Hello and Happy Tuesday around the Bones fandom!
Many great discussions occurring here, on Twitter and Facebook, and other sites, I’m sure, about yesterday’s episode! One question I want your opinion on is this: Did Booth’s “proposal” make up for the sadness in the S8 finale, and… did catching Pelant, etc. make Flynn’s death worth it?
I’m going to cheat a little bit and answer my own question in the post, which I guess isn’t cheating at all, hahahaha….but I just almost never do that!
1. I do not think the proposal here ‘balanced the scales’ so to speak, in terms of the angst felt in the finale. BUT because they had a conversation during the season premiere that worked some things out, I think I am coming to terms with it. So premiere convo + end scene here = a little closer to being worth the pain felt. I still contend that the show puts the characters through pain and says “don’t worry, this was necessary, but it will all be worth it” and then gets a little skittish about delivering too much happiness, resulting in…well, I guess an imbalance in pain/happiness. I’m not unhappy, just now how I would have done it. BUT I’m seeing some very convincing arguments around the old world wide web supporting the scene too!
2. No, I don’t think Flynn’s death was justified—and it will be interesting to see if the Jeffersonian team just washes their hands of it. I’m not saying they are guilty, but they have suffered more self-induced angst over less, I think.
Okay, thoughts from you?