Watching tonight’s episode of Bones was like waiting for the last wobbly bowling pin to tip over. And based on the outcome, we were either going to be happy — or very pissed. So which are you?[SPOILER ALERT]
I think in the back of our heads we knew that Booth and Brennan had sex in last week’s episode. I mean, why all the buildup if they didn’t do the deed, right? And while we spent the entire episode waiting for confirmation of what we already felt in our bones (Pun!), I don’t think anyone could have predicted that the huge final twist was that Bones was pregnant.
I completely expect reactions to this news to be mixed. After all, it feels like we pressed fast-forward through the best part of a growing relationship — and, in this case, a relationship we’ve been watching grow for six years. I think I’d feel a little cheated…if it weren’t for that final frame.
You see, those last twenty seconds, as Brennan broke the news to Booth while Adele’s “Make You Feel My Love” played in the background, had what I call the Power of Booth. It was one of those moments — like the final minutes of the 100th episode and when Booth rescues Brennan in “Two Bodies in the Lab” — where a single look from his puppy dog eyes just makes you melt. And when Booth’s stunned face turned into a joy-filled smile, I lost it. To be fair, I think some of those tears were because I had spent 58 minutes watching them solve a murder in a freaking bowling alley when all I wanted to do was find out what the heck happened last week. (In the oh-so-appropriate words of my friend who IM’d me toward the end of the episode, “Oh you bastards, you have 12 mins to pop out a baby and to TELL US WHAT HAPPENED.”)
But the rest of the tears, readers, were happy. Happy because Angela and Hodgins had a healthy baby. Happy because they gave it a middle name that was a nod to fallen squintern Vincent. And happy because, well, this is Bones and Booth. We know they’re meant for each other, so…why not?
Of course, so much is left in the air. Will Brennan’s baby make it to full term? Was this a dream (probably not)? Will next season jump ahead some amount of time so we don’t have two pregnancies over two consecutive seasons? No one knows what’s down the line.
All I do know? Despite everything we’ve been through with these crazy kids…they still get to me.
What’s your take, PopWatchers?
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