Top ‘O The Tuesday to you! And a verrrry happy First Day of Summer! I’m very excited to announce that for the rest of this summer, Saturdays and Sundays here at Bones Theory will be reserved for “Summer of Bones”, a creative effort led by the lovely Minnaloosh. You’ll hear a lot more about that later this week and of course this weekend!
Sorry for the delay today (as I am well aware it’s “Middle O’ The Tuesday” to ya!), but as promised this past weekend (which, for the record, are examples of posts that would NOT fit the future-fun-vibe of Summer of Bones (which for THAT record, will NOT be shortened to SoB, haha)), it’s time for me to list my favorite moments of season six. As I was coming up with my top five, I was having a hard time narrowing it down. That happens, as you know, and the list was shaping up into a nice Top Ten. And then a Top Fifteen…and then I figured, “Why not pick one favorite moment from each episode (23 total) and round it out with two absoLUTE faves?” And when I talk to myself like that, it’s oh, so easy to answer in the affirmative 😀 So here we have it! From a flea to a kiss, here are the moments I’ll happily remember from season six.
1. The Mastodon in the Room
I loooooooved Brennan’s reaction to Booth saying he would take like a flea and chase their suspect. I loved him saying it, and I loved her noticing, and all of that goodness!
2. The Couple in the Cave
Clark’s ‘dam breaking’ for lack of a better word is so funny to me. I just adored it. I also loved how incredibly cool every other character played it. As if to say “Been there, done that, dude. Get the season one dvds”. He’s totally on point of course, which makes it so great.
3. The Maggots in the Meathead
“Eureka–a gathering of guidos!” was on my original ‘narrow it down to all time top five’ list of favorite moments. I just adored that moment. It was so Brennan. This season, the writers did push her over the line at times, as far as her lack of common sense about common things, but I felt Maggots in the Meathead allowed her to be sort of clueless in a lovely way. Not every one agrees with me, but that doesn’t matter. Brennan does, and if you don’t believe it, she’ll throw the crab at you.
4. The Body and the Bounty
I like this episode, especially the chase scene in the hospital. But my favorite part is when Booth and Brennan bicker (heck yes bicker!) about perfect murders.
5. The Bones That Weren’t
Brennan pinpoints a truth when she tells Booth that if he is not the source of Hannah’s dissatisfaction (or lack of being ‘jazzed’, haha! Brennan!), then he also cannot be what fixes it. Sweets agrees pretty much, and he also agrees within a few seconds when Brennan also tells Booth that if he doesn’t put the lid down when he flushes, he might as well brush his teeth with excrement.
Fun fact: With the exception of tWitch and the case (and I think this is where Sweets does the Shakesperean interrogation?), the rest of this episode pretty much was excrement. Ha! Okay, okay…moving on!
6. The Shallow in the Deep
When I typed out the list of episodes in a row, I had to blink. This episode really is number six? It seems so much more…recent! Perhaps it’s because it’s one I don’t mind watching again? Perhaps it left a favorably memorable impression? Not sure. I like this episode very much. I like that Brennan knows all of Booth’s bones so well (insert your own joke here), and I like the case and the pink fuzzy stuff.
The ending of this episode is just divine. But my favorite moment is when Booth and Brennan so easily offer Sweets up on the Cougar Cruise. Hahahahaha!
7. The Babe in the Bar
My favorite moment in this episode comes near the beginning, when Mr. Vincent Nigel-Murray offers Cam the information that there are many great colleges in England. Cam’s response? If he mentions that to Michelle, she will choke him on his own trivia. Haha!
VNM’s response is to suggest that Georgetown is also lovely. And when Brennan chimes in with “it’s closer”, I laugh every time.
8. The Twisted Bones on the Melted Truck
Between Daisy wanting Sweets to help her cheat, the awkward diner lunch with Brennan, Parker, Booth and Hannah, the “it’s always been sort of bad, but never quite as bad as this” way that the writers had Parker talk like no kid I’ve ever really heard talk, and a few other things, this is probably my least fave ep of the season. So a fave moment?
I guess I’d have to say the scene in the diner when Sweets cracks open the case by identifying some shady trading card dealing. He is SO proud of himself and just wants their praise (“Job well done, right?”), but of course they just shrug and don’t give it to him. Good times.
9. The Doctor in the Photo
I need to watch this episode again. I know this. I’ve only ever seen it the one time, because I know I just knocks me out. I can remember so much of it in clear detail, but I also know I really do need to watch it again. Or 100 more times, as is usually the case 🙂
I love when Booth tells her he followed her to a bad part of town and saved her…the usual! I looooooooooooved that.
And I love how Brennan asks him if he still believes her, even if she can’t prove her theory.
And yes, this all counts as one moment 🙂
10. The Body in the Bag
On one hand, I think it’s weird-creepy that Hodgins buys Angela an apartment that housed their most recent victim, but when I think about it more, it’s just…right.
11. The Bullet in the Brain
Love, love, love, love, love to infinity (which stretches both ways!) the moment when Booth is barking at the crowd to get them to back up and Brennan runs…RUNS to see him, pushes through the crowd and says, “Booth, I want you and your baby.”
Okay, okay…she doesn’t say this. She says, “Booth, I’m so glad you’re okay,” But what she’s really saying is
As You Wish. I Love You. I don’t want you dead.
And oh yeah,
12. The Sin in the Sisterhood
Hmmm…another episode whose order in the season shocked me. It felt so much later in the season, but I guess it wasn’t! It makes sense, I suppose.
I like the way Booth and Brennan watch Cam and Paul. Very nice.
OH! And when Wendell watches Brennan sort of thrust against the lab table and he says “We’re looking for a horny farmer–yes we are.” HA!
13. The Daredevil in the Mold
So much of this episode is discussion-worthy, and I wouldn’t be surprised if some of the scenes end up as scene studies. But for today, one tiny moment that ALWAYS sticks out to me and makes me smile is this…
Just their…togetherness, even in their struggle. I love it.
14. The Bikini in the Soup
When it comes to a man and his gun, a woman is the natural cure.
15. The Killer in the Crosshairs
Um, Booth takes his day off and invites himself to a run with Brennan AND invites himself to a lecture. I love it.
16. The Blackout in the Blizzard
The lighting in this episode is ridiculously amazing. This episode is like artwork. I love it! In other news, I think that one pitfall of a site like Bones Theory is that we talk SO MUCH (um, and this post is already over 1400 words) about moments and weigh them that the moments sort of become cliche, and that’s a shame. Does that make sense? And believe me, I’m the queen of that…so it’s not a dis on anyone else. It’s just me saying that there is something incredibly warm and special about that last BB scene in Booth’s apartment, and it’s because it’s special on its own. I especially love when Booth openly allows himself to watch Brennan as she talks, and when she asks what he’s thinking, he tells her he likes watching her do the math.
17. The Feet on the Beach
This episode is one I need to re-watch to see if I like it as much as I think I do. I really loved Dr. Doug Filmore. I loved him. And there were other things I liked about it too, but there are a few moments that make me narrow my eyes in suspicion. Hmmm…enough about that. A moment I love is at the beginning, in the way Brennan introduces Booth.
18. The Truth in the Myth
This is an ep I should probably watch again to determine if I hate it as much as I feel like I do. But there is one moment I love, and that is when Booth sort of makes a move by talking about their relationship, and Brennan just sort of laughs at him (but in a nice way), and he puts her in a cab. Hopefully for the last time ever without him in it 🙂
19. The Finder
In my opinion, this episode does not count as an episode of Bones. But what DOES count is the moment Brennan receives her science fair medal, along with the newspaper clipping. One of the best moments of the season. One of the best moments of the series.
20. The Pinocchio in the Planter
As much as we can sort of grouse about the Toyota placements in the episodes, this one where Brennan’s car parks itself, and she explains it, followed by Booth asking if it also solves murders and Brennan saying “of course not” and he says “Good, I like my job” is genuinely funny. It’s one of my fave moments of this season.
21. The Signs in the Silence
I did the scene study already, and one thing that struck me as I was pulling pictures is that it was visually one of the most beautiful scenes ever filmed of Bones. There is just something incredibly lovely about it. And not just because ED and DB are there, you know?
22. The Hole in the Heart
Okay yes, there is SO much in this episode that could be my favorite moment, but I just love the scene in the FBI room when Booth tells Brennan she’s staying at his apartment and she bristles, but then agrees, causing him to just be able to relax a tiny bit. That was the art of compromise B&B style.
But one thing I’ve always wanted to know (since way back in season four) is this…what in the heck is that human head thing on Booth’s desk? Why does he have that??? And where did those elementary classroom sweet maps come from? Oh, art department!
23. The Change in the Game
Probably my favorite moment of this episode is when Brennan says, “Nice to meet ya, The Raven”, haha! But I also love how Max totally pinpoints Booth and Brennan. Good times.
I love how he goads Booth and Brennan into presenting an undercover image of being more affectionate with one another.
So with that 23-way tie for the Bronze medal of favorite moments, which two moments took home the silver and the gold?
24. From Bullet in the Brain, “This Land Belongs To…”
Forget Daisy’s “Days of the Week” undies…that’s what I’d have crosstitched into my skimpies!
25. And my top all-time favorite moment of this season is….
When in Blackout in the Blizzard, Brennan tells Booth that she always assumed they’d be very compatible at making love…
And Booth gets this lovely glazed “ThaiFoodSymbiosisHotBloodedWe’reNotJustPartnersMistletoeBoomClackaMowMowEvolutionBigScreenTVMac&Cheese” look on his face and says…
It’s just so classic Booth in his vulnerable, good-boy classic way. He’s not a prude, but he’s also a gentleman, and he wants her bad! And it’s just the most amazingly sweet and hot Booth moment ever!
Until the next amazingly sweet and hot Booth moment ever, of course! 🙂
Enough from me! What are your favorite moments? Feel free to make a list if you’d like!
Peace, Love & Bones
PS…Today I read an interesting article about TV shows that ‘write checks they can’t cash’ aka…make promises that are hard to keep. It’s from the lovely and talented Allie, and her terrific blog, “Epic Flail“. Some of you might already read her posts, but if you haven’t, it’s worth checking out!