Say what?? But okay, let’s think about it.
You know that feeling you get when something bad, or not necessarily bad, but tiring, is completed, and you might say something like “Well, I’m glad that’s over.”
It could be a wonderful, but mentally challenging college course. It could be moving to a new house (ultimately good, but a huge undertaking). It could be any number of things…and the end result is more catharsis than happiness, so to speak. Now, in my scenario, ‘happy’ is the ‘catharsis’ part of the ratio, and so while viewers might see Booth and Brennan as being in love with one another, what might really be the case is that they are just glad to not be awkward. They are glad that the ‘not being together’ part of their lives is over. But is that the same as in love?
I suppose it’s possible for them to be both in love and happy about it, of course. Do you get a strong ‘love’ vibe from them? Do you get a strong ‘happy’ vibe from them? Is being content the same as happy (like we talked about with this weeks Top Five Tuesday)?
This question sort of assumes that it’s a given that love exists and being ‘in love’ is a possibility. I don’t mean to get into that discussion again (as far as even if love does exist, would Brennan allow herself to be ‘in love’, etc). I guess my question is this. Are Booth and Brennan in love with one another or just thankful that all the ‘stuff’ that would have prevented them from being together (including themselves) is over. If so, are we looking at a season where they sort of fall in love with one another (all over again, or for the first time, depending on how you feel about it), or is it just going to be ‘status-quo’ for the rest of the series?
Peace, Love & Bones,