Happy Monday, and Happy 1st Day of Spring! It’s the time of year for sandals and flirty skirts and tulips and pink lemonade and baseball and yes, I’m an optimist in the spring! The point is, I hope you’re having a great day so far!
This “Sweet Disposition” series won’t be 8 days straight, but I’m guessing I’ll have it completed by the next BONES episode. To kick it off, I want to talk about ‘a moment’.
Sure, there are hundreds, if not thousands, of ‘moments’ in BONES history. Some moments we aren’t even privy to, if that makes sense. I know I’ve sort of come clean about the fact that I used to resent when we would hear about a moment we ‘missed’ (for example, I wanted to SEE Parker and Booth come over and go swimming with Brennan!!! WAH!!!), but with your help, I’m getting better at being thankful for them (at least we know it happened, right??!!!).
The point is, there are a lot of moments to choose from. But as I was looking over all of the pictures I’ve pulled for these blogs to see what jumped out at me, this picture caught my attention, and I kept coming back to it.
Pal Monisse once told me it was one of her main favorite B&B moments ever, because it showcased that they were accepting how much they did and could rely on one another.
And I have to agree. It’s almost as if Brennan is saying, “I never wanted to need to be saved by anyone, but if I had to be, I’m glad it’s you doing the saving.”
That is sort of…um…I’m not sure what the right word is, but I think Brennan might be offended by it? Haha. Too sweet, perhaps. Too romantic or fairy-tale esque? Too much like the climax of a Nicholas Sparks book? Haha, okay, okay…moving on.
I still think, despite the overt romantic notion of it, that the sentiment is true. Brennan did not want to need anyone, and in this instance, she literally needed Booth to save her life. I don’t think she resents him saving her. I believe she is genuinely thankful that he came to her rescue and saved her from being eaten by wild dogs. That scene is so grotesque and intense!!! But on top of that, when her arms are around Booth and they look at one another, and then she hugs him tight, I always feel like it’s more than just thankfulness there. What do you think? Not that thankfulness for her life isn’t ENOUGH of an emotion to be feeling there…I just sense that there is more going on.
But let’s not get too hasty. It’s not all Brennan in this moment. I think if we agree with the statement that Brennan didn’t want to need to be saved, but if she had to, she’s glad Booth is doing the saving, then for Booth, we can create a similar sentiment. He never wanted to need anyone like this, but if he has to, he’s glad it’s her that he needs.
Yes? No? Maybe so?
Booth takes his job very seriously, but this was more than his job…this was taking care of his partner. As baby-ish as he was about his injuries (and LOL at the way he whined about needing more pudding!), he was in genuine pain, and he might not have left the hospital for just anyone. Not that he would have let anyone die, if he could help it, but he might have just called in a team, vs. going himself. He never wanted to partner up with anyone, but now that he has–that he basically had to do it (to be more successful), he’s glad that SHE is his partner?
Sure, they’ll still bicker and argue and not always see eye to eye, but right there…in that moment, I think they are both realizing that it’s more than just…whatever they previously thought it was.
What do you think?
Peace, Love & Bones