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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.

Booth Investigates

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!

Review

Editor Rating: 4.7 / 5.0
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The actor who played Mr. Nigel-Murray is going to be on another show, but I don't know which.

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Oh I really hope that they did sleep together! I am dying not knowing! Apparently Bones is pregnant IRL so maybe this is how they will write it into the story?? I was so mad that they went with Hodgins to Cam's office! I wanted to see the rest of the conversation with Bones & Angela! I seriously cried when Mr. Nigel Murray was shot, and again when Bones was crying in Booths arms and yet again when they were singing Lime in the Coconut at the end! I loved this episode and can't wait for next week!

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Did anybody recognize the new FBI agent was the girl on Napolean Dynomite?

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Heard ED is expecting in real life... could this be the way to write it into the show if she and Booth are together finally!

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. I tried watching Bones before. I never saw this much discussed chemistry between the 2 leads. Not once. I think most of the deficits fall on Emily, who to paraphrase "runs the acting gamut from a to b".

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Did anyone notice that the alarm clock read 4:47? The exact time Brennan got home and engaged in marital activities with Booth...in the coma dream episode(season 4 finale) Its a bit sad that i noticed but significant much??...

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All I can say is wow. That was amazing! All week I'd been worried about Caroline. But as soon as I saw Mr. Nigel-Murray come into the diner, I knew it would be him. Even tought I saw it coming, and have said before I could live without him, I was on pins & needles the whole time! They really handled the shooting very well. I loved them singing his favorite song as they put his body in the hearse, and remembering the facts he'd shared with them. I really wish the camera had stayed on Bones & Angela's conversation, instead of following Hodgins to Cam's office. I personally don't think anything happened between B&B. She cried herself to sleep on his shoulder & that's all. I think the smile is because she liked the feeling of being wrapped in his arms (and with DB's arms, who wouldn't). Next week's finale looks like it will a good emotional counter-balance to this week's. Undercover cases are always fun, and Max is great, too. PS to Matthew: What are you talking about? Get rid of Cam & bring Dr. Goodman back?! Dr. Goodman was so stiff & boring. He has no personality to speak of. It's no wonder he & Hodgins didn't get along! Plus he was dismissive of Zack, and that's not cool. Cam is awesome. She's smart, beautiful, & sassy. Plus, like Zack said, "It's handy having a pathologist in the building." An archaeoligist/museum administrator can't really add that much to the team.

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hes probiby going to another show. thats what usually happens when they kill someone off on tv.

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Mr. Boreanaz say in a interview that the young female FBI agent will be a regular on Bones next season. Great episode this week!

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I don't think anything happened between B&B; I hope nothing happened, I think Booth is bigger than that. If it did though, I'm done.
Poor Vincent Nigel-Murray, he was a fun character who will be missed. Wonder how they selected him as the squintern to be killed off? It could have been any one of the interns.
Next weeks season finale looks comedic, something to cheer us up after this downer.
Wonder what direction they will take next season. Wish Cam would leave and Dr. Goodman brought back. Don't know why they let him go in the first place. I like the actress but the character has added nothing to the series.