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Saturday, April 10, 2010

Is it the end of the line for Bones and Booth?

    If you watched this week's special 100th episode of Fox's Bones, "The Parts in the Sum of the Whole", you might be thinking that you wasted five years investing in two characters who will never get together.  That might be a logical conclusion, based solely on the conversation between Temperance "Bones" Brennan (Emily Deschanel, whom I hope will one day be my sister-in-law. :)  Just kidding.  I know Zooey is married) and Seeley Booth (David Boreanaz).

     The good news, however, is that you would be wrong.  There was a very important clue for the sharp-eyed with good memories.  Just before the conversation took place, the camera planned over a quote: "Nothing happens unless first a dream."  ~ Carl Sandburg.  In last year's season finale, Booth dreamed that he and Brennan were married.  Could I be wrong about the meaning of that quote as used in this episode?  Sure.  But I'm not wrong about the producers talking to Entertainment Weekly and revealing that they aren't done with the pair.

     That aside, it was a fantastic episode.  Getting the revealing parts of their first case together gave their relationship a whole new understanding, for the viewer, as well as for poor Sweets (John Francis Daley).  It was wonderful to see Zach (Eric Millegan) back in the lab, and to see the team come together.  Loved the old hairstyles.  The only part that felt forced was the inclusion of Cam (Tamara Taylor).  Don't get me wrong.  I'm not longer a Cam hater.  Like most fans, I've come to accept her as a valued part of the team.  But she didn't need to be in the flashback, and it didn't feel genuine.  What would have been better would have been to see Bones's old boss from season one, Dr. Goodman (Jonathan Adams).  Where was he in this saga?  Not managing his employees?  At least mention him!

     Bones, the best crime show on television, owing to the development of a group of very interesting characters, has already been picked up for a sixth season.  Here's hoping they get another one hundred episodes!

     You can find Bones on Fox Thursdays at 9pm.

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