Bones Review: "The Bones That Weren't"

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Let's get right to the meat of last night's Bones.

When you heard that Hannah, who had just been shot, but was planning on getting back to work, had an "avulsion" fracture, were you somewhat sad Brennan discovered it?

We're kidding, of course. No one actually wants Hannah to die (we hope). But having Bones effectively save her life was both sweet and sad at the same time, as intended.

Bones Saves Hannah

Hannah's going to be alright, thanks to Dr. Brennan herself.

One feels conflicting emotions watching Booth and Hannah on screen. The way Seeley's heart was ripped out last season, one truly wants him to be happy and in a relationship.

But is Hannah the woman for him? That's where it gets complicated, and never more so than last night's "The Bones That Weren't." On the one hand, they're very cute together.

On the other hand, that spark seems absent at times.

Compared to some of the scenes she's shared with Brennan over the years, specifically when she's been in crisis, Booth's feelings for Hannah, however genuine, can't compare.

If nothing else, the surprise conclusion last night and open-ended nature of Hannah's tenure on the show have left us guessing. We don't see this being wrapped up imminently.

Those hoping for Hannah and Bones fighting bitterly over Seeley may be disappointed, though. If anything, they're getting closer. Since they both love him, it does make sense.

Yes, Brennan made a choice to not be with him, but watching this is still hard on her. Overt jealousy is unlike her, but caring for her friend is, even if that includes his girlfriend.

We can't predict when or now, but there's definitely going to be some serious angst building up at some point, and hopefully, this is building toward the resolution we all want.

Kudos to all three actors for portraying the complexities of their relationships so believably. Props also go to the rest of the team, and science, which played a major role last night.

Booth and Twitch

Booth busts a suspect (Twitch from So You Think You Can Dance). But it wasn't him.

Science is always prominent on Bones, yes, but this week it was off the hook. Forming the plastic impression of bone and lifting the hand impression with gold dust? Impressive.

Angela and Hodgins both did their thing brilliantly, impressing even Brennan, who as we know does not impress easily. That skeleton was pretty cool, and the case intriguing.

The best part of the episode had to be Sweets' "interrogation" of the bronze Shakespeare, though. Right away, he determined the statue-like man has a "dissociative disorder."

The sheer length of Sweets' conversation in the appropriate vernacular was terrific, though, as was the fact that he actually gleaned some useful data from this old throwback.

As for who offed the street performer? Twitch from So You Think You Can Dance was an easy mark, but an incorrect one. Fortunately, we got to see more of his moves at least.

With a host of possible suspects, we were kept guessing until the end, when body language and the fingerprints-on-glass trick revealed all. Seriously, suspects. Just refuse the water.

Random thoughts, observations and Bones quotes:

  • Do you love or hate Booth's "rawr!" because it was directed at Hannah?
  • "The fluidity with which he moves should not be possible!" - Brennan
  • The whole conversation about the toilet seat was LOL material.
  • Think that ballet dancer could take Brennan and/or Booth?
  • "I'm shot, I'm pretty." - Hannah on why her story goes on

What did you think of last night's Bones? Discuss!

The Bones That Weren't Review

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Bones Season 6 Episode 5 Quotes

The fluidity with which you move should not be possible. It's like you have no Bones. I'm an expert on bones, and that is impressive!


That's it? Order me up a six foot guy, 37 years old with a good income and no mommy issues?