Friday, January 22, 2010
High Profile 'Bones'
But first, let's tackle the all-too-awesome case involving the secret identity of the bones, the covert "men in black," and the possible link to President Kennedy. Obviously, the men were not from the agency they claimed to be from (I'm guessing Secret Service along with Booth, but I'm not ruling out the CIA or NSA). The remains certainly seemed to be those of President Kennedy, but the agency who sent them could have used someone of similar stature who died around the same time and recreated Kennedy's wounds to test the folks at the Jeffersonian. Perhaps, they did want to see if modern forensics are able to ascertain the truth to the assassination. Maybe it was all just to test one or more members of the team. Hard to say. The important thing with this case was Booth's connection to it. He didn't want to think that his government could lie about Kennedy because that might lead him to believe that they lied about the people he killed as an Army sniper. He wanted to trust it and the work that he did for it. Fair enough. Once Bones understood where he was coming from, she let him have this one. There was no way to know for sure who the bones belonged to, so she let the benefit of the doubt stand as the truth in order to give Booth back his sense of faith in the government. It was HUGE coming from her and it wasn't lost on Cam or me.
If you remember way back at the season premiere, it seemed pretty clear to me that Brennan had realized her own feelings for Booth. I'm even willing to hypothesize that she left the country when she knew he was going to be alright because she wanted to remove herself from the situation. She wanted to remove any feelings she had for him, so she left the country and buried herself in her work while Booth continued to recover. It worked for the time while she was gone, but when she got back and he was back, I think she realized that distance had done nothing but bury the feelings for a couple of months. They haven't revisited this too much this season (as I mentioned last week, there have been "glimmers"), but her actions this week further my original thoughts on it. She wouldn't have done what she did for anyone else. OK so she likes him, he likes her -- now we just need one of them to stop being a scared-y cat and make a move!
So, what about that pregnancy test? It was Angela's. But, it was a false alarm. The real story here was Hodgin's reaction to her being pregnant (before he found out it was a false alarm). He confessed his feelings for her and said he would marry her and help her raise the baby. Wow! I think Angela has some serious thinking to do before she goes back to Wendall.