I love the show “Bones”. I’ve stuck with it through day/time changes, character deaths, and the separation of my OTP. Soon they’ll be celebrating their 200th episode! It’s insane to think about. I mean, 200? That’s a huge number for a show, especially in this day and age. And when airing on Fox. In celebration of this huge milestone, I’m going to share some of my favorite episodes of the show, in no real order.
Mummy In The Maze (2007)
The discovery of two mummified girls has Booth and Bones checking a fun house, a Halloween maze and a church charity for clues that may lead them to a missing girl whose parents believe she’s dead.
This was a Halloween episode where Dr. Brennan dressed as Wonder Woman and used a big ass gun. It featured Rider Strong from “Boy Meets World” fame as well as some creepy perv! It should be no surprise that I included a Halloween episode. Another reason I love “The Mummy In The Maze” is because of all the teamwork that goes on in order to solve the case. Everyone was involved with this one.
Double Trouble in the Panhandle (2009)
The team investigates the death of female conjoined twins who were in the process of deciding to get separated or not. The twins were working in a circus, which means that Booth will come face to face with a clown during the investigation. Brennan and Booth go undercover as Wanda and Buck Moosejaw, Canadian performers in a knife-throwing act. Sweets helps Brennan and Booth understand Circus lingo.
I love when characters go undercover and that’s why this one makes the list! Plus there’s something about Booth throwing knives that just does something for me. What can I say, I have a thing for knives. It’s always fun when Sweets tries to help too!
Aliens in a Spaceship (2006)
The team investigate the murder of two kidnapped teenage twin boys. The boys were placed in a spaceship-like capsule and buried alive underground. Soon, Brennan and Hodgins find themselves victims of the “Grave Digger”, and Booth frantically searches for them as they slowly run out of oxygen underground
Ah yes, the beginning of the Grave Digger storyline which IMO, is one of the best from the show. It was great to see Brennan and Hodgins work together not only to stay alive but to try and solve the case. I think we sometimes forget that everyone on the team has their own specialties and that sometimes it takes more than just a high IQ to solve a problem.
The Woman in White (2013)
Brennan and Booth’s are to be married tomorrow, but not without a murder to solve. The team calls in all interns to help with the case so Brennan does not have to do anything.
Do I really need to explain why? After YEARS of shipping torture they finally get married. It was great having all the squinterns helping out as well, plus all the little cameos for the wedding. Plus the wedding was just beautiful and perfect.
Pain In The Heart (2008)
Heartbreak hits the Squint Squad as they deal with the aftermath of the shooting and finally Gormogon and his Apprentice are revealed.
This episode was an emotional roller coaster from start to finish. We found out that Booth wasn’t actually dead and that our Zack was working with Gormogon. I have to say, I think “Bones” did a great job working in the departure of Eric Millegan. They made it fit into the storyline wonderfully. Another great part of this episode? Booth in the bathtub.
The End In The Beginning (2009)
Story of a murder in a nightclub with multiple suspects, with familiar faces in a different perspective. When the story’s finished, Booth’s health crisis takes an expected twist.
I love when a show can take a bit of a break from being serious and be a little silly. Especially when there’s been a lot of “personal” drama on the show. This episode comes in when we find out that Booth has a brain tumor that’s been causing his odd behavior. I loved seeing everyone play different roles and really, completely different characters. It was a fun episode, even if it ended on a sad note.
Now obviously, I could go on and on. I didn’t want this post to go on forever though. I kept telling myself, just add one more episode, but then we’d end up with 199 listed and a post that went on for pages upon pages. I want to send a huge thank you out to the cast and crew of “Bones.” I know you’ll probably never read this but your show is one I can watch with my parents and enjoy without an awkward moments. Your show has made me laugh, cry, and gasp. I’ve felt for these characters. They’ve become part of my family. So, thank you. Thank you for working on and creating such an amazing show. Here’s hoping for many more episodes!
Enjoy a few photos from the “Bones” San Diego Comic-Con 2013 panel.