Thank you everyone who shared yesterday in the comments. I appreciate your open hearts! Thankfully, for me, I’m feeling pretty good about things. I was more just coming from the general standpoint of presenting my initial reactions, just so I wasn’t giving the impression that I’d been so calm and collected about it. I wanted to provide a place where people could express how they were feeling. For those of you who are still somewhat stunned or wondering why a TV show is affecting you like this, well…all I can say is that we’re in this together!
Thanks also to each person who emailed me privately. I’ll reply to you soon!
But first, here’s another question for you. I sort of cheated yesterday by making the Q all about our emotional reactions to the show, but I think we should also do a question about the episode too.
Is Brennan entirely to blame for her regrets?
Perhaps that’s not the best way to word it, and I’m hesitant to even bring it up. I’m not really into the blame game or anything like that, nor am I interested in shoveling guilt onto the characters or bashing characters.
So let’s set some parameters, if possible.
No Spoilers (of course), No Hannah, No Sweets.
Just B&B. Just Booth’s declaration in the 100th and Brennan’s reaction to that and Brennan’s declaration in TDitP and Booth’s reaction to that. Then, the subsequent Booth/Brennan reaction to the other’s reaction. Does that make sense?
Brennan says she has regrets, but what does she regret? That she missed her chance or that she couldn’t love Booth in the way he needed at the time he needed? Is that the same thing? Does Booth have any regrets, do you think? I ask this because what I’m seeing from commenters is the kind of thing that suggests that now both ‘Booth and Brennan will have to live with the knowledge of her mistake’. And I’m just wondering…was it a mistake? (Her reaction in the 100th).
Can it be an honest mistake? On both of their parts? And if so…does that still make it a mistake? Or just being wrong? Or just being right at the wrong time (both of them) ?
What do you think?