I haven’t had many chances to say this since I started blogging, mostly because these past few seasons have been very uneven, but now is the perfect time: Whenever Bones tries to be fun and fresh, it is, in my opinion, unmatched by any procedural–nothing comes close.
“The Blackout in the Blizzard” puts the team in a unique situation, having to solve a crime without their usual equipment. This leads to liberal usage of potatoes to power a cell phone, cellophane to produce an x-ray, and lots of improvising. Meanwhile, Angela and Hodgins have a couple tear-jerking scenes with the information that their child may be blind (1 in 4 chance or 1 in 5, I can’t remember). They power through and remain steady regardless of what happens.
The only problem with the episode is the writers explicitly telling the viewers they’ll drag the thing between Booth and Brennan even longer. At this point, I’m in the mindset that he should either get them together or forget it altogether. Brennan stating that she’s still not “impervious” and Booth stating that he’s angry doesn’t do any good. It’s just dead weight.