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Great show just commenting to fix the review below mine.
I just read the review below me and wanted to clear up some things. There was is not a discrepancy, I can see where she made the error. Nothing to be ashamed of cause it can be easily missed. Her reference to the times of 5 and 7 years as if they had just found the body. But the body has been in storage since before Dr. Brennan went to work for the lab. At the beginning her assistant (Zack) makes the comment that she (the mother) has been there longer than her(Dr. Brennen). I believe they use the year 1998 and since this starts in 2006 that adds 8 years to her age. So she would be 30ish.moreless
We find Bones's mother
In this episode of Bones, the following happens. As Bones leaves for a court case, she sees the image of the skull which Angela has come up with and flips out. She then runs and gets the belongings found with the body and opens them on her desk. Inside she finds a belt with a dolphin on it and has a flash back, and when Booth goes to see Angela we realise what has happened.
We learn from Booth that the image (and also the skull) belongs to Bones's mother. But wouldn't Angela know what her mother looks like; after all they have been friends for longer than Booth has worked with Bones. We soon learn that the bones and many others from the same site have been at the Jeffersonian since 1998, the same year that Bones started working there. After Bones goes home, that same night (at midnight) Booth goes round to see Bones. The next day, when booth digs deeper into their past, we learn that Bones's parents were using fakes names when she and her brother were born and were still using them when they disappeared. From evidence found we learn that her mother was still alive in 1993. Bones gets the shock of her life, when she sees her brother Russ entering the lab with Booth. When Booth digs deeper he learns that their parent's real names were Max and Ruth and that they are on a database for criminals. When Russ admits that he remembers having a different name as he was 7 years old we learn that he was called Kyle and Bones was actually called Joy. She then slaps him, shouts at him some more and then leaves the room. We learn that their parents were involved in bank robberies and during one big heist 2 people were killed. We soon learn that Bones's mother was having an affair and had planned to leave her father, until he found out and attacked her mother and her boyfriend. But Booth doesn't believe it. When they search his farm, they find the weapon that matches the wounds on her mother. He tells her that if she loses the evidence, then he will tell her the truth about what happened to her parents, but she tells him no and walks away.
As the episode end we see Booth asking Bones f he can read her book before it goes out to the public and she tells him no. Then she drives him so that she can go and see her brother, Russ. They patch things up and hug. As we see all 3 of them heading back to her apartment, Booth find Bones's new book and sees that she has dedicated the book to him. When she hits her answer machines messages, we hear a message from her father begging her to stop looking for him, thus ending this brilliant first season of Bones.moreless
Total inconsistency with story line
What have I missed? I've just watched an episode where Ryan O'Neil is her father. He's working at the Jeffersonian as a teacher. But, in the ep "The Woman in Limbo" the father is in hiding, was a serious crim and doesn't want her to find him. He seems like a sweet old guy, a bit of a sly old bugger, who's quite likeable...not at all like a guy begging his daughter not to follow him up because he's a crim in hiding. If someone could explain what it is that I've missed I'd be happy - thanks in advance.moreless
The bones of Brennan's mother are discovered, leading her to discover what really happened to her parents.
Am I the only one who noticed nobody can do a damn thing by themselves in this episode? I mean, seriously, every single thing depends on Brennan. I think it's very unprofessional on the writer's part that everything depends on one person. Yes, I admit she's the protagonist and she's better than everyone else, but that doesn't necessarily mean that the others are all completely incompetent. Putting that aside, I still hated her for most of the episode. In the previous ep, she was a complete ass to Booth because he wasn't objective about the case. Now she's nowhere near objective when she deals with her mother's case, but that's all right. Now that it's her, the only person who's worth a damn in this show, that's not objective, that's not a problem anymore.
The storyline in itself was good, but I just couldn't get over the bad writing. Oh, one more thing. Really bad actor for Brennan's brother. He's just really not good.moreless
What a perfect series finale! There was nothing not to like about this episode. It started with Brennan in the office, getting whisked away by Booth (at least he tries to) for a court appointment, but everyone seems to want something from Bones. There is such a great dynamic in that scene and it's particularly funny to watch Booth trying to shield Bones with the file, or impatiently drumming her back. Oh and then there's David, too (her date from 1x16) telling her that he really likes her new novel. You can literally feel Booth's jealousy (both because David sees Bones and he got to read her novel). But all the humour disappears when they find out that they had Christine Brennan's (Bones' mother) remains in storage for a couple of years. Bones is devastated and Booth opens an official FBI investigation. Through the course of the case they find out that her parents (and Bones and her brother Russ too) live under assumed identities and find the murderer of Brennan's mother. There were a lot of really great character scenes,- The squints refusing to leave the lab until the murder is resolved, Booth being constantly concerned and showing up in the middle of the night at Brennan's door with takeout (twice), Bones getting closer to her brother again etc.
Oh and how cute was it that Bones dedicated her second novel to Booth?moreless
Some good Brennan development here.
After working on a random limbo case, Brennan finds out that a Jane Doe turns out to be her mother. Brennan sees her brother Russ for the first time in years in this episode as with the help of Booth, Brennan solves the murder case of her mother. She learns that her real name is Joy Keenan and that her family led a very secretive life. At the end of this episode, Brennan, Booth and Russ gather at Brennan's for a beer. Booth discovers that Bones has dedicated her latest book to him. As well, Brennan has been left a meesage from her father to stop looking for him as it is too dangerous. A good episode to wrap up the pilot season.moreless
Amazing season finale!
The fisrt season finale of Bones has reflected all the great expectations I had. What we come to know about Temperance's past and secrets is well written and told. Who watches is curious and excited about the story and its development, and not even a minute of the episode let you down. The fact that in the end we basically know almost nothing about Bones' father (who seems to be still alive, while the mother is dead for unknown reasons because of bad relationships and businness) does not change or alterate the brilliant idea of go into Bones' past life. This choice, in fact, let us know much more things about the main character, things that many of us wanted to know.moreless
This episode gets to me no matter how many times I watch it. The storyline of this episode was just brilliant! I have no other words for it. When things in a show get predictable I always lose some of my interest for it, but I did not see this coming, and that's what I love about it.
We also, finally, really learn something about Bones' past, which makes you understand her so much better. I loved the interaction between the whole team in this one, but the interaction between Booth and Brennan was amazing in this episode. This was a great season finale.moreless
Dr. Temperance Brennan faces ghosts from her past when she discovers the identity of a woman's bones from storage. The woman is her mother. Her brother and father resurface as she must face facts that their parents deserted the siblings.
I just want to say for starters, LOVE the show. This episode is wonderfully revealing in the many facets and the background of Dr. Temperance Brennan's life. As great as the episode is, however, there is one thing I must point out as a bit of a discrepancy. As Temperance discovers from her team that her mother has only been dead five years as opposed to seven since that was when her mother disappeared it means that Dr. Brennan comes to about 22 or 23 at most as far as her age. In previous episodes Brennan has said that her parents disappeared when she was 15, but even if one hasn't seen the other episodes it can be found in the part of this episode where Dr. Brennan argues with her brother. She says she was 15 and her brother says he was 19 at the time of their disappearance. Therefore if it was 7 years ago... TADA 22 or 23. No one at that age could have the kind of credentials she has even if she was a genius especially since she actually stated that she was still in high school at the time. Don't get me wrong, still a great show, just found that interesting.moreless
this was a good ep
in this ep of bones seaon final for season one bones is supposed to identify bones really quickly she does and is on her way to a couart hearing when she forgets something goes back and she angel puting something on the virtal sceen and its a picture of her mother and then gets upset and walks away when booth sees it he tells them its her mother and there all shocked they tell her to go home and they all decide to work out the case meanwhile booth all this time was looking into the case and turns out the parents she thought she had were not who they were supposed to be they were bank robbers and they had fals names including bones and her brother. and she sees her brother but does not want to say much the brother gives a picture of a man that he was afriad of when he was younger . and turns out he was a hit man and he tells them a story of bones his mother with him in a motel and the dad hitting her but both does not belive it and so they do more digging and they get weapon its uesed to kill pigs thing is that the man wants her to doup it down the well but she does not want to and then she goes and aks the brother to comeback and stay for a few days and he does but they soon gets call on the anwering machine and its her dad staying stop digging. this was a good way to end season 1moreless