Hey, hey! So, as I was thinking about this list, five things quickly came to mind, and I felt pretty good about them. There have been countless moments between B&B that were amazing, but what I wanted to look at today are those instantaneous, gut reaction…whoa! moments for Booth. I was chatting online with pal Jackie (@corgipaz) and told her I was working on them, and she said, “Oh, Wonder Woman, right?”
That sound you heard at about 6:30 EST time last night was the sound of me catching up to the reality that five wasn’t even going to be CLOSE to enough. I limited myself to ten, but I’m sure you’ll have more.
Until then, here are the top
five…ten times Brennan absolutely knocked Booth’s socks off. (For those of you who don’t understand that euphemism, it means she stunned him, made him say ‘wow’, etc, etc.).
In no particular order:
1. Brennan opens the door in her robe.
This one from episode 99 is particularly awesome in that it sort of came out of nowhere, and yet (to me, at least), feels THE MOST NATURAL out of my entire list. Maybe it’s because Brennan is so comfortable (vs. some of the moments later on down the list), because it seems like Booth didn’t call before he stopped by. Or maybe it’s just because it’s almost an honest admission that he was checking her out. Yeah, that was awesome, but in some ways, it could have gone either way. What puts it on the list?………When she asks him if he wants a drink or something to eat, offering him food, he says a drink. “Scotch.” Yeah, baby.
2. “You look nice….More than nice…you look…”
Ah, I think this might be our first ever true sock-knocking moment, and that makes it a clear addition to the list. One thing I love about this moment is how sweet and slightly nervous, but also very smooth Booth is…and also, how completely not-invited he was to the fancy-schmancy Jeffersonian fund-raising gala. There’s this edge between B&B when they are getting to know one another that I love. It’s not bad that it’s not that way anymore…it’s just different. But like I said, this is sort of our first time. One thing I also love about this moment is that Brennan is not particularly sexy.
Actually, I have an entire series-long look- post I’m working on about that very thing. Don’t get me wrong; she’s gorgeous, beautiful, stunning, and she has her va-va-voom moments, but for the most part, she doesn’t necessarily just ooze sex appeal. I find that to be more appealing about her. What I also love about it is that Booth is ga-ga for her, even when she’s not sex on legs. Does that make sense? I think a part of Booth that finds Brennan beautiful is a part of him that has been buried deep, deep, deep, deep down…I think maybe I’ve said it here (or somewhere else, not sure), but the kind of beautiful that he would have sensed as a young boy. The kind of beautiful associated with a soft touch, a kind word and the smell of his grandmother’s hand cream and apple pie. Right? There’s this vulnerability in the attraction Booth feels for Brennan; it’s almost opposite to his normal type…which I find so interesting and fascinating. Okay…enough about this, I’m spoiling my actual post on the idea! Let’s move on!
Hahahahahahahaha! You know he’s thinking, “Am I even awake right now? Well, she is wearing the gloves, which I always insist she takes off whenever I dream about her. Don’t …don’t think about that now because you are totally and completely awake and she is unbuttoning your SHIRT!”
4. “Quid Pro Quo”
Maybe it’s because he just was talking about how sexy they are (I love this equally braggy and complimentary statement he makes about both of them. It’s so interesting!), who knows? Either way, he’s cool, confident, assured, and then her arms slip…just slip right around his waist.
Slip! And then she’s touching him. Easy as that. The tickets he had for whatever game…he was in such a rush to leave Sweets with Zack? Slip…slipping away…
He’s so affected by her just touching him. Everything about the mood of that scene changes. Brennan is quietly confident (I love her compliment that she is sure he does know what Quid Pro Quo means) and Booth responds to both that and her touch by admitting something very revealing: he feels best when he’s with her and she makes him feel like a guy. Awesome sauce.
5. This Magic Moment
6. The first time he ever saw her:
Ever! This wasn’t some years later revelation, “Oh wow, Bones is amazing and she’s been in front of me this whole time…how could I not have noticed?” This was immediate…yowza!
That it just continues the more he gets to know her…
…well, that’s just double rainbows all the way.
7. Secret Fantasy:
I will never understand why Booth works cases in t-shirts and jeans and flies to China in dress shirts and ties, but I will also never complain about it. I love this scene, even if Booth does suffer a teensy bit of rejection. Now, whether or not Brennan is acting clueless or not, I don’t know. I could argue either way. But…one thing is clear. Booth is stunned. Why wouldn’t he be?
I remember in the ED/DB commentary during Two Bodies in the Lab, Boreanaz sort of reacting negatively toward Brennan’s love interest David, and Emily kind of calling him on it, and Boreanaz saying something like, “Hey, that’s his girl” (meaning Booth’s). Or something like that. I didn’t check. But that sort of thing always gives me confidence, no matter what ELSE DB might say about what he wants to see on the series 🙂
8. A Girl in a Dress:
This one might be the MOST uncontrolled, sock-knocker-offer of them all on the entire list. What makes it special to me is that she’s wearing the dress he picked out (amazing), and that Brennan is slightly nervous in it. She doesn’t stay nervous for long, and her main man
Booth… Tony…Booth (yeah, I’m saying it) stays right by her side. That’s hot.
9. No One Else in the Room:
This one might be the most controversial, but I still think it belongs on the list. I also think it’s the most…unexpected. Not that Booth expected any of these moments…that’s why they are on the list…but more that I think he did sort of have expectations for how this evening was going to go, and all of that went right out the window when she began singing and staring only at him. And I mean, she has eyes for no other person in the entire room. I don’t even think he knows he’s looking at her like this.
10. You look Wonder-ful
Ah, yeah. It shows an amazing amount of fortitude from me that I’m able to look past the gorgeousness that is Squint/DB/Booth and even think about Brennan. But since he’s focused on the gorgeousness that is HER, well…it makes it a bit easier. What is great about this moment is that Brennan is so casually assured in her Wonder Woman attire. And I also love that Zack, Angela, etc already know what she’s going to be dressed up as, but Booth doesn’t. I am thinking that even if he’d known that she was going to be WW, there would still be that ‘whoa’ moment when he saw her for the first time. What do you think?
Either way, it was wonderful. She’s wonderful; he’s wonderful.
So what moments did I miss? Let’s discuss!
Peace, Love & Bones