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20 May 2008 @ 08:31 pm
Bones season ender  
I've just seen the Bones season finale and the end of the Gormagon arc. I am going to spoiler the episode below this cut. I'm warning you.

Zach Addy would not make the decisions he made regarding apprenticeship to the Master without running every bit of his logic past Dr. Brennan. The esteem in which he held her combined with the seriousness of a decision based on logic to kill and support a killer? To think that he would fail to consult her in some way, to test his logic, is utterly ridiculous.

If the actor wanted to leave the show, fine. He could have been written out without sacrificing the integrity of the character. The natural suspect was Sweets. He's the only subject who makes sense. Hells, if Sweets wasn't the Apprentice, then they completely forgot to explain how the skeleton was removed from the vault. A loading dock door was left open and unguarded? Who went in and actually stole the skeleton, then? The Master himself? Horseshit. The entire thing is utter nonsense.

Honestly? I don't know that I care if Bones comes back for another season at all.
Current Mood: disgusted
Skyepagawne on May 21st, 2008 02:23 am (UTC)
I do. This way Zach can come back. I do like the idea of it being Sweets though. He creeps me out and really annoys me.
Traveler Farlandertwfarlan on May 21st, 2008 02:35 am (UTC)
How? How would they bring him back in a way that would make any damn sense now? He's killed; he'll spend the rest of his life in a secured psychiatric facility. Even if he's somehow released, how would they justify granting him the security clearance to work in the Jeffersonian again, even assuming they'd ignore desecration of skulls, violation of security, intentionally detonating an explosive in the lab... No. There's just no way that makes any sense to bring him back into the fold after this.
thatwordgrrl on May 21st, 2008 02:26 am (UTC)
Getting rid of Sweets also removes the most annoying character, who frankly, is ineffectual at his ostensible job of getting Brennan and Booth to explore their dynamic.

Hell, if the writers needed to have a Greek Chorus to wave the Stunningly Obvious under Brennan and Booth's noses, Stephen Fry did a far better job of it.

Beyond that, it was terrible pacing and plotting. Almost as if the writers were spinning in circles until the very last minute, then threw a dart to determine who was gonna hafta leave Squint Island.

Traveler Farlandertwfarlan on May 21st, 2008 02:41 am (UTC)
I really want to know why the hell they did this. David suggested that it's down to the writer's strike forcing their hands, but come on. They're sacrificing one of the popular characters to keep this pain in the ass? When it makes more sense that it was Sweets?

In the last episode of the Gormagon arc prior to this, back around the halfway mark in the season, we saw the lobbyist get jumped at the very last second of the episode, by the person who killed him. I tried to frame-advance using the TiVo in order to look at the face of the killer, but it wasn't clear enough on our TV to make out the identity of the killer. It looked like Sweets to me. Question is, was it? Or was it Zach? If they planned it that far back, then they forced an ending due to a foreshortened season. If not, then this was damned pathetic and makes me not really care if I see any more of the show or not.
thatwordgrrl on May 21st, 2008 02:49 am (UTC)
Really, the strike can only force the hand so much. If all else fails, apply the 'last hired, first fired' policy. Even by that logic, the Sweets character hadn't gotten time to build a fanbase, so less tears if he goes.

But even if the actor playing Zach wanted out...even if that was the case...there were better, more plausible ways to do so: "Dr. Brennan, I just won a full fellowship to go study abroad in London." Neat. Tidy. Believable.

Traveler Farlandertwfarlan on May 21st, 2008 02:02 pm (UTC)
It would be utterly believable that Zach would go and do things elsewhere in the world in his professional capacity, especially since he already HAS done in the past. He went to Iraq, he had been gaining a reputation in scientific circles as Brennan's prodigy, et cetera. He was a man in demand. Note, though, as the writers apparently failed to do, that even on those occasions? He discussed his decisions with Brennan before making them.