OK... I finally sat down to watch the last two Bones episodes of the season. Keep in mind that I gave up on the show after 4.8: CMitML, and I haven't watched a single episode since with the exception of 4.12:FitI. I had heard that they were going to deal a bit with Booth's past in that episode, and that's a topic I've always been exceedingly interested in! It was one of the few areas the writers fell short in during S1 & S2 IMO, though I understood b/c they were busy developing the dynamic of the partnership and the team. Of course with S4 writers taking on the topic, I walked away from FitI completely dissatisfied with the exception of it spawning my one-shot fan fic
pairing Booth & Agent Perotta :-/
So... my thoughts on 4.24: The Critic in the Cabernet
- I thought the whole "Brennan wants a baby thing" was way too Season One Brennan! They completely discounted any and all emotional development we saw in this character from The Boy in the Bush
However... I can see why the fangirls LOVED this episode! I liked Sweets! He was back to doing what he was designed to do, which is deal with the B/B relationship. He poked and prodded and "stirred the pudding"
! I really found myself enjoying the B/B back and forth again, which I hadn't really been able to do in a LONG time.
Booth in the hospital ~ OMG!!! This episode really hightlighted DB's acting ability! Especially the emotional range he has with just his eyes!! When he was lying in that bed and they were plugging things into him... he looked so much like a lost little 4 year old boy I found myself wanting to weep. Then... he finds HER... the one person you know he need- wants- is waiting for... AHHHHH
. So Sweet!
And, in an instant, there is the fear and regret and a million "What Ifs" written across his face.
Man- That man can act!
(I just wish Hart wouldn't listen to him about storyline or character development!!!)
All in all I give this episode 1 1/2 thumbs up (out of 2). With the exception of the Stewie part, I didn't find myself wanting to scream and rant at the TV, and only mildly disappointed in Brennan. That's really quite an improvement from where I was at with this show!
And now I go to watch The End in the Beginning
. Unfortunately I have been spoiled for the episode, so I know what is coming. Plus, my big brother, whom I finally convinced to start watching the show right when I quit, called me 25 minutes into it to rant about how stupid it was, and cursed me for getting him interested. He then called me after the episode was over to tell me it was some of the "worse TV he's ever watched". I don't find this discouraging however! He and I have very different taste in movies, books, art... etc. We have just started comparing TV watching, and while we do watch some of the same shows (Like In Plain Sight, Eureka, and Dexter) we watch for VERY different reasons!