Friday, May 07, 2010

The 'Bones,' the Witch & the Wardrobe

In addition to being a huge fan of Bones, I'm also a big fan of Kathy Reichs's Temperance Brennan novels.  So this week's episode -- written by Reichs -- was a dream come true for this Bones fan.  I can't believe it took 5 seasons to finally get the stars to align, but it was worth it.  Plus, any episode that can combine a modern-day murder, witchcraft, Wiccan ceremonies and the articulated remains of a victim of the Salem Witch Trials is pretty much going to register on my good meter.  Unlike Sweets, I'm not super-studied on that particular dark chapter of our history, but my love for everything American history made the articulated skeleton angle of the story pretty cool.  But, it was Angela and Hodgins who provided the night's biggest "Did that just happen" moment, and I'm not referring to their incarceration.

Well, I suppose that's a touch misleading because the moment in question happened while they were incarcerated, and more than likely, because they were locked up together alone for a long time.  That time led them to remember what they liked about each other.  It also gave them a chance to talk about their bizarre break-up and what a colossal mistake it was and how it left them both wishing they hadn't "swerved at the last minute."  For the record, when Hodgins said they should have crashed into each other at full speed, I had a completely different outcome in mind.  When the show cut back to them and the judge/barber was in the middle of marrying them, I was SHOCKED!  Pleasantly shocked, but shocked.  At least one couple on the show seems to have things figured out.

The case was very interesting and full of fun little twists and turns.  I really had no idea who was going to prove to be responsible for the dark-magic-for-hire's murder.  Booth had me cracking up between his "shoddy job" comment in reference to the articulated skeleton and his opinion about nakedness happening to those you don't want to see naked.  Of course, I also enjoyed his little Bones figure and the fact that he wished her happiness with it.  Oh, and I agree, she was totally relieved.

And now, here is this week's edition of The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly:

THE GOOD: The focus on the case.  It was interesting, fun, and it distracted from and temporarily eliminated the constant ups and downs of the Booth/Bones saga.  I needed a break.

THE BAD: Hodgins's big mouth.  It landed him and Angela in a small cell (which wound up being a good thing, but in the beginning, not so much) and got them both caught for outstanding warrants.

THE UGLY: Actually, this week was pretty tame.  Aside from the burned remains, nothing out of the ordinary.     

If you missed this week's episode ("The Witch in the Wardrobe"), check it out for free at


John said...

A couple things annoyed me. Since when are male and female prisoners kept in the same cell?

And Booth, the master sniper, sneaking up on the Wicca coven... He acted like he had never stalked anything ever.

RichE said...

I don't think Booth had reason to say that about the naked dancers. We didn't see them much but they looked like a reasonably attractive bunch of ladies :-)

Quite early on in the episode I thought that Angela and Jack were fighting quite a lot and that could only mean one thing: they won't be fighting by the end.

It is hardly a surprise that A&J are together again but they certainly took me by surprise with that off the... cuffs :-) hitching. So what is Angela's name then? It must have some rude bits in it.

Surely the curling corpse toes has to rank as the Ugly for the week, though Booth might say the dancers ;-) Did they explain the foot bending like that?

Kathryn Morris UK

John said...

No they didn't explain the foot bending.

And I agree with you about the naked dancers.

TVFan said...

I was hoping they would explain the foot bending, but they didn't. I didn't make it the "Ugly" for the week because, in reality, it cracked me up!