I’ve been considering doing a review for Bones, but quite honestly, sometimes it’s just hard to get the time to write a review. Right now, my youngest is sound asleep and the oldest is at school, so I can write a few words on The Doom in the Gloom. What can I say about this episode? I think the first thing I want to say is, lay off Sweets! Now, I know that whenever a new character shows up in a show, we fans have the tendency to hate on him or her. First Dr. Goodman left and then came along sassy Cam and we hated her! Well, I didn’t hate her! I didn’t start watching until early Season Four and I loved her! What’s not to love? Sassy, sexy, funny, sharp-witted! There’s nothing to hate about Cam! But then I got involved in online fandoms and I learned the dark secret of the Bones fandoms – we hate new people! I think after several seasons, we’ve all learned to love Cam and forget about Dr. Goodman, but poor Sweets! He comes along, all young and shrinky and nosy and what do we do? We hate on him. When does the hating end, folks? It’s been six seasons! The hazing can end now. I mean, how can you hate him? Cute, funny – he was Sam Weir for crying out loud! Now he’s all grown up and has grown into our fandom and lives. People still freak out over Zack (“I miss Zack! When will he come back???”) and Sweets has been around longer than Zack!
[pullquote_left]I am sad to see Sweets fly the nest![/pullquote_left]
Now, I’m going to say a few words about the nest that Sweets has been occupying lately. OK, I might step on a few toes here and come across as a “hater”, but I’m not. I love this show. So much that I obsessed over it for months and started to blog spoilers about it! But here we go… Bones isn’t the same since Booth and Brennan got together! The magic is different. Not gone, but different. I know I’m not alone in the fact that I used to be hot-glued to my TV screen every Thursday (or Wednesday or Tuesday or whatever the case was) just waiting for those last few minutes where they stared into each other’s eyes and our hearts ached, etc., etc. So this is why I’m saying these words, “I am sad to see Sweets fly the nest!” The whole picket fences thing can get a big droll and it was nice to see it interrupted with some Sweetsy humor. Honestly, I wish there was a bit more of what we saw last night with the Kung Fu movie, laughter and insights about this “family” dynamic that was taking place. Sweets has become embedded in our Bones culture. Take him out and what do we got? Season 1 minus a couple of really fun characters. I think, “Meh!” Some of my favorite Bones scenes came from Season Two when Sweets was doing couples counseling with B&B. I love that Sweets started out trying to make them work things out and trying to be in control as a professional and what has happened? Friendship has happened! Booth and Brennan have become that leadership in Sweets’ life. Sweets doesn’t have to be a detached professional when he’s around them and Brennan can be “a mom” and admit that she and Booth and Christine love him. That’s OK. A deep friendship has been established there. That’s special. That’s magic. [pullquote_right]A deep friendship has been established there. That’s special. That’s magic.[/pullquote_right]
So no, there wasn’t a Booth-and-Brennan staring into one another’s eyes ending last night, but there was something pretty awesome. It didn’t follow the old formula – you know what I mean – “Dead guy’s discovered and person screams, crime is fought, eyes are stared into”, but it follows a new formula. I kind of like that. I’m not saying that the relationship between Booth and Brennan isn’t important or even looked forward to by myself, but this is the kind of thing that I like to see between the love scenes. It’s great to get away from the same ol’ same ol’. And it’s really nice to see how much Sweets means to Booth and Brennan and vice versa. The fact that Booth and Brennan were mistaken for Sweets’ parents (and they do not look old enough to be) really speaks a thousand words about how far this trio have evolved. Even after the move, I hope we still see more of this unique and fun relationship.