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I thought last night's episode was Fantastic. It was by far the best episode to air this season. I thought it was amazingly done for the power of the topic! It was true to all the characters, especially Brennan and Booth. It was the Bones that I love to watch.

But I also realize that it was not one taped in season 8, it was one of the 4 bonus episodes that was actually taped in season 7. This to me is what, I think, makes the difference. For whatever reason Hart Hanson and Stephen Nathan have chosen a path this season that is not putting out the quality of shows that I, as a viewer, am use to. To me they have tried to turn Bones into a Darker Bones, an "Is Love Enough" season, as Nathan has stated. To me it feels like they are forcing the characters, and in part the actors, into situations and dialogue that is not true to the show or the characters.

There is a reason that my 2 favorite episodes from this season, have been 2 of the 4 bonus episodes taped last season (the other 2 we have not aired yet). The actors are more in character, more themselves, they don't have the dark crap of this season hanging over them and the episode. The chemistry, banter if you will, is there between Booth and Brennan, the supporting characters have been, for the most part, just that supporting characters. They have been the characters that I know and love.

Bones has been my favorite show on TV for years. Is it still my favorite? Honestly, I don't know. Will it still be my favorite at the end of the season? Right now that's hard to tell. What I can say is that I hope it will be, but unless we start to see more of the interaction that I know and love between all the characters.... A return to the type of episodes without these forced dark overtones.... Well, I will just have to wait and see.

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This episode was so well written and acted that it left me with a longing to want to do something. If it can move us to action then maybe that was the purpose all along. Not to just recognize the problem but to be part of the solution. Bones is an exceptional program and the actors - all of them - the writers, producers, director need to know that this kind of show is so worthwhile. My father in law is a veteren and he gave everything in WWII, Korea, and Vietnam. Thanks for this wonderful episode.

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Personally I am getting really cheesed off that we won't be getting Bones Season 8 here in the UK until early in the New Year. I have been a fan of the show since the pilot and despite it's ups and downs remain loyal and will continue to be so until the finale.

I am really missing the show and am going to have to seek legal on line viewing. Why can't the show be available on iTunes or Netflix? I am also a 'Castle' fan, which also is not being aired here until March next year, but at least I can keep up to date with that show on iTunes the day after it is aired in the US.

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It was a respectful commentary on what that day meant to many Americans ... and people all over the world. It seems so many personalities and levels of impact were represented. The performances, Booth, Bones, Camille, Hodgins ... and especially all the interns ... they were excellent in their sentiment and their delivery. Unlike some, I bought the basketball coach twist. Bones would watch a successful team ... read about what made it a success ... and try to hone a new skill from it. IT gave us a reason to have all those squints together. Bravo, Bones!

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It was one of the very few TV programs or movies to ever make me cry. It was quite intense and brought back memories of that terrible day. I think the lighter parts were Bones's way of shifting her attention to the "coaching" and teamwork and away from emotional involvement in her actual work. I was glad to see her break down at the end. BONES is one of my favorite programs, but I agree this is one of the best episodes lately.

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Great episode. I could have done without basketball coaching as a framework for what Brennan was doing, but her project is a good one: to go back over the evidence, now that there is more data available.

The science was interesting. The drama of a homeless veteran who saved lives -- because that's what he was trained to do -- was excellent. So was the closure for his wife and son. Finally, we see the evolution of Brennan, which is healing for her.

Very good.

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LOVED this episode! It was outstanding!

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I thought it was a great Veterans Day episode. The remains of a 9/11 victim, previously unknown, and his story. An American soldier, suffering from PTSD, seeking justice for his dead comrades, ends up giving his life for others during an attack. Truly, an exceptional episode of the show.

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One thing about the sexual harassment concern: it doesn't matter what the employer's intent is. If the act is unwanted by the employee, if the act makes them uncomfortable, that can be considered sexual harassment. Obviously for a show like Bones, it's only meant as humor and as 'coach-like' behavior. They aren't meaning to delve into an actual story about sexual harassment. But it is important to point out that that behavior can be considered sexual harassment, because so many victims feel like it's their fault, like they 'misinterpreted' the behavior, when they have a right to not be touched.

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This was one of the best episodes of Bones, ever. There are not enough words to describe my feelings, but being from a military family and having lost people on the horrendous day I can only say Thank You for such a moving show.




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