Oh, Aliens in a Spaceship ... that's got to be one of my favourite (if not my most favourite) episode of the entire series. The acting is brilliant, the story is fast paced and seems to grab you and then refuse to let go, and of course ... it puts two of our favourite Squints in danger!!
I just did a rewatch of the episode myself, and posted a huge picspam review of sorts on my LiveJournal site (if anybody has LiveJournal and hasn't friended me yet, you're welcome to over here: http://kimberkatie.livejournal.com
This episode was made fantastic in large part to TJ, and the wonderful way he portrays Jack Hodgins. He and Emily doing all of those scenes in that cramped SUV must have been very taxing ... but they are the scenes I think I love the most. When Jack confesses to Brennan that he's rich, and he bought the expensive perfume for Angela because he's "over the moon, stupid in love with her" ... that scene breaks my heart every single time. To know that he's thinking not of the money he spent on the perfume, but on the fact that he loves Angela so much and wants to be with her, yet was shot down after their date ... and also knowing that he may never make it out of the SUV to tell her this - truly heartbreaking.
There are great moments of bonding between Jack and Brennan, too, and also some humour when Brennan suggests that her idea to blow out the dash may turn their brains into jelly, and Jack tells her that then they could run for Congress, so it would be a win-win situation. The other cast do a magnificent job themselves, back at the Jeffersonian not knowing the fate of their fallen Squints. I even liked Booth in this episode (sometimes he's not my favourite character) because it's he who coordinates the Squints into figuring out the riddle. The scene where Cam and Angela are discussing Jack's book of notes, and what it means - when Angela tells Cam that they don't need time, they needs lots and lots of money ... that's another scene that literally rips out my heart, throws it to the ground, and stomps all over it.
And last but certainly not least ... the rescue and the scene following ... which round out this episode very nicely. Angela's planting a kiss on Jack's lips when she pulls him from the gravel is just ... divine. And then their conversation where Jack admits that he can't sleep because the Gravedigger is 'out there' and he needs to solve the case so he can't bury anyone else alive .... the emotion TJ conveys in this scene is just absolutely stunning, and it always makes the breath catch in my throat - no matter how many times I've seen it.
Phew! I do have a lot to say about this particular episode, and I always tell people that it's one of the few episodes of a series that I think I could watch over, and over, and over again and STILL not be bored of it. It is that
Dude, what you call being a conspiracy theorist I call being well informed - Dr. Jack Hodgins