We all knew Hannah would go eventually and that episode is “The Daredevil in the Mold.” The way in which this is done, however, is as clumsy as could be. Everything is going fine, Booth buys a big diamond ring, but when he proposes, Hannah says no. That’s fine, but the explanation is awful. Hannah says she’s not the marrying type, which I can understand, given her penchant for dangerous assignments and free spirit. When Booth is left there stunned, she explains further, saying she’s told him this many times before. Really? When did she tell him this very, very important piece of information before? This is the first time I’m hearing of this, and apparently Booth never heard her all those times she told him. Afterwards, Booth throws the expensive ring into the pond, which might have been more stupid than Hannah’s explanation.
Anyway, there’s a wonderful scene following that disaster with Booth drinking at the bar before Brennan joins him. Booth is in a bad place right now, and there’s lots of things the writers can do. Unfortunately, their track record leaves me with little confidence.
Considering this is a “Hannah episode,” “The Daredevil in the Mold” has a lot of forensics work and Fisher especially gets lots to do, showing that he’s trying hard not to be doom and gloom all the time.