I didn't think I'd ever make it to season 4 considering just a few days back, I hadn't watched a single episode of Bones. But lucky for me, waiting for graduation just flew by like that with a couple of seasons of Bones to catch up on. And you know what I loved about season 4? The fact that there were so many episodes to watch. And even more to come.
4x01: Yanks in the U.K.
Combining things I love: Bones + Booth + Brit Humor + Britain!!! Booth hating Britain and screaming it at the top of his lungs was hilarious. Plus the fact that it's a double episode, makes me love it more. And Cam gawking over Angela's husband really made this episode made of win.
Cam: Sorry I'm late, what did I miss? Clark: Oh, were deciding between Maine and Jamaica for the wedding. Hodgins: Did Angela's ex get off okay? Cam: Whoa! Sorry? Hodgins: You took him to the airport? Cam: Oh, "off"! Of... of course. Yes. He's off... and gone. All gone. Angela: Great. Thank you for doing that. Cam: Anytime. Either Maine or Jamaica, you really can't go wrong. I should... Bye.
4x02: The Man in the Outhouse
Bones and her many men? I can tell that Booth is jealous! Don't deny it. You're not just looking out for her. Also, yay for Bones losing both boys. Daisy can be really annoying too. I love how she's so willing to do anything that Bones asked her to do. But when did Coldplay become gay?
Booth: There is someone for everyone. Someone you're meant to spend the rest of your life with. Alright? You just have to be open enough to see it. That's all.
4x03: The Finger in the Nest
Anything with Parker and Booth is love. I swear, these dad-son scenes are the best. Sweets babysitting Parker is win. I wish they'd show more of it. The dog fighting really scares me. I'm not the biggest dog fan, but I felt bad for those dogs. The dog whisperer was hilarious though I'm sure he wasn't meant to be.
Booth: Thought you'd want to say something. Brennan: Well, I feel that this dog Ripley, paid a price that was unfair. Booth: It's not my fault Bones - why are you talking to me? Brennan: Well you're the only one here! Booth: Talk to the universe. Or God. Or Ripley. Brennan: I don't believe in God. Booth: Well, God spelled backwards is dog.
4x04: The Perfect Pieces in the Purple Pond
The extreme cases of OCD was kind of scary in this episode. And keeping the head in the box in the garden? Freaky. Hodgins going to Zack for advice on the case makes me miss Zackaroni so much. Seeing Zack come back for a bit was love. Angela looking out for Wendell is really sweet too. I really like him.
Brennan: If your back doesn't hurt then why are you letting me drive? Booth: Well you know what? Don't get used to it. because I heal really really fast.
4x05: The Crank in the Shaft
The dead body in the elevator was kinda gross. I'm loving all the new grad students. Fisher as the depressed suicidal one is hilarious. Hodgins and Angela being all awkward is cute but sad. I found it so funny when Booth finally gets his chair care of Bones and doesn't even like the chair.
Hodgins: Hey, I got something for you. Angela: Look Hodgins, we both agreed it's over. I don't want any gifts. Hodgins: From the victim... Angela: Oh, right. Sorry. That's helpful.
4x06: The He in the She
Mr. Nigel is another crazy grad student and now I can't choose which one I like the best. His little known facts are made of win. Mr. Nigel being blown off by Angela was so funny. Vroom, vroom, kid. You're already in my rear view mirror. And look! The Pastor's son is Simon Camden! Will he forever be typecast?!
Brennan: Would you like me just as much if I were a man? Booth: Oh yeah, much better. Wouldn't have to be so polite and accommodating. How about you, would you like me better if I were a woman? Brennan: No. I would not. Booth: Why? Brennan: I'd be jealous that you might be prettier than I am. Booth: I would be too. I'd be hot. Smokin' hot.
4x07: The Skull in the Sculpture
So Angela's back to playing for the other team, I see. Roxie is hot so it's kinda hot on Angela. The geisha-ish owner of the gallery freaks me out. Daisy the overeager little girl is so funny but really annoying nevertheless. I love how Cam can't get stand Daisy. And Sweets and Daisy?! SO meant to be.
Brennan: I was going to say that I had an accident over here, but I don't like lying. Cam: You dumped a bucket full of domestic beetles onto this work of art. They'll strip the flesh off our victim in no time. Brennan: Within 30 hours... Am I fired? Cam: Au contraire. Remind me of this moment around Christmas bonus time.
4x08: The Con Man In The Meth Lab
I so would have wanted to see Booth without his top in Hawaii. And wow, Jared Booth is so very hot despite being a douche. I love how Booth is jealous of Jared taking Bones. And Booth is the best older brother in the world. I feel so bad that he didn't get the credit he deserved. All on his birthday! So sad.
Jared: There's a cocktail party tonight and I'm in need of a very beautiful woman on my arm. Preferably a smart one. Brennan: I'm quite intelligent. Booth: No. Not that you aren't intelligent; you are intelligent. Cam: I would be delighted.
4x09: The Passenger In the Oven
Booth sneaking into first class was so cute. You know you want to be with Bones, dude! And I love how Bones tried the librarian thing when Booth left her. It would have been nice to see them in China. I feel bad for the entire crew having to go back to work. And Sweets in his shorts? I like it.
Brennan: Thank you, thank you. Booth: Bones? Brennan: What? Booth: The applause was for the plane landing. Brennan: Oh.
4x10: The Bone That Blew
Max working for the museum is actually kind of sweet. Max bonding with Parker is like a glimpse into their future! Hanging with his future step-grandson! See! Even Max thinks Booth and Bones would be good together. Have you guys not gotten a clue yet? Hodgins + Wendell + Max = Science experiment!!!
Max Keenan: Can I ask you a question? Booth: Sure. Max Keenan: You - are you - uh are you sleeping with my daughter? Booth: No. Max Keenan: Why? Are you gay? Booth: [chuckles] No. Max Keenan: She not attractive enough? Booth: Bones is beautiful. Max Keenan: Is it because of me. Because I killed one man and we *both* know he deserved it. Booth: All right just cut it out, Max. I'll talk to her. Probably won't do any good. I'll talk to her. Max Keenan: You're a good man. And I want that for her.
4x11: Double Trouble in the Panhandle
Anytime Booth and Bones are in disguise, the episode is made of win. Throwing knives and circus people make for an even more fantabulous episode. And Sweets knew Circus folk! How cute does that make him?! You know who's cuter? Mr. Nigel!!! Can't the Jeffersonian hire all of the grad students?!
Brennan: Buck was more dashing than you. I mean, Buck drove a motorcycle. Booth: Well, Wanda was funner than you. Brennan: How? Booth: Well, she let me knock off a rubber nose from her face with a knife. You would never let me do that. You're *way* too rationale.
4x12: Fire in the Ice
Ice Skating with Bones and Booth is just the pinnacle of all cuteness. I mean really, he's never gonna make her fall? That's like telling her he loves her -- except not. And Booth all violent on the ice? Really really hot. I love how Booth got all defensive over his dad? Angry Booth is scorching.
Booth: Hey, you know what? Forget about Agent Perotta, all right? Nothing gonna change between me and you. Brennan: Well entropy is a natural force that pulls everything apart at a subatomic level. Everything changes. Booth: Not everything, Bones. Brennan: Don't. Booth: Not everything. Brennan: You're gonna make me fall. Booth: I'm never gonna make you fall. I'm always here.
4x13: The Hero In The Hold
I'm so happy that Bones was the one doing the saving this time. How she broke all the rules for Booth and even got Jared to help? Perfect. And when he got into the helicopter and she hugged him? I died. Plus it was nice to see that Booth named his son after his friend in the army. Too sweet.
Angela: Listen to me Brennan. Somebody you love is buried alive! You're allowed to save them no matter how irrational. Brennan: I don't love Booth. Angela: Yes you do. So do I. So do all of us. Just take my advice and hand over the evidence and get Booth.
4x14: The Princess and The Pear
Booth knowing how to get Bones to fix is back was really cute? These two are really really adorable together. Fisher is back and he's funny as ever again. I love how Fisher and Sweets go in disguise at the Imagicon. Sweets as a Trekkie is just pure cuteness. I also want to do a video conference with Booth.
Brennan: I don't need a sitter. Booth gets needlessly protective sometimes. I have no idea why. Special Agent Payton Perotta: You really don't, do you? Brennan: No.
4x15: The Bones That Foam
I know that this was the episode that David Boreanaz directed so I was watching it more intently. Booth questioning the car salesman inside the car while driving at really high speeds was hilarious. And the lap dance with Strawberry Lust? That was just hilarious. I love how it was Bones that paid for it.
Angela: Because what Booth has can't be learned from baby-boy shrink. Booth's brilliant at pretending to be stupider than he actually is, most of the time. Brennan: Brilliant at stupidity? Angela: Especially around you. Okay here's what Newcomb's skeleton looke like 12 hours ago. Brennan: Why would Booth do that? Angela: Well, he knows you like to be the smart one. So he let's you have that.
4x16: The Salt in the Wounds
I can't believe Spencer Breslin is already playing a high school kid impregnating lots of girls. How time flies. And it's Taylor from HSM! And Roxie is now a blonde! This episode has so much moving forward. I love how Booth talked to Clinton in the end though. He's such a good father. I love him.
Angela: I also had a little afternoon delight with Hodgins, but let's just say it's not really his thing. Sweets: Again, I'm sorry. Angela: No, it's totally fine. Sweets: Then why tell me? Angela: Brennan approves of the way I conduct my love life. Sweets: Oh. Angela: Yeah.
4x17: The Doctor in the Den
I feel so bad for Cam. This girl just keeps getting bad news from her exes. And who knew she was such a mother figure to Michelle? I'm looking forward to more motherly scenes from Cam. And look! It's Chad Lowe! The hypnosis scene was so funny. I love Sweets so much. And all the girls hate men!!!
Booth: Did you know that giraffes can weigh up to two tons? Brennan: Yes. Everyone knows that. Booth: And they sleep less than two hours a night. Brennan: That I did not know. Booth: Yes! Pinky stumps the Brain.
4x18: The Science in the Physicist
The model in the start of the episode was hilarious. And is it just me or is the blind guy the ex-husband of Rachel Griffiths on Brothers and Sisters? Also, when Booth and Bones were stuck in that room and thought they were going to die, I wish they'd done something more as a sort of last act.
Brennan: So you think that two people who care about each other, they leave metamophorical marks which should be allowed to fade naturally? Booth: You heard me but you just didn't understand me. Brennan: I wonder that about you all the time.
4x19: The Cinderella in the Cardboard
Wendell leaving a Post-It note for the Egyptology department was really cute. I really like him too. Bones and Booth at the Bridal store was just so cute. I hope in the future we do see this for real. Bones telling Sweets about Daisy 'cheating' on him and Sweets being devastated was so sad. He loves her.
Brennan: I know intellectually jealousy is absurd, but I see that it's real for people... I even experience it myself. Booth: ...So, what are you jealous of? Brennan: Angela. Hodgins. Cam. You. Booth: Why? Brennan: Because you all want to lose yourself in another person. You believe that love is trancedent and eternal... I want to believe that too. Booth: Hey, you will... I promise. Someday you will.
4x20: Mayhem on the Cross
Gordon Gordon is back and he and Sweets are bonding! I love it. Speaking of Sweets, he used to be a metal head? I didn't see that coming at all. Gordon Gordon inviting Bones and Booth for dinner and letting Sweets come along? Really sweet. Such a dysfunctional cute family. I'll miss you Gordon Gordon.
Sweets: Okay, what about the sexual component in their relationship? Dr. Gordon Wyatt: Ah. Sweets: Would you agree that they have both sublimated their attraction to each other, out of fear of endangering their working relationship because their working relationship is paramount to both of them. Dr. Gordon Wyatt: Alas, I'm afraid I wouldn't agree with that. Sweets: Wow... Which part? Dr. Gordon Wyatt: With everything you just said. Yes, one of them is acutely aware of that attraction, struggles daily with it, in fact.
4x21: Double Death of the Dearly Departed
Possibly the funniest episode ever. Fro the stealing of the corpse to the owing of 20 bucks to everyone helping out cover the stealing at the wake? Just pure win. Using the word 'translate' for murder and Booth singing "Swing Low Sweet Chariot" and of course Bones and Booth's "sad faces" I love it.
Booth: When I inevitably drop dead before you. I'd like you come out and spend some time and talk to me every once in a while. Brennan: I'll feel foolish knowing you can't hear me. Booth: Promise. Brennan: ...I promise. Booth: Hey, there you go. Huh? You agreed. I didn't think you would agree. Now, why did you agree? Brennan: I believe that if I pretended you were still here. I would feel better for a moment. Also speaking to you would require me to figuratively look at myself through your eyes, again temporarily. And I think that would make me live my life more successfully. Booth: You know what Bones? That's the best thing that anyone has ever said about me.
4x22: The Girl in the Mask
It's nice to know that Bones is having a hard time deciding who to hire for her grad student. I'm having a hard time. I also love Booth's dynamic with Naki with the Sake! And the androgynous Dr. Tanaka having everyone figure out his/her sex was hilarious. The squints were too funny trying to guess.
Brennan: I just mean that we should be designed so we can handle the worst. Booth: We *are* designed that way. We aren't sent anything we can't handle. Brennan: I'm not convinced that loving someone is worth it. Booth: I've got a son and it's worth it. Brennan: Even if he died? Booth: Whoa! Bones don't even say anything like that. Don't even put that out there. It is worth it. And everything around it is worth it... Every moment. Everything is worth it.
And I've finally caught up! I can't believe I did it in time for this week's Bones but I did it. I'm excited to do an actual recap of an episode. But really, season 4 has been great so far, especially with the abundance of grad students in the mix. I hope I won't have to wait so long for Season 5.