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BONES: The Hero in the Hold

February 7, 2009 by  

Well, I stand corrected. Booth loves Brennan. I know last time I said I thought maybe he was over her, but…I was wrong. Of course he didn’t tell her (what’s so hard about that?), but didn’t you just have the feeling at the beginning of the episode that it was going to be THE NIGHT!?!?

Stupid gravedigger.

The Case:
On a night where Brennan is going to be honored as a supreme scientist, Booth is captured by the gravedigger. If you remember from season two, this guy’s (or actually gal’s) modus operandi is to use a stun gun, then capture a person, force them into a closed space and then call in for a ransom. Except this time, the ransom was evidence, stolen by Hodgins. But what is the best course of action? Hand over the evidence and save Booth? Or try and both capture the Gravedigger AND save Booth? It’s Brennan’s conundrum.

The Squints:

  • Sweets: Sweets was fine this episode, although a little cold, it seemed. But he wasn’t over analyzing all of Brennan’s minute actions, so I was fine with that.
  • Cam: I thought Cam would be a little more worried about Booth. They’re close, and while she often is a controlling force on the team, I didn’t sense her urgency. That could have been a nice moment for her, but instead she just followed. Ah, oh well. It’s not her fault the writer’s give her NOTHING!

  • Hodgins: I’m not into vigilante justice, but I can also see how Hodgins HATES the GD. I’m not sure how he stole evidence, if he just walked into a room and took it, or what, but I have mixed feelings about that whole thing. What are your thoughts? And is everyone just going to get away with what they did? Will there be more punishment for their crimes? Just because the person who is in charge of an investigation is evil doesn’t mean that more crimes can be committed, right? Sigh…as you see, I am torn.
  • Angela: Angela, though…my girl. She’s back! She’s telling Brennan like it is, and forcing her to wake up to her own reality. And it wasn’t a romantic bunch of nonsense. Brennan loves Booth. She loves Booth. We all love Booth. I thought her moment with Brennan in the lab was also very telling, when Brennan asked her to just work. Angela did, but she also had her say, and I’m glad for that.
  • Jared: I actually loved his storyline in this episode. And maybe he is fired, and maybe he’s in real trouble, but he did the right thing, for Booth. That little moment where he interrogated the GD was exciting, and I also liked when Bren gave him the what for again. I just wish that just once, Brennan would be as fierce TO Booth as she is about him sometimes, you know? Thoughts from you?
  • Corporal Edward “Teddy” Parker: Once again, I am torn. I both loved and hated this whole device of Teddy. I love any time we can see deeper into the Tao of Booth, but I thought some of Teddy’s dialogue felt a little forced. I liked the stuff about Claire and the ‘telling someone you love them’ part, and I was glad Booth was able to release a little guilt through this experience.

Booth and Brennan:
I was disappointed in the ending. Listen to me…I feel like I’m dissing this whole episode. I actually liked it a lot; it had the nice dark tone of season one, and I didn’t want it to end. But what I really wanted to have happen was for Booth to get into the helicopter and tell Brennan he loves her. They didn’t have to make out or anything, but it could have just been a very honest moment. I loved, loved, loved the moment when Teddy asked Booth if he was ‘tight’ with his partner. I think I watched Booth’s face about 35 times. It’s like in that moment, he realized there was a possibility he’d never see her again.

And I loved that Brennan ‘gave in’ to the gravedigger and handed over the evidence to get Booth back. I believe that Brennan acted from her heart in this episode, which is a very big step for her, especially because she did it on her own. Booth wasn’t there, giving her advice. She made the decision to act in such a way that she would consider irrational.

And so they’ll just keep getting close, I guess. And I’ll keep watching. Which reminds me, did you see the spoilers in TV GUIDE? AH! Scroll down a little bit more to read it all.

BONES SPOILERS – Do NOT read this if you don’t want to be spoiled. Seriously. (highlight the area between “Spoiler Alert” to read)

Spoiler Alert

Hart Hanson tells TVGuide that Booth and Brennan will be in bed together, naked, in the season four finale. In fact, the magazine reports, “No dream sequence here. No undercover assignment. Not even alcohol.” But what Hart Hanson says at the end could be a little glitchy. “They’re actually in bed having sex…and they won’t be able to just walk away from what happened. It will have serious ramifications.”

I wonder if this will be the scene where Brennan tells Booth she wants him to be the father of her baby. I’m intrigued and excited, and pleased that it won’t be a dream or a drunken hook up or anything like that. Thoughts?

But perhaps even MORE exciting is the fact that HH tells us that Dr. Gordon Gordon Wyatt will be back in town to help out our man, Seeley Booth. We’ll also meet Booth’s dad and grandpa, which will be interesting, I’m sure.

Spoiler Alert


8 Responses to “BONES: The Hero in the Hold”

  1. Emily on February 7th, 2009 10:42 am

    That spoiler makes me giddy. Just sayin.

    I had just rewatched the Gravedigger episode this past week, so this was a nice surprise, having the storyline tied up.

    I wish there had been some action on the B/B front, an I Love You, of course, but the hug was sweet.
    I thought the GD was rather anticlimatic in a weird way, but still not bad.

    There didn’t seem to be the same sense of urgency there was when Bones and Hodgins were kidnapped. That was the main fault for me.

  2. Poetic_line on February 7th, 2009 12:01 pm

    If Booth doesn’t love Brennan, I don’t think we will have a show or sexual tension either. So it is imperative that the writers move that relationship up a few notches just to keep us involved. I need more progression on the love relationship.

    And I did think it was great how Angela forced Brennan to really think about the fact that Brennan loves Booth and how Teddy brought up the issue that Booth needs to tell Brennan that he loves her too.

    I was looking forward to a much longer hugging scene and cutting that short was just wrong.

    Overall, I liked this episode very much.

    I hope in the future we get lots more love between Booth and Brennan. Sexual tension will only carry us so far. We need more.

    And I couldn’t see your spoiler for some reason but I already had read about it somewhere else.

  3. Kerry on February 7th, 2009 2:14 pm

    I thought the episode was okay, not great. While I liked the interaction amongst the characters, I thought the Gravedigger resolution was far too quick and didn’t really pay-off after such a long story arch.

    Also, the “Booth sees a vision/hallucination and it helps him solve a problem” hopefully won’t become a habit for the writers — there are plenty of shows that do that, and it doesn’t seem to quite fit here, especially two times already this season.

    Next episode looks fun, though, and the spoiler certainly seems to move the Booth/Brennan story line along.

  4. bubblewrap on February 7th, 2009 3:22 pm

    While I liked the episode I felt like there was too much going on for the amount of time given. The build up to who the Gravedigger was and the ending all felt a bit too rushed. I also felt like there wasn’t a lot of panic going on after the team found out Booth had been kidnapped. It kind of felt like “Oh Booth’s been kidnapped by the Gravedigger- I guess we should do something….” I don’t know it seemed really weird to me.

    I think I’m being a little overcritical only because I was looking forward to the episode so much and there was a two week wait. It will probably be one of those episodes I like more later on.

  5. Kimber on February 7th, 2009 4:54 pm

    This is the first episode of the season I’ve watched, and you’re right … it was very Season One-ish. Season Three left a very bad taste in my mouth, and I know fans were torn about the Zach storyline, B/B and whatnot – but to me, it just didn’t hold my interest any longer. When I read that this episode was going to solve The Gravedigger Mystery, I knew I had to watch (seeing as though “Aliens In A Spaceship” is my most favourite episode EVER). You know what? I really liked this episode. It had all the great elements of S1 and S2 … great teamwork, nice storyline, and the characters even seemed more “on”. Plus, I’ll be honest and admit that I’ve hated Sweets since the start, so the fact that he was minimally involved (and told to “get out”) made me very happy.

    Being a huge Roswell fan back in the day, and also a Winnipeg girl, you’d think I would have watched Bones back when Brendan Fehr began his guest spots … but even that didn’t catch me. It took The Gravedigger to bring me back, and though I’m not sure I’ll watch again, I can say that this episode was really, really entertaining.

  6. NattAttack on February 8th, 2009 5:02 pm

    I agree with many of your points, especially the critical absence of a sense of urgency, not just on Cam’s part, but everybody! I felt that the sense of “OMG Booth might die” was not .. given enough weight? Not up to snuff with “Aliens in a Spaceship” at all, and that makes me sad. The spoiler, on the other hand, makes me go !!!! 🙂

  7. Becky on February 10th, 2009 10:12 am

    I really liked the episode. I felt kind of tense the whole time watching even though I knew it would work out fine. The thing that bothered me the most was, at the beginning, when Bones & Booth were on the phone & they were talking about their GPS systems. Booth’s watch was a GPS and blah blah blah. I thought that they would be able to trace the watch and then boom there would be Booth, but then that never came up at all. So, I wondered if it was something they were going to do to maybe narrow down an area but then didnt’. honestly, i kept waiting the whole time for “Let’s track Booth’s GPS watch.” anyway, i thought it was different with the sense of urgency. Of course, the first time around Brennan and Hodgins were trapped underground and they are like two of the main team. I still really liked the episode though.

    Thanks for the recap.

  8. tessahessa on February 11th, 2009 2:06 am

    I also liked this episode, but it did seem a bit disjointed to me, too. I agree with Becky – the focus on the GPS, upon second watching (knowing it wouldn’t come up again) was just strange. The lack of focus on the clock and the dream-like Booth and the ghost thing made the sense of urgency evaporate entirely for me.

    Again, I liked the episode, but it felt like it should have been two episodes so more of the how-to-find-Booth and worried-about-Booth stuff could have been played out, in addition to the ghost/hallucination.