Hello and Happy Monday, Bones fans!
This episode is another one where the end scene just totally took my breath away. I don’t have definitive research, but the part where Brennan tucks the handkerchief back into Booth’s pocket, and then he sort of touches the spot and their hands ALMOST touch, but not quite…yes, I think that moment might have a good chance to win the award for “most times I rewound a scene, inexplicably hoping it would change each time I did”. Just the entire end scene, where Brennan is taking Booth’s advice to share something personal to Sweets, to when she turns on Booth and demands the same from him, to how he freezes up and then talks only to her, etc. AHHHH!
I also remember when this episode aired, someone commented something like, “I happened to tune into Bones after a few years, enough to see Booth shoot out those speakers, and I thought. Yep, Boreanaz can get it. Anytime.” Haha!
It’s always great when Stephen Fry is around as Gordon Gordon Wyatt as well!
My only complaint about this episode really is that it is part of a small series of episodes in which some new fact was learned about Sweets as part of the case. In this one, he’s got a huge death metal phase in his youth + experience w/child abuse. In Double Trouble, it was that his mother worked in a carnival, and in Princess and the Pear, we learned that he loved sci-fi. None of those traits/facts are out of character necessarily, it was just a little bit convenient that he had a personal connection to each of the cases so quickly together as a way of fitting him into the episodes!
But enough about that. What do you like about Mayhem on a Cross? What didn’t work for you? The comments are open.
Edit: I forgot the moment of B&B! For shame!