'Bones' - 'The Bones on a Blue Line' Recap
by Isabelle Carreau, posted Apr 2nd 2010 1:06AM
(S05E15) "Go ye forth and live life to the fullest." - Sweets
Starting this week, regular reviews of the hit series 'Bones' return to TV Squad. What better week to resume our reviews of the show than by reviewing the 99th episode of the series? What's even better? The fact that this week's episode is the first of eight all new and uninterrupted episodes of the series!
After weeks of reruns, the series finally returns with a bang! Sweets' life is turned upside down by a dramatic event while a Japanese reporter follows Brennan and Booth around in order to get gossip on the people who inspired Brennan's latest book. Oh, and there's steamy page 187 of the book, too!
Where is Gordon when you need him? Poor Sweets sure would have needed Gordon this week in order to cope with post traumatic stress. The tragedy made Sweets rethink his whole life since he didn't want to die without living the life he wanted to live.
Even if I knew that Sweets was not going to be leaving the show, I found myself being a tiny bit scared for a while, thinking that Sweets may decide to quit his job and travel the world to live life to the fullest. I've grown attached to Sweets since he was first introduced, and I hoped that he wouldn't sail away just yet. I should have known better, eh?
Luckily for us and the team, Sweets is staying put. However, he made a life-changing decision: he proposed to Daisy. Daisy being, well, Daisy, it will surely be quite entertaining to see the couple plan their wedding, get married, and live happily ever after. Having Sweets and Daisy get engaged means that we may see more of Daisy down the line, which is totally fine by me as I've been enjoying Daisy's uniqueness. It will also allow us to get to know Sweets a bit more.
I would love to be able to buy Brennan's spine-tingling second book and read page 187 with my own eyes! The scenes with the Japanese reporter asking questions about the book's characters and making connections between the book and real life were fantastic, especially for those of us who watch 'Bones' for the characters, not the cases of the week.
In the book, Angela is named Amanda, Booth is Agent Andy, and Brennan is Doctor Kathy Reichs. The latter is a nod to Temperance Brennan's creator, writer Kathy Reichs. It was fun to hear a few things about these book characters, such as the fact that Agent Andy and Doctor Reichs are more than friends ... you know what I mean, eh? This pairing is what most 'Bones' fans want: to see Booth and Brennan become a couple.
How funny was it to have Hodgins gloat over the fact that his "move" was described in the book's steamy love scene?! The best out of this page 187 ordeal is that Hodgins and Angela bonded, which may foreshadow them eventually coming back together.
The relationship between Booth and Brennan is the core of the show. But this week, we were also reminded how strong a duo Brennan and Angela are. Without Angela, Brennan wouldn't have become a tad more human when emotions are concerned. If it's weren't for Angela, Brennan's books would surely not sell as well since they would be too technical and not have enough character development.
Other tidbits of interest
- Cam actually told Hodgins that he was indeed the King of the lab!
- Daisy was never dumped?! My guess is that her previous boyfriends may have been too afraid of dumping her so they ensured she would dump them instead.
- Talk about product placement with that huge ad Angela did for the Sienna mini-van!
Did you enjoy episode 99 of 'Bones'? What was your favorite scene? Do you look forward to the Daisy/Sweets wedding? Share your two cents in comments below.