Okay, so that is sort of a ridiculously long title, but I think it’s a good question and a great way to kick off our weekend!
We’ve discussed before the idea that B&B help absorb one another’s pain, and we’ve talked about the value of their partnership. We’ve seen this season that they’ve both sacrificed for one another, despite heartache (their hearts. And OUR hearts!).
And I think (correct me if I’m wrong) that we mostly all agree that they take one another very seriously. They are mostly pretty deliberate around one another.
Booth, for his part, can be kind of “I just know” about things with Brennan, and Brennan, for her part…she’s also kind of “no, you don’t…not really” with him. 🙂
I don’t see that as them being rude to one another, as much as I just see them taking the protection of the other one (even from themselves) very, very seriously, and I just wonder at what point they’d be able to let go of that intensity.
We’ve seen them relax at times, and I wonder if that could ever be the norm.
What say you? Will Brennan and Booth ever be able to truly relax around one another enough to just…chill? Or will they always be sort of edgy around one another? Will there always be such high stakes? I don’t want to say it’s that they take themselves too seriously in an obnoxious way…but will they never NOT take everything so seriously? Are they capable of that? Or have they programmed themselves too much to ever truly be able to let down their guards? Not that either of them would always be guarded against the idea of the other one cheating on them or anything. More…Booth and Brennan would always be hard on themselves to always be good at the relationship.
I’m really interested for your thoughts, as honestly, I don’t know how I feel about this one. Let me clarify again really quickly: I mean, once they are fully committed to one another in a romantic, “I love you” kind of way, partners both in work and in bed…at THAT point, will they still be really intense, or will they actually be able to…just be? Will Booth be able to cut himself enough slack to just relax and be happy with Brennan? Will she be able to do the same with him?
So, talk to me. Let me know what you think. And as Paul McCartney sings, “Say it for goodness sake; it’s gonna be a great day!”
Peace, Love & Bones,