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'Bones' 200th episode recap: I'm not your darling

Season 10 | Episode 10 | “The 200th in the 10th” | Aired Dec 11, 2014

The last time Bones went to Hollywood, Brennan’s first book was turned into a movie. The book was inspired by her life, but the movie was more about explosions (and office monorails) than it was about people. It took a new setting and a whole new time period to really get at the essence of this show. This isn’t a movie about Brennan’s fictional characters. This is a movie about Brennan and Booth. Grab your popcorn, kids; it’s the 200th episode.

We open at an old Hollywood premiere, where David Boreanaz and Emily Deschanel are 1950s movie stars celebrating their tenth film together—which is not that much of a stretch, really. As vintage opening credits roll, Booth’s car winds through the California hills and stops at a glamorous estate. Brennan isn’t far behind. He’s a jewel thief; she’s the LAPD detective hot on his tail. He climbs into a second-floor window as she crosses beneath the balcony. It’s a striking shot, and one of the best visuals from a very visual hour. Boreanaz, who also directed the episode, has a knack for making nonstop action look like a painting.

Booth cracks the safe, but instead of jewels, he finds the body of their wealthy owner, Eva Braga. Everyone assumes that he killed Eva—except for Brennan, whose badge and gun are stripped by her police-chief father. That’s what she gets for trying to be a detective. Crime solving is a man’s world. She can be a stenographer, like a LADY. Angela, a stenographer when she’s not flirting, encourages Brennan to solve the case for women everywhere.

Brennan is such a good detective, too. She knows what’s important: sitting in Booth’s room with the lights off, watching him pour drinks in a tight, all-black ensemble with camel-colored blazer. Gun casually in hand, she makes him an offer: They work together to clear his name and restore her reputation as a detective. Booth is in. They’re already making significant eye contact. They definitely want to make out at the earliest possible convenience.

bones_ep1010Because every version of Brennan believes in science, she’s stolen a bone from the crime scene, and now she wants it analyzed. She and Booth take the bone to Hodgins, a paleontologist with mad-scientist hair and a jaunty bow tie. (TJ Thyne digs into this character with comic abandon. He’s loving every second of it.) If Hodgins can figure out how a dinosaur died, he can figure out what happened to someone yesterday, but he’ll need the rest of the body. Brennan challenges Booth to steal it. He obliges.

While Hodgins and his lovely assistant, Clark, get to work on the remains, Angela snags some carbon copies of the case files and takes them to Brennan’s place. She can tell the minute she walks in the door that Booth is hiding upstairs. Booth is “a dreamboat [she’d] like to take a sail on,” but she’d be even happier if Brennan does the sailing. She just wants the best for her girl, and she can tell that Booth is it—unless he hurts her. Then she’ll kill him. Angela is exactly the same in every era.

While Eva was in Brazil, she went around with Aubrey, a broke American playboy who’s just returned home. Booth takes Brennan to Aubrey’s favorite nightclub, and it’s no surprise at all to learn that Caroline Julian runs a fine establishment. It probably serves doughnut holes. She directs Booth to Aubrey, who’s flirting with Daisy in the corner, but he says he’s not their guy. They should really be talking to the nightclub singer, Jessica, whose husband, Rodolfo, had an affair with Eva. This is news to Jessica, so jealousy is out as a motive.

rsz_bones_ep1010-sc15_0055_hires2Brennan lets Booth sleep on her couch, and he thanks her by wearing a flowery apron to make coffee. Their morning flirt is interrupted when Hodgins calls to say that the clothes in Eva’s closet are all too small for the body they’re examining. Is the victim even Eva? Brennan gets Angela together with Hodgins (matchmaking all around) to sketch the victim’s face, which Booth shows to Aubrey. Aubrey is stabbed before he can say anything. Booth pulls the knife from his back and runs off.

Worried that Booth has left town, Brennan meets with Caroline, who assures her that Booth is one of the good guys. He steals from people who profited from the war, and he gives the money to struggling veterans. She’s fallen for Robin Hood. Brennan protests, but not convincingly. Hodgins calls with more news; given the time of death, Booth can’t be the killer. He shows up at the nightclub and demands information from Rodolfo, who doesn’t recognize the sketch. His description of the woman he knew as Eva Braga matches Cam, the woman they know as her maid.

Cam stole Eva’s jewels and posed as her employer on the boat, and when Eva figured it out, Cam killed her to protect her secret. Booth and Brennan confront Cam, but she forces them both into the closet. They’re fine with that. Just as they’re about to kiss, Cam opens the door. She’s taking Brennan with her.

rsz_bones_ep1010-sc47_0049_hires2Cam knocks Brennan out, stuffs her in a duffel bag, and heads for the nearest runway, where she instructs the pilot to throw Brennan in the back of the plane (for future reference, that costs extra). Booth pulls up right as they start to taxi. Cary Grant gets chased by planes; Seeley Booth chases them—and catches up. He hangs from the doorway and doesn’t let go, even as they take off. Cam steps on his hand. Brennan, not without ideas even when zipped inside a piece of luggage, bowls Cam over, and Booth pulls himself into the plane.

The pilot decides that it would be wise to stop flying and join the fight, so Booth knocks him out. As the plane takes a sharp dive, the jewels slide toward the open door. Cam dives for them and winds up hanging from the doorway, but she refuses to drop the jewels and let Booth pull her inside. He loses his grip, and she falls. Get Brennan out of that duffel bag, Booth. You have a sunset to fly into.

Brennan is officially recognized as a brilliant detective and tapped to head the new Office of Forensic Anthropology. Of course if she lived in a world without forensic anthropology, she’d just invent it. According to Brennan’s official report, the jewels fell out of the plane, but she actually gives them to Booth’s old Army buddy, Sarge (Billy F. Gibbons). Being Robin Hood isn’t such a bad idea. An even better idea? Finally kissing Booth.

That’s what the 200th episode is all about. At times, it’s a Great Gatsby spoof full of “old sports” or a slapstick, bowl-people-over-in-a-duffel-bag comedy routine—but whenever David and Emily look at each other, it’s pure Old Hollywood magic. Which is the point, really: Bones can try to be whatever show it wants to be, and it’s tried them all over the past 10 years, but Booth and Brennan are always the same. Their chemistry demands to be taken seriously. Putting the characters in a new setting only proves who they always are.

Bits and pieces:

  • Amongst the many callbacks in this episode, we get a shout-out to diatomaceous earth (key evidence in the pilot episode) and a victim who was pushed down a flight of stairs (cause of death in Booth and Brennan’s first case, from the 100th episode).
  • Wendell is a cub reporter. Arastoo is the best fence in town.
  • Pelant doesn’t have to be a serial killer to make creepy eye contact with Brennan.
  • Has anyone looped Booth’s giggle when Brennan sends him to her room? No reason.
  • The Entertainment Weekly Community talked with executive producer Stephen Nathan, who wrote this episode, about about why Bones works so well in a Hitchcock world.

What did you think of the 200th episode?

Bones airs Thursdays at 8/7C on FOX. It returns in March.

TV Families | EW.com
Mark Harris
February 23, 1990 AT 05:00 AM EST

The Bradys are back, with a passel of 90’s hassles. Do they represent the typical American Family? Did they ever? Who does? Stare and compare!

Kind Of Family
TheBradyBunch 1969-74: Blended
The Bradys 1990-: Enormous
Married…With Children 1987-: Postnuclear
Thirtysomething 1987-: Extended
The Flintstones 1960-66: Modern Stone Age

Family Pet
The Brady Bunch: Tiger
The Bradys: Alice
Married…With Children: Buck
Thirtysomething: Grendel
The Flintstones: Dino

Typical Guest Star
The Brady Bunch: Davey Jones
The Bradys: There’s no room
Married…With Children: Sam Kinison
Thirtysomething: Carly Simon
The Flintstones: Ann Margrock

Expression Of Joy
The Brady Bunch: Groovy!
The Bradys: Ritual hugging
Married…With Children: ”Oh, great.”
Thirtysomething: ”Of course I’m happy for you. Really. But what about me? Why does it always have to be about you?
The Flintstones: ”Yabba-dabba doo

Expression Of Rage

The Brady Bunch: ”Hmmm…”
The Bradys: ”If you back away from something you really want, then you’re a quitter!” (the angriest any Brady has ever been)
Married…With Children: ”Aaagh, God, take me from this miserable life!”
Thirtysomething: ”I’m not angry, OK?”
The Flintstones: ”Willllmaaaa!”

Typical Problem
The Brady Bunch: Marcia and her rival both want to be the prom queen.
The Bradys: Bobby gets paralyzed.
Married…With Children: Al doesn’t buy his family Christmas presents.
Thirtysomething: Nancy gets cancer.
The Flintstones: Fred and Barney are staying out too late.

Typical Solution
The Brady Bunch: The prom committee decides to have two queens.
The Bradys: Bobby gets married.
Married…With Children: They hate him.
Thirtysomething: If only we knew…
The Flintstones: Wilma and Betty decide to follow them.

House Style
The Brady Bunch: Conservative but mod, circa ’69
The Bradys: Conservative but mod, circa ’90
Married…With Children: Roach motel
Thirtysomething: Enviable
The Flintstones: Suburban cave

Clothing Style
The Brady Bunch: Early Osmonds
The Bradys: Made in the USA
Married…With Children: Flammable fabrics
Thirtysomething: Eclectic earth tones; nice ties
The Flintstones: One-piece

Most Annoying Character
The Brady Bunch: Alice’s cousin Emma, the substitute housekeeper (too strict)
The Bradys: Marcia’s husband, Wally (chronically unemployable)
Married…With Children: Steve (supercilious)
Thirtysomething: Ellyn (goes through Hope’s drawers, babbles, changes hairstyle every other week, generally mistreats her friends)
The Flintstones: Mr. Slate (bossy)

Attitude Toward Sex
The Brady Bunch: Never heard of it
The Bradys: Omigod — even Cindy does it!
Married…With Children: Peg: Yes. Al: No.
Thirtysomething: They didn’t get all those kids by accident.
The Flintstones: Prehistoric

How Spouses Fight
The Brady Bunch: They don’t.
The Bradys: Infrequently, but it happens
Married…With Children: Tooth and nail
Thirtysomething: They stop talking
The Flintstones: Fred and Barney go bowling while Wilma and Betty max out their charge cards.

How Kids Get Into Trouble
The Brady Bunch: Greg takes a puff of a cigarette.
The Bradys: Carol’s grandson steals her business cards and sticks them in the spokes of Bobby’s wheelchair.
Married…With Children: By committing felonies
Thirtysomething: Ethan plays with a forbidden toy rocket.
The Flintstones: They don’t.

How They’re Punished

The Brady Bunch: ”It’s not what you did, honey — it’s that you couldn’t come to us.”
The Bradys ”Next time, ask.”
Married…With Children: By the authorities
Thirtysomething: It blows up in his face.
The Flintstones: They’re not.

What Family Does For Fun
The Brady Bunch: Takes special three-part vacations to Hawaii and the Grand Canyon
The Bradys: Has flashbacks
Married…With Children: Exchanges insults
Thirtysomething: Talks
The Flintstones: Attends showings of The Monster at the Bedrock Drive-In

Unsolved Mysteries
The Brady Bunch: How exactly did Carol’s first husband and Mike’s first wife die?
The Bradys: What’s with Marcia’s new face and Bobby’s blonde hair
Married…With Children: What kind of hair spray does Peg use?
Thirtysomething: Why did Nancy take Elliot back? What do Gary and Susanna see in each other?
The Flintstones: How does Barney’s shirt stay on if he has no shoulders? Where do Fred and Wilma plug in their TV?

Worst Behavior
The Brady Bunch: The Brady children once made Alice feel under-appreciated.

The Bradys: Marcia’s son Mickey watches Bobby’s car-crash tape for fun.
Married…With Children: The Bundy’s kill their neighbor’s dog.
Thirtysomething: Elliot has an affair and talks about it.
The Flintstones: Characters don’t wear under-clothes.

Best Reason To Watch
The Brady Bunch: This is what life should be.
The Bradys: They’re all grown-ups now!
Married…With Children: Terry Rakolta hates it.
Thirtysomething (Tie) This is your life. This isn’t your life.
The Flintstones: This is what life might have been.

Best Reason Not To Watch
The Brady Bunch: Blurred vision from rerun overdoses.
The Bradys: You’re all grown-ups now.
Married…With Children: She has a point.
Thirtysomething: After a while, you think it’s real.
The Flintstones: The Simpsons

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