With all the baby-talk and soulful gazes into one another’s eyes between Booth (David Boreanaz) and Brennan (Emily Deschanel) in this season’s first and second episodes, we were a little relieved to find that “The Prince in the Plastic” relied much more on comedic moments. (An episode centered on toys would tend to do that, huh?)
But we’re feeling contrary today, so we’re going to go against the grain and pick out the best three moments from “Prince” that didn’t beg for a laugh track.
1. First of all, we’ve got to give props to the gore-makers in this episode. Every shot of the decomposing body, from the “surprise!” face-to-face moment in the introduction to the taffy-like goo pouring from Cam (Tamara Taylor)’s incisions, made us regret that pint of Häagen-Dazs we put away just prior to watching. If this wasn’t enough to gag executive producer Stephen Nathan, we shudder to think of what is!
2. Now we’ll throw in something for the 'shippers. Granted, there wasn’t much worth mentioning in the “Booth and Brennan relationship” department this time around, but two mini-moments did stand out. First is when the couple is interrogating disgruntled Dillio Toys employee Lawrence Deighton (John Ross Bowie), and Brennan needs Booth’s help to get her hugely pregnant self out of her chair. Booth doesn’t even bat an eye, and we can’t help smiling at his uncompromising willingness to help his lady.
Then there’s the stock heartwarming scene in the apartment, when Booth confesses that he’s getting too close to the case. This is the part where Brennan doesn’t bat an eye... in cuddling up with Booth on the couch. We’ve heard since this past summer that the much-feared relationship is totally natural, and now we’re starting to believe it!
3. Finally, we have the somewhat unconventional action scene of Sweets (John Francis Daley) in the shooting simulation. Granted, it’s just strobe lights and cardboard cutouts, but we have to admit that this is a side of Sweets we’ve never seen before. With all that expert marksmanship, we’re beginning to get why Daisy (Carla Gallo) likes her Lancelot so much. Suddenly he’s not so much a fourteen-year-old kid in his dad’s suit!
Well, those are our favorite scenes from this week’s episode! Got some you like better? Let us know!
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