Good morning, my fellow BONES Theorists!
I have to admit, my original MAQ was “Booth, will you marry me”, but seeing as how none of you could answer that, I decided to go with a different question.
There are honestly 1,000 things we could discuss, and I want to. I am sure we will over the next month, etc. But I have to say, I adored the end scene of this episode. Not that I was smiling…heck, I was barely even breathing, but YES FINALLY, some honesty and emotion.
We talked this week about how if B&B resolved this entire Hannah arc with soft smiles over a plate of pie that I would weep, and I’m so happy that it didn’t turn out that way.
Booth loudly and vehemently declaring that he is going to be (once and for all) JUST partners with Brennan was so beautiful to me. I saw that as him sort of standing up for himself and saying “okay, if you don’t want to love me…fine. But I’m mad, and I was worth the risk…just so you know.” For someone like Booth…to admit that he’s mad (and therefore that he is/was worth it) is incredible.
Now…I think we know that the way things are now are not how they will end (That’s why this isn’t the end!). Though Booth sort of laid out the ultimatum, the ball is now in Brennan’s court (anyone’s brain hurting trying to figure out how many times that ball has moved from her court to Booth’s?). She will prove to him that she loves/loved/will love him, and that he loves/loved/will love her.
But for now, I am pleased that he sort of drew ‘a line’ so to speak. I believe he loved Hannah. I also believe that he just wants…love, a family.
I don’t mean to censor anyone, but please do not say that Booth gave up his right to the ‘more than one kind of family’ that he had in the squints when he brought Hannah home. I’m not saying Booth has been perfect or anything; I’m just saying that as great as that ‘misfit ragtag’ family is, there is no shame (in my mind) that he just wants a wife. He wants that. He wants someone to want him, to want to share his life…to want what he has to offer.
So yeah, Booth…will you marry me?
Okay, okay…back to the real question…
If they are ‘just partners’ now, then does that confirm they were never ‘just partners’? And…if they continue to do everything the exact same (in theory), per his rules (solve cases, work together, argue, go back and forth, be good at catching bad guys, sharing a drink, celebrating, chitchat), will his ‘line’ survive? Can he do the same thing over and over and expect different results?
What was he ‘stopping’? What was he putting an end to? And how does Brennan completely understand? AND….how will everyone else react? It’s been a hot topic that the J-team seems to have accepted Hannah with no problem, but now how will they react to this? And how will they treat Brennan regarding Booth? Like it’s her turn to make a move?
Peace, Love & Bones,
PS…here’s the link to my GMMR review, if you are so inclined. But be warned, I kind of just ask a bunch more questions! 🙂