By Lacie Wallace
3 out of 5
We open with Booth and Sweets (the psychologist) drinking at their usual hangout place. They are throwing back shot after shot and turn to the topic of marriage. Sweets wants to propose to Daisy (his long time on again off again girlfriend) and mentions that he doesn’t want to be like Booth who is *gasp* thirty and not married. Booth had been talking about why he might not be married yet (the fact that none of the women in his life seem to want to marry him) and the fact that he is okay with that, but when Sweets mentions that he doesn’t want to end up like Booth that is the last straw. Booth announces he is going to propose to his girlfriend. (Yes, I yelled at my computer screen.)
Next we happen upon a body. This one happens to be bright yellow. It is soon revealed that the body is covered in what is called “Dog vomit mold”. Bones’ quick observation of the numerous broken bones and injuries to the body indicates that the deceased was frequently injured. This leads everyone to the conclusion that he was somewhat of a daredevil which then leads them to the discovery that he was a biker. Not a hey let’s put on our leather and get our Harleys type of biker, but a stunt biker. So they head to the skate park where, surprise, someone has a unique injury that will come in handy later in the show. (This is one of the things I hate about modern television. Do they think we’re stupid enough not to pick up on these things? They really should have learned by now.) Bones and Booth find out (through ways in which Bones makes it obvious she has 1. no fear and 2. no idea of social norms, yet again) that the deceased was an avid biker who was trying to make it pro. His friend, a physics student at the local college, tells them that she built him a ramp to try to jump from roof to roof on top of the building he was found on. (Because physics majors who are talented skaters/bikers are SO common, right?)
Booth and Sweets head to a local jewelery store to pick out rings at which point Sweets chickens out. Laaame although I was not surprised at all. I had a feeling this was some sort of half-assed plot turn to get Booth to propose to someone. Booth picks one out and heads back to work with it in his pocket. This is where the main problem I had with this episode came into play. Over the course of the rest of the day they returned to the skate park multiple times. Not only were the exact same people there, but they were able to solve the crime in a matter of hours. Not only would the physics student have had class, but she probably wouldn’t have still been there by the time they came back that evening to have her draw the ramp. Oh well. That is the fallacy of television for ya’. Anyway, when they did return to have her draw the ramp Bones found that the trajectory was not right for where the boy landed, nor for where they ended up finding out his bike landed. She then reveals that she worked on one other idea for him. She draws a sketch of a ramp that would allow him to be shot straight up into the air and onto the roof of a building. They discover the boy would have needed to be towed by a car to reach the speed that would allow him to do this trick and they set out looking for the person who would have towed him. Before they can find that person, they figure out what the glass fibers are from the sample taken from under his chin. They discover that the fibers are from a cast and quickly deduce that the only way that someone with a cast could injure someone badly enough to kill them would be if the cast was on their foot and they kicked him. This leads us back to…the only person at the skate park with a broken foot. Thus, we have found our killer.
Then we see Booth standing all by himself in front of some building in DC. (They are all made to look so generic in this show.) Hannah (his girlfriend) walks up and he tells her how beautiful she looks and then proposes. She gets that awkward look on her face that girls get when they don’t know how to say no. (I cheered, I know I am a terrible person.) She says no, tries to get things back to the way they were and fails miserably and they part ways.
Bones finds Booth back at the old hangout place and tries to console him the best she can. It was easy to see that she was somewhat happy because she thinks she might have a chance with him. He shoots her down by saying that she either needs to choose to be his friend and partner or she needs to leave and he will find her a new FBI guy the next day. She takes a deep breath and chooses to stay and be his friend and partner. It broke my heart a little bit to watch her heart break. While I think she totally deserves to be stuck waiting for him like he did for her for a long time it is hard to watch her emotions come out and then be shut down. However, I have been watching this show since the beginning so I am pretty emotionally invested in it at this point.
Bones finally really showing that she had fallen for Booth.
Them not being together yet.
I didn’t like: The fact that the plot was pretty bad as far as the murder case.
Booth giving her an ultimatum.