A pretty good episode, if somewhat predictable. I knew from the outset that Arastoo was going to get infected, since being one of the squinterns they can afford to stick in a reason he'd be gone for a while and he is expendable enough to kill off. I also knew that Arastoo would survive, unlike Vincent or Fisher he's not hated enough by the audience to get killed off (personally though, I'd rather have had just about any squintern killed off except Vincent or Fisher). What I was pleasantly surprised to see didn't happen and was dreading the whole episode was the B.S. bit of dialog, something akin to "I must be objective, I can't have someone around that affects my judgement, bye" that ends all relationships between the boss and the subordinate in fiction. I'm glad to see that when the inevitable breakup happens, they aren't going to shoehorn in such a ridiculous breakup excuse as that.
@Ugh EXACTLY! It's been made quite clear that Carter doesn't really care for Family Guy, it's style of humor, or it's characters, yet for some reason he's decided to spend his time reviewing it. Somebody who doesn't understand how a particular show/book/movie etc works and why isn't going to rate it well regardless of how good it is, but somebody who does understand is able to distinguish between what is genuninely good about it and what is truly bad. In short, Carter, if you don't like a show, you shouldn't be reviewing it.
"Well, the plot never really felt like it got going on one consistent thread."
Carter, have you ever actually watched Family Guy before? No episode of Family Guy has a plot that was on anything that could possibly be considered "a consistent thread" from it's very first episode. Jumping around from story to story several times an episode without really ever finishing whatever the previous story was has always been standard fare for the show's entire existence.
I think that Bones' refusal to believe that her daughter bit other kids isn't about her belief that her child can do no wrong, in fact she's perfectly aware that Christine can, but refusing to believe that her child could do something so... average is what she objects to, which is perfectly in-character for her. If there's one thing that Brennan has always been throughout the run of the show it's that she's been extremely arrogant, perceiving herself as superior to the vast majority of people, especially when it comes to intelligence. ANYONE who refers to Bones as average in any area whatsoever offends her greatly, it's one of the few things that she will ignore all evidence of no matter how much of it is shoved in her face, and this would naturally include any children she has. She refuses to believe Christine could possibly do something like bite other kids because it's something a normal kid would do, and she can't accept that something that came from her is anything less than exceptional.
@M And that's under the assumption that curing the originator of the bloodline doesn't cure the entire bloodline along with it, in which case Katherine could probably kill Klaus without a problem, but she'd be a normal human again, and Katherine revels in being a undead bloodsucker.
"And yet I fear that her defense of Sweets and their shared moment in the bone room is leading somewhere I would personally rather the writers didn't go--a reunion between Sweets and Daisy and a rekindling of their romance."
Miranda, we all know that's precisely where this is going, whether we like it or not. Pretty much every episode that Daisy has been in since the break up has had at least one scene with Sweets and Daisy that makes it obvious the writers are trying to ease them back together, and for the most part the two of them can't shut up about each other whenever both are in the episode. In fact, that's pretty much Daisy's purpose since the break up, she probably would have been kicked off the show entirely if weren't for this "will they or won't they?" dynamic Sweets and Daisy have.
Nice to see a Palmer centered episode, though I was expecting Palmer to get killed off the entire episode because Plamer has hardly ever appeared in an episode for the last season or so, ever since he started getting married, and when he was there he didn't do much of anything. It was good to see Palmer featured promiently for once and actually contribute.
Oh yeah, and on top of everything else bringing all the supernaturals back would have allowed Kol and those other 2 originals who's names I can't remember at the moment to appear in the spinoff.
I think the writers missed a good opportunity here. Elena should have supported Bonnie's efforts to break down the limbo for Supernaturals. Why? It's because if Bonnie succeeded (that's if it isn't just a complete load like I suspect it is) then Kol and all the vampires that died as a result of Elena and Jeremy's killing of Kol a few episodes ago would have been brought back, and thus Elena would redeem herself in the eyes of the fanbase who are still whining about that. I suppose they still have the chance to do that though.
As for the 12 needing to be sacrificed, just have somebody turn 12 people into vampires and then kill them, then they'd be brought back along with everybody else.
Now that I think about it, I've seen signs that the writers are losing their touch ever since Booth and Bones became a real couple. It seems that they don't really know what to do with those two after they put together. They now lack the whole "we say we're not a couple but everybody knows we're lying" and finding ways to make that interesting and funny. Now they make them act like a cliched stereotypical couple that the writers stick into as many "these two REALLY love each other" lovely dovey scenes they possibly can instead of treating them like a real couple.
Oh yeah, I almost forgot. This was a decent enough episode I suppose, but I've come to expect far better than just decent from Bones and any show I like in general for that matter.
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