Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Bones 9.07 Review: Who Needs a Relaxing Honeymoon?

For all those that have yet to watch yesterday’s episode of Bones, titled ‘The Nazi on the Honeymoon’, this is your last chance to turn around and do so devoid of spoilers before proceeding ahead. This is not a spoiler free blog. THIS REVIEW MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS! You’ve been warned.
There’s no way they could’ve topped the last new episode of this series, and the creators didn’t bother trying, something smart on their part. Booth and Brennan are on their honeymoon in Buenos Aires, and Booth is finding it easy to relax, but Brennan doesn’t much care for the thought of doing nothing. You see, relaxing makes her tense. Very much her character to pull Booth into an investigation of a murder victim she finds among bodies at the morgue. In that way, Brennan can be something of a workaholic, but she doesn’t seem to like being idle.
Despite the circumstances of this episode, it was kind of a cheerier episode. With the surroundings, and the Argentinian flavoured music, the episode almost had a celebratory feel to it. It almost felt like the writers gave us an emotional break with this little gift after the wedding episode. Even though this series does tend to be lighter, considering the area it surrounds itself with, this was – for the most part – lighter than most. It did happen to deal with a Nazi war criminal’s murder, but even so was able to keep things light and fresh.
Back in Washington, Jack and Angela were babysitting Christine for Booth and Brennan. They kept going back and forth on the idea of having a second child, and eventually landed on wanting another one. Being that Angela once said she wanted a whole bunch, this didn’t completely surprise me, but let’s remember back to when Michael Vincent was still a fetus and they worried about the fifty-fifty chance he could be born blind. Still, it could make things interesting to have a hormonal Angela again, because after that wedding between Booth and Brennan, we all know there isn’t much left of this series to tell.
A few issues with this episode that I did have, one being the fact Michael Vincent did not look nearly a year older than Christine. Another was how the Nazi man’s wife, how everyone kept calling her beautiful, but I just kept thinking her face looked like it was stung by a bee and an allergic reaction ensued. She wasn’t ugly by any means, but not gorgeous in the least. The third thing was the sweeping views of Buenos Aires that gave us a glimpse at their terrible architecture. I mean, really, it looked like a stiff wind would knock those ugly buildings down. Strike Argentina off my list of places I’m ever living in.
All in all, not a bad episode to come back to after the wedding episode. Nice, light, cheery, despite the concept of murder being involved in this show. But then, I suppose these people would have to have a warped sense of humour to deal with all of this stuff daily. I did enjoy the performance by the actress that ended up being the murderer, she definitely fit into her character and wasn’t as over-the-top as some of the acting on this series can be at times. Otherwise, I do think this is a procedural series that doesn’t have quite that much legs to stand on until the series ends. It’s given us all we’ve wanted (other than Zack making another appearance), and when you fulfill an audiences wishes, they begin to tune out.
My rating: 7 out of 10.

Best Lines:
“And don’t touch my bobble head.” – Booth tells Sweets.
“Yes! Good. Murder.” – Jack rambles.
“It’s a book, right?” – a murder suspect fearfully questions, and then Booth gives his best stony cop face.

Okay, here’s this one. I’m going to take a brief break to eat something, then move onto my review of Sleepy Hollow. After that it’s The Blacklist, and then check back later tonight for my reviews of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., The Originals, New Girl, Trophy Wife, and Supernatural. Stay tuned.

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