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Titan on the Tracks (2×1)

New season, new cast member! Off we go!

Episode 2×01

Written by: Hart Hanson

Directed by: Tony Wharmby

B&B are back at it again, and apparently Brennan has recently taken some time off.

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BOOTH: What’d you do?

BRENNAN: I read, walked on the beach, chilled.

BOOTH: You chilled. In Darfur. You chilled in Darfur.

BRENNAN: In North Carolina. I changed my vacation plans to spend time with my brother. Russ and I talked about it and we really want to find Dad.

BOOTH: Okay, Bones, why don’t you have a little, uh, you know, faith in me, okay? I’m not gonna backburner the case all right? I’m gonna…find your father.

BRENNAN: My brother said you’d say that.

BOOTH: You really keep saying ‘my brother’ a lot.

BRENNAN: Well, I lost Russ for fifteen years. I like the sound of it. …my brother.

CAM: Seeley.

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Meet Cam, and her severed arm friend!

BOOTH: Camille.

CAM: Don’t call me Camille.

BOOTH: Don’t call me Seeley.

CAM: Why are you still here, Dr. Brennan?

BRENNAN: Because I’m not a coroner, and I don’t work for you?

CAM: You got that half right.

CAM: Every survivor is one less person for me to autopsy. You look good out of your suit, Seeley. But then, you always did.

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BRENNAN: One minute she’s holding a severed arm, the next, she’s hitting on you.

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Jealous, eh, Brennan??

BOOTH: No, she wasn’t hitting on me, and you know what, she is your boss, Bones.

BRENNAN: What? Goodman’s my boss.

BRENNAN: Why didn’t Goodman hire me?

BOOTH: Oh, my guess? People skills.

BRENNAN: I have people skills.

Back at the lab, Angela and Hodgins discuss the new boss while Cam and Booth talk.

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ANGELA: They have a past.

HODGINS: Cam and the senator?

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ANGELA: Cam and Booth. Look how she touches his arm when he laughs.

HODGINS: You touch my arm when I laugh.

ANGELA: No, no. You touch me. It’s a big difference.

The team figures out a high profile athlete and a senator were killed.

HODGINS: Warren Lynch and Senator Davis, killed in one accident? No way it’s a coincidence.

CAM: Hey, Hodge-Podge, all engines reverse. First we identify beyond a shadow of a doubt, then we get paranoid.

HODGINS: Cool. As long as paranoia’s on the schedule somewhere.

Hodgins can tell Brennan is not super happy about Cam coming on the scene.

HODGINS: You should be okay with Dr. Saroyan getting the Head of Forensics job.

BRENNAN: Why is that?

HODGINS: Because you are strictly rubber-to-the-road, hardball scientist. Not a flesh pressing, ink stained, policy making…wanktard.

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Your face when the new boss overhears you calling her a wanktard 🙂

BRENNAN: What are her qualifications?

CAM: Chief Coroner of New York for two years, Assistant Federal Coroner before that. How am I doing?

BRENNAN: Very well. Impressive.

Angela and Brennan talk about Cam.

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ANGELA: You didn’t actually want the job, did you?

BRENNAN: I don’t even know what the job is.

ANGELA: Well, Goodman won’t explain his decision.

BRENNAN: Goodman appointed Dr. Saroyan while I was on vacation, then took a two-month sabbatical to avoid me. That explains a lot.

ANGELA: Okay, well I think it’s because you are very task-oriented.

BRENNAN: Task oriented is a euphemism for lacking overall perspective.

ANGELA: Oh, no. No! …well, yeah. Yeah, a little. Like, when’s my birthday?

BRENNAN: I can get the computer to remind me about birthdays.

ANGELA:  That’s one of a gajillion examples.

BRENNAN: You could tell me the other gajillion minus one.

Brennan tries to test Cam.

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CAM: Gas chromatography shows there’s also fentanyl in the heroin.

BRENNAN: What’s that?

ZACK: This reminds me of when you interviewed me to be your grad student. She knows what fentanyl is.

CAM: It’s a narcotic which boosts the effects of the heroin. According to Metro cops, fourteen addicts OD’d this week, off this one shipment.

BRENNAN: Have you told Booth?

CAM: No, I’ll leave that up to you. …how’d I do?

Oh snap. Cam is on to her!

Zack and Hodgins make one of their famous reconstructions.

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BRENNAN: Tell me that’s not a real skeleton.

ZACK: No, we made him out of calcium phosphate and hydroxyapatite.

HODGINS: And SPAM.

ZACK: Twenty minutes now.

BRENNAN: It’s still a significant amount of SPAM.

CAM: Why does the whole lab smell like a luau?

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BRENNAN: Zack and Hodgins are proving there was extra accelerant in the Lynch’s vehicle.

CAM: Using what medium?

BRENNAN: Artificial bone covered with SPAM.

CAM: Turn this off.

CAM: Why wasn’t I told about this?

BRENNAN: I encourage independent inquiry.

CAM: Your encouragement does not signify my authorization. If it happens again, I will take action. And I’m from New York, which means that I will take New York action. Am I clear?

BRENNAN: Not at all.

ZACK: I’m from Michigan.

HODGINS: Dr. Saroyan means she’ll make us watch musical theatre.

CAM: Wrong New York. I’m more from the get-mugged-in-broad-daylight tradition. This is not a high school science fair; this is the Jeffersonian Institute. Unauthorized experiments in forensics will get you fired.

ZACK: But…we’re Hodge-Podge and Zackaroni.

BRENNAN: And, they work for me.

CAM: You know, what I’d really like to do here is enjoy a meeting of the minds. But, if you insist on an organizational pyramid, I will be at the top.

Brennan checks in with her partner about this Cam situation.

BOOTH: Spam?

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BRENNAN: There were Mason jars in the backseat, intended to break when the train hit.

BOOTH: And they got this with SPAM?

BRENNAN: Yeah, SPAM.

BOOTH: Mmhmm. And Cam, she got all…bent out of shape.

BRENNAN: She wants to authorize all experiments.

BOOTH: Great, you know Zack and Hodgins, they do an experiment with fake bones in spam.

BRENNAN: What is your spam fixation?

BOOTH: Defense lawyer hears spam, he makes a joke, and the jury laughs, and everything we get from the Jeffersonian is framed as ‘goofy science’, you know, from a bunch of squints with no connection to the real world.

BRENNAN: That wouldn’t happen.

BOOTH: Oh, really, and the time you dropped a dead monkey down the elevator shaft…

BRENNAN: No, that was to show – Okay, I take your point.

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BOOTH: Cam’s goal is a successful prosecution in a court of law.

BRENNAN: Same as mine and yours.

BOOTH: Oh, you’re all about finding the truth.

BRENNAN: Okay, your words say ‘good’, but your tone says ‘bad’, so it’s confusing.

BOOTH: Cam knows that too much truth is just as bad as too little.

BRENNAN: You know, Angela says that you and Cam had a sexual relationship. Does that affect your view of her?

BOOTH: Wildly out of line, just so you know that.

BRENNAN: You know, personal prerogative is at the heart of scientific inquiry.

BOOTH: Bones. (on his phone) Thanks for the notification.

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BRENNAN: What?

BOOTH: The man who was charged with murdering your mother.

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BRENNAN: The pig farmer. Vince McVicker.

BOOTH: He was killed. Today, at Alexandria Federal Holding Facility.

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BRENNAN: I don’t…he was the only connection to my father. His trial was going to be my…How am I ever going to find out what really happened?

Booth and Brennan go on a stake-out.

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BRENNAN: We wait? For how long?

BOOTH: However long it takes.

BRENNAN: Well what do we do while we wait?

BOOTH: This is a stakeout. We converse.

BRENNAN: Well, I tried to initiate conversation about the drug war, but…

BOOTH: Oh God. Fine, you know what, let’s talk about something we’re not going to argue about.

BOOTH: Been out to your mother’s grave?

BRENNAN: Not since the funeral.

BOOTH: Really?

BRENNAN: Why would I?

BOOTH: You know, to connect.

BRENNAN: She’s dead.

BOOTH: Fine. You know what? Forget it.

BRENNAN: Dead. As in, gone from this world.

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BRENNAN: Excuse me? I’m curious. What you…talk to the headstone? What do you say?

BOOTH: It looks like I’m talking to the headstone, but what I’m really saying is…forget about where the words are aimed. What I say is that I remember them.

BRENNAN: They can’t hear you. Because they’re dead.

BOOTH: My mouth moves, words come out, but none seem to get across the drawbridge to the princess I know who waits within.

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That’s very poetic, Booth!

BRENNAN: What princess?

Well, he tried.

Angela and Zack show Booth more findings.

ANGELA: It’s an Navigator. But get this. I don’t know if that’s any use to you.

BOOTH: Yeah. That’s of use.

ZACK: Booth. Do either of these count as experiments?

ANGELA: ‘Cause if they do, we could both get fired. By your old sweetheart.

BOOTH: You know, you just…quit telling Bones who you think I’ve slept with.

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ANGELA: Think? What do you mean, think?

 Booth talks to Cam about how things are going.

BOOTH: Of course, Angela and Zack are scared that this counts as an experiment and you’re going to fire them.

CAM: Ah! I am getting through.

BOOTH: Why did you take this job, Camille?

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CAM: Why shouldn’t I, Seeley?

BOOTH: Because it’s basically herding cats, and you’re a dog person.

CAM: Dogs herd cats.

BOOTH: Dogs…don’t do that.

CAM: Chase ‘em up trees, whatever.

BOOTH: Seriously, Cam. Why did you take this job?

CAM: These. Are titanium rib-clippers from Germany. My last job? Used bolt cutters from Home Depot. These are much, much nicer. This autopsy table? Has downdraft ventilation. No rotting corpse smell, Seeley. My last table didn’t even have a drain. Think about that a second. Leaky corpse, no drain.

BOOTH: So you took this job for better equipment.

CAM: I’ve spent my whole professional life in basement rooms with no windows. Now I’m in the Jeffersonian Institute. …What?

BOOTH: Gotta ask.

CAM: You so do not.

BOOTH: Did you take this job because of –

CAM: God, the ego!

BOOTH: Say it.

CAM: Nothing to do with you.

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BOOTH: I need Bones this afternoon.

CAM: Okay.

BOOTH: It’s about her mother’s murder and her father’s disappearance.

CAM: Plus, she dedicated her book to you, so…

BOOTH: It’s a legitimate case, Cam.

CAM: I know. I read the file.

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CAM: How do I help her make the right decision?

BOOTH: Go for the truth. You know, Take care of her people.

Booth and Brennan go talk to the man who killed McVicker.

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BRENNAN: Mr Downs, the man you killed –

DOWNS: McVicker.

BRENNAN: He’s not my friend. He killed my mother.

DOWNS: You come to tell me thanks?

BRENNAN: No, McVicker was my last chance to find out some things. McVicker might have known something about my father. I can’t ask my father because he left a message on my answering machine telling me to stop looking for him.

DOWNS: I’ll tell you what. Maybe…look at McVicker’s murder as a second message from Max. One that he didn’t use the phone for.

BRENNAN: We never mentioned my father’s name was Max.

BOOTH: Did you perform a hit for Max Keenan?

DOWNS: Take it as a sign from God.

BRENNAN: How am I going to tell Russ that our father ordered the death of another human being?

BOOTH: If he did that, and I’m not saying it happened that way, then your father took down the man who murdered his wife.

BRENNAN: Good people don’t have other people murdered. Good people don’t even know how.

BOOTH: Well, your father buried your mother in a pair of new shoes in a cemetery. With her dolphin belt buckle that reminded her of you because you both loved dolphins.

BRENNAN: That does not make him a good man.

BOOTH: People can be more than one thing. We were a dead end! All right, we know that your father got to Mitchell Downs, persuaded him to kill McVicker. We find out how he did that, we’re that much closer to finding out what happened to your old man. I mean that’s…if you still want to find him.

BRENNAN: I do.

BOOTH: Okay. Silver lining.

Booth tries to get info out of a private investigator, and it doesn’t work. Brennan presses him to figure out a way to get more information out of the guy.

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BRENNAN: Well, It took two people! It was him. C’mon Booth. The part of you with a big gambling problem must love this idea.

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the BODY LANGUAGEEEEEEEEEE

BOOTH: Right there. Mhmm. That’s the reason you didn’t get Cam’s job.

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The team talks to the prosecutor to get her to proceed with the case.

CAM: You accept this plea bargain, you don’t deserve to be a federal prosecutor.

LISA SUPEK: Dr. Saroyan –

CAM: Yeah, it’s scary. The whole country will be watching the trial, and you don’t want to go in with less than a sure thing. But you put my people on the stand as expert witnesses and that’s a sure thing.

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BRENNAN: Not Zack.

ANGELA: Not Zack.

HODGINS: Not Zack.

CAM: You tell people the story of what happened using the evidence these people provided and if you have any ability as a prosecutor, you’ll win the case.

LISA SUPEK: Are you finished?

CAM: No, Ms. Supek. In the future, when you have problems with my team, you register them with me in private, not by grandstanding in a public forum.

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BRENNAN: Okay, I, um, sort of see why she got the job.

Booth and Brennan head to the cemetery to visit her mom.

BOOTH: Well, looks like your brother was here.

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BRENNAN: Never understood the idea of bringing flowers.

BOOTH: Just for once, Bones, do what people do. Kay? See how it feels. That’s it. I’m going to go stand over here, while you talk to your Mom.

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BRENNAN: I told you, I don’t do that.

BRENNAN: Mom, it’s me. Temperance. I have questions, but you can’t answer them. No offence, but I don’t think there’s anything here of you but your bones, so… can’t believe I’m doing this. Is Dad a good man or…a bad man? He had someone killed. Had him murdered and…what’s the truth? Do I…do I keep looking, or do I let it go like he asked? Who’s he protecting? Himself? Or me, and Russ?

BRENNAN: Booth? I asked the questions and guess what? No answer.

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Just innocently eavesdropping on conversations…. 🙂

BOOTH: Well, maybe if you weren’t standing right on top of her, took a step to the left, showed just a little respect. Sometimes it takes a while to get an answer, okay? Just leave the flowers.

BRENNAN: I get answers from a lab, you get them from people. Nobody gets answers from a slab of stone.

BOOTH: Yeah, well I see an answer in the stone. See, you buried your mother as Christine Brennan, the woman that you knew as your mother and not by her real name, Ruth Keenan. That tells me who you are.

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Brennan picks up the dolphin with gloves, as evidence.

BOOTH: What do you have?

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BRENNAN: A dolphin. What does that tell you?

BOOTH: What does it tell you?

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BRENNAN: My father was here.

BOOTH: Because he loves your mother, grieves her loss, and he came here to talk to her.

(Booth removes the dolphin from the evidence bag)

BRENNAN: You’re tainting evidence.

BOOTH: It’s not that kind of evidence, Bones. It’s evidence of something else. Something that can’t be tainted.

BRENNAN: It’s beautiful.

BOOTH: Yeah.

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13 thoughts on “Titan on the Tracks (2×1)

  1. My stomach churning character arrives. Just reading the dialog again sickens me. Calling Hodgins Hodge-Podge and Zach Zacharoni – is simply awful! LOL What were the writers thinking? There was nothing good about her character in s2. AND it was evident that Booth understood she was supposedly Brennan’s boss. A dark time in show history for me! I will opt to skip much of the s2 discussion because I’ve got very little good to say about it if you know what I mean. Just a handful of the episodes are watchable.
    Funny thing is, I got Rebecca and she didn’t bother me like you know who. She was just a bully and down right disrespectful to Brennan and Booth deemed it a good idea to sleep with her!! Hateful all around. I still wonder who thought the character was a good idea. Why wasn’t Rebecca and Sully enough conflict for B&B? Oh well, water under the proverbial bridge!

  2. Lol, NWchic. Not a fan of Cam also, but there are some great eps. in season 2. (Judas, Aliens) I just ignore Cam.!
    -“You look good out of your suit, Seeley. But then, you always did.” Well, that’s a given!
    -When Booth & Cam say not to call each other by their first names, people assumed that Booth did not like his name. “Don’t all me Seeley”. I took it as a little private joke between the two of them when they were an item.
    -I loved the intrigue of this episode regarding Max. He had a guy killed in prison. What kind of person was he?? Before we knew him, it was very intriguing to think about. He had quite a reach that he could order a hit in prison.
    -“the BODY LANGUAGEEEEEEEEEE” Seriously hot!! 😘
    -Can I say again how hot early Booth was?? The leather jacket in season 2 was yummy!! His hairstyle changed from slicked back to combed up.
    -Brennan finding the dolphin on her mother’s grave, Booth encouraging her to talk to her mother …
    BOOTH: It’s not that kind of evidence, Bones. It’s evidence of something else. Something that can’t be tainted.
    -This episode written by HH. I like it. Not so much Cam, but I liked the storyline.

    Lots of great pics bnb!!

  3. Cam introduction was always weird for me in terms of they really made her unlikeable in regards to Brennan, we are rooting for the lead , having her butt heads with her to the point were she was going to fire her was really WTF…. Season 2 had some really *great* episodes but some I *never* rewatch again. Mixed bag season for me

    This episode
    – Booth & Brennan stakeout 🔥🔥
    – annoyed me a tad that Brennan obviously didn’t keep in touch with Booth during the summer, which seemed to be a way to update the viewers of what was happening but doing a disservice to B&B friendship
    – loved Booth’s new look in S2 premier
    – Booth in casuals was/is🔥
    – Royal diner!!!!
    – loved the Max plot. He was so unknown there and rather dangerous
    – Booth knowing what Brennan needed with her mother was sweet
    – the dolphin find was unexpected
    – Booth looking at Brennan agreeing that it (and she) was beautiful was B&B right there! Loved what David did with scene & the director
    – great case too
    – B&B have no personal space 🔥
    – I remember watching the episode going TWIN PEAKS guy, lol

  4. Those are very good points Shanny when I look past Cam!
    Season 2 was definitely a mixed bag. The funny thing is is that it’s rerun as much as all the others, so die-hard fans remember totally how awful Cam was in the beginning because we are reminded of it if we watch reruns! She was supposed to die – we weren’t supposed to like her and I never did! LOL
    I never saw where she ever did anything to redeem herself…..except tone down the attitude. She is always the first to roll her eyes at Brennan….bleck! LOL

    Ryan O’Neal was a great ‘get’ for Bones I always felt. He made the father story very interesting.

    Booth at the gravesite with the flowers was very cute!

  5. Wow, I forgot how much I truly disliked Cam when she came on the show! As some of you have said, I think I’m going to struggle watching S2 again.

    Pros:
    – Hodgins’ interaction with Brennan was sweet…he was really looking out for her. I also like how he continued to look to Brennan for permission to do things, despite Cam’s presence
    – Still love Hodgins and Zach’s relationship…they were so good together
    – I loved the Max part of the storyline, and loved how dedicated Booth was to finding Max for Brennan

    Cons:
    – Hart wrote this episode and he came up with Hodge-Podge and Zacharoni? Just think about that for a minute…Hart sitting in his office typing out those names — I guess he thought they were funny? Come on Hart!
    – thinking about Booth/Cam being romantically involved in the past (and knowing that it’s going to happen again this season) kinda ruined this ep for me

    When Booth told Brennan that McVicar had been killed and she was upset I just wanted him to hug her. When Booth and Brennan were talking outside the interrogation room I just wanted him to kiss her. I can’t remember what I felt watching this episode the first time around, but this time around I’m already impatient for B&B to a couple…I just have to keep telling myself that it happened eventually…lol.

    Question – So at the end when Brennan says “it’s beautiful” and Booth says “Yeah” we all agree that he was talking about her, right?

    Loved the last photo in bnb’s recap — this is just one of the times he is looking at her as she mentioned in her wedding vows!

    • One nerdy point. I like to listen to DVD commentators to get this inside scoop. I’ve learned that just because you are the credited writer doesn’t mean you wrote every word. It’s kind of a collaboration where other writers can add jokes or ideas. The nicknames may not have been his. But maybe they were, who knows!

      Also, I don’t hate Cam yet in the series. She is IMO a kind of intriguing character. She is this New York hotshot who knows flesh while Brennan knows Bones. She has some kind of backstory with Booth. She threatens Brennan’s little lab world and authority. She comes in, with nicknames, and bonds with Brennan’s people.

      I’m wondering where is this going, what does it mean? And I understood why HH introduced her. Partly for new storylines lab wise because she is a closer boss than Goodman and partly because she’s the flesh expert they were lacking. But also because she shakes up Brennan’s world and moves B&Bs relationship. Remember, Bones never knew if they’d be cancelled or not. So they had to advance the plot fast.

      A big “however”, though, is they ran out of good ideas for her. And later messed up good ones like her BF Paul. They would only show her acting like a proper boss a few times here and there. And those DRESSES. Lol. So my positive feelings didn’t last. But as of now, in the series, I’m intrigued by this new person and what it all means!

  6. “Question – So at the end when Brennan says “it’s beautiful” and Booth says “Yeah” we all agree that he was talking about her, right?

    Loved the last photo in bnb’s recap — this is just one of the times he is looking at her as she mentioned in her wedding vows!”

    Definitely Estella! One of his sneak peeks and he was certainly referring to Brennan and not some glass dolphin when he agreed it’s beautiful. One of his veiled comments! These are the moments when I figured Booth had more of a clue than Brennan about his feelings. Then all the old girlfriends end up rolling around his bed. Which we learn is one of his coping mechanisms when he’s trying to get Brennan out of his mind! LOL

    “She is this New York hotshot who knows flesh while Brennan knows Bones.”

    I know a lot of docs, they don’t consider Coroners ‘hot shots’! Coroners are the creepy docs who didn’t get as far as the other docs. The guy in season one is a typical coroner in my mind, so when they whipped out this supposed ‘hot shot’ it was a big stretch in my mind. And it’s funny that in this episode, they say it was her ‘people skills’ that got her the job. And later in the series, they catalog her people skills down there with Brennan’s. I actually think in season 1 Brennan was greatly improving her skills, but then they regressed her for ‘Cam’ to fit.
    And again, like Hannah, I don’t see where Cam advanced the B&B relationship at all. There is a slim case I could make for Rebecca though but not Cam! LOL

  7. “And again, like Hannah, I don’t see where Cam advanced the B&B relationship at all. There is a slim case I could make for Rebecca though but not Cam! LOL”

    Hmmm…I have never loved Cam, but I do think she advanced the B&B relationship. Booth picks Brennan over her several times — he told Cam “I’m with Bones, Cam. All the way. Don’t doubt it for a second” (and doesn’t that just encapsulate the B&B relationship?) and then there was the time he chose to ignore Cam and instead stayed in the lab and ate dinner with Brennan. Of course, it was because of Cam that we got that stupid line that kept B&B apart for so many years…lol.

    “I actually think in season 1 Brennan was greatly improving her skills, but then they regressed her for ‘Cam’ to fit.”

    I completely agree with this. Brennan was pretty with it in S1, as was Zach, for that matter. Brennan’s regression throughout the series is a sad thing to watch.

  8. Hmmm…I have never loved Cam, but I do think she advanced the B&B relationship. Booth picks Brennan over her several times — he told Cam “I’m with Bones, Cam. All the way. Don’t doubt it for a second” (and doesn’t that just encapsulate the B&B relationship?) and then there was the time he chose to ignore Cam and instead stayed in the lab and ate dinner with Brennan. Of course, it was because of Cam that we got that stupid line that kept B&B apart for so many years…lol.

    hhmmm……So are you saying that sleeping with Cam made Booth realize he loved Brennan? Because I never got that. I felt like she was convenient and easy vs. a messy Brennan. Cam a sexual outlet where Brennan was a much more?

    I look at the Booth/Cam relationship for one thing, a stall of the B&B relationship in a MAJOR way. She was slated to die, to make Booth realize that being close to someone you work with is a danger. In my eyes the entire reason for the Cam character was THAT LINE and keeping B&B apart.

    But HH made the connection slightly more emotional when he decided not to kill Cam off. Because at no time during his relationship with Cam did I see the ‘give it his all’ Booth (the one that Brennan discovered and mentioned to Hannah). Booth was never that into Cam for sure and he didn’t even pretend to be. He wanted to keep his sexual urges secret! LOL

    “but I do think she advanced the B&B relationship. Booth picks Brennan over her several times — he told Cam “I’m with Bones, Cam. All the way. Don’t doubt it for a second” (and doesn’t that just encapsulate the B&B relationship?) and then there was the time he chose to ignore Cam and instead stayed in the lab and ate dinner with Brennan.”

    I think these nuggets were dropped so the audience realized where Booth’s real heart lied. But again it made the B/C relationship even creepier for me. WHY was he with her at all if all these things are true? Sexual urge Booth didn’t match the Booth we’d met in s1. And I saw Cam as a portrayal of a pathetic woman with questionable dignity to watch ‘her guy’ oogle another woman and state he would choose the other woman before her and yet still sleep with him? Maybe it’s just me, but for these reasons too I felt Cam had no self-respect. LOL
    Was Cam’s desire to fire Brennan because she was jealous of Booth’s attraction to Brennan?
    Why would Booth sleep with a woman who wanted to fire Brennan?

    In Rebecca, Brennan wondered why someone would turn Booth down. Brennan was actually thinking and processing all sorts of feelings and relationship questions. So she made much more sense and I felt Rebecca made Brennan see Booth in a different light.

    With Cam I saw Brennan betrayed and hurt. I also saw a Booth doing exactly what he chided Brennan about doing. It was ugly for me anyway I tried to sliced it! LOL

    Sorry for the length here! 🙂

  9. “I felt like she was convenient and easy vs. a messy Brennan. Cam a sexual outlet where Brennan was a much more?”

    To me, Cam & Booth were never anything more than friends with benefits. I liked the Cam/Booth relationship much better when they became just friends, and dropped the benefits.

    “With Cam I saw Brennan betrayed and hurt. I also saw a Booth doing exactly what he chided Brennan about doing.”

    Yes, Booth talked a good game but he was just as messed up about relationships as Brennan was.

    “Was Cam’s desire to fire Brennan because she was jealous of Booth’s attraction to Brennan?”

    I always wondered about this as well. I think that was at least part of the motivation.

  10. “To me, Cam & Booth were never anything more than friends with benefits. I liked the Cam/Booth relationship much better when they became just friends, and dropped the benefits.”

    Well said!!

  11. I know I’ve tried to reconcile to the friends with benefits thing, then they have conversations like this one below or later when he has to go out with her family and ‘pretend’ they are more than what they claim. That was season 3 – so Cam pretended for a year that she and Booth were an item to her family? Weirdo! lol

    [Cam places the severed finger in a petrie dish]
    BOOTH: From that. It’s all…shrivelled.
    CAM: Can you pour fabric softener?
    BOOTH: Yeah. Sure. My mom used to use this stuff. I didn’t know it was so, uh, scientific. [Booth begins to pour fabric softener into a jar]
    BOOTH: (CONT’D) Say when.
    CAM: That’s good. Do you think Hodgins is okay?
    BOOTH: No, not at all.
    CAM: Well, they seem to be jumping each other like rabbits.
    BOOTH: Well, he wants more.
    CAM: How sweet. [Cam drops the severed finger into the fabric softener]
    BOOTH: Oh, you think all a man wants is s*x? CAM: No, of course not. Beer too. Chips…salsa…
    BOOTH: Aw, come on, Cam. I mean, when we were together, you didn’t think that we could, you know…
    CAM: Get married? No.
    BOOTH: Nah. Nah, me neither. I mean, but wasn’t there a moment, just a moment where you felt… [Booth notices Cam removing the finger from the fabric softener]
    BOOTH: Woah! Look at that! It’s a finger again! Huh! [Cam beings drying the finger off]
    CAM: You want to know what I felt, Seeley? I felt… satisfied. Very satisfied. And grateful that I had my own place, my own single life… and you were too.
    BOOTH: Why are we even talking about this? [Cam exhales and walks over to a fingerprint analysis computer]
    CAM: Check this out.

    Why indeed Booth!!!
    Cam never made any sense to me whatsoever (except to caution Booth about mixing sex/work), not even as his ‘friend’. Because the ‘friendship’ was only there when the story was convenient. But I know I’m a big minority.
    I rest! :))))

  12. “Loved the last photo in bnb’s recap — this is just one of the times he is looking at her as she mentioned in her wedding vows!”
    Definitely Estella! One of his sneak peeks and he was certainly referring to Brennan and not some glass dolphin when he agreed it’s beautiful. One of his veiled comments! ”

    That is what I focus on. Not *gag* Cam-Booth relationship. Not a fan!!!

    “Booth picks Brennan over her several times — he told Cam “I’m with Bones, Cam. All the way. Don’t doubt it for a second” (and doesn’t that just encapsulate the B&B relationship?) and then there was the time he chose to ignore Cam and instead stayed in the lab and ate dinner with Brennan. ”
    Thai Food!
    Who could resist that smile

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