Sometimes I feel that Brennan is a little too awkward and socially inept even for her. This week, the feeling carried over for most of the episode. I felt uncomfortable for her. She's nothing if not direct, though. Of course, I did enjoy the irony that she was the most sane of all of them. Booth was there to smooth things over (and to cause her classmates to swoon), but this was where things got tough. He and Brennan posed as a married couple and attended the reunion together. Neither seemed to grasp the inherent conflict in the two of them posing as a couple right after they made the crushing decision to forego a relationship outside of their professional partnership. Sweets brought it up to Booth, but he has decided to resort to the good old state of denial. In fact, it didn't come up between Booth and Bones until they took to the dance floor and the inevitable slow song started. Brennan wanted to dance to Seal's "Kiss from a Rose," but then realized that it might not be a good idea for Booth. He agreed to do it anyway (with room for the Holy Spirit in between them) and they were suddenly dancing like middle schoolers at a chaperoned school dance. That was until Booth discovered that Brennan hadn't attended her high school prom and then they began to dance close together. So many emotions played out on both of their faces during that short dance. Heartbreaking!
Meanwhile, Angela came to the realization that Wendall isn't the right guy for her. It had to do with him wanting to do the right thing versus Hodgins's declaration that he was "the guy" even when he thought Angela was pregnant with someone else's baby. I'm glad Angela has finally come to see what we've seen from the beginning, but now she's going to have to act on it. Could Hodgins have been any sweeter during that scene with Angela after she broke up with Wendall? Sigh.
THE GOOD: Four-way tie this week: Booth and Brennan's slow dance (sure, it was heartbreaking, but it was also great), Hodgins and Angela, the final scene where Brennan finally acknowledged how important her friends are to her, and the creepy janitor Mr. Buxley (guest star Robert Englund of Nightmare on Elm Street fame).
And now, here is this week's edition of The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly:
THE BAD: Brennan's uncomfortable interactions with her former classmates. "I heard that Evelyn ruined your business." Yikes!
THE UGLY: Ya'll know it's going to be the moving maggot-infested skull that squirmed its way across the barn and landed on the blanket with the girls. And just in case we weren't totally grossed out, they made sure to smear a few maggots across one of the girl's faces.
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