Happy 35th Birthday to THE Lovely Emily Deschanel…
…and Happy Tuesday to the rest of us! (Unless it is also your birthday, and if so…make yourself known in the comments!)
A couple of weeks ago we took a Tuesday to celebrate David Boreanaz (okay, okay…his hair!) and some Booths that make us go Mmmmmm. Today, I want to take some time to celebrate Emily Deschanel.
She’s just beyond …
She just is. You know? I remember talking with pal Marisa once about how it was ridiculous that she just doesn’t get nominated for awards as Brennan, and Marisa mentioned that she thinks people just don’t know that ED is not Brennan-esque. Hmmm…something to think about I guess! We know that she is separate from her forensic-counterpart, and one thing I think we can all agree on is that the writers/directors/make-up artists, etc are very…deliberate when it comes to how they allow Brennan to dress, wear her hair or make-up, etc. And sometimes–despite their efforts almost– ED just shines as this beautiful person. We’ll talk more about that during Brennan Week (um, have I mentioned we’ll be doing another Brennan Week? It’s true, and it’s coming soon…right after Booth Week), but for now, here are ten times Temperance Brennan knocked my socks off for the very sole reason that she’s played by Emily Deschanel.
1. Bullet in the Brain:
This was a Booth-themed episode in several ways (seeing Taffet’s death, beginning to track Broadsky, etc), but it also featured some character development for Brennan–particularly in terms of her relationship with Max. I loved the scene where Max asked her about how things were between her and Booth, and I also loved this end scene when he gave her the shell/toothbrush holder (Sidenote: someone on the BONES writing staff was very deliberate about dental health!).
2. From Salt in the Wounds:
Maybe it’s because Brennan is sort of having one of those “Stomach is bottoming out fluttery feeling” moments (or at least, I always interpreted that she was) that this picture just exudes…depth, gravitas, beauty–inside and out. Do you know those women in your life who might not be textbook model pretty, but they are just beautiful? That’s what this moment always feels like to me. Love it.
3. Santa in the Slush
I love the look on Brennan’s face after she’s just kissed Booth. In this case, it’s a little flushed, a little excited, and a lot pretty!
4. Man in the Fallout Shelter.
I think this might have been my first “Whoa…” moment for ED. Yes, of course she’d been pretty since the pilot began, but at first, she was more…interesting–beautiful, but also a challenge to get to know, etc. And then in this episode, despite the fact that she is contained in her ‘favorite place’, as Booth later calls the lab in season three, she sort of blossoms as a character and person. Stunning…
5. Foot in the Foreclosure:
I love this scene from season five, when Brennan is talking on the phone with Pops. Of all of the one-time guest stars on Bones, I think (today, anyway) that I want to see Pops back. For one thing, he and Brennan just totally connect, and that can make Booth a little edgy (read: I like him that way), but Pops also brings out a sweet side in Brennan–it’s about love and family. And kicking Booth’s behind at dominoes.
6. The Woman in the Garden
To me, this represents Brennan’s cool beauty. You all know that one of my ALL TIME UNANSWERED ISSUES is that Brennan would never know that Booth got in the gang member’s face on her behalf. All she knows is that he showed up late for an important funeral because he had something ‘important’ in his eyes. In other news, I want her hair.
7. Wannabe in the Weeds
Emily Deschanel can sing, and I liked how they fit this in with Brennan’s character in season three. But there was something more in this moment than just her voice. Remember in Boy in the Time Capsule when Booth tells her she has her looks and a whole lot more? It’s kind of like that. She’s just…awesome.
8. Shallow in the Deep:
Um, I guess these next two are from the “Bones: After Hours” club, but seriously #BrenChickaWowWow.
Wow. She’s stunning.
9. Man in the Outhouse
This is another one of those times where even though a VERY gorgeous Booth is sitting next to Brennan (and he’s saying things like “There’s someone for everyone” with the low raspy note to his voice that means we all know he wants to be that someone), I still can’t quite take my eyes off of her. So pretty.
10. Mummy in the Maze
Well, no tribute to the loveliness of Emily Deschanel as Temperance Brennan would be complete without this…
Wonder-ful (get it!?) indeed.
Okay…which ones (or hundreds) did I miss? I KNOW there are more, so let’s hear it in the comments!
Peace, Love & Bones,
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PPS…Today is National Face Your Fear Day! What might you do?