Asta 2

Double Whammy


Ausiello reported weeks ago that one of the cast was going to be shot. I did assume, up until Crazy Lady walked in the club, I thought it would be one of the supporting characters. So I was a bit shocked to figure out it was going to be Booth about to take a bullet. Even more unhappy making was they were all so happy right before that moment! I loved that Bones did not suck as a singer and was really getting into the song and how supportive everyone was, especially Booth. Though I did have momentary Angel flashbacks and feared another rendition of 'Mandy'. ;) Of course, I know Booth will live. Not only is David one of the stars, he's one of the executive producers. But, still, this is generally my happy making show.



I thoroughly enjoyed the structure of this episode. House's reality bleeding into memory into hallucinations I found quite interesting. And while Chase is the worst...hypnotist...EVER, he and Wilson interrupting House's thoughts interjected some much needed humor. I give it an A for creativity and production value.

For the medicine, I have to give the episode an F. House has a fractured skull, swelling on the brain, and bleeding from the ear and Cuddy sends him home to sleep?!?!?! If I had any doubts, this episode proved what a horrible doctor she is.

As for the Amber twist, I had my suspicions early, but as soon as we got a close-up of the necklace I was sure that Amber was the person House was trying to remember. What I am unable to fathom is how we are expected to believe that that amount of time passed and Wilson wasn't suspicious that he hadn't heard from her or that he hadn't bothered to call her. Hasn't the show spent weeks establishing how these two are glued at the hip? Didn't House have to fight to get time with him? Yet, we are now supposed to just believe that 36 hours or so passed without any attempt at communication? I can, maybe, buy her handbag was still lost in the wreckage, though that is stretching believability, but not that Wilson made no attempt to get in touch with her.
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I'm prepared to give them a break on the Amber/Wilson time thing because doctors do stay on call for long periods of time and you might be too tired to call. It's a stretch, I know.

Chase was a good hypnotist! Wilson just kept ruining it. But they were making progress.

I feel like the characterization of Cuddy is so inconsistent. She's only as smart as the plot needs her to be. It's vexing.
"She's only as smart as the plot needs her to be. It's vexing."

I feel the same way about Temperance in Bones. They pick a different flavor of geek (that are all completely at odds for what she would or wouldn't know about pop culture, common sense, etc.) for her to be every week.
OMG, so right there with you on that. I bugs me to no end that they give her stupid lines about what she does or doesn't understand just to provoke a giggle, but she LIVES IN THE WORLD and she's NOT AN IDIOT and...I just... yeah. It bugs.
Yeah, an anthropologist who claims she has no idea why women stay with abusive men because it's irrational, and as a geek, she can't understand irrationality, because the plot needs her that way for a gag?
They have, mercifully, toned that down. I recall having rage issues while watching the first season. The worst moment being the Christmas episode when Booth mentioned The Grinch and she asked, "Who?" Come on! EVERYONE knows who The Grinch is!
I use to think House was joking about Cuddy's lack of medical skills. Now? Not so much.
"Not only is David one of the stars, he's one of the executive producers."

I just want to say that I hate that shit. Bones has what, 62 different producers of various kinds listed in the credits. I know it's a carrot on a stick to get stars to cooperate, and I'm sure a lot of actors can figure out directing, too, without a college degree in it, but where do you draw the line? Must the pretty do everything? :P

Shooting Booth is stupid. No one thinks his life is any danger because it can't be and:

1. He'll either recover faster than Lex Luthor in Smallville (who has been shot something like 142,432 times in 100 episodes) which will be completely silly.

2. They'll milk it for a few episodes just to mix up the show a bit (solving crimes from a bed, hospital murders, etc.) before realizing they have to tie up that serial killer arc so he'll hop out of bed anyway.
They'll milk it for a few episodes just to mix up the show a bit (solving crimes from a bed, hospital murders, etc.) before realizing they have to tie up that serial killer arc so he'll hop out of bed anyway.

Funny you should say that! I recently read that due to the writers strike they had to wrap up the current serial killer arc faster than they intended to.
Believe it or not, I sooo didn't see the Amber-thing coming at. all.

And I find it kind of odd and awkward that they're insinuating he might be having an affair with her. So left-field.
I'm thinking/hoping that the promos are making the suspected affair a much bigger deal than it actually is. There is nothing to indicate that those two would have ever hooked up. I'd believe that House and Cameron did, in fact, sleep together before I'd believe House/Amber happened off screen.