BONES “Harbingers in the Fountain” Early Review Season 5 Premiere

Emily Deschanel, Michaela Conlin, Cyndi Lauper

Emily Deschanel, Michaela Conlin, Cyndi Lauper

I had a chance to watch an advance copy of the BONES season 5 premiere “Harbingers in the Fountain” which airs Thursday, September 17, at 8pm on Fox.

In “Harbingers in the Fountain”, Brennan (Emily Deschanel) and Booth (David Boreanaz) are investigating a gruesome discovery evidence after a psychic (guest star Cyndi Lauper) provides them with valuable information. In parallel, Booth is dealing with a very strong emotional conflict following his brain surgery.

In order to offer a complete picture of what you can expect, I have decided to break down the episode and review the different aspects and storylines separately (Warning: some SPOILERS)

The Investigation
The investigation is actually pretty straightforward. Not anything really exciting to report there. As usual, you kind of have an idea of who the murder is, although there is a somewhat of twist in this episode
Cyndi Lauper, as a guest star, was quirky and funny but ultimately not a memorable guest star. BTW, she looks fantastic. You would never know that she is 56.

The Lab
Everyone at the lab is going about their days essentially revolving around Bones and Booth. No Hodges and Angela storyline. No quirky guest star as a lab assistant. Even the King of Lab moment was boring.

Booth and Bones
The Booth/Bones storyline is interesting in the fact that it introduces an original storytelling device that is going to make things very captivating for us to watch. I don’t want to give it away but it relates to Booth’s feelings towards Bones and how he is perceiving those feelings. Let’s say that he has to deal with certain feelings and he is questioning the authenticity of those feelings.

I know that some sites out there are spilling the beans on this “device” but I will not go there because I want you to discover it as I did. Now, one thing that I have to say about the change is that it was unexpected and actually adds a lot of opportunities to create really funny moments. One of those moments that actually occur in this episode will be when Booth asks Bones to kiss him and then she….well, you will have to wait to see the episode to find out what she does, now won’t you.

As season premieres go, this is one of the best from Bones. Mostly because of the introduction of this new impediment that Booth has to deal with now. I think that we are in for a hell of ride this season.

PS: During the summer, we had the opportunity to interview two Bones stars David Boreanaz and Michaela Conlin. They both shared some interesting tidbits which should gave us a good idea of the season to come.

(Photos: Courtesy of FOX)