Hello, and Happy Tuesday around the world!
When I set out to do Booth Week and Brennan Week again this year, I didn’t plan to have their weeks sort of mirror one another– it’s just kind of worked out that way. Last week we talked about Booth with his gun, so this week, I thought we’d take time to discuss Brennan and her lab. Let’s get to it!
1. Wow… (from the Pilot, season one)
I’ve said before that Santa in the Slush was my first BONES ep, but when I went back and watched the Pilot, I remember being amazed at Brennan and her ability to reconstruct a skeleton. That ability…it wasn’t something that was even in my mind as could be possible. I’ve learned a LOT about the skeletal structure over the past few years (haha, haven’t we all!) , and I love when they show Brennan in the lab like this. I know a lot of BONES friends who are also scientists, and the way the writers showed Brennan (at the start of the series) as brilliant and amazing really spoke to them.
2. Getting by with a little help from her friends (from Aliens in a Spaceship, season two)
Yes, technically this isn’t the Jeffersonian lab, but I like that ‘lab’ action happens wherever Brennan is. In this case, she and Hodgins create more oxygen for themselves when they are buried alive–thus giving the team more time to find them. That’s faith AND brains, baby!
3. More than one kind of experiment (from Santa in the Slush, season three)
I love that Brennan takes this opportunity to kiss Booth, and it’s special that she does it ‘for her family’ (yes, really taking one for the Brennan team, there Temperance!), but I particularly love how excited she is about kissing him, and then how flustered she gets when it’s over. She’s got stuff to do, she tells him. “With bones,” which is about as vague as she can get. She must feel like she’s on pain killers–feeling like normal people feel most of the time when we think about kissing Booth. 😀
4. All in a day’s work (from Passenger in the Oven, season four)
Of course the scene where Booth is dazzled by Brennan in her borrowed glasses is awesome, but what is ALSO awesome is the way Brennan sort of MacGuyver’s it up in the airplane and makes it work in order to find out how the victim died. She’s resourceful and very impressive.
5. She loves ancient remains. (from Night at the Bones Museum, season five)
No, I didn’t just choose this pic because she’s looking suspiciously at Daisy (Though it didn’t hurt), but I wanted to see Brennan in the scope of the lab with this mummy. Brennan is awesome in this episode. She gets mega-jazzed about the ancient remains and the find, but it’s more than that…she also changes history and sets a long-standing record straight.
How many people can say that?
6. Because that’s what scientists do! (from Body and the Bounty, season six)
Brennan loves learning new things, and she attibutes a lot of that to science (think the end of Devil in the Details). I love in this instance that she had made a pact with Bunsen Jude, and she stuck to it, and she was the cool “Bone Lady”. I know I would absolutely watch any show she was on 😀
Okay, what moments did I miss? Man in the Fallout Shelter? When she takes Booth’s clothes off in Goop on the Girl? Talking with Micah in DitP? I know there are others…let’s discuss!
Peace, Love & Bones,