Good morning, good morning! No MAQ today, but we did do one on Wednesday, if you missed it.
Thanks to everyone who chimed in for yesterday’s guide to BONES! I loved all of the ‘entries’, and I’m thinking that, yes, most certainly, it must be expanded into an official document here at BT. I’ll have to work on that! Check our literary selves out!
As I was coming up with my list for yesterday, I’m sure you won’t be surprised to know that it was very easy to come up with a lot of phrases and words…and each one represented at least one, but often more…moment. A moment. Yeah, BONES is a procedural, but to me, it’s really a collection of some wonderful people who experience hardships and likewise some wonderful moments.
And it got me to thinking…when this is all said and done, what do I really want for B&B?
Yeah, yeah, they are fictional; I get that. I really do ***convinces family and work colleagues and non-Bones watching friends***
But still…there’s this sense that I’m really rooting for them to get their ‘eventually’. The questions remain, however: What does eventually look like, and will we know it when we see it? How can eventually be both a moment and an idea? And how can ‘everything’ happen in that ‘moment’? Yes, these are the questions I ask myself. Perhaps you do too.
I’ve always thought that the best endings feel like beginnings; this probably lets you in to the fact that I’m a romantic at heart. Stephanie talked the other day about what happy endings mean, and how they can mean different things in different life-stories. And it was clear from the comments that each of us has an idea of what ‘happy’ means. I won’t go into that here, except to say that for me, the ‘end game’ isn’t B&B sleeping together. Sure, I want it to happen, but it’s not all I want to have happen between them.
I want “all the stuff” as Booth said to Brennan in the end scene of Boneless Bride in the River (I smell a Scene Study!). And to me, ‘all the stuff’ means a B&B baby, it means a committed relationship with roots; it means that their partnership might be dissolved, I don’t know. It doesn’t have to mean a wedding, and to be honest, I can never decide whether I see Booth and Brennan actually getting married. I can see Booth wanting her to be his wife, but mostly just wanting her and not making a big deal out of it. And I can see Brennan being willing to marry him because it’s what HE wants. So then, does he say yes? Or no, knowing that she might not really want that? Ah! Hahaha.
So the wedding…ah, I’m easy. The baby? Non-negotiable!
And frankly…I want to see it happen, too. I understand it’s not likely that we’ll have many more seasons of BONES in which to see that all play out, but I still want it. I want ‘eventually’, meaning a single moment when two people become one, but I also want… “and beyond!”, meaning real life and bickering over setting the coffeemaker and all of that. I want twice as many B&B ‘home’ scenes as we’ve seen between Brennan and Stires or Sully and between Booth and Cam or Rebecca or Hannah, you know? I want the ‘and beyond!’; I really, really do. I want the moments where Booth freaks out just a teensy bit more when she puts herself in danger, and she realizes he feels like he has even MORE to lose. I want the moments where Brennan is moody and annoyed and Booth brings her a glass of her favorite wine and listens to her describe a new theory. I want Brennan to rub Booth’s back when it’s sore, and I want him to (as Jack Johnson once sang), kiss her on the lips, just for coming home. I want the arguments of life; I want the subtle and underlying sweetness that has always run alongside this B&B journey. I want family holidays, really and genuinely co-hosted by the two of them. I want Christmas gifts and birthday surprises and frustrations and misunderstandings and make-ups.
I want this! Again, don’t get me wrong. I want this too…
…but I’m greedy. I want more after that. I feel fear when I consider the possibility that the beginning of End in the Beginning is really the end. I want MORE! I want BEYOND!!!
And there is a big part of me that really believes that I’m not the only one who wants this. I think (I HOPE) it’s Hart Hanson’s end game; I hope he wants the payoff for the investment of these two and their time together to be worth it. I want this to be true; “Everything we think won’t happen…it’ll happen…we just gotta be ready for it.”
To me, ‘everything’ doesn’t mean just sex, or kissing…it means everything. Everything, Bones fans!
Thoughts from you? What does ‘eventually’ mean in your mind and in your thoughts regarding B&B? Is it a moment? A realization between the two of them? Is it more than that?
One quick PS…I’m still spoiler free and conveniently, so is BonesTheory, and I realized last night that I don’t know a single thing about next week’s episode except that it airs next Thursday at 9 PM. And I know that ‘tis the season for scoopage, but please, please, please, do not even allude to anything at ALL in your comments. I am begging you. With hot fudge and a Booth on top.
Ooookay! If you can break yourself away from that image, I’d love to hear what you think.
In the meantime,
Peace, Love & Bones