If they had to kill off some main character it should have been Chris. He's never done much of anything on the show and it's pretty rare that an episode gets centered around him. Even Meg has her "I get tortured by the entire universe for no reason" angle, all Chris has is "I'm fat and stupid" which is a niche Peter already fills.
P.S. One would have to be nuts to think this will actually stick.
I agree, if you don't like something you shouldn't be reviewing it. Only someone who likes something can be truly fair when reviewing it, somebody who hates something is going to ignore it's high points and constantly harp on it's low points. When someone who likes something points out it's low points, it's something genuinely bad enough to actually be worth mentioning and not just nitpicking. A person who likes something will also not whine about the same thing over and over despite it being a fundamental part of it, like Bones complete social cluelessness.
I loved the bar fight scene. I don't care what the reason for it was, it was nice to see Bones kicking some ass for once after several seasons of her acting like a helpless victim whenever a killer is within 20 feet of her (with Pelant it was particularly bad) despite being trained in martial arts and marksmanship.
Fusco barely being around much anymore doesn't bother me much, there isn't really much that he can do at this point that the others can't do themselves. There isn't really much room for him in the storylines these days.
I would rather it not be Borin, she would be redundant. Borin is basically Gibbs with breasts so there's little need for having her around permanently. As a character that pops in every once in a while she works, but I don't think she would work as a regular.
It would also be a step down careerwise with her, she'd go from leading her own team to being the one lead and I don't think she'd go for that.
I get the feeling that the writers regret killing off Mike Franks, since they keep on coming up with excuses to put him in episodes even though he's dead. I definitely would, since he's an excellent character. Oddly enough, this episode makes me respect Franks just a little less, since if he was doing things like this, why did he allow himself to die fighting when his death could have easily been avoided? I wonder just how many Afghan girls he would have saved if he hadn't, even given the few months he had left?
Great episode as always though.
Agreed, it may have been incredibly anti-climatic but it was good to finally see Pelant dead. Maybe now the writers won't have to have the entire cast act like idiots in order to keep them from catching the villain anymore.
Still, they had to have have it happen a couple more times didn't they? I was literally screaming at the screen to Bones to shoot Pelant the moment he stepped in front of her at the plant, and why didn't she have a gun with her when Pelant was in the Archive? The entire team should be armed to the teeth at this point. Luckily Booth wasn't so stupid.
Obviously I expect it's Pelant that has stolen Cam's identity, in fact I'm surprised that he hasn't done it to everybody on the team yet, I'd be more surprised it WASN'T him at this point. Why they have pretty much anything of value especially their money on computers and STILL have not removed most of their electrical devices at this point I have no idea, it's like the crew WANT Pelant to screw with them.
I buy the justification that Bones would never be able to keep up the act in any way convincingly if Booth told her out of the way of any tech, but that still leads to the next question. Why do they have a single piece of tech in Booth and Brennan's house at this point? I understand that they need all their tech at the Jeffersonian to do their jobs, but why in the main character's houses? Really though, all they'd need to do is deactivate all the wireless ports to everything and disconnect any internet cables and Pelant would be powerless to do anything to them.
Bonnie staying dead is about as likely as Elena deliberately chopping her own head off. After all, without Bonnie how will the writers be able to convieniently wish away plot points at will that they didn't put enough thought into?
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