Okay…yeah, that’s a loaded title, isn’t it?!?
But I just keep coming back to it over and over, particularly when I hear (read) everyone’s replies to the MAQ and to the episode.
Like what seems to be happening to me all of the time lately…the more ‘answers’ we get, the more questions I have.
So let’s continue the discussion…
1. We’ve discussed a few times about how it’s very natural for Brennan to confide in Booth, even when it’s regarding him. My opinion is that it’s not necessarily fair to Booth, yet he also has purposefully made himself available in that way in the past. Again, not in some sort of Pygmalion way has he molded her to his whims or anything, but just that the natural expression of her emotions is in the shape of him and the context of his opinions. Perhaps that is what HH is trying to break her from. We’ve also discussed how HH and the writers have made it a point to separate Brennan from any thing or person that might prevent her from going to Booth. Goodbye Dr. Goodman, goodbye Zack, goodbye Angela (for a time)…but does Booth also have to be removed from her life in order to be in it in the long run?
2. Having said that…I think it’s also clear, based on this week’s ep, that Brennan really is THE ONE Booth goes to when he has something on his mind, and he’s dealing with that too. Sure, he’s been confiding in Sweets, but as Smurfs pointed out…it was clearly just adding agitation to Booth’s life. Like we talked about in the scene study last week, Booth asks her, “Who do I go to for that?” And the that could be anything, but in this case, it’s his feelings for Brennan, I believe.
3. They are sort of stuck, aren’t they? The both of them? Is it possible to move on? And what happens when you realize it’s not possible?
For us, that’s a “HELLO MCFLY!” moment and we’re shouting at the screen, “WE’VE BEEN TRYING TO TELL YOU THIS!” and we feel a modicum of satisfaction at being right (much like Brennan and Booth do when they are right). But for B&B…they are very much in this, and they aren’t feeling that satisfaction. All they feel is the truth and terrible about it.
So then what? A new line? Unspoken, but there more than ever? Booth will spend time with Brennan after a case if Hannah’s not available (last week vs. this week)? And what about “the usual”, as Booth called it when he motioned toward the bartender. That’s gotta be deliberate (on the writers’ part…not necessarily Booth’s).
Thoughts? Are they doomed? And while that’s good for us…is it good for them?
Talk to me, my BONES friends!
Peace, Love & Bones,