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BONES Recap: The Finger in the Nest

September 18, 2008 by  

Hey everybody! How are things? I feel like it’s been forever since we talked. I have to say I’m loving all the comments you are leaving on the BONES blogs. Makes me feel all warm inside. Did you like this episode? I liked it, but want to hear what you have to say. I will say this. I don’t love dogs. But I do hate dog fighting. I hate it. Even though it was portrayed in a negative light, I still didn’t love watching any of those parts. I’ll tell you what I did love. Hodgins. More on that later.

The Case:
Starts out when Parker (yay!) and Booth are playing football. Nice moments. Parker finds a human finger in a birds’ nest. He thinks it’s cool. Booth thinks he’s scarred for life. When the body previously attached to the finger is figured to be veterinarian Seth Elliott, the gang gets involved in figuring out how he could have been killed by a dog. Quite a few suspects, and once again, I was surprised by the outcome. And…for the second week in a row, Bren figured out the murderer before Booth.

The Squints:
LOVED the new guy. Sad he’s not going to be around (I assume). I think the J-team could use a ‘Dad’ like figure around (cough*Dr. Goodman* cough) to help them talk things through.

  • Cam: Meh, she was good, but, nothing new.
  • Angela: Kind of the same, and I totally got how she wanted to quit that job and move to somewhere glorious with her art. I get that. Her moment with Hodgins was sad and nice…which brings me too…
  • Hodgins: Stole the show. Hands down. Loved him. Love his hate and anger and broken heartedness (is that even a word?), and I loved his butting in to say the answer first on the phone. I especially loved his end session with Sweets….which brings me to…
  • Sweets: Hmmm…I like Sweets. I just feel that when he’s in his office, or even the FBI building, then he is in the zone. His work with and about Parker was great, and his conversation with Hodgins was terrific. But when he’s at the Jeff? He annoys me and everyone else there, too. Don’t know if it’s on purpose. Thoughts?

Booth and Brennan:
I love compassionate Brennan. She does have a big heart. This week she displayed it toward the dogs, and that was nice. Her end speech was great. People should take a lesson about seeing the good in others. I felt sorry for her that she opened her heart toward Ripley and planned to give him a home, only to have that taken out of her hands. My girl, Smurfs says that Ripley represents Zack. Thoughts? That explains why Booth felt so much compassion for her…which brings me to….I love Booth. I especially love casual dad Booth and kind, dog grave digging Booth. He is good. Not much more I can say but this….this blog was brought to you by his warm, reassuring, brown eyes…

David Boreanez, BONES

(and the pic was brought to you by my girl, Smurfs)

Fave line of the night: I’d say ‘King of the Lab’, but that just depresses me.” Holler, Hodgins, holler.

Seeleybaby is GMMR’s resident BONES expert. She’ll be following the show all season for us, and we couldn’t be more excited to have Booth and Brennan (ok especially Booth) well covered this year!

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15 Responses to “BONES Recap: The Finger in the Nest”

  1. Patty on September 18th, 2008 12:43 pm

    This epi made me cry (dammit!) and so did your recap! I loved Hodgins and Sweets and all the hate and Sweets little smile. Did I blink and miss it? What is up with Angela and Hodgins? Did they breakup? Because why? Color me old.

    Favorite line: Booth to Brennan “Do you drream about bananas alot?” I replayed it 5 times.

    I also enjoyed the little Parker story more than I thought. I think TV often uses children as a plot device to move a story forward as a crutch but I liked it. He thought the finger was cool and had a bully chick carrying him around like a pet monkey! Classic!

  2. John on September 18th, 2008 1:01 pm

    It was a good episode, but I am not a Sweets fan, especially when he is trying to drum up business.

    I hate dog fighting also, but why does everyone get more upset about a dog (or cat or some other animal) being harmed than they do by the murder of a person. The murder of the vet was more of an excuse to talk about animal cruelty than to deal with the murder of a human being (and animal lover).

  3. Emily on September 18th, 2008 1:28 pm

    Dog fighting is one of the worst things I can imagine. I hate that those dogs will never be allowed to live in a happy home and realize how loving people can be.

    The murder yes was bad. But, I think, maybe you sort of come desentized to it, especially when its on a tv show. I mean, every week, you know when you watch Bones, someone is going to die. Yes it will be heartbreaking 90% of the time. But, dog fighting, thankfully, is rare enough that its just ultra sensitive. And the dogs have no control over it. They were trained to do this. Most murderers were not trained to kill.
    That’s my two cents anyways.

    And, is it me, or did Parker get older really fast? Seems like last time we saw him, he was still so small, now he’s a real kid!

  4. Becky on September 18th, 2008 5:52 pm

    Thank you for the recap. I agree about hodgins. I love him. And I was upset last week that they completely ignored the break up and then this week we get the Angela & Hodgins break your heart moment. And then his opening up to Sweets. Just made me so sad. And brennan wanting to adopt the dog. As soon as they picked ripley out as the killer, I knew he would be put down cause that’s what they do, and then when she brought the dog collar and all. How sad. i wasn’t all that much for the old guy. And booth and his warm and reassuring brown eyes. love him.

  5. Fred is My Homegirl on September 19th, 2008 8:29 pm

    Hodgins! Loved him! And his hate! haha

    About Sweets: I think the reason some fans feel that he’s being forced down their throats is that he pops up in places he shouldn’t be. For example, in Outhouse – was it REALLY necessary for him to have a hazmat suit on? Couldn’t B/B just given him the report so he could come to those psychological conclusions of his? And in this episode, why was he even hanging around the Jeffersonian? For the sole purpose of bugging Hodgins? I mean, Hodgins isn’t even within Sweets’ ‘jurisdiction’. Sure, they’re a ‘team’, but how far does the FBI plan to go with this partnership? Will Sweets be hanging around Naomi in Paleontology next, asking how it feels knowing she slept with a man who killed someone? I’m sure the FBI would rather pay him to actually do things AROUND the Hoover building.

    I think if Sweets stuck to the FBI HQ (where we EXPECT to see him), he’d fare a lot better with more fans.

    That being said, I’d just like to say that Sweets can drop by my house anytime 😉

    And kudos to Smurfs for her most excellent freeze frame skills, and her dog=Zack observation. I agree, it had double meaning – Brennan said ‘master’ WAY too many times…

  6. Smurfs on September 20th, 2008 12:36 pm

    One thing no one has really mentioned about this episode that I found hysterical and sad was young Brennan staging her own death scenes – she was tainted long before her family ever left her…

    I totally love Hodgins and all of his hate. Sweets is hanging out for a reason and Hodgins’ hate is just the tip (IMHO).

  7. Seeleybaby on September 20th, 2008 1:07 pm

    HAHAHAHA!, Yes, smurfs, that part was funny. But here is something I didn’t like…why did Booth call her his ‘associate’? That rubbed me the wrong way.
    Patty…H+A broke up in the premiere. WHY? cause they are dumb.
    Good point, John. Something to think about, for sure. I think Emily also had a good response to that. And hey, Becky. we both love Booth, so that’s good.

  8. MV on June 26th, 2009 5:51 pm

    About the Ripley representing Zack part… I completely agree. I wasn’t sure if I was jumping to conclusions or not, but the whole “He only did it to please his Master” speech was just heartbreaking.

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