Seriously, with this most recent episode, the show couldn't have jumped the shark harder if they had been in orbit. The writer should never be allowed near a writing implement ever again--not even a cell phone that can text. If he so much as reaches for a pencil on the ground to give it back to the person who dropped it, he should be flogged.
I used to love this show, but it has run its course and it needs to end while it still has a shred of dignity.
In this episode the villain is completely unbelievable. I give them full indulgence for fudging the realism because it is usually fun at least... Not this time. Bring back Zack for an episode and let him and this Pallant character have a super-duper nerd-duke-out with Zacks super power psycho brain matching Pallant on every move but from a more primal level since he's freshly broken out of jail, and the Jeffersonian funding is now close to defunct. Give us a super bloody dual at the end where Agent Flynn swoops in like Robocop with his newly installed modern bionic parts since the mini-gun incident, and saves the day.
I think that would be a great final dramatic moment for the climactic finale, and then we can watch the special extended last episode where everyone is having the "Memories of the Jeffersonian" gathering at Booth and Brennan's. We find out what each character is moving off to do with the rest of their lives, and each one recounts some of their favorite scene in a memory montage.
Then we can all smile and say so-long dear sweet show, and wait for the reunion or movies, or what have you.
It appears that they have kids doing the screen play and they are obsessed with the make believe. He can superimpose his name on a secure card for a building with military personnel, he not only owns a drone but he controls it via robot, he is now a new guy instead of Abdul yata yata, he can penetrate any security via the internet, and never do a search on the WWW because he is monitoring it all. And now he has been shot in the head and has fixed himself so I guess he is also a surgeon. I am not sure why this guys does not own the entire world as he appears to control it. Where the hell are the main actors in this? Why would they even think this is entertaining? But then who cares anymore. I have Castle to watch so good riddance Bones.
This sadly was my last time watching this garbage which used to be a wonderful show and very entertaining. I sincerely look forward to the day they return the writing to sane people and forget the damn soap opera projects. Personally I do not have time to be in front of my TV every week so I would like a show started and finished in the same segment.
Bye bye Bones !!!!
I think Bones is the most reality-detached show on the planet. Last time all the evil stuff he did and all the stuff they did to counteract him was way beyond the realm of believability. This time was no different. Do you believe that this evil genius could track everything on the government's computers so that the FBI couldn't even run a search without his knowing it? Do you believe that he could direct a drone to fly into some country in the Middle East and drop a bomb? This bad guy is depicted as being more powerful than God. He's certainly more powerful than all the powers on Earth. Now how can that be????? You know what it's like? It's like bad science fiction. Good science fiction makes you think. It seems like the thing could be possible. It seems reasonable in some way. But in this case of bad science fiction, it's completely insane. It's like they think of something they want to have happen, and they give no thought whatsoever to whether that thing is remotely possible or remotely reasonable or even remotely credible. Here's the writers' motto: Just imagine it, and it will happen.
I think the adolescent taste for film that has been catered to for lo these many years has had the stakes raised over and over again to the point that they have to reach farther and farther out to satisfy it, and this is the result. Instead of writing for character and for realism and for stories that might actually happen, they are writing for the adolescent shoot-em-up, blow-em-up mentality. I'm a grownup, and I like to watch shows written for grownups.
I agree with everything the other reviewer said, except I think they said this used to be a great show. I don't know about that. I have always found myself not believing just about everything that they do. Their technology seems to me completely made up. None of those guys in the lab miss a beat. All of them know everything and think of everything and understanding everything the other person says. Now how is that possible? Besides everything else, Angela is supposed to be an artist, right? Yet her vocabulary is just as exotic as that of the scientists. She's also a computer expert, and so on. That's not believable either.
Bones is really and truly a big waste of time. And the gore really puts me off anyway. This last show was it for me. I'm turning off Bones, both the new shows and the older shows that I've been wasting my time watching.
I think this was one exciting episode, I definitely wanna see more of Pelant!
Even if they want him dead, I kinda wish that he survives through this season so he can do another come-back. I cant wait too see what his next move is
I loved watching Hodgins unravel, seeing Booth in his sniper/FBI mode again, and feeling the terror of a truly scary villain. Pelant is my 2nd favorite Bones villain, after only the Gravedigger of course.
I think that the other reviewers are being way too harsh. There were only a couple of things at the end of this episode that made me raise my eyebrows because they were slightly unbelievable, but come one people. At the end of the day, this is television. A little bit of unbelievability for the sake of the plot is perfectly acceptable.
I enjoyed every minute of this episode and despite what other viewers say, if you are a fan of this series and love the characters, I am sure you will enjoy it too.