By Mandi Bierly
Updated September 26, 2008 at 12:00 PM EDT

Don’t worry, spoiler-phobes. We won’t start the discussion until after the jump…

Abby West will be resuming her Bones post-mortems next week on PopWatch, but since I’m still bothered by the return of Zack (Eric Millegan) on Wednesday’s episode, I was hoping we could discuss that point now…

I’d been hoping that we would never see Zack again. Not because I don’t love Millegan, but because I doubted that the show could deal with his return in a way that wouldn’t annoy me further. Telling me that Zack didn’t actually stab a man in the heart didn’t make his storyline any more palatable in my eyes. He still succumbed to Gormogon’s the Master’s logic and he knowingly issued that man a death sentence by revealing his address. What really gets me is Zack saying that the Master killed his former apprentice so he could take his place: How is it logical for Zack, or ANYONE, to take a job knowing that the boss killed his last hire? (Also irksome: As one colleague notified me after this episode, if she was still under the impression that I’dmurdered someone, and I’d escaped from a mental institution, she wouldn’t be taking me for pie.)

Luckily for Bones, they followed that revelatory Zack-Sweets scene with Booth talking about being sexy and Brennan not wanting him in her fantasy life. (Who else talked back to the screen?) When they give me moments like that, I just can’t stay mad.