The writing in this episode and the characters did not flow. There were too many underlying story plots trying to be told. Stick to the basics . murder and bones) and stay away from trying to speak on social issues.
The writing in this episode and the characters did not flow. There were too many underlying story plots trying to be told. Stick to the basics (e.g. murder and bones) and stay away from trying to speak on social issues.
I really liked this episode. Mostly because the tension between Brennan and Booth felt realistic and so did their resolution. The mystery was boring but the character moments really sold me this episode.
All I want to say is that as awkward as the beginning scene may have been, and as heart-crushing it was to see our favourite couple arguing, I love the fact that the writers went down a realistic (or as realistic as you can be with Bones), pathway. Booth and Brennan NEEDED some conflict and tension, after 13 episodes of season 7 fluff, it was nice to see that they aren't this perfect, lovey-dovey pair that have been formulated for the sole purpose of being just another typical, crime-fighting, TV couple.
While I'll be honest the case wasn't memorable (I've watched it twice and still have to think to remember it), and it definitely didn't match the season premiere, it was a good episode nonetheless, with a great establishment of characters now that they're all back together and working again.
So I want to say kudos to the writers (as usual), Emily and David played the fighting and tenseness out incredibly well. Bones always does a great job at changing mood and tone throughout the episode, and lets face it, the end scene made fangirls across the world melt into a small puddle.
It used to be the eccentric behavior by Booth and Brennan that we loved about this show, but in this episode, seeing the two whining and complaining, that's what irritated me. Also, the marginalization of Hodgins as to simply a geek who gets oddly excited in the lab room continues to be an odd writing move.
A rushed ending too. Just not what we expect from this show.
I love me some vintage. Vintage cars, vintage clothes but apparently not some vintage Bones
It's absolutely true, this felt like season 2 all over again...problem is, the writers have been teasing us with Bones actually evolving into a person with an ounce of social understanding. Hell, she even made a Wil E Coyote reference. She then proceeded to act like a petulant genius child with zero comprehension of social dynamics. In season 2, this was hilarious. In season 7, it's played out shtick
I don't know if the writers are intentionally making Bones cringe worthy, but from the last couple episodes of last season to now, I'm finding her harder and harder to watch while my sympathy for the characters around her turns to apathy since their expectations of her should be near rock bottom. If it's intentional...kudos, you're doing a great job
Watching this episode was like taking a trip back to season 2 (only with B&B together). While I enjoyed the fluff of S7, it feels like Bones is returning to it's roots. And that is a very good thing. Also, loved the last scene, very in-character and masterfully done