Yay!!! Finally time for one of my favorites of the series!
“Two Bodies in the Lab”
Written By: Stephen Nathan
Directed by: Allan Kroeker
Brennan is cyber dating:
<Firsttimer34551>: It’s been two weeks of typing; I think we’re ready to have a meal, if only to give our fingers a rest.
<Doc206>: I’m enjoying the anonymity.
<Firsttimer34551>: Oh God, don’t tell me your picture was a fake.
<Doc206>: Just carefully lit. How about yours?
<Firsttimer34551>: I Photoshopped out my third eye. I’ll meet you at 7 at Nolita’s on K Street.
<Firsttimer34551>: Still there?
Dr. Goodman: Temperance.
Dr. Goodman: I startled you…
Brennan: Yeah, I was just chatting with a friend online.
Dr. Goodman: Sorry but we have a new delivery, top priority. Sounds like a good friend.
Brennan: Yes, it’s fascinating how interests and intimacy can be cultivated online.
Dr. Goodman: So you’ve never met this friend?
Brennan: I’ve done enough Googling to schedule a dinner. You said there was a delivery?
The team examines a new body in the lab. Zach examines the bones.
Zach: Yeah, I can have them ready about eight tonight.
Brennan: Uhhh, can’t work tonight. Tomorrow morning is fine.
Angela: You have a date tonight.
Brennan: It’s not a date, it’s a meal.
Hodgins: With a man?
Angela: Did you meet him on the website I told you about?
Booth: You’re dating online?
Brennan: Well it’s a practical way of objectively examining a potential partner without all the game play.
But Booth is more romantic about it…
Booth: You know, what ever happened to seeing someone across a crowded room, eyes meeting, that old black magic gets you in its spell…
Brennan: There’s no such thing as magic.
Booth: Oh–there’s magic.
But they have more pressing matters, a new body.
She gets a call from her date at the scene.
Brennan: You disapprove?
Booth: I said great.
Brennan: With attitude.
Booth: Don’t go overboard with psychology. It’s not your thing.
Brennan: Look, I am an adult Booth. I see men. I go out with them on occasion. I sleep with them.
Booth: Hey, you know what? That’s cool but you don’t even know who this guy is that you’re meeting.
Brennan: I have trekked through Tibet avoiding the Chinese army. I think I can handle meeting someone for dinner.
Booth: Fine, you know what? You have fun with Dick431 or whatever his handle is.
Brennan: Yeah I will.
Brennan waits for her date.
Brennan: David, hi. Yeah I’m here well I guess I’m two doors down. No, I know the traffic on the beltway can be brutal. Okay. Bye.
Booth: Bones! What the hell are you doing?
Brennan: Working. Why does everyone find that so odd?
Booth: Why? Oh, I don’t know. Why? Because maybe an hour ago someone tried to kill you. I don’t think it’s a good idea for you to continue to work these cases.
Are we just “partner worried” Booth??? Hm………..???????
Brennan: This is what I do Booth.
Booth: Alright look, whoever killed these victims wants to make sure you don’t finish your investigation.
Brennan: Hundreds of criminals would like me to stop what I do. Are you suggesting that I just give up my career?
Booth: Just be reasonable.
Brennan: Fine. Logic suggests that the shooter is involved in one of these cases so I should find out who killed them before he tries to shoot me again. Did Forensics recover the bullets that were meant for me?
Booth: Kenton is pulling all the files on the case on all mob activity six years ago. Brennan there is one other person we have to look at, your date.
Brennan: Well I spoke with him, Booth. He was in his car in traffic and why would he want to kill me?
Booth: Why would somebody want to kill your victim over there? Look Brennan, I know it’s hard for you to admit you’re wrong about something but I really don’t care about your feelings right now, I’m more concerned with your life. So they’re bringing your date in for interrogation, grab your coat.
Brennan: I’m working.
Booth: Brennan! I’m not letting you out of my sight until I find out who is trying to kill you.
Say it with me now guys! Awwwwwwwwwwwww!
They bring in Brennan’s date for questioning. It turns into Booth being like the dad protecting his daughter from her date!!
Booth: Excuse me, I’m special Agent Seeley Booth. I’ll be asking the questions. You want to sit down?
David: Sure, I mean I didn’t see anything. When I got to the restaurant I saw the cops but I had no idea that it had to do with you.
Booth: You’re an investment banker, good looking guy but yet you find your women online.
David: Excuse me?
Booth: Can’t you find any woman at work?
David: Well she was online too and she’s a great looking doctor. Your picture doesn’t do you justice by the way.
Brennan: Thank you. Yours either. The resolution must not be very good online.
Booth: So this whole online thing, how long does it last because if it’s just a way to, hook up. I gotta tell you. It’s pretty low.
David: You know one of my partners met his wife online.
Brennan: You’re kidding?
David: No, they’ve been married for five years.
Booth: Doesn’t mean it’s not creepy.
David: Okay, I’m sorry. Did I miss something cause I don’t want to get in the way or between…
Brennan: What? Uh, no.
David: Well then maybe we could reschedule dinner?
Angela: Hey. The victim was Penny Hamilton, nineteen. She was a student at American who disappeared walking back to her dorm. She was about to go to Haiti to work at a medical clinic.
Brennan: Booth is going to think that this is his fault.
Angela: He knew her?
Brennan: The killer has done before. Booth couldn’t get the evidence he needed. The guy promised Booth he never would.
Angela: So how do you like David? It’s not often you can interrogate a guy on a first date.
Brennan: I like him. Booth still doesn’t approve but I told him to mind his own business.
Angela: Hey, Booth is a big strong hot guy who wants to save your life. I mean you actually have a knight in shining FBI standard issued body armor, so cut him some slack.
Zach: I cleaned the bones Dr. Brennan. You could eat off them.
They gather clues and have suspects and then we are back at Brennan’s.
Booth: No you’re squints can handle it. You haven’t slept in over a day, Alright? You need to get some rest. I’ll sleep on the couch.
Brennan: You think you’re staying here with me?
Booth: Yeah. Nice place by the way Brennan.
Brennan: No, I’m locked in here, Booth. I’ll be fine.
Booth: Okay look I want you to stay away from your windows too, okay? A sniper has a clear shot from any of these surrounding buildings.
Brennan: I could have just stayed at the lab. The security is tight there.
Booth: Then you would have worked. You would have gotten tired and you would have been more vulnerable when you did go out. Trust me this is the best, alright? So, where’s the TV?
Brennan: I had one but it broke. I’m…I mostly just read and listen to music.
Booth: So let’s listen to some music. Huh?
Booth: Whoa, what’s this? Ha.
Brennan: What is it?
Brennan: Uh, how did that get there?
Booth: Oh please everybody loves Foreigner.
Booth: Hot Blooded? Talk about a guilty pleasure. Check it baby.
Poor Booth gets blown up!
At the hospital…
Booth: Did they gather all the evidence from the explosion?
Brennan: You’re sure?
Brennan: Yes. Booth, I was there. They were very thorough and I was very annoying….
You know on your x-rays, there’s a history of multiple fractures on your feet consistent with beating. It’s a common method of torture in the Middle East, beating the soles of the feet with pipes or hoses.
Booth: Yeah I know.
Brennan: And there are indications of injuries sustained while you were shielding someone.
Booth: How the hell can you tell something like that?
Brennan: The scaring shows that the rib cage spread in such a way that…
Booth: Yeah, okay. A buddy of mine, he lost his weapon and I uh, I tried. He didn’t make it. You know you shouldn’t be looking at my x-rays.
Hodgins visits Booth in the hospital.
Booth: Why are you here? Is Brennan alright?
Hodgins: Sure, yeah no. She’s with your compadre. I came by to see how you are.
Hodgins: No, I guess not or maybe your killer is getting sloppy.
Booth: That’s not like him.
Hodgins: Well it wasn’t like him to use explosives either. People change. It’s the wonderful thing about life. Now we can get him before he gets Brennan. Can I have this one?
Booth: Someone planted that evidence so that we’d find it. Someone who knew what we were up to.
Hodgins: Someone at the lab works for the mob. I can see it. There’s not much difference between a corrupt corporate government and organized crime.
Booth: You’re right.
Hodgins: Excuse me?
Booth: The only way that this could unfold is if someone on the inside was orchestrating things.
Hodgins: People never tell me I’m right. They only say I’m crazy. Love you, man.
Hodgins: What the hell are you doing?
Booth: You’re driving.
So Brennan’s “protector” turns out to be the baddie:
Kenton: You don’t get rich working for the FBI. When I was undercover the Romano’s were very good to me. When you accept their generosity; you have no choice but to do what they ask.
Brennan: Is that how you live with yourself if you take choice out of the equation.
Kenton: It’s no different then Booth taking out someone from the other side when he was a sniper in the Gulf.
Brennan: That was a war. His actions saved lives.
Meanwhile, Booth is coming.
Booth: No, no, no. He hears noise; you know he could freak out and kill her. We got to be careful.
Agent: There’s no we, Booth.
Booth: Yeah, I’m going in with you.
Agent: You can barely stand.
Booth: I said I’m going with you. Give me my gun.
Booth: Alright. Okay, Alright. Hold on. Oh, it’s okay. I’m right here. It’s all over. Okay. Shh. I’m right here, alright. It’s all over. Shh…alright.
Brennan: How did you get out of the hospital?
Booth: Hodgins gave me a ride. Maybe…maybe you could give me a ride back though, huh?
Back at the hospital…
Booth: Kenton is telling us everything. I mean I guess he figures there’s nothing to hide.
Booth: Yeah, I guess. You know, I let you down, Brennan. I’m sorry.
Brennan: You saved my life.
Booth: Yeah but you know, I shouldn’t …it shouldn’t have gone down like that.
Brennan: What a pair.
Brennan leaves but rethinks her decision…
Brennan: I rescheduled. My…my head still hurts.
Booth: Well you can watch TV if you’d like.
Booth: Bones, arm. Thanks.
I’m like obsessed with this episode. Probably in my top 5 episodes. Great plot. Interesting case and suspects with a surprise ending. The squints are getting developed and are fun. Booth is at his protective and charming best. Brennan is gorgeous and fierce but just the right amount of clueless at times. Bones at its best, y’all.