Okay, can I just say how much I love the way this episode was written? I realize that having an episode show things from several different perspectives isn't a new thing, but this one was really well done in my opinion.
I love how they opened with the ominous shot of something counting down and you just know it is a bomb. Then they switch to everyone having a great time at Cam and Arastoo's wedding reception.
I liked how each little "chapter" started in black and white. Like each one was a different snapshot of the day. Cam, Hodgins, Aubrey, Angela, Brennan and finally Booth. And then we get to see the day slowly progress a little more when they switch to a new character, even though they all started in the same place, the wedding reception. Just very cool and I like the way they came back from commercial breaks, each one was a new act and a new character until we end with a big, gigantic BOOM!! Literally.
Of course there was a lot going on in this episode but I'm going to just pick the stuff I can think of right now that I really liked.
Hodgins at the reception as the bartender, with the bar looking like a laboratory and the name of the drinks. Arastini. Saroyan Sling and the one not on the menu Pookie Noodlin' HEE. Watch when he says he'll make one special and the little wink he does. And the drink that explodes when he is making it!
Hodgins finding the Black Witch moth and then trying to tell Booth how great this moth is, and how there are some cultures believe that is a harbinger of death, and Booth reacting to that after he had drawn the cards from Avalon.
The scene with Angela and Brennan where they talk about how Angela used to drag Brennan out dancing. And Brennan telling Angela that their friendship is important because "What do they say? Female friendships before male romantic partners."
I pretty much liked Aubrey all through this one, him getting drunk at the reception, waking up in a strange apartment and Karen then Jessica walking in and his little smile. And Jessica saying "Don't be a pig." The hangover all the way through. How awkward he was when he wanted to ask Jessica to move with him to LA. And poor Aubrey getting dumped.
Angela being the photographer at the reception.
The scene where Angela is making a clone of Kovac's wife's phone and Aubrey is standing there dancing around like he isn't sure what he wants to do and Angela saying to him "Is there something else you need or are you just not sure if you have to pee?"
I liked how we saw a scene with Angela/Aubrey where he is worried about Jessica's answer and Angela becoming all calm about the new baby and realizing even if the child is blind, they are lucky. I like Angela a lot more when she realizes how much she has rather than a few years ago when she was constantly talking about what she DIDN'T have.
Getting to see Caroline quite a bit is always nice too, at the reception and at the trial, and with Aubrey. I like Caroline and Aubrey scenes they are cute usually. I also liked when Brennan and Hodgins are talking about Zack's trial and to Zack about defending himself and Brennan says "Zack will do fine, after all the opposing lawyer is..." and Caroline walks up and cuts in and says "is a fierce vision in heels by the name of Caroline Julian. Is that what you were going to say chere?" And Brennan saying "No." So Brennan like.
I'm okay with the Zack resolution but I'm not sure how others are going to take that. I imagine most people wanted him free and back in the lab in episode 12. But it made sense to me that he was still helping a serial killer at one point, so he can't just walk away like he did nothing. The only thing is, I don't like that we didn't get to see how Hodgins dealt with the result after all the work he did. We only get to see Brennan and Caroline and Zack, and they never have Hodgins mention the finding of the trial somewhere in the rest of the episode.
I was all prepared to complain about security at the Jeffersonian but how Kovac got in is more believable than Pelant just walking in when he wanted. I'm wiling to give them that one because the ending, how frantic it was, and not knowing what happened to the 4 left in the lab, that was awesome. Though I think it sucks a bit that they spoiled that a tiny bit by showing you two of them clearly alive in the promo for next week, they should have let people worry for a week!
So, I'm sure there is more but that is what I could think of right now. I did really enjoy this episode, and think I might watch it again next week before I watch the finale since they fit together.