I know, I know... the characters in her books are NOT the people she works with and the lead (Kathy Reichs -- NICE inside joke) is NOT Brennan, but the similarities coupled with Brennan's manuscript from last season's finale (that she quickly erased) do lead one to wonder how much truth is in the fiction. Does she project her own feelings for Booth onto her character and this FBI agent Andy? Probably. But on a sadder note, is she so devoid of human emotions that she has to rely on Angela to fill in the "character stuff?" She did seem to catch onto that second question a bit toward the end. I think both questions work together to paint a portrait of a scientist who uses her vast knowledge to mask any tinge of emotion because she's scared to feel something, and in particular, something as strong as she does for Booth. Time will tell (and hopefully, a trip to the past will reveal even more next week).
Meanwhile, on the opposite end of the spectrum, Sweets decided (after his earlier brush with tragedy) to jump in, head first and ask Daisy to marry him. And here Daisy was worried that Sweets was about to break up with her! Talk about getting your hunches crossed! I'm happy for these two crazy kids.
THE GOOD: Brennan having to do some more soul searching. Her insistence that the characters were just that seemed to only be convincing herself, and in the end, I'm not even sure that she was that convinced anymore.
And now, here is this week's edition of The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly:
THE BAD: Awkward! Awkward! We soooo didn't need to know that whatever creative "position" is on page 187 was a Hodgins trademark and it ended up in the book because Angela shared it with Brennan.
THE UGLY: Definitely Hodgins's and Daisy's visit to the rat-infested underground world of the D.C. Metro Rail. Picking up rat feces and digging through a massive rat nest -- FUN!
If you missed this week's episode ("The Bones on the Blue Line"), check it out for free at Hulu.com.