Bones season 7 continued Thursday night at 9PM on Fox 5 in Queens with episode 2, “The Hot Dog in the Competition.” A new squintern was introduced as the team tried to solve a murder of a young woman.
Their victim was a competitive-eating competition, and there were certainly a number of people around her that could’ve done it. Another competitor stood to win with Tina out of the way, but he had an alibi. Another suspect, Tobin, an executive in publicity at one of the victim’s sponsors, had fought with the victim over money, but he wasn’t their killer either. He had been helping her because she had been throwing up. It turned out she was pregnant, and her husband was also briefly a suspect, but it turned out to be her agent, who “just shoved her” who killed her. This case was certainly more interesting than the premiere’s one, since that one was a bit more predictable.
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Booth: “Bones, what are you doing? You don’t just charge a suspect like that—and you’re pregnant!”
Brennan: “Well, I was acting like you.”
Booth: “I’m not pregnant!”
Meanwhile, Booth found out he and Brennan were having a girl at a crime scene after she didn’t tell him about the ultrasound. She didn’t understand why he was upset, but Angela tried to help her understand like she did when Brennan didn’t want to move in together in “The Memories in the Shallow Grave.” Unfortunately, Angela couldn’t help this time, but after spending time in his shoes, Brennan did see his point and the episode ended with her showing him the ultrasound. Just because Brennan’s pregnant doesn’t mean anything else has changed, including her rationality. That’s one of the reasons why the show still works even though the two leads got together.
Hodgins: “Quick. What’s a Southern colloquialism for shock and amazement?”
Finn: “Well, hack my legs off and call me Shorty.”
Hodgins: “Well, Shorty, we got ourselves some evidence.”
The new squintern was introduced in this episode, and Finn Abernathy certainly impressed. He may have a criminal history, but there was no reason to judge him for that. In fact, he was quite brilliant, and though he quit, he did return—and will again in the future. Although he and Hodgins got off to a rough start, the best scenes were with the two, especially the scene with the snake. Finn could stand up for himself against Hodgins, and the other man certainly liked that. Hopefully there are more scenes like this episode’s between the two in the future. Of course it was Brennan who got to the point and straight-out asked Finn about his past. She could relate since she too had a troubled childhood, and it was good to see that everyone seemed to have warmed up to him by the end (except Caroline, who was still against it). Cam gave him a Jeffersonian hat, so he’ll be back in the cycle of squinterns again. That’s a good thing because it was hard not to love his brain, charm, and even that accent.
Bones continues on Fox 5 in Queens Thursdays at 9PM. What did you think of “The Hot Dog in the Competition”?
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