Hey, hey, hey!
Happy Monday! For the record; I’m not a morning person, nor am I optimistic or talkative in the morning. That’s the power of pre-scheduling a post to go live. I can write this post on a Sunday afternoon and make you THINK that I’m happy on Monday mornings. It’s all a ruse; don’t tell anyone. 🙂
So…let’s talk Brennan.
I have to say I’m proud of her. From where I’m typing, she hasn’t even made a move that indicates she might be running away from this. Of course, it’s tricky because I have never seen Brennan as an abandoner, or even someone who runs away from trouble.
When she was away during the ‘summer’ between seasons one and two, there was no sense from Booth that he felt betrayed by her (despite the fact that she changes her plans and does not tell him). Interestingly enough, between seasons two and three, Booth DOES feel sort of uneasy that she won’t work with him. She never leaves town, it seems…she just continually finds excuses not to work with him.
I ALSO contend that after season four, Booth lied to her and said he was fine and that she should go away in order for him to ‘get better’ in her absence. There has been no proof of this, except that Brennan is surprised when she comes back to find he is only coinky-dinkily coming back to work that same day. It seems as if she did not really keep in touch with him during that separation either.
Now…we do know that she went to Maluku for a couple of reasons; one of those was for the genuine study of anthropology, and she was right to do so. She’s a premier anthropologist. She should have gone. Another reason is that she wanted to clear her mind regarding her relationship with Booth. That’s not running away, necessarily, but it is making a separation.
But now…she’s not going anywhere. She also said this herself in the most recent episode. She tells Hannah that Angela encouraged her to move on. Not a literal move to another geographical location, she is quick to clarify, but to a new relationship. (Sidenote: It seems as if Brennan has confided in Angela here…more than we saw, somewhere between her conversation with Hannah and the later drinks with Hannah. What other instance would Angela tell her to ‘move on’ from? I am curious to know what exactly Brennan said to Angela…and I’m curious to know if any of you feel that is a betrayal on her part of ‘what goes on between us is ours’. It seems to be just two friends sharing with one another. But perhaps that’s another post for another day).
So…she’s not going anywhere. But I have to also ask…where else would she go? The Maluku failure sort of shows Brennan that anthropology is not the answer. She’s not quitting it or anything, but does that make sense?
I think she’s showing some real grit and real determination in sticking this out…working with Booth and giving the whole friendship thing with Hannah a shot. I don’t necessarily like the reality of those things, but I still admire Brennan in them.
Now look, this isn’t a Booth bashing post; he’s showing his own grit and determination as well, in my opinion, including being a very good partner toward Brennan DESPITE the fact that (at first, at least) she continued to make somewhat snide comments toward him regarding love. He stands his own ground, and I’m proud of him for that too.
But as far as Brennan goes…she’s sort of in limbo and she’s really hanging in there.
Of course, when I say I’m proud of her, that doesn’t mean I’m happy or smiling. Every once in awhile I think I can handle watching DitP again, but even when I just THINK about her opening her fridge and seeing everything so meticulously prepared…I cry.
That’s love from her, right? Love in her expression of it, at least. Ha, I just can’t do it.
I”m so thankful when other people are able to create things that help me express my emotions for Brennan or that episode or the show in general. One such pal, “EachofusAngels” created a gorgeous Brennan video ” ‘This Woman’s Work” (I’ve posted it here before), and recently, she sent me a link to another video she thought I would enjoy. I do, and I love it, and I want to share it with you. It’s by “Lorbaby83” and I am not sure who that person is. But I think you will like this.
I don’t believe Brennan has missed her ONLY chance. This video…it’s good and uplifting and encourages me, but also gives me that same underlying fear I’ve been feeling this season…what IF Brennan ends up alone? And when I feel that, I think back to what pal Jen (NatesMama1128) said, when she said this to a friend of ours…
“Brennan almost always needs Booth more than he needs her, at least as far as the bottom line is concerned. Booth would live a perfectly happy life with someone else, but Brennan might never find someone who understands her as well and as thoroughly as Booth does. Is that tragic? No, not really. If the story were over [now] and they still weren’t together then yes…it might be tragic. But there is still hope. We know that even if Booth could find happiness and contentment with someone else, he is meant to be with Brennan (because that’s how HH wrote him…them) and Brennan was always meant to be with Booth. Brennan might not believe in fate, but Hart Hanson does…luckily for her. :)”
So the way I see it…Brennan’s really giving this a shot; the good, the bad and the ugly. I love that. And hey, maybe I’m the girl with the grit! Maybe a lot of us are, for sticking with this (or the guy with the guts, if you are a guy who reads BT)…right alongside Brennan (and Booth).
I’m cool with that.
Peace, Love & Bones,