It's Saturday night, and time to review some Bones episodes! Tonight, I'm starting with 1.03 - A Boy In A Tree. This review is from the DVD version, not a rebroadcast.
Victim: Nestor Olivos.
Suspected suicide at an exclusive prep school, Hanover Prep Academy.
We open up the episode with lots of interior shots of the Jeffersonian. Hodgins and Angela are watching Zack's conversation with a former lover, and gossiping a little.
Zack is back to being super-logical, more like Sheldon Cooper than anyone I've seen (which is what I initially thought Bones would be like). However, when he said, "She said ask your friends if I had any", I laughed out loud.
Bones, Booth, and Zack travel to Maryland to investigate the death of a student that's hanging in a tree on the campus. Ooh, grisly.
Hodgins and his lurking conspiracy theories: "That wasn't a high school. It was an experimental eugenics program." Well, Angela laughed.
Bones is *ticked* that Booth referred to her research as "all the boring details". Hah. And that he's still calling her "Bones". I don't recall when she stops protesting over that, but I know that she does, eventually.
Hodgins: "Some things you learn by doing: riding a bike, driving a car, pleasing a woman." This is where Zack looks to Hodgins for advice on women because, according to Zack, Hodgins had "slept with like 10000 women." Whoa!
Angela: "You have no idea
how open-minded I can be." Foreshadowing for the future, perhaps?
Hodgins: "Hey. Bugs buzz but they do not lie."
Uhoh. Sex video! Busted.
Bones: "Dude. Minty burp is still.. burp."
Hodgins: "Yeah, well who took me to Wong Salmonella's?"
Annnnd we get to see the Angelator again.
It's 30 minutes into the ep, I was beginning to wonder.
(well, sort of. mostly insight): "That cynicism you affect, Booth? It's your way of hiding a deeply romantic nature."
Angela: "When you're with someone, the gymnastics aren't what matter. It's who you are. It's in your intentions and how much you care about the other person."
Zack: "If you don't want to help me, just say so."
Angela: "All right.. I'm gonna let you in on a secret. This is a female secret. Go to Naomi and tell her that you don't know anything about lovemaking. Sex, yeah. Lovemaking.. you're a blank slate. You'll do anything she wants if she just introduces you to the secrets of love. She'll be more interested in that than if you were the most imaginative lover on the planet."
Zack: "That is totally counterintuitive."
Angela: "Just do it, Z-man. Reap the benefits of my sexual wisdom."