Hello, and happy Bones-less BONES Day! Congratulations to the one and only Emily Deschanel (and her one and only husband David Hornsby) on the birth of a new baby boy, Henry Hornsby! Very sweet! Just want to say that Auntie Seels is available for babysitting any time! Just tossing that out there.
And in honor of that, I thought we could take a look back to a sweet little scene between B&B where they discuss baby gift purchasing and just how babies are made.
The scene starts with a lovely shot of the diner and I must say, it’s a pretty city. People from DC, represent if your city looks like that!
“How about an encyclopedia,” Brennan offers as a starting-off point in the baby-gift giving negotiations. “Or a microscope.”
“Come on, Bones,” Booth disagrees. “Angela and Hodgins are having a baby, not a graduate student. Iiiiiiiii’ve got it,” he brags. “A stuffed animal. That’s it.”
“How will that benefit the child?” Brennan wants to know. Oh, Brennan. And when I say that, I really mean, “Oh, Brennan-character-writers”. Really, she doesn’t understand the relationship between a child and a stuffed animal?
“In one of my foster families, I had a stuffed dog,” Brennan offers.
“Oh, well…we’ll forget about the whole stuffed animal thing. Oh, I got it. We’ll get em one of those mobiles for the crib.”
Time-out, and yes, it’s not new, since this episode is months old, but heck yes, BB buying baby gifts together. 😀 This is one thing that annoys me about myself. Yes, I am frustrated at the way Brennan’s character was written in a lot of episodes in season six, and yet, when something like B&B buying a baby gift together pops up, I want to squee it to the heavens– I just can’t help it.
“Ah, see,” Booth tells her
“That wasn’t so hard, was it? Piece of cake!”
“Soon I’m going to be the only one without a child,” she answers him.
“Oh ho ho, please,” Booth contradicts in that way he does sometimes. “Bones, I’ll tell you what. When you get a good look at that pudgy little baby face, your hormones are going to go WACKO, alright?”
“And before you know it, Bang! Mama Bones!”
“That’s not how it happens, Booth,” she advises, and as Caroline Julian walks in the diner to retrieve them, Booth says, “I think that’s how it works.”
Haha! So perhaps while I was slightly annoyed when Brennan had to tell Booth in the season finale that he was the father of her unborn baby, the reality is that Brennan just wanted to confirm with him that said baby was caused because of the quite satisfying lovemaking they’d shared 😀
But seriously, one interesting thing in this scene is that when Brennan suggests that she will be the only one to not have a child, Booth sort of jumps to the conclusion that she doesn’t want one, and his answer is that once she sees the little Hodgelet (Serious props to whomever came up with that!), her hormones will go crazy and then…well, all that banging. Hey, Booth’s words, not mine.
What do you think? Did Brennan ever stop wanting a baby? B&B were together before MSVH was born, so it’s not like it played out the way Booth said.
Can I just cheat for a moment and include a couple of pics from another episode? I was watching the end of Change in the Game the other night, and it wasn’t the end scene that gave me hope…it was a scene before that.
Hodgins has just brought out little Mikey and the team is admiring him. Brennan is included in that…
She looks at Booth to see what his reaction is, and her looking at him was very…natural. Back when the series started, she would look at him to study him and gauge his reaction. If she thought something was funny, she would look at him to see if he laughed, etc, etc. You know the way you can be so in tune with a person that you just know when they even walk into the room? Even if you tell yourself “Do NOT look over there”, you still just can’t quite not look? It’s that underlying connection between two people, and B&B have that, and in that moment, Brennan (I think) wasn’t even thinking “I wonder how Booth feels about this”; it was more that because he was in the room, she naturally just turned toward him for his reaction.
And he was already looking at her …
You know…in that way he would always just be looking at her? To gauge her reaction and wonder what she was thinking, and the ‘even though we’re in a room of a lot of people, even ones we like a lot, this is still a moment between you and me’ kind of way? THAT is what made me think, “Okay…okay. Everything is going to be just fine.” Of course, I think Booth is thinking that things are really good and steady between them, and that they can maybe one day talk about having a baby or something like that (or who knows–maybe they had already agreed to do that. Maybe on the HitH night, they were conscious of Booth’s mission against Broadsky the next day). But either way, the season sort of ended with a “Bang! Papa Booth!” moment that was, as we know, very sweet!
What are your thoughts? Did Booth think Brennan wasn’t interested in a baby? Was it his usual brand of encouragement (eventually, someday, etc), or did he have himself in mind? If it didn’t happen the way Booth ‘foretold’ (Brennan sees the new baby and then wants one), does that still make this scene foreshadowing? Thoughts?
Peace, Love & Bones,
PS…I could NOT figure out which ep this scene was from, and so special thanks to Bailey_04, sejlb, _Lancifer, wellsbones, some1tookmename, turtlehab, GihConforte, BexCalpin, teacherkim00, rynogeny and robinchase for tweeting me the name of the ep, and special thanks to soEPIK for telling me that it’s not “Boom! Mama Bones!”, it’s “Bang! Mama Bones!” 😀