I am sure you have heard the news, but in case you haven’t, mark those calendars, because Bones is moving to Mondays when it comes back in April. Instead of April 5th for a spring premiere, we’re looking at April 2nd. I’m not sure how it will work out, but I was thinking of moving the MAQ to Tuesdays and making TFT on Thursdays…Top Five Thursday maybe? We’ll see what happens 😀 . But I like doing MAQs after episodes, so I am leaning toward that.
Speaking of MAQs, though…here is one I’ve been thinking about lately. In the 100th episode, did Booth take a risk or a gamble? Yes, I did think about this as I was looking at some 401k options and measuring some risk with my personal money. I heard the word risk and gamble from different people, and it brought Bones to mind. Don’t act like that hasn’t happened to you, haha! 😀
Perhaps I’m just being generous in my semantics–but I still think it’s worth asking. In my mind, a risk means examining all of the evidence and taking a chance based on the odds. If I invest my 401k into stocks that have a history of growth and dividends (I have no idea what I’m talking about), that is a risk. If I withdraw my savings and toss it on a roulette wheel without knowing the odds…that seems like a gamble. Because the stakes were so high–love, partnership, friendship, family…it seems like Booth gambled, but maybe he just took a risk.
I think one way of looking at it is asking, “What did he lose?”. I don’t mean to look back now and see that it worked out eventually, but in that exact moment, and immediately after, when they walked away, arm in arm…what had he lost with his attempt? Thoughts?
I think we can also take Sweets out of it. He happened to use the word ‘gamble’ so I think it sort of sways the viewer toward thinking that is what Booth did. I’m not declaring open season on Sweets in the comments, I am just saying that maybe Booth took a risk (which to me implies maturity) vs. a gamble (which implies impulsiveness).
Thoughts from you?