Hey, good morning!
First of all, if you haven’t already, be sure to check out the latest edition of the BonesGraphicNovel. This month’s offering, “King of the Grill” will make you laugh a lot. Here’s the link.
Okay, as far as this IDKWTM, I suppose I ‘do’ know exactly what it means. Max is temporarily in a wheelchair after falling out of bed with a 36 year old woman named Rosamund. Pretty straightforward, right?
But what surprises me is that this makes twice this season (the other time was in Bullet in the Brain, I believe) where Max has alluded to being a frisky player in the sack and Brennan barely even blinks. I just find that really fascinating. I don’t know if she’s just not even listening to what he’s saying or if she honestly doesn’t mind. I always imagined that this sort of thing might happen, but then I imagined Brennan would feel at least a little conflict over it. On the one hand, she understands that he’s a man and it’s rational that he would want sex, etc…but on the other hand, she wonders if he feels loyalty to her mother, etc, etc. Right? And then she’d confide in Booth who would be torn, as he’s also a man but he also wants her to believe in the staying power of love.
This isn’t one of those instances where I’m annoyed when things don’t work out the way I had in mind…it’s more that I’m just curious. I’m curious to know what you think about it. Have we talked about this before? I don’t think we have. I know I’ve talked about it with people before, but I can’t remember if it was here at BT or not.
But what do you think? Is it even a blip on Brennan’s radar that Max would have women in his life? Or has she really (as Russ said all those years ago), made her own family and Max is sort of on the fringe of that, able to do as he pleases without much affect on her? (I guess there is also always the possibility that Max is lying! )
Does it make a difference in hindsight that in BitB, Brennan was single, and in tCitG, she was…well, not as single, both literally (Brennan has a bun in the oven! Ack!) and metaphorically, as she is at the very least excited to be Booth’s pretend girlfriend. That it evolves into fiancée quickly is perhaps another talk for another day. But can’t you just see THAT convo?
“I think I should be your fiancée.”
“It just makes sense,” she snapped her gum outside the bowling alley. “Rationally.”
“Right,” he mused to himself, holding the door open as she walked in front of him. “Makes perfect sense.”
Okay, I’m getting away from the topic at hand. So let’s discuss Max and the ladies in his life, including Brennan, and her reaction or non-reaction. Thoughts?
Peace, Love & Bones,