PLEASE NOTE: I'm playing catch-up after a weekend with family, so this 'Bones' post is a wee-bit on the late side. But hey, better late than never, right?
Sometimes, a show can surprise you by taking a conventional route. We've become so accustomed to crime shows presenting us with suspects, giving them valid motives and then shocking us with some revelation that clearly points to one of them. Case closed, suspect behind bars and justice once again served. But sometimes in real life, the bad guy isn't the victim's spouse, roommate, business partner, or rival. Sometimes, the bad guy is just a kid who breaks into your house looking for something to steal to support whatever habit he can't afford. This week's episode of Bones took that more conventional, less crime show route and I liked it. I didn't want the killer to be one of the piano prodigy's fellow music students or someone from his Amish community. I was happy to see the break in the usual crime show format even if it meant that the killer wasn't someone previously introduced.
There were a lot of funny scenes this week between Booth and Bones. LOVED how Brennan called his "Cocky" belt buckle "Booth-y" after she expressed her happiness for its return. Then there was their hilarious discussion about Rumspringa with Booth taking the more fatherly stand and Brennan defending another religion's traditions. Later, the two (kinda accidentally) disclosed the age at which they each lost their virginity while discussing how Cam should handle Michelle and her boyfriend. I loved the surprise in Booth's face when he found out that Brennan was 22 years old. And watching Brennan defend her decision by explaining it as if she had been selecting a house was pure comic gold. Funny all around!
And now, here's this week's edition of The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly:
THE GOOD: Booth meeting Michelle's boyfriend. He played the scary dad card by making sure that Perry knew that he was an FBI agent, a former sniper and, most importantly, that he would find him if he hurt Michelle. Classic!
THE BAD: Poor Clarke having to search every inch of those train tracks to find any piece of human remains. It's times like these that make me glad I'm not a forensic anthropologist.
THE UGLY: No visual ugly this week, but just imagining the train running over that poor kid was enough ugly to fill the entire episode.
If you missed last week's episode ("The Plain in the Prodigy"), check it out for free at Hulu.com.