Bones: “The Pinocchio in the Planter”

 Grade: A-

Airdate: 4/28/11

This was a rather good episode of Bones. It was funny, had some cute moments, my favorite squnitern Wendell and an interesting murder. But, there are only too things that Bones can do to annoy me; Daisy being in multiple episodes in a row and imbedded advertising for the Toyota Prius. I understand using imbedded advertising a few times, Bones is a widely popular show and Toyota needs some good advertising after that brakes failing thing, but there is too much. There is a Toyota plug about every seven episodes in the past two seasons and only one helped progress the storyline. So, please Toyota just buy a commercial during the show. That is why I gave this episode only an A-.

This week Bones (Emily Deschanel) and Booth (David Boreanaz) have to solve the murder of a wealthy and super honest advertising mogul. While searching for the killer the suspect pool is drawn from a group that likes to practice total honesty, which the victim was a part of. This causes the team to try total honesty themselves. It creates a few funny scenes between Cam (Tamara Taylor) and Wendell, played by Michael Grant Terry, and a very cute scene between Hodgins (TJ Thyne) and Angela (Michaela Conlin), where they admit how worried they both are about their baby being born blind.

The honesty does a lot for Bones and Booth too. Bones is told by Cam and Wendell that she is already totally honest about everything. Booth admits early in the episode that he isn’t and has sometimes lied to Bones to not hurt her feelings. Bones questions if she should change her ways and Booth replies with one of his ‘but that what makes you you’/that’s why I love you lines. Booth decides to tell Bones about a time her lied to her, by Sweets’ (John Francis Daley) request. He more apologies for not tell her how much it meant to him that she was there after Hannah rejected him. The episode ends with them toasting to ‘what we don’t say’.

Episodes like this are why I love Bones and if it wasn’t for the imbedded advertising I would have given this episode an A.

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