I know I know..too late for a review really, but a few v quick thoughts, seeing as it’s now been aired here a couple of times:
I know the case was pretty confusing and created something like a love square as opposed to a love triangle, but I thought it worked well beside the character development this time. The idea of communicating feelings at a distance, through someone else, was a strong theme with some depth. Brennan's realisation that Angela had humanised her books, as she has also helped humanise her character, and her typical desire to make things right, were quite moving. But in the same way, Angela's contribution to the books turns out to be partly - at least here - a way of working through her feelings for Hodgins. And the victim was blind. Maybe we are all a bit deliberately blind about the effect we have on others and the emotions they arouse in us.
Page 187 - brilliant. I love the Hodgins' Thing idea. And his innocent pride in it, and the reminder which obviously made Angela think - that she's never going to be completely rid of him.
Journalist. Infuriating. ArggggHHH!
The Sweets subplot was actually rather - well, sweet. JFD doesn't often get a chance to show depth and shine, but this was great acting, as he spiralled down into trauma following a connection with someone who died, and then made a decision based on the life change this had created in him. Make the most of everything good in your life, events are banal and random, and you could die tomorrow. Daisy is an irritating and rather vain human being; a mini-Brennan without the rounded corners; but she obviously really cares about Lance, and the scene between them, as she realised that she was not going to be dumped, therefore rang true.
Did anyone notice that excellent point of continuity when Hodgins drove Sweets home in that classic red Mini Cooper we first saw back in, I think, one of the Epps eps? Or, if they are as sad as me, spot a near-identical one turn up, spookily, in the first episode of the new Doctor Who? Hmm. Thought not!
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"We make our lives out of chaos and hope. And love." - Angela Montenegro