I think it's sad that the writers decided to torpedo the only marriage in the core characters in thirteen years of stories!
I completely agree, it will take both of them wanting to save the relationship in order for the marriage to be repaired. Though for them to figure out if that's even possible, they need to communicate, if for no other reason than to figure out what the problem was in the first place.
In yet another example of how Jake didn't think things through, he cheated on Ellie despite knowing full-well that her close-knit coworkers are all extremely protective, carry guns, and one of them is GIBBS.
I like it when a show can give us a strong male-female relationship that doesn't automatically turn into something romantic, which seems to happen all too regularly on TV. Compared to reality, when there are tons of male-female relationships that are based on friendship rather than sexual attraction.
I agree that what Jake did was wrong. When he started having feeling issues with his marriage with Ellie, he should have engaged with her, expressed his problems, rather than bottling them up. Lack of communication was a major contributing factor that led to this outcome. If you're not happy in your marriage, talk to your spouse! Do NOT just keep it a secret. Figure out what the problem is and try to fix it! One thing is pretty much certain: having an affair will neither solve the problem and it will almost surely make things *worse*. If Ellie decides that she wants to try to repair their marriage, then Jake definitely has his work cut out for him if he ever wants to be worthy of her trust. I do not believe this is an entirely impossible task, but it surely won't be an easy one. Jake did something truly reprehensible, breaking his marriage vows, but I think that reconciliation is possible with genuine contrition and the corrective actions to back it up. It's a sad statement on marriage when "until death do us part" becomes "until it doesn't feel good anymore."
I definitely agree with you regarding the dynamic between LaSalle and Percy. It's nice to see a good, strong friendship like that!
I did, in fact, note in my review that Michael Grant Terry plays my favorite Squintern on Bones. It was one of the key reasons I recognized him so quickly.
It took me awhile to recognize him under that beard, but "Rich Dotcom" was played by Ennis Esmer, a Turkish-born Canadian actor possibly best known for his role as Oz Bey, the best friend character from The Listener. He also popped up Dark Matter, Covert Affairs, Nikita, and Flashpoint, among others.
The episode originally scheduled to air in this slot is now slated for next week, I believe. I'm curious whether the order will be restored when they release the DVD?
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