Hey everyone and Happy Wednesday!
I was thinking about Monday night’s episode yesterday as I drove to work in the morning, especially the end scene, which like so many end scenes has ended up with B&B at their home, sharing a drink and/or some conversation etc. Sometimes the scenes are sweeter than others, though I think it is rare that one is as nice as end scenes in previous seasons. We’ve already done the “Is Booth romantic enough” post, so this isn’t about that…but I did find it interesting that as B&B were bickering last night, Brennan got up and walked away. It’s not out of the ordinary, and definitely married couples/partners do that kind of thing. But I realized that B&B don’t argue face to face any longer…or at least very often.
It’s one thing to say they barely kiss or touch each other, but when I think about it (and the Rock the Vote UST probably also had a hand in my thinking of this), most of their electric scenes in the past involved bickering or arguing…but they always moved closer into one another’s space. I think in the past, whenever I imagined B&B together as a couple, they would still have that magnetic draw to one another. Now they seem to bicker and argue while facing forward on a couch or in an office or something. Part of what made them great (read: also hot) was the tension that happened when two smart, qualified people challenged one another and got just a littttttle too close for comfort. I think the show could do with a little more of that.
What do you think? Is there a difference in the way B&B argue that has changed over the past couple of seasons? Has that had a bigger effect on the show than the fact that they are a romantic couple?