Move over, London Bridge– it’s Great American Beer Week! Haha, so in honor of that, I was thinking I would choose five times B&B share a beer together. But what I found was kind of interesting…there aren’t too many times where they both have a beer. I might just be missing the obvious moments, but when I thought back to my favorite ‘drinking’ moments, a lot of them weren’t necessarily beer. But I suppose the idea is the same.
One of my favorite things about B&B (and I know I’ve mentioned it before) is that Booth will usually have a beer and Brennan will have a glass of wine. There is just something about that that feels right…Booth is a beer guy; Brennan likes wine. And it works for them. Sometimes, sure, they’ll both pour back a shot or something like that. Sometimes it’s sweet and sometimes it’s fiery, right?
So without further ado, here are a few times B&B shared a drink… Let’s do this thing!
1. “I’m not going to have a headache in the morning, am I?” from Intern in the Incinerator (Season Three)
I love this episode ender, and this one is particularly special (not just because of Booth’s face), but because it’s slightly innocent–especially after a case involving internal murder and betrayal from within the Jeffersonian. Lovely.
2. “Magicky” from The Finder (Season Six)
We’ve talked about this scene a few times in the past couple of months, and I believe that we’re all 100% in agreement that they are on a date. Especially, as pal Choebe pointed out to me when this ep first aired, after we see the scene before this, where B&B are both just randomly walking around DC, and Booth has a dress shirt and jacket on and jeans, and he has that one button undone (you know…the “we’re in a bar and it’s a look” look?)…whether they were admitting it to themselves at the time or not–they were totally on a date. Magicky indeed!
3. “Still Got It” From Tough Man in the Tender Chicken (Season Five)
The more I watch this scene, the more I see it as almost a microcosm of the B&B relationship/partnership/awesomeship. Booth is struggling with his Boothyness, and Brennan is right there to encourage him, and when she is struggling with her fight with Angela, Booth is right there to offer advice. Love it!
4. The Good Scotch, from Cinderella in the Cardboard (Season Four)
In my old age (haha), I have come to agree with a lot of you (not in your old age, to be clear) who have pointed out that until the ‘next’ seasons were ordered, each season had to have moments that could act as catalysts for B&B forward motion. Sure, there was always forward motion in terms of the series as a whole, but if we’re talking B&B falling into bed together at some point, there had to be some ‘pushes’ along the way. Since we’re getting to season seven now, sometimes these moments in earlier seasons feel like cruel teases, but I’m trying to weigh each one in the context of the series as a whole and in their own special context of a special moment within a particular episode or season. This moment is like that for me. One thing I always remember about this episode is that B&B were particularly snarky with one another pretty much the entire time (she tells him he can’t possibly know if he’ll be married one day, he calls her Dr. Burn in Hell), but still at the end, Brennan shows up to his place and asks for his advice and encouragement, and Booth provides it. And in turn, he’s drawn to her again, because of her vulnerability. 😀
5. “Eat your ice cream” from Girl in the Mask (Season Four)
Okay, so for some reason, I had remembered these scene as being a B&B have a beer scene. I had completely forgotten that it was ice cream, and then Brennan sort of whines (but adorably, don’t get me wrong) that she’d rather have beer. And Booth then proceeds to pull out two beers, and the episode ends with swelling music and the warm feeling that comes along when Booth says things like “love is always worth it”. So even though it’s sort of a cheat for beer week, I’m still including it because I love it. So sue me.
6. “Life is Good Again” from Devil in the Details (Season Five)
No “B&B share a drink together” list would be quite complete without at least one coffee pic, right? Because, even though they are several other things to one another, they are also…coffee.
So…which moments did I miss? “We’re the center” coffee? Milkshakes at the diner? Booth in the white polo shirt sipping fruity drinks? Tossing back hard liquor at the end of Daredevil? Be sure to sound off in the comments, and in the meantime, happy Great American Beer Week from Booth and me!
Peace, Love & Bones,