Thursday, January 28, 2010

Review - Bones Season 5 Episode 13 The Dentist in the Ditch

Well that was a weird episode to say the least. The victim is a gay doctor that played on an all-gay amateur football team. Booth's brother Jared show with with a new girlfriend who used to be an escort. Then Brennan is telling Booth to believe in love and stick with his former beliefs.

Booth gets on my nerves sometimes and I thought he was completely out of control this episode. It wasn't out of character so my problem is more with Booth than the writers. His big brother attitude may have merits, but for once can't let his brother do whatever he wants? He runs a background on Jared's new girlfriend, Padme, and finds out she was arrested but not convicted for prostitution. First, it's probably highly illegal since the FBI wouldn't let any unscrupulous idiot access anyone's files at anytime for no reason. Second, as Bones points out, it goes against Booth's assertion that love is something that can't be changed. Booth tries to rationalize his actions which worries Brennan that she may have influenced him in the wrong way. The toast at the end added another pointless layer about them loving each other, but it resolved the issue with Jared and reset the changes seen in the episode.

Vincent Nigel-Murray is my favorite intern and he again proved himself to be the funniest. For no apparent reason, he wants praise from Brennan finally tells him good job. It was funny seeing him look for appreciation along with his usual litany of fun facts. He and Hodgins play off each other nicely, and though he'll never reach the level of Zach (which is impossible), he's certainly the closest.

Angela finally showed up halfway into the episode and did pitifully few things. At one point, I thought she wouldn't even show up at all.

Score: 8.7/10


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