Episode of the Week - 7x05: The Twist in the Twister
I apologize for what I am about to do here, but just look at this scene. I simply cannot help it. Brennan is sitting in Booth’s apartment one evening. She is extremely pregnant with their daughter. And she is relaxing after another tough case- with a hot cup of tea in hand and a bit of “light” reading (I assume she indulges in Medicinal Physics Quarterly to help her unwind after a long day). She is obviously more than a little comfortable making herself at home here. Though Booth’s apartment is not quite as “roomy” as Brennan’s, anywhere Booth is- that’s her home too. Always. Brennan is sitting on the couch catching up on her extracurricular journals as she awaits Booth’s imminent arrival. Because they will be spending the rest of the night together. Not for the first time, of course (It’s been five months and we spend almost all of our time together). And certainly not for the last time. Aside from a few forced separations, they will be together every night, from now until forever. Think about all those nights Brennan visited Booth’s apartment in the past (and vice versa). There was an inevitable endpoint. Always a time when one of them finally had to leave.
Boundaries. And I have to assume neither one of them ever really wanted that moment to come. Though, they clearly would never admit to it back then. Because Booth and Brennan could not risk losing what they had together. But everything is different now. Now they don’t even have to ask. There doesn’t need to be a reason to stay. Their connection was only strengthened when they finally got together. They are a family, in every sense of the word. Friends, partners, and VERY SIGNIFICANT others. They are each other’s everything. And their relationship means everything. So even if the two of them are in a fight, or need some time and space- They will always come home to each other. Every single time. And if for some reason they don’t, you can bet that there is a valid reason. Booth and Brennan each know the devastating sting of abandonment all too well. And neither one would ever intentionally put the other through that again (note the word, intentionally). When Booth was upset with Brennan earlier in the season, he made certain that she still knew, without a shadow of a doubt, that he loves her. And he obviously knows that she feels the same way. Because she shows him every single day. Excuse me while I go recover from the beauty that is this couple. My mind goes to the craziest of places, even when it comes to the simplest moments depicted on Bones. My initial intent here was only to comment on the fact that while nothing about these 3 seconds appears very remarkable to a more “normal” person, with context, this is another extraordinary moment. I am powerless against this couple. And I am 100% okay with that.
Also, look how precious she is.