@ Alex Indigo You're welcome, and thanks back. That is why I still read the reviews and comments about shows I no longer watch ... You have summed up my qualms about Booth much better than I did. David Boreanaz is eye candy (although apparently he has other talents, being a good director one of them). And I have a sweet tooth for him, and have had, ever since Buffy. But with the loss of the chemistry between Deschanel and Boreanaz, and the addition of the seriously tiresome Sweets and the cartoonish Southern intern (Finn?), not even Hodgins and Caroline can save this one for me. Some shows (NCIS, NCIS: LA) get better as they go along. Some tank. Too bad. I have the DVD's for the earlier seasons, but if Zack is not in it, I seldom watch even an old episode. They've wrecked it.
I agree with you other ladies about Jim Cavaziel. Good grief! I didn't know anyone was allowed to be that gorgeous, since the young Robert Redford, or that sexy, since the 30-ish Richard Bradford ... I was set to wondering after this episode whether Finch actually does not have any way at all to "adjust" the machine, or whether he left himself a back door, still. I can see the logic of it being either way. If there IS a back door, Root may get it out of him. If there is none, then Kara's program may corrupt the machine indefinitely. One point about that is that the machine CAN be reasoned with. When Finch was kidnapped by Root, Reese told the machine that it had to help him get Finch back, or else. And the machine thought about it, and gave in. The machine can reason. So, perhaps if it IS corrupted, but has no back door, they can still get it to heal itself. Just a thought ...
TWO: I don't know the ins and outs of Hodgins losing his fortune, but I have thought about it a lot since I read the review. It seems to me that it would be totally impossible for a man wealthy enough to be the major funding source of the Jeffersonian (season 1) to have so stupidly invested his money, or banked it, with such inadequate supervision, that he could be reduced to depending on his salary by one thief. Shark number 546, please move to the front of the line to be jumped. I used to love this show. That's what is so seriously dismaying.
@ Alex Indigo Due to a total lack of anything else to watch and a disinclination to read, I did see the first episode of this season. I was not overly impressed. Booth any more makes me hiss with dismay, when I see the last one minute of the show after turning to Fox to watch the next program. (The Following, no pun intended) Also, I see the commercials for the shows weekly. In my opinion, they have dumbed down and Catholic-ed up Booth to the point where I cannot see what Brennan sees in him, aside from the face and body any more. He sounds like a religious fool. I have no objection to him having his religious beliefs, but again, this show has become rather preachy, as numerous posters have mentioned, and in this case, preachy about religion. But it is possible to be Catholic and not sound like a childish moron, and Booth is not managing to do that. He has not moved beyond catechism class. A senior FBI agent should not be coloring so much through his religious beliefs. I don't know the ins and outs of Hodgins losing his fortune, but I have thought about it a lot since I read the review. It seems to me that it would be totally impossible for a man wealthy enough to be the major funding source of the Jeffersonian (season 1) to have so stupidly invested his money, or banked it, with such inadequate supervision, that he could be reduced to depending on his salary by one thief. Shark number 546, please move to the front of the line to be jumped. I used to love this show. That's what is so seriously dismaying.
@ jen I will watch the season when the DVD's come out and I get them from the library. I like to have an idea of what is going to be on that menu. Also, there are reviewers and posters here whose opinions I respect, and I wish to read them. I do NOT answer to you, and if I find other programs more worth watching, and still wish to read and post here, I will do so. It is also remotely possible that someone who actually has some power on that show MIGHT read the comments here, and take them to heart. Continual pandering by fanboys and girls will change nothing. Alex Indigo is right. I commented about it at the time. The chemistry between Booth and Brennan crashed and burned at the same time that Emily Deschanel got married. It was astonishing and conspicuous.
He also played Mary Jo's husband on Designing Women, and had a short-lived show about a Las Vegas lawyer, back in the day. But he was brilliant on Quantum Leap. Due to coverage issues, I never got to see Enterprise... He has not necessarily come down in the world. He may just have the ability these days to be more selective.
Joe has a lot of followers, and I still cannot imagine why so many people want to be killers, or find him so charismatic. But I lost any belief in the general intelligence of cult members the day that I watched the news showing the bodies they found at Jim Jones's compound in Guyana. So, when that gang poured out of the house at the end to welcome Joe back, I really began to wonder how the FBI would win this. (Except, the writers will have them win.) But this is a mess. The FBI consistently look like boobs on this show. And Ryan seems to have a death wish. Every week he is begging someone to kill him.
I was moved to quit watching after the appalling season six debacle, and I wish I had stopped watching when they should have stopped this show, in the airport, with Booth going off to war, and Bones going off to Makapucu, or where ever it was, at the end of season five. It has never recovered from the serious mistake that was Hannah, and in the long run, I think they should have done as McMillan and Wife did when Susan St. James was pregnant the first time. Don't mention it, pretend it is not happening, and carry on. It sounds like I am missing nothing. And Cam should be fired for an relationship with one of those interns, who work under her authority.
Thank YOU, Christine! It's nice to know that at least you are trying. Good luck!
My favorite quote was at the end: "You've been played." I worshiped at the feet of David McCallum when he portrayed Illya Kuryakin, and I still do. He is utterly adorable. This was a lovely episode, which reminded me more of Mission Impossible than NCIS. Nothing wrong with that, though. I'd be happy to see two Ducky-Palmer-centered episodes a season, if they were this good. The biggest surprise was Palmer not taking the gun away from what he thought was a dead man. Anyone watching American television the last umpty decades knows to do that. I think McGee is in love with Abby to a degree which interferes him getting another girl. Yep, kind of tired of silly Tony. But too much of his life is portrayed as sad these days. He is too alone.
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