I thought last week was going to be the return to form for Bones, but it turns out I was wrong. (See what I did there? Except I'm not joking.)
"The But In The Joke" was the third of the four bonus episodes filmed during season 7 and had me asking "Can the real season 8 please stand up?" Tonight felt as out of place as the rest of this season has felt and as a series-long viewer, this is getting frustrating.
What has always set Bones apart from other crime-solving procedurals are the season-long story arcs, or partial-season arcs, that draw us to the characters. The case of the week is a backdrop for character development that's ongoing and not contained within one episode.
Because of the four standalone episodes to which we've been "treated" so far, we're not getting a whole lot of that development we've come to know and love from this show. Read More...