I watched 10x14, 15 and 16 today and I really liked all three episodes a lot. Each for different reasons, but I enjoyed all of them. But last night, I talked with someone about the gambling storyline and we got back to 100th and post 100th episodes and it made me realize one thing that I miss about old Bones.
I can’t say I think old Bones is better, like some people - I don’t mean people who stopped watching, but those who still enjoy the show but think it used to be better. I can’t say that, it was very different, in many aspects, but I can’t say better because I wouldn’t trade B&B as a couple for the world (all those years waiting for an episode each week, hoping for a kiss or something that would move their relationship forward… I’m very glad for what we have now).
But thinking about season 5 made me realize I miss that - and this is going to make me seem like I have sadistic tendencies or something, lol - feeling of emotional pain from those “almost there but not there” times in their relationship. Yeah, it was terribly painful to see them like that and wait for things to get better between them, but also there is something enjoyable (?) about the pain.
To be more specific, The Boy With The Answer is one of my all time favourite episodes. It’s absolutely fantastic from the beginning to the end, but the feeling I had when I first watched the last scene? That painful moment when I held my breath for a couple of seconds? Those were some intense emotions I felt and it was totally awesome.
So to go back to the gambling storyline, and get to the point, I’m glad they’re doing this, because I think it’s gonna give me similar feelings and I just can’t wait for that.
Sure all finales since they got together broke my heart (especially S7), that was intense pain too, but it was different because they were short storylines. I mean, it took two episodes for them to get over Brennan running away, one over the proposal and S9/10 was a whole other story. But in S5 and S6 we had like 20 episodes, give or take, where they were affected by the events from the 100th episode (and of course the episodes before that had ongoing affects from Booth’s coma, so even that was different and emotional and good because it took more time to deal with, and after Hannah left, going back to being themselves), so to see those little steps, the development of their situation, that was pretty great, even when it was painful.
So I’m glad that for once we go back to emotional storyline that takes a while to develop, and lasts for more than two episodes (and without the summer hiatus in between). And the rest of the season sounds pretty awesome, I’m really looking forward to next week and the three episodes after that with Brennan finding out and Booth’s sponsor. I have no idea about the finale but I can’t wait.