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Jan 19 17 10:44 PM
Rynogeny wrote:I confess that I don't really get the fan focus on their kissing.
Jan 19 17 11:17 PM
The New Tricks in the
I definitely did not realize these were kids at first, but
then kid science nerds. Love it, but after realizing they were kids I first
thought it was a role playing game thing like in the Princess and the Pear with
the comment about breaking character. LOL The kid’s response let us know
quickly these were not ordinary kids. “You’d prefer I die from an obstructed
airflow?” “Cool is not exactly our milieu.” “Check it out the lid is ajar.” LOL
Black snake fireworks…anticlimactic. Yeah. And love that the two science nerds
in the group thing the body is awesome, while the other less science nerdy kid
screeches when he sees it…I wonder what they’re trying to say there.
B&B Car scene with Aubrey tagging along. LOL Booth is upset
about 7th graders doing this, Brennan is impressed “especially since
they took the proper safety precautions.” LOL that’s Brennan for you. Smile
time when Aubrey speaks up to support Brennan, although he does need to use
better terminology there. “Sorry but in this instance I’m hos before bros.”
Then Booth attacks Aubrey’s breath, “Donkey butt” then “Monkey ass”.
Hazmat team at the site. “I told you. Science is cool,” LOL
Brennan. This lawyer really has sold his soul for this company hasn’t he?
Victim is an old guy (Per Aubrey). Wheelchair accident? Is Hodgins okay? No one
seems concerned. Okay, just how did Aubrey spill is black kale, chia smoothie
on that guy? Love his instant reaction though…thinking is was some of the sulphruric
acid that some of the techs passing by at just that moment were carrying. They
sure did seem to enjoy spraying him with that decontamination foam though.
Hodgins! And he looks happy, the wheelchair accident must
not have been bad. Hodgins reaction to the body in the carbon snake is so Hodgins.
And I guess he wants death by carbon snake, and then to be launched into the
sun as his funeral ceremony?
Angela is so surprised by Brennan knowing Iron Maiden? She
should know by now to expect the unexpected when Brennan is around. I mean yes,
she had no idea how Led Zepplin was, but you know when she encounters something
new, she tends to go all out in learning about it, and so it makes sense that
she’d have learned about different kinds of black and heavy metal music after
‘Mayhem on the Cross’ (and I love that they actually do directly reference that
case…Skalle. Brennan comes through with the necessary component for the victim
identification, and she was not fooled about the wheelchair incident. She had
the knowing looking on her face when she brought it up. LOL and Angela is
surprised again…woman really? :P Babies…are we going to have a whole batch of
squint babies when this show eventually ends?
B&B Car scene
The victim is all alone. Brennan’s comment about no children to visit him in
his old age; I can remember a time where she did not worry about that, where
that would never even have occurred to her? Yep, I do. “…our family is perfect
just the way it is.” She agrees Booth, so snip, snip! :D I love Brennan getting
technical in describing a vasectomy and Booth squirming in his seat. “Booth,
why are you covering yourself? I’m not going to perform the procedure myself,
in a car” ROTFL How did I miss her face when she asked him if he was scared the
first two times I watched this? She’s great. “Snipers do not fire blanks.” “And
in the analogy, my ovaries are what? Target practice?” She is on fire. And oh
Booth is an ageist! Brennan whistling and making scissor motions with her
fingers is awesome. His grin when she asks “What are the Mets?” is adorable.
Treesdale Commons Senior Living. B&B are impressed with
the community. It really does seem to be a nice place. I wonder if it has a
seedy underbelly. Agnes pinched Booth’s “cute little tuchus” Booth is shocked,
Brennan is amused. I wonder how often Brennan pinches her husband’s tuchus.
Goodness Francis seems like a nervous little man. I don’t think the elderly
residents near Brennan appreciate her comments about imminent death as much as
she appreciated Agnes’s attitude. “She
just likes to blurt things out.” Yep Francis looks very relieved at Booth’s
suggestion to “continue this somewhere else.”
Meanwhile back at the lab it’s time for a Hodgins/Arastoo
scene…I do love Hodgins scenes with the squinterns. And we get terms like “carbonaceous
viper” LOL, and yep he still wants a ‘Viking funeral’, so I wonder if after
death by carbon snake he wants the whole kit and canoodle to be fired into the
sun. And like Brennan, both Hodgins and Arastoo are impressed by the kids
pulling off their experiment. Arastoo referring to Michael Vincent as Hodgins’
mini-me is great. Love the mentions of Hodgins doing experiments with his son…it
is was he said he’d always pictured doing back in Blizzard. *happy sigh*
As Cam walks up there is Hodgins sticking his foot in his
mouth again. LOL kind of. Only Hodgins
would use the work of a killer to calculate how long the victim had been
stewing in acid. I love the play between Arastoo and Hodgins suggesting
possible murder weapon and of course nunchucks reminds me of the Persian Ninja,
and “Knock yourself out. I did.” I love that line. But this time Cam is near to
inject some reality. “Our victim was an old man in a nursing home. You might
want to think cane.” That joint Ah is awesome.
And we return to the retirement community and B&B and
Francis have arrived at the victim’s accommodations. Brennan breaks out her ALS
light starts looking around while Francis gets a little squirrely when Booth
questions him about resident complaints. Hmmm. Brennan’s ALS lights up on the
bed. “Is this where he died?” “No this is where he went to heaven.” “My husband
is euphemistically referring to sex.” LOL She definitely gets his innuendo
these days. “By seeing he means…” and she breaks out the hand gestures.
Francis brings them to the victim’s (should I refer to him
by name? Nah, maybe later). Poor Barbara, estranged from her only family…her daughter,
and now her boyfriend (do you call each other girlfriend and boyfriend when you’re
in your 80s? sure why not). “Look at her
Bones. She looks like my Grandma Alice.” Booth is worried about Brennan being
too blunt and upsetting Barbara. He needed have worried. “Whatever you need
cannot be more important than playing bridge.” I LOL’d when she put her cards
down face up, Booth turns them over for her, and makes the “I’m keeping my eyes
on you” gesture to the woman sitting next to her. :D Well she handled the
notification well (I mean Barbara, not Brennan). “Son of a bitch.” But holy
moly beating that guy (Rufus Tucker) that way (with a cane), they could have
had a 2nd murder on their hands! And she appears to have knocked the breath out
of that huge orderly.
And now they’re sitting next to each other (kind of) on a
couch across from Booth and Brennan. Rufus tell Booth he’s not questioning them
the way Columbo did. It’s interesting how Booth kind of gets pulled into that,
explaining and then catching himself and just saying. “Look I’m not Columbo.”
Brennan once again calls him My Husband, and translates what he’s saying. LOL
So either it’s she wants everyone there to know he’s hers, after that butt
pinching incident, or she wants them to know she translates for her husband,
not her partner. LOL I love their reactions when Brennan tells them Booth doesn’t
consider them suspects because they’re too old. OH, boy is Rufus a smooth one
(NOT). “He asked if I wanted to pork.” “It’s a line that’s had limited success.”
Rufus’s alibi is someone whose name is a color. Blackie! “Black is not a color.
It absorbs all colors on the spectrum…” LOL yep, she’s still Brennan. Oh my
Barbara’s response to Rufus’s thanks for supplying the witnesses name (Red), “Go
pork yourself.” Priceless.
Back at the lab platform Cam decides it’s time to pick up that
hanging thread with Arastoo and discuss babies. Arastoo says later. She says no
on later, biological clock is ticking. “I hear you, but when I look at you, all
I see are limitless possibilities.” And Hodgins continuing his habit. “That is
the most beautiful thing I’ve ever awkwardly interrupted.” The man speaks the
truth. Arastoo had texted him, he found possible cause of death.
We return to Booth & Brennan still at the retirement
community. They find Rufus’s witness, Red sitting on a bench on the grounds. He
confirms he saw Rufus watching TV, and flipping through the channels and
talking about his all-time favorite television babes. “A gentleman would never
talk that way about Donna Reed.” That Rufus sounds like a real winner doesn’t
he? Booth notices Red’s tattoo, and becomes very animated…Awww Red served in
the same battalion Pops had served with. Booth instantly bonds with Red. The
exchange salutes. My heart melts.
Cam was right, the victim was hit with a cane. Hodgins tries
to slide that requisition by Cam without her reading, but she reads and decides
she just doesn’t want to know. And off
evidence Cam has found…
Booth and Brennan are on to the room used for canine therapy
with Nervous Nellie Francis leading the way. It’s common area, accessible. Booth runs
Francis and “Sam is tall” (the same orderly Barbara had punched in the stomach)
out of the room…it’s officially a crime scene. Booth’s not seeing anything
suspicious. I love his expression and head shake when Brennan says “If you are
bored…” then she offers a video on a no scalpel vasectomy. Hmmm I’ve never heard of one of those. I wonder how that would happen. Hmmmm.
Luckily he gets a calls from Aubrey
right then. Brennan finds blood, cleaned with as many as 4 cleaning agents.
Aubrey’s news is the “Sam is tall” is a possible suspect. They locate him…and
blood on his cleaning supplies.
Aubrey has Sam in interrogation. He tells Sam to have a
seat. “I prefer to stand.” Arms crossed and deep voice is intimidating. “Take a
seat.” Forceful guy Aubrey (but I notice he does noticeably swallow when Sam
does take his seat. LOL he also clears his throat and lets out a little
whistle. Sam claims he doesn’t want to get anybody in trouble, and he thought
the victim was a cool guy.
Cam sends Arastoo to check on Hodgins’ experiment. “And now
I understand why she didn’t come herself.” That does look creepy, but yet at
the same time awesome. Preston Alexander Hildenbrand III, or Gramps to Hodgins.
“He was the most selfish, miserly billionaire son of a bitch this side of
Montgomery Burns. (and there’s a
Simpsons reference!). Hodgins appeared to enjoy wacking gramps with a cane
almost as much as he enjoyed shooting those melon head representations of Angela
and Wendell way back when.
Booth approaches Red
and discusses the case a bit. Red says he thinks “There’s not a snowball’s
chance in July.” That Sam is guilty. Booth likes this guy…he does kind of
remind of Pops some. “What do you say we go for a walk?” Yikes Red just fell
over and hurt himself. Poor Booth!
Arastoo enters Brennan’s office. Bone shadows. 20% optimum
bone density. Anyone could have killed him. He wasn’t taking his meds…why.
Angela has found lots of porn on the retirement homes
computers (I still wonder if the bone density meds worked on more than one kind
of bone. :P) And I really don’t like Angela calling Booth getting a vasectomy,
neutering him. A vasectomy is not the same as neutering! Get a grip woman. And
if they’re using any form of birth control then they’re already in violation of
the Catholic Church so don’t pull that gem out of your pocket either. Okay I’m
done ranting about it, for now. Back to the case, a deceased resident has an
active online account selling prescription meds and looking up naked pictures
of Donna Reed. And Brennan is on the
Aubrey question Rufus and informs him they know he was
selling the victims meds online “Good. That’s excellent detective work.” “Well,
my taxes pay for your salary. I’m glad to see that they’re not being wasted.” He
claims the victim asked him to see his meds for him. “He knew I was street.” “Yeah,
I’m very, very street.”
B&B in FBI conference room with Barbara, Red will be
alright, broken clavicle. James never had a lot of money, but he wasn’t destitute.
She did help him out from time to time. Victim was a boxer in his early 20s and
he served in the military. All info that startles Brennan and sends her rushing
back to the lab….dun, duh, dun, dun.
Metacarpals show no signs of boxing. Metatarsals show no
stress fractures (most common in soldiers).
Isotopic analysis shows he lived in Richmond, Virginia instead of France
as he claimed. The victim lied about everything.
Aubrey is making another black kale, chia smoothie and he just
added chocolate syrup. Something tells me Jessica would not think that was cleansing
his junk food habit. “There are some sacrifices that a man should not have to
make.” Booth’s face when Aubrey says that. LOL perfect. They all have gotten
really great at saying so much with a facial expression. Booth has discovered
that Rufus was the victim’s roommate in Richmond, VA. Rufus who claimed to
barely know the victim.
“Wow. Two detectives. Even more of my tax dollars at work.” He
lied, finally admits it. He and the victim were conmen, but he claims he didn’t
know why the victim needed money. “I’ve lied, I’ve swindled, but there is one
thing I am not…” “You’re not a killer.”
Aubrey is now with Angela, she has found that the victim was
looking for private investigators in the area where Barbara is from.
Brennan and Arastoo are re-examining the bones. Brennan has
She has Angela do a reconstruction. The victim’s bones were
so brittle that he broke his own ulna when he struck his killer with a cane. So
the killer was struck on the left side…a head injury? No the left clavicle.
When Brennan realizes who it is, she looks so heartbroken…because she knows it’s
going to hurt Booth.
Booth arrives at Red’s room. They know what happened. Booth
knows Red’s fall wouldn’t have fractured his left clavicle. Red admits the
truth. He caught the victim in lies about his military service. He hit him. Not
hard, but with the brittle bones it didn’t take much. That is just so sad, and
I can just see that Booth’s heart hurts over this.
Cam and Arastoo. She’s determined to have that conversation
this time. She’s not ready to get pregnant. Arastoo wants to adopt. He wants to
be a father, but to a refugee child, so many other there who need a family. And
no I am not crying. I just got dust in my eyes.
B&B in the
car: When Brenna questions Booth on the way he’s taking home, he seems
to come out of a trance, lost in thought. “Aubrey wanted us to stop by the
office.” Booth brings up his ‘sniper’.
Brennan says should shouldn’t due to his religion. Booth looks like ‘huh?’ but
goes with it and thanks her. She’s changed her mind about the vasectomy anyway,
but no doesn’t want another child now. “You know, when I think about what I
value most—you, Christine, Hank, Parker, even my friendship with Angela, none
of it makes any sense. It was not planned.” “We will be bagging your sniper,
and I’ll remain on the pill. I just—I’m not ready to say this is it.” Brennan really has gotten great at this
Barbara is there at the FBI talking to a woman…her daughter.
The victim had hired the private investigator to track down the daughter. He
started out scamming her “But things changed.” “The unexpected happened. He
fell in love.” Booth’s face when she says that just makes me smile. Warm
I’m glad this episode left me with a smile because….
Jan 20 17 4:06 PM
Temperance Booth wrote:Rynogeny wrote:I confess that I don't really get the fan focus on their kissing.
To focus on the kissing is to define romance by the fluff, the physical interactions rather than the actual relationship and connection between the characters or to expect fantasy from a series built on realism. That's my theory.
While I, of course, very much enjoy the kissing if the portrayal of their relationship as romantic depended on it, I wouldn't buy it.
That is exactly the issue I have with Cam and Arastoo, I've seen almost nothing between them apart from their touching physical moments.
Personally, I get so much conviction from Booth and Brennan in their facial expressions alone whether they're exchanging them with each other or thinkinh about each other in someone else's presence (I.E: Booth's look of dread as he glanced back at the receptionist then out the window when he found Zack's bed at the institution unoccupied in 'The Nightmare Within the Nightmare' and both their expressions of passionate relief in the 'The Hope In the Horror' hug). To me that's strong writing and acting.
Also when they open up to each other emotionally like they'd never with anyone else (I.E Booth telling Brennan about Radik in 'The Solider on the Grave' and Brennan putting her hand on his was so much stronger than any words BTW)
It's those elements which touch me most.
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