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Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Bones 8.18: Couples

Mathew Brady's inglorious photographs of the Civil War were the first extensive record ever made by camera of a war.    The work of the man who spelled his name with a single "t" would forever change the way people looked at war.  Tonight, photographs of one of the many horrible wars fought by children in the past decades play a major role in Bones 8.18.

But, again, the best parts of the show are what happens to our characters and their relationships.  Arastoo and Cam have been a happy, covert couple for a while, known only to Hodgins who of course confided in Angela.   It's time they stepped into the light - hey, this is Bones we're talking about, office romances between consenting adults are the lifeblood of the show - but it's never easy.  Arastoo, usually the epitome of sanity and calm, lashes out at Hodgins over not cracking the case quickly enough.   We learn near the end that Arastoo's cousin was a child soldier in the first Gulf War, which understandably makes Arastoo especially sensitive on the subject.   He explains this to Cam - after his intemperate outburst earlier and not wanting to talk about it her after that - and this provides the occasion for a nice passionate hug.   Just in time to be seen not only by Hodgins and Angela (who's happy that she can now publicly talk about this) but Bones as well, who, of course, at first does not get what she's seeing.

Later that evening, she tells Booth all about this over wine at home.  They've been bickering this episode about where to go on vacation - actually, a continuing issue for the couple, with Booth wanting to have fun and Bones wanting some intellectual purpose to the vacation.  (I confess, I'm with Bones when it comes to this.)  But they finally reach an agreement about some suitable spot in Thailand, with ancient relics and a great beach.   A good night for couples on Bones tonight - Cam and Arastoo, Angela and Hodgins, and Bones and Booth.  I hope they'll take some pictures if they ever get there - far  more uplifting than what Mathew Brady showed us.

See also Bones 8.1: Walk Like an Egyptian ... Bones 8.2 of Contention ... Bones 8.3: Not Rotting Behind a Desk  ... Bones 8.4: Slashing Tiger and Donald Trump ... Bones 8.5: Applesauce on Election Eve ... Bones 8.6: Election Day ... Bones 8.7: Dollops in the Sky with Diamonds ...Bones 8.8: The Talking Remains ... Bones 8.9: I Am A Camera ... Bones 8.10-11: Double Bones ...Bones 8.12: Face of Enigmatic Evil ... Bones 8.13: Two for the Price of One ... Bones 8.14: Real Life ... Bones 8.15: The Magic Bullet and the Be-Spontaneous Paradox ... Bones 8.16: Bitter-Sweet Sweets and Honest Finn ... Bones 8.17: "Not Time Share, Time Travel"

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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