Oh god, THIS IS SO MESSED UP.
- I actually went back and watched “The Widow’s Son in the Windshield” after I watched “The Knight on the Grid” just to get some more background on this case. I actually didn’t feel like my experience with this episode suffered all that much from seeing them out of order, though, becauseÂ Bones generally makes it easy for you to jump into the show at any place. Which is not to ignore the continuity and serialization thatÂ is present! That feels like a reward for fans who’ve been following along with the entire show, and it’s pleasant!
- This whole Gormogon plot is kind of fascinating to me because American secret societies are fascinating to me. Years ago, a roommate of mine was best friends with a family of Freemasons, andÂ holy shit, the Freemasons are interesting. And then you start getting into conspiracies about how Washington D.C. is laid out, andÂ I REALLY LOVE CONSPIRACY THEORIES, despite that I believe in… well, none of them? That’s sort of how I feel about religion. I am endlessly interested in studying various religions, I find nearly all of them to be satisfying to learn about, but when it comes to my own belief system, I can’t seem to put faith in any of them. Perhaps this is my journey towards finding something that suits me, but that hasn’t happened yet. Wait, I don’t want to imply that I’m also going to try out conspiracy theories and then stick to one.
- Like a lot of the more fantastic episodes of this show, there’s still an emotional reason for me to care about what’s going on. Lord, Brennan’s life is so complicated and weirder, and it only becomes more so when Russ’s girlfriend reveals that her daughter is in the hospital with cystic fibrosis. Does she go through her dad to get Russ to come home, risking his freedom? It’s a frustrating situation, for sure, because of the two worlds that Brennan lives in. Does her legal, rational side win out, or does she pursue her family, who are finally together and alive again?
- Brennan’s dadÂ is charming, but he is also a liar and a murderer, and it’s really hard to feel bad for him. I was happy that Russ chose to come home, and Booth is a big sweetie for letting Russ see Amy’s kid.
- HOW SCARY WAS BOOTH’S CHASE WITH THE KILLER’S APPRENTICE?
- HOW SCARY WAS THE BOMB ATTACK? OH MY GOD,Â TEETH IN THE BOMB.
- HOW SCARY IS ARTHUR GRAVES?
- OH GOD, this episodeÂ also doesn’t resolve the murder case! Goddamn it, they were so close to identifying Arthur Graves’s apprentice. But now there might be aÂ new apprentice? Well, this is going to be interesting.
- Best part of this episode: Brennan’s incredibly terrible attempts to act innocent in the vault. Oh my god, it’s utterly brilliant.
Tomorrow’sÂ Bones episode is PURE DELIGHT.