Some thoughts from last night’s episode:
OK, I stand corrected. Well, sort of at least. I didn’t think there would be any way the show would have Brennan leaving the Jeffersonian. But, at the end, she did to join a research project in Indonesia. However, the project conveniently is only for one year; giving her the opportunity to return. And, since the show is about her, we know that’s going to happen.
I was also impressed with the unexpected twist that had Booth re-joining the Army and going to Afghanistan for a year and, toward the end, Angela and Hodgins traveling to Paris for the same length of time. Those things were a surprise.
The thing I liked most about this episode is it creates a major potential for change next season. Brennan might find someone or discover she prefers research to catching crooks. Booth might come back a changed man. And, Angela might come back pregnant (or even with a baby).
I’m not so sure I like Sweets breaking up with Daisy at the end of this episode. For a guy who supposedly loves her as much as he does, he is sure quick to give up on their relationship. Is it really that big of a deal to wait a year for her or to take a year-long vacation to go with her? If he’s upset she put her career before him and concerned that will continue to happen, I could respect that. But the episode never really made his reasons clear.
Speaking of Daisy, could you imagine sitting next to her on a plane to Indonesia? I hope Brennan remembered her earplugs. Still, I do actually like her better than some of Brennan’s other assistants so I hope they bring her back.
That part with Hodgins and Angela’s dad (ZZ Top’s Billy Gibbons) was funny but a bit predictable. The best part of that had to be Sweets distracting those guard dogs by pretending to be a cat. Either he was very convincing or those dogs need to be better trained.
And, one final note. Since I’m on the subject of Hodgins and Angela, if Fox ever decides to cancel this show, they really should consider a spin-off starring those two. Yes, Brennan is the one who figured out the murder weapon. However, that part was actually pretty boring compared to Angela using her computer to figure out where something might be missing in the victim’s apartment (the victim was a hoarder) and Hodgins using silverfish eggs to determine the missing object was an old gnome statue worth $50,000. Just think of the possibilities if they had a show all to themselves.