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    "Bones" Won't Be The Same Without Sweets

    "The world's a lot better than you think it is..."

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    Dr. Lance Sweets died in a parking lot in the Season 10 premiere of Bones. John Francis Daley had played the beleaguered FBI psychologist since Season 3, where we met him as a 22-year-old with a doctorate in psychology.

    In his first scene in the series, Dr. Brennan (Emily Deschanel) insults Sweets' "meaningless exercises," Booth (David Boreanaz) insults his youth, and Brennan says, "I don't care how young you are" — which makes him smile — before she adds, "I've never believed in psychotherapy." In his final moments, the dying man comforted Booth and Brennan: "The world's a lot better than you think it is." Earlier in the episode, Brennan calls his discipline "pseudo-science," but she also calls him a friend.

    He was a friend because he was charmingly dorky.

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    ;) <3, he says, in actual words.

    He was dedicated to his craft.

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    Even though he was a psychologist, he wasn't always tactful.

    He had an expressive face.

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    And a sense of humor.

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    His comebacks were not always the best, because snippy wasn't his go-to place.

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    Shutting people down with sincerity.

    He was kind.

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    "It's not only all right to allow children the transient experience of innocence and joy — it is our responsibility," he said, something he knew despite the fact that his own childhood was one of abuse and abandonment.

    He somehow knew the right thing to say, even when it seemed counter-intuitive.

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    When Mr. Nigel-Murray died, Sweets found out that his favorite song was "Coconut," and he started singing it. And then everyone started singing it. And Sweets knew every word.

    He was a nerd.

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    And also a closet fan of death metal.

    He was immodest.

    He swore like a small child.

    He found the joy in the hard sciences, even if he did not understand them.

    Brennan once said to Sweets, “I was not happy when Booth told me that you were coming to stay with us, and I am not happy that you’re leaving.”

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    Which kind of sums it up perfectly.

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