Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Season 6: Episodes 12&13

Bones Episode 13: The Daredevil in the Mold – I give it a B.

I liked this episode. There were a couple of funny moments. The case was okay. To me, this episode was about the relationships. It opened up with talk about relationships. It ended with relationships. And there were scenes in between. The proposal and the ending scene took almost 10 minutes!

Booth & Hannah Storyline

Booth implies to Brennan that she is the one he loves the most. That person she turned away is still there.

Booth is pushed into a proposal by Sweets.

Hannah is looking for a good time.

Booth is looking for marriage.

Booth’s proposal is weak. He says he loves her. He didn’t think he would meet anyone else. Says, “Marry me. I want you to be my wife.”

Hannah isn’t the marrying type, but Booth hasn’t been listening.

Booth did not beg. He just walked away. Booth didn’t want to be alone. Booth was more in love with being in love and being married than he was with her.

Hannah thought they would have more time before it became serious. She knew he was the marrying kind, but she was going to use him while she had him.

Hannah wants to go back and pretend the proposal never happened.

He wouldn’t look at her. Maybe a tear or two. Looks mad and upset.

Booth has determined the relationship is over, wants to know when she’ll be out of the apartment, and he throws the ring in the reflecting pool.

Hannah doesn’t think they’re done, but they’re done for now.

When Brennan tells him that Hannah called, he doesn’t want to talk about it. He’s done. He’s over it. Instead of talking about Hannah, he talks about him being the common denominator. That’s the evidence. Women don’t want what he has to offer.

Booth is mad at all three.

Booth & Brennan’s History & Present

Booth & Brennan have a long-term partnership and close friendship.

Booth told her she is the one. He knew right from the start. He’s that guy. He wants 30, 40, 50 years.

Brennan said she couldn’t change. She needed to protect him from herself because she knew he wanted marriage. She cared enough to let him go.

He held on. He continued eye contact for awhile. Lots of tears and blood shot eyes.

Booth says he has to move on, but he will still work with her. They leave the Hoover with arms wrapped around each others shoulders.

Brennan runs away to Indonesia. Booth goes to Afghanistan.

Several months later after Hannah arrives, she wants him to be happy. She becomes friends with Hannah.

Brennan admits that she has regrets. Upset that they missed their moment.

Booth is mad that Brennan wants to know what’s next. He draws a new line. She has two choices: being just a partner or working with a new FBI guy. She chooses to be a partner.

Can B&B overcome all of this? Yes. I think that Booth not ending it Hannah because something better came along will be more reassuring to Brennan later. I think they have switched places. At FF, Brennan is realizing how much she really hurt him. Brennan will now have to convince Booth that love can last and it's worth it.

The promo & promotional photos: I think it should be an interesting episode.

Bones Episode #12 (The Sin in the Sisterhood) Review (B+)

The Good, the Funny, and the Positives

In the Corn Field: Booth was interested in what Brennan was talking about.

Booth’s Advice to Cam: How many chances should Paul have? Booth says 9. He didn’t give Bones that many chances. Right away he needed to move on. I know it’s not the same situation, but then he said… “You deserve someone great. And if you feel this guy is “the one,” then don’t let him get away.” Seriously Booth? What a coward Booth is in his personal life. Remember when Booth told Sully not to let Brennan push him away? Booth really needs to start taking his own advice. Anyway, even though I’m mad at Booth for being a, what words does he like to use? Oh yeah… dimwit, moron, bonehead, asshat, numbskull… you get the idea… Anyway, even though this is how he’s acted, I’m hoping he will remember his own advice soon and things will click with him. He needs his loyalty turned toward Brennan who he’s been with for 6 years and not someone he loves “good enough” that he’s known for less than a year.

Wendell:We’re looking for a horny farmer. Yes, we are.” LOL! I loved all of the Wendell and Brennan scenes.

Phone Calls: I love how excited Brennan was when Booth called (right after the discovery of the horny farmer). Cam ignoring Paul’s phone calls… strange, but I loved how fine Angela was with it… There’s more than one way to communicate. That’s Ange!

Partners: Booth introduced Brennan as his partner! YES!!!!

No Life: (Wendell): “See, Dr. Soryon, it’s okay. No one has a life around here.”

Guns: The pecan farmer was just creepy, but I love how Sweets kept digging at a confession. I think most suspects would have accidentally said what Sweets wanted to hear. And when he listed all the guns… funny. Cam being excited about the gun… funny! I loved these lines…. (Hodgins): Who let Cam shoot a gun? (Wendell): The second amendment.

Religion: Everything seemed right in B&B world when they bickered about Booth’s religious beliefs. I love how he spun around on the barstool gloating. Contestant #1… too funny! After explaining she had filed for divorce, I love his “I told you so” type response… “How’s that for happiness? (Takes a sip of coffee) Ahhhh!”

Angela & Hodgins: Awww! I loved their sweet moment after Angela said she needed a second wife to help her and then asks if he would ever want a second wife. “If I could marry you twice, I would do it in a heartbeat.” And then Hodgins was way too adorable when he discovered something important in the case. “This baby is going to be so proud of me.” And then he kisses Angela’s stomach. Such an “awwwww” moment.

Paul: When he finally gets his act together, he doesn’t take “no” for an answer. I thought the kiss after he pulled Cam to him with the scarf was really cute.

Car Scene: I was one of those people who liked it. 1) Their silliness was IC as seen on a couple of other occasions such as “He likes us” when Sweets wanted to continue seeing them (The Verdict in the Story). 2) In behind the scene footage, it appears that David & Emily are naturally fun together like that. 3) Brennan got caught agreeing with Booth. 4) I love how happy and surprised Booth was at just the fact that his Bones was laughing. I loved this Boothy line: “No more anthropology. You live with three wives, it’s like a breeding ground for revenge and violence.”

Final B&B scene at the FF: It was perfect!!! I don’t really care why Hannah wasn’t there, but I wouldn’t be surprised if Booth had no idea if Hannah was available or not. I love how he very quickly followed his excuse of Hannah’s absence with signaling a waitress for their usual. Now, I’m not sure how a waitress would know their usual after so many months of missing B&B alone times there, but I love how much it communicates a return to the past… well, that’s my opinion. I loved Brennan’s surprise that Ed Samuel didn’t spend his Sundays alone and that Booth immediately knew why he was always spending it with his 1st wife. Very clever of the writer’s to use this story line for Booth to communicate going back to the 1st one, the one he loves the most. It will go a long way in reassuring Brennan of Booth’s love…. As long as the writers don’t screw it up with a proposal or continued relationship with Hannah. I don’t think anyone should deny that the conversation turned into one about B&B because Brennan was obviously asking about them when she wanted to know the “what if”: what if someone lets the “best one” get away? Booth had a great answer that the best one isn’t going anywhere. Booth better not break her heart! I love how Booth was getting caught looking at her. Loved his big smiles and how he was leaning over the table towards her like he used to do so often in pre-Hannah days.

The Annoying, the Bad, and the Negatives

The Promo: As much as I loved this episode, the promo immediately following it sucked most of the happiness right out of me. You can find the latest interview with SN here: http://www.tvguide.com/News/Mega-Buzz-Bones-1029015.aspx

I'm worried about this week's episode. It may have a relatively good outcome, but I'm unsure I actually want to watch it. I don't want to see an emotional Booth because of a break-up with another woman. I never wanted to believe the relationship was actually serious the way SN and HH insisted it was. I don't want to see him buy a ring and obviously don't want to see a proposal. Geesh, I'm upset he was even considering it after what he said to Bones in the last episode. So if SN is actually telling the truth about the conclusion of the Hannah SL, I'm still uninterested in how the writers got to that point. Besides, "big game changer" could actually mean they are engaged and who knows what criptic meaning is behind the conclusion of a SL. I'll watch the Valentine's episode if Hannah is really out the door.

The Corn Field: It’s winter. Do I need to say more?

The 1st Delivery: Why was Paul in a hurry at 6.5 cm dilated? Why had they been there for hours already? Huh?

Sister #2: Wasn’t it suspicious that she would know where the gun and bullets were kept?

Tutor: How was Jasper old enough to be studying chemistry?

Car Commercial: I don’t like the commercials in the episodes. And I’m just having a hard time with Brennan driving without Booth complaining about it.

A Look Back at last week’s episode (The Bullet in the Brain): I’ve been reading on the BY that Booth looks conflicted in the last scene instead of having a longing look. I disagree vehemently. I see longing inside the diner. I see longing mixed with regret when he’s watching her from the window.

Bones’ Ratings - http://bones.community.fox.com/go/thread/view/101374/25897229/SEASON_VI_RATINGS?pg=1


DATE ... Episode #s ... Viewer #s ... Demo 18-49
9/23 ... 601 ... 9.893 M ... 2.7/8
9/30 ... 602 ... 9.750 M ... 2.5/8
10/7 ... 603 ... 9.240 M ... 2.7/8
10/14 ... 604 ... 9.584 M ... 2.6/8
11/4 ... 605 ... 9.263 M ... 2.5/7
11/11 ... 606 ... 9.202 M ... 2.6/7
11/18 ... 607 ...9.403 M ... 2.7/8
12/2 ... 609 ... 8.833 M ... 2.3/7
12/9 ... 608 ... 8.358 M ... 2.2/7
1/20 ... 611 ... 10.553 M ... 3.5/9
1/27 ... 610 ... 12.049 M ... 3.9/10
2/3 ... 612 ... 10.197 M ... 3.3/9
2/10 ... 613 ... 9.938 M ... 3.2/8
2/17 ... 614 ... 9.836 M ... 3.3/9

The viewer numbers represent live plus same day DVR #s. The demo #s are for ages 18-49. After 7 days there is another count that represents additional DVR numbers. Overall those 7 day DVR numbers do not change the ratings. (As reported on the Boneyard)

1/27... Bones was up 11% vs. last week to a 3.9 adults 18-49 rating, its highest rating in nearly four years (2/14/07).

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