This is an intervention.
You need to stop making offhanded statements about things you know are important. Did you learn nothing from your open letter to Hart Hanson after The Couple in the Cave? You explained very clearly that you were ashamed at the blasé way you’d tossed out edicts on what needed to happen with Brennan’s character development.
After the season five finale, I tweeted that I loved it for the following reasons:
- “Because…even though the work they do is important, it’s not important enough to be their whole lives, and they will learn that.”
- “Because…even though they are moving to different parts of the globe, they are still on the same path.”
- “Because…in order for Brennan to realize she is in love with Booth, her first love, anthropology, must not be enough for her.”
And I added that the theme of Brennan’s character development is “what she thought she knew, she must examine” and “the show is called ‘Bones’ and HH has been slowly chipping away at Brennan’s walls, and I think this is just another step in that process until ‘single life shared’”
Now, my cheeks burn with shame at how blasé I was about it all; as if with the flick of a wrist and a few combinations of 140 characters, it was so easy to explain.
So now…why are you doing that thing again? Stop doing that. The other day you tweeted this, “We know that every storyline revolves around Brennan. So maybe, instead of hoping that Booth will ‘get a clue’ or whatever, we can hope that Brennan gets a clue soon. That’s the only way this gets resolved. Obviously, the writers feel Brennan is not ‘there’ yet, and until she is, this is what is happening. History speaks.”
Why toss things out there so casually? Why can’t you seem to realize that what you’re saying is not so easy to come by? Stop feeling like you have to have all the answers; stop acting like you know what’s best. That’s just pride and it’s not attractive on you.
Perhaps what you say is true, but is it really your truth to declare? And if the result of that truth is the eventual pain and heartache to the characters on BONES…is it worth being right? The pain in your own heart suggests it’s a tough question.
Why not just relax and see what happens? Put your pride aside and just relax. And please, please stop using the characters’ pain and suffering for your own gain, for your own popularity, for your own need to be right, and for your need to be right before anyone else is. Sure, that’s not always your motivation, but if you look closely, you’ll see that it’s part of it.
Based on your own experience you know that the path to redemption is not easy. It means stopping where you are and making a U-turn of 180 degrees. But you can’t just jump up and over obstacles like in a Super Mario Bros game; you have to walk back through the same path, overcoming everything in your way until you are to the place you need to be. It’s not easy…you’ve been there, and you could show a little kindness toward characters who are in the same position.
BONES is a story of redemption; it’s what you love most about it. Do you want people making judgment calls on your path to redemption? No, you don’t. Take a lesson and stop doing that to others. If you can’t stop, then you need to stop all of this altogether. If you must say something, ask yourself this question…do you believe in redemption?
And as Booth answered in The He in the She, from personal experience and confidence in his path, you can say, “Yes, I do”. Then just leave it at that.
Peace, Love & Bones