I like you to be exactly the way that you are, because in all my experience, I have never known anyone like you.
~~A Streetcar Named Desire~~
Happy BONESDay to you…..
Okay, okay, I’ll stop singing, but come on…seriously…it’s gonna be a great day, right? Just want to toss out a quick reminder that BONES is on at 9 PM EST tonight, instead of 8. And since it’s following American Idol, it’s probably worth setting the DVR to record 10-15 minutes after 10 PM too.
And hey, we’ve made to the end of Eventually Week! THANK YOU to each one who has come along and commented and joined in the fun. Eventually is so much more worthwhile when you have someone to share it with, don’t you think?
And that’s sort of the theme for today; that the B&B eventually means a togetherness! I’ve got to give credit again to pal ShepHerdsTV for recommending this title for this week. So smart! She mentioned that the quote, “Whoever you are, I have always depended on the kindness of strangers” applies to the show since they literally wouldn’t even HAVE a show if we (the strangers) weren’t kind enough to tune in week after week. We are very kind indeed!
I had to smile when Pal Ann (NelliesBones) commented the other day about “A Streetcar Named Eventually”. Here’s what she said,
“I had to think about “eventually” a lot, and even if it’s not the topic, to me it has always been something like “A Streetcar Named Desire”, only that our streetcar is named eventually. It’s the final destination which name you read every day, and somehow you’re familiar with it even though you’ve never seen it. Like Marcel Proust’s walks to Meseglise and Guermantes.
To me, Brennan’s “eventually” are the unknown but still familiar final destinations of her streetcar. I think she has been aware of the two possibilities right from the beginning, but she hasn’t been able to choose her direction. That means, she hadn’t been until Doctor in the Photo. Now that she has chosen she has to realize that the train doesn’t stop at her station, that she cannot reach the desired destination that easily. (Maybe it’s a streetcar named desire after all…)
However, now that she knows which line she wants to take, I’m convinced she’ll make it to eventually rather sooner than later.”
And I thought that was great. What do you think about that idea that “…somehow we’re familiar with it, though we’ve never seen it”. Is the same true for Booth? Is that what gives us hope for B&B? Have we seen enough that it feels almost familiar? Throughout this entire week, you’ve all given example after example of what we want to see between Brennan and Booth and SO MUCH of it is what we’ve already seen…just sort of heightened I guess. I kind of like this idea that in the end, Booth and Brennan will appreciate their journey. Of course, I want more than just ‘appreciation’ if you catch my drift…but I can totally see that.
When we look at the streetcar idea regarding Booth…I think it also works, but in a different way. With Brennan, like Ann said, she could sort of see the two tracks and she made a choice. With Booth, it’s almost like he’s just been hanging on tight and riding it out…knowing in his heart that he’s on the right track and not letting go. I think Brennan sort of pried his fingers loose, but maybe that was a good thing. It doesn’t feel like it at the moment, and it doesn’t feel like it will get better unless it gets worse first, but in the end, I hope this will all be worth it.
Yet, throughout the series, there are these little interesting moments between them where they sort of smile knowingly at one another…almost like, “Nope…not yet.”
Like this moment from season two, after Booth declares that his relationship with Rebecca is completely over, and Brennan tells him she is sure he has other options for satisfying biological urges.
Or this one, from season four. I love this picture, but there is just this feeling like they are sharing some inside joke, right? They’ve just complimented (and comPLEmented as always) one another on book smarts vs brain smarts, but it’s like they both know they don’t really have to say it…they just know it.
And this moment from season five when they are relaxing out under the stars.
It’s as if they both recognize that they are on the same journey.
Maybe “eventually” isn’t what we should focus on. Maybe “keep on tryin” is a better phrase and more realistic for B&B. Or maybe they are the same thing!
Talk to you tomorrow with a real, honest to goodness morning after Morning After Q!
Peace, Love & Bones