The Finder “Bullets” Review


Bones fans were treated to a guest appearance by Dr. Lance Sweets in “Bullets,” the second episode of The Finder. As an FBI psychologist, he was asked (by the network) to go to Florida and evaluate Walter (remind viewers that it’s a spin-off show).

Because I love Sweets, I actually wouldn’t have minded this except for the fact that he wasn’t just evaluating Walter to make sure he was competent enough to lend his unique skill to FBI investigations. He claimed that he was there to make that determination for every government organization, including the US Marshalls, which would have made Deputy Isabel very sad, not to mention putting a damper in her and Walter’s sex life. I have a feeling agencies, be they the CIA or the local PD, would rather conduct their own evaluations than have the FBI tell them who they can or cannot consult with.

This week’s object was a bullet from the 80’s that, if found, would prove that AD Skinner (as he will always be known to me) was innocent of a cop killing and shouldn’t have been about to die in Florida’s electric chair. Add in the fact that the swampy crime scene had been turned into a storage center and Walter’s task seemed impossible.

Hardly. The challenges only seemed to fuel him on. With Sweets trailing after him, asking invasive questions, Walter managed to find the bullet, nail the real killer and save a man’s life. It was actually a lot of fun to see Walter verbally sparring with Sweets. Bones and Booth, smart as they are, usually get caught up in his interrogation methods. Walter deflected them brilliantly. Even when Sweets managed to hypnotize him, he was still fully in charge of his thoughts, and even gained some insight into the case. Yes, he is that good.

But is he too good? Time will tell. For right now I like his level of insanity. It pairs wonderfully with Leo’s pragmatism. I’m a little more on the fence about juvenile delinquent Willa. She’s not really paying her dues to society by stealing cars and framing stupid boys, no matter how much he deserves it. I hope to hear more about what makes her tick in the near future.

It was a solid second episode that gave us a lot of insight into why Walter has the compulsion to find things. Now if I could just get him to help me locate my long-lost class ring…

What did you think of the episode? Let me know below!