Clacking With Julia – Bones, an alternate take: the perfection in the goodbye (Originally for Clique Clack Television)

I say the following with the greatest amount of professional respect: I am actively boggled by how little Ivey understands the characters on Bones. Really, are we watching the same show? I wonder, sometimes, if this accounts for the fact that we never agree on anything. Maybe Ivey just … lives in another reality! This is the only way I could buy his fundamental blindness when it comes to the brilliant character growth exhibited by the Bones season finale, especially in regards to Booth and Brennan. Mostly, in his belief that the show writers are keeping them apart  because they don’t trust that the audience will like them together.

Seriously? That’s the most ridiculous thing I’ve ever heard. It’s got nothing to do with trusting the audience, and it has everything to do with the fact that this was totally the wrong time and place for them to get together. Period.

I discussed this when I disagreed with Ivey before, but when we look at why Booth and Brennan aren’t together, we don’t need to look at Booth. We as an audience have gone along with Booth as he’s fallen deeper and deeper in love with Brennan. Ivey and I also agree on the fundamental reasons why Booth and Bones left each other. What Ivey keeps failing to understand is why Brennan doesn’t get over herself and just make out with Booth already and I say, once again, that Ivey has clearly never met anyone even remotely like Temperance Brennan. Hell, he doesn’t even have to have met someone like her, it’s like he’s completely forgotten all that insight we got into her in the episode right before this one.

Let’s take a little trip down memory lane to the 100th episode. Sweets, despite his deep conviction that he was totally wrong  about everything, as usual, wasn’t. Sweets is a super-smart guy. He tends to view Booth and Brennan in an idealized way, almost like he’s a fan watching them the way we are, but his insights are often unintentionally accurate. Remember when he said that Booth and Brennan could never kiss, because then the dam would break? He wasn’t totally wrong.

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