@HartHanson @TJThyne Maybe it’s the fact that while we’re seeing all the new fall shows prep for their debuts in the next few weeks we’re still more than 2 months away from Season 7 of Bones (take a deep breath! New episodes are coming!) but I heard from so many of you about your favorite episodes, guest stars and moments in the last six seasons that it’s good to know that the time without original episodes has only made your love for the show grow! And, I have to add, the fountain of knowledge all of you Bones fans have is impressive to the say the least!
As I stated in the original post asking for your thoughts and comments, I’m not doing a poll in the sense of a Top 10 of the best episodes but just thought it would be fun to collect a lot of the episodes mentioned the most and I also found some photos and video clips that are fun, too. So, let’s look back at some of the Best of Bones!
Fave Guest Star: One thing that was fairly unanimous was that the favorite guest star throughout the series is Stephen Fry. From my calculations (with a little help from IMDB.com), the British funny man has appeared on Bones as Dr. Gordon Wyatt five times thus far. With Bones being a show with quite a sense of humor, Fry fit right into the show and we can only hope we’ll be seeing more of him since so many of you mentioned him as your favorite.
Here are some of the favorite episodes and the moments that we’re still talking about (and laughing or crying over to this day!)….and, just to be clear, there is no particular order here.
The Beginning In The End: Don’t worry, even though this was the Season 5 season finale (S5:22) and the fear was put into our heads (and hearts) that the Jeffersonian team could actually separate one day, we all knew that our crew would get back together eventually…in Season 6 to be exact. The episode also had some heartfelt moments when Sweets (John Francis Daley) has to say goodbye to his beloved Daisy and Brennan has to decide if she wants to leave, too. If anything, this episode showed just how much we love the entire cast of Bones and the idea of them being apart was almost as horrific as some of the cases they work on!
If there’s one reason we love Bones it’s because the show is a seemingly effortless blend of comedy mixed in with some drama and often horrific cases. A perfect example of a part of the show that made you all laugh was when Hodgins (the awesome TJ Thyne) has an encounter with some nunchucks in the Devil In The Details (S5:14). Enough said, right? Here is a behind-the-scenes clip of how that scene in the show came together.
The Man In The Fallout Shelter (S1:9): Thankfully, a lot of you shared some of your early favorites and this episode was mentioned more than once. It was the show’s first Christmas-themed episode when the group is quarantined in the Jeffersonian lab. While the case of the man in the episode title is the work part of the show, this is one of the first times that we get to see a bit more about our team and get those early hints about what makes them tick.
In The Santa In The Slush (S3:9), the team investigates the death of a Santa Claus imposter but the real reason to love this episode is the hot lip-lock between Brennan and Booth under the mistletoe. While these two may be a long way off before they confess any feelings for each other, this kiss was enough for fans to know that sooner or later they’d have to face up to their attraction to each other.
Check out this behind-the-scenes video of the big kiss!
The Parts In The Sum Of The Whole (aka, The 100th Episode, S5:16): A lot of shows do flashback episodes but they aren’t usually as satisfying as this one! When Sweets finishes his book detailing the Booth/Brennan relationship, he asks them to tell him about their first meeting so we go back six years and we find out that (shocker!) Booth and Brennan kissed on their first case! We also get to see Angela coming to the Jeffersonian for the first time and, of course, we get to see Zack (Eric Millegan), too! And then, post-flashback, came the moment that we’d been waiting for since the show began…Booth confesses his true feelings to Brennan but she says she doesn’t have an open heart and he tells her he has to move on. As good as this episode it was, it also a sign that if they were the twosome were ever going to get together romantically, it wasn’t going to happen anytime soon. *sigh*
The Doctor In the Photo (S6:9) was an amazing acting tour de force by Emily Deschanel. When Brennan identifies a skeleton that ends up resembling her it jolts her into evaluating her own life and the choices she has made. It doesn’t even matter whether the skeleton is truly a replica of her because it gives us a rare window into her psyche. As many of you said, the scene in the car with Booth is heart-wrenching as she reveals a vulnerable side that we don’t see often of the show. Here’s a preview clip from that episode:
The Hole In The Heart (S6:22): This was a tough one. With Jacob Broadsky close by, it was just a matter of time before he was caught but, first, we’d lose someone that we’d all grown to truly love every time he appeared on the show. Broadsky shot into the Jeffersonian and the bullet didn’t hit its intended target (Booth) but instead hit Vincent Nigel Murray (Ryan Cartwright). Both fearful for safety and determined to finally get Broadsky, Booth insisted that Brennan stay at his apartment and she ends up in his bed and in his arms (albeit dressed) but it’s hinted later that they did sleep together. Did they? Didn’t they? Hart Hanson knows how to drive us crazy!! (Oh, and Booth does get Broadsky once and for all)
So, of course, after The Hole In The Heart, it only makes sense that the sixth season finale, The Change In the Game (6th Season finale, S6:23) would be another favorite and while it’s an oddly typical episode with Booth and Brennan going undercover (with Ryan O’Neal in tow) at a bowling alley, the last moments were enough to shock us all. With Emily’s real-life pregnancy, it hadn’t truly been announced how the show would deal with it but when Brennan told Booth that she’s pregnant with his baby the only thing better was the look of glee that came across Booth’s face. Priceless.
And, of course, if you happen to miss the Comic Con trailer from this year’s event (since the cast had to cancel their appearance), here it is!
Were there more episodes and moments that I didn’t include that you think are a MUST to be here? Let me know and, who knows, I may have a follow-up post! We have more than two months so lots of time to keep the Bones love alive and strong!