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Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Bones 8.2 of Contention

A good, realistic Bones 8.2 tonight, as Bones and Booth begin to come terms with the three months they've spent apart.

In ordinary television, a couple in love, reunited after three months apart, with a baby part of the separation, might face a hitch or two, but would be pretty much nothing else but happy to be back together.   The story would move on to other things.

But Bones is taking the time to show something a little different.  Booth can't just forget the three months the family was split - three months wtihout Bones and Christine.  He has to feel guilty about not being able to find them and reunite the family on his own.  Bones, for her part, got used to living on her own, with Christine.  It's not easy for her to just slip back into the give and take of a relationship and a family.

So Bones and Booth spend a lot of time sniping and fighting tonight.   Their professionalism insures that this contention won't get in the way of the case - which, appropriate to this new situation for Bones and Booth, centers around a divorce lawyer.   Of course, as Bones points out, the two are not married, so they can't get divorced.  But even a temporary split-up would make a lot of people very unhappy - characters on the show not to mention we viewers.

With the help of Sweets - who is on his way to having one his best years on the show - Bones and Booth conclude the show with a good kiss and step in the right direction.  Their relationship and their family will be ok.

Which raises an interesting point.  The story of Bones and Booth is now so realistic - as a tonic to their often fantastic cases - that it now feels almost impossible to predict where it will go.  That's because, like reality itself, almost anything is possible.   Good, adult television - but, like life itself, not always the most reassuring.

See also Bones 8.1: Walk Like an Egyptian

And see also Bones 7.1: Almost Home Sweet Home ... Bones 7.2: The New Kid and the Fluke ... Bones 7.3: Lance Bond and Prince Charmington ... Bones 7.4: The Tush on the Xerox ... Bones 7.5: Sexy Vehicle ... Bones 7.6: The Reassembler ... Bones 7.7: Baby! ... Bones 7.8: Parents ... Bones 7.9: Tabitha's Salon ... Bones 7.10: Mobile ... Bones 7.11: Truffles and Max ... Bones 7.12: The Corpse is Hanson ... Bones Season 7 Finale: Suspect Bones

And 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 ... Bones 6.4 Sans Hannah ... Bones 6.5: Shot and Pretty ... Bones 6.6: Accidental Relations ... Bones 6.7:  Newman and "Death by Chocolate" ... Bones 6.8: Melted Bones ... Bones 6.9: Adelbert Ames, Jr. ... Bones 6.10: Reflections ... Bones 6.11: The End and the Beginning of a Mystery ... Bones 6.12 Meets Big Love ... Bones 6.13: The Marrying Kind ... Bones 6.14: Bones' Acting Ability ... Bones 6.15: "Lunch for the Palin Family" ... Bones 6.16: Stuck in an Elevator, Stuck in Times ... Bones 6.17: The 8th Pair of Feet ... Bones 6.18: The Wile E. Chupacabra ... Bones 6.19 Test Runs The Finder ... Bones 6.20: This Very Statement is a Lie ... Bones 6.21: Sensitive Bones ... Bones 6.22: Phoenix Love ... Bones Season 6 Finale: Beautiful

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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