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'Bones' Season 6, Episode 14 Recap

by Rich Keller, posted Feb 18th 2011 11:00AM
Bones, Booth and Hodgins examine a soupy corpse in this week's episode of 'Bones.'['Bones' - 'The Bikini in the Soup']

'Happy St. Valentine's Day Massacre, Booth' -- Bones to Booth at the firing range

Now that the whole situation between Booth and Hannah has come to an end -- at least for the time being -- 'Bones' returned its focus back to investigating crimes and locking up murderers.

And it did so with the apparent murder of a wedding planner whose quickly liquefying body was found in a personal tanning bed. All amidst the backdrop of ... Valentine's Day!

Yep, nothing says romance better than solving a gruesome murder on the day of love. Not only solving it, but doing so while Cam was breathing down everyone's necks so she could leave in time, Hodgins was trying to find the perfect gift for Angela and Bones was saying 'no' to every suitor that called her. Good thing Booth could focus on death and mayhem to keep his mind off of everything.

Yes, it was a strange universe that the audience fell into this week, especially with Cam. For a woman who seemingly spent every hour at the Jeffersonian, her rush to solve this murder to be with Paul was unusual and, to tell you the truth, a bit unprofessional.

While the 8-hour deadline made the Squints and Dr. Edison work much more efficiently, it stretched Cam's limits as an administrator; even with her newfound feeling of romance over job. No matter what your plans are, there are people on the other side waiting to find out how the victim was killed. Telling them they need to wait because you had a date probably wouldn't cut it as a response.

Things were a little easier for Hodgins. Also under a deadline to find Angela the perfect gift, Jack went through some doozies that weren't highly recommended by his coworkers. At wits end he turned to Cam for advice and she, in turn, told him that his lab was the most beautiful place in the Jeffersonian and there had to be something he could put together in there. He is, after all, King of the Lab.

His end result was a yellowish slime that was spliced with some rose DNA. It was perfect for Angela, who is interested more in the thought rather than the cost of the gift. It also solidified the fact that Hodgins need not spend the money that he has to keep Angie happy. If he was wary of that fact previously he should know better in the future.

The biggest romantic, it turns out, was Clark Edison. One of the few Squinterns who has a relationship with a person we have previously met, Clark was facing a dilemma which he explained to Angela: should he give girlfriend Nora the gift she wanted, even though it made him feel uncomfortable? Angela's response, even if she didn't know what the gift was, was an emphatic yes.

Turns out, it was just a bit of role playing where Edison played Cupid. A mostly naked Cupid. Save for the murder victims, we haven't seen too many characters in 'Bones' sans clothing. It seems some of them, like Clark, take care of themselves very well. Who knew that, behind the professional demeanor and blue lab coat, the dude who was totally ripped? We learn more and more about Dr. Edison each time we see him.

So where did that leave Booth and Bones? Pretty much in limbo right now. Booth definitely didn't want to have anything to do with romance and would have shot someone on sight if he heard one more chorus on how hard Valentine's Day was for him.

For Bones, ignoring the impact of the day was harder due to the amount of potential suitors calling her for dates. For a woman who seems so distant and alone she seems to get plenty of male attention. And yet, she shunned them all away in order to spend her Valentine's Day shooting targets at the firing range with Booth.

Did she say no to all of those callers because of her feelings about the holiday? Given her opinions, that's a possibility. However, it's most likely she did it in order to spare Booth's feelings. Despite his anger at all things romance right now, seeing Bones accept a date may have been a little more than he could have handled. So spending time with him at the firing range was the best solution.

Onto this week's mystery. There seems to be a trend on this show where the wimpiest man considered a suspect is actually the killer. This week it continued when it was revealed that the victim's estranged husband, a horse trainer whom she forced to drive a wedding carriage, was the murderer.

A close second was the wedding planner's executive assistant, who was to receive all of the business once she died. He was totally devastated when she died and said repeatedly that he loved her. And he literally meant it: he was having an affair with her. See? You can't always tell a book by its cover.

One more item of interest from this week's episode. One of the calls Bones receives is from a Jean Paul, who asks her to go to Montreal. While she declined the invitation I found this interesting considering the Temperance Brennan of the Kathy Reichs' novels, and Kathy herself, spend half of their year at the city's Laboratoire des Sciences Judiciaires et de Médecine Légale. Entered by the writers on purpose in dedication of the novels? Only they know.

Next week on 'Bones' -- The series takes a few weeks off while 'American Idol' goes through its machinations to get down to the final 12 performers.

'Bones' airs Thursdays at 9PM ET on FOX.

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please can someone tell me the name of the singer and the title of the song in that episode when we see each couple celebrating its Valentine day? thank you

May 20 2011 at 3:44 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

please can someone tell me the name of the singer and the title of the song in that episode when we see each couple celebrating its Valentine day? thank you

May 20 2011 at 3:44 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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Someone please tell me if the lady who, at the very end of "The bikini in the soup", plays Dr. Edison's girlfriend is in fact Laura from Family Matters(Kelli Williams)??? After watching last week, my husband and I have replayed the vid constantly and cannot agree if it's her or not. I have searched the internet hoping to find a blog about it, to no avail. Her character is not listed anywhere. I say it IS "Laura"...please confirm! And I'm sure this has been said by millions already, but I AM DYING TO SEE BOOTH AND BRENNAN FINALLY JUST BE TOGETHER! I've never been this obsessed with a show before lol

February 21 2011 at 11:16 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Cam is attractive but so stiff! For Valentine's Day, or any date that she has with her bf, couldn't she do something to her hair? Or period. They need to develop her character more. And what about her daughter?

I love that Brennan totally gets Booth, and brought the old school guns for them to get their Bonnie and Clyde on at the shooting range. The show has certainly gotten better with their continuity and allowing what happened last week to be mentioned in the new episode (the Hannah breakup). Wish the show wasn't bumped for AI - argh!

February 21 2011 at 7:51 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Cam is a terrible boss. Not only was the case NOT an emergency, but she put undue pressure on her staff so SHE could celebrate a trivial holiday. If she wants to leave early, leave early. Only on TV does V-day have such an outsized importance.

February 18 2011 at 7:14 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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