Okay, show of hands…who still sometimes feels like Thursdays are BONES days? I know I do. Or worse…after an episode airs, I keep thinking the *next* day is Friday. Tuesdays have not been kind to me 🙂 . Kidding, kidding.
I mentioned in my review that after the premiere, I started thinking about Booth and how he uses sex to sort of smooth over issues maybe he doesn’t want to address. It seemed clear when Brennan said she was sorry for the pain she caused him, and he didn’t really reply except to hitch her up onto the washer. I admitted it and said I attributed that quality of his in season six to the troublesome ‘lack of true communication/intimacy’ nature of his relationship with Hannah, but now with Brennan in season 8, I want it to be because he just loves her so much and can’t keep his hands off of her. Hahaha, I know, I know…I’m a hypocrite, but yeah, I’m over it.
I meant to do this discussion last Thursday, but didn’t get to it and then I was so bummed when the episode actually sort of went there, because like any good fandom blogger, I want to be right… BUT I REALLY WANT TO BE FIRST! Hahahaha, again, kidding. Sort of. Okay, moving on.
Anyhiz, who am I to complain when the show has its characters deal with their issues? I really am glad that Booth said sex wasn’t the problem, but the solution , because I think that does make sense for B&B. It’s not so much that I think they weren’t dealing with their issues and were just falling in bed together all of the time (though…who’s complaining?), but more that I really liked that despite the lack of ‘communication’ elsewhere, everything seemed to be fine on that front. Of course, these two did the intimacy thing long before sex, so maybe that helped too. And we’ve talked here before about Booth and Brennan and their ‘love languages’ (recap, there are five: touch, words of affirmation, acts of service, gifts, quality time), and I think one of Booth’s is touch, so it is how he shows affection. Brennan has historically separated love from sex, so I can’t imagine her having any issues having sex with Booth— okay, let’s face it…I can’t imagine any of us having issues having sex with Booth. MOVING ON AGAIN!
I thought it was interesting that both Sweets and Angela wanted to know about B&B’s sex life–Sweets questioningly assumed to Booth that it wasn’t good, while Angela was more along the ‘solution’ line with her encouragement to Brennan that B&B should be locked in a room together to ‘work it out’ and then share the juicy details. Brennan insisted they were fine–and they probably were in the sex department.
Of course…while B&B did talk things out, I am not sure if it changed how they will react to disagreements in the future. Then again, if sex isn’t the problem, it might as well be the solution and more!
What are your thoughts on this?
PS… I’ve been putting things together for the next round of Rock the Vote, and this time, I thought we would decide on the best B&B kiss. I want to make sure I remember each time they have kissed. Basically everything counts (so that time Brennan kissed Booth on the cheek in the hospital room—that counts!)…so if you can think of examples, please also leave them in the comments. Gracias!