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Episode of the Week: October 20-October 26

There were three episodes that really stood out to me this week. There has been a lot of press about how fantastic The Good Wife has been this season and they aren’t wrong. This week’s episode focused mostly on Diane and Christine Baranski was just incredible. The ending moment with her walking into Will’s office to tell him about the 4th years leaving has made me excited for tonight’s episode all week.

Brooklyn Nine-Nine had it’s best episode since the pilot, in my opinion. I really love Andre Braugher as Captain Holt. His interactions with Jake work so well and their opposing personalities made this a fun episode to watch. I love the way that everyone worked together and how well orchestrated Jake’s plan actually was. This cast shines as an ensemble and I like when we get to see that.

The winner for the week however, was Bones, which gave us a moment that many of us have been waiting for for 9 seasons – Booth and Brennan’s wedding. It took an excruciatingly long time for them to end up in a committed relationship, not even Grissom and Sara took so long on CSI (and then they ruined that, but that’s a rant for another time). They didn’t end up with the wedding they planned, but the wedding they got was so much better. The Jeffersonian brought them together and so there could be no more perfect spot for them to get married. Like Booth said, they finally caught each other.

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Finale Review: Bones

Episode Title: The Secret in the Siege

Renewal Status: Renewed for season nine

Pre-finale Thoughts: I’ve loved this season. I think the Pelant arc has been delightfully creepy and spaced out enough that it doesn’t become overwhelmingly depressing and sad for the characters. I would have liked a little more follow-up on how Hodgins is adjusting to the significant decrease in money, but it’s not an essential part of his character.

I think the characters this season have been really entertaining to watch. After 8 seasons, I’m pretty attached to all of them so any sort of character moment thrills me and this season was full of them. I love the way Sweets became a part of Booth and Brennan’s family while he was living with them and I hope to see more of their friendship in the future. I love Hodgins’ relationship with all of the interns, although I would like a little more of the friendship between him and Wendell that I remember liking so much in previous seasons. I like the way the interns have given us more insight into Cam through her relationship with her daughter (and therefore Finn) and her romantic relationship with Arastoo.

I think this season has had two outstanding episodes this season not related to the Pelant arc. “The Patriot in Purgatory” and last week’s “The Pathos in the Pathogens” were extremely well done. Arastoo’s speech in “The Patriot in Purgatory” was one of the stand-out moments of this television season for me.

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Galentine’s Day: A Celebration of Female Characters

It’s Galentine’s Day! Sort of. It’s technically the 14th but I haven’t slept yet so I figure I can pretend it’s still the 13th for a while longer. In keeping with the spirit of this holiday, I wanted to celebrate a few awesome ladies on television.

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Leslie Knope (Parks and Recreation)

As the creator of Galentine’s Day, I figure she probably deserves to be mentioned first. Leslie is my fictional hero. She is passionate, determined, and caring. She believes in working to make your community a better place, celebrating the women in your life, having big dreams, and that friends (and waffles) should always be higher priorities than work.

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