If the winner is supposed to be the one whose improvement over the season is the greatest journey, then I would say that would have been Kirstie Alley. If the winner should be the one who is the most romantic dancer, then I would say, Hines Ward. Chelsea Kane struck me as being a good gymnast, but not such a great dancer. I felt that she deserved third. I would have been pleased with Hines or Kirstie taking first. This was the most even playing field of all the seasons I have watched (about one third of them) I enjoyed it.
The producers did not just jump the shark; they rounded up one of every species of shark on earth, and jumped them all. The ending shows a serious lack of imagination. The season was a train wreck. The center did not hold. Entropy ate my homework. I am really, really disgusted with the contempt that the producers have shown for the sensibilities of the viewers and fans. It is not that we want to see pornographic grapplings between Booth and Brennan. But it would be nice, after ALL THESE YEARS to see some rationale for the final scene. I said it in a comment on the review of the last episode, and I will say it again. The producers need to take the summer and watch reruns of Castle and old movies from the thirties starring William Powell and Myrna Loy. They have taken a pretty good show, and trashed it. Their feckless plotting reminds me, painfully, of Twin Peaks. That was an admitted pointless scam of the viewers. I had expected better of Bones, but no longer. No, I think they handled the announcement of the pregnancy very badly indeed. I think the pregnancy will make a mockery of this show next year, and take them off the air in order to make way for the ridicuous and pointless and unbelievable The Finder. This kind of incompetence is reminiscent of the cockup they made over at CBS with Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior. I guess the wizards at NBC who created the Tonight Show/Leno scandal have spread their disease of idiocy far and wide by now.
I was never a fan of hers, or of Paget Brewster's, so I don't care either way whether they come back or not. I would like to see the end of the cheaper blonde lookalike, the one with the outre story line of being the child of a serial killer, and having that qualify her to be in the BAU. The ridiculousness of having the new character look so much like JJ has just made me lose my ability to believe in the show ever since they introduced her. It was like having an airplane sitting in the middle of the Tudors. What here does not belong? But if getting her back means the end of the cheaper lookalike actress's role, I am all for it.
I fell asleep, so I was not aware that there was a cliffhanger until you all mentioned it in the review and the comments. This show never impressed me. I found the gymnasium setting to be ridiculous. The characters were as poorly developed as everyone says. The only actor I really liked in this cast is Janeane Garofalo, and I didn't care much for the person she portrayed. The stories were a stretch. At this point, the only one I can recollect is the one about the father who was blowing places up with his sons in them. I will never give this show another thought.
They would be better off to scrap the whole show, rather than just the one character, but if they intend to keep the show, it will be better without that ridiculous bartending pilot. It is still ludicrous; the basic premise is nuts.
Well, it was nice to see Buck and Wanda Moosejaw again. It was nice to see Ryan O'Neal again. The baby Hodgins and Angela had pretty much had to be sighted, or else the part would have to be played by an animatronic doll. Where would they get a blind baby otherwise? You can't teach a newborn to act. I liked the name. It was fitting. Typical Bones mystery of the old days, when it used to be good. I liked having Wendell trying to do the jobs of three people back in the lab, over a computer, whilst dodging contractions and mindful that Dr. Brennan would accept no excuses. I thought that Mr. Bray handled it quite well, but then, he always does. I always figured Wendell was the most talented squintern of all of them. I thought the reveal regarding Brennan's pregnancy was a major copout. But then, I have come to expect very little from this show this year. Leave us hope that the producers and writers take the summer to reflect, watch Castle reruns and then come back with a better plan. The whole season was just plain lousy, with one or two episodes as exceptions.
They clearly showed Patrick with his right hand in his pocket through the entire conversation with Red John. I knew that man wasn't walking away from that food court alive. Patrick had always maintained that he would be killing him, and no one could stop him. I think that with Lisbon's testimony, Graces's testimony, and the evidence on O'Loughlin's and Red John's phones, plus Patrick's and Lisbon's phones, that Patrick can make an excellent case for exigent circumnstances, and walk away. If not, he already showed that he can swim nicely in the school of sharks he will find in prison. I am just not entirely sure why he would bother to stay with the CBI after his quest has been completed.
As seriously unpleasant as they made this character, what makes them think that anyone will want to watch? I love Mary McDonnell's movies that I have seen, and I love The Closer, but I will not watch that character. I used to work for an arrogant woman like that one; I don't spend my spare tinme voluntarily observing another.
@ Minx -- They did have Palmer bring in his girlfriend (now his fiancee) one time, and introduce her to everyone. She is beautiful, and a mortician, I believe. My reaction to Cobb's death was pretty much the same as everyone else's: it was too easy; it appears to have been suicide by cop. If he thought that he could guilt either the SecNav or Vance, he is sadly mistaken. The SecNav has no shame. Vance is not one to take responsibility he can shuck. I still do not trust him. The best thing about this episode was the beautiful coffin. A friend of mine and his brothers made the wooden coffin for their dad a couple of years ago. I hope it was that lovely. I agree with the poster who said that the P2P killer storyline was confused and uninteresting. Unfortunate. After Swan Song, I did not expect an episode that good again, but this was very much a letdown.
I agree with the reviewer. No Hetty, no show. I also agree with viewer1964. That actress looks like someone froze her face. A facility for accents and language pronunciation does not make an actress. Director Vance continues his fine role of being untrustworthy. His loyalties have never been defined to my satisfaction in either show, except to his wife and children. If he wanted Callan, et al, to succeed, forcing them to resign as he did was not the way to do it. Now they do not have the umbrella protection of the US government. Interesting, but fluff. I have never believed in the reality of any of these characters. euriana is right. This show is Bondian, with about as much basis in the real world. I won't give it a thought over the summer, but I will watch it in the fall, at least as long as Linda Hunt is involved. No Hetty, no show.
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