Bones Review: Cold Cut

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A hairdresser in a landfill, Brennan with the post-baby blues, Booth struggling to make her happy and Aristu in an uncharacteristically informal mood.

"The Don't in the Do" sure was an interesting installment of Bones that left me wondering: would I ever go to the salon again?!?

Brennan, Booth Pic

It never ceases to amaze me how nasty some of these body reveals can get. I think this one that included the birds will have me wary of any animals flying above at least for the next day or so.

The birds, however, have nothing on the sheer terror that overcame me at the discovery that the shampoo boy had actually scalped Santiago for his hair. I will say, though, that no man should really be rockin' his coif like that. It's a matter of personal preference; but if you don't, then crazy Shampoo boys can't get obsessed with it and kill you for it. That's all I'm saying.

At least in between the dropping bluejays and landfill scene we had a lighthearted moment between Brennan and Booth.

Though I suppose lighthearted for us was akin to terrifying for Booth, as he was faced with Brennan's dissatisfaction with her wardrobe choices post-baby. Likening the encounter to walking into an airplane propeller was an astute observation. I wish all boyfriends/baby-daddies/future husbands(?) were as sensitive to those kind of questions as he is! Double points for his attempt to get Dr. Saroyan to back him up, though Brennan knew better.

At the Landfill

I love how Sweets tried to counsel Booth about the situation, and that Booth wasn't having any of it. Their bromance is so one-sided, and it's a riot.

We do have to give Sweets some credit, though, he did get the lingerie thing right... sort of. It seems Brennan's not unhappy with herself, just a little "uncomfortable." Almost seemed like for a minute Booth's gift was only going to give him more problems, but right there at the end, the two of them looked like two mischievous kids about to have a little bit of grown-up fun. Did anyone else think it was cute Brennan admitted she'd never had lingerie like that before?

Another cute (though at first slightly disturbing) aspect of this episode was Aristu trying (and failing) to hide the fact he'd been published in the Forensic Journal. I've never seen him so informal, or so enthusiastic, as he was this episode. I only feel poorly that his piece got pumped for a puff piece on Selena Gomez.

Is that even possible? It certainly lacked credibility, but it sure made for a fun moment with Brennan. Someone should tell her that Selena Gomez is not a doctor, and that reading that article has the potential to drop her IQ about 15 points. Seriously, something like that should never makes its way into a professional journal of any kind!

Did you feel bad that Aristu wasn't published? Were you as upset as I am that Bones shamelessly plugged a Camry (even though this isn't the first time it's plugged a car)? Sound off on the episode now!

The Don't in the Do Review

Editor Rating: 4.8 / 5.0
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C. Charles is a TV Fanatic Staff Writer. Follow her on Twitter.

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Bones Season 7 Episode 9 Quotes

I am not familiar with Dr. Gomez's work, but I am sure I would enjoy reading it.


Good luck. I hope I don't have to fire you.

Brennan [to Aristu]