You know, I don’t always get into other website competitions of characters, like who is the best couple or anything like that, but there is one out there by E! about who is the MOST Alpha Male on TV…and frankly, I feel I must promote our man David Boreanaz as Seeley Booth.
As pal jenlovesbones said on Twitter the other night, “This contest makes no sense to me. No one knew what an “alpha male” was until David Boreanaz graced #Bones.” And I had to laugh and agree. So, if you are so inclined, here is the link. Go vote!
Meanwhile, here are five times that prove that even though it IS true that Brennan is ALSO alpha, and it’s true that Booth is (as Brennan said), the “quiet man, the invisible man, the man who is always there for friends and family” he is ALSO the #BoothChickaWowWow man we can’t get enough of!
(Special thanks to pal Tory for helping me choose!)
In this scene from Woman in the Garden, Booth goes after a much-feared gang member, literally shoves a gun into the guy’s face and tells him not to mess with Brennan. Not as an FBI thing…just as a partner thing. As an alpha male thing. As a “Still does it for us in every way” thing. And of course as the “It kills me that Brennan will never know about it” thing.
2. Oh, and this one too !
In Season Two, Aliens in a Spaceship, Booth has no room for games. He also has no room for snarky writers who seem to be getting pleasure from the elusiveness of the GraveDigger, particularly because Brennan is missing. So, Vega can help, or he can die. Those are his two choices.
3. “That Guy”
The thing about Booth is that as much as he has evolved, he also does have “That Guy” qualities. It is what puts Brennan slightly on edge (as well as Sweets). But the reason Booth needs to be That Guy is so we can see that for as confident as he is, he’s also complex. He likes status, but not empty status. He likes being the best, but not at the expense of others. He’s not afraid to be standing there, starko in his socks and St. Christopher (or in his bathtub, or in the lab, or…), but he doesn’t go around showing off.
4. Here’s what I want you to do…
It’s rare that a moment I see in a preview after one episode will STILL surprise me when it actually airs the next week. But this moment from Passenger in the Oven always does. Always. It did in the preview. It does today, and it did when it actually happened in the episode. The episode is cute enough, and Booth certainly looks his part, but for the most part, he’s sort of fetching things for Brennan. But when he comes around the corner, sees her in the glasses and just blinks and then smiles…and THEN makes a move? Well, that… ***wipes brow*** …That is what Boothy-dreams are made of.
5. All the needed proof
I know I’ve said before that I just don’t like Proof in the Pudding because it’s TOO perfect. It really is. But that doesn’t change the fact that perfect Booth isn’t also perfect. From the way he shoots down Hacker to the way he shoots his way into the Jeffersonian to the way he shoots the perfect shot… well, he shoots, he scores. Booth, Booth, he’s our man. If he can’t do it, no one can!
6. (please, like I could stop at five)
In season six, people have been mourning the loss of AMB, and while it certainly is a little different, I still think his current characterization matches up. When it comes to himself, he’s vulnerable. When it comes to Brennan or protecting her. Watch it!
I also love how Brennan, who absolutely could knock that guy to the next zip code, just chooses not to. I don’t see that as weak; I see it as just letting Booth be Booth. And she warns the guy, takes Booth’s coat like they’ve practiced it or something, and then they go along their business. Done and Done.
Okay, enough from me. What do you think? What other moments prove that Booth is THE Alpha Male? When he’s in uniform (hockey too!)? Whenever he’s got a gun? When he’s leading an FBI meeting? In the interrogation room? Let’s discuss!
Peace, Love and Bones