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Bones Season 12 Episode 5: “The Tutor in the Tussle” Review

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So this week’s review is going to be short and sweet and talk about three major points. This episode continues the streak of a really good season, and even the case of the week was interesting.

The first major point I want to about our Brennan’s books. There are times where I forget about them, but this week’s episode gave the best reminder. It was much more entertaining that she failed in becoming the person to read the audiobook versions. I feel like it made the whole thing even better as opposed to her actually getting the gig. However, the best thing about her books coming up again is finding out that Fisher is a long-time fan of her work and even wrote fanfiction at one point.

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Bones Season 12 Episode 4: “The Price for the Past” Review

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This week’s episode was a personal one for Booth. I appreciate that when they revealed the victim to be Aldo Clemens they took a moment to explain who he was. Upon seeing a picture of him, I did recognise him, but I still would have been a little unsure and most likely would have had to look him up, so it was nice to get that confirmation within the episode, and it didn’t seem too expositional. This was pretty easy for them to avoid because Jessica Warren (the intern of the week) didn’t know who Aldo was.

 

Booth’s religion and military background have always been constant factors within the show, so it’s always nice when we get an episode that focuses primarily on at least one of them. This episode was centered around his military background, but his religious beliefs did seep in a little. When we get this close to Booth and his past, it’s inevitable that that’s going to happen.

Finding out that Aldo sacrificed himself to protect someone was heartbreaking, but it opened up the door for a potential story line for this season. With this being the last season it would make sense for the big case/mystery to be personal and/or to affect the entire team. Family is a big theme within Bones, so to have something that would bring them all together and have such an emotional impact seems fitting. So when we find out at the end of this episode that Aldo was protecting Booth, and that someone could still come after him, it only seemed right that this could be the big story line.

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Bones Season 12 Episode 3: “The New Tricks in the Old Dogs” Review

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So this episode did feel a little more like a filler episode, but it was still enjoyable, which is one of the things Bones always does well. Every show needs to have filler episodes in which things can continue to move along, but nothing really profound happens. With Bones we do get these, but they’re always interesting and fun to watch.

We start off episode 3, the New Tricks in the Old Dogs, with a dark setting and three kids breaking into some kind of site that has a warning sign for toxic material. My favourite thing about this opening is the fact that the kids dressed up for the occasion, but were only breaking in in order to pull off an experiment. Which I have to admit was pretty cool, well, minus the dead body.

It’s a shame we never saw the kids again, but I did love the conversation between Brennan, Booth, and Aubrey in the car. I really appreciate that Aubrey is very much his own character, he’s pretty unique (really all of the characters are quite unique considering how many of them there are), but with Aubrey he started to come into the show as Sweets was leaving and I really love how they never tried to replace Sweets. Even when Karen Delfs came into the show, it never felt like she was replacing Sweets or trying to take his place.

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Bones Season 12 Episode 2: “The Brain In The Bot” Review

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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.

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Bones Season 12 Episode 1: “The Hope In The Horror” Review

This section of the review is spoiler FREE.

Having been a long time fan of Bones since it first aired in the UK back in 2006, I was a little saddened and even heartbroken to find it was on its final season. Waiting for season 12 to start was horrible because on the one hand you want your favourite show to start back again, but on the other hand, you don’t want to get any closer to it ending.

If you would like to recap on what happened in season 11 you can read about it here and here.

The first episode back was a good one. It carried on straight after the season 11 finale and managed to wrap up that story line pretty well while also opening up doors for future stories. Like we saw at the end of season 11 Zack Addy, played by Eric Millegan, returned to the show. Zack was a main character in seasons 1-3 and guest starred in 4 and 5 before returning at the end of 11 and guest starring this season.

Zack was by far one of my favourite characters of the show and to see him return for the final season was so exciting! Every time we got a new season I prayed he would come back, even just once and now that’s finally happening. If you remember Zack and are also a fan of his, don’t worry, its story in this episode is a good one and you won’t be disappointed at all.

During this episode alone we get to see everyone use their strengths to come together and solve the case. The intern this week is Wendell, and once again he proves to be one of the most lovable characters on the show.

Overall it was an entertaining and strong opening for the season and it seems like the rest is going to follow suit. They did a good job at filling in the blanks (about Zack) for those who might not have remembered, or who might have come into the show late, but they also don’t make it too repetitive for those who remember. It genuinely just made it feel a little nostalgic.

If you’ve seen the episode feel free to continue reading on, if you haven’t, then I hope you enjoy the first episode, and feel free to return once you’ve seen it!

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