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In today’s TopFive Tuesday, I thought I would choose five moments that really illustrate the friendship between Brennan and Booth. Yeah, they want each other; yeah, they love each other. But sometimes…sometimes they really actually like each other, too. And I love that!
So here goes!
5. Season One: Booth visits Brennan at her apartment after Christine Brennan’s remains are identified.
What I love about this in the season one finale, The Woman in Limbo, is that it’s clear (since he shows up with food) that he didn’t JUST see her lights from the road, right? I mean, maybe he drove around the block 20 times, haha. But either way, I like how their friendship is built here, as Booth just talks with Brennan casually and listens to her too. He also leaves when he knows it’s the right time to leave. But I think Brennan LETTING him be there and letting him feel like she bought his excuse is her way of being a friend, too. That is correct!
4. Season Two: Booth asks Brennan to lay off the gossip…
…and she agrees. It’s a very sincere moment that kind of gets glossed over in The Truth in the Lye. When I think of that episode, I usually just think about three things: the beginning scene with Rebecca, the end scene with Cam, and Larry Soup. But, ignore those three things for just a moment and check out the scene in Brennan’s office. They are interrupted by Hodgins and Angela (in their most fun stage ever), but I find Booth’s vulnerability special when he asks Brennan for her help in not getting on his case about Rebecca and his sex life, “There’s too much at stake; too much to lose.” And she readily agrees. Plus, Booth is cute with his hands shoved into his pockets when he walks toward her, isn’t he? And Brennan is GORGEOUS in a brown shirtdress. BEYOND Pretty!
What proves to me that Brennan is Booth’s friend is that he is saying the craziest stuff! And he insults her (sort of, telling her that Sam didn’t like her), but she just rolls with it. She laughs at him and with him and lets him say whatever. And the counterpart is Booth, listening to her story about playing cards with Max. “Cool,” he says, and when Brennan says she beat Max, he’s happy for her. It’s very sweet, very, very sweet. I want more of those moments!
(Honorable Mention: In Verdict in the Story, when Booth is explaining brain vs. heart to Brennan and she says, “Sometimes I think you’re from another planet; and sometimes I think you’re really very nice.”
2. Season Four: Ice cream and beer
The Girl in the Mask is an episode with total dichotomy for me. On the one hand, I LOOOOOOVE that the case is Booth-centric in that we see his relationship with his friend, Ken. I like that look into Booth’s life and past, and it’s very fun and realistic. I like the case, and I really like Brennan and Ken’s interactions too. But I think the guessing the gender of the guest doc is…so pointless. It’s too bad really, because the B&B moments in the episode are quite good, all leading up to a fantastic conversation at Booth’s apartment. They talk about love and whether or not it’s really worth it. But even that conversation is based, I believe, in their friendship. I like when Booth feeds her the ice cream, and it’s so Brennan to tell him she really would prefer beer. It sounds kind of snotty here on paper, but the truth is that it’s really just their ability to relax with one another that comes across the screen. Very special.
1. Season Five: “Don’t probe me.”
I struggled with this one, and tossed around the idea of the end of Gamer in the Grease, with B&B playing Punky Pong. But when I watched both scenes again (research is hard, y’all, haha), the scene with them on the SUV in X in the File feels more friendshippy, while the ‘math’ convo seems to have different undertones. Anyways, I really love this scene (and Credit Alert: the pic is from (I think) a squeecap of this episode. Someone sent it to me; I can’t remember; I just know I didn’t pull it myself. Take credit if it’s yours!), and I love how funny Brennan is. I don’t know that we’ve ever really seen her like that. She makes jokes about anthropologists, and herself, and Booth eggs her on. They laugh, and he teases her, and it’s just so smile-worthy.
Well…what do you think? Am I right? Am I wrong? Did I miss one? Comments = Love!