I started out this television season very excited to talk about mainly Bones, but something happened after watching the first show of the season. My Bones love started to die a little, and I could barely bring myself to post about them. I wasn’t even watching the episodes in a timely fashion. I would let a few pile up and then I wasn’t all that happy when I saw them. I usually stick with shows that I love and take them for what they are, warts and all, but this season is just not what I have been looking for in a television show, especially one whose characters I have come to know and love.
For the first time I have found myself looking around the characters of Booth and Brennan and looking forward to scenes with even people like Daisy. I hate how I barely show anything about Angela and Hodgins and their marriage, but have had to endure Hannah and Booth in bed, Hannah injured in her career, Hannah bonding wih Brennan, Hannah bonding with Parker. Are you starting to get the picture? When she’s not there, conversations are about her. At this point Booth has not been Booth and I really don’t even want him for or with Brennan – even as a partner. He has been cold and dismissive. She has been fabulous this year and I want her to move on and get somebody wonderful. Yes, in the real world relationships can become painful and awkward when feelings are unrequited. It sucks to love someone who doesn’t love you back, but I really don’t need to be beat over the head with this every week for an hour. This show used to be about relationships, and interactions between characters I had come to love and enjoy. Now, not so much.
I love Cam. If I could see her a little more than I see Hannah, that would be great. I love Angela and Hodgins, ditto. I miss the squinterns. Believe me, I get that Booth is in a relationship and is the happiest that he has ever been. So happy that he blows off the pregnancy announcement of two very excited and very good friends, friends who have worked to save his life, because Hannah was coming back home (where they both live and sex each other up all the time, as per the show). Who is this guy? They have never showed Booth in his apartment as much as they have this season. Frankly, I’m not interested in Hannah and their relationship. No other outside relationship has ever eaten the show like this. This is not Bones. I really think the intention is to punish Brennan, and anyone who has seen her pov. She has now been broken, and realizes the error of her ways, but I am sure we can punish her for another eight episodes now that she has admitted she has regrets concerning Booth.
Miraculously, this last episode, The Doctor in the Photo, has helped some fans to think there is a light at the end of the tunnel. I think they have not placed a roadblock for Bones and Booth so much as they have blown up the road. There comes a time when enough things happen that you don’t want a certain couple together. It is possible to kill the magic. Amy reminded me of Derek calling Meredith a whore on Grey’s Anatomy. There are things you don’t come back from. Your best friend crying in the car beside you and you telling her that the current girl isn’t a consolation prize and asking her if you can call someone to be with her??? Really. There are things that romantic television couples do not come back from.
I didn’t expect him to break up with Hannah, but where is his compassion? I feel nothing from him anymore toward her. As illogical as his relationship is with Hannah, this seems to be where his heart is at, and more than anything else I am just curious to what they come up with. I doubt deeply that I will feel the same about this duo again. I want her to be assigned someone new from the FBI to work with.
The Doctor in the Photo was very heavy handed to me, and that is a term I don’t use because I think it rarely applies. But here. Yes. The lonely doc, who lines up her vegetables in the fridge and sadly cooks dinner for her friends, all couples. She has no date. Umm, Brennan has always at the very least been capable of dating and having sexual relationships. Booth was uncomfortable with her sexuality and how openly she both discusses and expresses it. Now she can’t scare up a date for a dinner party? She parallels the Dr. who went missing, “quietly”, to her own life? Brennan would be missed. Angela was hired at the Jeffersonian at least in part because she was a friend of Brennan’s. She put herself out on an emotional limb to bond with Sweets and she made Booth do it too. She has made connections and she has friends. People would miss her.
Brennan may be awkward, but she has always had relationships. She has built a relationship, albeit reluctantly, with her brother, and even her dad. And now I am supposed to buy that she has no one and nothing besides work? I guess without a man, all that other stuff just goes right out the window. I just can’t drink this kool-aid they have served up about Brennan. Sometimes I think writers lose track of the story that they have been telling. The story that they told for the last FIVE years just doesn’t mesh with what is going on this year.
That said, Emily Deschanel knocked it out of the park Thursday night. I don’t buy the episode, nor did it make sense, but she sold the material. If I am supposed to not like Booth this season, then David has done a fantastic job as well.
In the future if I write these posts they will be about Bones (if I’m still watching the show), Vampire Diaries and whatever other TV has crossed my path. My Bones rant was the order of the day today.
And no Hart, I still don’t love Hannah.
Who loves Hannah? Booth? Bones?
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