Ugh...end it now! Seriously - how can anyone believe the Pelant could do ALL of the things he was shown doing? Not that they can't all be done, but all by one person? I understand suspension of disbelief, but this was a lot. I think the only "good" parts in my mind were Angela and Hodges scene, and the ending scene - although I don't know how hard it would have been to just say somewhere in there either with the eyes or written word Pelant's name and all would be understood. It allowed for good dramatic tension between Booth and Bones, but it was too contrived for me. I long for the stories of old that played out without all the heavy-handedness that this season has had - Bones has been dropping further and further down in my must-see list with every week, and this did nothing to make me want to think about Bones all summer waiting to see what happens. Sigh :(
I actually think it worked better in this order - having shown this one first and then last week's episode now would have really had people wondering how Beckett could think that Castle doesn't appreciate her (IMHO anyway). And, like Beckett's hairstyles, the flashback clips really show how much more fit and handsome Castle was back then (again, IMHO). It was one of the better clip-style shows and I appreciate that. Also loved that Gates knew (seriously, how could she not???) Anyway not a bad episode. I just hope that it doesn't make the continuity seem off since it's hard for me to see how she can go right from "I love you" to possibly thinking they aren't going anywhere, he doesn't appreciate her, etc. that has been hinted at.
This episode was amazing! I really believed Marina Sirtis in this role - she did an excellent job! (Now all we need is Jonathan Frakes coming back to direct an episode with her in it to complete the ST:TNG ship circle.) And her tie-in with Eli David is interesting as well. I will look forward to her returning.
I liked the Tiva interactions all along the way - from Tony giving Ziva her Bodnar space, to his supporting and focusing her at the bar, and finally to his encouragement of accepting who she is now and finally expressing that in such an intimate conversation in the car...the chemistry between the two of them is palpable. Oh, and Tony's hand reaching out for hers after the crash...epic!
And that final scene - not unpredictable but definitely shocking in light of the conversation that just took place. I certainly hope these two can finally just be happy one of these times.
I also enjoyed seeing Ducky pissed off - David McCallum is such a fine actor. And Vance and Gibbs playing well together. All in all, except for McGee's lack of subtlety, this episode was jam-packed with goodness from start to finish. Anxiously awaiting next's week resolution (love and hate those cliffhangers at the same time!)
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