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BONES: The Passenger in the Oven

November 20, 2008 by  


Well, I didn’t think it was possible, but um, did we discover the one woman impervious to Booth’s charm? Hello? The plane seat was empty. Seeley Booth wants a massage seat…what’s the problem? In other news…

Ha ha.

This was by far my favorite episode this season. The case was fierce, the squints were snarky, Booth was a stud and Brennan was a squinty smartypants scientist! Who could ask for more?

The Case: A very interesting one. Brennan and Booth are en route to China so Dr. B. can examine some remains. But, first, there’s a little somethin’ somethin’ called a dead body in the oven of the plane! AGH! Booth is grossed to the max, Brennan is nonchalant. I liked the way the whole thing played out, and it was actually kind of intense at the end there. I was surprised and saddened by the murderer.

The Squints:
1. Honorary Member: Caroline Julian: She made me laugh in her way, and she took care of business. Well done.

2. SUPER Honorary Member: Hands down, Booth’s seat mate on the plane with the love of murder and Mary Poppins purse.

3. Cam: Ah, she was good, smart, fine, nothing special, but she’s still golden after last week. She’s the cat.

4. Sweets: Nice shorts. And, I’d say you look more like…….17.

5. Angela and Hodgins (see how I did that?) Hmmm…interesting. I liked their chats, and I’m interested in the fact that even when they are not together, they seem to still be swirling around each other. But, I’m going to hold off on further analysis until more results are in. But I want to know what you think! (No flames, please)

Booth and Brennan:
Was it me, or were B+B flirting with each other this entire episode? Like serious flirting? I mean, I liked it, but I was surprised by it, I guess. To me, this episode marks the first time this season Booth and Brennan were both totally confident and utilized in their professional roles. Of course, they weren’t in the lab or the interrogation room, but I thought there was a lot of symbiosis (word of the day!) between them. I love that Booth took care of business in the case. We haven’t seen that for awhile, and Brennan did her thing too, and very expertly, which I also love. I love when she goes MacGuyver and figures things out using random objects. I really do. But what do you all think about Brennan’s continual questioning of Booth re: why everyone thinks they are ‘together’ together? Did you notice the way Booth kept changing the subject? Hmmm…

Favorite line of the night: Right. What I want you to do is take off your glasses, shake out your hair, and say, ‘Mr. Booth, do you know what the penalty is for an overdue book?’

Uh, HELLO! Booth likes ‘em squinty!

— posted by Seeleybaby

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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10 Responses to “BONES: The Passenger in the Oven”

  1. Patty on November 20th, 2008 2:45 pm

    I loved the banter back and forth betwen the B’s. I think having them both out of their element put them both on even ground and the flirting just…mmmmmm! I loved the glasses thing and loved the Brennan never did figure it out.

    I don’t know if I am diggin’ the Angela story. Is she just hiding from her still very much love for Hodgen’s? I have nothing wrong with her being gay except that it seems to come from nowhere. There has never been anything hinted at in the past three seasons and now, Oh! Did we forget to mention Angela is bisexual? Sorry, she is and her broken heart over Hodgen’s has sent her back to a woman. I would trahter the writers figure out a way for both Angela and Hodgen’s to figure out a way back to each other.

    Sweet’s is sweet! Love the shorts!

  2. John on November 20th, 2008 2:47 pm

    I liked the episode, but I think they made Booth too squemish. He has seen worse than that corpse.

  3. maura on November 20th, 2008 3:07 pm

    I loved how alarmed Booth was about Brennan refering to the dig in China as going back to what she really loves. He was very hurt by the idea that she might not be happy in the partnership. And of course Brennan had no idea that would be hurtful. Sweets offering up some evening fun with his karaoke song of choice “Lime in the Coconut” was too funny.

  4. bubblewrap on November 20th, 2008 3:15 pm

    I loved this episode! It reminded me of a cross between The Woman in the Sand and the Girl with the Curl from season 2. It was fun to get a lighter episode after last week (though last weeks episode was just as great) This season has really picked up

  5. Becky on November 20th, 2008 4:48 pm

    Thank you for the recap. Awesome episode all around I would say. Loved the lady and her purse – she had a probe in there. Dr Brennan’ll need this. Loved it. And that she knew all of this from reading all of the books. She figured out the murder victim was a first class female passenger the first time Booth asked her for items. Also was it me or was it weird that no one seemd panicky about the FBI agent wanting random items. I’ve never flown anywhere so maybe it’s me but I would be jumping out of my skin if they cut on the lights for the (VERY HOT) FBI agent to ask for denture cream, baby powder, and a lighter. I would start thinking the plane was about to crash and the dude thought he was Macgyver.

    In others. Loved the Sweets Lime in the Coconut song (wish I could have heard his karaoke version – as it was I had the song stuck in my head from there on out). Also how smooth was he figuring out the bossman wanted to sleep with the girl and getting the dude to confess all.

    Also loved the glasses and library reference. And then that she took the glasses off, shook out her hair and then looked completely confused. I just like her.

    As for Angela & Hodgins. I don’t get it. Their angst is there which I get but then she asks the girl to move in with her which I don’t get. I mean I get that they used to date and now are dating again and ok. But the asking her to move in seemed to come out of left field to me especially when every time her & Hodgins are doing anything together you get all of these vibes. Was that the point? I really don’t understand.

    Sorry this was so long but the girl I work with forgot to watch it last night so I have had no one to talk to about all of this. 🙂

  6. Erin on November 20th, 2008 5:12 pm

    I think it’s interesting that Angela asked Roxie to move in with her right after that tense scene with Hodgins. I think that she’s 1) trying to validate her breakup with Hodgins by throwing herself into her relationship with Roxie and 2) trying to prove to herself that she is absolutely capable of being in a committed relationship with no easy outs.

    At least, that’s the best I can figure it. Hodgins is definitely still in love with Angela, and she definitely still has feelings for him, too. Personally, after this episode I made the declaration: “Angela Pearly Gates Montenegro, I have decided that Brennan has every right to not listen to a word you say until you come back to your senses and get back with Hodgins, at which point she can resume her duties as a good best friend.”

  7. Patty on November 20th, 2008 5:38 pm

    ^ I’m with Erin. Please don’t let Brennan be listening to Angela about anything right now!

  8. littlebit on November 21st, 2008 10:23 am

    the librarian reference was perfect. well done. brennan is so clueless sometimes, and part of me thinks that booth is totally unaware that he is so darn hot.

    loved the old lady with all the mystery solving supplies. funny.

  9. Fred is My Homegirl on November 25th, 2008 5:54 pm

    Hands down, my favorite episode this season. No contest. At all.

    I liken it to the character goodness and squinty magic of the second season, and that is saying a lot I think.

    I loved seeing the squints on a day off, especially Sweets: ‘that’s what you really look like?’ haha

    Angela and Hodgins….My personal opinion is that the Gravedigger needs to pay another visit to Hodgins, so that Angela can remember how precious love it. As in HER love for HIM, that I know she still has. She still has her suitcase packed by the door, only she’s using Roxie as the suitcase. She’s in love with Hodgins but afraid – okay, end of my personal delusion.

    The B&B stuff cannot even be described. Wonderful. Who loved Booth reading that kid his rights in the knick of time? Awesome job by Caroline – everyone.

    I assume the plane was going to be empty on the way back, since it’s a huge crime scene (except for that annoying kid and some crew).

    I wonder what they did to pass the time. How long of a flight is it? *Taps chin* What would I do if I had Booth alone in a plane with reclining, massaging seats? Hmm…. *Thinks hard*

    Team Rosalie out.

  10. James on March 18th, 2013 7:29 pm

    The only thing that annoys me about this episode. Bones is loaded, why the hell didn’t she just Upgrade Booths seat to first class! It annoys me, if it was me I would have done that as Bones is loaded!