’Cause we have our priorities, we’re watching Bones for the Booth/Brennan yumminess. Below is a recap for 7.05, “The Twist in the Twister.” Need to catch up? Don’t miss Anna’s recaps of the Season 7 premiere, episode 2, episode 3, and episode 4.
This week brings us three relationship stories. In the lab, Angela and Hodgins wrangle with exhaustion as baby Michael has entered his no sleep mode, right in time for a visit from Angela’s father. This never-named character plays a prominent role, so we will call him Grandpa Billy until informed otherwise. Squintern of the week is the perpetually morose Colin Fisher, who finds himself plagued by the loving attention of his eternally cheerful mother. At a crime scene, Booth and Bones have disagreements over prenatal paternal involvement; Booth is startled to see Bones on all fours, though she insists this is the best way to examine the evidence. Their argument soon turns to amusement for all onlookers as Booth insists on helping Bones rise from her chosen position. An amusing wrestling match ensues.
Back at the Jeffersonian, Booth confiscates a carton of Chinese food from Bones, concerned about her sodium intake. Bones reprimands him that it’s one thing to act in an overly protective manner at home, but please, not at work. Soon after this terse exchange, Booth lies to Bones, telling her he’s sent a team to investigate evidence in the path of a tornado. When Bones figures out that the team is Booth and Sweets, the tornado is the least of Booth’s worries, but he doesn’t let a little thing like a funnel cloud stop him from collecting crucial evidence.
Angela and Hodgins stretch their endurance and their creativity in coming up with excuses why hard-rocking Grandpa Billy can’t take Michael out of daycare, but it’s obvious they’re going to crack at some point. Hodgins is zooming on caffeine, rocking a collection of samples as though they were a fidgety Michael, and Angela is punchy enough to confuse a frequent buyer card with her ID. Meanwhile, Fisher bemoans the fact that, though he can’t remember the name of the girl he brought home last night, his mother has made her an elaborate breakfast, and even worse, they seem to be getting along.
Bones arrives right along with the funnel cloud00she’d tracked Booth down by tracing his cell phone signal—as they all pile into a storm shelter, indignant that he would lie to keep her from doing her job. Booth reminds her she could have gotten herself killed chasing the storm, but Bones stays focused on the case. She’s done her research and she prefers face to face conversation, both practical reasons for her to be on site for this investigation. When they emerge from the shelter, Booth points to the post-tornado destruction as proof he was right to be concerned, but Bones counters that his vehicle was destroyed by the storm, not hers, and leaves him to find his own way home.
Called to the crime scene, Angela and Hodgins reluctantly admit that Grandpa Billy is a better choice than relying on a tornado simulator to rock Michael to sleep, but still worry that Grandpa Billy might overstimulate the tot. They return home to blaring music but sleeping baby, who shares his grandfather’s taste in music.
Fisher gets a surprise visit from Emma, his companion of the night before, who’s brought Mama Fisher’s homemade meatloaf; Emma herself will be dessert. Getting in on Mama Fisher’s good graces has gained Emma an open invitation to the Fisher homestead. This, miracle of miracles, makes Fisher happy.
At home, Booth calls Bones on leaving him stranded, but she wasn’t worried. Unlike Booth, she trusts her partner to take care of himself. Bones doesn’t see a need for Booth to become overprotective merely because she is carrying their progeny. Booth suggests that using the word “daughter” instead of “progeny” might help Bones see things from his perspective. Bones considers this and asks if Booth really thinks she would endanger their child.
Booth reminds her she did drive through a tornado, so he kind of has a point here. He does trust her, but he isn’t going to stop hovering over Bones and their baby. Hovering makes him feel less helpless; he knows he can’t always protect his family but he wants to try. Does Booth want Bones to continue to foster his delusion? Yes, as a matter of fact he does. We fade out on him putting his words into action and heading off to fetch her slippers. Walking barefoot on hardwood floors can cause splinters, after all.
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