Booth and Bonesy-er!" These two brought their A-game this week, so this episode was an instant winner for me. Here's a closer look at the outing with this week's edition of the good, bad and ugly.
Pretty much the entire darn hour. Highlights, though, include: the canon experiment, the turkey drop, Booth and Bones locked in that death trap of a chamber, Bones trying to clarify her statement about Booth's intelligence, and this newly-formed partnership between Hodgins and Mr. Nigel Murray. The undercurrent to the entire Booth/Bones relationship is that they are two very different people. This was a huge theme in this week's episode. She's all about the science and he's all about the instincts. She trusts what she knows and he trusts what he feels. But what they both fail to realize is, they compliment each other perfectly. Bones summed this up at the end without realizing it when she pointed out that Booth knows how to use intelligence. What a loaded line! And what a great moment in an episode filled with them.
I loved this episode, but I do have one nit-picky thing: the opening. Here's how I imagine the writers' meeting goes when the team sits around to write the next episode. They come up with some sort of case, figure out whodunit, hash out a few key scenes and then they toss around ideas for the opening "body found" scene. This is the part of the meeting where nothing is too ridiculous or over-the-top. And just when it seems that the "body found" scene couldn't get more ridiculous, they produce the scene that we saw in this episode. A model in a vacant lot hamming it up for a photographer that's too crazy even for Top Model and suddenly, an ear ruins the entire shoot. Don't get me wrong, I like the craziness that is these opening sequences (they're sort of a Bones trademark), but this one was a bit too much even for me. Also, I like Angela's dad, but him hounding Hodgins seemed a little out of place this week. He's about 6 months too late and it was his daughter who called it off.
I'm not even going to pretend that the two garbage bags containing what was left of an esteemed scientist didn't win this category this week. Just yuck. As Cam said, even as a pathologist, she was disgusted.
If you missed last night's episode ("The Science in the Physicist"), check it out for free at Hulu.com.