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Friday, October 15, 2010

Bones 6.4 Sans Hannah

Well, Bones 6.4 was at least sans Hannah for this episode - I don't think Booth or Bones even mentioned her - which should be seen as a step in the right direction, or at least a brief respite, by Booth and Bones devotees, which I includes me, though I don't mind Hannah too much at all (or, at least, not as much as does my wife).

And there were two other enjoyable characters on the show.   One, the Science Dude - Bones' Bill Nye the Science Guy - wants Bones on his show.  She has no interest, but agrees that if he helps her on the case at hand, if he makes a contribution, she'll go on the show.  Hodgins (a fan since college), Cam, and just about everyone is delighted to have the Dude on hand.   He's a good addition to the rotating assistants, though it's not clear if and when he'll be back.

The other enjoyable character turns out to be the bad guy - in this case, the bad hot chick who killed the bones that Bones and team are investigating.  She's a bounty hunter, determined not to let anything get in her way.  She's fast, but not fast enough to outrun Bones and Booth and the science team.

Sweets also does well for himself tonight, standing up for himself and psychology against Bones' stronger than usual skepticism.   But in the end, Bones puts on a bones suit - that is, a skeleton outfit - shows up on the Science Dude's show and makes everyone in the studio audience, including Booth, Angela, Hodgins, Cam, and the audience at home happy.  Not only the audience at home for the Science Dude's show, but the audience at home for Bones.

But there are storm clouds on the horizon.  Bones won't be back until November.  And here in the New York area, greedy Cablevision and greedy Fox are in another infuriating contract dispute which might take Fox off the television set for who knows how long (given the declining viewership across broadcast and cable television in favor of watching TV on the web, the Cablevision-Fox dispute is like two myopic passengers arguing over a deck chair on the Titanic).

And there was something in the aggregate coming attractions about Hannah.  I'll be back here in November to give you my views.

See also Bones 6.1: The Linchpin ... Bones 6.2: Hannah and her Prospects ... Bones 6.3 at the Jersey Shore, Yo, and Plymouth Rock

And see also Bones: Hilarity and Crime and Bones is Back For Season 5: What Is Love? and 5.2: Anonymous Donors and Pipes and 5.3: Bones in Amish Country and 5.4: Bones Meets Peyton Place and Desperate Housewives and Ancient Bones 5.5 and Bones 5.6: A Chicken in Every Viewer's Pot and Psychological Bones 5.7 and Bones 5.8: Booth's "Pops" and Bones 5.9 Meets Avatar and Videogamers ... Bad Santa, Heart-Warming Bones 5.10 ... Bones 5.11: Of UFOs, Bloggers, and Triangles ... Bones 5.12: A Famous Skeleton and Angela's Baby ... Love with Teeth on Bones 5.13 ... Faith vs. Science vs. Psychology in Bones 5.14 ... Page 187 in Bones 5.15 ... Bones 100: Two Deep Kisses and One Wild Relationship ... Bones 5.17: The Deadly Stars ... Bones Under Water in 5.18 ... Bones 5.19: Ergo Together ...  Bones 5.20: Ergo Together ...  Bones 5.21: The Rarity of Happy Endings ... Bones Season 5 Finale: Eye and Evolution

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