Happy Friday around the world!
This episode would definitely show up near the top of my “grossest corpses on Bones of all time!” list! EW!
Besides that distinction, this episode is another interesting one for me. Like we’ve talked about before, during this time (and really any time up through S6:E23) I was so primed for B&B to GET TOGETHER ALREADY, while the show had to measure that inevitability with season renewals and all of that. The end scene in this episode always took my breath away too. B&B were kind of mean to one another in this one, and so when she shows up at his door and is feeling vulnerable, it is intense.
I remember people thinking that Booth dropped the ball in this one, that she was obviously there and wanted to be with him, and he missed the signs or whatever. It was the same sort of thing that happened after Blackout in the Blizzard, where the fact that they DIDN’T get together is what seemed forced, you know? There were shades of that in The Bones on the Blue Line too, I think. It’s all of that whole push/pull thing that works so well but when taken too far becomes kind of unrealistic. However, I think the show was able to pull it off because they had established that Booth doesn’t always have the courage (for lack of a better word) to act in his best interests…that is, he has self-worth issues and maybe doesn’t always believe he deserves good things.
Or maybe he thought Brennan wasn’t ready and didn’t want to push her one way or the other. It could go either way 🙂
The scene in the bridal shop always makes me laugh as well. And I had forgotten until now that in this episode, Angela and Hodgins are both using a dating app on their phones and Hodgins declines getting matched with Angela. Interesting.
Okay, it is your turn. What do you like or not like about this episode?
Here is your moment of B&B: