Good morning, and yeah I know this post is late, but it IS still officially morning, so in my book that counts! 😀
It’s Wednesday, y’all, and depending on where you are in the world, it could be almost Thursday! I’ll be posting tomorrow, so feel free to stop on by to hang out. I know that premiere days tend to make some people go under the spoiler free cover until the episode airs, and I get that. The Spoiler Free policy will be firmly in place here at BT! And I’ll have a post ready to go live at 10:00 PM EST, for those of you who want to come and chat with one another about the episode. And as always, we’ll have a Morning After Q on Friday!
Okay, let’s round out Premiere Week with a little discussion about some of the similes used in the season six premiere, Mastodon in the Room.
When BT was just a little germ of an idea in my mind, I was thinking that it would be very literary…I would use my English degree to analyze the show from that perspective–character development, themes, plot diagram, foils, etc. That has happened…some, and I welcome that, but it doesn’t happen all of the time, and I’m cool with that.
I usually get distracted from my literary pursuits by things like…
But today, I do want to delve into some literary work by looking at three similes (you know, comparing two unlike things using like or as!) that were used:
1. Serious as a heart attack
2. Loving like a sister
3. Taking like a flea
Let’s do this thing! MicrosoftWord to your mother!
1. Serious as a heart attack:
This one, from Booth to Brennan as we know, is interesting to me, and a lot of you have made mention of this in comments over the past year (a year!) that it’s possible Booth didn’t know when he would see Hannah again. He was certainly surprised to see her in D.C. by the next episode, and by all accounts he was going to try the long distance relationship thing, but without him knowing that he would see her soon, he is still drawing a line in the sand, so to speak, and letting Brennan know that his new relationship is very serious.
It’s different than his previous relationships with Rebecca, Cam, and Catherine…and usually he would sort of flush, deflect and assure Brennan that it probably wasn’t that serious.
I kind of like that Booth lays it all out there–it’s VERY good from a Booth character perspective. The dramatic irony portion (oohlala, literary terms!) is that of course, we as viewers can see that Brennan has had a change of heart. Actually, scratch that. I will never not believe that Brennan didn’t love Booth and act out of her love for him. I think she had a change of mind, if that makes sense. She always cared about Booth–by the time season six rolled around, she had come to terms with it in her mind and decided to perhaps pursue that.
2. Loving Like a Sister:
I loved the scene between Angela and Brennan where Angela tells her she’s going to have a baby (one exception: when Angela tells her she will die loveless and alone. As if! ), and Brennan is SO happy for her. Though I suppose, for those of us with sisters, it’s not as if we always get along with ours or don’t say mean things sometimes! Haha!
To me, the scene felt right because Brennan defined what metaphorical sisters are like, and that made me laugh. And I like that Brennan is Angela’s go-to person.
3. Taking like a flea:
This is one of my favorite season six moments, when after Brennan told Booth that a flea is a speedy creature, Booth used her simile to describe how he would apprehend their suspect. The picture at the top of this post is Brennan’s reaction to what Booth said, and I like that smile on her face. To me, his repeating her line was close to the equivalent of her saying “What’s between us is ours”– of course, they weren’t in formal wear gazing into each other’s eyes at the time of the S6 Premiere, but still…it was an recognition of what the other had said and application to the appropriate situation. Very nice.
Thoughts from you on that one?
Or any other thoughts for the good of the group? 😀
I will see you tomorrow, and remember that voting for this round of Rock The Vote: 2011 Greatest Episode Ending ends at midnight tomorrow morning!
Peace, Love & Bones