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BONES: The Salt in the Wounds

March 20, 2009 by  

Why does FOX hate BONES? Am I being too sensitive? Are other shows being pre-empted for American Idol all the time, and I just don’t notice it? Either way, I’m annoyed. What happened to 11 new episodes in a row, hmmm? And do NOT even get me started on the Ausiello spoiling nonsense.

Deep breath in (Booth in the bathtub)

Deep breath out (Booth at the shooting range)

Deep breath in (“That’s a lot of heart, Bones”)

Deep breath out (“Everything happens eventually”)

Ah, okay…that’s a bit better. But before, I was literally typing and just about hyperventilating (typerventilating?) over all of it.

Talk about salt in an open wound (hey, see how I did that?)

The Case:
A high school girls’ volleyball team gets pregnant. How might that happen? Well, it’s up to Booth and Brennan to figure that one out. But it starts that one of the players is found dead. So B+B travel to the high school and interrogate. There were a lot of suspects, including “The KID”, and once again the body was gross but took a backseat to the relationships on the show.

The Squints:
Will you allow me some leeway in this section? I want to focus a lot on Angela, if you don’t mind. First though…

  • Cam: Cam always surprises me, I guess. Just when I could care less, they show her at the end, in a moment of mercy. And you just KNOW she does that every time she can, right? Respecting the remains? I liked that, very much.
  • Arastoo Vaziri: I didn’t know we were going to have new squints. Did you know that? This one was interesting enough, if kind of long winded, but he served his purpose. I liked his cool virtual skeleton. That was something Angela might do. And speaking of Angela….
  • Angela: Angela and Roxy: They’re over, it seems. I’m glad it wasn’t too ugly of a breakup.
  • Angela and Sweets: Haha, funny. But I liked Sweets in this one. I thought his ‘therapy’ was based in kindness toward Angela. He’s not just interested in results. He’s interested in the people around him, and helping them get results. So for Angela, that meant she told him some truths, and she confided in him. I liked that.
  • Angela and Hodgins: Well…thoughts from you? I always thought that when Angela broke up with Roxie, that she’d find she missed Hodgins as a friend. I thought she might feel guilty about that, but apparently she just felt turned on. But I’m wondering what you think about all of that.
  • Angela and Brennan: You all know I love the A and B friendship. And this episode didn’t change that one bit. Their “minor correction” discussion was awesome. What I found most interesting is that BOTH Angela and Brennan learned something about themselves and relationships by the conversation they had.

And my favorite line of the night came from their convo:

  • Angela: Have you ever noticed that a sunset looks more beautiful when you share it with somebody that you care about?
    Brennan: No, I haven’t. But I’ll pay better attention next time.

Booth and Brennan:
First of all, Booth and “The KID”…awesome. Good, pure Booth goodness. And Brennan watching from outside the Diner (!) was also special. I stand by what I said last week that B+B do better professionally when they are apart. But what I liked most in this episode was near the end, when they were talking at the bar. To me, Brennan needs someone who tells her she’s full of crap, but then listens anyways, and Booth is good for that. But what I really love is that Brennan is beginning to understand Booth and what he needs as well. Maybe she’s been studying him, maybe not (I’m going to go ahead and guess yes), but this whole season has been this narrow ride of her examining his actions. And I like that. I guess I can breathe after all.

Deep breath in (Jasper)

Deep breath out (Brainy Smurf)

Actually…those are kind of fun. Why don’t you help me breathe easier for the next two weeks by writing some inspiration in the comments. Doesn’t have to just be B+B. It can be anything you love about the show BONES.

Deep breath in ____________________

Deep breath out ___________________


12 Responses to “BONES: The Salt in the Wounds”

  1. Emily on March 20th, 2009 11:46 am

    I wasn’t sold on this episode. Maybe because there really was no bones. Maybe because I could care less about Angela and Roxie (I thought they already had broken up). The new squint – eh, I’d been getting used to the ones the rotated with, so the newness was a bit odd.

    And we have another break in episodes? Gah!

    Deep Breath In: Booth…. anywhere
    Deep Breath Out:….. The Booth and Bones friendship and how they really care about each other and there is always this underlying sexual tension and they are just too cute and so incredibly awesome for each other. (just as a note I said that really rushed, but didn’t want to type it as one long word).

    I’ve been rewatching Season One, and man there are some amazing episodes in there. And then so far I’ve got one commentary between Emily and David, and god, I just love those two.

  2. Tanya on March 20th, 2009 1:02 pm

    I agree that Fox hates Bones. Like Korbi said in her blog they might not even give us the finale they have been leading us to believe is going to happen. Grr… That makes me need to do your breathing exercise

    Deep Breath In: Booth shirtless
    Deep Breath Out: Hodgins shirtless last night. (Didn’t know he had it in him)

  3. P D Yerf on March 20th, 2009 3:46 pm

    may i please just say that I ADORE your recaps? They are incredibly entertaining. You are the reason i started getting into bones at all..well you and david boreanaz. And Hulu, I suppose 😉
    As a person who has seen relatively few episodes I feel unable to comment fully, other than I liked this episode and I really really hope that Angela takes Sweets’ advice, if only because it will be entertaining ^^

  4. BONES: The Salt in the Wounds on March 20th, 2009 4:33 pm

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  5. G on March 20th, 2009 5:39 pm

    Tanya, I saw that about the finale too. Evidently, Futon Critic is showing that the final two episodes will air on May 14th. Personally, I wouldn’t be shocked if they either scrap one of the pre-finale eps that hasn’t been filmed, or pushing one of them to next season, since they’ve spent so much time publicizing the finale already.

    As for the ep, I agree with SeeleyBaby that we’ve seen a lot of Brennan observing Booth’s actions this season – not so much as an investigator (where she tended to observe him in the first season), but just in general. Plus, I wonder if we’re seeing more of this since the hockey episode because of that whole “Do his eyes do that when he looks at everyone?” exchange with Perotta. I’d like to think that she’s finally starting to pick up on the way he feels about her.

    LOVED the end speech (really strong work from DB); I’m really surprised that the writers didn’t have Booth relate his own difficulties in seeing Parker to the kid, though. Don’t get me wrong – I’m glad they didn’t, because it really wouldn’t have really gotten the point across – but I’m surprised they didn’t have Booth try to show the kid just how it feels to know that your kid is out there and not get to see him as much as you’d like.

  6. Nicole on March 21st, 2009 10:00 pm

    I liked this episode, and I loved Angela and Sweets interacting out of the office. And Booth, of course. I had to download “Heartbeats” by Jose Gonzales too, because it was such a beautiful song (I love when shows alert me to great music!)

    Also, I LOVED that Sweets interrogated the valedictorian (can’t remember her name) because I love a good Freaks & Geeks reunion (she was Maureen – the pretty girl that befriended the geeks before she became popular). If they can find a way to work Adam Levine and Martin Starr into future episodes, I’m all for that too. 🙂

  7. Patty on March 22nd, 2009 12:17 pm

    I enjoyed this episode for 1) the ending with Booth 2) Angela breaking up with that chick and realizing she has no idea (still) what she wants 3) Angela and Sweets 4) Angela and Brennan.

    This was such a good Angela episode after almost too many with nothing. And getting to see Hodgins with out a shirt? Tanya, I agree, I didn’t know he had it in him. Very pleasant surprise.

    I will be pissed if we lose even ONE episode of Bones this season. As a person that has been trying to keep my friends up on when and where new episodes will air? This is just tedious. No wonder I watched the 1st two seasons on DVD.

  8. Becky on March 23rd, 2009 10:21 am

    I reallyliked this episode. i thoguht Booth with teh boy at the end was great. I loved that. I didn’t really like the Roxie thing (although I’ve never thought much of her) but I kind of didn’t understand. It seems like Angela was trying to move forward with her all along – not live in the moment. She had wanted Roxie to move in with her but Roxie didn’t want to cause she thought Angela was tyring to prove something or whatever. And then she wanted to get a dog or a cat. That’s a pretty big move for a couple. I just thought that a lot of Angela’s behavior with Roxie wasn’t consistent with her live in the moment attitude. But I’m glad they’re not together cause i love hodgins who loves angela who loves sex with hodgins.

    The president is addressing the country on Tuesday or Wed which is pushig back American Idol which is why Bones is being pushed back again. I agree with GMMR, I wish he would stop messing with prime time. Have a press conference during the day. Well, hopefully, the next time they start up there won’t be anymore interruptions.

  9. Smurfs on March 25th, 2009 11:26 pm

    This one felt very season two-ish, you know the glory days of Bones?

    After all the crazy spoilers and schedule changes, this episode almost completely restored my faith in the show.

    Seels, you’re right, they are at their professional best when they are doing their own thing. I was thrilled to see ‘Fierce Booth’ back in action. Passionate, serious and yet still understanding and full of compassion – is there a better male lead on a procedural right now? I don’t think so…

    I’m tickled to death that they are letting us see a more human side to Brennan – her understanding that Booth needed to talk to the boy alone and then watching him from across the street was special. I felt like I was seeing the wheels in her brain slowly start to turn – she’ll get there soon and that gives me hope even after all the craziness that has been thrown at us over the last 2 weeks.

  10. Smurfs on March 25th, 2009 11:29 pm

    Oh and

    Deep breath in (Booth’s perfectly tailored white shirts)

    Deep breath out (“You can be the Daddy-Mommy”)

  11. Fred is My Homegirl on April 1st, 2009 9:27 pm

    I have to say that Angela and Roxie’s breakup was even stranger than Angela and Hodgins’ breakup.

    Do I care?

    Not in the least.

    Yes, the remains are gross again! They must be going for the male 15-25 demographic or something.

    Other than that, I can’t remember too much of the episode, other than Booth at the diner. Brennan’s catching on to what being a human being is all about, I think. But, is it too little too late?

    I don’t know, and I’m not making very much sense, so I’m going to go…..

  12. CheeseCakeIsYuckyyyy on August 2nd, 2009 12:40 am

    I liked the Roxie/Angela fling, it was kind of new and it may have been done before but never in a romantic way, usually it’s portrayed in a gross sex-obsessed manner. Frankly, I think that Fox/HartHanson/Bones has screwed up basically every relationship on the show. E.g
    1) Angela/Hodgens – broke up because they ‘apparently’ didn’t trust one another. I mean seriously??? YOU LEARN TO TRUST ONE ANOTHER BY MAKING MISTAKES PEOPLES!!!!
    2) Angela/Roxie – broke up because Angela ‘lives in the moment’ and Roxie wants to ‘live for the future’. What kinda rubbish are they pullin’ now??? ANGELA ASKED ROXIE TO MOVE IN WITH HER WHICH IS FUTURISTIC!!!
    3) Brennan/Sully – broke up because she didn’t want to go travelling around on a yaught for a year. IF YOU REALLY LOVE/LIKE SOMEONE YOU’LL STAY NO MATTER WHAT!?!?!
    4) Brennan/Booth – they kissed, both have OBVIOUS feelings for one another, and are jealous of the others partners. FOX ONLY IS PROLONGING THEIR NON-RELATIONSHIP BECAUSE THEY WANT PEOPLE TO WATCH IT TO SEE IF THEY WILL GET TOGETHER! TRUE FANS WILL WATCH EVEN MORE IF BONES/BOOTH HOOKUP!!!!!
    5) Sweets/EX-gf – broke up because she was a ‘vibrant blue fish’ and ‘too old’ for him, and he was a ‘dull blue fish’ – WHO CARES IF YOUR A BLUE FISH?!?! IF U COMPARE YOURSELF TO A FISH YOU HAVE SOME SERIOUS ISSUES SO YOU SHOULD HAVE A SHRINK FOR A BF!!! & AGE DOESN’T MATTER WHEN YOU’RE OVER 18 AND IN LOVE – LOOK AT ROMEO & JULIET FOR GOODNESS’ SAKE!!!! (despite their being minors, this is the only example I could think of)
    Frankly, I think there has never been a flawless relationship on Bones, besides the Angela/Birambow marriage, which they stuffed up (yet again!).