Bones: “The Doom in the Gloom”


Grade: A-

Airdate: 3/18/13

Much like the episode about Booth (David Boreanaz) and Bones (Emily Deschanel) adjusting to Sweets (John Francis Daley) living with them, this episode with him moving out was goofy in the perfect Bones sort of way. It had a reality TV show theme too and those episodes are always good.

The episode opens with a woman in what looks like a camping shed. She has been stabbed with something in the neck. She then opens a door and is pretty much engulfed by a fire-ball.  When then jump to Booth and Bones house with Sweets saying he is finally going to move out. Booth and Bones are skeptical because he was said this numerous times before.

Because Sweets was a major part of this episode, Daisy (Carla Gallo) was the squintern. She and the rest of the team figure out that the victim was an ex-marine. After they interview her friend she had a falling out with, they find out she is a doomsday prepper. I mostly enjoyed this episode so much because I spent countless hours watching Doomsday Preppers with my sister over Winter Break. Also, every character from Sweets to Bones agreed that they are “wack-jobs.”

The team tracks down her prepper group. They were doing a practice drill and were hiding in a bunker. So, Booth lead a swat team into get them. They would have failed the bug-out plan test part of the show. They all become suspects.

The victim was killed with a shotgun that shoots fire bullets called dragon’s breath, which was attracted to a booby trap. With her also being shot by a cannon shortly before she died, Hodgins (T.J. Thyne) got to do numerous experiments this episode. Cam (Tamara Taylor) was mostly around to be judgement, sigh and cover Booth in the science version of Nickelodeon slime.

In the midst of all this, Booth and Bones decide they need to push Sweets into moving in with two other shrinks in Georgetown because it is time for him to leave the nest. Sweets seems all for moving out and tells Daisy so when he is in the bone room. He says he knows that everyone thinks it was childish to move in with Booth and Bones. She disagrees and says he needed to be with people who loved him to get through the break up. It was a cute moment between the two of them. And the show told us they aren’t going to get back together by having them both agree it was too bad they couldn’t make their relationship work.

On top of calling Doomsday Preppers wack-jobs, the show also made them cheaters with STDs. The victim had syphilis and she slept with the doctor of the group who is married to the food specialist. It ended up that the wife did it because the victim was hurting the groups survival and needed to be eliminated. Gotta love Doomsday Preppers.

The last scene is Sweets packing up the last of his stuff. Bones pours champagne and everyone starts to get weirdly emotional so they just cheers instead. Sweets’ new roommates then come to pick him up and they are two young, hot girls. One of them calls Booth and Bones Mr. and Mrs. Sweets, which was a perfect cap to the episode as they start to worry about him but remember they will see him at work tomorrow.

With the goofy theme and the cute person-child relationship going on, it was a simple, good Bones episode. I only gave it an A- because all the scenes between Hodgins and Angela (Michaela Conlin) were real awkward for some reason.


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