Bones Season 11 Episode 14 Review: The Last Shot at a Second Chance

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Things were slowly changing at the Jeffersonian on Bones Season 11 Episode 14, as the team investigated a victim who was looking for a second chance. 

Remember when Brennan punched that misogynistic jerk on Bones Season 11 Episode 12, and I questioned whether she should have been brought up on charges?

Well, the FBI did indeed follow up with Brennan by dragging her in front of a hearing to determine whether she would be able to continue to consult on cases with the agency.

Did I really think that they’d suspend or ban her from working on cases? No. There wouldn’t be much of a show if Brennan was relegated to the sidelines, but I kind of loved how little remorse she showed, even though it wasn’t her smartest move. 

Who didn’t want to hit that guy?

Having Booth watch out for her could be comical, although I found it odd that there was no mention of them being married during the hearing. 

Lola Marshall’s story was truly tragic. She had a daughter and a granddaughter on the way. She was rebuilding her life, and she should have had her second chance. 

Unfortunately, the moment I saw Thomas Hemingway, I knew he was the killer. I’ve seen the actor on far too many crime procedurals and that’s usually a sign of guilt on TV. 

Jessica and Aubrey binge watched all seven Star Wars films. In my opinion there are only four worth rewatching, but I’ll let that go. 

I find their relationship odd. 

Jessica: Nothing says romantic like having your first kiss interrupted by murder.
Aubrey: Or dirty street water.

Or a bloody nose! I just don’t feel these two as a couple. Perhaps it’s because I’ve never been much of a fan of Jessica. She feels like a weirder version of Daisy to me.

I don’t necessarily need Aubrey to have a love interest, but if he must, I’d like to see him move on to someone else, Just don’t let it be the profiler, Karen. She’s even weirder than Jessica!

Hodgins and Angela’s story was the most compelling and the most painful. 

At first, I suspected that Sebastian would start hitting on Angela, so when the two kissed at his studio, I wasn’t surprised. When it went farther than a kiss, I think I literally blurted out, “What the hell?”

I was relieved that it was only a dream. Despite how mean spirited Hodgins has been to Angela of late, I felt horrible for him when he heard his wife saying another man’s name in her sleep. 

When Hodgins told Angela he was going home but not with her, my heart stopped.

Hodgins: We're broken and it's my fault because I am miserable and what's worse is that I am making you miserable.
Angela: So change.

I have no doubt that Hodgins thought he was doing the right thing in giving Angela an out from their marriage, but that’s not what she wants. She made that clear in this Bones quote

This is life. It is hard and it is painful and it is everyday, but we fight. We fight together.


Angela wasn’t about to give up on their marriage just because things had gotten difficult, or in this case, hard as hell. She’s not in this for his money. She wants him.

Although I doubt their struggles are over, watching him take her hand while she cried was the first sign of the old Hodgins we’ve seen in a long time. 

My only disappointment from “The Last Shot at a Second Chance” was that we may never know what’s on page 214 or how it involves tribal masks.

Perhaps some things are better left to the imagination…or fanficiton.

Check back on Monday to see what our Bones round table team has to say, and if you can’t wait to see more of the team at the Jeffersonian, you can watch Bones online here at TV Fanatic. 

The Last Shot at a Second Chance Review

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Bones Season 11 Episode 14 Quotes

We wouldn't be happily married if we gave up after that first awkward moment.


Jessica: Nothing says romantic like having your first kiss interrupted by murder.
Aubrey: Or dirty street water.