Friday, November 13, 2009

Dinner and a Favor

Thanks to his brain tumor-induced coma, Booth is more aware of his feelings for Brennan.  He's also aware that, on paper, they make a terrible couple.  And now, thanks to the always-fabulous Gordon Gordon, he's aware that the heart wants what the heart wants (and when it doesn't get it, that frustration bleeds into other areas) and a little bit of patience could go a long way.  But the one thing that Booth is painfully unaware of, is the fact that Brennan has the same feelings for him and she is just as frustrated by them.  If she weren't, she never would have written a story in which she and Booth were nightclub owners, married and expecting a baby.  Ever since she deleted that story, she has seemed changed.  There have been two moments this season when it appeared that had Booth closed his eyes and jumped in, she would have followed.  The first one was during the premiere when he told her he loved her (and then abruptly took it back by passing it off as their partner relationship), and the second was when her exhibit opened and he brushed the hair off her shoulder.  I'm convinced that had Booth not chickened out, Brennan would have dove in with him.  I guess we'll never know for sure.  I don't think that she ever considered the possibility prior to his tumor, and now she's probably trying to determine whether his feelings are real.

This week, Booth took a few steps that made a pretty convincing argument that his intentions are genuine.

First, he noticed the changes that she has been making within herself.  Her willingness to crack jokes (as bad as they may have been) and to call forensic evidence "crap" marked interesting points of growth for Brennan.  She's loosening up, and in doing so, opening up.  Second, he showed her what she means to him.  She knew he was having a difficult time with his marksmanship.  She knew that he was nervous about his upcoming evaluation, but she thought that he needed to practice more.  But according to Gordon Gordon, Booth's frustration with not being able to be with Brennan caused him to have difficulty firing his gun (gotta love the innuendo!).  So, on Gordon Gordon's advice, Booth asked Brennan to attend his evaluation as a favor and she did.  With her looking on, he nailed the shots one after another.  And the significance didn't seem lost on Brennan.

And now, here's this week's edition of The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly:

THE GOOD: GORDON GORDON!!!  It was so wonderful to have him back.  I love his interaction with Booth and with Brennan.  He has an uncanny ability to bring out the truth in people -- even as a chef!  His scenes with Sweets were fantabulous as well.  Much love to Gordon Gordon.

THE BAD: Hodgins having to sift through all that "crap" from the sink hole. Just thinking about it is tedious!

THE UGLY: Booth in the wrestling ring.  It wasn't pretty for anyone involved!

If you missed last night's episode ("The Dwarf in the Dirt"), check it out for free at


John said...

I agree that if Booth had “jumped” Bones would have followed, but how far? Jumped into bed certainly, but I don’t think she is ready yet to commit to love. I think she would have an anxiety attack, pull back and say it was just sex.

That would end any future relationship, since Booth couldn’t handle that.

On the other hand, I can live w/o a Bones/Booth relationship.

RichE said...

Beyond the presence of Dan Castellaneta did anyone else see the Simpson's references? I didn't until I read about them.

I do fear the whole will they/won't they will get boring because we know they won't anytime soon.

Great to have Stephen Fry(cook) back. Is he due for any more episodes?

Kathryn Morris UK

TVFan said...

This is the only episode I see him listed for, but I know that series creator Hart Hanson is a big fan. So, I'm keeping my fingers crossed that we are graced with his presence again this season.