Good morning, and Happy Tuesday to you!
One thing I love about Booth is that he’s an awesome shot, but he doesn’t necessarily love guns. Right? He will shoot (even to kill) when needed, but that’s not the way he is. Others of you have commented on that before, so this isn’t a new thought of mine or anything like that. But I thought for Booth Week’s Top Five Tuesday, we’d take a look at a few times (read: probably more than five) Booth used his gun. And I mean in the literal gun sense, of course!
(Sidenote: Special thanks to pal bbmagic for helping me muse on this one)
1. Protecting his partner. The Woman in the Garden, Season One
2. Not Good- Gator in the Girl, Season Two
There’s no gun in this pic, only the aftermath, haha, when Booth uses his gun to stop a (somewhat annoying) ice cream truck driver’s clown from playing incessant music while he’s trying to get details on their next case in Florida. This gun action leads to Sully, and also leads to the cocky belt buckle (I’m pretty sure), and also leads to Gordon Gordon Wyatt. So, in that way–it IS good.
3. One Shot. One Hell of a Shot. Mummy in the Maze- Season Three
Edit: For some reason, my number three didn’t make the final ‘update’. LOL, I wish I could blame wordpress, but I’m guessing I made a mistake at some point. As if!
Anyway, I love the little bit of confidence that Booth has in this shot he takes. He ‘saves the girl’, and in this case, that means Brennan, but they also both save a girl from being a potential victim of their killer. Also, you all know that Squint Booth is up there with my all time favorite Booths! So, that, combined with his deadly accuracy for good makes this scene one of my favorites. That it’s followed up with Brennan later telling Booth that she’s sorry he had to shoot someone, since she knows he hates it…well, that’s special too.
4. He knows how to use it. Con Man in the Meth Lab- Season Four
Pardon the Toyota in the pic, but I still love this next-to-last scene of this season four episode. First of all, this scene gets INTENSE out of nowhere, right? Booth once again has to shoot to kill, but he’s so on point, so incredibly on point.
5. Getting to his people. Proof in the Pudding-Season Five
Remember the promos for this episode where they showed this scene and then Mr. White told the team that they were no longer working for the goverment, or something like that? Haha, as if one little tiny bullet smashing into a federally funded secured lab glass door would prevent this team from doing their jobs. 😀
I don’t know if it’s because it’s the Jeffersonian, if it’s because of the gun, if it’s because Booth wants to save his people (namely Brennan, naturally 😀 ), or if it’s the leather jacket, but…yesssss.
6. Booth vs. Broadsky: Bullet in the Brain- Season Six
Broadsky invites Booth to shoot him, and in this case, Booth doesn’t pull the trigger. Jacob sort of smirks at him and says he’s always known that Booth wouldn’t shoot to kill if there was any doubt. I find this to be a nice quality about Booth. This then set up a small arc in which Booth tracks Broadsky until capture. I love that, in the end, Booth hasn’t added Broadsky to his list of deaths.
So what’s on your list? Booth stretched out on that table in season six? Booth rescuing Brennan from Kenton in season one? Booth shooting out the speakers in season four? Booth rescuing Brennan (again) in the season five premiere? Booth getting his certification back in season five? I know there are more, so let’s hear them!
Peace, Love & Bones,