Happy Tuesday! How are things around the world, Bones pals?
It’s time for another Top Five Tuesday, and no, this isn’t a list of what I’m wanting to have happen…it’s a list of my all time (or at least five all time!) favorite case scenarios, or…situations.
Some people in the world DO watch BONES for the cases only, and to that, I say, “what’s that like?” in a genuine tone. Does it make episodes more satisfying? Even so lately? I am not sure, but I’m curious.
Having said that, here are some cases I love:
1. The Man in the Bear:
This episode seems to pop up fairly often whenever I’m listing any of my ‘bests’ when it comes to BONES eps, but it’s true always, I really love this one. Booth and Brennan outside the lab, quirky small-town suspects, great writing and a footchase. I love it.
2. Yes, I’m also biased toward this episode for a few ‘Booth & me’ reasons, but I also love this case. The way the themes of family and foster care and justice are woven together works really well.
I love how even though Booth figures out who the killer was, Brennan is the one who talks to Kelly.
3. The Baby in the Bough
Once again, Booth and Brennan are on the road, but what I like most about this case is that it showcases some good character development for Brennan. Booth is sort of the steady in this one (though interestingly enough, he’s the one who suggests Andy go into temporary foster care), but that allows Brennan to be a little more emotional. It works. Sometimes the cases on BONES feature victims or suspects that are almost cartoonish, but in this episode, it’s a very real situation with very real people, and I like that more.
4. The Passenger in the Oven
I like that this case makes Booth and Brennan work for it a little bit. They always do work hard, sure, but this one took smarts and people skills and time management and the ability to use other resources in a way that other cases do not always require.
I love the way they have to communicate with the rest of the team, and I love when Caroline authorizes Booth with a warrant at the last minute, allowing him to make an arrest.
5. The X in the Files
Once again B&B are out of DC, so I guess at this point, I’m sensing a trend. But perhaps there’s merit there. I guess if B&B are out of ther physical element, the writers have to find ways to make them more in their other elements, if that makes sense. I like when they are together too, I must admit!
This episode also has intrigue as far as the killer, and I like that.
Okay, enough from me. How about you? Which cases are your faves? And why?
Peace, Love & Bones,