Just when I was starting to think Bones could do no wrong, that it would never have a bad episode, this one comes along. This is probably one of the most boring episodes of ANY show I have ever seen. The forced perspective of the kid's skull meant that they made the entire Bones cast act completely out of character, and they constantly made up ridiculous excuses to have it in every relevant scene. They almost NEVER talk to remains or discuss the victim in other episodes, nor do they carry the skull or any part of the remains anywhere outside the Jeffersonian, they stay right on the examination table where they belong. Not to mention that having the perspective of the skull means that the camera angles for the scenes (which greatly help the mood) are gone, and that there's quite a few lines of dialog between the characters that the viewer is missing out on. Once they went back to the old perspective in the last few minutes of the episode I noticed a marked improvement, too bad it took them so long to do it. The worst part is that they could have done things like usual and the episode would have still had the same emotional impact. I hope they never do this again, EVER.
I agree that this Elena is sired thing is just a cheap trick (despite the fact that it has been mentioned before) to keep dragging the love triangle out because they can't think of anything else to do with these 3 when they're interacting with each other. It's the exact same reason Elena just can't love both of them, because then what else would these terrible writers (at love stories anyway) have Damon, Stefan and Elena do on this show? [Sarcasm] After all, Damon, Stefan, and Elena exist purely for the triangle and they can't possibly ever resolve it like mature people.[Sarcasm off] I've always hated love triangles because they make no sense whatsoever, especially in this day and age when things like open marriage, while uncommon, happen all over the world all the time. Everything else with the show is fine really, but this love triangle nonsense has always dragged TVP down, and unless they fix it TVP will never reach true greatness
I laughed a lot more often with this one than I usually do on these Family Guy episodes. The Conway Bieber cutaway is destined to be a classic, and it's even funnier since in that other episode where they cutaway to Conway all the time it was pretty bad, they actually got it right this time. For once it seems like they put equal effort into into both the A and B plots, usually one would be great while the other one would be terrible, but this time both were pretty good.
That's if the show doesn't end right then of course. As for Delena shippers, don't get your hopes up. I give it an episode, maybe 2 before Elena runs back into Stefan's arms again and they're back to the pointless (and especially in this day and age intolerant and really stupid) Stefan-or-Damon love triangle.
Even though I know that she will, I REALLY hope this cure storyline doesn't end with Elena going back to being human. Ever since she became a vampire, Elena has been much less of a burden to everyone, occasionally kicks some ass, and finally gets some character development, but she still acts like a spoiled 5 year old brat who can't deal with change. Elena needs 1 thing above all else in this show, she needs to GROW UP! However, we all know Elena is going to be a human again soon enough, she'll go back to being Elena "designated hostage" Gilbert and Elena will once again no longer contribute to anything that happens except as a bargining chip for the bad guy.
@Lovesrtuck And just why CAN'T Elena have both Stefan and Damon? I've never understood this either/or crap that love triangles always devolve into. As long as Elena truly loves them both and they return that, then there's nothing wrong with having them both. As for this episode, I liked the fact that they had a lot more action than they usually do, VD has always filled up the time with a bunch of irrelevant crap that never ends up actually going anywhere and I'm glad to see they kept that to a minimum.
Excellent episode as always. However THIS was priceless: Ziva:"You never went to the bar, you stayed home playing with yourselves!""I mean, with each other." I love it when Ziva says stuff like that. You'd have to be clinically insane to NOT like her.
Now brother, I will kick your rear with the ancient martial art of bloodbag-fu!
NCIS is best when it's case and it's character development go hand and that wasn't the case this episode. The Abby storyline was mindnumbingly boring, like all Abby centered storyline are, because they always give her some emotional problem the entire episode out of nowhere (worse, she solved this recurring nightmare crap I don't know how many episodes ago) that Abby spends the whole episode whining about that makes you want to scream "GET OVER IT ALREADY!!!" rather than as the caffeine fueled, incredibly happy squirrel that everybody loves her as. The rest of the story was good enough, but I felt like they could have stretched the crisis conselor's part to at least a couple of episodes and used him to get deeper insight into the psyche of the team members we otherwise couldn't have got instead of him just being there to set up a few jokes but ultimately mean nothing, I'm surprised there's no mention of him talking to Ducky though, considering he almost died.
I felt like this episode's plot was kinda rushed due to their need to get things back to the status quo, but otherwise it was excellent. Having Pelant get out of everything at the last minute was expected though, I'd never even seen any of the trailers or anything and I still expected it, he's too good of an antagonist to just be thrown in jail and that's it. As for the old FBI agent, I thought from the beginning that he was probably Pelant's mole, the sheer amount of obsession that guy had with getting Bones arrested throughout the episode on top of everything else the man did (I can't remember that guy's name either) to imped the team's efforts beyond all reason clued me in on that, the flower in the trash can just made it all but a certainty.
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