‘Bones’ Review: The Motive was in the Addiction

This week Booth and Brennan hardly had any scenes together and when they did, it was very awkward.
This week Booth and Brennan hardly had any scenes together and when they did, it was very awkward.

This episode definitely reminds you that you can be addicted to just about anything. The victim this week was addicted to collecting cookie jars and it’s what got her killed.

It seems fitting that they would be dealing with a case of addiction while Booth was trying to get a handle on his addiction. He claimed he was getting better, but he was just going through the motions. He was going to the meetings, but he wasn’t participating in them. Aubrey tried to reach out to him, but he just pushed him away. He wasn’t dealing with it. And that’s exactly why Brennan wasn’t letting him back home. He hadn’t done anything to deserve to go back home yet.

I don’t know if it was the case itself or watching Brennan talk about the victim’s addiction, but finally Booth decided to deal with it. He finally spoke up in a meeting. Admitting you have a problem is the first step in recovery they say. He was lying to himself as much as he was to Brennan.

This was an interesting case because not one of the suspects they spoke to during the investigation turned out to be the killer. So many times it’s the first person they talk to or at least someone they spoke to through questioning wasn’t completely honest. This time it was none of the suspects and it came down to love and addiction.

The victim got her boyfriend to steal a cookie jar she wanted because he was a locksmith. When he realized she didn’t really love him, only the jars, he tried to break the jars with a wine bottle. She lunged in front of the jars to protect them and it got her killed.

This wasn’t at all the victim’s fault though. She was shot in the head 20 years ago, which would explain her obsession. It’s sad to think that incident ruined her life and cost her her life.

Her daughter seemed very torn up about the fact that her mother loved the jars more than her. She seemed to be the perfect suspect. But all she was guilty of was almost selling her mom’s collection.

I’m not sure how I feel about Warren and Aubrey being paired together. I’v never really liked Warren, but I really like Aubrey. Of course I’ve never been a fan of the multiple interns either. I preferred when there was one. The flirting started early in this episode and ended with a date, though neither one of them is calling it a date. The writers don’t seem to be putting them together quite yet, but it definitely seems to be headed that way.

I still don’t understand how ‘Bones’ can be renewed for another season when signs of it coming to an end keeping coming up. Angela thinks their work is eating away at them and the cause of the rift between Booth and Brennan. I don’t see why these intelligent people would continue this line of work, especially when they have other options, when they feel like it’s messing with their lives. To me it just signals the end of the show coming.

Next week we finally get to know Angela’s real name! Plus Hodgins and Angela are leaving! How can we have another season of ‘Bones’ without them? Take a look at the promo:


Mandy Carr

Editor and Founder, Primetime Addiction

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