BONES “The Feet on the Beach” Review

BONES (FOX)  The Feet on the Beach

BONES “The Feet on the Beach” Season 6 Episode 17 – We don’t often get to see Bones excited, but in this episode we found out what makes her as giddy as a schoolgirl. Bodies. Lots and lots of disgusting, rotting, putrid bodies. The way she acted when that one blew up, you would have thought that someone had just given her a prize. It was classic Bones – that childish enthusiasm for something that not too many people (and pretty much no one else on the team, including Booth) could understand.

The other thing that some people don’t understand about Bones is her need to be truthful. It’s taken a few years but everyone in the group has her figured out. Even Sweets, and that’s after she basically called his field of expertise a waste of time.

In this episode Bones’ propensity for saying exactly what she thinks affects a very kind little man from Canada. The poor guy wrote a paper on forensic podiatry and after Bones tore it to shreds, he loses the ability to use his right arm. But instead of apologizing, she goes right on speaking the truth, seemingly unable get how it might be a bad thing.

In the end, the only person who finally gets through to her is Booth. He convinces her that she should apologize and let other people in on the “secret” that she really is the nice person he knows her to be. The fact that it came from him was perfect and the fact that it took him to say it before she did it, was perfect, too.

My favorite bits..

Getting a whole new definition of tripping over someone’s feet. I mean I’ve heard of tripping over one’s own but..someone else’s?

Hodgins and Angela promising each other to never do bad parenting like Cam.

Hodgins practicing his disapproving looks to give to Cam…dang, it was a good one too. It made me feel bad and I didn’t even do anything wrong.

Bones totally missing the fact that Dr. Filmore did not, in fact, appreciate the way she kept correcting his work and basically telling him he was wrong.

Wondering what in the world would possess Hodgins and Angela to sniff those boots. I’m glad they did as it got them a clue but..ick.

Cam telling Hodgins and Angela to not have any lovey-doveyness in the lab and not over feet.

Finding out that a woman’s butt apparently rises 25% when she wears high heels. Whoa. Really?? I have some shopping to do.

Is it wrong that I laughed at the poor homeless guy asking the cops (er, Mounties) not to let the Americans take his shoes?

Bones’ childlike joy at all the disgusting decomposing bodies. OMG she was like a kid in a candy store. I was with Booth, I found it quite puke-tastic.

Sweets offering up an explanation to Filmore about why Bones is the way she is.

Laughing when Booth remarked that the victim’s sneakers cost more than his first car, because that was more than my first car, too. Ha.

Sweets catching Cam when he pointed out that she also needed to think about what kind of example she was setting for her daughter.

Angela knowing that her husband was going to check the contents of bug stomachs. Aw, ain’t it sweet how well they know each other? That’s love right there.

Michelle deciding not to take a short cut and get into Columbia on her own. I had a feeling she was going to say that. Good girl!

Sweets noticing that Filmore’s fingers were starting to move as Bones was apologizing to him.

Sweets throwing the bowl at Filmore and hitting him in the head. LOL!

..and that is where my DVR cut out, because it didn’t take into account the fact that American Idol would run over by two minutes. Awesome. Thanks FOX. *insert sarcasm here*

What did you think of this episode of Bones? Got any favorite bits or least favorite bits of your own? I’d love to hear from you!

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