I like this second part of the season 4 premiere more than the first. I like Inspector Pritchard and I like the way B&B help solve Ian’s murder.
Like with Part 1 when I was always a little nervous that Brennan might have chosen Ian, there is definitely chemistry between Booth and Pritchard. I remember during this time, David Boreanaz would get annoyed whenever he would hear Booth called a prude. I always thought there was a more conscious effort in season 4 and beyond to sort of recognize Booth’s sexuality. And this episode is part of that, including the invitation he receives from Pritchard, and the whole “Everest” stuff. Thankfully that is in the past.
Like many people, I thought a lot Booth’s actions and interactions in the U.K. were over the top because it was such a fast transition from American Cowboy to the polka-dot tie, so to speak. But I do think the end scene does have some cute moments, including this moment of B&B: