Sinkwriter72 wrote:On a side note, I will say that once again they're trying to push the Booth and Brennan relationship rather than going with the subtle. The final scene was great, really soft and lovely. But the bathtub scene -- though funny, I'll admit -- was out of character for Booth. Despite Brennan's joking claim as she left the bathroom, Booth is totally puritanical when it comes to sex and bodies and all that goes with it. No way he'd stand up like that in front of her. He'd be protesting all the way, trying to cover up and kick her out of the room.
...However, I don't like how disconnected it was from last week's episode. No follow-through. Brennan shot Pam in the throat, didn't she? That's pretty brutal. Were there no consequences (emotional or otherwise) for that action? On Brennan's part or anyone else's (for being there in the midst of something so scary)? No investigation from the FBI? And how long does it take for someone to heal sufficiently from a shoulder gunshot wound? How much time passed from last week to this week? Couldn't have been that long, if they were just holding the funeral at the start of this week's episode. Usually Catholic funerals occur within days after the death, three or so. Booth was moving around pretty darn well for someone who'd been shot. And after all they've been through together, no matter how logical and pragmatic Brennan usually is, I can't see her being able to 'process and move on' in less than a week. No way. Maybe at the beginning of the series, but not at this point. Not after everything they've been through. She's changed a lot, become more emotional, more connected to the people around her, especially Booth.
I hope so, too, late_heart. I really hope so, too.late_heart wrote: So I don't have anything else to say, except that I hope this show works as a way to propel TJ, Eric, Emily, Michaela and Tamara) further forward into the kind of career they desire. They're fine actors and deserve to have satisfying work and lots of it.
late_heart wrote: [TJ] was sooooo good. I liked his interactions with Booth (well, really!) and the aura of suspicion around him. Loved the way he danced on the cusp of creepy/cool. And even though his doping of Zach was meant to be suspicious, there was such affection in it that I didn't see that it was meant to be sinister -- until you pointed it out!!!
The site was having troubles late last night ... and what a perfect night for it!! I wanted to edit my latest response, but wasn't able to so I emailed the edit to myself and fixed it this morning.begolden wrote:Sherry and Kimber, you two ladies have said it all. Tried to log on last night after the episode, but the site wouldn't open for me! So here I am, late to the party but glad that everyone else said all the things that were on my mind. I am so displeased with this episode. Utter and total character assassination. The show will never be the same--it will be incomplete without Zack in the lab. We can also never trust the writers again. If they can do this to Zack, they can do anything to any of our beloved characters. Unbelievable...
begolden wrote:Tried to log on last night after the episode, but the site wouldn't open for me! So here I am, late to the party but glad that everyone else said all the things that were on my mind.
I wondered that too, Sofi! When Zack and Jack were in the lab together, Zack said something about him being the "uncontested King of the Lab". I think when Jack was offering to do the experiment for him (*shudder* ... Thank goodness that didn't happen!). I wondered if I hadn't been paying attention when this was decided, since I figured it was still a weekly contest between the two of them.sofilps wrote:And I know this has no relation at all but, when did Zack got the 'King of the Lab' cup? I didn't know he was the one who won..
They had gone as far as they could with Zack?In my interview with exec producer Hart Hanson, Hanson said he was expecting a "violent reaction" from fans. But here he further explains why they chose to make Zack the apprentice: "We had gone pretty much as far as we could with that character. There’s an opportunity with that character to bring in a number of people. We’re not replacing him with a single character. We’re going have a bunch of people coming in and out and that gives us a bunch of opportunities in the lab for humor and stories."
Yeah, same here!KimberHodgela wrote: I wondered if I hadn't been paying attention when this was decided, since I figured it was still a weekly contest between the two of them.
yup, that's definitely not true I mean, I remember not so long ago at the Paley Center panel they were talking about S4 and how Zack was going to let us all know what happened to him in Iraq and all that, they even told us that it was the same reason why Eric's brother came back. So they already had plans for him. It's not fair. It's not nice. I know that due to the strike they had to make things happen more quickly but I'm going to say again that they should have made 1 more episode at least. Now we'll never know what happened to him while in Iraq. Or maybe if he comes as a guest in some episode they manage to put it in a scene, because that really bugs me.Sinkwriter72 wrote:
They had gone as far as they could with Zack?
Are you kidding me?
Is that for real? How awful. I feel horribly for Eric, as he is an extremely talented actor, and I felt that Zack had grown as a character since S1 (when he was barely able to speak to Booth, or speak again Brennan). That's "as far" as he could go, though? Give me a break. I know there's blame pointed at the writer's strike for not finishing up the Iraq storyline with Zack, but wasn't that somewhere "to go"? Explain to us why he was sent back, maybe bring in some of his family members, or give him a steady love interest?? I'm deeply saddened to hear Hart say this about such a potentially amazing characterSinkwriter72 wrote:They had gone as far as they could with Zack?
Are you kidding me?
Oh, Hart. I was willing to overlook some things, but if you think that's as far as you could have gone with Zack the character, I'm frustrated and disappointed in you. Come on. Perhaps you weren't interested in going further with the character, but there were definite, interesting possibilities to be found in developing Zack.
I hope Eric goes on to find a niche singing in Broadway shows or wherever his heart leads him next. He will be greatly missed.