I know I’ve said it before that my first ep of Bones was Santa in the Slush (gray sweater represent!), and then I went back and rented season one and watched it immediately (and so on). There were a lot of episodes I liked a lot, but this one, The Man in the Fallout Shelter, made me actually cry actual tears. I had certainly enjoyed episodes before this one, but by the time the closing credits rolled on this one, I was hooked.
I’m trying not to compare The Finder with Bones, because I don’t think that’s necessarily fair. But I guess I’m not necessarily fair, haha, because I’ve still been thinking about it. The key to having a quirky main character (like Walter Sherman, and in some ways, Temperance Brennan) is that the audience also has to care about the character– we as viewers have to want to know more. Even if I didn’t always agree with everything Brennan said or did (or Booth or any other character), I almost always was left wanting more. Some of that is due to Emily Deschanel and her awesome acting– not to get fanficy on you, but there always seemed to be more lurking in those pretty blue eyes! I’ll say this…it will be interesting to see whether or not Walter Sherman has that “I want to know more” factor. To be fair, I suppose that means giving The Finder 10 or so episodes in order to hook me; I’m not sure if that will happen or not! The point of this post is that this is a great episode of Bones!
Here are five things/moments I love from this episode; feel free to add your own in the comments!
1. Zack’s robot that won’t follow directions
2. Shirtless Hodgins
3. The “ruining the true truth with facts” conversation
4. Brennan talks with Ivy Gillespie
5. Brennan joins Booth at Wong Foos
Okay, what did I forget? Make your favorite moments known in the comments! In the meantime, here is your B&B of the day. It’s actually not just B&B, because like I said, this was an episode where I really fell in love with the show.
Peace, Love & Bones,