Season 8 Episode 15

The Shot in the Dark

Aired Tuesday 9:00 PM Feb 11, 2013 on FOX

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  • Authors cave in to religious nonsense.

    Totally debasing the rational construction of the main character, the authors have Bones die (repeatedly!) and have a series of conversations with her dead mother. Although a few weak likes in defence of rationality are spoken by Bones, she soon capitulates to the "near-death" nonsense storyline and, in the end, she comes back with proof that the afterlife exists (the "first gift was stolen" line, and her fathers reaction). What a pity the writers could not leave the religious stuff to Booth, but resorted that old artifact, the deadbed conversion, to destroy Bones' rational view of the universe. The episode would have worked just fine with Booth being the one shot and having the "near-death experience".. What a shame the authors decided it was Bones who had to see the light!!