I have very mixed emotions/reactions to last night’s BONES/FINDER hybrid episode, but one thing I’m fairly certain of is this…at some point, either Brennan or Booth needs to make a move on the other.
At the end of last night’s episode, there was a new dynamic to their series-long tendency to share personal space. They’ve been open toward one another before, but usually we’re seeing them with a table between them, or a table between us and them. When they argue, they move right in, eyes flashing, fingers pointing, etc, etc. But when they are talking, or just ‘being’ together, there always seems to be something else between them or some sort of other notable distraction (like being trapped in an elevator, or a pipe that busts open, or a knock from Zack on the diner window). Not last night. Their bodies were open toward one another, and they were facing each other–not just looking at one another. There was also a very organic connection when Booth placed Brennan’s medal over her head. It was the kind of connected developed from being close to someone for a long time. It felt like it could have been very natural of either one of them to slide off his or her barstool, move closer and kiss the other.
But…which one? I think part of the B&B appeal is that it honestly COULD be either one, and at this point, it’s just a waiting game. But when it’s all said and done, which will be the one to make that move? To lean in that extra inch, to keep the touch just a fraction longer, to let the moment linger just the right amount of time to create forward movement?
She is one more likely to take what she wants, but she’s also incredibly sensitive to Booth’s personality and would possibly defer to him.
He’s the more impulsive one who might be caught up in a moment and just kiss her, but he’s also incredibly sensitive to Brennan’s personality and wouldn’t want to make a mistake.
Interesting! To me, at least, haha!
What also strikes me as new is that there’s more of a possibility there. In the past, we’ve had hundreds of moments that COULD have ended with a kiss or something like that, but now there feels like genuine realistic anticipation. Or is that just me, too?
Thoughts? Who’s it gonna be? Brennan? Booth? Or, in some B&B symbiotic way–they both lean in at the exact moment and it just happens?
Discuss! (no spoilers, please!).
Peace, Love & Bones,