Bones 4×18 — “The Doctor in the Den”: There were some good things and bad things about this ep. On the good side, I really liked how there was practically zero flirting between Booth and Brennan. Those two were so over the top at the beginning of the season that I was starting to worry about where the writers were going with them. And although I do ship the two a little bit, I get tired of seeing them telegraph their desires so blatantly. I also liked the Cam/Michelle scenes, especially the one at the end that showed the girl still thought about Cam after all those years. Yes, I’m sappy like that!
What I didn’t like was Angela’s constant whining about her lack of a sex life (after, what, two freakin’ weeks?) and her highly inappropriate comments toward Clark. Would any modern workplace that employs PhDs really tolerate that level of overt sexual harassment? I doubt it! And Clark in general just annoys me. I wish they would stick to one intern (not him, obviously), and be done with it.
Lost 5×11 — “Whatever Happened, Happened”: After getting really fed up with Lost last week, I’m glad to say that the show somewhat redeemed itself with this week’s ep. I was actually interested in what was going on right from the beginning, and not just waiting things out until the twist at the 59-minute mark. I know Kate is not a big fan favorite, but I actually like the character when she’s not mooning over Jack, so her flashbacks were pretty good. Also, I like how she called out Jack for being an ass and got Sawyer to help her save Ben.
I particularly enjoyed Hurley and Miles discussing all the time travel b.s. that’s been happening on the show. Hurley clearly was standing in for the audience, while Miles was explaining things from the point of view of the show’s writers. I thought the explanations were actually pretty good and made sense (whatever happened, happened) and I LOVED how Miles (the writers) basically admitted that he was stumped about why adult Ben wouldn’t remember being shot as a boy by Sayeed.
House 5×19– “Locked In”: I thought this episode was pretty good. It was interesting to see the diagnostics from the patient’s point-of-view for a change, and I thought Mos Def did a fairly decent job here. I especially loved the guy’s running commentary about all the doctors, how he noticed that Cuddy and House have a little thing between them, how Foreman is boring, how Taub needs to find direction again… All of these were things that I probably would have said myself. And while I didn’t particularly care for the blurry camera work at the beginning, once I got past that, the ep went well. Good effort overall!