Well, we are down to two! Each ‘kiss’ finalist has a scene study (you can click here to go to the Partners in the Divorce 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, in the 100th episode, Booth and Brennan had met for the first time, in a series of flashbacks. Note: the below kiss does get broken up with a bit of ‘present day’ stuff, but I did not include it in this scene. All you need to know about that is that Brennan declares the kiss had ‘tongue contact’. But you don’t need me to tell you that, because I’m about to show you.
The scene starts out in a dive bar, where Booth is sharing some liquor with Brennan.
She starts talking about the case, but Booth stops here–he wants to show her something first.
He is going rogue—note, this is after she has already expressed that going rogue is a good thing. 🙂
I love her smile…it’s so great to see them liking one another. There was something so special about that idea, that when they met, they liked one another. You’ll notice that Booth moves even closer to her.
He mentions how she can hold her liquor, and it’s clear he’s impressed. She tells him about how she once drank bhang, and he stares at her.
But then he tells her that she’s fired. She is not amused–is it because she drank bhang? Because that was for scholarly research, she tells him, in a way that is both tipsy and prim and basically adorable. And it makes him smile, because she’s just very cute.
He tells her that she’s fired because she punched a federal judge.
Reel him in, baby!
If they don’t work together any longer…they could have sex.
Booth tells her he’ll call a cab, and Brennan is agreeable to that decision. Love her eyes and how expressive they are. It’s no wonder he was totally enthralled with her from the start!
Booth tells her that he has a gambling problem, but he’s dealing with it. This is a huge admission from him, and we know this now, not because he rarely tells people about this particular issue but because he NEVER likes admitting something he doesn’t have control over. I have the feeling that he’s never started a date off this way. Maybe he told himself that if he got involved with someone else, he’d tell them straight away. Maybe she is just so honest that he can’t help but tell her. Either way, he does.
I already stated that I doubt he started dates off with telling women about his gambling problem, but I REALLY doubt that any other woman would ask “Why did you feel you had to tell me that?” . Booth probably received encouragement, support, sympathy, disdain, or any number of other reactions to that statement, but from Brennan, she just continues to ask a question—to find out his motivation, and to learn more about him.
He tells her that he feels ‘like this is going somewhere’.
She asks him why he thinks what they have is ‘going somewhere’, and I think that’s part curiosity and part flirting. Either way, they are both pretty darn lovely and both completely in the other’s spell 🙂
Booth breathily admits that it’s because he thinks he’s going to kiss her. Brennan’s had enough talking, and she leans in to press her lips against his. And the kiss begins…
It’s so perfect, because it’s so pure–there is none of the angst that will come between them within about 5 ‘show-minutes’. It’s not just desire, though there is a lot of it…it’s also full of promise and happiness.
Brennan moves away from Booth, and he is left stunned, saying only “Wow”. Brennan laughs at him and declares that they are NOT spending the night together.
He wants to know if she thinks he’d wake up in the morning and have regrets.
“That would never happen,” Brennan tells him, ha!
She waves to him as the cab drives away, and Booth feels the pull back to the pool hall, but eventually walks away and goes home, fighting the urge to gamble (I believe) because he has a taste of something to fight for.
So there you have it.
1. It’s a great kiss, full of heat and ‘sweet’
2. It basically helped Booth quit gambling, so…
1. They didn’t kiss again for about four years. And then two years after that. And THEN like two MORE years
2. While certainly nice, it’s not the kind of kiss that proves how much they mean to one another.