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About Last Night…BONES, GOSSIP GIRL, CASTLE and More

May 8, 2012 by  

Well, it was an eventful Monday night of television, wasn’t it?

Let’s talk about what went down…

I honestly don’t know who will win THE VOICE Tuesday night. Last year, I wanted Javier Colon to win and he obviously did, but this year, I’m conflicted. I really like two contestants, but honestly at this point, I could almost see arguments for three of the four contestants winning. I’m very curious to hear if you guys have any favorites leading into the finale…

While there were certainly some things that were head-scratching in last night’s episode of BONES (Brennan wanted to make a movie her entire life? Booth wanted to move to California? Heck, Booth thought about moving across the country from his son?!), I found myself utterly delighted by the hour. I loved getting to see the Fox lot get showcased like that (it’s honestly one of my favorite places in the city because of how beautiful the grounds are) and I got a kick out of hearing all the BONES workers get name-dropped. (I have to admit, I did a double-take every time the name of the murder victim, Hanson Stephens, was mentioned — especially all the nasty comments made about him. Good for BONES EPs Hart Hanson and Stephen Nathan for having a sense of humor about that and allowing their names to be used.)

Well, it certainly seems like GOSSIP GIRL is about to dive back into the Chuck and Blair relationship, does it? I’m very curious how the show will handle Lily being married to two men — especially since her marriage to Rufus is so rocky. And I’m officially bored with both Lola and Ivy, so I’d be fine with not seeing them again if/when the show returns next year.

I absolutely despise competitive eating, so Wilson trying to chow down that steak on HOUSE was super icky to me. But since that was the only major complaint I had for the hour, that’s not a bad thing. I’ll be sad if that’s the last we see of Chase, but since the show is ending anyway, I’d almost rather lose Chase now on his own terms, versus thinking he’ll be stuck working under House forever.

Nothing important happened on CASTLE last night, right? Seriously though, I am so excited to see where the show goes in season 5. Even if it can sometimes be frustrating when the Very Important issues get glossed over on the show, I get that they can’t be talking about their feelings at every turn. And I do appreciate when they have those epic conversations/fights, the words they say count. They get their issues out, they say what has been simmering and then they move on. I can’t tell you how much I appreciate the fact that things aren’t danced around in scenes like this.

Sadly, HART OF DIXIE and SMASH will have to wait. But I’ll be watching them in the next day or so…

What did you think of last night’s shows?

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7 Responses to “About Last Night…BONES, GOSSIP GIRL, CASTLE and More”

  1. Jenny on May 8th, 2012 3:16 pm

    To be honest, I liked all four contestants on the Voice last night, they all were good, though I think Jermaine should win. The only person I didn’t like was Xtina. She was so bitchy about anything to do with Tony Lucca, and that underhanded jab about Chris Mann being a “real man”?!?!?

  2. Marisa Roffman on May 8th, 2012 3:23 pm

    @Jenny: I don’t get what Christina is doing. If anything, she’s just going to hurt Chris with her petty comments. (And I say this as someone who LIKES Christina.)

  3. SueK on May 8th, 2012 3:24 pm


    I also thoroughly enjoyed this episode of Bones! There is no way it could be reviewed, or even watched, in terms of being a “case of the week” type. It was more a “fasten your seat belts, sit back and enjoy the ride”.

    Too bad it was “same old, same old” with Castle. Oh, wait, there was a “little something” new. Confess to not being an avid watcher, but I do check in on occasion and last night was one of them. There was some real passion going on between the two (Castle and Beckett) all through the episode that almost became frenzied at the end. Thought it was fitting considering the way the entire season has unfolded.

  4. E on May 8th, 2012 5:00 pm

    Loved Castle I fel the same about not dancing around issues. I hav really enjoyed their story last night was great,

    I think I would have liked Bones better if there had been a little more drama this season. This ep was just another fun one and I have missed the balance. Next week should be good,

    Castle was just so good.

  5. Kath (canakatydid) on May 8th, 2012 5:39 pm

    I am sad that you haven’t gotten a chance to visit Bluebell yet this week Marisa, it was a good episode and I might even dare to call it very “Schwartz-y” which is a very good thing indeed.

    I really did sob watching Castle last night and, strangely I suppose, the scenes with the most impact for me were not in the final 5 minutes. Nathan and his delivery of Castle’s impassioned speech to Beckett (which so nicely echoed her speech about “running around with the funniest kid in the class” from last season’s finale!) and then the graduation speech (nice way to include “always” in the dialogue!) were the ones that brought tears to my eyes. And I am so very worried about Ryan and Esposito! Great finale…bring on season 5 (please ABC!).

  6. Robin on May 8th, 2012 7:51 pm

    SueK, glad to see you! Missed you this season! I loved all the little jokes in the Bones episode, “Hart Stephens,” the movie counterparts, the “bug” guy and Hodgins interactions, and our Canadian friend, Cam’s Afro-vampire role, the picnic from hell, and then the kiss at the end, framed with the big heart! Just total fun!

    Now I’m anxious about where they will leave us next week… and all summer….

  7. Beckstle on May 9th, 2012 5:38 am

    Castle’s season’ have truly brought back the art of storytelling back into tv. It’s a slightly different way to have to watch a show because the major story elements are built piece by piece and don’t resolve in one or two episodes. Yet those the pieces always come together with the momentum to create these rich, honest, heartfelt moments that propell things majorally forward and everything that’s gone before clicks into place. Last night’s finale was definitely one of those episodes, deliverying a beautiful emotional end of season, and in 43 minutes, conveying more information and heart than some 2 hour movies. I am looking forward to seeing where the show takes us next!