A celebration of Christine's first birthday should have been sweet, but instead Bones Season 9 Episode 18 fell flat on just about every level.
Sometimes nothing in an episode really seems to fit and this was one of those times. Brennan's inability to process the importance of her child's first birthday was just icing on the cake.
The case of the week was rather irritating in how it combined the children's show with a woman's obsession for a man dressed in a carrot costume. In conjunction with Christine's birthday, it felt dirty to be associated with the timing of the case.