The Purging of the Pundit

Season 10, Episode 3 -  Air Date: 10/9/2014
4 Ratings
Your vote: 5


From FOX: With the help of "squintern" Rodolfo Fuentes (guest star Ignacio Serricchio), the Jeffersonian team investigates the murder of a controversial conservative radio host whose remains were found in a storm drain. When the team discovers some of his extracurricular activities, they come across shocking evidence that narrows down the suspects. Meanwhile, Special Agent James Aubrey (guest star John Boyd) is desperate to gain the trust of Booth, and Brennan is worried about Booth‘s psychological well-being after recent events.

‘Bones‘ Recap: Can Booth Move on Without Sweets by His Side?

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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