Fighting with the Sky

Bones: The Goop on the Girl

Posted on: December 11, 2009

Bones_GoopGirl-Sc46_0118_fThe case this week involved a guy dressed like Santa who robbed a bank with a bomb strapped to his chest and when Booth was about the arrest him outside of the bank, the bomb when off.  They later found out that the guy dressed as Santa was forced into the bomb and to rob the bank and it wasn’t actually his fault  So no worries, Santa didn’t kill Christmas.

In the meantime, Brennan’s father (where did he come from?) is trying to convince her to spend Christmas with him instead of going to El Salvador, so he invites another family member to spend the holidays with them — Brennan’s 2nd cousin Maggie (played by Emily Deschanel’s real life sister, Zooey Deschanel).  Of course we got all the jokes about how they look so much alike they could be sisters.  Brennan finally agrees to stay for Christmas and has the whole team over for a Christmas dinner.

I am getting increasily annoyed with how the other characters treat Dr. Brennan.  Dr. Brennan doesn’t see the world the same way as a lot of other people, but there’s nothing wrong with that.  But a lot of the characters treat her like she’s defective in some way, especially Booth.  When Brennan expressed her desire to go to the “Santa’s” funeral so his mother wouldn’t be alone, Booth said, “your heart muscle is bigger than people give you credit for.”  This just shows that people don’t understand how Dr. Brennan’s brain works.  Then Booth interupts Brennan’s Christmas dinner toast because he thinks she’s doing it wrong.  But it was her toast, her house, and her gathering…she should be able to do whatever kind of toast she wants to do.

And while we’re speaking of Booth and Brennan, they’re awkward sexual tension continued throughout this episode in really annoying ways.  First, Booth has evidence all over his clothes, so Dr. Brennan has to undress him.  I get that that’s how it’s done, but it wasn’t really necessary to the story.  I think they just wanted to have Booth running around the lab in his underwear and Dr. Brennan undressing him.  And then there was Brennan dropping random lines like “he’s very hard to resist” and “I find him pleasing to look at.”

Ever since I heard that Zooey Deschanel was going to be guest starring, I have been looking forward to this episode.  But I have to say, I was really disappointed with her character.  She quoted Benjamin Franklin all the time and just every scene with her felt awkward and forced.  Which is really a shame because I like her as an actress.  I know they wanted to make her similar to Dr. Brennan in that they are both awkward and socially unaware, but it was just weird.  I don’t really know how to put it, but it just rubbed me the wrong way.

Overall, I think they’ve had better Christmas episodes.

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