Bones Review: Hooked

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A beached fisherman, Parker home from London and Hodgins on a quest to decimate the Jeffersonian budget.

"The Warrior in the Wuss" sure made for a fun but eclectic hour of Bones this week.

Brennan & Booth Investigate

A fisherman out of water was the least of Booth and Brennan's worries. We, as an audience, were more than pleased to welcome Parker back into the fold. It felt like forever since we'd seen him last!

It was kind of sad that they tried to portray Parker like he was going through some sort of depressed phase now that he's not the only child in the family. I was going to be a little disappointed if that's where the narrative went. Who wasn't a little disturbed by the cut-up photos at first?

Then it turned out to be an epic family-centric mobile. Parker has some serious engineering skills in him. I love being reminded how smart he is. I only wish they would keep him around a bit longer.

Speaking of smart, I think Hodgins was rather genius in his strategic use of those machines for which he busted the Jeffersonian budget. He even admitted that he'd managed to use all three to solve the case. I just can't wait to see whether or not Cam allows him to keep them all. Maybe that alcohol will make her change he mind?

As far as the case went, I think that's the fastest I've ever seen a dismembered head be recovered. Lucky Booth was in such a hurry, or he might never have tripped his way into that shallow bed of water to find it!

How sad/funny was it to see that video of that little girl beating up the victim on YouTube? I can't believe they incorporated that to establish Blake's alibi. I'm starting to become ashamed of being a young person in this day and age. It's assumed we live to get embarrassing and defeating footage of others to post on the social media outlet of our choosing. So not true!

Other highlights from the episode:

  • Sweets threatening to get out of Booths car.
  • Booth yelling at him not to.
  • Hodgins impromptu Founders Day Party
  • Hodgins using his new toys to prepare the food for the event.
  • Hodgins successfully performing an autopsy on a worm.
  • Hodgins acquiring so many noteworthy moments.
  • Brennan trying to anthropologically rationalize Parker's behavior... to his face.

What machine would you have made Hodgins return? Do you wish Parker would stick around a bit longer?


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I adore Parker. He should be in more eps. Or at least get mentioned more. Booth with his two children in Parker's room was the sweetest.


i was a little annoyed with Hodgins, he acted as a spoiled brat, why should he get all the toys when it will get mommy(Cam) into trouble, not to mention that the rest of the kids can't get any, and with this over use in money will probably never get any. plus, does anybody else remembers that it was established long ago that Hodgins hates all corporation parties! so him being upset that this one was canceled was a little puzzling for me.
on the Parker front, i was really waiting for Bones to have a sit down with Parker and to have the talk in her blunt way which will turn out to be the right way that would clear all the misunderstandings. and i really wanted her to compliment Parker on his intelligence and engeniering skills when the present was revealed.
on an off note, the whole worm thing reminded me why i never drink Tequila! leads to nothing but troubles and worms in the stomach.


I could see Brennan reminding him, as Sweets did, that he is a good man, a good father, and that these things he has are all because of that. Maybe Booth will start to believe - truly believe - that he is NOT like his father, nor is he defined by his own relationship with his father -- that he is his own man, and his own kind of father. She, of course, would assure him that this is exactly the kind of father she expected him to be ... because she knows him - she sees him for who he is ... not his past experiences ... but what they, and his life choices have made him to be. Another opportunity for an Ah hah, moment for Booth. His awe at the end of this episode reminded me of his facial expression while and after he was staring at the stadium seats when he opened the box his father had left for him.


I had a suspicion that he might have been doing something that wasn't so bad ... and, yeah, it was cute. However, as a parent I would still have discussed the lying, the covert pilfering of B&B's belongings, and not notifying the sitter of his whereabouts. At the end, it was sweet how Booth kept looking at Parker ... as if he couldn't believe how well it had turned out - - and how proud he was of him. I could just see him saying to Bones ... "This is the family I always wanted and never really believed I would have. I'm blown away by that ..."


It was cute ... not astounding. But pretty cool. I liked the murder. I totally enjoyed the humor. And I was happy there was good stuff going on between Brennan and Booth. She looks fantastic, by the way. I loved Sweets threatening to get out of the car while Booth was driving. Also, the subtle - or, perhaps, not so subtle - references in the case regarding how a manly man doesn't share things with others so as not to look weak or not in control. Booth learned from that ... which is evident in the fact that he told Brennan he wanted them together to approach Parker about his activities.


I loved the side story with hodgins. But, the chemistry major in me would just like to point out that his toys are called instruments not machines. I took an instrumental analysis class in college and it was a big no no to call a mass spec a machine.

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Bones Season 7 Episode 10 Quotes

This little turd could end up being our Rosetta Stone.


You can't stab someone with a fish, Booth!