Good morning, and Happy BONES day! You may or may not be tired of me making confessions, but well, that’s just how it’s rolling between BONES and me these days!
I don’t think I mentioned it here yet, but I realized after re-watching the S7 premiere that watching it originally and watching episode 2 immediately after it didn’t do me any favors in terms of the premiere. So I was perhaps a little harsher toward the premiere than I should have been–my view was clouded by my disgust level for S7E2. So another one of those “I stand corrected” moments! C’est la vie.
The grande point is that tonight’s a new night, a new BONES episode, and I’m prepared to love it and call it on crap, both if necessary! Haha. PS (though technically this post hasn’t even started!), I’ll open another post tonight at 10EST for chatting if you’re so inclined!
But enough chit-chat…let’s get to today’s Scene Study.
I thought of this scene while chatting with bbmagic the other day about Booth’s general hotness (we have incredibly sophisticated chats. “He is so hot”. “Yes, seriously dreamy. I love his fingertips.” Haha!), and one of us mentioned this end scene of The Finder (I find it ironic that one of my fave B&B scenes is during what I would consider a non-official Bones ep!) and Booth and Brennan BOTH–how awesome they looked. I realized I had never done a scene study on it, and that just seemed like a shame. So without further ado, let’s discuss!
First of all, this pic here first is NOT part of the end scene. No, it’s just B&B looking nice, randomly walking down the street together at night. Looking gorgeous. At night. Together. For no reason.
I remember after this ep aired, pal ChoeBe declared that B&B were def on a date at the end of this episode (like a lot of us declared haha), but she also declared that this scene was B&B ALSO on a date, and I tend to agree. When else have we really seen them just hanging out like this, for non-case related reasons? Of course this was interrupted with a moving van drop-off of a murderer, but still…that was after the fact that they were already on a DATE. TOGETHER. AT NIGHT. LOOKING GORGEOUS!
Ah, I will drink to that. And B&B drink to that (or something like that) at the end of this episode. Are you ready? Oh gosh, I am so ready to discusssssssss!
“Told ya, Bones,” Booth declares. “Finder power.”
“There’s a rational explanation for his abilities,” Brennan asserts. “It’s not magic.”
“Maybe not, but it sure is magicky,” Booth decides as he does this cute little spin the medal around his fingers trick.
I remember an interview that (I think) Kristin Dos Santos did (before her last name was Dos Santos, so sometime around season three?) and she interviewed David Boreanaz in person, and one of her opening comments was “his biceps are ridiculous”. Ha! And yes, KDS…so, so true.
Is she staring at his body? Is she staring at her medal?
Hmmm…could go either way, really.
“What do you call my amazing abilities behind my back?” Brennan asks, and I must say–this is a little flirty, right? Very Brennan flirty, which is awesome.
“Yours would be a rigorous application of training,” Booth tells her, and she smiles at him.
“With an intense attention to detail,” he continues, and she smiles again. She is lovely, of course, but also we can sort of see the smile on Booth’s face. You know, the dimpled one with the crinkly eyes? Yes, she is getting charm-smiled, ladies and gents.
“Cheers,” Brennan says and they clink drinks. I love the way Booth totally keeps his eyes right on her as they drink. At that point in the season, it was like Evian in the desert to see them actually making meaningful and smiling eye contact. So totally a date!
B&B have always been attracted to one another, and there is just something awesome about the moment when they realize that they don’t have to hide that attraction any longer.
“I think Walter did look the other way– the day that Parker was born,” Brennan tells Booth, referring to an earlier conversation they had where Booth explained that Walter should have looked the other way as a human being, when Booth was holding Parker after he was born.
Booth is not seeing it. Ha!
“Seriously,” he says. “Looked the other way. He handcuffed me in front of my newborn son.”
“A newborn can see, at best,” Brennan argues. “Only between 8 and 15 inches”.
HAHAHA, I love this look on Booth’s face. It’s like, “Could you stop with the rigorous attention to detail please?”
“Parker probably wouldn’t remember anyway,” she tells him. “But more importantly, Walter waited until you had a chance to hold your newborn son before he arrested you.”
Not to get all fan-fiction-y on you, but don’t you think he loses himself in her clear blue eyes sometimes? Haha…remember that ep in season five (I think?!?- someone help a blogger out in the comments, por favor! ) where Booth asks why exactly he likes having her around, and she tells him it’s because she always tells him the truth. And he replies that it’s true–he doesn’t know why, but her truth does make him feel better. I have to laugh at this moment too, because she’s totally telling him the truth, and he knows it, but he doesn’t necessarily like it. But she still tells it.
“You know, I don’t like the son of a bitch,” he decides. “And you…” he begins, and in my opinion, his voice takes on that same sweet, breathy tone it does when, in Fire in the Ice, he tells her that she’s ice skating with him because he has a concussion, and “who better to keep me company…than you?” and we all die a little inside.
Sidenote: Is it weird that I get a little squee-y whenever Ben Franklin (here in bust form) appears in BONES eps, at Founding Fathers? I hope not, because it does happen. 😀 It’s like he represents fate or “casting bait” or whatever that Margaret Goop on the Girl quote is.
“Here you go,” he smiles as he puts her medal around her neck. “And you can’t make me. Cheers,” he says and they both smile.
There is something about this scene (when I watched it this go-around) that immediately reminded me of the commentary from Two Bodies in the Lab-Season One. If you haven’t seen that ep with the ED & DB commentary, I highly recommend.
But there is the great scene where Brennan is enamored with David, the online dating guy, and Booth is getting all prickly about it (under the guise that he’s a suspect, but really because, you know…he’s in the same room as Brennan). And on the commentary (i think), DB declares that Booth is a little jealous. ED sort of laughed, surprised, and says “really?” and DB is like “Yeah, that’s his girl” in this way I’ve always loved–that DB totally ships B&B, basically. Here’s the scene I’m talking about (so, a little scene within a scene study, haha)
I’m sensing a Two Bodies in the Lab scene study in our future!
Okay, back to this episode. B&B are smiling to one another and drinking beer and looking gorgeous, and yes, the biceps. (side note: I am sure I’m the only one, but v-necks on guys just make me gag. I know a LOT of people love DB in the V, but I am not one of those people. Having said that, my usual gag reaction is tempered considerably, which tells me just how hot he does look. Ha!)
“Cheers to that,” Booth declares.
“Fair enough,” Brennan concedes and laughs.
“Right?” Booth brags. “Got your medal back.” I love that he’s taking credit for it.
And as the episode ends, we sort of hear him talk about it. “Just remember,” he insists and points to her medal and then to himself as if to assert that he did all the awesome work.
She says something to him, I assume something challenging and flirty, because he just looks at her, and then he smiles at her. Guh.
They made out that night, right?
I mean, there is just no way they didn’t. Don’t you think that between Blackout in the Blizzard and Hole in the Heart they at least kissed a couple of times? How in the heck do they end this night without a little flirting against her front door, right? Come on…COME ON, right?!? I just believe it, and so therefore it is true.
Today at least, haha.
Okay, enough from me…thoughts from you?
Peace, Love & Bones,