Hello, and Happy Thursday to you around the world! At least, I hope it’s still Thursday everywhere!
If I’ve been kind of mum on this scene, it’s only because I’ve been saving up for today. Kudos to the show-writers who, after having given us Bang! Mama Bones! also gave us Bang! B&B TOGETHER! A kiss before the opening credits? That’s pretty serious. (Speaking of opening credits, thoughts on those?)
I loooooooooooooooooooooooove this competition between B&B regarding marraige and proposing. I don’t care who asks, or if the other one even says yes. I just need this to not suck. But at this point, there is nothing we can do but wait. And pore over every single detail. Yes, that too.
Let’s get to it…
If you thought Booth was going to get rid of the pin-up magnets on his fridge because Brennan was staying at his place half of the time, well…
B&B are getting ready in the morning, just any random morning, it appears.
“Do you want me to help you with that?” Booth asks, as they both try to squeeze past one another.
“No, I can make toast,” Brennan states. “It’s just that your kitchen is very small.”
“My kitchen’s the same size that it’s always been,” Booth declares. Though, side note–after doing the scene study for Mayhem on a Cross and watching the pre-end scene with B&B and Dr. Wyatt in Booth’s kitchen, I’m thinking that THIS kitchen in this scene is actually BIGGER than it’s ever been. Good times 😀
“The implication that I’ve grown bigger,” Brennan observes.
LOL. Booth. LOL. Booth’s face.
“I’m aware of that,” Brennan states, and I love how before she says it, Booth is sort of like “Crap, did I just say that?” It’s not until Brennan tells the facts that THEN does Booth get sort of Boothy and try to make her feel better about it.
“No…no, it’s not that you’ve grown bigger,” he tries. And then he bends over to show us that he likes making eggs with no pants on. Brennan later reveals to us that he has (at least once) made an omelet while naked–but hey, we’ll take boxer shorts and socks. For now. 😀
And the holster. That must be included.
“It’s that you’ve…grown out,” Booth sputters. “You’ve gotten larger, you know? Like, you just expanded.”
“You look great,” He finally decides to settle on a compliment.
“By the way,” he adds breathily as he stares at her body.
“What you see is the manifestation of your
penis own penis virility, which fills you with a sense of pride and power. ” Brennan advises.
I love the way he looks at her, the way each millisecond makes him smile even more. It’s like “Is she serious right now? She’s serious. She’s serious? She’s seriously squinting me up–right now. Seriously? Seriously.”
“It’s natural to confuse that with attraction,” Brennan says.
“You look great,” Booth insists and pulls her close for a kiss.
Um, good morning.
Brennan sort of pushes him away (but not in a bad way) and walks around the kitchen island that did not previously exist.
“Your magazine is in my oatmeal,” he tells her.
“You know, we don’t have to go through this,” she tells him. “My place is much roomier.”
“Well, we both agreed to split time,” Booth insists.
“Yes,” Brennan agrees, but we can hear from her tone that she’s less than thrilled. “And we are.”
“Neither of us really likes it,” Booth suggests.
“I’m fine,” Brennan insists, which of course means she is not fine with it, but she’s not complaining.
“oh, come on, Bones,” Booth says. “It’s been five months” (well done writers! Like a lot of you have said, it’s not like we knew when it was five months ago, but still…at least we know that it’s been five months. Since VNM or since Brennan told him–that is unclear 😀 But still…). “And we spend almost all of our time together,” he continues. “What we need is…one bed, one place–our place.” Booth, I’ll have a place with you. Just keep that holster on, mmkay?
“I thought you said you’d never move in with someone again unless you were married.”
“Are you asking me to marry you?” Booth flips around to her, so quickly, it’s almost like he had it planned (though I don’t think he did)
“What? Me ? No. No,” Brennan insists. “You’re the one who believes in marraige– I’m not going to bring it up.”
“Ah, you just did,” Booth brags.
“Are you saying that you aren’t going to ask me to marry you?” Brennan asks, a little offended if I may say so. I don’t know that if asked she would say yes, but I do agree with those who feel she is expecting and perhaps anticipates BEING asked. Which is fun, for me. She sees herself as his standard (not in a cocky way, just a factual way, as he has told her this), so she figures she will have Booth’s standard approach. But I agree with a lot of you who say that Booth, because she is the standard, is happy with her, and their life as is (sans magazines in oatmeal, but you get the point). Fun, fun times!
“You are going to ask me to marry you,” Even with italics it is not possible to convey how cute that sentence is.
Brennan outright laughs and I LOVE IT! “That’s ridiculous,” she tells him.
“It’s not ridiculous,” he tells her. “It’s gonna happen. I don’t know when,” he says.
Booth, I’m gonna guess sweeps week. But that’s just me.
I think this is my favorite picture , right there, of Brennan. As Booth continues to declare, “But when it does, the three of us should have nice place, where there’s a–”
He gets interrupted by his phone, but I still love the moment. I like the sweet and indulgent look on Brennan’s face. She really might think the idea of proposing to Booth is ridiculous, but she still likes him very much.
Pal Smurfs mentioned to me awhile ago that SN & HH (I think!) had commented at how shocked they were that ED and DB did so well at portraying B&B so happy and together at home–that it was very natural, to their surprise. I thought that was nice, but I also want to point out that these are the same people who have said “B&B ARE together–they just aren’t haven’t sex” . Why the shock then, is my question, on their part? Seems to me that it WOULD almost be easier to have B&B scenes than not. Let me be clear that I’m referring to character closeness and not real-life-actor details.
My point is that I love the ease between B&B here–it’s sweet and flirty and indulgent, and it makes sense and is likely not going to go away even if they DO have a kitchen big enough for the two of them (or three, or four, etc…)
Booth tells her they have a murder and then takes a bite of the toast (Brennan’s toast, she might remind all of us).
And, I’d just like to remind all of us that he’s not wearing any pants. 😀
Okay…what do you love about this scene? What do you not love about this scene? We talked marraige/proposal/motivations on Tuesday, but feel free to weigh in more here if you’d like. Are you surprised at how (relatively) easy going it is between B&B? Other thoughts? Let’s discuss, and I’ll see you tomorrow!
Peace, Love & Bones,