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10 April 2010 @ 01:30 am
Mixed Feelings about Bones 100th Episode  
Well I finally watched the much anticipated and long-awaited Bones 100th episode.....it was not quite what I expected....:s

Honestly? I don't know what to think.....but I didn't totally love it, that's for sure! :(  I mean, I loved seeing a real kiss between them (in the flashback I mean), that was hot, but I just don't buy that that could have happened between them at the beginning of their relationship, not when all this time they've acted like they could never think of themselves in sexual terms (or especially Brennan), etc, it just doesn't fit with everything we've seen since. So BIG retcon there, one that doesn't really work, IMO.

Then there was the end....*sigh* It was so exciting, the moment I've been waiting 4 years for (since I started watching live with the beginning of season 2), and well, it didn't quite go the way I expected it too! I also wish Booth had fought harder, argued more, told her that she didn't need to change in order to be in a relationship with him, pointed out that they were all but in a romantic relationship anyway! It broke my heart, to see Booth lose the gamble, to hear him say he's going to move on--ugh, no! :(  I guess they just had to throw in that obstacle....though at least it's something to have Brennan pretty much admitting at last that she has those kinds of feelings for him as well! I sure hope they can work it out....I will always love B/B, even if I don't feel as enthusiastic about them as I once did!

I did find this really nice B/B fanvid made after the 100th episode though, for those shippers on my flist! :) It makes me feel a little better about them in the episode, kind of summing things up....

Overall I enjoyed the flashback, seeing Zack again and such, and Brennan's season 1 hair, a nice blast from the past! But I was a little nonplussed by Hodgin's attitude, for one thing--I mean I know he sometimes acts very angry, especially in seasons 4 and 5, but really? He's always seemed on the show like a pretty outgoing guy, sociable, so I didn't like this retcon either (and was his hair really that long?!). I also was a little unsure about the Angela bits as well, the way she and Brennan acted in season 1 seemed to be more than just friends of one year! It didn't seem to fit either....I did like Hodgins being so excited to work with Angela though, oh Hodgela! *sigh* Also Booth using the word "squint" to Brennan in the first case is a mistake, because in the Pilot she asks him what that means, as if hearing it for the first time then!

I did like seeing Caroline again, and that Cam was the first to tell Booth about the Jeffersonian (I was wondering how he first would have been paired up with them!), and that Brennan was the one to first get Booth to start wearing his funny socks and "Cocky" belt buckle, that she had already had such an influence on him before the show even began, giving him one of his defining characteristics!  I also did love the beginning of the flashback, the way it was structured, the whole "Do you believe in fate?" exchange that cut back to the present--awww! :)

So while I appreciated the trip to the past, I did not think all of the flashback worked within the framework of the show we have watched for 5 seasons now--it felt like at times they were trying to force a square peg into a round hole, if you catch my drift. I also thought the case itself was a little boring, to be honest. I don't think this episode ranks all that highly at all among the best Bones epps--I love and enjoyed most of season 2 and many season 3 and 4 epps much more than this one.  There was some season 1 feel (right down to them spending way too long on B/B watching videos of the victim, lol, something I did *not* miss about season 1!), but I guess season 1 and 2 episodes are invariably going to be better than the mere attempt to reconstruct one!

However, it was still momentous and special for giving me two things I've been waiting 4 years for: the story of their first case (which I've always wondered about), and Booth admitting his feelings to Brennan at last and trying to start a romantic relationship with her (at last!), and her all but admitting her feelings for him! So there is that, at least....

Was I the only one who had these issues with the retcons and such? :s  What did you all think?

I sure hope the Supernatural 100th Episode next week doesn't leave me disappointed in the same way!  (Though at least from the promos and clips I've seen already, I don't think this will be the case!)
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galathea_snb: s&d never fargalathea_snb on April 10th, 2010 09:13 am (UTC)
I enjoyed the episode, especially the flashbacks, seeing how the team came together in the first place. I am not all that attuned to the show's history, so I probably missed a lot of retcons, although admittedly I was irritated at the fact that Brennan had just met Angela. I always had the impression that they have been long-time friends.

I think the last scene was weakest part of the episode. I mean, I am really no Booth/Brennan shipper and I like them better as friends, but Brennan's 'I am a scientist, so I cannot change' speech was utterly stupid. Everybody can change, if they just want it bad enough and being a scientist doesn't prevent anyone from following their feelings. It certainly didn't prevent her from putting her feelings first, as Brennan did change when she accepted her brother and then her father back in her life. I mean Brennan is probably one of the most static characters in the recent history of TV, but that denial at the end was just taking it too far.

Anyway, I am not really invested in the show and watch it just for fun, so I cannot be disappointed in the way you are. ;)
sherrilina: Booth/Brennan (Bones)sherrilina on April 10th, 2010 05:45 pm (UTC)
Well I mean they were just retcons in my opinion, based on the show we've seen since season 1. I'm glad I wasn't the only one annoyed about Angela, they did seem to be long-time friends...:s

And I agree, that's a perfect point about her changing with her father and brother--if she can open up to them, she can open up to Booth! *rolleyes* I mean, she is changing as the seasons go on, getting more emotional, learning more (she isn't completely static), but yeah, also she doesn't necessarily need to change more--she already cares about Booth more than anyone, as she has shown time and time again, what is the difference between those displays in the platonic sense and in the romantic sense?!

Yeah, honestly, I am not *that* disappointed either (like, not in the same league as Merlin season 2, for sure), because I also am not so invested in the show anymore, but I was for some times, and so kind of the residual and memory of that, makes me sad about this epp! :( But I'll get over it....
Alison_artanis_ on April 11th, 2010 04:18 pm (UTC)
I haven't watched that in a while, but knowing that things actually happen in that episode, I'll take a look and let you know what I thought. The science still makes me crazy.
Alison_artanis_ on April 12th, 2010 12:40 am (UTC)
Yeah. I pretty much hated that.
sherrilina: Brennan (Bones)sherrilina on April 12th, 2010 01:30 am (UTC)
The episode, the B/B thing, or both?
Alison_artanis_ on April 12th, 2010 03:14 pm (UTC)
Both. How'd they figure out it was the judge in the first place? Stupid. Sweets obsession with their relationship? Has been and always will be creepy. The B.B thing completely unexplained, established far too quickly, destroyed far too quickly (in voice over), completely out of context with the show... do I need to go on?
sherrilina: Booth/Brennan (Bones)sherrilina on April 13th, 2010 12:24 am (UTC)
Lol yeah I was wondering about the judge thing too, why they would have pinned him....:s

And what do you mean by the B.B thing completely unexplained, the flashback? I agree, that was random, and doesn't add up at all, especially with their interaction later! :s *sigh* Stupid writers!

I wish this show would just get canceled after next season, since I am bored, but I know I will keep going out of loyalty to the end....but now it gets such solid ratings that's not going to happen any time soon, I imagine!