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Monday, October 1, 2012

Bones 8.3: Not Rotting Behind a Desk

Tonight's Bones 8.3 had a mix of everything good:  Booth up for a promotion to a place behind a desk, a murder that involves twins, and someone new for Sweets.

Ok, I admit that I never cared much for Daisy - she's too, I don't know, whiny, and I don't think she ever really made Sweets happy.  So I was happy to see him partnered tonight with Olivia, who seemed right for him the moment she entered the scene and the two started arguing.  True, she shoots him near the conclusion, but as Sweets tells her, that didn't dent his liking her.  And, when she kissed him after he told her he was seriously involved with someone else, that settled it:  I expect to see the two as a fine couple as the season progresses.

Meanwhile, Booth might be in for a promotion to a desk job - giving rise to one of the best lines of the evening, as he and Bones talk about the dangers of his "rotting behind a desk".  Of course we knew that there was no way he'd get the job, or even really take it if he was offered it, but it was fun to see, anyway, and, who knows, we may yet see more of this as the series evolves.

Now, I'm generally more interested in our continuing characters than the plots of Bones, but tonight's plot is worthy of mention.  How does our team get it wrong when they ID a murder victim based on one of Angela's flawless analyses?  When the murder victim is an identical twin of the intended victim.  This not only puts a nice twist in the storyline, but it opened up the story for an excellent comedic scene with Sweets and Olivia, as they break the news to the presumed widow, only to find that her husband is still very much alive and walking right up to the front door.

Caroline, Cam, and Hodgins also had a good night.  Bones isn't stuck behind a desk or any place else, as this most enjoyable new season progresses.

See also Bones 8.1: Walk Like an Egyptian ... Bones 8.2 of Contention

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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