Okay, true or false: Booth realizes he’s in love with Brennan at this moment.
I’ve always kind of thought he did. Now maybe he’s already thought that before, and he’s thinking it again; that is possible. There is something interesting about the end scene of this episode, to me. When I watched it this time around, I almost got the impression that Booth had come to Brennan’s office to help her ‘deal’ with the loss of Sully– as if what had happened in the past with other relationships is what had happened again. We talked about that in Headless Witch in the Woods–he checks up on her. Of course, Sully has not murdered his own brother, etc…but when Sully comes in to Brennan’s office and Booth is there, it’s almost as if Booth can’t quite believe that Sully and Brennan are going to make up from whatever fight they had. Not that he sees Brennan as unforgiving, but I think maybe he thought that once she and Sully had a fight, it would be over and all would be good in his world. That Brennan does make up with Sully (and sort of make out with him in her office) makes him realize that she is serious about Sully and trying to make it work with him.
Not to get ahead of us, but it’s like Booth wanted the (eventual-get it?) moment on the pier with her. He was ready to be the guy who stands by her when her relationships with other guys don’t work out. Except this time, it is working out.
That doesn’t equal ‘love’, of course, so I guess I think there is something more there in his expression. But what do you think?
In the meantime,
Here is the B&B of the Day
The “They’re just doing their jobs. You know, locking up killer conspiracy rings and looking gorgeous” B&B
From Bodies in the Book: Season Two