Hey, my friends! Happy Tuesday to you!
I hope you are having a good day. This Top Five Tuesday is a little different than what I’ve done before, but I hope it still makes sense. I’m going to take a look at five different times someone from Booth or Brennan’s family spoke some truth and wisdom. The intended recipient could be Booth or Brennan or you and me. It’s different, but good, I hope.
Let’s get to it!
Ah, Parker! I have to say that for the most part, I don’t always love Parker episodes, though it’s not really his fault. Often times the writers give him dialogue that is SO not age-appropriate as far as insight, etc. And he’s sort of used as a plot device, you know? A very cute and Boothy kind of plot device, sure…but still.
However, there is one moment that always, always works for me, and it’s this conversation.
Parker (to Brennan): Couldn’t you be his girlfriend?
Booth Buddy, you’re gonna have to quit that.
Brennan: That would be inappropriate.
Brennan: Because… we work together.
Parker: That’s a stupid reason.
Well, there you have it, Brennan and Booth! I know neither of you want to be stupid, so why not give it a shot! As Brennan said earlier in the episode when Booth asked her to be his village, “it might actually be fun”.
Ah, the wily old Max Keenan. Does anyone else have just a teensy bit of a hard time trusting him, but yet…you really want to? That’s how I feel. There’s something about him that just has this edge into the B&B relationship that is kind of hard to define. It’s almost like they don’t want him involved, but he doesn’t care. He just says it straight up, doesn’t he? Of course, there is still also the vigilante side of him…which face it, is kind of cool. And I think more than any other character, his presence sort of stirs B&B up, right? Think back to season two, three, five…six…yep…heck yes, Max. But probably my favorite Max moment is in Judas on a Pole, when we’ve sort of just learned that he IS Max. It’s in season two, and he tells Brennan, “Listen to me; If you find someone you can trust…hold on to him.” I love that.
Of course, at that moment, Booth comes flying around like a bat out of hell, and the look on Max’s face is priceless.
Brennan, pal, hang on to Booth. He’s the real deal, baby! And maybe once you do, Max will go normal and buy you a sweater like a regular dad.
Pops: “He’s big and strong, but he’s gonna need someone. Everyone needs someone. Don’t be scared.”
Brennan: “Scared? What? I”m not scared…”
Pops: “It all goes by so fast; you don’t want any regrets.”
Brennan” “I don’t understand.”
Pops: “Yes you do.”
I love this moment, because it’s not threatening toward Brennan, and she is comfortable, for the most part. And of course this…
Pops (pointing to Booth’s heart) : “Now listen, you remember… it’s all in there. Everything you need to know. You just do what it tells you.”
You hear that, Booth, baby? You know the truth. Be a good boy, as you said. But not too good, as your leather jacket and dark eyes say…
This one is a little more obscure, but I think it’s a lesson we can all keep in mind. Specifically, I’d like the BONES writers to take heed of this little pearl of wisdom.
Booth has gone behind the scenes to help Russ stay out of prison as much as possible, and he escorts Russ away after his parole hearing, and says, ”
“Okay…here’s the thing, Russ. You run again…you disappoint that woman and her kids…and break your sister’s heart, I will–”
“Do something terrible.” Russ replies.
Look, I’m not in the “Brennan is the main victim and Booth is to blame” group AT ALL! They both have instances they must account for. Yet, I urge the writers (who are not reading this, but still..) to remember that if you break Brennan’s heart…there will be pain. Not just for her, but for Booth as well. There are ramifications to it.
Jared actually has several little gems that are worth exploring, and one of these days, I’ll get around it. But in this one, I think his line from the season four finale, “You think everything that you feel is true” is just one of the truest statements about Booth that I’ve ever seen/heard. It’s sort of some wisdom to us viewers…something to keep in mind.
It just kills me to wonder if Brennan literally wrote that in her story…in the story she read out loud to Booth. If she was writing/working through her feelings for Booth in that way, I can see how that very statement might be a concern she has. It’s such an important message to keep in mind when we’re considering Booth and his actions. He bases his work, his life on his gut…it does not fail. He trusts his heart to tell him the truth. Even when it’s broken, do you think?
Okay…what say you? What other little moments of wisdom or advice have we, or B&B received from their family members? Thoughts? Let’s discuss!
Peace, Love & Bones