Oh, goodness, Sharon, no need to apologise - you illustrate the point I was trying to make, which is that the name is an unrealistic one so everyone thinks he is called Nigel! Anyway, I like him. He is quirky and fun, less irritating than Daisy and, like Wendell, plays a good Hodgins scene. Indeed a lovely moment where he steals Jack's thunder!
I haven't had a chance to come back to my original post here, so Sherry got in first and, as is her habit, said a lot of what I was going to. Although I don't feel as obviously anti as you do, Sherry! It does annoy me that at the moment investigations seem to be pretty ineffectual and the reveal is achieved by some sort of forced epiphany in the last five minutes. Both this ep and 'Fire In The Ice' suffered from this. Brennan suddenly realised what had happened to the twins by walking along a tightrope; Booth had a hallucination, of all things, to turn him in the right direction. It's almost as if the lab bits don't matter, which is a shame, because it negates the team dynamic Sherry mentioned as being so strong in S1.
I have been thinking carefully about what Jude said. It is only a TV drama, entertainment, so why would I be bothered about discontinuity or implausibility? Weeeeell ... the thing is, my entertainment revolves round investment in the characters. I find it less entertaining if they change direction all the time, given that I have devoted some of my time to being interested in their development. I also find good writing entertaining, because of my fascination with language, and I do feel some of the current scripts resort to cliché. Implausibility; well, it is true that the extreme situations they find themselves in (Gormagon turned me completely off S3 btw, I found him so ludicrous; and I don't like the way they have taken to trying to make the deaths or the bodies as disgusting or unusual as possible, like it's some kind of freak show) are not realistic, but the basic premise is; forensic anthropologist working with the FBI. Within that I need people to behave within certain parameters. Like even though it's not real, I still wouldn't expect Brennan to throw up every time she saw a dead body and I would be surprised if Booth regularly shot at people in the street.
But Jude, it's a very fair point. We shouldn't agonise over it to the exclusion of our enjoyment, for there are still things here to revel in.
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