**Sorry for the late posts lately guys…family/hospital times**
Without further ado, the next episode!
Written By: Janet Tamaro
Directed by: Scott Lautanen
B&B are at a muddy crime scene.
BRENNAN: I’m going to need all of the mud.
PARK RANGER: Is she serious about the mud?
BOOTH: Heart attack, Bones. Serious as a heart attack.
Another Sweets visit!
SWEETS: Dr. Brennan, Agent Booth…would it be fair to say that you use work to avoid confronting personal issues? Do you two ever discuss anything that’s not attached to work?
BRENNAN: Well, Sweets could be right; I mean, we talk a lot about work.
BOOTH: I talk about my kid.
SWEETS: Because he was almost kidnapped during a case.
BRENNAN: Ah, my father. We talk a lot about him.
SWEETS: Because Agent Booth arrested him for murder.
BOOTH: Mm…okay, what are you trying to get at here?
SWEETS: Your inability to share your personal lives. I thought that was obvious.
BOOTH: Okay, that was snotty. I don’t respond well to snotty.
BRENNAN: After a case, sometimes, we have a drink, or coffee, Booth has pie. I don’t…like pie.
BOOTH: Aw…you really should just give it a chance.
They agree to go out with Sweets and his girlfriend as a test. Meanwhile Zach and Hodgins are working on the case with mixed results.
CAM: So. We haven’t eliminated anyone from our list of suspects. Plus, we don’t know what that’s a cross-section of, and we don’t know what caused the damage to the front of the face. What, exactly, made you two come in here crowing “King of the Lab”?
HODGINS: I’m gonna go back and look at very small things under my very large microscope.
ZACK: I can probably identify the type of tool off this cross section.
They go on the “double date”.
BRENNAN: You’ve done this before.
BRENNAN: You have.
BOOTH: You really think that’s good?
BRENNAN: Yes, very.
Booth interrogates a suspect in his Boothy way.
BOOTH: Your friend’s name Garth Jodrey?
TIM: How’d you know that?
BOOTH: Special Agent Seeley Booth. Special.
Meanwhile Sweets’ girlfriend stops by to chat.
APRIL: I, uh…wanted to talk to you, woman to woman, if that’s possible.
BRENNAN: It is possible, because we are both women.
They have a suspect, but can’t prove it, officially. Booth plans on making the arrest anyway, so that everyone at least knows who did it, even if there’s no conviction.
BRENNAN: I’m okay with what you did there.
BOOTH: Mmm…yeah, thanks a million, Bones.
BRENNAN: Don’t get mad; I’m just saying that, I just like it better when we catch ’em, and they go to jail.
BOOTH: Yeah, well, sometimes it can get messy, Bones, but the point is, it gets done.
BRENNAN: This one started out in a bit of mud and ended in a bit of mud.
BOOTH: That’s very damned poetic of you.
The duck begins to imprint.
SWEETS: Oh, hey guys. I didn’t know you’d be here.
BOOTH: Whaddya think, Bones?
BRENNAN: He’s lying.
BOOTH: Hey, Sweets…Bones and I, we’re going bowling tonight.
BRENNAN: Yes, yes, bowling. You know what, you wanna come? To go bowling with us at the bowling rink?
BRENNAN: Bowling alley. The bowling alley.
SWEETS: Do you think April was pretty?
BRENNAN: Not at all.
SWEETS: You’re lying, Dr. Brennan. I appreciate the effort; thank you.
BOOTH: Come on, Sweets, whaddya say we go bowling?
The case didn’t stand out for me, but lots of Bones lore really starting to take shape here. Sweets is really becoming invested in B&B and is drawn to them and their unique partnership, while Zach and Hodgins are really working on King of the Lab, and through all of it, B&B are kind of figuring themselves out a little bit more. And discussing “pie”!
*Do you think Booth was “hiding his intelligence” or actually self-conscious about creating in front of people and not wanting to be vulnerable?
*What is Sweets really seeing in B&B and what is drawing him in?