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SEASON FINALE REVIEW: Bones “The Change in the Game” S6 E24

When Hart Hanson says “A Change in the Game” he sure wasn’t kidding!!!! That was quite a whopper of a last scene…on many levels! Angela and Hodgins had their new born son (complete with Billy Gibbons’ Michael cap) and Brennan had some pretty big news for Booth…she’s pregnant and the baby is his. Wait, what??? Back up a minute. Did Brennan just say she was pregnant with Booth’s kid? When the hell did that happen and why didn’t we get to witness at least some very very very early parts of that? Believe me I’m not complaining but I would-be lying if I didn’t mention that I was slightly disappointed. Although I’m not surprised Emily’s real life pregnancy was written into the show.

I hope no one minds, but I’m not going to get into the case of the bowler that was killed. With everything going on, I could have cared less about the case, who was killed, and why. Sorry! I will say though that I may need to see more episodes where Booth sports a mullet and Brennan has 1980s South Philly hair. Freaking fantastic!!! The only thing that really mattered was how many times, during the case, Brennan made comments about having kids with Booth or the way other children were behaving.

Before getting into the Booth and Brennan stuff, let’s talk about the birth of Michael Staccato Vincent Hodgins. How cute was it that he has Angela’s dad’s name request and Vincent’s name all as part of his official name? I loved it. I also loved the labor and delivery. Leading up to all that Angela is helping Wendell and Hodgins with their case while at the same time, eating enough hot sauce to season 100,000 chicken wings, to try to help speed her labor along. It works because her water breaks at the lab. Hodgins, for once, is staying calm while Ang goes into labor. He calmly speaks to her while she screams at him to get the car and the flashback to a freaking out Hodgins resurfaces when he flips out again and scrambles to find his car keys. They get to the hospital and Ang is hilarious. One minute she’s yelling at Hodgins and the doctor while the next she is being sweet as pie to them. Hodgins didn’t take the name calling so well but the doctor just took it all in stride. She’s seen it all before. The best part is while she’s in labor, she’s on a web cam still helping Wendell and Cam with the case. I seriously would have hurled that computer across the room before I worked while being in labor (with no drugs to boot !!!!). Angela is a much stronger woman than me! But right before the baby is born, they say the sweetest things to each other, about loving the sound of each other’s voice and how the touch of her hand resonates throughout his body. It was so touching. Michael is born and his vision is checked immediately. The doctor turns around and tells them that their baby boy is just fine and his vision is perfect! “After what they did by killing Vincent Nigel Murray, that kid’s vision better be perfect” my husband says to me. He is still very bitter about the last episode! Who can blame him?

This all leads to the crew waiting to hear news about Ang and Michael, Brennan visiting Ang and giving her a stuffed bunny from her and Booth, and Brennan’s conversation with Booth. I think it was pretty obvious that Emily’s pregnancy was going to be written into the show. A few episodes ago she mentioned how she would be the only one in the lab without a child. She mentioned several times in this episode how she and “Buck” would never raise a child like that (meaning the annoying brat on the bowling team). When she went to see Ang, her first question was about how labor was. And finally walking with Booth, she was asking about having children. So it was coming. The question was, how would this be possible? We haven’t seen (on camera) Booth and Brennan getting together so how could she be pregnant with his kid? Could Hart Hanson be THAT cruel? The answer is yes. It’s safe to assume this happened the night of VNM’s death when Brennan cried in Booth’s arms in his bed. Now there was a conversation with her and Angela, the next day, about her being in bed with Booth. It was a very vague conversation and even though Ang was excited, I thought she was reading too much into it and the writers were also leading us to believe that as well and it would turn out to not be true. Well so much for that. Thinking back, it makes sense because why would Brennan make a point to tell Ang about that night if nothing happened. Well folks, it happened. The thing all of us B&B fans have been waiting for for 6 seasons FINALLY happened. We just didn’t get to see it or enjoy it.

How do you feel about that? I’m pissed. Like I said before, don’t get me wrong. I’m THRILLED they finally got together and the baby is his and not some random motorcycle doctor’s kid (Castle fans will understand that reference). But are you kidding me???? Booth and Brennan have sex for the first time and we don’t even get to see a kiss? Really? I feel cheated. I feel like I have been waiting all this time for B&B to unite and they did but we didn’t get to share it with them. I mean, we couldn’t even get a kiss or a HUG after she told him the news. Nothing! I don’t get it. I know some people will think I am splitting hairs and other people may think that nothing is ever good enough but I don’t care. I understand the real life pregnancy needed to be written in. I get that. I just wish it would have started with a kiss or date or sex and then it slowly build to this. I really feel cheated. At the same time, I really liked the season finale and like the fact that we are starting to move B&B in the right direction. I just hope Hanson doesn’t pull one of those “they’re having a baby together but they aren’t together as a couple and they will need to learn to co-parent separately.”. I will never watch Bones again if a stunt like that is pulled. We deserve and B&B deserve to be happy together in a real relationship. I hope tonight’s finale was the start of that moving forward.

What did you think Bones fans? Did you like the finale? Do you love or hate the pregnancy bomb? Are you happy or mad about the way B&B getting together was handled? I want to hear from you!! One thing I do know, I can’t wait for September!!!

 
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Posted by on May 19, 2011 in FOX, Recaps and Reviews

 

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REVIEW: Bones “The Sign in the Silence” S6 E21

There didn’t seem to be a lot of love for this episode of Bones and I’m not sure why.  I really enjoyed it on a many levels.  First, it was different because Bones was dealing with a living breathing person that she could connect with vs. just a victim and their bones.  Second, the dynamic between Bones and Vaziri and Sweets and Bones and their difference of opinion on Brennan.  And finally, Hodgins and Angela and her delivery scare.   Hodgins had me crying laughing.  He was so hysterical so let’s start with that one.

Hodgins and Angela

We all know these two have been through the ringer when it comes to this pregnancy.  But they have always handled whatever was thrown at them with class and dignity and while sometimes their emotions got the better of them, someone was always there to calm and comfort the other and get everyone back on the right track.  I have always loved their relationship and this pregnancy has solidified that view for me even more.  However, when Angela thought she was having contractions and needed to go to the hospital, instead of staying calm, Hodgins completely freaked out.    He started yelling and spazing so Angela, who was in labor, had to calm him.   She had to remind him to get the car and when he couldn’t find his keys, he started asking her where they are.   Priceless!!!!  It was so funny to see him come completely unglued like that.

They get to the hospital and it turns out it was false labor.  I love when couples always say they feel so stupid when it turns out to be false labor.   Why?  This is your first baby.   You have no idea how to tell the difference between real labor and fake labor.   You feel what you think is labor pains so you go to the hospital.   There is no reason to feel foolish!   But they joke about what a good and funny test run it was and that hopefully next time when it’s real, they will be slightly calmer and more prepared.  I loved it.  Although there is one comment I would like to make.   Why the hell was Angela driving?  When Hodgins went to get her out of the car, he got her out on the driver side.  The woman just had false labor pains and you’re making her drive herself?   That seemed odd to me.

Brennan and Vaziri

There was a point where Brennan and Vaziri were examining the bones of the victim who Amy/Samantha alleged to have killed.  Vaziri made a comment about Brennan being distant and this is now the second time in the episode that someone has made a comment about Brennan being cold.  Earlier at the diner, Sweets was giving Brennan a hard time about not wanting to find the real reason why Amy/Samantha may have killed a man twice her size.  She explains that her motive is very important to her because she wants to get behind the real reason for this crime.  She also thinks since the door of the victim’s apartment was busted through, there is no way someone of Amy/Samantha’s size and stature could have done it.   Therefore there could be something else going on.   “I’m not as cold as everyone thinks I am” she tells Sweets and he apologies to her.

Back to the scene with Vaziri, you could tell how upset Brennan is that this is now another person that has made a comment about her “chilliness.”  Vazini made a comment about Brennan becoming very attached to this case.  She asks him what he means by that and he explains that normally she insists on maintaining distance in a case.    She teaches him that it’s objectivity that allows them to analyze evidence without being clouded by personal judgement or wishes for how a case should turn out.  “I’m sorry if you think that means I don’t care.”  He tells her that he didn’t mean it like that and she tells him that’s exactly what he meant.    She finishes by saying that if she knew how to communicate how she felt she would, seeing as that it would make everyone else’s lives much easier.

Now I see both sides to this.  From Sweets and Vaziri’s side, their assumptions are very logical.  Brennan is not an outwardly warm person.  She is very clinical and direct in her logic and expression.  Therefore it’s easy to see how they can make the assumption that she is cold and unfeeling.  She has even on several occasions bragged about how scientific she can be in not allowing feelings to cloud her work.  She takes pride in it.  But on Brennan’s side, just because she treats her job as a science and keeps to being 100% objective, doesn’t mean she doesn’t care about the victims and the truth.  She is the best in the world because of how she is able to conduct herself.   But Sweets and Vaziri have known Brennan long enough to know better than to assume she is a cold, unfeeling person.  Especially Sweets.  With all the sessions he had with her and Booth, he knows better.  Vaziri I would give the benefit of the doubt a bit more because he doesn’t interact with Brennan as much as the others.   I think this was a classic case of miscommunication and assumptions gone wrong.   But the air has been cleared and hopefully everyone knows now that when Brennan acts the way she does in the case, it’s for the betterment of the victim so she can get to the truth.  That is her showing that she cares.

Amy/Samantha

This was a very sad case that thankfully ended on a very happy and touching note (which of course made me cry!)   Amy is a deaf-mute who was found covered and blood and wielding a knife.  At the Jeffersonian, there are having a terrible time getting her to cooperate so they could find out who she is and what happened.  Sweets at one point goes to Brennan to remind her what being a foster child is like and how you never trusted anyone and people made decision that hurt you because they were in a rush.  She agreed and decided to take a softer approach with Amy and it finally got her to cooperate.  Unfortunately, her x-rays showed years and years of physical abuse that started around age 3.   They were able to trace her parents, the Mike and Denise Sheffield, to a town in Pennsylvania and brought them down to the FBI office.  Once the judge approved Amy be moved to child protective services, her parents flipped out and left to get a lawyer.  Brennan realized that Amy had some sort of condition that at least one of her parents has to have.  She tested both and neither showed signs of the disease proving they aren’t her biological parents.  Booth and Sweets question the parents and while Denise is opening up, Mike keeps telling her to shut up.  She doesn’t so he loses his temper and hits her in the face.  Great guy!!!   Booth then loses it and punches the guy.

Later investigating shows Mike knew the victim.  When Amy ran away to DC, he called his friend to pick her up and hold her until he got there.  Amy was so afraid that she grabbed a knife off the man’s counter.    They struggled and fell down.  He went to hit her and she stabbed him to protect herself.  It was all self-defense on Amy’s part.   She then left and ended up in the alley where the cop found her at the beginning of the show.   When Mike showed up at his friend’s apartment and saw him lying in his blood, he just took off back to PA.  Again, nice guy!!!

So now the hunt is on to find Amy’s real parents.  They believe she was kidnapped around the age of 3.   They ask her if she can remember anything from that time.   Any sort of happy memory.  She says she remembers a favorite stuffed bunny she had and that was it.   Now here comes the part that I think has to be far-fetched.  There is a lot of stuff that happens on TV where I can find a logical explanation for how it could be real.   This next bit of forensic work, I can’t buy.  They decide to pull one of Amy’s wisdom teeth to see where she was from.  Apparently, the isotopes that developed in her jaw line, where her adult teeth were forming, can show particulates that will show where she grew up.  Yeah right!!!   I don’t believe that for a second but I am going to go with it because I like happy endings.   They trace her back to a town around L.A. and found a missing persons report that shows Amy’s picture with the bunny she talked about.  Turns out her real name is Samantha and they contact her parents immediately.

Outside the Jeffersonian, Booth and Brennan are there with Samantha and she looks so pretty.   She asks Brennan if she looks ok and if she thinks her parents will like her.   KLEENEX STAT!!!!!   Then the Winslows show up and they are so excited to see her.  They signed to her that they never gave up looking for her and pull out her bunny and ask if she remembers.  She does and she runs to hug her parents.   MORE KLEENEX NOW PLEASE!!!!!   What a great moment.   As B&B are walking away, Booth confides in Brennan that he was upset at himself for hitting Mike Sheffield.  She tells him that she understands why he did it but Booth says he has to be better.  Just because he was abused, doesn’t mean he can pop off like that.  He doesn’t ever want his son to see him like that and he expects better of himself.   Brennan tells him that Parker is very lucky to have a dad like him and Booth tells her, that he wants it to be more than just luck.

I thought it was a great episode and I really enjoyed it.    This is all building to next week’s season finale…..The Change in the Game.   What will that change be Bones fans??

 
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Posted by on May 10, 2011 in FOX, Quick Reviews/Recaps

 

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QUICK REVIEW: Grey’s Anatomy

While I mention in the titles that these are “quick reviews” you may notice that they are still quite long.   Keep in mind, I am pretty much recapping about 3-4 episodes in here (although this one is only 2) so there is still a lot to talk about.  I’m just not posting 3-4 different reviews so I can catch up.   But I am just going to hit the highlights here.

Derek and Meredith

The clinical trial is moving along but after an eye-opening conversation with Adele (and after seeing a post-it note on Chief Webber that dropped where it said “I am Richard.   Richard is my husband”) Meredith realizes Adele really needs help.  She sneaks in to see her test and sees that she is schedule to receive the placebo.  She checks the next patient’s chart (patient # 123) and sees they are scheduled for the active agent.   At that moment, she switches the results so she can give Adele the active agent and patient #123 the placebo.   WOW!!!!  I would never, ever think Meredith would do something like unless it was for Derek or Cristina.  And even then I wouldn’t be sure she would do it.   So this action really surprised me.   As fan, I love the fact that she did it for Adele and Richard.   But as someone who knows better, what she did was awful on so many levels.  She denied the real patient the active agent they deserved.   She lied and falsified results.   She compromised the integrity of the clinical trial and the hospital.   And she compromised her own integrity.   I can’t wait to see how Derek reacts to this news.    He will find out you know. I understand why she did it but it still never should have happened.  It’s exactly why she should have never been part of this trial.   She’s too close to the disease and the people involved.

On a happier note, as a result of Alex bringing African children to the US to give them medical assistance (more on that later), Derek falls in love a beautiful little girl and decides that they should adopt her.  Meredith’s first reaction is shock but after holding her and hugging her, she warms to the idea.   So they decide they are going to adopt.   One tiny problem though, they aren’t married….legally.  Unfortunately, a post-it wedding will not suffice in a court of law when you are trying to adopt a child.   Down to the JP they go and make it legal.  I have to say, I loved how the show intermingled MerDer’s wedding wtih Calzona’s wedding at the same time.   And I love how they are going to adopt this baby.   Love the story line!!!

Owen and Cristina

Not much on the Owen front other than he is being tasked to pick the next Chief Resident.  But Cristina has some issues with Teddy, her current mentor.    I haven’t been a big Cristina fan this season.  Actually, throughout the series, she’s been one of my least favorites from a personal standpoint but one of my most favorites from a complex character standpoint.  I really like how her trauma was handled this season but her attitude since has bugged me.   Cristina has always thought she was better than everyone else.   Cristina wants to learn how to be the best surgeon but she has no interest in learning how to be the best doctor.   What I mean by that is that she wants to learn all the newest techniques and procedures but when it comes to patient care or proper hierarchy in the hospital, she has no time.  I’ve always disliked that about her.   However, I don’t know how I feel about the situation with Teddy.  While she needs to be respectful to her attending, when it comes to life and death and you think you have a better way to do something but your attending is too proud to let you help, I have no problem with Cristina stepping in and saying let’s do this.  At first, she suggests something and Teddy says it’s too risky.   So she looks at Owen to back her up.  I would be pissed at Cristina too.  Don’t look at your husband for back up and disregard my opinion as the expert in this particular situation.  It would be one thing if she was seeking another attending’s opinion but she wasn’t.  She was looking for her husband, the attending, to back her up so she could get her way.  And that’s what pissed Teddy off and rightfully so.  But then when they get into surgery, Teddy’s procedure isn’t working so Cristina wants to try hers.  She even had Owen on her side in the OR since Teddy’s way wasn’t working.   Teddy kept saying no but eventually Chief Webber told her to back off and step away.  She does, Cristina takes over and her procedure works.  Later when she sees Teddy, Teddy tells her that she is off her service since she has nothing else to teach her.  Uh, ok.  I’m still not sure about that one yet but alright.  Owen tells Cristina that she needs to apologize to Teddy.   Maybe for the earlier portion but for the surgery, I don’t understand…I’m with Cristina on that one.   She sees Teddy in the elevator and apologizes but you can tell it isn’t sincere, she’s just saying it to get back into the OR.  Teddy doesn’t accept and tells her that it’s important it mean something.   Finally at Calzona’s wedding, Cristina goes up to Teddy and tells her what she really thinks.  That she is sorry about the fact that Teddy is threatened by her and her success.  Teddy tells her that she still doesn’t get it.   You know what Cristina, neither do I!   Maybe Teddy will it explain it to all of us at some point!   Then maybe it will make sense!

Callie and Arizona

Wow, is Callie’s mom a bitch or what?  I understand being true to your religious beliefs….but at the expense of your only daughter’s happiness?   That’s cold.  But let’s back up.   Callie is still recovering from her injuries and it is a slow and painful process.   She also has yet to see her daughter who is fighting for her life but getting stronger every day.  I have to say, I like how Grey’s did a FF, if you will, with the one episode, showing the steady progression of both Callie and Sophia.  Obviously they were both going to be in the hospital for a long time and Grey’s isn’t going to show that in real time.   So the way they did it worked very well.  And it was nice to see Arizona and Mark start to come together as friends and family after how things had been between them.  At one point, Callie was so frustrated by not being able to see her daughter that our favorite crew of residents rolled her bed down to the NICU so she could finally meet her Sophia.  It was such a sweet moment.  It also gave Callie, even more strength.

She and Sophia are eventually cleared to go home and while everyone is cheering for both of them, Callie is freaking out.  Sophia is in a car seat and Callie burst into tears saying cars aren’t safe and she doesn’t want her daughter in the car and screams at Mark to get her out of the car seat.  Bailey comes over and calms her down and tells her that she’s just taken the first step in becoming a mom.  There are so many dangers out there and she can protect her as best she can but she also needs to live and enjoy life with her.  It was a really terrific speech and it did calm Callie’s nerves to the point where she agreed to take Sophia home.

Now, it’s time for the big day…..the wedding!!!!!  Both Arizona and Callie’s parents are in town and everyone seems to be a having a great time and getting along.   But something seems off with Callie’s mom.  She is polite and social but just off.  Things start to fall apart though.   The major problem is the minister who would marry them couldn’t perform the service (I think his wife was in the hospital or something) and since he was the only minister who would perform the ceremony, they are screwed so Callie wants to call off the day.  Bailey to the rescue again!   She tells her that a wedding is about sharing your love and committing to your partner in front of all your friends, family, and God.  God doesn’t have to be in a church.  He’s everywhere.  So no matter where they profess their love to one another God will be there to support and witness it.  So the wedding is back on and Bailey will be the officient.   Love it!!!  However, we have a few more issues….mainly Callie’s slit ass of a mother.  Callie is trying on her veil which is very similar to the one her mother wore at her wedding and Callie’s mom could care less.   Finally she asks her what is going on.   Why all the nasty stares, indignance, and the fact that she refuses to hold or spend time with Sophia.   Callie’s mom finally admits that it’s because she can’t support a lesbian wedding or a baby out-of-wedlock.  What is this 1950?  Does she not realize that her daughter and granddaughter almost died????   She’s lucky they both survived!   Now, Callie has found someone who makes her incredibly happy, someone she wants to share her life with, and a beautiful and strong baby girl to add to their family.  I’m sorry, exactly what can’t she support?   Shouldn’t her daughter’s happiness trump anything else?  I would think so.  But she is so selfish and cruel and she can’t see beyond the wall of judgement that is blocking the view of her daughter’s happiness.  I’m glad she’s not there to ruin Callie and Arizona’s day.  But I think it’s also a shame that her father (who had his own issues but eventually came around) had to leave and not share this day with his little girl.   But we never should have worried!!!   Calzona gets hitched in a beautiful service and have an awesome reception.   When it comes time for the father daughter dance, Arizona goes to dance with her father and Mark dances with Callie.   But there is Callie’s dad to cut in and have his dance with his girl!!   Oh the tears!!!   So stick it Mama Torres!!!!!!

Everyone Else

The fight for chief resident is still going on with Alex taking a slight lead at this point by using a dying woman’s money (that she gave to him) to bring children over from Africa to be able to save their lives.  Alex is also the only one who knows what Meredith did during her clinical trial with switch the placebo for the active agent in Adele’s case.   So we’ll see how that plays out.

Teddy is still married and dating.  I find it horrible that she goes to her husband’s apartment to share her leftovers with him after every date she goes on.  It’s terrible and heartless!!!   Doesn’t she see how much he has fallen for her and this is probably killing him?  And how come your husband (the adorable Scott Foley) isn’t on your list of potential suitors?  Ugh.  Unfortunately, the shrink is back and he has received a crazy job offer in Germany (I think it was Germany) and he is planning on taking it.  As an added bonus, he made them offer Teddy the chief cardio-thorasic position as well.  So now she has a choice.  Does she stay with hubby or go to Germany?

 
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Posted by on May 10, 2011 in ABC, Quick Reviews/Recaps

 

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REVIEW: The Office “Goodbye, Michael” S7 E22

Season 2, Episode 10: “Christmas Party.”    That was the very first episode of The Office that I ever watched.  I remember my husband coming home from a business trip and he told me about this funny show he watched on the plane called The Office.  We decided to watch “Christmas Party” and while my husband found it hilarious, I remember thinking…”this is the dumbest and wackiest show I have ever seen.”  I didn’t know the characters or the premise or why the boss was such a jackass.  So my husband suggested we get Season 1 to put it in context.   We got the DVD and had a marathon Saturday.  I have been a fan ever since!!!

I must admit, I haven’t been as much of a fan during Seasons 6 & 7 because I think the show has lost a little something.  It hadn’t been as funny or engaging and I think at times, it was being off the wall just for the sake of being off the wall.   It also started to take Michael Scott’s character into more of a caricature than a character (which struck me as funny when Michael ripped up Kevin’s picture and told him to never be a caricature!)   But “Goodbye, Michael” reminded us why we fell in love with Michael Scott (and therefore Steve Carell) in the first place…underneath that insane and manic exterior lies a really good man with a huge heart who only ever wanted to love and be loved and have people accept him for who he is.

Steve Carell is one of the most underrated actors and comedians.  Michael Scott is arguably one of the most challenging roles to play and I think it’s very easy for a character like him to go off the rails quickly to being unlikable and unwatchable.   Even to the point that you can’t watch the show.  Michael Scott could have turned into one of the most hated and annoying characters of all time.  Now you’re probably thinking “but at one point or another, he was all of those things.”  And you would be right.  But the trick is to do it to the point that it actually enhances the show instead detracts from it and keeps you coming back to see what he will say and do next.  Most importantly, you need to show that character as someone deeper than the nut job you constantly see.   That is what Steve Carell was able to do so brilliantly.  He was able to deliver and unbelievably insane character at times with such heart and spirit that even though you wanted to crawl under a desk out of embarrassment for him at times, you also wanted to hug him for his always wanting to believe the best in people (except Toby.)  Carell let you see the damaged Michael and the broken Michael and also the Michael that genuinely cared for the people who worked for him.  The line between funny and quirky vs. annoying and bizarre is very slight with a character like this.  I think Carell was able to perfectly balance the two, which isn’t easy to do.

As for the episode itself, I thought it was perfect.  It was funny (Oscar and his doll and Michael’s reaction), it was touching (Erin, Jim, and Pam’s final good-byes with Michael), it had some great moments (Dwight reading Michael’s letter and Michael tearing up in the break room realizing he doesn’t want to leave), and it gave us long time viewers some flashes to the past (Michael wanting to use the bailer and Ping.)  I don’t think this episode could have been handled any better.  I was also happy that Will Ferrell was put on the back burner for this episode.  He certainly wasn’t forgotten about but he was put aside for the sake of the episode solely focusing on Michael.

Michael had a list.  There were people he needed to say good-bye to before he left for Colorado.  We learn he is saying all his good-byes today but he isn’t leaving until tomorrow.  I like how he went from person to person to give them a gift or have one last conversation with them.  I also like that everyone stayed true to character.  Kelly was annoyed by Michael, Stanley really had no time for him, etc.  Although for the sake of time, he had to say good-bye to Gabe, Creed, and Meredith together.  I must say, I was surprised he gave Toby a one-on-one good-bye.  But I also loved how as awful Michael has always been to him, he still offered to set his brother up to help him get acclimated to Boulder.  I choose to believe that while Michael wanted no part of hanging out with Toby’s brother, he was also very touched by the gesture.  As Michael says good-bye, he crosses those people off his list.  For me, there were a few good-byes that really stood out:

Oscar

I can’t remember the last time I laughed so hard watching The Office.  First when he pulled out the doll/scarecrow, it made me laugh for its sheer patheticness.  But the kicker was Michael’s reaction. The way he was laughing at the gift he gave Oscar, made me bust out laughing.  I am one of those people who when I see someone laughing really hard at something, I can’t help but laugh with them…even if it isn’t funny to me.  But this was a double dose of funny to me and hysterical watching someone crack up that much.   I watched it several more times and it got funnier every time.  That will be one of those You Tube clips (when I can find it, that will make me laugh whenever I need it!)

Erin

I’ve always loved Michael and Erin’s relationship.  I found it interesting that he always thought the things she said and did were slightly strange (has he ever listened to himself) and therefore felt the need to protect her to some degree.  He was like a big brother to her and their last moment was just like that.  He told her that she was beautiful and smart and that when she found true love, she would know it.  He also told her to call him anytime.  “Extension 417” she said.  When he thought she was serious she told him she was just kidding and he kissed her head and walked away.  It was so sweet.

Dwight

This really wasn’t a good-bye as much as it was Dwight finally getting what he always wanted from Michael…a best friend and acknowledgment.  While Michael was always so busy trying to be Jim’s best friend, Dwight was always trying to be Michael’s.  Dwight in many ways was Michael’s wing man.   The Goose to his Maverick.  But there were many times, he didn’t get that reassurance.  He also never got the attention and the breaks that Jim got.  Michael was always hard on Dwight where Jim was the golden boy…the probably the main reason Dwight always hated Jim so much.   But in this episode, Dwight finally got his confirmation of respect and friendship.  And Rainn Wilson played the scene perfectly.  When he paused during the part where it talked about all the things that made Dwight superlative, the change in his face brought me to tears.  It was so touching.  And then in typical The Office fashion, at the most emotional moment, the funny breaks out, because Michael asked Dwight to meet him for a private paintball battle.  Dwight was so excited and I found it hilarious that he had all the equipment needed already in the back of his car!!!  They had their fight and Michael, with a huge smile on his face, crosses Dwight off his list.

Pam

Michael has always loved Pam.  Not in a romantic way but in a “you’re the heart and soul of this office and I love you for it” way.   And in her own way, Pam loved Michael too.  I think it took her many years to come around to Michael, but she was one of the first people to really see a different side to him.  She was one of the first people, he let in.   So after a while, Pam was able to put the craziness in perspective because she knew who was underneath all that.  She always had his back and there were times she would support him when no one else would.  That didn’t go unnoticed by Michael which is another reason he was so crazy about her.  The only thing that was slightly disappointing was how predictable her good-bye was.  You knew she wasn’t going to be in the office when he left.  But as soon as his cab pulled out and her car pulled in, you knew she was going to chase him down in the airport.  There was no way in hell, Michael would leave without saying good-bye to Pam.   And even though I knew it was coming, it still made me burst into tears when I saw her run in with her shoes off and hug him good-bye.  The best part, there was no mic so we couldn’t hear what they said to each other.  I loved that.  I know there was some debate over the lack of mic for that exchange but I love it.  It was their own private moment that Pam tearfully relayed to us and she watched his plane take off.

Jim

This is the one that killed me the most.  Probably because I felt like I was watching John Krasinski and Steve Carell getting emotional over saying good-bye to each other vs. Jim Halpert and Michael Scott.  I felt that those two men’s emotions were very real in that scene.  This was probably my second favorite relationship on the series (behind Jim and Pam of course!!)  Jim always gave Michael a hard time and he knew exactly what buttons to push on Michael.  But he was never mean or malicious.  It was always in good fun.  As I said before, Michael always thought that he and Jim were best friends.  And in many ways, Jim was his best friend.  Jim knew how to talk to Michael when no one else could.  He knew how to calm him down when needed, fire him up when needed, and advise him when needed.  If there was one person Michael needed to go to for real advise, it would be Jim.  Even in their last scene he asked him, “am I doing the right thing.”  As usual Jim was there to guide him and give him strength…”Absolutely!”   Jim was always the most perceptive person in the room.  And on Michael’s last day, he was the only who could figure out that Michael was leaving at the end of this day and not the next day.  So he went in to see him and made sure that he told him what a great boss he turned out to be.  “The best boss I ever had.”   I just burst out crying and couldn’t stop.  If you could see me now, you would see it’s happening again.  They shook hands, wished each other well and Michael went down to grab his cab.

I also want to make one final comment about the break room scene.  Michael is eating lunch by himself when Jim, Pam, Kevin, and Oscar come in to have lunch.  Jim asks him to join them but he says he almost finished but thanks.  Pam starts talking about how she is going to town to price paper shredders and Kevin is glad because the last one stunk because it wouldn’t shred magazines.  Pam tells him they aren’t supposed to shred magazines and Kevin tells her that he knows that.   Michael watches the whole thing and he looks into the camera and we see him start to cry.  He goes into his office and loses it.  He doesn’t want to go because he won’t be able to find his favorite TV channels and he refuses to start improv at the bottom if his credits don’t transfer.  But we know why he really doesn’t want to go…the people.   He calls Holly to tell her he isn’t coming and that he can’t do this.  As soon as he hears her voice (her Yoda voice) he is reminded not only why he loves her so much, but why he is leaving in the first place….he wants to start his life with her.  As he finishes his call with her, back to being sure about his decision, she tells him she will see him later when she picks him up at the airport and that’s when we find out he is really leaving that day and not the next day.  It was a very touching scene and another testament to Carell and his ability to go from hysterical to sad to jovial to contentment.

I don’t know if The Office can make it without Michael Scott.  While I love Jim, Pam, Dwight, Andy, Phyllis, Oscar, Angela, and the rest of the cast, Michael Scott makes that show.  I’m sure Will Ferrell will do a fine job because he is a funny guy but DeAngelo is no Michael Scott and he is no Steve Carell.    It’s not fair to compare but it’s hard not to.  For many seasons, other than Jim and Pam, Michael is why I tuned into that show.  Michael’s chemistry and banter with the other characters is what I loved.   How can the show possibly go forward without him?   I guess we’ll have to see.

I want to thank Steve Carell for giving us almost 7 seasons of laughter and tears and for giving us one of the most memorial characters in TV history.  I don’t know how I will be able to The Office without you.  I wish you much luck in your future career and personal path…no matter where it takes you.  On a selfish, I really hope that someday soon, my TV will have you on it again.   Because nothing beats lying in bed and watching you entertain me every Thursday night!!!   (That’s what she said!)

 
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Posted by on May 2, 2011 in NBC, Recaps and Reviews

 

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NFL Draft is Messing with my TV Viewing!!!!

As you all know, I am a HUGE sports fan.  One of my favorite past times is getting together with my family on Saturday and Sunday of draft weekend and watch the NFL draft all weekend.  It was awesome.

Now, the stupid NFL made the first round of the draft on Thursday night, Rounds 2-3 are Friday night and Rounds 4-7 are Saturday.  It sucks!!!  Not to mention, I have some MAJOR TV to watch tonight….Bones, Michael Scott’s final episode of the Office, The Mentalist, Grey’s, Private Practice, Nikita, Community.  Come on NFL Draft you are killing me!!!

Plus I miss the all day Saturday of food, beer, football, beer, friends, and beer.  It’s just not the same.  But it is what it is and I can’t do anything about it.  I guess I should go grab a beer.

Go Eagles!!!!!

 
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Posted by on April 28, 2011 in Sports

 

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REVIEW: Bones “The Finder” S6 E19

This episode of Bones is to set the table for a potential new series coming out this fall called The Finder.   The Finder is based on a series of books from Richard Greener that features the character of Walter Sherman, aka: The Locator.   I usually don’t like when shows do this because it takes away an entire episode from one of my favorite shows which is exactly what happened here.  I didn’t feel like I was watching Bones last night.  I felt like I was watching a pilot for a new show that kind of had a connection to my Bones family.   So that bugs me because I need my Brennan and Booth fill and last night I didn’t have very much of it.  Although there were two scenes that sort of made up for it which I will get to later.

Now people keep calling this a spinoff.  Maybe I’m wrong but I don’t think introducing 3 characters on Bones for the first time which may result as the launching for this new show can be classified as a spinoff.  A spinoff to me is taking a relatively established character from an existing show and spinning them off into their own show.  Private Practice, Frasier, The Jeffersons, Maude, Mama’s Family, The Facts of Life, The Colby’s, Laverne and Shirley…..these are true spinoffs.  To me, putting Horatio Caine or Walter Sherman on a popular show to use it to showcase a pseudo pilot for the following season that may be similar in theme, doesn’t constitute a spinoff.   But tomato, tomahto.

Regardless of what you want to call it, I really enjoyed it.  I was pretty familiar with Saffron Burrows and Michael Clarke Duncan but I’m not as familiar with Geoff Stults.  However once he turned around in that chair and later on proceeded to take off his shirt revealing a lovely physique to admire, I realized I better get to know him and I would be happy to have him on my TV screen every week!   Besides the hotness that exuded from every pore in his body, I found his character to be funny and quirky (in a good way) yet very serious about his work and complex regarding his past.  I think there are many layers to him that will be revealed over time and I am willing to find out what they are.  On a surface level, it seems he had a tour in Iraq that may have left his brain-damaged to the point where he is incredibly paranoid.   But he doesn’t want to pursue addressing it because he feels his keen sense for his job as a Locator has something to do with it as well.  So if he fixes his paranoia, the thing that makes him an expert at his work will be lost as well.   Time will tell.   Ike and Leo (Burrows and Duncan) are his best friends and support team.  Both are equally interesting and bring their own level of humor and realism that are very relatable.  If this series were to get picked up for next year, I would certainly watch it.

I’ll be honest, the case this week wasn’t all that interesting since it had more to do with introducing these new characters and setting up the pilot for next season.   The short story is a maritime museum security is found murdered and the curator of the museum is the one who murdered him.   He also killed Sarah Walker’s CIA friend Carina from Chuck….over a treasure map.  I was waiting for Finn and Tess from Fool’s Gold to pop out and start helping with the search for the hidden treasure!   The funny part was, Walter said how it’s not his job to solve crimes, just to locate people or things he is hired to find.  Solving the crime was B&B’s responsibility.  But Walter ended up solving the crime anyway so it led to very little Cam, Angela, Hodgins, and Squint time.  Sweets was nowhere to be found.

As I mentioned above, there were 2 very awesome Bones moments.  The first one was when Walter returned Brennan’s 1st place Science Fair medal to her.  To prove how good Walter is at his job, Booth told Brennan to tell Walter what is the one thing she is missing.  She tells him that she lost her science fair medal and Walter tells her to say no more and that he will find it.  Brennan doesn’t believe this is even close to possible.  While working in her office, he shows up and hands her a box wrapped with a blue ribbon.  Inside the box is her science fair medal.  But that wasn’t even the best part.  Also in the box was the article from the local paper about her win and the article had a picture of her and her mom.  It was such a sweet moment that got her (and me) choked up. I loved it!   The second moment also had to do with the medal.  At the end of the show, when B&B are having their traditional drink at the Founding Fathers, they are talking about Walter and his abilities but Booth marvels at how Brennan’s abilities are due to her intense attention to detail and her many years of training.   He basically tells her how awesome she is while placing her medal around her neck.  It’s great.  I also loved how Booth got a little jealous when Walter started showing interest in Brennan.  But I always love seeing Booth’s jealous side.  I think Brennan does too!

So what did you think?  Did you like The Finder and if it gets picked up next year, will you watch it?

 
 

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QUICK REVIEW: The Mentalist “Red Queen” S3 E16

“When thy little heart doth wake
The the dreadful night shall break”
– William Blake

I know this episode was about 2 months ago but The Mentalist was one of those shows burning up my DVR until this weekend when we had a marathon and this was the first of the 5 episodes we watched.

Quick show of hands.   How many of you knew that as soon as Agent Bertram quoted that line from a poem, you knew it was going to William Blake before LaRoche pointed it out to Lisbon?   Yep…I thought so…lots of you.   Now this is not from the same poem that we are all familiar with “The Tiger” which was made famous during last year’s season finale.  This line is from a poem called “The Cradle Song.”   Now, do the title of these poems have any specific meaning or is it the lines of the poems?  Or is it simply that Red John and Agent Bertram both really like William Blake and nothing more?   I don’t know.   But let’s get into what really matters….is Agent Bertram Red John?    No.

I think the people behind The Mentalist want to keep us guessing and throughout the course of the series, are going to throw up constant red flags to make us think Red John is either this person or that person.   In my opinion, Agent Bertram is not Red John.   He is simply a man who likes William Blake and stated the quote out of pure coincidence.   He’s not significant enough to have any impact as being revealed as RJ and he is too significant to be a basic reveal.

I’m eventually going to do an all out Red John post.   Probably during the summer when the TV scene is much quieter.   But I have always thought and still do that the Red John reveal will not come until the end of the series.  Mostly because RJ will not be someone significant.   It will either be some guy we know nothing about and will be, arguably, a boring reveal or it will be Brett Partridge, the forensic tech that Jane doesn’t get along with.  Why Partridge will be disappointing is that at this point, it is a little too obvious that it might be him and everyone on the internet thinks it’s him.  But the main reason why I think the reveal will not happen until the end of the series is because I think RJ’s accomplice is going to be the bigger reveal.  The person who was his right hand man or woman the whole time and possibly even a worse killer or person than RJ.   And that person, I think, will be one of the CBI team members we have come to love and adore.   Someone who was under Jane’s nose the whole time.   I don’t think it will be Cho.  I think it’s going to be Rigsby, Van Pelt, or Lisbon.  My guess, right now, is Van Pelt.

 

 
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Posted by on April 11, 2011 in CBS, Quick Reviews/Recaps

 

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QUICK REVIEW: Grey’s Anatomy “Song Beneath the Song” S7 E18

I’m going to do a full review on this tomorrow or over the weekend.  But I wanted to share some quick thoughts on the episode.

Being a fan of Broadway, I LOVED Sara Ramirez from her Tony Award winning performance in Spamalot.  When I first heard about the “musical” episode of Grey’s, I’ll be honest, I rolled my eyes.  But then I remembered that Sara would be singing so it made it more tolerable.  I also knew that Chandra Wilson has an amazing voice so I figured this may not be too bad.

While I thought the performances were pretty impressive (including some surprisingly impressive performances by Kevin McKidd and Chyler Leigh) I don’t know if it fit the gravity of the episode.  In all honesty, I though it took away from some of the power of the scenes when all of a sudden a song broke out.  It seemed strange to me that Lexie would be singing to Slone while he is crying in the stairwell.  It’s one thing to incorporate the songs from Callie’s subconscious and if she thinks she is hearing people singing like Hunt and Bailey due to a brain injury.  But I think it’s another to have the doctors consciously singing in the OR, in her room while taking care of her, or while they are having sex.

I thought the one song that was perfectly placed as the 11 o’clock number (as they call it in the theater) was Callie singing Brandi Carlisle’s “The Story.”  Wow.  Did she belt it out of the park or what?  It moved me to tears (especially when she woke up and said “yes” to Arizona’s marriage proposal.)  The words behind the song were perfect and it was Callie pushing herself to wake up and survive for all the people in her life who need her.  It was awesome.   The rest of it though, I’m not so sure.  There were times I was so moved by what was happening and then a song would pop in that I wasn’t sure how it tied in exactly and then the moment was lost for me.   Maybe it would have worked better if it was a patient we either didn’t know and didn’t have as much of a personal interest in or maybe had a slight connection with (like Scott Foley) or possibly still used Callie but maybe had less songs and put the songs in more appropriate spots in the show to not take away from the emotional moments.  I don’t know.

I want to reflect on this a little further but that is my initial gut reaction.   Great performances from the entire cast.  I love the songs themselves, obviously.  And I really hope I can get Sara’s rendition of “The Story” on iTunes.  But for the impact it provided to an already emotionally charged episode, it missed the mark.  In fact, it actually detracted from it.  But maybe I’ll feel differently after a few days.   So check back because I may have changed my thoughts after letting it sink in a bit more and watching the episode again.

Here were some of my favorite song renditions:

Chasing Cars

Breathe

Wait

How to Save a Life

The Story

 
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Posted by on March 31, 2011 in ABC, Quick Reviews/Recaps

 

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REVIEW: Bones “The Blackout in the Blizzard” S6 E16

I’ll be honest, the case this week wasn’t that interesting to me so I am not going to touch on it.  Sorry!  But I want to talk about the 2 core relationships on the show: Angela and Hodgins and of course, Booth and Brennan.  So this was the much buzzed about episode with Booth and Brennan trapped in an elevator and a major conversation about their relationship takes place there.  I would say some interesting conversation happens there but I think a pivotal conversation happens later at Booth’s apartment.  But let’s get to Ang and Hodgins first.

I can’t even begin to tell you how many times I cried watching these two.  TJ Thyne and Michaela Conlin are so incredible.  People always talk about the chemistry between Emily Deschanel and David Boreanaz and make no mistake, those people aren’t wrong about that.  I am also one those people.  But no one every really talks about the chemistry between Conlin and Thyne.  It is wonderful.  They were so good, I felt guilty watching their scenes.  The reason why, is because I felt like I was intruding on a real couple’s private concern and pain.   Angela was very concerned about being a carrier for this genetic marker that could mean the baby could be blind.  Hodgins was just tested to find out if he was also a carrier (which is the only way the baby could be in danger of being blind.)  He spent most of the episode trying to reassure Angela that everything would be fine.  It was such a long shot (like 1 in a million) that he was going to be a carrier.  However, his buddy Wendell could see that he was also nervous.  Hodgins tried to blow it off and remind him he needs to be strong for Angela but Wendell could see right through it.  Finally Hodgins gets the call.  You don’t need to hear the conversation and you never need to hear him actually say it.  It is all over his face and in the tone of his voice that he is also a carrier.  He breaks down in tears in front of Wendell and is so worried to tell Angela for fear she is going to hate him.  I know I’ve been there when you hear news of something that is completely out of your control and you are so afraid to tell the person this also affects because you fear they will be disappointed in you.  I was crying right with him.  Wendell was being a really good friend by understanding Hodgins’ fear and sadness but also by respectfully telling him that Angela won’t be mad at him and that they will get through this.  As this is going on, Angela walks in with a smile on her face which quickly disappears when she sees Hodgins face.  Wendell excuses himself and we see Hodgins telling Angela through the glass window and she lovingly grabs his face and hugs him as he tearfully tells her that he’s a carrier.  It was such a touching moment and was crying like a baby!!   Towards the end of the episode, after the case was solved and they were heading home, Ang and Hodgins had another beautiful scene.  Hodgins started talking about how Ang would need to learn sculpting because if the baby can’t paint, he/she could sculpt and still have Angela’s artistic influence.  And he wants to take up piano so he can teach the baby piano together.  I loved how he was taking this situation and looking for all the positives.  Angela did remind him that there is still a chance the baby will be just fine and no matter what happens, they can handle anything because they have each other.  Another water works moment for yours truly!  Since the writers are farting around with Booth and Brennan, it’s nice to see such a strong, solid couple we can always rely on.   And speaking of Booth and Brennan….

What did you think of Booth and Brennan during this episode?  I love them.  I have always loved them and I will always love them.  I was cracking up with the elevator scene.  First and foremost, being from Philadelphia (where David Boreanaz grew up) and being an Eagles fan, I can COMPLETELY appreciate Booth wanting those Vet Stadium seats (I actually have 2 seats myself!)  There was some great interacting between B&B and Sweets with Sweets trying to get them to talk about their feelings towards each other.  It got a little ugly when he brought up Hannah but he and Booth were fine by the end of the episode.

What I was waiting for was this BIG conversation B&B were going to have about their relationship in the elevator that was teased to us but it never happened.  Unless you count Brennan bringing up the idea of them sleeping together..you know considering their stamina it would be quite satisfying!   Ha!!  That was fantastic.  But other than that, nothing of significance was discussed and it was the same old, “we’re not a couple” and “we don’t need to talk about this right now” and blah blah blah.  I was pissed.  I thought I was going to tweet Hart Hanson about how I have had enough of all of this teasing of B&B getting together and it never happening.  Because he would listen to me.  I’m sure of it.  But then the scene in Booth’s apartment happened.  And I’m torn on how I feel about it.

In Booth’s apartment, Booth admitted that what happened between him and Hannah really threw him for a loop.  Therefore, he is not ready to go down a serious path just yet.  His heart and head need some time to recoup.  On the flip side, Brennan admits that when he first asked her to get together, she was impervious to those types of advances.  But she also admitted that she could see a time where she isn’t so impervious and would consider opening up to the idea of a relationship with Booth.  So what they decided to do was write down a date and burn it for good luck.  Supposedly that will be the date they are ready to get together.   The good news is that I think this is great progress.  Both parties for the first time, basically admitted that they would like to start a relationship together, just not right now.  That’s a HUGE step from them never admitting to wanting to be together and being just friends and colleagues and also him being ready but she isn’t and then she’s ready but he isn’t.  They are on the same page to want to try just not yet.  The bad news is that with this blind date that was written down and not shared means Hart Hanson and crew can drag this on for seasons to come.  Ugh!!!!!!  Also, I understand what Booth was trying to do, but I thought it was incredibly silly.  I would rather him have grabbed her hand, looked her in the eye and said “look, we aren’t in a position to do this right now.  But I am willing to wait.  Wait until you’re ready and wait until I’m ready to give this a chance.  What do you say?   Do you agree” as he extends his hand for a “seal the deal” handshake.  Brennan would then slap his hand away and say “this is how you seal a deal” and rip off her clothes, rip off his clothes, and have sex with him during the 3 week hiatus.  Really, would that have been too hard to direct?   Ha!!!  In all seriousness, can you imagine how all the B&B fans would be for 3 weeks if THAT happened?  I know I would be dancing in the streets.

While I think it’s great that B&B are moving closer and closer to a relationship together, I still feel like this isn’t happening any time soon.  This is also seems to be the type of story you get after a major fight in the writers rooms.  I have no inside knowledge of this and I am only guessing but I can just imagine writers are very split on what to do with B&B.  I can see some writers vehemently opposing their getting together until the end of the series.  And I can see some writers vehemently saying that they need to stop jerking the viewers around or they are going to stop watching the show.  This placates both parties.  B&B didn’t get together but they did give the fans hope that yes something will happen just not right now.  I have to admit that for a while, I really wasn’t sure that the writers were going to ever put them together.  Now I have confirmation that they will I just may have to wait until I turn 80.

How did you feel about this episode?  Were pleased with the “advancements” in B&B’s relationship?  Or are you just as frustrated as before?   And aren’t 100% convinced the Angela and Hodgins are going to be the best parents ever?   I want to hear from you!!!

 
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Posted by on March 27, 2011 in FOX, Recaps and Reviews

 

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QUICK REVIEW: Bones “The Killer in the Crosshairs” S6 E15

I have finally caught up to Season 6!!!!   God Bless iTunes for having all the current episode available for rent so we could catch up!!!  Bones is back after a 3 week layoff and I am so happy to be able to watch new episodes again.   Although, like my transition with Supernatural from DVD to real-time, I hate not being able to watch the next episode of Bones when I want to.  I’ll get over it.

Killer in the Crosshairs brought back Jacob Broadsky (played by Arnold Vosloo, who I will always think of as Imhotep) and Booth is on a mission to take him down.  Broadsky is continuing his mission to take out really bad criminals who have gotten away with their crimes and it sets up an interesting discussion about justice.  You have the 2 best snipers in the world.  One has a very concrete view of justice and another has his firm belief.  It’s easy to sit on the outside and say what Brennan said to Booth at the end of the episode….”Broadsky is bad.  You are good.”  But is Broadsky really bad?  The first victim (that we know of) was the Gravedigger.  And while I love me some Deirdre Lovejoy because that lady rocks, you have to admit that once the initial shock wore off of what you just witnessed, you were thrilled she was finally dead.  She got what she deserved for not only killing all her victims but for what she did to the members of our Bones family that we love so much…Hodgins, Brennan, and Booth.  I know I was.  Again after I stopped puking for 20 minutes after watching her head explode in front of me.   Seriously how did Sweets not lose his lunch?   Sorry, I digress.  In all seriousness, Broadsky is being hired to take out serious criminals who have either escaped prosecution altogether or more serious punishment.  Now before I start getting hate mail from all 2 of you, I understand the law.  You don’t take matters into your own hands and you let the justice system handle it.  That’s why we have the best justice system in the world.  It isn’t perfect but it’s the best there is.  I have always been less harsh of vigilantes because I can understand (to a point) why they would want to kill the person that killed one of their loved ones.  Have you ever read the book “A Time to Kill?”  If not, have you seen the movie with Matthew McConaughey, Samuel L Jackson, Ashley Judd, and Sandra Bullock?  If ever a man was justified for what he did, that was it.  But here’s the difference, Broadsky isn’t a victim seeking justice.  He’s a paid assassin by the victims seeking their justice.  So is it ok?  If you ask Booth, it’s very clear…it isn’t ok.  Broadsky is a murderer and he will bring him down in whatever way he has to.  There is no gray area with Booth and no discussion.  What Broadsky is doing is wrong and he should pay the price for it.

I really like the way this made Booth look at himself and second guess who he is.   In his love life, Booth has always been wishy-washy and constantly rethinks his decisions and wonders if he made the right call.  But when it comes to his professional life, Booth has always been firm, confident, and incredibly decisive on what needs to get done to make his cases successful.  So it’s fascinating to see him second guess himself and ask the question of “am I just like him?”  Of course when Brennan tells him, in her charming straight forward way, that he and Broadsky are incredibly similar, it really strikes a cord with him.  Is he as bad as Broadsky?  Is he no different?   Of course we all know the answer to that and eventually, with the help of Sweets (great scene with them by the way), Booth realizes the difference between them.  Now if only he can get Brennan to see that too.  Oh please, of course she sees it.  And over their traditional celebratory drink, Brennan confirms that she also sees the difference.   Broadsky and Booth are different in the most important way…their souls.  No you did not just jump to a Supernatural recap.  What I mean by that is, deep down in Booth’s soul, he is a genuinely good person.  He will always make the best decision for the good of the people he protects, the citizens of this country, for his family, for his friends, and for the love of his life, Brennan.   And he does it without thinking about it.  It is second nature for Booth to make the right decision.  Broadsky knows what he is doing is ultimately wrong, however good the intension behind it may be.  And he is choosing to do it anyway even though he knows it’s wrong.  Booth would never do that.  Bingo…difference established!

Next week is the big elevator episode!!  For those of you who are spoiler free you may not have heard about the elevator episode.  I won’t be spoiling anything here by saying this so fear not, but this episode finds Booth and Bones stuck in an elevator during a blizzard and allegedly their relationship moves in a closer direction.   Apparently some big stuff happens in the elevator.  About frickin’ time right!!!

 
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Posted by on March 12, 2011 in FOX, Recaps and Reviews

 

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