Soooooo, since I had already done a scene study this week, I thought I’d do a short mini-one for today. I pondered BONES eps, trying to find a moment that was shorter than most (for those keeping score at home, scene studies require about an hour per minute of episode), and I settled on this ‘librarian’ scene from Passenger in the Oven. It’s only about a minute and a half, so I figured I’d be good. Pull a few pics, gush a little and presto– a scene study.
I pulled over 50 pics.
It’s the power of Boreanaz. It’s the allure of Deschanel. They cannot be denied.
The scene begins as Brennan (who has borrowed (via Booth) a pair of glasses with intense magnification beyond her normal prescription (if she had one) ) is trying to identify elements of the skeleton. Booth comes in the small plane area to ask her a question, and…
“Bones,” he begins…
He’s…having a religious experience right there. Right there. I mean, seriously…
And then, where Booth would normally just blink and move on…he doesn’t. He doesn’t compartmentalize or pretend it’s nothing (not yet). He says, “Right. What I want you to do is take off your glasses…”
“Shake out your hair and say…,” he tells her, and her eyes…Hahahahahaha! They are just all over him, and so amazing. Love it.
“Mr. Booth…do you know what the penalty is for an overdue book?”
Amen and Amen. (Bonus points for anyone who automatically thought “Thanks, Steve”).
But can’t you just hear the sound of his voice when he’s moving closer to her like that? It gets lower and softer as he gets nearer? It’s just wrong how fantabulisticulous it is.
Of course it’s possible that Brennan can’t actually even really see him. FOR SHAME! But possible!
“Why?” she asks. Why Brennan? DIDN’T YOU HEAR HIS VOICE?!?!
Booth is all awkward, and I know I’m not the only one who would volunteer to put a little “reserved” stamp on him! “Nevermind,” he says. Sigh.
But it’s back to the case as Booth holds on to the wall as if he’s pretending that the plane is shaky or something. Or maybe it’s because you just practically seduced your partner, there Booth. Hmm? Ever think of that?
Ha! That is my favorite picture of all of these, I’m pretty sure. After Booth asks her what else she needs to figure out the impression on the victim’s skull, he goes on a search, and she gets back to work.
But of course, Booth’s words are still in her mind, and is too curious not to do anything about it. And Brennan gives it a try and considers it, and gives a classic ” I don’t know what that means” face.
Or does she?
What do you think? Could she have really missed his tone and…heck, his FACE?!? Either way, I love this minute and a half in BONES history.
Hahaha…there are a lot of times on Thursdays where I might grit my teeth at the FOX promo department. The promos can really be misleading and/or, once I’ve seen something, it loses a little specialness when the next Thursday’s ep comes around, right? Not for this scene. Not ever. I knew it was sort of coming, and it STILL was just…guh. Booth. Brennan.
It still is.
Hope you’re having a good day!
Peace, Love & Bones,