Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Bones: "The Wannabe in the Weeds"

This was an okay episode, but one of the plot twists was painfully trumped up. Looking into an aspiring singer's death, Booth unwittingly attracts the attention of a woman obsessed with the victim. Sure enough, the woman fixates on Booth, who doesn't take her seriously at all and in the end gets shot for it. So heading into next week's season finale, Booth is clinging to life.

Twists like this are best when in retrospect they seem unavoidable. I couldn't believe Booth simply brushed off a woman he so recently believed capable of murder. I couldn't believe observant, instinctual Agent Booth neither saw the woman was zeroing in on him nor took more action to stop her.


pattinase (abbott) said...

Have you noticed the great falloff in writing on TV the last two weeks. Like the writers had to rush out these last episodes. (Medium, Law and Order, Bones.)

Gerald So said...

There had to be some rushing after the strike, but quality hasn't necessarily suffered. Reaper, for example, has improved, and that improvement may have led to its last-minute renewal.

Strike aside, the episode right before the season finale is a dud for many series.