Ep: 1×01 “Pilot”
Reviewed by: PuddingLoversAnon
Ship rating: 9/10
The pilot begins as Dr. Temperance Brennan is a forensic anthropologist returning to America from working in Guatemala. Immediately, we see Brennan as a strong and clever character, noting the fact that someone was following her almost immediately, and that she beat them to the ground when they attempted to attack her. However, the follower was a National Security agent, so Brennan was held in police custody for her actions. When Special Agent Seeley Booth walks in Brennan realises that she’s been set up and Booth had given them a hold for questioning request.
It’s clear that these two don’t get on from the very beginning with Brennan threatening to shout kidnap out the window of his jeep if he doesn’t let her go. He eventually persuades her to help him on a case by letting her out into the field with him.
Brennan can deduce age, gender and sometimes even what sports the victims played by just examining their bones. The bones and skull from the victim are reconstructed using a holographic image. Brennan is able to identify the body (or the holographic representation) as Cleo Louise Eller – a girl who went missing after apparently having an affair with a senator. They also discover the Cleo was pregnant when she died.
After searching the senators house to no avail Brennan finds a clue and knows who the killer is. She races over to hiss house and sees him attempting to destroy evidence. She breaks into his house and confronts him. He pours gasoline over the floor to set it alight and burn the evidence. Brennan shoots Ken, subduing him until the police arrive.
Time passes and we see Brennan, Booth and the rest of the investigators at the funeral of Cleo Eller where they decide to continue with a partnership.
What scene with these two isn’t shipworthy?
Booth tells Brennan what’s going on. ;)
Brennan: [looking at the screen] What exactly am I supposed to be squinting at?
Booth: It’s like pornography; you’ll know it when you see it.
Brennan blackmails Booth.
Booth: What are you trying to do?
Brennan: Blackmail you.
Booth: Blackmail a federal agent?
Brennan: Yes.Booth: I don’t like it.Brennan: I’m fairly certain you’re not supposed to.
Booth: Fine. You’re in
Booth and Brennan spar over who the killer is.
Booth: You know, homicides, they’re not solved by scientists. They’re solved by guys like me asking a thousand questions a thousand times, catching people telling lies every time. You’re great at what you do, Bones, but you don’t solve murders, cops do.
Brennan: Cleo Eller was killed on a cement floor sprinkled with diatomaceous earth. Traces of her blood will still be in that cement. One of us is wrong, maybe both of us. But if Bethlehem wasn’t a Senator, you’d be right there in his basement looking for that killing floor. You’re afraid of him. Your hypothesis is that squints don’t solve murders and cops do, prove it. Be a cop.
Booth and Brennan agree to continue their parnership.*YES*
Booth: You know, if it weren’t for you, those people would have never known what happened to their daughter. It’s gotta be worse than the truth.
Brennan: I know exactly how the Ellers felt about Cleo. My parents disappeared when I was 15 and nobody knows what happened to them.
Booth: Being a sniper, I took a lot of lives. What I’d like to do before I’m done is to try and catch at least that many murderers.
Brennan: Please. You don’t think there’s some kind of cosmic balance sheet. (Booth looks hurt) I’d like to help you with that.
Squee? I think so. :)