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Rewatch • (Bones) - 4x25, The Critic in the Cabernet

“Listen, you said you wanted to do this alone because feelings are ephemeral. So is life, Brennan. We’re here one minute and then we’re gone the next. You should know that better than anybody! If you keep living trying to protect yourself, nothing is going to touch you.” - Angela Montenegro to Temperance Brennan

May 7th: This Day in Bones History

May 7th, 2009: The Critic in the Cabernet

Brennan announces she wants to have a baby, and requests sperm from Booth. This (along with a brain tumor) pushes him toward a minor breakdown in which he sees a hallucination of Stewie Griffin. The episode ends as he goes into surgery, with Brennan at his side.

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May 7th, 2012: The Suit on the Set

The team heads to Hollywood to oversee the workings of Brennan’s books being turned into a movie, and of course there ends up being a case to solve. They are slightly lured by the glamour, but in the end B&B decide they have enough in one another.

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BOOTH: Alright OK. Here we go, ready? Hunger
BRENNAN: Sex
BOOTH: Whoa
BRENNAN: Horse
BOOTH: Cowboy
BRENNAN: Child
BOOTH: Baby
BOOTH: What you think I’m a baby?
BRENNAN: You’re a father
BOOTH: Oh, mother
BRENNAN: Birth
BOOTH: Happy
BRENNAN: Sperm
BOOTH: Sperm, isn’t this kinda weird?
SWEETS: No keep going.
BOOTH: Oh. Egg.
BRENNAN: I want a baby
BOOTH: Whoa!
BRENNAN: Horse

BRENNAN: You’re the one who’s always touting parenthood. Implying that my life is incomplete because I don’t have a child
BOOTH: I know but this is kinda sudden
BRENNAN: Perhaps you don’t want to help me
BOOTH: Of course I do
BRENNAN: So you’ll do it?
BOOTH: I’ll think about it
BRENNAN: I don’t understand. It’s a simple request. I’m sure you engage in masturba…
BOOTH: [interrupting] WHOA!
BRENNAN: Horse
BOOTH: Enough. We’ll talk about it later
BRENNAN: I’m not asking for you to be involved. All I want is your sperm
BOOTH: [Notices FBI tech is listening to their conversation and forces a laugh] Hahaha…All I want is your sperm! That’s a good one!
BRENNAN: I don’t understand
BOOTH: Yeah alright. [to the FBI tech] Just close your mouth and point us out to the body OK?

ANGELA: Listen, you said you wanted to do this alone because feelings are ephemeral. So is life, Brennan. We’re here one minute and then we’re gone the next. You should know that better than anybody! If you keep living trying to protect yourself, nothing is ever going to touch you.

BRENNAN: Sweets said that it’s not his job to tell somebody what they’re feeling or how they should live their life.

—  These are such strong words. Angela started to really get to Brennan, the way Brennan replies is so hurt and emotional, she understands what she is saying but doesn’t want to listen.

I’ve always loved the BUSTED look on her face when Angela so succinctly explained why she wanted to have Booth’s baby.

“So its because Booth is hot”

But the reality was that it wasn’t just because Booth is hot, something she has never denied, it was because she loved him. As Cam also said, she wanted a piece of him, to always be tied to him but they were both too chicken shit to do it the way they really wanted to do it.

Her face is just so expressive, I see so much there.