bones 4×15: the salt in the wounds

Iiiiiiiiiiinteresting.  Anyone who’s familiar with the spoilers for the end of this season you should be saying, I see what you did there.

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bones update

I feel slightly better about the Bones season finale after reading these casting sides.  Go check them out, but be warned they contain spoilers.


I think my beloved Bones is finally about to jump the shark.  News broke today that the season finale, which we’ve all been looking forward to so very much on account of the promised Booth/Brennan sexytimes, is going to involve a FAMILY GUY CROSSOVER.  BOOTH IS GOING TO HALLUCINATE ABOUT STEWIE.  AND THIS IS SOMEHOW GOING TO LEAD TO THEM HOOKING UP.

NOOOOOOO!  Dear God!  This is the worst-sounding idea I’ve ever heard.  I really, really wish it were April 1 today so I could write this off as a joke on Ausiello’s part, but no such luck.  *sobs*

And that’s assuming we even get to see the season finale, because apparently all of President Obama’s press conferences are causing Fox to have to tweak their schedule, and there’s a chance the finale episode might get pushed back to the start of next season.  Barack, sweetie, don’t make me regret voting for you.  When you said all that stuff about “change we can believe in,” you never said you meant changing the TV schedule.

In conclusion: worst day ever for Bones fans.

This is the post-it I have just left on my roommate's computer.

This is the post-it I have just left on my roommate's computer.

catching up

Yep, I’m back, and my break was fabulous, thanks for asking.  And as an added bonus, I now have an entire week’s worth of new TV episodes to watch in one marathon sitting!  It’s like having a great meal at a nice restaurant, and coming home to find that your roommates had a party while you were gone and left you an enormous slice of chocolate cake to eat for dessert at your leisure.  Join me while I have my cake and eat it too.  (This post is just the dramas, but I might do a separate one for Flight of the Conchords, 30 Rock, and The Office.  Castle will get a post all its own.)

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MORE hallucinations for booth?!

As if hallucinating about a famous hockey player and being visited by the ghost of an old army buddy weren’t enough, Booth is apparently going to be seeing even more things that aren’t real on the rest of this season of Bones, and his hallucinations will be caused by a “major health crisis.”


The previous Booth hallucination episodes, “Fire in the Ice” and “The Hero in the Hold,” have been… meh.  And if this all turns out to be health-related, it sounds like it’s veering dangerously close to Grey’s Anatomy dead Denny territory.  The only consolation is that the article promises us that the upcoming sex between Booth and Brennan is one thing that WILL be real.

I am not pleased.  As I put it to my roommate, House can get away with hallucinations and dream sequences and near-death experiences and whatnot because they’ve been incorporated into that show since the first season.  You kind of expect it.  Bones, on the other hand, has never done this kind of thing until now, and it’s jarring.

top ten bones episodes

For some idiotic reason Fox has decided skip not one, but TWO weeks of Bones – two consecutive weeks of no new episode.  (Something about American Idol and President Obama messing up the TV schedule.  Whatever.)  I’m going through serious withdrawal from my favorite “romantic comedy set in the world of forensic anthropology,” so to make myself feel better I decided to compile a list of my ten favorite episodes thus far, in chronological order.

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chicks making out ≠ diversity

Maybe it’s just my imagination, but it’s seems like there’s a growing number of bisexual women being portrayed on TV recently.  Some examples:

  • When Angela broke up with Hodgins on Bones last fall, her rebound was an old flame named Roxie – which was a bit of a surprise to some fans since she’d never been portrayed dating a woman or mentioned being bi on three previous seasons of the show.
  • “Thirteen” on House has slept around with quite a few women, though she’s dating a man (Foreman) at the moment.
  • Callie on Grey’s Anatomy – yes, I KNOW that strictly speaking she’s a lesbian, not bi, but this is something new she discovered this season after previously being involved with men.

My first thought when I noticed all this way, hooray!  I am all for diversity on my TV shows – I want to see men and women, gay and straight, black, white, Asian, I want to see a reflection of the actual world.  But I gradually began to realize there’s something else entirely going on here.

When these sort of characters are added to TV shows, network executives can pat themselves on the backs for their positive portrayals of homosexuality.  But the thing is, all of these characters are women who also sleep with (or have slept with) men.  They far outnumber gay men, or women who never sleep with men.  They also all tend to be hot and promiscuous.  And in the end, what’s really happening is increased objectification of women.

Hot chicks making out with each other is not diversity.  Hot chicks making out with each other is an adolescent male fantasy.  And when the women in question have also been involved with men, the fantasy is even better, because a guy can daydream about getting some of that himself.

Has anyone else noticed this??  I’d love to hear other examples.