Bones Season 9 Review “The Dude in the Dam” – Congratulations, It’s a Fly!

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In this episode of Bones, called “The Dude in the Dam,” Brennan meets the author version of her arch nemesis, while Hodgins decides to do the grosses thing I’ve ever seen on this show.

It was appropriate that this week’s murder centered on a man who made a career out of donating his less-than-ideal sperm to unsuspecting women. Though Hodgins’ condition had nothing to do with sperm – at least I don’t think so, how are bot fly babies made anyway? – he did become a father for the second time… well, sort of. Actually, to be more accurate, I guess you could say that Hodgins became a mother this time, since he basically gave birth to that little fly larva. I have to admire the writers for giving us a storyline that had me alternately laughing and thinking that I was going to lose my lunch. Normally, they just do that with one, maybe two, dead bodies in an episode but this time they went all out and kept giving us more and more grossness throughout the entire episode. As nauseating as it was, I did think it was so like Hodgins to do something like that and, strangely enough, I did admire him for it.

Let’s just hope he’s not planning to do it again any time soon. I don’t think my stomach could handle it.

While Hodgins was going through his mini pregnancy and everyone was working on the murder case, Brennan was also dealing with the fact that she’s not exactly the most tactful person in the world (I know, shocker, right?). We’ve seen Brennan insult people countless times, but this time it was almost satisfying to find out that Tess had basically made her do it on purpose. Brennan isn’t trying to hurt people’s feelings and you could tell she felt bad about what she did so it was nice that Tess got what she deserved in the end.

And now it’s time for the show to make its big move to Friday nights. Two episodes of Bones in one week? Sounds good to me.

My favorite bits:

Laughing out loud when Brennan said she thought she was a very tactful person.

Loving the fact that Hodgins didn’t want to destroy the beaver’s hard work.

Wendell calling Tess Brown a bitch. Why don’t you tell us how you really feel Wendell?

Wendell getting himself stuck to the bones.. And then to Hodgins face.

Wendell ignoring Hodgins’ pain and trying to get closer to the bone. Aw, he’s just like Brennan.

Total, complete disgust at finding out that Hodgins was letting a fly egg grow in his neck. *shivers*

“How many men can claim they have given birth?”

Hodgins and the sonogram of the fly: “You gotta admit, he is pretty cute.”

Poor Angela thinking she couldn’t be more grossed out… until her husband started talking about snail sex. I’m right there with ya, Ang.

Brennan tactfully pointing out that Angela’s dress looked like something a prostitute would wear.

“Man, are you really going to give birth to a bug? Because I saw the Fly and it didn’t end well.”

Hodgins saying “anal hooks” and that NOT being the grosses part about that scene.

Wendell telling Hodgins that Angela was going to divorce him. I’m with him.

“Dr. Hodgins, it looks like you’re almost to term. Congratulations.” – Of course Brennan wouldn’t find it weird.

“You want me to be your midwife?”
“I was thinking more like birthing partner.”
“I’m going insane.”

Brennan trying so hard to apologize to Tess and failing miserably.

Booth taking down the dude in interrogation.

Sweets pointing out that Tess Brown had made Brennan insult her on purpose. Ah, interesting/

Wendell asking if he needed to boil water.

“He decided to go into business for himself.”
“What, like a roadside sperm stand?” – And I thought the mental image picture of the bot fly larva was bad.

Wendell talking baby talk to the fly.

Brennan casually mentioning that she might want to consider being a surrogate. I thought Booth was going to have a heart attack.

Completely freaking out when Angela hugged Hodgins and the fly poked out. Ahhhh!

Hodgins and Wendell having a hard time watching when Nolan’s jewels were attacked.

“There’s nothing worse than a woman scorned who has access to a three-sided hoe.” Angela

Hodgins giving birth to that fly. I have no words.

Hodgins deciding to call his “baby” Jefferson.

“I think he looks like you.”

Tess making an idiot out of herself when she called her fans idiots. Oops.

“How about we steal the space shuttle and solve a crime in space?” – Shut up and take my money! I would pay so much to see that.

What did you think of this episode of Bones? Got any favorite bits of your own? Let me know in the comments below, I love hearing from you!

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