Hello and Happy Bones-less BONES day to you all! I hope you are having a good day! It’s time for another Scene Study, and I have to say that this scene is one that wasn’t one of my favorites when it first aired, but it grew on me, and now I can’t watch it without grinning from ear to ear like a crazy person. So without further ado, I introduce YOUR JUDGES!
Oh wait, it’s not So You Think You Can Dance.
It’s Scene Study Time.
(Cue Bones Theme Music… doo doo doo…doo doo doo…BOOOWWW Boom Boom Booowww). Haha.
Okay, this scene starts out with a lovely night shot of DC. Well done, stock videographers!
And then we flip to the Jeffersonian. I don’t always get a chance to read all of the comments every single day, but one that made me laugh recently was when there was a debate about whether or not the lab platform is even used that much for cases any longer. J
As we can see here, it’s used for gaming. And where did that cozy little table and chair set come from? Who knows? These are questions I ask myself…like, is that in the script? Were they rehearsing and someone said, “We need a chair?” Obsessed much? Not too much…much too much!
Also fun fact: Brennan is the one who scans them in. Can anyone pinpoint the last time Booth used his card to scan in? Of course, she is queen of the lab, so it makes sense. Booth is also explaining that their ‘killer’s’ motives made sense. He tells her, “It’s not as crazy as you think. I’m a father, so I sort of understand.”
“I can’t imagine you killing someone for stealing credit from Parker for anything,” Brennan argues (but in a smiling voice).
“Well, not kill someone,” Booth concedes. “But…threaten them.”
He never breaks eye contact as he walks toward her. Screen caps do not fully capture the confidence he has there as he…what’s the right word? Struts? Pal Smurfs would call it The Swagger. And yes, with a capital S, baby! But it’s just so delicious, like he’s telling her that it’s soooo not frivolous, and even if it is frivolous that he kinda likes frivolous and plans to show her, right? And can’t you just imagine the conversation they had on the way to the lab, talking about playing the game?
I love that he doesn’t say a word.
Brennan is very pretty and very much trying not to succumb to his charms.
“Okay, go ahead,” Booth tells her. “You go first.”
“Why?” Brennan wants to know.
“Why?” Booth answers. “Because…once I start, I ain’t gonna stop.”
*Small commercial break for a homework assignment*. I once tried to get people to dub together Booth saying “I love you” (From Harbingers) with “Sarah” which he says in Plain in the Prodigy, but no one ever did. But now, what I want is someone to create a GIF for me of Booth doing that little pelvic thrust from Proof in the Pudding that I can insert every time it’s appropriate to say BoothChickaWowWow!
Once he starts…he ain’t gonna stop.
Once he STARTS…HE AIN’T GONNA STOP!
It’s one of those moments that makes me scratch my head and think ‘how *exactly* did it take them another entire year and the death of a squintern to rip each other’s clothes off?’
Brennan sort of laughs, and Booth sits at the convenient table.
“Weeeee’re discussing the murder again?” Brennan wants to clarify.
“Someone breaks your kid’s heart, you know…your own heart rises up. Gets fierce,” Booth tells her. “Just a natural response.” And just God Bless David Boreanaz who always…always finds a way to make cheesy dialogue completely non cheesy. It just works.
Booth sort of looks away…
You just know she wants to peel that vest from his shoulders, right? Or would she start with his tie, like she was doing so often those days, much to Booth’s tortured adoration
“What’s the flaw in my reasoning?” he wants to know.
“So the dad loved him twice as much.” Booth argues.
“I’ve realized recently that you use a different number system than I do,” she answers. And I love this, because I think it means she’s thinking about Booth. She’s always been curious about him, but this seems new, like she’s really trying to see things from his point of view and determining HOW he sees things and why, and all of that. And then she nerds on him, because she thinks he’s cute. “Like the Babylonians, which was Base-60”
“I don’t understand your system, but I can see that it works,” she tells him
Booth considers her words…
“Look me in the eyes and tell me you don’t feel a thing…”
And she’s sort of hitting the buttons again, and Booth calls her and whistles at her.
“Knock ‘em dead…”
By the way, did you know that once he starts, he ain’t gonna stop? Just putting that out there…
But seriously, I’d put that last look right up there with him watching her sing in Wannabe in the Weeds. You?
“I will,” she challenges.
“I will knock you dead,”
Oh, Brennan with the trashtalk! Soooo awesome!!!! I need more of this!
Booth sort of just gives this grunt of agreement/”yeah right, Bones” and Brennan gets all cocky and puts the quarter in. “Ah ha!” she exclaims.
“I will prove you wrong!” she taunts, and Booth gets up to walk over to her.
“Big words,” he tells her, but she’s not really listening.
“Level one, baby,” she says with THE MOST amazingly adorable lip smack! Listen to it if you can immediately!
Booth says, “My turn,”
And Brennan says, “What do you mean?”
“I didn’t lose,” Brennan insists.
“Well, you put the quarter in,” Booth argues. “Game’s over.”
“No, it’s not, I–” Brennan sputters a bit.
“Maybe it’s your energy,” Booth tells her.
“it’s the machine broke,” Brennan counters.
“Maybe it’s your math,” Booth tells her, and Brennan sort of laughs.
“It’s not my math.”
The way she says that always makes me think that DB adlibbed that line and ED is genuinely laughing. But I could be wrong. Either way, I adore it.
This is one of those scenes that I feel like could work just as well after B&B are ‘together’. It’s that funny word again, because after all, the writers and actors and we all say they ARE together, and yet they spend a lot of time keeping them apart for fear that once they DO get together…etc, etc, etc, right?
But as I said, I can still totally imagine an episode right now ending just like this—with both of them a little tired, a lot sexy and a nice healthy dose of competition and flirting. Right?
I like the reasoning in that math!
Peace, Love & Bones,