THIS POST CONTAINS SPOILERS
This week’s episode of Bones was more lighthearted than the first episode of the season. In this episode we got to explore some artificial intelligence, and it was Brennan’s birthday.
This was a pretty incredible episode. In fact, it’s probably one of my favourites of all time. It was surprisingly funny, which was much needed after the intensity of last week’s episode.
Starting with the A.I. side of things, the case of the week was actually super interesting. AMI, the robot we meet, was oddly adorable and I would honestly purchase one if I could. I love how she was integrated into the case and we got to see her interact with Booth and Brennan, even though she ended up not being the murder weapon/killer.
A lot of the humour from the episode did come from the interactions with AMI, but also from Hodgins. This was very much his episode in a way. From the moment his eyebrow got accidentally shaved off at the crime scene I knew it was going to be a great and funny episode.
There was a lot of individual screen time for Hodgins, and although a lot of it was spent on the fact he was missing an eyebrow, he really shone this episode. I particularly liked his scenes with Daisy (who was the intern of the week), and how he spoke about coming to terms with the fact that he’ll never walk again. Hodgin’s journey has been a great one and I can’t wait to see where it goes by the end of the season/show.