I’m so excited to discuss this episode! Those of you who don’t even like this episode have probably been wishing I would get over it and move on, so I appreciate your patience.
It is my all time favorite episode of Bones, so instead of just a scene study, I want to examine the entire episode. With over 300 pics, I hope this post doesn’t break the internet. I think we’ll be okay. 😀
Sidenote: There is a lot of gorgeousness in this chapter–that is a warning and a promise.
The episode starts with B&B headed to a crime scene.
They are bickering about the body a little bit, but they also discuss the Hodgins/Angela marraige proposal situation…
“People fall in love and they get married. That’s what people do.” Booth says.
“I thought you didn’t want to talk about it,” Brennan argues.
“Look, I’m just saying! You know, you believe in love, don’t you?”
“I believe that dopamine and norepinephrine simulate euphoria because of certain biological triggers like scent, symmetrical features…”
“Symmetrical features,” Booth repeats.
“Yes,” Brennan answers. “it’s an indication of a good breeder. You appear to be a very good breeder.”
Yes he does…
“How long have you two been going out?” their guide asks.
I ADORE when they look at one another and bump helmets accidentally. So classic.
“We’re partners” they answer, basically in unison.
“Huh,” the guide states. “Me and my partner talk baseball.”
They really are just teh cutest in the world. In other news, glowing bones is kind of rad…
Booth wants to know WHY the skeleton is glowing, and Brennan says something we almost never hear her say, “I have no idea…no idea at all.”
And she looks luminous in her suit. So gorgeous!
The team examines the body, using words I can’t understand. And Booth shows up, “Okay, squint squad…why does she look like a glowstick.”
“Why does everyone think my job is so easy?” Hodgins grouses. 😀
“Wow, you weren’t kidding. ” Cam says as she enters. “If we twirl her around, we can pretend we’re at a rave. What’s the good word, Hodgins?”
Hodgins gets annoyed again, declaring that he is not a party trick! When Cam asks if he’s okay, Zack posits the scenario that the glowing bones reminds Hodgins of Waitomo Cave. Brennan enthusiastically declares that she has been there and that it’s very romantic.
” Yes, that’s where he was going to take Angela for their honeymoon. If she’d said yes. Which she didn’t,” Zack announces.
Hodgins replies, “Okay, look, people, Angela and I are cool. Okay? But she’s… complicated. I will figure her out though. Just like these electric bones. Let’s just go back to work. Okay?”
CAM All right.
Then we have a scene where Cam is working the case and Booth wonders if what they had could have been the real thing–all the way to marraige.
She tells him that she was felt satisfied… and no duh. But she also says she was happy with her own place and he was happy with his own place as well. I remember this conversation as being the one that made me the most nervous in terms of Booth and Cam in season two…even when they WERE together. Because seriously…breaking up with Booth is one thing. When he gives you a chance to make a move and you don’t?
I don’t even know what to say. Let’s move on.
Fun fact that you probably knew…this episode was directed by Emily Deschanel’s dad. If you didn’t know he was a director…well, he is sometimes, when he’s not doing cinematography. His other credits include National Treasure, The Patriot, and The Passion of the Christ, so…yeah, he’s kind of a big deal.
But in the commentary, someone mentions that because Emily Deschanel knew that her dad would be directing this episode, she specifically requested no kissing or sexy scenes. I think they took that request all the way through about five more seasons, haha, hahaha, kidding, but I actually kind of like it in this episode because while the tone between B&B is mostly friendshippy, it actually lends itself to being quite lovely and romantic in that way. Much more on this later.
Angela and Brennan are checking out the MySpace page of their victim, Carly, and Brennan is surprised, as she recently met Carly. Angela and Booth grouse that it’s impossible to get in at Carly’s restaurant. Booth declares it the place with the famous mac and cheese.
Brennan says that it is in fact delicious.
“How’d you get in?’ Booth asks.
“I’m a best selling author Booth. I get in anywhere. I took Sully.”
“Did he have…”
“Said it was the best he ever ate.”
Brennan feels something toward Carly and is saddened by her death. She and Booth go to the restaurant to get more information.
Hahahahaha! There is not much to say here, because I know you all know what happens. I love Booth’s face and I love Brennan’s “really?” face back. Classic.
Cam interrupts Hodgins and Angela with a classic line. “Doesn’t marraige destroy sex? Please, Angela, say yes.”
“We were working,” Angela argues.
“You were working it.” Cam rebuts.
B&B investigate more, interviewing a suspect, Ben, and also going to a restaurant found on Carly’s MySpace page. Brennan is annoyed that Booth keeps eating. I think this is one of those times where he was eating banana slices because he had to do take after take. But I am not sure.
The team determines that the sushi chef’s knife is not the murder weapon. Angela and Brennan head back to Brennan’s office to discuss Hodgins.
“Are you still torturing Hodgins?” Brennan asks.
“He loves it,” she replies.
“Just tell him no. Put him out of his misery,” Brennan says.
“What if I want to say yes?”
Brennan isn’t convinced and they discuss more, at which point Angela tells her that she’s a very difficult best friend to have. Hmmm…
B&B go to the restaurant to question Dan and Ben. Oh, and this happens…
“You know, I’d back down if I were you. He shot a clown once.” Brennan offers.
Angela and Brennan talk again about the idea of marraige and what it does to people.
“I don’t think I’m the person to ask about psychology of relationships,” Brennan said.
“You know, when I said before that you were the difficult friend inside my head…it’s not necessarily a bad thing.”
I love this conversation where Brennan states that if a relationship is more than just casual, she can’t help but posit possible problems, but that she knows she is missing so much. And I like Angela’s response. “I want to say no, but yeah. You do. And so does whoever you’re keeping yourself from.”
This is also a classic Hodgins/Booth scene, where Hodgins talks through his thoughts about Angela. Booth isn’t interested in squint romance, but Hodgins thinks Booth is awesome for just getting it…
B&B interrogate Ben about his whereabouts when Carly died.
“You know, we’ll get him, Bones, alright? Don’t worry.” Booth tells her.
“We do this all the time.” Brennan says. ” You know, I should be used to it. It shouldn’t bother me.”
“No, it should. Was she, uh, really gonna teach you how to cook?” he asks.
“Yeah. I’ve always understood the basics of cooking, the physics of it, but… Carly said she was going to show me what it was really about. To her, she said that it was a way of… well, she said “loving,” but then, she was prone to hyperbole.” 😀 😀
“Well hey,” Booth says. “I mean, that’s what family dinners are all about, right? Those are some of my, uh, my best memories.”
And then the conversation gets interesting. “I’m not as cold as everyone thinks, Booth.” Brennan says.
“Okay, that was a leap.” Booth tries to stay on track.
“Just because I think marriage is an antiquated ritual doesn’t mean that I don’t want Angela and Hodgins to be happy. I have an appreciation and a need for emotional and physical intercourse, just like you.” Haha!
“Yeah. Sure. I mean, okay, good for you with that.” Booth says, which is just classic.
“Did I make you uncomfortable?”
” No. Not at all. I just wanna focus. Let’s just focus on the- on the case.” Right.
“I did make you uncomfortable.”
I also love the scene where Hodgins and Zack are acting out the possible murder and Brennan tells Booth, “Zack’s always the murder victim.” Haha! Plus Brennan looks really lovely as always.
B&B get their girl and close up the case.
Then it shifts to Hodgins and his non-proposal proposal that ends up working because Angela believes him that he will take her any way.
Very cool move.
Run, dude; she’s crazy. Haha.
BUT ENOUGH JIBBER JABBER! It is THE SCENE!
“You know, you should let me help,”Booth says.
“Cleaning up. You can do that.”
“Great. Wow! Mac and Cheese!” he practically giggles. Okay, not even practically. The man giggles. So there.
“Bones, This…this looks fantastic.”
“Yeah? Really?” Brennan asks, and y’all, I just love this scene. It’s got a lot of heart, and I like that they sort of try to please each other.
“I mean, you shouldn’t have. All this work just for me?”
“What?” Brennan asks. “No, I mean…it wasn’t that much.”
Right, Brennan. Only exactly what he wants, made by you, with
“This is unbelievable,” he says, and dang.
“You like it?” she asks.
“I’d like to be alone with it,” Booth laughs. And that line makes me laugh too. Booth isn’t a prude, but he is a gentleman. But he also makes crude little jokes like that sometimes…with Brennan, to make her laugh. It’s just the right amount 🙂
“She said I could go with my instincts, so I put in a little fresh ground nutmeg.”
“Well, she taught you well. Thanks Bones,” Booth says.
And I love that Brennan mentions that she went with her gut a little bit–calling back to the earlier conversation about cooking being an expression of love. Brennan declared that hyperbole earlier, but I think it’s at least fair to say that she enjoyed cooking this meal for Booth because she cares about him.
I like how genuine he is when he thanks her. It’s just perfect. Plus the “Don’t Give Up’ t-shirt. Why thank you, Booth. I believe I won’t!
“Well, you know,” Brennan says. “We have to eat, right?”
“Yeah,” Booth answers. “Gotta eat. Always gotta eat.”
The music swells, the lights go dim, they do the dishes and Booth’s black t-shirt gets wet, so he takes it off, and…
Oh, sorry…I got a little carried away. 😀
Okay, let me know what moments from this episode are your faves. And we’ll be back tomorrow and on schedule with the end of season two!