Aubrey lost his appetite after running into his fugitive father, Cam planned revenge against Hodgins and Max was MIA once again on Bones Season 12 Episode 5.
Our TV Fanatics Ashley Bissette Sumerel and Christine Orlando are joined by Pam, a Bones fan, to debate Cam’s revenge, Aubrey’s father’s return, and what dangling plot point we’re dying to see tied up after The Tutor in the Tussle.”
Should Hodgins have told Cam about the spiders and do you hope to see her take her revenge?
Ashley: Oh, he definitely should, but this way is going to be so much more fun. I'd love to see what Cam does to get him back.
Pam: Yes, he should have told her knowing how crazed she is about them. However, we wouldn't have gotten a nice scene filled with humor had he done so.
He wanted to get away from her as fast as he could, and yes I would love to see her revenge on him and maybe Angela will assist!
Christine: Of course he should have told her, but what fun would that have bee?. I can’t wait to see Cam exact her revenge, and if Angela helps, that’s an added bonus!
Which one show would you choose to watch, Looney Tunes, The Adam’s Family or The Twilight Zone?
Ashley: Looney Tunes!
Pam: The Adams Family but not the latest version, the old one with John Austin and Carolyn Jones.
Christine: I’m a Looney Tunes fan. I even named my cat after Bugs Bunny.
It appears that this is the conclusion of Aubrey’s father’s storyline. Rate it from 1 (boring) to 10 (fantastic).
Ashley: Ugh, you know what? I'm disappointed. This had so much potential, and I really wanted more from it. If this is it, I'm going with a 6. It's just something I think we should have gotten to see dealt with in a bigger way.
Pam: I give it a 1. We waited for this, to see them meet up, but we didn't hear them talk about anything. It was much ado about nothing ..... It was a belly flop.
Christine: I’ll give it a 3 at most. I like Aubrey and there was so much buildup to this storyline. It had such potential for great drama and more insight into Aubrey, but we didn’t get any of that. It was quite a let down.
Which plot would you like to see addressed first, Max’s mystery illness, the General’s son hunting for Booth, or Cam and Arastoo’s upcoming wedding?
Ashley: Probably Max's illness, but the others are a close second. And I hope that when we do find out more about what's happening with Max, that isn't rushed.
Pam: Max's illness. I don't want it first, because if he is going to die then we could lose him in a one episode appearance, but if it is spread over a few more episodes then I'd like to see that addressed first.
Bones and Max have had some major set backs in their relationship I'd love to see them share more time together as Bones ties up their storylines and they really find true peace in their father/daughter relationship.
Some of my favorite episodes have been when Max is involved. I love the chemistry between Emily Deschanel and Ryan O'Neal.
Christine: Definitely Max’s illness. But I agree with Pam in that I don’t want it wrapped up in one episode. If they are going to go there, they need to do it right and it needs to span several episodes, whether Max lives or dies.
What one thing would you change about this episode?
Ashley: I think it was a perfectly fine episode, but I'm getting worried about the fact that this is the final season, and we don't seem to be going out with a bang just yet. But one thing I'd want to see more of is Aubrey's situation with his father.
Pam: Truthfully, there wasn't much in this episode I remember without going back and watching it again. I think changing the conversation between estranged father and son was very basic.
Christine: Like Ashley, I felt like this episode was fine, but I expect a lot more than fine from a final season with only 12 episodes. I want every one of them to be amazing!
What was your favorite quote or scene?
Ashley: Brennan's reaction to "Boner Street" and why that's funny was definitely a highlight for me.
Pam: My favorite scene was between Aubrey and Karen. She was walking with him and talking about his father and he told her he was just talking with Jessica who was away in Europe.
Karen said something about how she was jealous and he gave her a surprised look, then she covered herself by talking about his father. She really likes him, and I think she came back to just be around him, but he has eyes for Jessica.
Christine: I loved Booth’s reaction to Cornelia. The man’s an FBI agent and a former sniper, and this woman’s advances took him completely by surprise. His expression when she touched his shoulder in front of her husband was priceless.
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