Season 6, Episode 22 - The Hole in the Heart
(again, no post at blogspot because they are down right now)
First, just a little something before the HOLY SHIT DID THAT JUST HAPPEN LET ME DIE moment(s): How he’s immediate to tell her she’s staying at his apartment, how she’s so ok with it and ok to obey him because she knows him well enough to know when to fight him and when to not, etc. etc., I know this happens all the time with them, and I know I mention it every time, but really, I just have to note it.
Let’s talk about the fact that she’s wearing his sweatshirt to bed. She’s lying out on his couch, alone, unable to sleep because she’s tortured by all these thoughts about Vincent, she doesn’t know what to think… and she’s wearing his sweatshirt. A sweatshirt that probably smells like him, or at the very least, whatever laundry soap he uses, which I’m sure she associates with him.
This is actually really irrelevant to everything, and is nothing more than pure conjecture, but whatever, I like the thought.
Anyway. This scene is just TOO DAMN MUCH. So, we go through it bit by bit.
“Come here, no no no, Bones, you’ve got this all wrong.”
She’s standing there, crying, saying she’s a horrible person because she thinks Vincent thoughts she was making him go away. And he can’t stand to see her like that. So much that he doesn’t just tell her she’s wrong, he physically pulls her down, closer to him.
(to those who were complaining about how he didn’t comfort her more in Doctor in the Photo, there’s your make-up for that, take it or leave it. It upset him then to see her upset, and it upsets him now. It’s just that now, he can actually do something about it, and before, he could not.)
Really though, most of the actual conversation isn’t too important in regards to them, until afterward. They’ve said all that can be said at the point, but this… this is just too much for her. Words are not enough.
Just a “Can I just…?”, and he automatically responds “Yeah. That’s why I’m here”, annnnnd they fall into bed.
Now, what I originally wrote, while first watching this, was:
“Sflasdhfuishdfuisdhuifhsduifhsuidfhsuifhs fdeath forever”
(I know it doesn’t seem like it, but “death forever” is actually a good thing.)
Time to translate to Normal Person English.
This is a Very Big Thing for them. It’s more or less the closest they’ve been physically, and emotionally, well, it’s a pretty big thing to sob against someone’s chest while lying in their bed.
Remember what I was saying last episode about how they’ve reached a point where they are more or less comfortable with their intimacy? Yep, this is the consequence of it.
And a lovely (or ridiculously awesome, whatever, same thing) consequence it is.
They’ve been building this up so much til now, all this being-comfortable-with-their-intimacy stuff, that it’s not even a big deal that she does this, at all. She needs comfort, he has it to give.
And the very end. She’s sobbing in his arms, and he’s holding her, and you’re sitting at home flipping your shit. Which means you might have missed a subtle yet significant change in action. She’s sobbing, sobbing, sobbing… and then, she calms down a little. She rests her hand more flat on his chest. She turns her head so her head is on its side. She’s not sobbing anymore; she’s just lying in his arms. And he knows it. And they’re both just laying there, with each other. No excuses of “Oh well I was so emotional, that’s why I did that” can be used anymore.
That’s pretty fucking huge.
(and really though, not to belittle Vincent’s death or Brennan’s feelings about it any way, but I wouldn’t be surprised if part of why Brennan was so emotional (and part of what pushed her to get into bed with Booth) was her thinking about what if it HAD been Booth, as Brodski had intended. Again, it’s conjecture (yikes, I’ve been doing that a bit too much lately, haven’t I?), but it does make sense. Those thoughts of if it had been Booth would logically morph into feelings of being so grateful that it wasn’t him, and therefore would make her boundaries with him, both physical and emotional, less sturdy and inflexible.)
And now, we must tackle the really expensive (“million dollar” is so overused) question:
DID THEY HAVE SEX?
AND I HAVE THE ANSWER!