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BONES: The Princess and the Pear

February 20, 2009 by  

Chivalry is not dead; it just hurt its back a little, that’s all.

Well, there are no more BONES episodes for three more weeks, so we’ve got to make this review count! I want some great comments from all over the world! I know you’re reading, so let me know what you think. And let us know where you’re watching from, too.

Anyways…I’ve got some questions for you. But first of all, before any rumors get started that David Boreanaz is backing out of the show, do not worry. He just took it easy on the acting bit to prepare for the episode he directed. And as a total side bonus, we got to see Booth in his boxers and find out that he thinks the furniture feels friendly.

The Quest:
A ‘booth babe’ from Imagicon is found dead by some RPG-ing kiddos. She’s the part-time owner of a most coveted Arthurian sword, the official Excalibur prop from le Morte d’Arthur, and there are many who would kill for such a treasure. And when there are a lot of suspects, I’m happy.

The Squints of the Round (Lab) Table:

  • Hodgins: If anyone can make the squint of the week thing work, it’s our favorite bug and slime guy, Dr. Jack Hodgins. I loved him in this episode (when do I not love him? He’s underrated…tell me your favorite Hodgins moment of all time). Loved his interactions with Perotta, and Mr. Fisher and ANGELA!
  • Mr. Fisher: So, is he fired for sleeping with the suspect…or…not? I found his scenes with Brennan awkward, but his verbal duel with Hodgins to determine who’d suffered the blackest heartbreak was inspired.
  • Cam: Blah, meh…whatever…What kills me is that they got rid of Dr. Goodman because there wasn’t room for his character to grow (and to bring Cam in, IMO), but they’ve not done much.
  • Angela: I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the friendship between Angela and Brennan. It’s one of the best in television (hey! Tell me your favorite Angela and Brennan moment, too!), so I especially loved Angela’s reaction to Brennan’s reaction to Agent P.
  • Sweets: Dr. Lance “ripped under these schoolboy duds” Sweets was in the house tonight, yeah? He can stop crushing on Brennan, and glad she nipped the whole ‘can I call you Bones’ thing right in the bud, but I liked his work in the interrogation room, and his conversation with Brennan in the car.

Okay…the squints group is closed, and now I want to talk about Agent Perotta. But she is not a squint. And she never will be. And I don’t mean that as a compliment. But she also doesn’t belong in the B+B group, so for now, she has her own little group.

Agent Perotta: I like her. I think she is funny and pretty and I think she’s a good match for Booth. But good is the enemy of great, so she’s just not good enough. I was kind of surprised that she still came over to Booth’s house after his sappy threat of protecting Brennan. Do you all think she was invited, or that she just stopped by? Has she been there before? I need to know these things.

Lady Brennan and Sir Seeley Booth (that just sounds right)
So Booth called her over to help him that morning. Did he call her again? Or did she just show up later to help him again? Do you think Brennan was embarrassed when Perotta showed up? Booth didn’t seem to be, but he was also on drugs. What are your thoughts? One of the best things about the show is its ‘analyze-a-bility”, so let me have it!

As for Favorite Line of the Night, there were just too many. Brennan not knowing ObiWan? Booth on drugs? Hodgins’ charred heart vs. the black hole that is Mr. Fischers? You’ll all have to help me on this one, too. What was your fave? And I KNOW there are some of you who have been reading, but not commenting. Drop me a line. Don’t be scared; we’re all BONES-loving friends here!


14 Responses to “BONES: The Princess and the Pear”

  1. Patty on February 20th, 2009 1:08 pm

    I loved Booth on drugs and thank God got the boxers because there was just not enough Booth for me in this episode!

    At least they stepped upt eh Sweets because I really enjoyed him in this episode. I felt like Brennan was off a little but maybe that was because of having to work with Agent P.

    Hodgens and Angela were both great, together and separate. Mr Fisher? Meh, whatever. I liked his darkness and interaction with Hodgens but I don’t love him. I liked Hodgen’s “I was scortched” line.

    Brennan kicking Black Knight ass was great. I would love to see he get to do more fighting even if it is only sparing with Booth (how great would that be??)

    Hmmmm, oh. I don’t think Brenna gets embarrased. Period. So no, Perotta dosn’t bother he except for the fact she is not Booth.

    Why oh why three weeks until a new episode????

  2. Gretchen on February 20th, 2009 1:57 pm

    This was my first time ever watching Bones and I think I’m hooked. Loved the Python-esque fight between the Black Knight and Brennan. (Whoops, almost called her Booth just then. Still getting my names straight.) Angela’s cool and Sweets was way funny. Frankly, I’m glad for the 3-week break so I can get caught up!

  3. John on February 20th, 2009 2:16 pm

    Thanks for letting us know why there was little Booth. I checked to see if he had directed this episode and he hadn’t, so I thought he may actually have hurt himself IRL and be laid up.

    I do think Brennan can get embarrassed, but I don’t think she was at the apartment because she is dim on social interactions and didn’t realize there was anything to be embarrassed about.

    I like Hodgins and thought he was good in this episode.

    Cam is only occasionally interesting in the series. They may have too many regulars, plus the required suspects, to support her in a larger role.

    I don’t think Fisher was fired, but we doubt we will see him the next time either, while they continue to play musical assistants.

    Sweets has grown on me. As long as he isn’t forcing his psychological perspectives on the regulars personal lives I like him around. When he decides it is his mission in life to run their lives or tell them how they are screwing up or hiding their feelings, etc. I want him off the screen.

    Angela is okay. She acts as the human counter weight to Brennan. I don’t like it when the show decides to make her a computer expert or some other techie. She is an artist with skills in reconstructing faces of victims. If that, plus her personal relationships aren’t enough to give her much to do in a given episode, so be it.

    I don’t understand Brennan’s reaction to Agent Perotta. We have seen her work with others doing non-FBI work and have no problem. Agent Perotta isn’t replacing Booth for good. I am not sure whether we are supposed to assume Brennan’s reaction is based on her unconscious personal feelings for Booth or some sort of professional problem – either way it annoyed me.

  4. Misty Feagin on February 20th, 2009 2:21 pm

    Im 16 and watching from texas and I loved the “ripped under those schoolboys duds” line it made my night. And when can you not like Hodgins he is different in nothing but good ways.

  5. strunkette on February 20th, 2009 3:15 pm

    Love it…that is all 🙂

  6. Diana on February 20th, 2009 3:21 pm

    Booth on drugs….amazing.

    Favortie Hodgins moments: I always loved it when he and Zach were competing over King of the Lab. Hodgins was so cute with his big brotherly amusement over Zach’s quirks and social awkwardness…I miss their dynamic a lot.

    Favorite Angela/Brennan moments: I love when they talk about their personal lives and Angela gives Brennan good girl friend advice. I remember loving their gossip over Sully and why he wasn’t sleeping with Brennan yet. Angela totally humanizes Brennan and their friendship is so sweet.

  7. Erin on February 20th, 2009 5:03 pm

    This episode was way fun. Booth on drugs and Brennan with a sword– is there any way in which that is not awesome? No.

    I agree that Brennan wasn’t embarrassed when Perotta showed up, because she just tends to be oblivous about how things like that look to other people.

    I also really liked the return of Angela’s worry about Brennan, and that she addressed them to Hodgins. It felt very familia, and… nice.

    My favorite Angela-Brennan friendship episode has to be hands down “The Skull in the Desert.” Angela’s always there for Brennan, and I liked getting to see Brennan drop everything to be there for Angela. As for Hodgins, what comes to mind first is “The Man on the Fairway,” when he got put in charge of Lying to Goodman and put the frozen pig through the woodchipper with Zack.

  8. seeleybaby on February 20th, 2009 9:35 pm

    Oh, I am loving your comments!! Ezcellent insights into the epi and I love all the fave moments from the past too. Last night’s Buffy shoutout reminded me that I still haven’t done the ANGEL take 5, so hopefully I can get that done in the 3 week hiatus.

  9. Jenn on February 21st, 2009 12:14 am

    Any idea why Kynt and Vixyn from the Amazing Race were randomly at the Imagicon auction? They pop up in the most random of places.

    I really enjoyed when Booth was trying to remember the name of the sheriff smurf, basically Booth on drugs was good fun and his mention of fighting dragons made me think of Angel getting to fight his dragon (looking forward to the top 5… no Conner/Cordy stuff though that’s just icky).

    I know you didn’t ask for these, but my favourite Hodgins and Angela moments are when they’re on their first date on the swing set and after the rescue in aliens in a spaceship and Angela tell Hodgins that he can go home with her so that when he wakes up she’ll be there. They just make me smile when they’re onscreen together.

    I agree that Angela humanizes Brennan, but sometimes I wonder why she’s so unaware of social etiquette and interactions. If her parent didn’t disappear until she was in 9th grade, even if Brennan was somewhat withdrawn, they’ve played that her family was fairly “normal” so why wouldn’t she have learned at least the basic ways to relate to other humans in her 14-15 years of living with her family? I guess I just feel that the aspect of Brennan interacting or learning to interact with others is inconsistent on the show, sometimes she gets it and then in the next ep it’s like nothing ever happened… clearly I’m over-analyzing.

    Cam didn’t have much to do, but her expression when Mr. Fischer gave her the pear of anguish made me laugh out loud so I’m cool with that.

  10. Kathy on February 21st, 2009 5:41 pm

    This episode had two great Sweets moments:
    At the auction when the auctioneer referred to him as the guy with the red lips. I laughed so hard I had to rewind.
    Plus, now I’ve got to see him in a t-shirt to see how “ripped he is” under those schoolboy duds.

  11. Bonnie on February 22nd, 2009 9:41 am

    I always enjoy the Bones recaps – thanks! I don’t understand the ambivalence towards Cam though. I think she’s a great supporting character. Her facial expressions as the “straight man” are the best. I’m glad they aren’t developing her much past supporting character status. I never really bought her and Booth together so I’m glad they’re past that.

    I think Sweets and Angela are just awesome. Two of the best supporting characters on t.v. today. I remember Alan from the NJ newspaper (and his blog What’s Alan Watching) saying that Angela really needed her own show. Couldn’t agree more.

    I have a question about Bones as I’ve only been watching for about a year and haven’t seen all the old episodes (but thank you TNT!). I get the Zack didn’t really do it – but no one but Sweets knows this. Huh? Did I miss that? He didn’t kill the person last year? Where is he? Why can’t the others know?


  12. angiep213 on February 22nd, 2009 10:40 am

    Little late to the game on this one this week….

    Thought it was a solid episode this week, even though it was Booth-light. David B is directing the next show , does that mean a limited role two eps in a row? Let’s hope not, but like you said SB, if that is the case at least we get to see him in his boxers. Never a bad thing.

    My favorite moment of the ep was not the line about Sweets being ripped under his duds, but his PERFECT non-flinching reaction to it. I go back and forth on my love for Sweets, but thought he was used well in this one. Like John said above, as long he’s not meddling TOO much into their personal lives, I enjoy him. Also loved the ‘where did he get a costume on such short notice? My guess, his closet.’

    Cam… I could take or leave. I get that she’s the “straight man” but sometimes it comes off as bitchy. She’s fine in (very) small fragments, but featured too much in a ep and I’m not a fan.

    Booth hopped on pain meds was cute. Booth and Bones are always so in control of who they are (with exceptions of course) that it’s refreshing to see either of them a little more…loose.

  13. Kimber on February 22nd, 2009 3:49 pm

    Booth on drugs is awesome!! It reminded me of Booth on drugs from The Man in the Fallout Shelter … great episode. This was the second episode I have watched of the season (I know, I know…) and it was actually pretty entertaining. I loved the interaction between Hodgins and Angela, too! I was … wait, make that AM a big fan of their relationship, and part of my reason for not watching this season has been their break up. But I think things seem past that awkward stage now, and they are back to being flirty and adorable. And the Brennan/Angela friendship has always been one of my favourite aspects of this show, so I was happy to see it back. My favourite Brennan/Angela moments of the past are probably their interactions in The Skull in the Desert, and Angela asking Brennan to be her bridesmaid, back in Season Two.

    And Hodgins! Oh, Dr. Hodgins. He’s by far my favourite character (as TJ is my favourite actor. How can you not love those big blues??). There are way too many awesome Hodgins scenes for me to pick my favourite, but any time he totally geeks out about a bug, or a type of slime, I get all gooey and love him even more.

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