*Here comes a swedish guilt trip for not posting something in so long*
Been looking throw what you others have written about this episode and the opinions seem to be a bit mixed. I got to say I join the side of: wow one of the best episodes this season so far!
What I´ve missed so much and that I felt we got to see in this episode were the characters at their “high points” in interacting with each other, which I feel haven´t been there as much really since throw season three and four. Lifting my hat of for David Boreanaz in directing this one as he really captured all the characters interacting with each other at their best, which also makes Bones such an amazing show.
What he especially captured the best I got to say, and which also made this episode so interesting was the B&B and Hodgela moments. It was so good as others mentioned before, to finally see where Brennan and Booth where standing in this mess since Hannah left and also Bones regretting not giving Booth a chance when he declared his feelings for her in season five.
I think there’s just been so much tension around them since that and being able to see Booth actually letting his guard down of being hurt and facing it with Brennan also shows how much his character has changed throw the seasons. Same thing with Brennan when she also in this episode mentions that she is more stable/ secure then she used to be. Which I think in the elevator conversation you can really see when they disagree and she can still listen and respect his point of view, which in first seasons was basically impossible for her.
Altough I do kinda feel this elevator scene had a little bit of minus points too as it felt very much like a quick solution just to be able to put Booth and Brennan in a situation where they would actually face what Sweets wanted them to talk about instead of running from it as they usually do .
It´s also very similar to The Hodgela prison scene from season five.
As usual TJ delivered the best scenes and emotions to me. It´s just something with his and Angela’s chemistry since the beginning that kept amaze me how they throw the seasons kept moving their relationship to new levels, throw different aspects. In this episode it’s also very interesting to see how Wendell interacts with Hodgins, in the sense that his really concerned and carrying.
The best scene in the whole episode, I think you all know that I am going say the Wendell/Hodgins/phone call/ Angela scene. Just the way his trying to keep focus on the case even if Wendell’s asking him questions, not to break down in front of him and succeeding so badly, is just nerve tingling and amazing acting to me in a sense that I can hardly describe it with words. Because I think TJ as an actor have a very unique skill to be able to make situations like this one facing that your child might be born blind, and the true panic and despair that comes with that, is so finger tip real in his acting that it´s scary. Mostly those feelings only come out their true way when you have experienced something similar or the exact situation.
I think it’s a bit sad that we don´t get to hear what Angela and Hodgins actually were saying to each other as Wendell watched them throw the glass window. Because it’s one of those moments where Hodgins character, like B&B’s, is so interesting to see the development throw the seasons. That Hodgins has changed so much to a more open and vulnerable man then he was before he meet Angela. That he dares break down to her and show the truest parts of himself, his fears, strong emotions ect. It also makes such nice thing to see, as rarely it is the man that get comforted or being the weak one .
In between these main scenes there are also a lot of David’s great sense of humour and how he capture the different characters parts so well in the whole plot. I did like the scene with Hodgins hanging from the roof and the potatoes the best. Hodgins potato jokes were just outstanding hilarious, really cheesy yes, but so Hodgins. Also his and Wendell’s relationship with the experiments during this episode brought back a lot of old cheerful memories of the dynamic between Zack and Hodgins and “King of the lab”. Especially when Hodgins managed to squirt that blue yucky stuff all over Wendell’s face, it was like having Eric Milligan back on the show in a different form.
And poor Sweets getting dressed up by that old woman in a knitted cardigan and woollen hat. He looked like Mr Darcy in Bridget Jones diary at that Christmas party hahaha.
Best lines of the episode was delivered by Booth :
When Sweets is handing him the frozen peas:
“Sweets am not making dinner here! I need something for the pain”
Number one best:
“Sweets, stop shrinking around the bush and say what you wanna say!”
The candle scenes in the end was also very nice in a symbolic way .First with Hodgela blowing them out over the discussion that they could handle anything and then Booth and Brennan with their dates.
I do really hope the writers put in some romantic gesture from Booth later in the season to sweep Brennan of her feet on that date/one of the dates. I know, am a cheesy romantic one;)
So over all in my opinion one of the best episode of this season so far:)