'The Graft In The Girl' is beautiful and poetic, with exactly the right balance of forensic investigation, emotion and creativity. I'm not surprised it's a favourite. You notice that in 'The End In The Beginning' (still can't make out that nomenclature, usually ep titles are pretty literal) we are entirely lacking in forensics because Brennan is a different person, and for me that sort of unbalances the show - where was/were the 'Bones' of the series title? It also makes the murder trite and uninteresting. I wonder if that victim might be a future significant character? That would be one way of redeeming him, given that, unlike in practically every other ep, we are given no background on him whatever.
Talking of previous ep links (yet again), did it really add anything to this story to include the Gravedigger? 'Real' or dreamt up by Max as a cover. I found that contrived, though I'm sure many have 'dug up' some sort of significance there. And has anyone worked out why Motley Crue were in it if, as HH rashly claims, "everything means something"?
I think those neutrals reading this may think we have been overspoiled and also that our thoughts are coloured by our interest in Hodgins' role. It wasn't big enough, considering that everyone else had the chance to expand his or her new persona. I was very glad, however, that TJ got the narration job. For a start he is very good at it. Some of that commentary was plain banal OTT waffle, but he made it sound meaningful, sympathetic. His character, kind of film noir detective writer, retained not only the mystery - Hodgins is still the outsider, we know so little about him after 4 seasons - but also Hodgins' laser-sharp, often cynical insights into the world around him; his observations are always spot-on. It's made an interesting contrast with his childlike enthusiasm for and delight in his job over the 4 seasons. All these traits make him the ideal person to stand outside and narrate. On the other hand, if it was Brennan's story, it might have made more sense for her to do the commentary throughout.
Can someone confirm for me, without me having to watch again, whether she actually did delete the piece? The first time I felt she did, but on the second viewing I remember seeing her about to delete but not actually pressing the button. May not mean anything, but if she kept it after all it might prove interesting later.
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