’Cause we have our priorities, we’re watching Bones for the Booth/Brennan yumminess. Below is a recap for 7.06, “The Crack in the Code.” Need to catch up? Don’t miss Anna’s recaps of the Season 7 premiere, episode 2, episode 3, episode 4, and episode 5.
Closing in on February Sweeps, the fact that this episode introduces a new foe for our heroes doesn’t mean the relationships get swept under the rug. On the contrary, there’s a lot of ground to cover, making every relationship scene count.
En route to the crime scene, Booth and Bones start the clock ticking. With only six weeks until the arrival of Baby Girl Booth-Brennan, her parents have yet to agree upon a family home. Booth wants a man cave, which is fine by Bones if she can have an anthropologist cave, and of course they’ll need a baby cave.
The search continues as Bones looks over real estate listings in the diner, with Sweets translating realtor-speak into English. He’s well aware of the stress of finding something important, as he’s on the hunt for a special birthday present for Daisy, and urges Bones to exercise some caution. She’s gravitating towards properties that require a lot more work than she and Booth are able to do this close to the birth. Bones surprises both Sweets and Booth as she agrees to take herself out of the field on this case, so Sweets can accompany Booth. Bones will stay in the lab on this one…and continue to house hunt.
Hodgins and Angela prove once again that they are perfect partners in all aspects as they give up date night to devote their time to cracking a mysterious code. Hodgins frets that he’s letting down the legacy of his grandfather, a code breaker in WWII, but Angela encourages him to persevere. Together, they’ll find the answer, and they do.
Sweets, meanwhile, finds the perfect birthday present for Daisy, a powder blue Vespa, thanks to the US Marshall’s auction. Considering how Hodgins and Angela found their new home, is this going to give Booth an idea? As we find out while he and Bones drive along a darkened street, it most certainly has.
While Bones’s house hunting has turned up no promising prospects, Booth has a lead on a potential house, one where the previous owner has moved to Leavenworth. Bones takes surprisingly well to this idea, citing anthropological precedence. In certain cultures, living in the hut of a vanquished enemy is a show of the victor’s might. Living in a criminal’s house, she asserts, can be a symbol of their family’s “mightiness.”
Upon closer inspection, the mighty hut, according to Bones, appears to be leaking and will require extensive work to make it livable. Booth can’t refute her observations, especially once she discovers the aftermath of an explosion. His stricken expression as he admits to having already spent a month’s salary quickly turns into a hundred watt smile when Bones tells him she can see the bones of this house. Their future home will grow from this chaos. Even in its disrepair, she can imagine it whole, complete with a cherry blossom tree planted outside. Booth can see it, too. They have a house. Cue joyous kisses for Booth and Bones, followed by a kick from baby, who likes her room. Fade out on the happy family and their fixer-upper, sharing a tender moment even their new foe can’t take away.
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