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'Bones' wedding recap: Did everything go smoothly on the Fox dramedy?

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So here we are Bones fans in the sixth episode of season 9 and while there is a murder to solve, “The Woman in White” refers to none other than Temperance Brennan (Emily Deschanel). As the relationship between she and FBI partner Seeley Booth (David Boreanaz) has waxed and waned over the years, critics have been watching a waiting for the Moonlighting curse to rear its ugly head and cause the show to crash and burn.

It hasn’t. In point of fact, Bones never really deserved the comparison and has done a good job of taking a small, core audience that followed it all over the schedule map, to a broader, bankable fan base who have established it as a veteran show. Also, creator and showrunner Hart Hanson has never hidden the fact that from the beginning he intended for Booth and Brennan to end up together. The line, “Everything happens eventually” becoming something of a promise between he and the fans that he wasn’t out to be the next Joss Whedon.

And so, “The Woman in White” is something of a payoff piece. A showcase of a journey almost a decade in the making. Like any “big” episode, it attempts to pack as much as possible into forty-five minutes without making things feel rushed and by and large it accomplishes this. The casting department also scores big, drawing back old familiar faces for old and new fans alike.

One of the episode’s huge strengths is that it walks the fine line between painting with broad strokes for the masses while providing exquisite detailing for those who have been following every second of the show since day one. Meanwhile the writing is masterful, and nothing short of a love letter to the fans and the same is true of the cast’s performance.

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