Good morning, my friends! I hope you are having a great Friday so far. Where I live, the sunrise was awesome–signaling a great start to the weekend.
I’m getting ready to move to a new apartment, which means that’s where my time is going these days! But enough of that. There’s nothing more annoying than a blogger who blogs about not having time to blog. Ugh. 😀
So, last night, Fox re-aired two season six episodes. You might remember from last Friday that Fox had chosen to show two of my least favorite (ended) episodes, and in contrast, last night’s episodes are two of my favorites– Signs in the Silence and Hole in the Heart.
I kind of like when there are two episodes to consider, because it calls to mind comparing or contrasting the two. With this pair of eps, it made me think–what made the difference for Brennan (and Booth) to really take the next step?
We’ve talked some about that before (If not, then, when? etc), but in the context of what really DID happen, compared to the end of Signs in the Silence, where both Booth and Brennan seem to be weighing one another’s words…I guess what I’m asking is…what made the difference? Was it just VNM’s death?
One of the…I don’t necessarily want to say issues, but ‘hard-to-swallow-ness’ of this season was that Booth seemed to be measuring Brennan. It was tough to see because we’d never really seen it that way, and it was particularly tough for me to see because Brennan, by that point, was very open to more. It had flipped from Booth being very steady for the past several years and Brennan measuring him up and weighing his words and such–and for some reason, when it was flipped, it was hard (for me, at least) to watch. (Sidenote: I think maybe the writers didn’t realize just how hard it would be for viewers to see that?)
But…the point is…as we saw Booth ‘test’ (for lack of a better word) Brennan, she held up (she never got a B, and she never will! 😀 ) , but even so…she was also testing him and measuring him on things too. It reminds me of early in the series when she told him if she couldn’t respect the law, she could at least respect him.
So my question is…what made the difference? What was it that, over the course of their time since their trips, made them willing to take a chance? It was more than just releasing biological urges, more than just easing that sexual curiosity after all these years, more than just happening to be in the same bed at the same time, more than just comfort…but what else? Or was it only those things?
Peace, Love & Bones,