Okay, now, see? That was a most excellent Bones episode. Paying respectful homage to Sweets memory without reliving the profound grief of the previous two episodes, "The Purging of the Pundit" brought equal parts understated humor and emotional confrontation for Booth while allowing the rest of the team to move forward, but not away from their own grief over his loss. The best parts of this episode were unquestionably the combination of simple humor and the perfectly delivered discomforting grappling poor Booth as he tries to get back into the swing of working a case without the baby duck by his side. What I love about this episode is that no one steps over the loss as if it were a pile of unspeakable poo left on the middle of the kitchen floor with Booth not being allowed to suffer in silence. Booth has too many people in his life who care about him to let that sleeping dog lie.
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