Monday, November 10, 2008

King of the Lab - Trivia

This past week, with "The Skull in the Sculpture," we got a tiny glimpse of old Hodgins - the guy who loves to play with the big toys. He's more than happy to get his hands dirty, and overjoyed when it involves something powerful and fun.

This isn't the first time we've seen him do something like this. Another great scene is the wood chipper from season 1. He gets to bring in a big, powerful machine, that's no where to be found in the lab, and play with it. Classic man with power tools, only sometimes this guy gets to pick up tools the normal, obsessed male cannot.

There is at least one more moment where he's gotten to use a big, fun tool. Can you name the episode, and specific item that overjoyed him, where he got to have more fun with power? It wasn't even in the lab, but, like the wood-chipper, that doesn't preclude some fun!


em-jay said...

The Man with the Bone. Hodgins got to do more of his diving in the tunnel. Does that constitute a "tool"? There were at least special tools involved.

Wendy said...

No, I started to specifically exclude that anyway just to make sure no one went that way. That's more of him having fun, but I'm looking for his joyous use of something specific that he would never get to use as part of normal lab work.

Carolien said...

The bulletproof vest in Two Bodies in the Lab?
He seems quite happy with that

em-jay said...

Ha! That was my next guess, Carolien! He WAS pretty excited about that.

Wendy said...

Not a tool :)

Best comparison is to think of the Jaws of Life and similar things.

The wood-chipper comparison is a bit of a tangent, which is my fault. Think of something he can hold in his hands and use.

Wendy said...

Okay, I've already said that it's outside the lab, to narrow it down. But, here's another hint:

We don't actually see him use this, he's just enthusiastically telling Cam how great it was, and he compares it to a movie.

Shoï said...

Bodies in the book. He used a flame thrower. I didn't know if this one counts since we don't see it.
English is not my native language.

Wendy said...

That's it exactly :) Good job!

Jeannie said...

Good job, Shoi!

Shoï said...

Thank you Wendy & Jeannie :)
BTW, I look forward to your coming reviews, especially the girl in the fridge review.
I wanna write more but I can't, I should have paid more attention in English class. :(
One more thing, I really enjoy listening to your podcasts. :)

em-jay said...

Congrats! Good memory, Shoi!

Amanda said...

I was watching my DVDs last night (I had Christmas knitting to do and I'm going to do it right!).

I noticed in "The Boy in the Bush" Brennan says to Zack that she worked at Waco at the Branch Davidian compound identifying the bodies of children.

If she were at Waco she would have had to been 17 when she was ID'ing bodies. While she could have gotten her GED right after her parents disappeared, this seems very young to be far enough ahead in undergrad studies to help ID bodies. Of course, she COULD have been a few years into college and working as a grunt moving things for everyone else. (AFAIK she only ever mentions her first day of high school when she borrowed her mother's belt without asking, and that could have been the same year her parents disappeared).

This is the same episode where she says her grandfather is the one who got her out of foster care. I noticed that, while she's telling Booth this, the song playing is "Some of Us" which includes the line "...some of us lie/but it's all just the way/we cope with our lives."

I found that very interesting and wonder a little bit if it was the writers not doing their homework since it was the first season and first seasons are weird, or (since we're now several seasons later), it's Brennan's way of coping or not letting people into her life.

Okay. It's obvious I thought about this just a little too much.

Shep said...

Everyone here thinks about this way too much. That's evident in all our obsessive analysing!

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