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6 Things to Know About Bones “The Life in the Light”

By on June 1, 2015

Co. Cr: Patrick McElhenney/FOX

With just one episode to go before the season 10 finale, Bones returns this Thursday with “The Life in the Light” an episode which continues to explore Brennan and Booth’s complicated new family arrangement.

Meanwhile, the team focuses on finding the murderer behind the remains of an ex-con and biker gang member-turned-yoga instructor found in the aftermath of a forest fire, and Angela and Hodgins consider a life altering decision.

We’ve seen this episode a little earlier than most, thanks to our friends at FOX, and have 5 new teasers to share with you.

As usual, no major spoilers! We want you to enjoy this episode as much as we did. Here then are 5 things to know about “The Life in the Light.”


Hug Monster

Eschewing a more typical cold open of murder and gore, “The Life in the Light” sees Booth creeping around his own house in stealthy fashion.

Is there an intruder? Is this some manner of creepy flash forward? Where is Brennan, and why is Booth not armed to the teeth?

Relax, it’s just a game of hide and seek with Christine, overlooked by Brennan, in which the Hug Monster (Booth) will fall to the ground and die without a hug from a princess.

We know just how he feels. We might do the same if someone doesn’t show that man some affection soon!

BONES:  Booth (David Boreanaz, C) works hard to regain Brennan's (Emily Deschanel, R) trust in the "The Life in the Light" episode | Co.  Cr:  Patrick McElhenney/FOX

BONES: Booth (David Boreanaz, C) works hard to regain Brennan’s (Emily Deschanel, R) trust in the “The Life in the Light” episode | Co. Cr: Patrick McElhenney/FOX

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  1. Ruth Ann Walker

    June 1, 2015 at 4:13 pm

    Wow, this sounds Hugh……..I can hardly wait until Thursday….. Thanks for the insight……Yes B&B back together, this would be a Hugh leap for Brennan. I have talked before how Booth ‘s character has grown & how Mr Boreanaz acting performance has been fantastic, but I must say that Brennan/Ms Deschanel has also excelled in her acting performance also. They both have just just brought this to another level……I truly applaud them, because with such great acting it keeps us (fans) coming back for more & more………This is just excellent. Thank you ALL Who Makes Bones Best Show On TV.

  2. Cathy

    June 1, 2015 at 4:20 pm

    So let me get this straight the gambling arc isn’t about booth and his demons it’s all about Brennan and how she has hurt feelings that she wasn’t invited to a celebration to reward his success. Smh, what a waste.

  3. *sighs*

    June 1, 2015 at 4:52 pm

    yeah, Brennan hasnt came across well in this gambling arc…she has been completely unsupportive & only wants to deal with Booth in recovery…the same for the squints too. If I were Booth I would question why I would want to be married to someone who at the first time of him being flawed & being in trouble, she wants nothing to do with him & kicks him out like trash…Booth has no one, these episodes have shown that.

  4. dave

    June 1, 2015 at 5:16 pm

    since christine has been born,brennan has never been separated from her while booth has missed almost a year of her life.Christine with only brennan around her is not a good thing.booth is the one that gives christine her glad that stephan nathan is gone,good riddance.

  5. JaneM

    June 1, 2015 at 5:44 pm

    Booth should have his ex-confessor and friend Aldo to support him. He should also have priests and friends at his church to turn to, but the writers don’t ever mention those folks.

    Of course, first and foremost, he should be able to turn to his wife. I agree with “sighs” comment, and sighing is what I’ve been doing a lot of while watching this gambling storyline.

    I’m a huge B&B “shipper”, but my God, I’m beginning to think Booth made a poor choice in a wife, if all she is going to do is kick him out of the house at the first sign of trouble. If my husband kicked me out (or vice versa) every time things went wrong in our relationship we would have been divorced long ago.

    Booth deserves better, but now he has two children to consider, so he’ll have to stick it out with ice-queen. Poor Christine and new baby, always seeing their dad banished from the home.

    • Hailey

      June 1, 2015 at 6:20 pm

      And I think Brennan made a poor choice in a husband. A husband who put his pregnant wife and child at risk and couldn’t even take responsibility for it. A husband who couldn’t stop to think about them before himself. Someone who would lie to protect himself even if it means hurting the people around him.

      Also this is the only time Booth has been kicked out. If you are talking about 10×02– Brennan wouldn’t want her child around a man who could kill an innocent man in cold blood. If Booth was any kind of man, he would be grateful that Brennan is there to give their children safety and security that he is seemingly incapable of. Who decides to bait delta force operatives to come to his home and blow it up in the process?

  6. Susan

    June 1, 2015 at 7:23 pm

    I was a huge B and B shipper too since day 1, but I agree, Booth needs to dump Brennan, get some decent child visitation and find someone who loves and appreciates him. This arc is disgraceful, we should be finding out why Booth relapsed not focusing on cold hearted Brennan again.

  7. Wicked

    June 1, 2015 at 7:41 pm

    Booth is an addict that needs to help himself…..before he can spend time with Christine. He allowed little Christine to come face to face with a bad guy.
    Booth brought that man into their lives.

    Booth wasn’t getting it….not even last week until the end. When he finally stood up like a man to admit to his faults.

    I’m waiting for Booth to admit those faults to Brennan and ask her to forgive him. I want him to tell Brennan how much he loves her and needs her etc.

  8. anon

    June 1, 2015 at 9:17 pm

    @haley I would recommend that you educate yourself in addiction….or actually show some compassion to people who have an illness, which addiction is….Brennan married Booth knowing full well he was addict, if she didnt want to deal with this side of him she shouldnt of put herself in this position in the first place

    • Hailey

      June 1, 2015 at 10:15 pm

      Anon– I think you are the one that needs to be educated on addiction. I’ve worked professionally with addicts. Brennan has shown him enough compassion– any more and she heads into the territory of an enabler. Unfortunately that is what she did in the poker episode by taking him at his word that he could handle it.

      If Booth is not willing to take his problem seriously, as he showed in the last episode, there is nothing more she could do. She told him she was proud of him– she asked for the truth and he wasn’t capable of giving it. Keeping him around would be unsafe. Even in that last episode– she came to him, she asked him how he was doing, she agreed to have lunch. She even told him she loved him. But he tried to downplay the issue. You saw how he wasn’t opening up to his sponsor. If kicking him out wasn’t getting him to open up– how would being more compassionate help? it would just continue to enable his addiction. its not like she is keeping him away from Christine— despite the fact that he has no care about what this is doing to her, while she is pregnant no less, she invited him to come home.

      The people who suffer the worst in addiction are the families. Look at any addiction textbook, there is a difference between helping and enabling. Booth did Jared no favours by bailing him out and he did the right thing by telling him he was on his own.

      • anon

        June 2, 2015 at 1:14 am

        so you say Haley…funny everyone is an expert on the topic in question when trying to prove their point…I dont need to read a text book on addiction thank you…maybe you should RE-READ one though

        • Hailey

          June 2, 2015 at 2:12 am

          Okay– how is this for start…

          5. Learn the difference between “helping” and “enabling.”

          Just like most people, you might think that you need to help your addicted loved one. You probably fear that if you don’t provide help, he or she will end up in a worse predicament. When you try to “help” addicts by giving them money, allowing them to stay in your home, buying food for them on a regular basis, driving them places or going back on the healthy boundaries you have already set with them, you are actually engaging in “rescuing” behaviours that are not really helpful. Another term for this kind of unhealthy helping is “enabling.”

          When you can be as truthful as possible with yourself about your own enabling behaviours, you can begin to make different choices. This will lead to healthier changes in your addicted loved one as well. For example, you might decide to tell the addict in your life that you will no longer listen to them complain about their lives. However, you can let them know that you are very willing to be there for them as soon as they are ready to work on resolving their problems.

      • Adrienne Hobbs

        June 2, 2015 at 10:39 pm

        Well said. Brennan has done her homework on addiction.

  9. Maria

    June 1, 2015 at 10:03 pm

    It’s unbelievable to me that the Booth gambling story is still all about Brennan. I don’t like the story, but thought that at least we would get to learn a little more about Booth and how he has been struggling.

    I realize they only have 45 minutes each week to fit everything in, but why have we not seen one conversation between Booth and anyone about his issues yet we have seen (or will see) Brennan & Angela, Brennan and Cam, Brennan and various squints, Hodgins and Angela all discuss it.

    Meanwhile where is Booth even living? Did he take out a lease on a nice place or is he living in a nightly rental flophouse? Does anyone care? Does Brennan? From what I’ve seen probably not. She got his “stuff” for not one but two kids (bonus) so I guess she’s happy. Disgusting.

    By the way, in that first picture, why is she sitting all the way across the room ima separate chair like she is monitoring Booth? Can’t she even sit on the couch with her family?

  10. dave

    June 2, 2015 at 12:55 am

    the biggest loser in all this is christine.christine NEEDS booth,how many 4 or 5 year olds need to be precise or look at a pancake and name the bone it looks like.brennan is turning christine into her and dooming her to being labeled a freak at school. booth counter balances we know booth has been gone a month.i knew they wouldn’t do this story the justice it deserves.

    • Ashley

      June 2, 2015 at 1:44 am

      You are correct, Christine is the loser here. She needs her “normal” dad!

      So sad that they resorted to the typical TV drama of the couple splitting up, maybe divorcing, etc…

  11. Lisa

    June 3, 2015 at 2:01 am

    We should all know by now that Brennan is the perfect person in her eyes, and in the writers. Every wrong she has committed, both professionally and personally, gets excused away due to her childhood. When has Booth ever held her accountable for what she has done? Never. She needs to realize that Booth’s childhood was just as awful if not worse than hers. I think part of the issue is that she is emotionally unsupportive, and God forbid she shows him the least little bit of affection. I still wonder how the hell they have 2 kids, this has got to be the least affectionate relationship on TV.

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