'Bones' - The Death of the Queen Bee' Recap
(S05E17) Okay, boys and girls, here's the deal...
For some reason unbeknownst to me, my Stupid DVR (name brand) did not record this week's installment of 'Bones.' This, despite the fact that I set it up as a series recording. Of course, I can blame it on the kids, but that wouldn't be fair to them (I need to save that blame for when I do something stupid).
Until I can catch the episode on the Interwebs, I'm going to leave this post open for you, the wonderful and caring readers of TV Squad, to comment on the show. Let us know how you felt about this post-'I love you, but we're just friends' episode of the series, and if you think their new relationship will actually work until they eventually fall passionately into each others' arms sometime around season 33.
You can also let me know if the same mystery DVR loss has ever happened to you. That'll make me feel a little bit better.
(Update: You can now see the review after the jump)
Having Temperance return to her old high school to solve a murder was a fun trip. Not only did we get to see how the rest of her class saw Tempy during her formative years, but we also came to the realization that she was probably the sanest person there. So what if she spent her time cutting up animals and hanging out with the janitor! In the end she turned out more well-adjusted and more successful than any of the rejects that shunned her.
When you think about it, this happens a lot in real life. How many times have you met someone that you virtually ignored while in high school that became a large success. Why is this? They didn't spend needless time looking for approval from others or trying to fit in. They just did what they did and were happy about it. This seems to be the way Temperance spent her teenage years. Lonely? Definitely! However, she now has friends that do truly care about her.
Though I knew who the killer was already from the comments you posted over the last few days, I still never figured Robert Englund's character as the killer. Englund was the stereotypical creepy janitor -- not crazy enough to kill someone, but just strange enough to make people think he did. I would probably put him somewhere between Groundskeeper Willie of 'The Simpsons' and The Janitor of 'Scrubs' on the creepy scale. That's even with all of the sharp cutting objects hanging on his walls. Did you see Tempy's classmates? Hell, everyone was as freaky as him!
Well, not as freaky as the girl who murdered Evelyn. A pact to share a guy that involves killing anyone else who dates him? Sounds like the basis for a Lifetime movie. As some of you mentioned in the comments, the murder suspect was pretty easy to spot once we knew Brad was married to Evey and how much Julie fawned over him. Plus, her smile was just too fake. The only question I have is if she actually ate the ribs she cut off Evelyn's body or shaved them down to bone powder in the shop.
A final thought before moving over to the Jeffersonian. While the moments surrounding Robert Englund's character of Mr. Buxley hearkened back to his days as the fedora-wearing Freddie Kruger, it was really the first scene of the episode that was a direct homage to Friday the 13th' movie series. The two girls on the blanket ready to experiment, the camera looking at them from the horse posts, the strange sounds followed by the seemingly-alive, maggot infested skull...substitute barn for cabin in the woods and the two teenagers with a teenager in the shower, and you have the setup for every movie in the series!
Back to the Institute. Poor Wendell! Did he ever think he would really have a chance with Angela? There's no doubt he's a good man, and he is becoming one of my favorite interns, but he's too damn chivalrous! That's fine for Angela when she's accepting money to save whatever animal it was that led her to kiss Wendell the first time, but not when the possibility of having a child hangs in the air. At that point, she needs someone more direct. Which, in this case, was Hodgins, who bluntly replied that he was her man to raise that child.
Attention now turns back to Hodgins and Angela as the 'Will they or won't they?' question rears its ugly head once again. My initial reaction is yes, because they fit together as a couple so well. It's just a matter of when they will get back together. Unless there's a resolution to the Bones-Booth romance in the next few weeks, there's a good chance Angela and Hodgins will hook up sooner. Then, we'll have some closure on at least one romance!