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Bones: The Passenger in the Oven
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*sigh*  I wish there had been more continuity between Con Man and this episode.  Some fallout would have been appropriate. 

There was stuff I liked:  the older woman who was a Temperance Brennan fan, how ridiculous Brennan looked in those glasses, that puzzled look on her face as she shook out her hair, and Hodgins asking Cam if it meant something that Angela and Roxie had packed one bag for their getaway.  (Although, given that in Death in the Saddle Brennan mentioned having indulged in role play, I think it's possible she would have understood what Booth was not-so-subtly hinting here.  But sometimes I think they're writing her as becoming more clueless the further we get into the show...)

I have to say, I've loved the Cam and Hodgins scenes we've been getting lately.  Not in a shippy, I-want-them-to-make-out-and-declare-their-undying-love kind of way.  They just play off each other so nicely; there's a burgeoning friendship there.  I've thought for a while now that Tamara Taylor is just a great actress.  She -- and Cam -- have really come into their own.  Watching her is truly a pleasure, and TJ's always been awesome.    

So I thought this episode was OK.  It left me feeling a little blah, on the whole.  That's fine; I don't expect any show to always be stellar.  But I did feel a bit disappointed.


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more continuity between Con Man and this episode.
If Fox would just air the episodes in the order they are supposed to, then we would have an actual storyline that makes sense. If you go over to 206_bones they have the order in wish seasons 1, 2, and 3 were supposed to be aired and the way Fox changed it.

So I thought this episode was OK. It left me feeling a little blah, on the whole. That's fine; I don't expect any show to always be stellar. But I did feel a bit disappointed.
Agreed. Bones is known to have its off-and-on weeks and this was one of its in the middle weeks. Nothing really broke out from this episode for me so it was pretty blah.

This is completely OT, but since I made that icon, can you credit me please?

Thanks! :D

ITA: an enjoyable episode, but not up to the level of their best episodes.

At the same time: three scenes: the librarian fantasy, Brennan's hair coming down, and the end-scene were wonderful.

I don't expect too much, though. Fox's suits play around way too much with episode order. If they'd just play them as they're supposed to be shown, they'd have more contented viewers.

Just occurred to me: maybe the fallout from last week's episode is that Booth now feels daring enough to flirt openly with her. I mean, MG, he hit on her with that whole librarian exchange.

that's an interesting thought, that because of the whole jared thing, he's being more bold. that scene where he was flirting with her was really overt. (and REALLY hot too, btw. how brennan wasn't melting into the floor is beyond me.)

i also liked how he was getting all insecure about her wanting to continue doing what they do. it was cute. quite the change from the beginning of the series when he was so hesitant about bringing her out into the field.

it's possible they'll get more into fallout of conman if/when jared has a repeat performance. didn't i hear somewhere that he's scheduled for a few more episodes? perhaps booth's just repressing his feelings from last week and they'll come out again.

i also liked how he was getting all insecure about her wanting to continue doing what they do. it was cute. quite the change from the beginning of the series when he was so hesitant about bringing her out into the field.

I thought that was great: the first time they discussed it, when the stewardess was making him return to coach, you could tell it really bothered him, which was freakin' adorable.
At the end, the closing scene, he was awesome, cause he totally turned it all around on her, making her admit that it was her that made that choice and he didn't pull her away from her "true passion"; he's just sitting there smiling the whole time, just reveling in the "Reverse Psychology" he pulled on her.
And why exactly would they need the whole bottle of champagne later? Oh yeah, they're gonna cuff the kid to the seat and go snog in the back? Yep... sounds good to me.

you could tell it really bothered him, which was freakin' adorable.

That was one of my favorite parts of the episode. He looked genuinely concerned about whether she was still enjoying it or not.

Love your reasoning for why they needed the champagne later, too. ;)

I've been loving the Cam/Hodgins scenes, too! Particularly, for the reasons you've listed. I'm not sure when, but Cam really came around to me and I'm finding I love her more and more each week.

I agree about this sort of feeling disconnected from "Con man" (maybe as other's pointed out this is because Fox messes with the airing order, which is just idiotic. Not to mention annoying), but I still enjoyed it. I loved Brennan actually shaking out her hair (though as you point they seem to be making her more clueless and that's annoying) and their end scene. Random scene I enjoyed: the Squints getting called back to the lab. Idk, I think I just liked seeing everyone out of their work clothes!

Anyhow, not an amazing top five episode, but not an abysmal one either.

PS---Your music selection rocks! I'm totally going to listen to that CD because I haven't in awhile and now I really want to.

It's actually not a result of airing it out of order. This one was supposed to follow the last, according to 206_bones. So they've really got no excuse. :/

And for me, the only thing that redeemed the episode was Cam and Hodgins's fantastically tight biking shirt. Other than that, I thought it was awful. But to each their own. :)

This one was supposed to follow the last, according to 206_bones. So they've really got no excuse.

Well, that's just....blech.

(Although, given that in Death in the Saddle Brennan mentioned having indulged in role play, I think it's possible she would have understood what Booth was not-so-subtly hinting here. But sometimes I think they're writing her as becoming more clueless the further we get into the show...)

This is exactly the first thing I thought of.. though I did adore that she tried shaking her hair out once he was out of sight.

I think blah pretty much sums it up for me too. And the continuity thing bothers me. Besides the Booth-Brennan-Jared thing, in Conman Hodgins and Angela make a big thing of going on about how well they can still work together to Clarke and that sits better after the conversation they had in this ep IMO. Then again I like the idea that Booth is being more openly flirty with Brennan post-Jared.

I liked the thread of him questioning whether he is dragging her away from her first love of anthropology as well.

you know, it would have been awesome if she'd been clueless about it while he was there, and then after he left and she tried it, she suddenly got an "OH" look on her face. woulda been a great scene for overlying arc-age.

i really want overlying arcage between those two and we're just not seeing it. :(

It's so funny you said that bea, as I said just the same thing in leviathan101's post... like if she went all wide-eyed and gave a little smile... I really want to see them both moving closer together. I also said earlier, if I was Booth I might give up!

teehee, we should be writers on the show.

actually, i've gotta finish writing my followup to conman. more angst, less ignoring.

Ooh - can't wait to read!

sometimes I think they're writing her as becoming more clueless the further we get into the show..

Totally. Although in this scene I tried to look at it as her not being able to multi-task: she obviously can't work and flirt at the same time, and apparently he can.

I felt a little let down after last week too, but at least we weren't subjected to Goof!Booth. I loved the sexy librarian scene, and I think it was one tiny little baby step closer for them: he seemed very comfortable with flirting with her and even though she was oblivious it was progress. (Listen to my inner shipper rationalize)

I'll give it a solid B.

(Listen to my inner shipper rationalize)

Oh! You have a rationalising inner-shipper too... it makes me feel so much better to know I'm not alone in this ;)

I agree. I felt as if this was a little disjointed and didn't flow well with the momentum built in last week's ep. Apparently, eps are not being aired in production order and I hate when networks do this.

But, I liked the same things you did (I am not surprised), not my favorite, but not bad in places.

I was very disappointed. I thought Booth was way too immature and Brennan was way too clueless. Calling the continuity fairy...

ITA. I fast forwarded a lot of stuff. Never a good sign. :/

No, it really isn't. I have found a lot of this season very frustrating.

As I always say - there is no continuity. Apart from a nod to the start of their partnership a lot of this felt like covering old ground: making do with high school science approaches like in Aliens in a Spaceship; conducting the case via satellite link like Woman at the Airport and Yanks in the UK; Booth complaining about coach class like he did about his accommodation in The Man in the Bear and others.

For the effort that Fox make, every episode might as well be the pilot: there is so little awareness of story arcs or character development. It must be really frustrating to pick up a script and have to ask 'OK, which version of Booth/Bones do I have to be this week?'

I enjoyed Booth though.

Edited at 2008-11-20 11:09 pm (UTC)

That is an awesome icon.

Isn't it! It was made by alias_jems. She has awesome work.

To very quickly sum it up, I'd say there were some fun parts (librarian scene, ending scene), but overall it was just ok. Not an amazing episode, but cute in some scenes :)

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