We have talked about the intern carousel on Bones a couple of times now. While most people are enjoying the change of pace each week, I actually would appreciate a little consistency. The storyline tonight with Arastoo Vaziri proves my point. His secret came out of nowhere, and really didn’t feel necessary.
Mr. Vaziri — if IMDb is correct — has been a member of the team for four episodes now. He has, until now, claimed an Iranian background, having (relatively) recently moved to the States. Creating a story that he had been faking his accent really serves little purpose other than just to confuse the background of a secondary character.
Don’t get me wrong; the story that explained why Vaziri lied to his co-workers was logical. Constantly having to justify his religion to his scientist colleagues would get old, very quickly. Hiding behind a persona that would seemingly be more protected from that scrutiny makes sense. Unfortunately, the whole storyline just felt out of place.
I like that we are getting to know the interns better. Wendell got the spotlight, and now with Vaziri’s storyline, I’m sure that we’ll be learning more about each of the group. I am all for back story and character development, but I think the writers swung and missed on this try.
On a lighter note, Parker’s quest for a new girlfriend brought the funny. Angela and Booth does not make a lot of sense to me, but it was obviously going to end with Parker sitting with his dad and Bones. Of course Bones was really going to get to the bottom of things, and helping out when it turned out Parker