BONES IS BACK.
(And I don't just mean "back on my SideReel schedule.)
FINALLY a case that is reminiscent of the old days - science-y, convoluted, and just plain WEIRD. The bones lost structural integrity and FOAMED. HOW COOL IS THAT?! I mean, they LIQUEFIED and LIT ON FIRE. They were SQUISHY!
...blabbering over just how incredibly awesome that was ASIDE, this was a solid Bones episode, the like of which we just haven't seen in awhile. Lab Assistant Mr. Nigel-Murray returned again and was, as per usual, fantastically nerdy comic relief. Angela actually did something. And Hodgins was once again King of the Lab (which was sad, because there was no Zack to contest the title, but exciting all the same). Also, alarms went off a million times and there were all sorts of excellent Squint moments spread across the entire episode.
On the other side of things, the Bones-and-Booth relationship continued to develop BUT without needing the excuse of a super-cheesy plot and/or sexy female FBI agent. They had their touching moment where Brennan admits Booth's talents and bows to his superiority in the realm of the interpersonal. And, even better, the innuendo was almost unstoppable throughout the episode. I feel like I got my $60 worth.
I suppose there was nothing EXTRAORDINARY about this episode, but it was just so CLASSIC. Satisfying, uplifting, hilarious, and gross - all the things an episode of Bones should be, and that's more than enough to put a smile on my face.
Kudos to director David Boreanaz!!!
(I hope he directs more episodes in the future!)