It all started with "The Bond in the Boot." A James Bod type episode sounded exciting enough. Then a few clues led to the victim's identity seemingly being a modern-day James Bond. But then the logical conclusion was given.
In "The Tough Man in the Tender Chicken", several clues pointed the victim being a chicken. But then, again, a "logical" conclusion.
Finally, in last week's episode, a seeming leprechaun turns to be a wrestler with Dwarfism.
Why? One, it's too cheesy. The first time it was forgivable. The second time, a nuisance. The third time, downright annoying.
I've noticed that these plotlines were used when the writers wanted to progress Booth/Bones relationship. Fine. I, for one, am over their relationship and "love" and hence, I realize that these types of episodes have a giant drawback: They minimize on the other crucial aspect to Bones' success - the crime solving.
In these episodes, all the murders well, they were too easy, it seemed. Wrapped up too quick so that Booth could contemplate everything that wasn't wrong with him after the brain surgery.
I really love Bones, the show. I love Bones and Booth, but I love the WORKING together. They don't seem to be working as much as they should be. Please! Bring back the science and crime-stoppers. That's what made the sexual tension and romance between Bones and Booth great in the first place. Why ruin a good thing?