Friday, July 30, 2010

Extras from Fox

Screensavers, wallpapers, and icons are available from the Fox website. Link courtesy of @BONESonFOX.

Show your obsession!

TV Guide spoils Season 6

TV Guide has given us a lot of spoiler information for the first few episodes of Season 6.

Feel free to read and comment on these spoilers on this post only.

Spoiler-free bit: Looks like DB will be directing episodes 10 and 16 this year.

Twitter spoiler again

Straight from Stephen Nathan, another Twitter spoiler involving a storyline and location for Booth.

Who else is excited to see a little bit of this storyline? awards

Booth and Brennan take it in the Best Crime-Solving Duo category!

Do you agree with the rest of the winners?

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Jack Hodgins Tribute Video

Jack Hodgins tribute video from T.J. Thyne (thanks to Frieda for the tip!)

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

First season 6 promo video!

Fox has released a "Retro Music Video". It sure deserves its name because it seems like all old footage from previous seasons to me.
But let's enjoy what we are given! Counting down the days...

Video interview with Barry Josephson

Three film students interviewed Barry Josephson about his career and his film Aliens in the Attic.

You can find the whole interview here.

A few Bones references can be found around 9:44 until 10:54, but the whole video is definitely worth watching! Spoiler-free.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

King of the Lab - Trivia

Describe all the instances where someone other than Brennan sits in the front seat while Booth is driving.

Remember to leave your name in order to receive credit!

Monday, July 26, 2010

Emily Deschanel directing

They've been talking about it for a couple seasons, and it looks like they have a confirmed slot for Emily Deschanel's chance to direct an upcoming episode of Bones.

During the BONES panel at Comic-Con in 2009, series star Emily Deschanel revealed that she really wanted the chance to direct an episode of the show — but creator Hart Hanson was wary of the idea, since Deschanel already works crazy hours.

It seems, however, that her persistence has paid off.

...she’ll be shooting her episode in January, right after the BONES crew comes back from their holiday break.

See the full story here at GiveMeMyRemote including a short video. The article and video are spoiler free.

Thanks, Micki, for the tip!

Happy Birthday, Hart Hanson!

Happy Birthday, Mr. Hanson! All of us at Obsessed With Bones wish you a wonderful birthday.

Photo courtesy of his twitpic.

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Comic-Con panel video

If you'd like to see video of the Bones panel at Comic-Con but you don't want to be spoiled, here's a link for you. There is a detailed description of each of the videos telling you the portions that could potentially spoil you.

Let's keep this post spoiler-free. If you want to discuss any of the spoilers that may be included in these videos, please post comments on the previous post.

Friday, July 23, 2010

Spoilers from Comic-Con

E! Online gives us some spoilers directly from Hart Hanson, David Boreanaz, and Emily Deschanel.

More from Ausiello including a video interview with DB & ED.

Zap2It chimes in.

TV Squad adds to the list of spoilers.

TV Overmind shares as well.

GiveMeMyRemote also includes a video interview with Hart Hanson.

A behind the scenes video interview with HH, DB, & ED from Seat 42f.

Futon Critic video interview.

Zap2It interview with Hart Hanson.

Comments on this post will be considered spoilers, so chat away about what you think all of this means!

Comic-Con Reel 2010

A spoiler-free video--very fun!

Please keep comments here spoiler free!

Comic-Con news

Comic-Con updates will be coming soon. In the meantime, enjoy Michael Ausiello's twitpic!

Recurring characters

There is more information out about season 6 characters with major spoiler warnings! (Spoiler-phobic: Don't even look at the title of the article.)

Edit: Additional information from Ausiello

Thanks for the tip, Teri!

Feel free to share your thoughts here.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Today's Chatter Post - July 22th, 2010

Remember, only 2 rules:

  • Keep it clean
  • No spoilers
You may have heard that Michaela got cast in the movie "The Lincoln Lawyer" which is currently filming. So today's question is:

What are your other favorite works of the actors on Bones?
(Thanks for coming up with that one, Mindy! :-))

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Bones to be examined

Another find for a forensic anthropologist:

A forensic anthropologist in Madison is working to determine what kind of remains were found near Antigo Monday morning. A construction crew found bones and some material at a site four miles west of the city. They were working on the foundation of a new home Monday morning. The anthropologist is working to determine whether the remains are human. If they are she'll likely be able to determine the race and how long the person has been deceased.
The whole article can be found here.

Edit: Updated

A cameo of sorts

Anyone that follows Hart Hanson on Twitter knows how much he loves his FJ40.
It looks like we may get to see it in higher definition than a twitpic!

Recap of the day

The cast and crew were back at it today, and we've been given a little recap courtesy of Zap 2 It. It includes some spoilers about the team's return. Here are some of the spoiler-free bits:

Yes, "Bones" is officially in production, and cast and crew giddily tweeted about the start of season 6 throughout their first day. And the recurring theme? These guys really get a kick out of each other.

Creator and show-runner Hart Hanson might have been the most excited: "FIRST DAY OF SHOOTING, SEASON 6, "BONES"! (You can tell I'm excited by the capital letters. Or crazy.) DB already made me snort coffee."

He was quick to follow up that the snorting was laughter-induced -- something T.J. Thyne (aka Dr. Jack Hodgins) picked up on it as well: "The laughter on stage 6 is already audible across the lot to HOUSE. We are home. and oooo do we have good scenes for ya!!"

So is all of this lightheartedness a reflection of what we'll be seeing on the season premiere? We can only hope.
Doesn't it sound like a fun place to work?

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Today's Chatter Post - July 20th, 2010

The Chatter Posts are back! I apologize for the lack of them last week but I figured you were all busy discussing the various news and spoilers.

Remember, only 2 rules

  • Keep it clean
  • No spoilers

We are slowly inching our way towards the new season. So, due to popular demand, another question regarding favorite quotes. This time we are looking at season 4.
What's your favorite season 4 quote/moment?

Let's chat!

Dumbest Hot Cops

Buddy TV has a list of TV's 10 Dumbest Hot Cops. Seeley Booth makes the list. Before we get too upset, let's see why they deemed him worthy:

Technically, Booth isn’t a cop, he’s a special agent, and he’s not that dumb, just intuitive. But since he’s surrounded by the squints, Booth’s lack of book smarts sticks out like one of his belt buckles.
Is this just another representation of Angela's assessment that he is "brilliant at pretending to be stupider than he actually is most of the time"?

Monday, July 19, 2010

King of the Lab - Quote Trivia

Since no one got the complete answer to last week's King of the Lab question (SO close, though!), I'll be a little nicer this week.

How many times in Season 1 does someone say, "I don't know what that means" or a very close variation?

If there are discrepancies against our numbers, your answers may need to be clarified.

Best of luck, and leave your name if you want credit!

Friday, July 16, 2010

Season 5 DVD release date

Season 5 of Bones DVDs and Blu-ray discs are set to be released on October 5, 2010.

Bonus material on both versions includes Episode Commentaries: one will be found on "The Proof in the Pudding" with Tamara Taylor, TJ Thyne, John Francis Daley and Michael Conlin; another will be found on "The Beginning in the End" with Hart Hanson, Stephen Nathan and Ian Toynton. There are Extended Versions of the episodes "The Tough Man in the Tender Chicken" and "The X in the Files". There's also a Gag Reel, and Featurettes like "David Boreanaz: Directing the 100th Episode" and "The Nunchuck Way".
What are you most looking forward to on those discs? Special features? Gag reel? Commentary? Extended episodes?

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Season premiere scoops

Spoilers ahead:

Will the September 23 premiere be one full year post-finale? When is the team getting back together? Will we see any in between?

Ausiello gives us a new scoop to fill in some blanks.

And a little more background on what the trouble is can be found here from TV Guide.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Guest Episode Review: The Truth in the Lye

Today's review is "The Truth in the Lye", by Frieda

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I wasn’t sure how to go about this review. I had seen the episode recently and I didn’t know how I should start it. I knew what happened in the episode, but nothing special came to mind. So I started re-watching it, and BAM ! I KNEW !!! What is really fun in this episode are all the little sentences the characters send to each other' face, the little "picks" as we would say in French, as well as their acting. GREAT ACTING, really ! So this will be a short review with a lot of little sentences that I found quite funny.

The case : A body is found on the grounds of a constructing job, in a tub. The body is "immersed in a pool of what smells like a composite of domestic corrosives" says Brennan. Really nasty looking, but for once, we don't see much, except when Brennan picks up a piece of flesh and says "it's only skin !" really lady ?

After further examination, they discover that the man had "brittle bones" or "Osteogenesis Imperfecta" (more on that here ) So they go visit the families where children have the same decease and they discover that "the body" has TWO WIVES ! You read that right, two wives !

The body, Lawrence Turner (father of a little girl, if you live in Maryland) or Lawrence Seaver (father of a little boy, if you live in Virginia) is a 35 years old commercial electrician. To make sure that none of the women killed him after maybe discovering the truth about their two-timing husband, the FBI does a little experiment (put both women in the same room, will they acknowledge each other ?) Well apparently they don't know about each other, so the investigation goes on. Even though most people only say nice things about Larry, Pete, the contractor is pretty mad at him because he owes him $85,000 (that Larry was supposed to use to cover electrical supplies, but he apparently didn't because then the inspector cites Pete for cheap material). When asked for an explanation, dear old Larry couldn't give any to Pete, he just said he had problems with his wife (ok, but which one? ^_^) So, Pete has a motive, did he do it though?

Zach finds what looks like a key to solve the mystery, an "anomaly" as he calls it, a piece of ivory with teeth marks on it. Hodgins also finds something interesting. A finger from a rubber glove that was under the tub's drain stopper. Cam is able to pull a fingerprint, so they ask the wives to come back so they can take their fingerprints (and then they decide to tell them about having the same husband, but more on that later), but neither are matches. Keep looking team !
The anomaly Zack found is actually a chopstick that girls can put in their hair to hold their bun. Aaaaaaaah ... We saw a girl with chopsticks like that in her hair: the secretary ! So Booth and Brennan go meet her where she went to eat, and they discover that not only she is pregnant, but guess who she's meeting ? Larry's wives ! We got our killers now !

Back at the interrogation room, we learn that the wives met at a playground, they got to know each other and discovered that they shared more then kids with special needs, how nice (ewww). When they followed Larry to work the next morning, he led them to a motel where he met with Chloe the secretary! Although they all say that Larry dear committed suicide, Booth doesn't believe them. When they arrived to confront him, they apparently found Larry on the bathroom floor, the gun still in his mouth, his finger on the trigger, and Gayle (wife numero uno) buried the gun in her backyard. But how can a guy shoot himself and still have the gun in his mouth ? WEIRD !!! But, wait ... Cam found a crown that doesn't belong to Larry ... crown ... root canal ... crown ... who said they got late to the crime scene because they were at the dentist's ? PETE >>>>>> KILLER !

Brennan and Booth go meet him at the construction site, and they explain what happen for our benefit : Pete came to meet Larry to ask him where the money is, but because he had just received the phone call from his wives, he blows him off. Pete is not too happy about that, so they start fighting. Larry hits Pete who looses his crown (hum ... if you lose your crown that easily, it's time to find another dentist !), Pete hits him back. Larry lands on the socket casing, and even though he didn't land hard, because of his brittle bone condition, it killed him. That's an accident. But, people being people, instead of calling the police to report it, Pete tries to cover it up by staging the scene as if Larry had committed suicide. Then the wives come in and put Larry in the tub, case solved !

Booth : Believe it or not, it didn't choose the episodes I would review on purpose, but the titles are again very meaningful to me. In English "The Truth in the Lye" (talk about double meaning !) and in French "The Women in His Life" Booth is the character around which this episode is built. It's easy to see that the women in his life are Rebecca and Brennan and ... Cam ! Three women just like Larry ! (From what I read, people didn't like Cam when she first arrived, but I never had a problem with her, so I don't mind her and Booth together at all. I like the way they are together as lovers or friends, go Cam !) The big difference though is that none are his wives: he would have married one, he dated one and he's always known that Brennan was THE woman for him (from episode 100, The Parts in the Sum of the Whole). He works with two of them and has a child with the other one, talk about complicated !

The episode begins with a shot through a hallway that leads to a bedroom with two very active people in it. While re-watching, I really thought I would see Brennan, I never expected to see Booth. We are more used to seeing Brennan with her "intercourse partners" then we are Booth so that was a surprise. More surprising is his partner : REBECCA ! Wow ! There we learn that, "that was amazing and a huge mistake". Apparently Rebecca and Booth meet from time to time to have sex. Rebecca who refused to marry Booth because of her independence. Rebecca, mother of his child with whom he definitely "breaks up" towards the end of the episode (that is ... they'll never have any physical relations anymore, but they will always be there for each other as Parker's parents) . As much as I didn't like Rebecca in "Mother and Child in the Bay", I think she was nice in this episode. And the sexual tension between the two, mama mia ! How sweet of him to look at her go like that ...

You can see the regrets, but you can also see the joy of him knowing that she'll always be there for him no matter what. That's relation number one.

Then you have relation number two, Brennan, his partner, the woman whom he knew from the beginning that she was THE ONE (episode 100 The Parts in the Sum of the Whole, I looooooooooved that episode !) Except that, in this episode, he's pretty mad at her for gossiping about him with Cam (even though in her opinion Bones wasn't really gossiping, she was just trying to be normal and interact with a coworker). So they go their separate ways to investigate, but they have very interesting one on one moments :

Number 1: Booth tries to explain his relationship with Rebecca, the fact they they almost got married. When asked if he still loved her, Booth says no, "not like he did, not like that" Brennan asks why it can't just be sex, Booth tries to explain that "there's nothing 'just' about sex" but Brennan goes all logical/anthropological on us and explains that "all mammals need it. That release of serotonin. The rush of endorphins. Naturally you seek it with someone with whom you share a sexual rapport" (French word ! we say rapport sexuel = sexual intercourse) In butts Booth "Rapport, that's the word" But Dr Brennan continues "I know when I'm in need of release, there's a former partner or two I'm sure I could call" Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaargh, Bones, really ?!?!?! Come on ! We don't need to know that. Booth is just like me, he doesn't appreciate her comments so end of one on one number 1.

Number 2: After the case is solved, Brennan asked how it ended with Rebecca. Booth explains that the only time they'll spend together is with Parker. Then "You know what Bones, it might be all anthropology to you, but there are certain people that you just can't sleep with. I mean you can pretend that it's just sex. You can lie to yourself and you could say that it's all good. But there's too many strings and too much at stake, you know? Too much to lose. And while saying that, they just keep looking at each other ... awwwwwwww Brennan answers "Yeah I can see that" look, look, look !

Booth: It's over. I'd appreciate, you know, your support in that. look, look, look !

Brennan: I will. And if you should slip, I will keep my mouth shut about it. aaaaaaaaah the looks !
Booth: Thank you. But I'm mean it's not like I'm gonna ...
Brennan: No I mean with anybody. I'm sure Rebecca is not your only option for satisfying biological urges (this look means : Am I an option ? )

This looks means YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEES ! But you're also more than that !
END OF MOMENT NUMBER 2 AND B&B ONE ON ONES (because Hodgins and Angela arrive at that moment ...) But that was so sweet to watch ! All those feelings, all those emotions especially in light of "The Parts in the Sum of the Whole", I love it !

Then we learn that it was actually Cam who was really gossiping about Booth with all the squints. And here comes the third woman in Booth's life, his third relationship: Cam. The last scene is a replica of the first one, but this time, instead of Rebecca, Booth is with Cam. WHAT ???? CAM ! The first time I saw the episode, I was shocked, but ... I also liked it, sorry B&B shippers ! Yes, I'd like to see Booth and Brennan together, but it was nice to see Booth with somebody for a change. It seems like it's always Brennan dating somebody, let's Booth have his fun. Plus, it didn't last and Booth regretted it a few episodes down the road for putting Cam's life at risk using their relationship to push her to do something she wasn't ready to do.

The fun in this episode : Like I said, great acting, and great lines, so let the fun begin !
Brennan (recording herself): Victim is immersed in a pool of what smells like a composite of domestic corrosives

Booth: It smells more like ... (but he can't finish his sentence because Brenn interrupts, but we all know what he meant ... SH** or CR** or in French MER** !)

: Common drain declogger, acid wash, bleach. Submerged two to three days.
Pete's little say about the tub being a Godiva 3000 is fun too, but that would make a lot to write !
Angela : Talk about the proof in the pudding (when they have to go through all the lye to get the body parts (The Proof in the Pudding ??? That's the title of episode 12 of this season when the whole gang is locked down at the Jeffersonian examining JFK's remains) no funny but weird.
Booth saying to Zack after he showed him the liquefied wallet of the victim
Booth: You know what Zack? I'd like to go back to the old arrangement where you don't talk to me directly, ok ? Oh Booth, why so mean ?
Booth again, this time talking to Brennan
Booth: Thank you Bones, I appreciate you boiling me down to your anthropological inevitabilities.
Now, that "anthropological inevitabilities" is pretty hard to spell and he says it very fast. They must have had fun shooting that scene !
Discovering Larry has two wives: Brennan, Booth and Angela looking at the pictures
Booth: Whoa. Mine's Lawrence Turner, 35, commercial electrician.
Angela: Oh ...
Brennan: And I've got Lawrence Seaver, 35.
Brennan: Commercial electrician.
Angela: ...God.
Booth: I think old Larry's got two wives.
Brennan: More like two lives.
I just love the way the scene is shot, how they all three say their lines... great work !
Angela's sarcasm throughout the episode is just great. One line for example
Angela: Making him dead before he was doused in lye. Oh, happy day.
Zack going to the crime scene:
Zack (to Hodgins): I'm going on police business (he says that like a kid na na na na nere ! That's what we would say in French ! I'm going, and not you !)
Hodgins: So proud. (to Zack) and then to Camille "Does he mean out? In the world?"
Cam: We'll pin our phone number on his shirt.
Cuuuuuuuuuuute !
Just before revealing to the wives that they share a husband (which they actually knew, but pretended not to know)
Brennan: Are you sure this is the best time to tell them ?
Booth: After two days of nagging me, now you're getting cold feet?
Brennan: I do not nag.
Booth (serving her her own medicine): You know, it's an anthropological inevitability (here it is again !) for women to gossip AND nag. (hoooooooooo she got served !)
Telling the wives
Booth: Actually ladies, let me make some introductions. Gayle Seaver, Lila Turner. Lila, Gayle.
Gayle (wife numero uno): Hi Lila. That was very sweet of you. I'd just lost my husband.
Lila (wife numero dos): You did? So did I.
Booth: Actually, that's why you're both here, really. For the same reason. For the same husband. (and the way DB's eyes go back and forth, it's just hilarious !)
Gayle: I'm sorry?
Booth: Yeah. Me too.
Brennan: What Agent Booth is trying to say is that your husbandS, Larry, are the same Larry.
Booth: This will help. A little show and tell (and he gives each wive the picture of the other one with their child posing with Larry)
And that's where it gets nasty
Gayle: Well this is wrong.
Lila: It's a joke. A sick joke.
Booth: Actually, it's not ...
Lila (who gets up): My Larry would never ...
Gayle (getting up too): Your Larry?
Lila (yelling): Yes, my Larry..
Gayle: He's my husband. I've been married to him for 11 years.
They start getting physical with Booth in the middle, they scream and we don't hear what they say. Booth is a little lost, so he calls to the rescue
Booth: Bones
Brennan (louder than anybody else!): Ok let's sit. Everyone just sit down.
Gayle (sitting): This is ridiculous
Lila (sitting too): Fine
Booth gets a phone call and the drama continues.
Booth: You sure I can't get anyone a soda?
Ok, it must be horrible to discover that your husband is a polygamist. Not for me, please not for me. But again, all the actors played remarkably well, so it's really enjoyable !
How many times did we hear somebody tell Booth "So I hear you're back with your ex?" in this episode ? Funny to us, but not to Booth ! The little scene where Hodgins tries to give advice to Booth, oh just GREAT !
Chinese characters : Aaaaaaaaah, Angela again
Angela: What you thought were teeth marks, Dr Saroyan, turned out to be Chinese characters engraved along the side (of a hair chopstick).
Hodgins: What do they say?
Angela (I LOVE THAT ANSWER): They say: What make foolish man think I speak Chinese?
Hodgins: I thought you were half-Chinese.
Angela: And I think you're half-Swedish. Let's hear some Swedish !
Oh ! I so agree with that ! Why do people always assume that you are familiar with your country of origins customs ? I'm French, born and raised in France, I've never been to Africa, but whenever they hear African music, people are always like "Go dance the music from your country!" First of all ... AFRICA IS NOT A COUNTRY, WAKE UP ! Second of all I DO NOT KNOW HOW TO DANCE LIKE PEOPLE DO IN AFRICA !!! So, thank you Angela for pointing that out ^_^
Booth and Brennan on their way to meet Chloe (owner of the chopstick)
Brennan: And you think it's this Chloe girl because ...?
Booth: Of the chopsticks. As soon as Cam said it, I knew it. Because when I went to see Pete, she had chopsticks in the back of her hair and ... How did Hodgins find out?
Brennan: I'm sorry (I would be confused too, changing the subject so fast
Booth (and THIS HERE is the funny part, because Booth takes a very deep voice, a la Goodman): "I hear you're back with your ex."
Brennan: I don't know, I assume it was Cam.I was only trying to engage her in social intercourse. (INTERCOURSE ???)
Booth: Excuse me?
Brennan: Just trying to be normal. Congenial exchange with a co-worker. But if that's what gossip is, I don't like it.
Booth: You don't like it? I can't stand ...
While interrogating Lila (wife numero dos)
Booth: So you found Larry at his job, you shot him point-blank and you dragged his sorry ass back to the bathtub.
Brennan: Where you doused him in sodium hypochlorite, calcium hypochlorite. (Aaaaaaaaaaaah scientists, do they have to always use intelligent uncomprehensible words ?)
Booth: Or as you and I like to call 'em, bleach and Quickie Plumber
After interrogating the wives and the girlfriend and them saying that Larry committed suicide:
Brennan: Unbelievable
Booth: You got that right. They're lying.
Brennan: How do you know?
Booth: They've been lying since day one. They should have a dozen Oscars by now.
(And a very cute and serious) Brennan: I know what those are
After retrieving the gun:
Booth: You're saying it was suicide?
Brennan: I would except these holes are void of blood. Which would suggest they were inflicted after blood stopped pumping through Larry's head.
Booth: No, no, keep talking, I'll catch up (Cute !)
Brennan: Unlike this blunt-force trauma, no shortage of blood ere, proving he was dead before he was shot.
Booth: So, now we're talking about a faked homicide to cover up a faked suicide?
Brennan: A faked suicide meant to cover up an actual original murder.
Booth: Just when you think things couldn't get any more twisted ...
(In walks Cam, literally): How's this for a curve ball ?
Booth: In walks Cam
Oh I just love it ! The timing, the filming, the way DB looks at Cam, IN-CRE-DI-BLE !
And voila the end of my funny moments in the episode !
One last point: they've been showing reruns of Veronica Mars in France, and since I'm on vacation, I've been watching. I never saw it when it aired in the past and it's actually a pretty good show ! Anyway, my guy in that series is LOGAN ECHOLLS (Jason Dohring), and I've just realised that he looks a lot like Booth, especially because of all his comical expressions in this episode ! Or maybe, it's because of the haircut ? What do you think ?

Hummmmmmmmmmm cuties !

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Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Win a role on Bones

This just in from Charitybuzz:

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We have a date!

According to HH twitter, the season 6 premiere will be airing on Thursday, September 23 at 8:00 p.m. for the U.S.

Upcoming bad guy and team members spoiler

TV Guide gives us another spoiler as we move toward season 6. It looks to involve a potential major nemesis and ways it could affect team members. Read the wording carefully--it may not be saying what we immediately assume.


Remember that the actors will be starting filming next week, so more spoilers will soon follow.

King of the Lab - Trivia

I'm starting this one early since it could take a while.

List all the episodes where Brennan never wears her Jeffersonian lab coat.

Leave your name if you want to be crowned!

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Spoiler! Spoiler!

Alright ladies and gentlemen, this is a big one.

If you want to stay spoiler-free, please don't follow the link.

TV Guide gives us more information about potential characters and their connections to the cast.

Share your thoughts in the comments, but please keep comments about this spoiler to ONLY this post.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

King of the Lab - Screencap trivia

Name this episode:

Remember to leave your name so we can give you credit!

Monday, July 5, 2010

Today's Chatter Post - July 5th, 2010

Remember, only 2 rules

  • Keep it clean
  • No spoilers

How are you spending your summer?

Or is it winter now where you are living? Are you going on vacation? Working? Please share!

Friday, July 2, 2010

Today's Chatter Post - July 2nd, 2010

Remember, only 2 rules

  • Keep it clean
  • No spoilers

Let's have some fun:

What other roles could you picture our Bones stars in?

Remember to keep it clean! ;-)

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Happy Canada Day!

It's Canada Day! And since that great country brought us Hart Hanson and Tamara Taylor, we have reason to celebrate!

Bones Creator Hart Hanson
Every hit show has the brains behind it. For the hit FOX series Bones, creator (and Twitter enthusiast) Hart Hanson is the man behind the series. And a proud Canadian.

Since I'm having trouble with the pictures, you can find the whole story here.

Today's Chatter Post - July 1st, 2010

Remember, only 2 rules

  • Keep it clean
  • No spoilers

What was the most surprising case twist ever for you?

Um, aside from the whole Gormagon thing.

Guest Episode Review: The Mother and Child in the Bay

Today's review is "The Mother and Child in the Bay", by Frieda

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The Mother and Child in the Bay
by Frieda

I teach English and I love that language, but I'm French, so I apologize for any mistakes !
In French, the title of the episode is "The Father's Place". Yeah, we tend to give titles (to movies, series episode etc.) that don't have anything in common with the English ones and most of the time, I don't get it. This time though, I think they didn't do too bad. The episode is as much about the father and child relationship as it is about the mother and child one. Funny how one language chose to adopt the mother's side of the story when the other focused on the father, a classic example of the differences between those two languages close to my heart. That said, let's the review begin !

The episode begins with Booth and Brennan at the Jeffersonian on their way to a crime scene. Booth is explaining the case to Brennan : "The cops said the body washed up on the bay (the Delaware Bay). They think it could be Carlie Richardson". But the name doesn't mean anything to Brennan. Booth is surprised and goes on to explain "She disappeared a year ago, she was pregnant." She still doesn't see. So Booth a little cranky "Come on Bones. You have to get a TV. Or at least thumb through a People at the check out stand" (and Monsieur had to mime it ! ) Follows a little argument between the two:
- Brennan "Was it in the Journal of Forensic Anthropology?"
- Booth "Oh, you know I forgot to renew my subscription. You know what Bones? You need to take up some other interests."
- Brennan "Well, I'm reading Ted Gioia's History of Jazz. Was she mentioned in there? Or maybe in McGee's Science and Lore of the Kitchen ? Or perhaps I should develop an interest in the mainstream media's exploitation of crimes for entertainment value?"
- Booth "It's amazing Bones. You can really be snotty sometimes"

I don't know about snotty, but she sure sounded snobby to me ! This little conversation is fun to watch because they're walking in the building, Booth is following Brennan, and they're both making faces and smiling at each other's snappy comments, as you can see

Bickering like kids like always and that's why we love them ! Even though I won't do a scene by scene review, I described this one because I liked it ^_^. Let's move on.

The case : It seems pretty simple. The body that was found is that of a newlywed woman, Carlie Richardson, who was presumably murdered by her cheating husband, Kyle Richardson. Because her body was never found, he was set free. Both Booth and Cam are sure he killed her. And the evidence (both past and present) is really against him> In the past: He admitted that he had a fight with her on the day of her disappearance, he was scratched, he had affairs, he was seen by witnesses at the marina. > In the present: He disappeared when he heard that the body of his wife was found AND he hit the woman he lived with before he escaped. Doesn't that scream "GUILTY" to you ? Exactly !

Except, he's not ! The first thing that points to this fact is a locket found inside the remains (Yes, inside the remains !? It "melted into the lung during putrefaction " Eeeeeew ! It's all gooey when they take it out, ewwww really !) And inside, it's written "I love you. Kenny". Wait a minute, who's Kenny ? Maybe Carlie's lover ? Ah ! Another suspect in the case, no poker for Cam tonight ! (Yeah, one of the first thing she said was "Let's hand the prosecutor what she needs so I can have a nice weekend knocking back shots and playing poker" Oh Doctor Saroyan, so unprofessional ! But so human in that dehumanized lab, go Cam !) Anyway, turns out that Kenny was Carlie's dog. It was a present from her husband back in the days when they were still chummy. It had died a few months before Carlie's disappearance because Kyle had backed over it "accidentally" even though Carlie felt he did it on purpose, ouch, poor dog ! So, no lover for Carlie then ? Richardson is still the suspect number one !

Aaaaaaaaah but wait. New evidence are putting wrinkles into Richardson's guilt. Hodgepodge (Cam's nickname for Hodgins in the episode) found out that the body was first in fresh water and then in salt water. Because Richardson was spotted by witnesses at the marina and because there is no fresh water in that area, how can he be the culprit? Booth and Cam: not happy at all ! A little search at the only fresh water near the bay later...

look at geeky Hodgins

...they're still not sure if Richardson did it or not. They did find what looked like foetus phalanges in the water, but it turned out to be racoon's phalanges. The samples that Hodgins took don't match the ones that were taken from the remains. The only other fresh water is more than 60 miles away, doesn't match the timeline, so more proof that Richardson may not have done it. Cam is really NOT happy that they are finding more and more evidence that Richardson may not be guilty, even though she says that she's trying to find out who killed Carlie. Brennan says that they have to determine whether or not they're wasting their time on Richardson, which leads to a funny experiment.

They all stab a pseudo victim (I couldn't find any pictures, but seeing it live is better anyway. If you have the DVD, you have to look at the way they stab that victim, especially Angela ! They all have a reaction that is soooo them, it's a delight !) and it turns out from all the measurements that it was a woman who is approximately Angela's size that stabbed Carlie Richardson. That and the fact that Carlie's parents brought a picture where you can see the Richardsons AND Kyle's actual girlfriend (Karen Tyler) at some restaurant, when she said that she didn't know him before his wife's death makes the gang believe that she's the one who killed Carlie. Now, who said the case was simple ?

Since both Kyle's and an unidentified woman's DNA was found under Carlie's fingernail and to confirm their new theory, they interrogate Karen and take her DNA. Back at the lab, Hodgepodge and Angela discover that Carlie was killed in Gloucester City, New Jersey near the Rancocas Creek. There were thunderstorms in New Jersey two days after Carlie disappeared. They caused her body to be flushed down the Rancocas Creek into the Delaware River and into the Delaware Bay. Wow, even the dead can travel !

They go to the Rancocas Creek and they find a bag with the initial C.R. containing face cream and a nightgown... Seems like Carlie wasn't abducted after all. Did Karen befriend her and then kill her ? Booth and Brennan go see Carlie's friends again to check. That's where they learn that Carlie wished she wasn't pregnant. One of the friends confirms that she saw Carlie and Karen together (Carlie and Karen, Karen and Carlie ! Sounds like mister Richardson likes his women's names to start with the sound "CAR" however you spell it ^_^) Hum Karen is becoming more and more suspicious. Unfortunately, the DNA found under Carlie's fingernails isn't Karen's. Man ! Who killed that woman if not Karen or Kyle ?

And now, it appears that the fetus (or foetus, both spellings are correct) found with Carlie wasn't a foetus at all but a 2 weeks child. Her foetus was cut out of her, stolen and replaced by the 2 weeks dead child. HOR-RI-BLE ! The dead child's mother must have shook him to quiet him down, which resulted in his death (Shaken baby trauma).

Since they have the baby's skull, they can use it to see genetics similarities with the mother. Hodgins finds out that Betadine (an antiseptic used to prep patients for surgery) was used to remove the child from the womb. That, coupled with the Angelator's portrait of the child that has similarities with one of Carlie's friends gives us the murderer. Miss Corbis, the woman who said that she saw Carlie and Karen together is a vet, she has medical training, the marks on the bones were from a scalpel, there you have it folks ! She killed Carlie because Carlie had told her that she wished that she had never gotten pregnant, and according to Miss Corbis "It was wrong for her (Carlie) to have him". She had killed her son by mistake because she was a single mother, because she was alone and because she just wanted him to stop crying. (People don't always know that shaking a child is dangerous for them, I know that, but please ! Don't say that you did it because you're a single mom miss Corbis ! Plenty of women are single moms and they manage just fine !)

Anyway, case solved ! It wasn't the husband after all !

I'd just like to point that this episode shows that when law enforcement officers have in their minds that somebody committed a crime, they interpret all the evidence as illustrating their point. If somebody isn't careful and if you don't analyze everything carefully, it's easy to send an innocent in prison ! Booth and Cam were so sure that Kyle Richardson was guilty that they convinced me. And if the Squints hadn't been there, they would have sent him to prison without further examination of the evidence. I pray that something like that never happens to me !

The Squints
: I already talked about the stabbing of the pretend victim (you should really check it out !), of geeky Hodgins and of the Angelator. The only other thing thing I'd like to say about the Jeffersonian's team in that episode is that it is fun to see an episode where Brennan, the squints and Cam are still at odds. The beginning especially is edifying ! Brennan saying that the bones are hers and that Cam may compromise them, that Zach is HER grad student, she's really acting like a child ! And then Cam saying sarcastically "I have the utmost respect for the Doc. Glad she works for me." You can just feel the tension ! Cam saying that she wants them to wrap up the case so she can go play poker doesn't help her fit in in the least ! I'm happy that they are a real team now, it would have been weird if they were not !

Booth : The case being child related is a way to bring up the only child present in the cast: PARKER ! The mother in the American title and the Father in the French one are Rebecca and Booth. Booth is not happy that his ex's boyfriend is spending more time with Parker than he is. To make sure that the guy is alright, he runs a background check on him. Ouh, bad idea ! That makes Rebecca FU-RI-OUS ! She threatens him to "back off" or he will never see Parker again. I found that to be a bit much, really, really too much actually.

She appears mean in that moment and what she says shocks and hurts Booth.
How could she prevent her to see his own son ? Bitc.. (I didn't say it !) Fortunately, all is well that ends well. At the end of the episode, they all (Booth, Rebecca, Drew and Parker) sit together, what a nice family picture !
Plus, Booth being such a good dad, he's the one who tells a scared Kyle Richardson that he has to "step up" and take care of his son. Mr Richardson indeed rise up to the occasion and holds his son, the way he does it brings tears to my eyes. I'm oversensitive, what do you want. I wish that was the end of the episode it's so powerful ! I don't really get the little fight that takes place at the Royal Diner between Booth and Rebecca, but since it ends wells, I'm ok with it.

Bones : This episode comforts Brennan in her belief that marriage is an antiquated ritual. She is weary of relationships and she has a right to, case in point, Carlie Richardson ! She married somebody who killed her. Ah but no Doctor Brennan, he didn't ! The mean friend did, so see Dr Brennan, it's ok to love somebody ! She also questions the concept of motherhood (it's only because of serotonin !) which leads to an interesting conversation about Abraham. The Bones in that episode is very rational and a little jealous of Cam, but all in all she's ok.

I like this episode, it's fun, emotional and clever, everything I like about Bones !

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