Friday, September 24, 2010

Review - Bones Season 6 Episode 1 The Mastodon in the Room

The fifth season finale of Bones had everyone going their separate ways, pushing Booth and Bones yet again. For several seasons, ever since the inane Gormogon-Zach debacle, Hart Hanson has played games with the viewers, using innuendo and redirects to lead viewers one way while always going back to a lame conclusion: they won't be together for a long, long time. It wouldn't be a big problem, except Booth, Bones, and their relationship are the center of the show and overshadow the other characters.

Aside from the two main characters, Bones remains a fun show. The ensemble cast is truly a delight to watch converse and interact with various scientific areas.

However, "The Mastodon in the Room" returns back to the tired Booth and Bones status that's been plaguing the show for years, and further transforms Daisy and Sweets in the new version of B&B. Booth has a serious relationship with a reporter, and Bones doesn't outwardly oppose the relationship. Daisy wants to be with Sweets, but Sweets isn't on the same page.

By the end of the episode, they identify the body and find the missing boy, both secondary to the interpersonal relationships. The gang is back together, and the Jeffersonian is there to use.

In its sixth season, Bones, like many long-running shows before it, is beginning to crumble. The cracks are showing, the seams are wearing thin, and the show just isn't what it used to be.

Score: 8.1/10

  • I'm not sure whether this was the first episode to use the term "squinterns," but I love it. Unfortunately, the squirterns will be reduced this season. We have Wendell and Daisy, but it looks like the three other guys are out.
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