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Monday, September 16, 2013

Bones 9.1: The Sweet Misery of Love

I'd forgotten how infuriating the end of Bones season 8 was before the summer, but I remembered as soon as tonight's excellent episode of the new season of Bones - 9.1 - began.  Pelant told Booth that he'd kill Bones if they married.  Booth took the point and called it off, until he could hunt Pelant down.

That decision didn't make much sense to me then, and makes just maybe a little more sense to me now, but still not all that much.  To the answer of why can't Booth just tell Bones what's going on - in some place free of any telecom or digital equipment, like any beach not close to a home - we learn that Booth is afraid that Bones is not that good an actress, and would sooner or later reveal to the peeping Pelant her happiness.  But as we see in the coming attractions, Bones is a pretty good actress actually, doing effective undercover for a few years now.

Angela of course is furious at Booth, and thinks - as Bones at first does - that Booth is having some sort of affair.   That would explain why he's out so many nights, when we know he's been hunting without success for Pelant.

Cam has the best advice.  When Bones tells her that she and Booth may be falling out of love, Cam points out that both are miserable, which certainly means that they're both still in love.  Cam's advice is the turning point, and gets Bones to accept as a matter of faith that Booth still loves her and does want to marry her, and will as soon he takes care of whatever the problem is.

But, given what Booth said earlier about worrying about Bones revealing too much to Pelant with her relative happiness, this still doesn't solve much of the problem Pelant is presenting.  Bones will no doubt seem happier now that she's realized that she and Booth are still ok - won't Pelant see that?

I don't quite believe that Pelant has the ubiquity of spying devices that Booth worries he has, either. But I'm glad that Cam's wise advice about the misery of love has brought them back together emotionally.

And kudos for one of the best meta-lines on a television show in a long time, when Hodgins says he wishes he had "Sleepy Hollow on the DVR".  Actually, it's on Fox right now, right after Bones, but I'm not watching it because I'm writing this review.  But, hey, there's always On Demand.

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" ... Bones 8.18: Couples ... Bones 8.19: The Head in the Toilet ... Bones 8.20: On Camera ... Bones 8.21: Christine, Hot Sauce, and the Judge ... Bones 8.22: Musical-Chair Parents ... Bones 8.23: The Bluff ... Bones Season 8 Finale: Can't Buy the Last Few Minutes

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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