Friday, September 25, 2009

Spy 'Bones'

Cue spy music, enter the fancy car, and send in the spies! Er, Booth and Bones! This week's episode was like watching a mini movie on my television instead of the big screen. There was action, intrigue, danger and even a little romance (wink, wink). And in the middle of all of that, the show managed to shift its tone closer to its usual fare while also maintaining this season's central conflict: Does Booth have real feelings for Bones or are they coma-induced? I think we all know the answer. But, Booth has to make the journey in order to be sure. Last week, I noted how Bones didn't seem to be too shocked or upset about Booth telling her he loved her until he added the "in a professional kinda way" bit (at which point, she looked a little disappointed almost). This week, she took Sweets's suggestion and convinced Booth to teach her about plumbing (even though she had no real interest in learning). After he re-taught himself, he guided her through it. And she was successful... for a few seconds. Her fix held, but then it started spraying water all over them. It didn't seem to matter, though, because both parties looked happy just to share the experience.

There was also an awesome spy case in the middle of the plumbing lesson. First, the gang had to figure out who their victims were, then why they were killed and finally who was responsible. They managed to sort through the tangled web to uncover a "diamond" dealer, a CIA analyst posing as a spy and a highly sort-after briefcase. That briefcase was supposed to contain millions of dollars of diamonds, but the dealer was re-routed through the diplomatic check point at the airport (by the CIA!). When they finally located the case (thanks to an awesome coded photograph that Angela discovered and decoded), there were no diamonds inside. Instead, there was a small white USB drive. Imagine what that little drive must contain if two people died trying to get it, those transporting it claimed it was diamonds and the CIA re-routed the courier through the diplomatic check point. is taking guesses now on its contents if you'd like to take a stab at it.

Making its first appearance this season, here's this week's The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly in its new, modified form:

THE GOOD: That plumbing scene at the end because it showed that Bones is just as invested as Booth.

THE BAD: The killer. I wasn't buying the Ukranian torturer-turned-murderer.

THE UGLY: It's so hard to pick just one this week. Cam's eye ball exam turned my stomach, the body in the trunk with the melting flesh was gross, but the murder in the beginning takes the cake this week. We don't usually see the actual murder on this show -- now I know why!

If you missed last night's episode ("Bond in the Boot"), check it out for free at


John said...

My favorite thing about the episode was the return to usual tone.

My least favorite thing is the continuation of Angela’s super computer/cryptanalysis skills as a means of keeping her relevant to the cases. That was not her original character.

TVFan said...

Excellent point about Angela. She was always the artist, not the computer/video geek. Why not just find ways to use her artist side? This annoys me as well.

Anonymous said...

I disagree with the Angela thing....It's true she was shifted to more of an artist throughout the series, but in the pilot and thereafter she's got the technology going on--the Angelator is hers!

RichE said...

A definite improvement over last week. Bones as it should be.

Kathryn Morris UK