“Harbingers in the Fountain”
Written By: Hart Hanson and Pat Charles
Directed by: Ian Toynton
Are you guys even ready for this episode?
We meet Avalon Harmonia. Although, Brennan kinda already knows her in a way…
Brennan is back from a long trip and definitely not into the card reading.
AVALON: Ok, I see a sick man in a hospital. He takes refuge in a dream life. You’re there in the dream and you’re helping him to create that dream life by telling him a story. You’re both so happy in the story, so happy it’s almost sad when he wakens. The man whose life you saved is really excited to see you again.
BRENNAN: No, I don’t save lives. People are already dead when I get to them.
AVALON: I’m pretty sure you saved somebody’s life. A man with a heart of a lion.
ANGELA: Booth has a lion heart!
Booth is reinstated! Though Sweets has concerns.
SWEETS: Do you miss anything about the alternative life you experienced while in a coma?
BOOTH: Yeah. The clothes. Mm, I miss those clothes. They were great clothes.
Brennan arrives back at the lab. Apparently not knowing Booth was still recovering.
BRENNAN: What did Booth do while I was gone, solve boring normal murders?
CAM: He hasn’t been reinstated yet.
BRENNAN: The doctors told me that he’d be fine in a couple of days, that’s why I went.
HODGINS: Oh, I’m happy personally and professionally. Unsolved murders have gone up a thousand percent since you’ve left.
BRENNAN: Well, I find that hard to believe.
HODGINS: Rough estimate. Welcome back!
They are reunited!
BOOTH: Look at that, I’m reinstated on the day that you come home. That’s the weirdest coinkidink ever.
BRENNAN: No, it’s not even the weirdest coinkidink today.
Angela tries to get them to dig deep…but nope.
ANGELA: That’s interesting because Avalon says that you two were linked in a very profound and spiritual manner…she also says that in your weirdo alternate shared life experience thing that Brennan was pregnant. It’s odd that neither of you mentioned that.
They decide to investigate when Angela’s psychic talks of hidden bodies.
BRENNAN: Sweets said that your dream was nothing more than your comatose brain processing what I read to you from my book.
BOOTH: Wait, the point is how did the psychic know that if she isn’t psychic?
Booth questions Avalon as they investigate.
AVALON: You’re worried you lost something…You never lost anything in that coma, Agent Booth. You gained something.
Booth confides in an old pal his ongoing concerns.
CAM: First drink since the brain operation?
BOOTH: Yeah, since uh, you know getting back to work.
CAM: I’m honored. An auspicious occasion. So what do you want?
BOOTH: Just wanna share a drink, you know, with one of my closest and dearest friends who, you know, I can trust um with certain things…
After the investigation on the bodies continues, Avalon admits her sister has been missing for years.
ANGELA: Avalon told me she had no family.
BRENNAN: Obviously telling the truth her sister’s been dead for ten years.
ANGELA: Yeah it’s just you’d think that was something that would show up in the cards.
Booth calls on Angela to help.
BOOTH: Exactly. And you know what, Angela is going to get to work on the Internet and find out all that information for us now.
ANGELA: Yes, sir, on my way, you bet.
BOOTH: Hey look, I’m sorry, Ang. You know, it’s first case back, you know, it’s been a long day. Maybe I got something to prove. I’m sorry, you look, you look beautiful.
They continue to investigate. Avalon remains a suspect, but Booth listens to Avalon about Brennan and runs to save her.
AVALON: Let the neurosurgeons have your brain. They know about your brain. They don’t know jack about your heart.
AVALON: She’s in terrible danger. You gotta go to her now.
Ugh, this episode is literally so good.
And oh, oh. Oh….
They get the bad guy, but everyone ends up settling. For now.
BRENNAN: I’m sorry we couldn’t get him for killing your sister.
AVALON: Sometimes you gotta just settle for the second best situation.
AVALON: You two are going to keep doing things as usual.
BOOTH: Sometimes you gotta settle for second best.
Ok, I didn’t get everything. I know that. But man, what a jam-packed epsiode!!! Thoughts?!
I’m still aching for Booth, healing alone and desperately trying to get reinstated, and having to withhold his feelings as Cam and Sweets tell him to be super careful, and then he’s so careful, he takes back the “I love you” way too fast and…I’m aching for Brennan who knows Booth isn’t 100% but wants to help him get back to himself and then gets told “I love you” but she doesn’t get to fully react on that and it’s gone.
But props to everyone on this episode. So. Many. Layers. And David & Emily continue to amaze me with how they can show so much with slight facial changes and body language. Bravo! Ugh. I need to rewatch this like 5 times in a row now. 🙂