Good morning! This time, last year, we did the Top Five Tuesday: Season Six Moments to be Thankful for, so I figured it would be fun to do another list like that this week. We’re celebrating Thanksgiving in the US on Thursday, for those of you who are not aware. It is a holiday that can often make people sit and reflect on the good things in their lives; and most of the time we’re sitting because we’ve just eaten our own weight in food, and we can’t get up.
So here are seven (hey–it’s season seven!) moments I’m thankful for…so far. Feel free to weigh in with yours in the comments!
1. The Glowing in the
I’m totally in the “If your name is not Booth or Boreanaz, don’t call her Bones” camp, but I also couldn’t resist the play on “The Glowing Bones” reference either—such a Tuesday dilemma! Haha. But the point is that I am loving how pretty Emily Deschanel is right now (as always), and how that is shining through Brennan. The writers have a history of making Brennan, though gorgeous, not as gorgeous as ED (which is a completely separate topic!), but this season feels a little different in that way.
2. The Return of the Cocky Belt Buckle
For me, any time there’s cocky belt buckle involved, I like a little more fanfare, but I’m sentimental that way, I guess! Why did Booth start wearing it again? What did he do with it all those months when he wasn’t wearing it? Did Brennan ask him about it?, etc, etc These are all questions I would like to know the answers to, but I’m completely fine NOT knowing—if that makes sense—I’m just happy it’s there, where it belongs. 😀
3. The Happiness in the Booth
I love Booth. A lot! Last season was filled with a lot of “Booth deserves to be happy” talk, which I agreed with, even though it was kind of hard to see him navigate through his own happiness, if that makes sense. But now he just…is happy, which makes me very, very happy. You know how Booth gets that edge to him? He still has that (see Cocky Belt Buckle), but he also can just relax and be happy. With Brennan and because Brennan is in his life. And it’s not a selfish thing—it’s just who he is.
4. The Consistency in the Snake Storyline
When I watched Hot Dog in the Competition, and there was mention of a snake, I automatically thought, “okay…how is Brennan going to react to this snake?!?”, so I was pleased when she was sort of non-plussed about a python escaping from the body of a victim. Especially because Booth wasn’t around to be jumped upon (then again…if he had been, and she’d jumped on him…I’m thinking that would have made the thankful list too, haha!)
5. The Girl in the Doctor
😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀
Like a lot of new parents, when it comes to B&B having a baby, I just thought “please just let it be healthy”—that’s all I care about. Or perhaps should say “cared”, because now that it is a girl, well…I just adore this. I love that Brennan is going to have a daughter—this is so awesome to me. And my uterus might explode to see Booth holding a baby girl. At the very least, it will skip a beat.
6. The Empathy on the Couch
Much more on this on Thursday when we do a Thanksgiving- Day scene study of this scene (as pal MJ said, ‘hey, Brennan’s eating—that counts, right?’) , but…this SCENE!
To me, it’s a perfect example of B&B together. More Thursday.
7. The Recognition in the Relationships
While I’ve had some issues with the Angela/Brennan scenes this season, at least there are some, right? I don’t mean that in a mean way—I really am thankful that on the show, they are showing these two best friends actually talking to one another about relationships and life, and stuff like that. I think that is great. Likewise, I’m enjoying the Booth and Sweets dynamic this season because it feels like neither one of them are trying to be anything that they aren’t. They aren’t best friends (like sometimes last year they had certain scenes together); they really are more like an older brother/younger brother thing—and it works for me, big time.
Okay, enough from me! What are a couple (or seven…or more) moments from season seven that you are thankful for so far? It hasn’t been the perfect season, but there is a lot to celebrate, so let’s go for it!
Peace, Love & Bones,