The Finder “Little Green Men” Review


As if we needed a reminder that The Finder is a spin-off of Bones, this week’s episode, “Little Green Men,” featured a guest star from the parent show, Dr. Jack Hodgins, who flew Walter all the way up to DC just to ask that he track down an object which an astronaut, who had since been disgraced, recorded falling to earth. Jack was, of course, convinced it was a UFO. Walter didn’t care either way as long as he found what he was looking for in the end. That’s kind of what I love about Walter. He has no agenda beyond finding stuff.

Of course, digging into government secrets landed Walter drugged in a detention facility where a mysterious, yet attractive operative threatened to destroy him and the members of his little family at Ends of the Earth. With their blessing, however, Walter pushed on until he discovered that the object was secret technology, but not of the alien variety.

I was worried that this episode would be more serious than the last few, but it was far more whimsical than I expected. Seeing Walter and Leo in tin foil hats was almost worth the price of admission. With all of the babies happening at the Jeffersonian lately, it was also nice to see that Jack is still the conspiracy theorist that he always was, only now his reasoning is that he wants to raise his and Angela’s son in a world without lies. It’s a good piece of character growth that doesn’t abandon the geeky charm that is Hodgins.

In fact, the heaviest story of the night turned out to revolve around Willa and Timo’s arranged marriage. Much to my sadness, as well as everyone else who supported this idea, their Uncle Shad turned out to be Eric Roberts, not Wallace Shawn. It’s weird because I just met Eric Roberts this weekend at Gallifrey One, the big Doctor Who convention in L.A. He is kind of intimidating and a little scary, so it was a good casting move.

Despite all the money and jewels they offered him to tear up the marriage contract, Uncle Shad refused, claiming that the marriage would keep Willa from straying from the family. Clearly, he sees her job with Leo and Walter as a threat to his control over her, and he’s willing to do just about anything to keep her under his thumb. I kind of hope this story doesn’t drag on, but I’m willing to go with it for the time being.

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