Sometimes it is hard for me to come up with MAQs–usually that stems from either strong dislike or like for an episode. I found myself thinking, “If I squee and put a question mark at the end of it, does that count as a question?” Haha!
But when I went back and thought about the episode, a few questions did come to mind. (Quick sidenote: I’ve noticed several people lately commenting with “First time commenter”, etc and WELCOME! The more, the merrier!) We’re currently working through all episodes of BONES together, and it looks like we have about 2.5 months left until another new episode, so I know we certainly have time! All that to say, Vintage Bones will continue as scheduled, but there may be an occasional post not related to that, since last night was sort of re-energizing to my inspiration, so to speak.
BUT ENOUGH OF THAT!
One thing I loved about the episode was how Booth described their possible house to Brennan, and when he downplayed it, she anthropologically explained how it would be good. Booth quickly ascribed to her theory and they declared themselves mighty vanquishers of their possible mighty hut. And I loved how they kept referring to their place as “the mighty hut”–even when they were inside it.
The season premiere had Booth declaring that they needed a place, “our place!”, that would be theirs. I agreed at the time, but until the end of last night’s episode, I don’t think I was as convinced as he was.
But what do you think? Is an actual physical location important in the scheme of B&B? They’ve always been ‘them’, but do they need a place to really be them? The premiere also had Brennan stating that though it wasn’t rational, she saw the benefit to having Booth around all the time for emotional, practical and sexual purposes. I didn’t see a lot of that “rationalization” last night. I saw two people who glowed with anticipation at sharing a wonderful life together. It isn’t convenient (and the house WILL be work–congrats, Wendell?) but not too complicated either.
But B&B have had shades of that glow before. I’m wondering if the physical house allowed them to better express to one another that they were happy, or if it’s just a reflection of their happiness.
Peace, Love & Bones,
PS: One last note: My New Year’s Resolution was to not talk about people. I don’t usually talk about people, but I want to just purposefully eliminate it from my life, right? I feel like a modern day Benjamin Franklin’s autobiography 🙂 That’s another story, of course…but the point is this: I didn’t think about this resolution translating to Bones until last night/this morning after I read some comments from other people. At the risk of breaking my resolution to describe it, I saw people talking about the show/episode and I saw people who appeared to be more concerned with analyzing others’ reactions to the show/episode. People can do what they want, but as for me, I want to talk about the show, and I don’t want to talk about people. My opinions should be based on my reactions to what happens on the screen, not as part of some hierarchy in terms of stacking my opinion up against other people’s opinions. So this is an accountability measure– if you see or hear me talking about Bones fans, specifically or in generalities, call me on it.