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'Bones' recap: Brennan's Ghost

Is  Bones  a fundamentally tragic show? It doesn't usually feel that way, right? The soundtrack is bouncy. All the main characters -- even the one-scene suspects -- are prone to wry one-liners and witheringly-hilarious exit lines. Everyone enjoys their work. Heck, you could argue that  Bones  is a portrait of an ideal work family. (Like a lot of other TV workplaces, the Jeffersonian feels sort of like an internet start-up: limitless budget, attractive co-workers, no clear profit margin.) However, you could just as easily argue that Bones  is an unfolding character study of the tragedy of genius. For instance: Last night's episode began with the most quietly moving moments of the season. We saw Brennan preparing a meal in her apartment, methodically setting the table. She was welcoming dinner guests – the happily preggo-fied Family Hodgins on one side, and Booth and his beloved girlfriend, Girlfriend Girl, on the other. We could sense Brennan's particular uneasiness -- it's always strange being the one single person in a room, even if you have the unique party trick of narrating precisely how your chicken was executed. The whole scene was incisive, funny, and uncomfortable. It ended with the gang receiving a phone call, and unfortunately, Girlfriend Girl had the exit line: "Looks like  somebody  besides this  chicken  got  murdered !"  She's a journalist! To Read More  Click Here.

BONES “The Doctor in the Photo” Review

In this episode Bones has to solve her own murder. Okay, not exactly, but that’s how it starts to feel after a while. Everything about the victim adds up to someone who had a life just like her own – no husband or kids, worked long hours, brilliant doctor. She even had a man in her life, one that she worked with professionally and wanted more from her but she didn’t want to give. I gotta say that this was so not your typical episode of Bones – from the missing lightheartedness to no one understanding what was going on with Brennan and why she was suddenly doing things she didn’t normally do, to the ending where she poured out her heart to Booth and basically asked him to give up Hannah. The thing is, that wasn’t even the part that blew my mind. Bones making a decision like that – backed by pure logic – would make sense and I could see her having that conversation with him. The part that really got to me was the fact that she let her emotions lead her there and instead of coldly laying out facts as to why they might belong together (which I’d totally expect from her), she did it with her soul laid bare and when he said no (which of course I knew he would), she burst into tears. That’s not something we’ve seen from her very often and the very rawness of it made me cry right along with her. To Read More Click Here.