Hello and Happy Tuesday! It’s time again for another Top Five Tuesday, and this time it centers around another great season one episode: Two Bodies in the Lab. Actually, I’m going to say it’s better than great. This episode is epic. It’s funny and intense and emotionally moving, and oh yeah, Booth takes his shirt off. Plus, many Bones staples/standards or what have you come from this episode: Hot Blooded, Booth eating pudding, “Knight in Standard Issue Body Armor”, Booth was tortured, etc, etc…
Even better, it really helped to seal up Booth and Brennan’s partnership, in my opinion. Pal Monisse once described the rescue scene as:
It’s truly difficult for me to pick a favorite moment of B&B from all 5 seasons, but I guess that, since my favorite season is season 1, my favorite moment is also from that season. My moment is Booth rescuing Brennan in Two bodies in the Lab (1×15).
For me this is a very special and interesting moment. Not only it is the first time we see each other coming out of their comfort zone to reach for the other, but it’s also when they realize something very special is happening between the two. I’m referring to the fact that even though Booth has a hero syndrome and he would put is life in danger to save another person, we see in that scene that it’s quite different when it comes to Brennan, because he got out of the hospital, injured as it is, to save her. At the same time, this is the very first moment that really hits Brennan that Booth would do anything, including putting his life in danger (and kill another) for her. In that moment she does something that we’ve come to see it’s truly uncomfortable for her (in relation to other people), she reaches out and holds him like her life depended on him (and a few seconds back it really did). For me, this is the first moment of a series of other moments where they do whatever they can to save, comfort and love the other in that real special way that they have.
And I tend to agree! So here are a few moments I love from that episode:
1. Brennan’s Online Dating Site:
It’s called “Sensible Partners”, which…is so Brennan and also in my opinion, a hilarious little throwaway line/joke to sort of show her possible issues with how she feels in her current partnership. Insensible, perhaps? Yes, please. Plus I love that her handle is “Doc206”. Good times.
2. Oh, there’s magic.
Please, as if this wouldn’t be on the list. Because there is, and this was.
3. Booth interrogates David, the online dater:
I adore Brennan’s reactions to David (now that they are years away and because they annoy Booth so much), and I love how uppity Booth gets toward David also, constantly physically standing between him and Brennan. It’s also funny that based on Booth’s interrogation, that David’s biggest crime is attempting to go out with Brennan.
4. Angela and Brennan’s conversation:
This is a particularly good conversation between these two. Angela asks about David, and Brennan tells her that she likes him, and she says that Booth doesn’t approve. Angela tells Brennan that “Booth is a big, strong, hot guy who wants to save your life. I mean, you actually have a Knight in Shining FBI Standard Issue Body Armor, so cut him some slack.” Well, yeah.
5. Hot Blooded
What makes this moment special (I’ll give you a hint, it’s not the singing) is that they are both sort of…sweet, and a little uninhibited. That makes the singing special, and the air guitar (and other instruments), of course, but I especially like the moment right before Booth turns on the cd where he realizes that Brennan likes jazz music and she gets a little carried away describing it.
6. “They were very thorough. And I was very annoying.”
This is one of my all time favorite Brennan lines, because it’s true and funny and very in character while letting her be self-aware. She’s telling Booth about what happened at the site of the bomb in her apartment, and forgive me for thinking that her purposefully being annoying is actually a mark of respect/sign of affection toward Booth. 😀
7. Hodgins tries to take Booth’s pudding cup…and fails.
Hahaha! First off, I love that Hodgins visited Booth. I suppose others might just see it as a convenient plot line, but this time I don’t mind it much, because I think it works. Booth is possessive of his pudding cup and his partner, and once he realizes Brennan is likely in danger from Kenton, he gets Hodgins to help him rescue her. Good stuff.
Okay…enough from me. There are more moments in this episode as well, so let me know which ones I missed!
Until then, here is your B&B of the Day–a classic!
The “There’s nothing sensible about us, but that’s okay” B&B
From Two Bodies in the Lab: Season One