Well, we are down to two! Each ‘kiss’ finalist has a scene study (you can click here to go to the Parts in the Sum of the Whole scene), and the voting will take place tomorrow with a winner announced on Wednesday morning. And YAY, a new episode tonight! I can say that it’s my favorite episode of the season so far, and there will certainly be a Morning After Q tomorrow as well as the voting. Sound good! Let’s do this thing!
Okay, so after an intense reunion in the season 8 premiere, things looked up for B&B. But as the days went on, tensions rose to the surface and they tried to reconcile living together once again after having been separated for a few months. There were justifications on both sides for feelings, and they also discussed that they were ‘fine’. But it was clear that not everything was ‘good’, and there’s a difference between ‘fine’ and ‘good’.
The scene starts at B&B’s home, with Booth alone and waiting for Brennan.
She tells him that she thought when they apologized to one another, that everything was fine, and Booth realizes it’s because they were being polite. Brennan agrees, but also states that he knew that not everything was fine.
Booth, who always wants everything to be okay for the people he cares about, even if it means he himself is uncomfortable or without, tells her that it’s because he wanted to believe everything would be fine. That is also his way of operating…fake it till you make it! Booth isn’t fake…it’s just that he believes a man can work hard and shape his destiny, and he was going to work hard to make sure that they were ‘fine’.
Brennan tells him that Sweets told her she is rebelling psychologically because she knows her happiness is contingent on Booth and Christine.
Booth is quick to tell her that while Sweets is good at that stuff, they are more than psychology. I love how, during the conversation, they are literally walking into one another’s arms. Earlier in the episode, Booth told Sweets that sex wasn’t the problem–it was the solution. I love that they still continue to touch one another as signs of their affection and commitment to one another.
“We’re gonna be okay,” Booth tells her.
“I just don’t want to be polite about this,” Brennan tells him, and I love that. I love that she just wants it to be honest. Booth gets a little scared here…not because I think he’s afraid of what she’ll say, but because he’s afraid he has to admit how he really feels. He can’t just fix it.
But he tries, saying, “I’ll just make sure that it doesn’t happen again.”
Brennan wants to know how he plans to do that.
Brennan is glad they are talking (and still looking at him with that wide-eyed vulnerability she’s always had when they are really honest and super close to one another!) . She tells him they can take Christine to the carousel, even though she knows what the outcome will be.
They kiss and hold one another as the screen goes dark!
1. They probably go straight to bed and have some pretty good sex after this kiss. No more cabs separating them, none of that.
2. It’s a kiss that proves they can overcome anything, if they just keep communicating with one another.
1. It’s nice, and passionate, but not as long and intense as the other kiss
2. Fart jokes are not exactly hot