Finally Jacob Broadsky is back in “The Killer in the Crosshairs” as he shapes up to be this season’s big bad. A role he has usurped from The Gravedigger who he assassinated a few episodes back in “The Bullet in the Brain”. This week the case of the week and the Booth vs. Broadsky story were combined, much like “The Bullet in the Brain” where Broadsky was introduced, but far less compelling. (To be fair “The Bullet in the Brain” is going to be very difficult to top.) The similarities are all positive; “Bullet” is more relevant to the season long arc as the show diverges from the standard case-of-the-week format catching up with the man who assassinated the Gravedigger who also has close ties to Booth.
The whole episode focused on the drama between Booth and Broadsky which after such fantastic set-up a few weeks ago fell disappointingly flat. I’m not entirely sure what was off this week but the pace felt uneven and the Angela-Hodgins story was a retread of when Hogins asked Angela to marry him and watching those parts I felt bored. Please let me know in the comments if you disagree, did the baby-naming story work for you? Tell me!
When I watch TV I do it because I love it, not because I love to hate it, so from here on out I will focus on the parts of the episode that really worked for me.