The only way I could watch this one, as so many of the sites I use are starting to put time limits on their viewings, was cut up into the proverbial chilli con carne on Youtube. So I haven't really got a coherent idea of the plot, but it seemed rather a complicated way to go about killing and disposing of someone, attempting the slow engendering of a tumour but getting impatient and trying a more traditional method, then creating a sort of body and bone stew. Don't know if the motive was convincing enough to cause something so unpleasant and clearly premeditated. However, as a study of different intelligences, as I said earlier in this thread, and also for pure joyous comedy, this ep gave value for money.
I liked the way that it looked at ideas about intellect, some of them pretty baseless, and overturned them. Some of the scientists were very superior and proud of their 'rational' way of dealing with relationships, but turned out to be very much lacking in social intelligence, and so in the end all fell victim to the jealousies and faults that freckle every human soul. I thought that there were a lot of interesting points made about the way we think about ourselves and our liaisons with others. I like that Brennan has got to a point where she can acknowledge Booth's superiority to her in some areas, and that he no longer feels inferior to her.
Though I was, once more, of the mind that someone was being introduced just for the sake of it, it was excellent to see Billy Gibbons again. I don't think it was necessary to make him into a furtive and threatening presence, though; his natural persona is sufficiently menacing! Instead of having him simply 'turn up', instinctively aware that Angela had been upset, it would have been nice to see more father-daughter interaction to explain his anger and protectiveness. I would have loved to see the process of getting Hodgins tattooed and out into the desert too. TJ really did make that hilarious. And, like everyone else, I am just cheering for those Vincent/Jack moments where they turn into enthusiastic little boys keen to make lots of smoke and a big bang. They do it so well and with such mischief and delight.
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"We make our lives out of chaos and hope. And love." - Angela Montenegro