Friday, January 15, 2010

Review - Bones Season 5 Episode 11 The X in the File

If you follow my blog regularly (does anyone?), you'd know that I gave up on Bones a while back, but rewatched the episodes I missed after seeing the title of the next episode. The X-Files is my favorite show, so I had to watch the episode. I don't like it was filled with as many X-Files references as the NCIS episode "The Truth is Out There," but it was fun episode nonetheless.

An "alien" body is found in Roswell, so Bones and Booth go investigate. It was typical procedural stuff with hilarious moments--the body magnetized by the MRI and their reactions, Hodgins shooting Wendell and Angela's heads. There was a brief introduction to those convinced of the existence of UFOs that The X-Files featured heavily in several episodes. The murder turned out to be Dean Haglund's character. Haglund, who played the computer nerd Richard Langly on The X-Files, hasn't been on television much since The X-Files, so it was fun seeing him.

The relationship between Angela and Wendell finally got out into the open, and for obvious reasons, Hodgins isn't fine with it. While he acts fine, and even happily supportive, he goes to Sweets after seeing them together. The biggest problem I have is that clearly this is all leading to Angela and Hodgins getting back together. We'll learn that they still have feelings for each other, and the rest of the pieces fall into place. Why Angela had to get together with Wendell first baffles me.

The silly Freedom of Information Act speech by the "most important UFO blogger in the world" seemed to be a reference to The Lone Gunman, a spin-off of The X-Files. In the earlier episodes, the three characters visit the FOIA office to get information, but always come up empty handed.

Score: 9.0/10


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