Bones Review: Lime in the Coconut

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There certainly was a hole in my heart after this week's very emotional episode, which marked the return of Jacob Broadsky. "The Hole in the Heart" made for quite the heartbreaking and intense hour, touching on each of the key characters.

The long awaited return of Broadsky and the end to this story arc was intensified by his almost unpredictable pursuit of Booth. In those few moments preceding the inevitable shooting of one of the characters, I could barely hold my composure, even though my gut feeling said it was Nigel Murray who would end up in the cross-hairs. Even when it happened, I remained completely shocked and saddened.

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It was an exceptionally emotional scene for both Booth and Brennan, who attempted to save him without success.

I was blown away by Brennan's insistence that he was her favorite intern, which, even if she was only saying that to keep him coherent and conscious, still depicted her in the most human light we've had the pleasure of seeing her in for quite a while. Both in the moment when the shot was fired, and in the moments following the thought of how the bullet was meant for Booth, was a concept not far from their minds. Booth certainly entertained the the possibility.

It was a rather difficult loss for everyone, appropriately so. Murray has been around for several seasons and seems to be one of the favorite squinterns. His wealth of facts will be missed as much by the fans as they will be to the Jeffersonian team, who couldn't help but call on them in his memory.

The rendition of "Lime in the Coconut" was an appropriate way for the team to say goodbye to Vincent, as the song certainly fit his personality. While I will be said to see him go, the one thing out of this that will stick with me for quite a while was his plea to stay. The distant look in his eyes was heart wrenching as he begged to not be made to leave. I was on the verge of tears, I'll admit.

This plea weighed heavily on Brennan, a thought which she presented to Booth in the wee hours of the morning. As she shed tears for Vincent, thinking that Vincent was speaking directly to her, Booth's assurances that he was talking to God or the universe broke the barrier between what's logical and what isn't.

Brennan's vulnerability in stating that "if there is a God he would have let Vincent stay with us" broke the boundary between what could rationally be explained and what couldn't and her inability to reconcile the two. It was a very powerful moment, only enhanced by Brennan's plea to stay with Booth to cry into his chest, allowing him to attempt to comfort her.

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Furthermore, we never really did get a definitive answer as to whether or not Brennan and Booth did the deed. But Brennan's small smile and Angela's overjoyed reaction seems to indicate that it very well may have happened. I think that they just comforted one another and that was it, though clearly their vulnerability made for a deeper connection.

This week's episode had a lot of powerful emotions to present. Next week, however, it seems that the season will end on a much lighter note, bowling alley and mullets included. It will certainly be less emotionally charged. But I still may not be over this by then.

Will you still be reeling from the Jeffersonian loss, or will you be ready for the undercover bowling couple and the return of Max Keenan? Sound off below!


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First of all what is that mania of the writers to killing off tv shows' nice characters this season??
First the vampire diaries, now bones, next week castle... What the hell is going on with you guys??
Vincent was so funny with his random facts that I'm gonna miss him so much!! And at the beginning of the episode with his t-Rex vs Man was just hilarious!!
And when Booth and Brennan tried to save him, and he didn't stop saying "don't make me leave" was heartbreaking, I was almost on tears and after that, at Booth's, Brennan crying over his shoulder was so sweet!!
We don't know yet what happened that night but Angela's face and she shouting Hodgins to go away was priceless!!


I absolutely loved this episode. Great balance of the case and the character development of Booth and Brennan. The death scene of VNM was so sad and kudos to ED, DB and Ryan Cartwright. They were brilliant and really conveyed the emotional difficulty and shock of the impending death of one of their own. I also think that Brennan's tears were in part that she was probably thinking this could have been Booth laying there with a bullet in his heart. I think that Brennan and Booth did the deed for sure. The look Brennan gives to Angela and also the looks between B&B at the end scene and Brennan linking her arm with Booth is definite indication that there was a change in the game. The first half of season six was terrible with the whole Hannah/Booth story arc but it looks like HH and the writers are back producing the quality of episodes that the fans have come to expect. I'm looking forwar to the season finale next week and also to season seven.


I really didn't minded much about Nigel's death but when they sang Lime in the Coconut it was hilarious and creepy in so many levels...


I LOVED THIS EPISODE!!! I didn't really like Vincent so I was okay, but in those few moments b4 the shot, I screamed when I saw Hodgins there 1st .. but THANK GOD!! and I would LOVE to think the Booth and Brennan finally did it, but I also hope that Bones gets to be pregnant in the show, (but somehow I doubt it so close after Angelas) but stilL!!! and HELLO HART HANSON we BETTER get to hear the full story of what happened that night or I won't sleep all summer!!!!!


Sad to see Nigel go...
booth and brennan hooked up! So thats a good thing, it was cute too see that brennan put her arm in booth's arm at the end!
I hope they will flashback their hook-up scene in the next episode! would be nice to see :)


They hooked up!
And if they didn't that scene was still adorable!
I'm glad i'm from Portugal: I could never chose between Bones undercover and Patrick Dempsety holding a baby!
The finales of these shows are always way to good to miss!
God bless the internet!


Cried like a baby, even before poor Mr. Nigel Murray was shot, when they kept showing Broadsky lining up the shot. I was sure it would be him, but it was still so sad when it actually happened. I can't believe next week is the finale already!


@ claudia
wow that you noticed that! thats funny




It was the best written, directed and acted episode of this entire (somewhat miserible) season. Really. HH and the other EP's did good. Exceptional work.
I thought I would be disappointed by the bedroom scene, but it was wonderful. It was filled with intimacy and love. I'm sure that is the first time in her life Brennan has experienced such a loving experience. Hopefully she will run with it next week.
And I LOVED the confident, brave Booth. He will be a great teacher for the newbe FBI gal.

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Bones Season 6 Episode 22 Quotes

Booth: I feel like I'm chasing a ghost.
Angela: Just make sure it's not your own.

You killed people, no judge, no jury , just you calling the shots.

Booth [to Broadsky]