Hello and I AM SORRY I completely forgot about a post-episode discussion. These Monday episodes are wrecking my Bones equilibrium, haha. I will be sure to have them going forward this season.
So having said that, I’ll make this MAQ a little more broad so that people can discuss the episode in full if they choose (but remember, please no spoilers for any future episodes).
When I woke up this morning, I thought, “Oh, was that end scene where Booth says he’s there for Brennan and Christine supposed to be like…a thing? An important thing about himself as a dad?” I sort of blinked awake thinking about it and realized that it probably was supposed to be that. I totally missed it on the first viewing. I saw that he said it, and I liked it, but the more I think about it, the more I’m wondering if it plays into the whole show’s theme of redemption. So that’s one question–Does Booth have something to prove in terms of fatherhood? As much or more than Brennan (with motherhood?) Thoughts?
That was my original MAQ idea, but like I said, I’ll expand. What did you think about Finn and Michele? With Finn, he gets a large helping of the ‘redemption’ storyline (though I’m hoping it’s not recurring–the theme, not the storyline. He didn’t bother me as much), what did you think of Hodgins and Angela standing up for him?
In terms of parenting, I don’t think we need to go into whether or not parents should utilize daycare–this isn’t exactly the blog for that kind of discussion. I was thinking more along the lines of the differences in mothering between Cam, Angela, Brennan and now Genevieve Shaw. Why do you think the writers also revealed she was a mother. Just for a Booth moment, or possibly more? I guess that could turn sort of spoilery–I have no idea!
Okay, enough from me. Discuss, discuss!