Bones: “Finder”

 Grade: C+

Airdate: 4/21/11

Now I never thought I would give an episode of Bones the low-grade of C+, for Bones could never be that bad. But I gave this episode a C+ mainly because it was not an episode of Bones. The purpose of this episode was to set-up a spin-off show called “Finder”. Bones (Emily Deschanel) and Booth (David Boreanaz) go to Florida to solve the murder of a museum security guard, who stole a map that had the location of a sunken pirate treasure. Booth says he knows a guy who has ‘the finder power’ and he could help them find the treasure and possibly the killer.

From this point forward it stops being an episode of Bones and turns into an episode of Finder, with the Jeffersonian team making a small guest appearance. The finder is Walter ‘Wally’ Sherman, played by Geoff Stults, who Booth knows from the military. Walter’s sidekicks are sassy, British bartender/pilot/ fellow crime solver Ike, played by Saffron Burrows, and intimidating and  huge legal adviser Leo, played by Michael Clarke Duncan. The three of them go about solving the murder and finding the location of the treasure in their own way, which is a lot different from Bones since none of them are law enforcement.

Finder seems like it is going to be a pretty good show. Walter has an oddly interesting way of solving crime using his magical finder power, which of course isn’t magic but do to brain damage he suffered in Iraq, according to Ike. I’m pretty sure Ike is in love with Walter, but the episode was very discreet about it.

The episode did a good job of setting up Finder, but this episode could have been the Finder pilot, since there wasn’t much Bones in the episode. Hodgins (TJ Thyne), Angela (Michaela Conlin) and Cam (Tamara Taylor) were each only in one scene. Cam’s wasn’t until 26 minutes into the episode. Sweets (John Francis Daley) wasn’t in the episode at all. So good episode of Finder, bad episode of Bones.

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