Hello, everyone! Quick note, we will be having a Morning After Q today too, but I also wanted to keep the series going. Tomorrow, I’ll finish up with Sweets and then do a scene study on Sunday, and then we’ll be back to normal. Or at least, as normal as things get around here. 🙂
So let’s talk Cam. Of all of the characters in our series, I think at first, she seems to be someone who kept B&B apart. In season two, there are a few moments where it seems like SOMETHING EVEN MORE AMAZING could have happened between them, if it hadn’t been for Cam. Vegas, ‘More than one kind of family’, ‘I knew you wouldn’t give up’, ‘Thai food’, etc, right?
But let me ask you this…how well do you think Cam really does know Booth? I think she knows him pretty well, and the rest of the series suggests that when it comes to Booth, Cam has some expertise.
I’m not saying sleeping with Seeley Booth is a chore or anything (not that I have direct knowledge!), but there is a part of me that believes that Cam honestly liked the friends with benefits relationship she had with him and that she completely knew the stakes between B&B and was HELPING Booth remain true to Brennan by making sure he didn’t fall in love with anyone else. Not that she ever said, “Hey, if you’re ever feeling the urge to be with Dr. Brennan but know you can’t, you can always knock on my door”, but I think she recognized signs in him. Breaking up with Rebecca once and for all, she knew from experience, would put him in a particular mood, and so she intervened.
Haha, that is sort of convoluted, and like I said, only a part of me feels that way. What do you think? Am I giving Cam too much credit?
Of course, all of this happened in season two, before we learned (in the 100th episode), that Cam is the one who suggested Booth contact Brennan and ‘partner up’ in the first place. Cam, I’d like to shake your hand, please! So in that way, she is most certainly to ‘blame’ for getting this whole ball a’rollin!
And, for me at least, this conversation between Cam and Booth in Harbingers in a Fountain…well, it gave me hope, and it’s what puts Cam firmly on this list of people to ‘blame’ for making me believe in B&B.
I love how eager Cam was, how she just blurted out, “You’re in love with Dr. Brennan” as if she just couldn’t keep it inside one more second. I love that Booth didn’t exactly deny it, and I love that she gave him that encouraging smile. It was so friendshippy, and Booth desperately needs friends, you know?
I love a lot of it, as you can see, haha. But the truth is that, as I’ve said before, after season four, I was sort of ‘meh’ about BONES, and the season five premiere just sucked me right back into it all, and this was one of the main reasons why.
Of course, it also makes me feel like there has been such a GLARING lack of Cam and Booth moments this season regarding this issue. I am still guessing it’s deliberate, and I liked the Cam and Booth scene about HER love life, but I’m just surprised that the only mention we’ve seen from Cam on the entire B&B issue this season was when she told Brennan she’d just assumed the partners would come back from their trips as a real couple.
How in the heck???!!!!!!
I don’t know what to make of that; what do you think? B&B were never more ‘distant’ from one another than at the end of season five, so Cam’s remark always catches me off guard. It makes me wonder what Booth said about Brennan when he was gone. And we all know Brennan never said anything to anyone while she was gone.
Okay, once again, I’m getting off topic.
But let me know what you think. What role has Cam had in the B&B relationship?
Peace, Love & Bones,