Thursday, May 20, 2010

Episode Discussion: The Beginning in the End

Episode discussion for:

Bones, Season 5, Episode 22
The Beginning in the End

Please, please, PLEASE -

Please, don't give anything based on interviews, etc, about next season. Stick to unsubstantiated theories =) I will have to delete any comments that include spoilers for future episodes or download links.

Please discuss away, every aspect of this episode. Disagreements, as long as you are respectful, are more than welcome!!

147 comments:

Anonymous said...

OMG Not even a kiss!! HH stuck to us again.

iheartbooth said...

Not only not even a kiss, but not even a freaking hug! I am sooooooooo disappointed! HH better not walk into any dark alleys!

Michele said...

Unbelievable. Just unbelievable. I am so exceptionally pissed off right now that I can't even express it.

Anonymous said...

just seemed like a waste of time. anticlimactic.

S. said...

you know watch bones sucks.

Anonymous said...

possibly worst episode of the season?

SJ said...

For a moment I really thought he was going to lean in to kiss her. He could've just kissed her forehead in the LEAST sexual/romantic way possible and that wouldn't have ruined whatever the producers are afraid of ruining.

I don't know anything about the military, but Booth being called in now at his age after all these years seems a little unrealistic, no? He could've just gotten relocated or something.

Anonymous said...

Yeah...not impressed. At all. By anything. The dialogue in the first few minutes was so very bad that it was actually jarring.

Anonymous said...

Anticlimactic.

I was bored throughout the episode and the ending just fell flat. I am certainly not dancing in my underwear...I wanna choke HH with it, instead.

SJ said...

I bet the next season's starting with twins in Angela's arms. Maybe a triplet.

Amanda said...

Wow. Clearly I'm in the minority here.

I actually really loved the episode. Yeah, I'm a little upset that there was no kiss, but now I'm really looking forward to the season premiere.

I think Sweets meowing was one of the funniest moments on Bones so far.

I loved Booth and Bones' interactions in this episode, Bones is so scared of the fact that Booth has made her less "rational," and it was nice to see her fighting with herself about him leaving and getting hurt. She can't figure out how she feels, and she knows she's vulnerable and uncomfortable with that.

I loved seeing her so excited for the trip, and when she found out about Daisy, I just watched her heart break. I loved her interaction with Daisy here, it really was very refreshing, for me.

I think I like the promise at the end more than a kiss. This was just so ... "them" ... it made much more sense.

Can't wait until the fall :)

Sarah (#2) said...

I was really hoping that Brennan and Booth would kiss before she got on the plane. That would've helped the summer hiatus be less tortuous. But nothing.

I'm not mad, I'm just really, really disappointed. And, admittedly, sad.

Michele said...

And next season, as they meet by the coffee cart by the Reflecting Pool - it all starts again. Will they/won't they. *sigh* Question to all of you: Are you going to stick it out 'til the end?

Vanessa said...

I am disappointed with this season finale. =( I think HH and all the writers are genius but this time I realy expected more. I feel sad! Am I the only one feeling sad? I don't even know what to say right now, so I probably will comment on this tomorrow after giving it a little more thought.

Anyway, everything pointed to this episode being epic, sarting with the name! Yes, I know it still may have meant the beginning of a new phase in their relationship but still...it just wasn't enough. It was beautiful but until the last moment I was hoping they would turn around, run to each other and kiss!!!!

So does this mean Bones is one of the series that's jumping forward in time? I wasn't expecting that. Or season 6 will star before one year has passed and they will return sooner?

Anonymous said...

@ Michele,
that's exactly what I was thinking. I don't think I go through this cycle over again. They'll start working together next season...they'll talk about how they missed each other for maybe a second, and then bam all is forgotten and they move on. Same old teasing from the writers, with no clear end in sight. I am frustrated.

Rolywa said...

I thought this episode showed a lot of growth for Brennan and I think a year apart for them (as long as we don't see it) will make for an interesting new season. Though the will-they-or-wont-they is getting old.

And a kiss would have been nice!

Anonymous said...

Also in the minority. I loved this =) A kiss would be pretty unrealistic and very non-Bonesy. The promise seems more like them.

I really liked the balance between squints and BB in this episode. It seems that in recent episodes, the emphasis has been on BB only, which infuriates and frustrates me. Sweets meowing and Hodgin's offering the guidebook = love! Haha. The case was mildly interesting.

I will admit it felt more like a middle-of-the-season episode than a season finale. But I enjoyed it.

Anonymous said...

@Amanda. Agree with everything you wrote!

Anonymous said...

The 100th episode would've made a better finale... THAT would've made me wanna come back for more next season.

Not this.

Anonymous said...

So I didn't hate the episode. I actually kinda liked it up until the very end. The ending left me very disappointed because HH and camp really made it sound like this episode was going to be, well, "epic." It was so not epic. I guess it's possible that after we get into next season that in hindsight it will be epic. As of right now, however, I find it very disappointing after all that hype. Any type of kiss (or even a really long hug and some tears) would have helped things . . . but NOTHING! WTF?!? Serisouly, don't call something "epic" if it's not. All you end up doing is pissing off loyal fans!

Sabrina said...

WORST EPISODE OF THE SEASON!! How anybody can think that HH is a genius is beyond me. As long as people are satisfied, he will continue to give you this garbage. Not only was this episode bad, it was incredibly boring. I have not nor will I ever believe Hanson, but now I will never believe ED or DB again.

Anonymous said...

shocker. yet another "girl still in denial, boy's heart still breaking" episode.

i was bored through most of the episode.

it's so old now. time to move on! been great knowing you guys! ;-)

Anonymous said...

Ughhhhh. this episode sucked and im really pissed off about it. god thanks for ruining my whole freaking summer hh.....

Anonymous said...

Incredibly disappointing and anticlimactic. I wasn't expecting them to get together, but there wasn't even any substantive conversation between B&B. The side plots were good but overall it was definitely not worthy of a finale, it bodes for "more of the same" for next season, and was lame enough to make me questions whether its worth continuing to watch next season since there has been so little consistency in quality from week to week. I'm thinking I can find something better...

Anonymous said...

I thought it was very in character and a good episode. Almost nutted up, and would have loved a little kiss or something, but I liked it over all.

iheartbooth said...

Even though I was really disappointed, I agree with what Amanda said. I think that it all hangs on how they start season 6. Obviously, there is going to be a time jump. The promise seems very "Affair to Remember" to me :) I REALLY hope that this doesn't just leave another 1-2 yrs of will they - won't they. I can't take anymore!

Sarah (#2) said...

Why could Brennan tell Hodgins that she loves him but not tell BOOTH that?!

Stephanie said...

I liked this episode too. Does the end make me sad? Of course it does, but I think the whole thing was well done and that booth and Brennan will eventually end up together. I am here until the end.

Vanessa said...

I am not giving up on this show, it's my favourit ever. I just wanted more, like all the loyal fans.

anagem said...

I really liked this episode. The idea of Booth/Bones needing a break from each other to re-evaluate their relationship makes sense to me...especially before it can move forward romantically, otherwise Brennan, in particular, would never trust that the feelings would last (here's a great test for her.) To me, it really seemed in character for both of them. I know they'll be together in the end. It doesn't have to happen today.

Alison said...

I'm pissed. The episode title was a tease and it wasn't even a very good case or anything. Sort of a waste. The only thing that was enjoyable was Sweet's meowing and picturing Hodgins and Angela together in Paris... at least there is one happy ending. I just couldn't stop swearing at my TV (and I never swear). Why would Hart Hanson do this? So anticlimactic and boring and I did not think there was enough emotion from Booth and Bones. A year is a long time and I think they should have at least hugged or cried or SOMETHING! This is the first time I've been annoyed with the "will they/won't they" "let's run away from our feelings" thing. And why can Bones say I love you to Hodgins so outright! What was that?! I am definitely tuning in next season but I am not a happy camper.

Dijea said...

I've had a hard time with this whole season. I feel like it was in some kind of parallel universe or something. There was a total lack of detail in the murders, the relationship looked like it was going somewhere and then didn't.

I thought for a heartbeat when he turned back, and she had tears in her eyes someone was going to breakout in a run and there would be an amazing hug, kiss something...but no. ~sigh~ The first episode better have them in bed.

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Courtney said...

The writing was just so dull - I too was bored. And, it seems HH and company must be bored too to come up with such a non-interesting case, no witty dialogue, no real emotion on the part of any of the characters.

So what am I supposed to feel? What does HH expect fans to feel? Because, I feel nothing - they exuded no real emotion so I feel no real emotion.

I know they will be back - they will be back together in some way or another or there is no show so this is just an unbelievable ploy for me to worry about them being apart for one year? I honestly don't care.

Boy - these shows get higher ratings than they had in the early years when the writers were working their butts off to give us exceptional episodes - and then the writers just get lazy and start throwing out crumbs where we used to have gold.

If I were to never see another new episode, I would be fine. If this was the final episode of the series, I would be fine - that is how much they have defused my obsession and interest in the show.

Oh well. Thank heavens for Fringe and the upcoming season of Mad Men. Neither of those disappoints.

meglyman said...

Didn't love it; didn't hate it. Just wish something would happen. I don't like being in a plastic box in limbo with this show. Here's hoping that absence makes the heart (Hart) grow fonder.

Anonymous said...

Repeat after me: They *will* get together eventually, they *will* get together eventually, they *will* get together eventually. I disliked everything about this episode except the ending, actually. That shot of him squeezing her hand tightly was beautiful--much as I would've loved a kiss, it just isn't them. Not yet. And the fact that she could tell Hodgins, but not Booth, that she loved him--that's so totally Brennan. But, again, they *will* get together, they will, they will, they will ... and I'm onboard until the not-so-bitter-end
If you really need a different ending to get you through the anguish, may I politely plug my story? My fanfic "Catch you when you fall" (written long before this episode) has a similar plotline of her leaving for a year. I promise the ending is satisfying to the extreme!! :)

Kathy said...

I'm in the minority too I guess, Loved this Ep! Doing what they did was totally in character, doesn't mean I wasn't crying...

Anonymous said...

The comments only prove to me a great majority of fans were not thrilled with this episode. To the Anon who says THEY WILL GET TOGETHER EVENTUALLY, are you willing to wait till the end of the series for that to happen. I am not.

ceecee said...

I liked the episode; however, it certainly wasn't the biggie it was touted to be.
Personally, I loved the scenes between B&B on the park bench and at the airport. Great acting by both of them. The look on their faces when they first see each other at the airport! They were both so concerned about each other's safety because they won't be there to take care of each other. I loved it that he took her hand, but I could not believe he didn't kiss her.....it's like he kissed her without actually doing it, but what is Hart thinking? It was the obvious thing to do and they both wanted to...so what was the big deal with not having them kiss?
Hodgins and Sweets' adventure was hilarious.
Cam's response to Daisy's scream was hilarious and her response to Brennan's announcement was sadness and disappointment.
Cam's "oh, my God" on seeing Booth....because he looked so hot? or because of the B&B interaction to take place?
Yes, I will definitely be upset when they return in a year and are involved with other people....you know Hart will do that to us.

Nicole said...

I loved this episode....Booth and Brennan were true to their characters. They said soooo much without actually saying anything.

I love Hart Hanson for staying true to his vision of this show. Some will continue to watch/some will not continue to watch...That's TV!

Lilian said...

I don't know what to feel about this episode. It's not epic, but it's definitely a cliffhanger...

I think the fact that I (UNINTENTIONALLY!) saw a spoiler post online made this less enjoyable. I knew where they are going. I knew they are going to go.

However, I would like to say that Bones is not one of the two Ausiello's blind item on starting-a-year-after (it was revealed that it's Brothers & Sisters and Smallville). So right now I am interested in how they are going to start off season 6, as HH mentioned that they will not start it off without B/B working together. (I mean, how are they going to come back from the places?!)

And Hodgins is just sweet, bringing Angela back to Paris (we all know from 100th ep that she reallllllly wants to go!)

Kinda disappointed Sweets and Daisy broke up. I mean, it's just a year...is that really necessary?

And I actually like the scene at the airport, Brennan saying good bye to everyone...(Hodgins' list is so lovely!)

Eh. This is not satisfying after 100th and last week's episode. But I guess I will still wait and see...

Anonymous said...

I hope Brennan comes back with a new man and she is knocked up. Then Booth can then move on and meet somebody who can really love him. Brennan tells Hodgins that she loves him, but nothing to Booth. That's HH for you.

melanie said...

I think anyone who listened, read, or watched anything spoilerish about this episode was vastly disappointed - as I was last year. This year, as all others, I stayed away from everything ahead of time, and I greatly enjoyed this finale. Obviously, being a shipper, I would have liked the hug/kiss/tears type of ending. But I also think back to the early episodes of the show and how intense the looks are between B&B, and how they say so much without words. The looks on their faces as they parted were so much more intense than anything they could have said.

Still wanted them to hug...Actually, I need a hug now!!

Anonymous said...

BRENNAN away for a year. Can you just imagine how many men she is going to lay down with. While Booth is going to get his ass shot at, she is going to sex it up with a lot of men. UNBELIEVABLE!!!

Anonymous said...

I am so disappointed. I got hooked on Bones this season and then decided to catch up on all the seasons. I have watched every episode from every season over the past two months, and this is what I get for a season finale? I feel like I have wasted my time. I really thought there would be a kiss in this episode. I thought David definitely alluded to there being one in his Jimmy Fallon interview. I kept waiting and waiting... and nothing happened. What a letdown.

Emmy said...

I can't believe they didn't even hug. I thought he was going to lean in and then kiss her. Then I thought something was going to happen when they both turned around. I wish Booth would have just kissed her on the forehaed or something. I actually liked the episode and Sweets meowing was the funniest thing ever.

Lauryn said...

did anyone get the part where Hodgins is in the Hoarder's apartment and there's a tower of chicken wings? A reference to Fisher's "profession" on last season's finale??? Love that...

I LOVED this episode... And I thought the writing was very good- they all stayed very much in character throughout the ep, and the story was interesting and left a lot of questions to be solved next season... of course, like all of us, I was begging for a kiss or something (I was even cheering Booth on when it looked like they were so close...) but hey, that wouldn't be "them", would it?

Can't wait till next season and I hope that HH does this kind of writing/producing next season (but I DO think we deserve at least ONE kiss...)

Anonymous said...

Well it happened. Just when I didn't think that anything could be as bad as last year's final, HH did it again. This episode was awful. Next year Bones will have to go against The Big Bang Theory and you watch how much bones viewership plummets. Bones fans, you have nobody to blame but HH and SN.

Stephanie said...

It was well-written and in-character, but I'm not happy. Actually, I thought the episode was pretty darn hilarious until the last scene. I really thought B&B were going to kiss, too, but I agree with those who said what happened was pretty them.

And to those talking about Ausiello's time-jump blind items - he actually had 3. The third he didn't make a separate post about, so a lot of people missed it, but he snuck it into one of his weekly, multi-show spoiler chats. All it said was that another popular hour-long show would be jumping a year after this month's finale. I'm willing to bet that's Bones.

angdice said...

When Bones tells Hodgins she loves him too, she follows it up with "booth informed me the prooffering of unsolicited advice is indicitive of love.". She then goes to Booth and he says "you gotta be really careful in that Indonesian jungle okay" to which she replies " Booth in a week you're going to a war zone. Please don't be a hero. Don't be you." Sounds like unsolicited advice from both parties to me. They just told each other they loved each other! That from Bones is HUGE! That, I believe is what the title the beginning in the end is all about!

Alison said...

After a bout of OCD with my DVR, I have determined this: Brennan was going in for a hug when Booth stops her and says "listen". Then he restrains himself from a kiss and if you watch he lets go of her hand. Hmmmm.... I think she would have stayed for him and he knows it.

Anonymous said...

Angdice, You can't be serious. Please explain to me on what she says equals love. I DON'T BELIEVE IT.

Anonymous said...

I'm SO disappointed! It's my own fault for reading / watching spoilers, but still...THAT was the season finale? I agree with everyone so far who has said that we deserved at least a hug, if not a kiss after what we've been through since the 100th episode alone.
I've realized that Bones did tell Booth she loved him in her own way when she "proffered overly-solicitous advice" (and he to her),especially since we know they have an understanding about what it means to do that. But, was that enough to tie me over for four months? Not by a long shot.
I'll watch the season premier of 6 out of curiousity, but if HH delivers another episode like this, I think my obsession is over.

Stephanie said...

Angdice - I had not realized that or thought of it like that, but I love it! You're right. She went from talking about how unsolicited advice was a sign of love to giving some to Booth. Well, thanks for making me feel a bit better!

angdice said...

Brennan tells Hodgins that Booth told her offering advice not asked for shows love. For instance Hodgins gives her advice about bugs snakes,etc. Bones sees this as Hodgins saying I love you based on what Booth told her. She then, without being asked for advice from Booth, tells him to not be a hero, giving him advice. She's telling him I love you the only way she knows how, in a way that he taught her about. Any clearer? I realize it can be seen as a stretch, but I really think that's what HH was doing.

Cindy said...

I REALLY BELIEVE after that dope Hanson reads all the the negative comments about this episode there will major rewrites for the scripts that already done for the beginning of S6.

Anonymous said...

I didn't like this episode :(

Cindy said...

I forgot to mention in my last post, if HH or ED say that half the people loved this episode, like they said about last years, they are full of sh**.

Anonymous said...

p.s. angdice I like your idea, and it makes the whole ending seem a bit better in retrospect.

but still, even then, the "unsaid 'I love you'" was a little to subtle for my liking. and I don't think very many people will have picked up on it. HH really likes subtlety, but I'm not such a fan -- I wanted to see them hug, or kiss, or actually SAY (out loud, in plain english) "I LOVE YOU." or something!

Anonymous said...

i actually loved it!! after suffering a mild panic attack...yes i know...crazy. I have decided that the ending was actually kind of perfect. As someone mentioned on another site, the hand holding thing was huge...they hug all time, and we knew a kiss would be a stretch, so the promise and the hand holding speak volumes in my opinion...and this will ultimately bring them closer...we shall see what happens at the start of season 6, because let's face it, I cannot physically or emotionally turn away from this show. Sad??? maybe, but oh so true. :)

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Anonymous said...

I encourage everyone to re-watch this ep. There is a lot of meaningful dialogue I overlooked the first time around. I liked it the first time, I loved it the second. Hang in there, folks.

Jessica said...

Personally I can appreciate the episode for what it was worth. A run of the mill episode that was true to most descriptions; highly emotional, but season finale material, I just don't know. I felt this was one of the weaker episodes of this season particularly when we consider the season itself has seen some lovely cinematography, emotion, growth and writing. Do I think the Bones/Booth ending was a low blow? Yes. Do I think the Bones/Booth ending fit their characterization and development of the series? Yes. I think we have to appreciate as much as we want those two to get together and as much as they obviously do, this show has been a process and we can't forget that or lose sight of that because we are so close to seeing this journey culminate into something. That said, it will severely disappointment me if this episode does not live up to it's title and mark the end of something old and the beginning of something new. HELLO! This whole evolution thing going back and forth between Booth and Bones which again was played on in this episode, cannot simply be ignored by the people who originated the idea. I also think the case was particularly underdeveloped, I have been feeling a bit ho-hum about cases of late and this did nothing to change my mind. This was not a bad episode, I think people are getting confused, this was just not a particularly strong season finale especially given the great writing and episodes we have seen in the season. The summer hiatus is going to suck though, time to whip out those DVD's me thinks.

Jeannette said...

I really liked this episode, it achieved the whole romantic teasing thing between the characters without bashing us in the heads with it. Having Booth and Brennan no longer attached at the hip for an entire hour and focusing more on the other squints and their lives brings back and Season 1/2 vibe and I like that. Having Brennan leave because of academic inquiry makes sense and adds depth to her character

I did root for a kiss at the end, but given how the two practically 'broke up' a couple of episodes ago, a hand squeeze is more realistic, and really very sweet.

Poor Cam..

Anonymous said...

Im really disappointed, the finale was made for them! to their characters but not to us!
plis HH trough us some bone or something!
a kiss, a hug, SOMETHING!
It has to be VERY GOOD Fall first episode to CHANGE the saddnes i have right now!
plis, HH LISTEN TO US, IF THEY COMEBACK, PLIS PUT THEM TOGETHER IN A SERIOUS RELATIONSHIP!!!!!


i feel so much better now :)

Anonymous said...

im actually really glad i read these comments before even watching the episode. my hopes were up way too high. even boreanez hinted there might be a kiss in the finale in his jimmy fallon interview... shame!

Anonymous said...

well I do not hate this episode, I actually liked it. but it really made me really sad =( and to think I have to wait til September for the next season.

still, I love Booth and Brennan and the show. and I hope that next season, they will be together already.

with HH and SN, I don't know... I really can't describe how I feel about them.

Amie said...

I don't know how I feel about this episode. At the moment - let down. Not because of what did or didn't happen, but let down because I was expecting to be moved like I was in the 100th episode. The 100th episode really was epic, the season finale I am not so sure. I really need to watch this episode again to appreciate everything that occurred. Was it too much to expect a season finale like season 1 or 2?

Nina said...

OK, I hate to say it, but I almost dont want them to get together at this point. even if they love each other and their bond is obviously intense and they have buckets of chemistry, they are both so freaking uptight! booth tries and tries and its just exhausting to watch. and the make bones more and more difficult in order to keep it from happening. I feel like they were warming her character up in earlier seasons, and that if her character development had been consistent she would have tried to address her feelings by now. instead shes become more and more of a caricature of herself. Im thinking back to when she was with sully and how happy and free she was- she was charmed by him when he wasn't perfectly literal and rational, and he was charming enough to know how to go with her flow and like it. thats exactly what she's missing with booth- their warmth and understanding seems to have taken a nosedive ever since things got so tense. i dont see how they can have what she had with sully, which they need for a healthy relationship. and i dont see how a year apart can help, UNLESS it serves to open their minds and ease that tension.

yes, this is a clever trick by HH and co, and it WILL make me come back for season 6 not only because i love the show but because if they dont use this to move forward- if they use it as some kind of etch a sketch- im going to seriously re-evaluate just how much i love this show. which is really saying something. i am intensely Obsessed With Bones.

lissawx said...

Okay so really pissed right after I watched it on broadcast but then I went back online and watched it again without roomate distractions and realized that while this was total crap cause there wasn't even a hug....they had to do it. Their interaction will have to change. As Booth said everything MUST evolve.

chillip said...

i'm going to need more time to digest this episode -- watching twice this late really isn't the best way to proceed.

my initial impression is not great -- i think there could have been a better effort, but, again, we're looking at the writers trying to squeeze the content of two eps into one -- there's just so much going on.

what i do like is HH "blowing things up" -- i think they had reached the limits of the current show boundaries.

however, how they proceed, especially in the first 4-6 episodes, is going to be very important.

i, like others, won't be very happy if B or B come back with any kind of serious outside relationship -- it is rapidly approaching time to move these two along, even if they aren't physically intimate, to a much more emotionally intimate relationship and this needs to be demonstrated.

i also like this storyline for some delicious backstory -- booth training soldiers to track down terrorists/insurgents -- daisy and brennan going to indonesia, a hotbed of terrorist activity -- a revelation that certain parties showed up to save a group of anthropologists on a secret mission...potentially good stuff.

enough speculation. i think this direction, in the end, could be very good, but the producers and writers are going to have to be at their very best right at the start of season 6.

Anonymous said...

I'm so over this show.

And over the will they/won't they (that I'm sure is just going to start all over again next season).

And moving on to greener pastures.

Best of luck to all of you who decide to stick around for this rapidly-declining and entirely frustrating show.

I'm out.

Anonymous said...

This was a completely horrible episode. I'm hoping I'll stick around for next season, but four months is a long time... especially when HH & company gave me nothing to look forward to.

Anonymous said...

If next season is just going to be another "will they/won't they"... So help me... HH better watch his back!

Ex-BonesFan said...

I watch TV to be entertained. Not heart-broken. :( There are so many more shows out there that leave me feeling happy and satisfied... Time to move on I think. What a horrible excuse for a season-ender.

Good riddance anti-climactic Bones. And the horrible human named Hart Hanson.

Anonymous said...

After the 100, I decided to give the show to the finale. I have, and I'm done.... They lost this viewer..... I no longer give a fuc.....lolgi

Anonymous said...

I must say I am hugely disappointed. How was this emotional? We didn't even get tears. I don't get this at all. So we leave for a year and we return right where we started. I think this was a big mistake - it certainly won't ramp up the viewing figures. Us fans are not going to wait around forever.

Anonymous said...

being overseas i haven't seen this episode yet, but sounds like it is just as bigger flop than last years....who took their eye off the ball writing another series and obviously hasn't learnt from last time.......aahh HH that would be you, don't know if i can be bothered watching it when we get it...

Anonymous said...

I don't understand the "end of viewership" threats. You get so emotionally attached to these characters that you are frustrated that it isn't going your way, so you quit watching the show altogether? How does that make any sense? Do relationships always work out the way you hope? No, they don't. They take time. Considering Brennan needed to become HUMAN first, I think five years to become completely intimate with someone she genuinely loves is realistic.

Four months. It's what you would have had to wait for anyway. They will get together. HH would have a riot on his hands if he ended the show without that. I'm willing to bet something epic will happen in the season premiere.

Courtney said...

It's curious - I know that things change in people's lives but if HH thinks he "blew up" everything - what does that mean for the entire concept of the show: an anthropologist involved in solving crimes with the FBI?

I mean are we to believe Bones and Booth are going to return and work in some other construct together - and, what on earth would that be exactly?

This just makes no sense.

Also - since when is everyone just allowed to take off from their jobs for a year. I can see Brennan being able to do it, but Angela and Hodgins?

This was yet another episode - like most of this last half of the season - in which we don't see Booth ever at the lab. I know that DB has said he hates being at the lab - but it always added a dimension that I liked when Booth spent some time there.

I didn't expect a hug, kiss or anything - I did, however, expect a compelling crime story and some good writing - as far I am concerned they even wasted the always wonderful gem that is Caroline by giving her a bunch of blah lines to say.

Emotional to me for this show is an episode like Judas on a Pole or Two Bodies in the Lab. This entire episode was so loaded with forced changes in everyone's lives - that it overdid the conceit of a finale to me.

And after being madly in love all this time, Sweets and Daisy just simply break up as if their hearts aren't broken?

HH is bored with this show - of that, I am certain and it shows.

leeloo said...

I love Bones, don't get me wrong. I love the way Emily and David develop and present their characters.

But this finale story? It was plain fine. Mediocre. I understand the need for change in the story and the need for final heartbreaking scenes at a season finale (keeps the viewers hooked) but ONE YEAR? I think it's too much.

In my honest opinion it's a huge break. And I'm afraid of the gap that it will leave behind.

Stephanie said...

Courtney - Hodgins is so rich, he practically owns the Jeffersonian, remember? He'd have no trouble taking a year off if he wanted to. All he'd have to do is threaten to pull all the money he gives them, and they'd probably let him do whatever he wanted. And with Angela being his wife now, I imagine the same would probably go for her. It kinda seems the Jeffersonian crew can come & go as they please anyway (Brennan left for 6 weeks last summer, had been gone for 2 months before the pilot...) so I didn't think them all getting time off was weird. I was more curious about Booth. It seems like the FBI wouldn't likely be as okay with a year's sabbatical as the Jeffersonian.

I'm not one of the ones threatening to stop watching Bones, but as someone who quit watching a former favorite show in season 6, I understand. TV is supposed to be entertainment. That doesn't mean you always have to like what's going on, but I feel like if the show stops being entertainment and becomes something you have to force yourself to watch every week, it's not fun anymore. And if it's stressful and frustrating rather than fun...that's not how most people want to spend their free time.

Anonymous said...

i'm finally as bored as (apparently) HH is with this show. :-)

Courtney said...

Yes, I do know about Hodgins being wealthy and his singular financial impact on the Jeffersonian - but, it is just not believable that the entire crew except Cam just up and leaves. Rich or not, there is such a thing as responsibility to your job. I know it is just a show and we are supposed to suspend belief but shaking up everyone's lives was just too melodramatic for me and a cheap and lazy way of instigating change. Just my opinion, obviously.

I will still check in on the show next year - but I have found myself fast forwarding through the parts about the cases - which I never did before and I can still watch entire episodes from the first few seasons because they were so interesting and well done.

I can't remember the last time I cared about a victim or the crime.

Good writing keeps people engaged regardless of whether a couple gets together or not: at least it does me. So - I'm hoping for some reignited interest in writing well next season.

Showrunners often get lazy once they build up an audience and don't feel the threat of cancellation breathing down their necks as they do in the first couple of years.

To me, that is what has happened here.

Malin said...

LOL. This is becoming ridiculous. Like a previous poster stated, Brennan away for a year, and her not having sex would be unrealistic. I wouldn't be suprised if she doesn't get knocked by a PYGMY. AFTER ALL, SHE IS VERY PROMISCUOUS. I have read on other blogs, that she told Booth she loved him in her own way. Bullshit!!!

Pwee said...

Soooooooooooooooooo disappointed !

I'm in France and wasn't able to watch it yesterday (almost died because of that, after seeing it though, there was nothing to be upset about)

Yes i loved Sweet meeowing, Hodgins and Angela, Camille was just beautiful, but ... THAT THING a season finale ? Come on ! Where is the suspense of what will happen next? Where are the fans whoooping, crying and fans being overjoy ? The cliffhanger? NOWHERE !

I'm not threatening to never watch the show again, I just hope that they won't end it as badly as Ally McBeal. That was a great show but the final seasons were soooooooooo blah, I didn't even watch them. I watched the final episode and it was not great at all. Don't do that to my Bones, please !

Apparently the writers are not the only ones to blame (Networks have their say according to "The End in the Beginning Postmortem chat" posted by Korbi TV), so FOX, hello? Bones fan here. GIVE US OUR GREAT SHOW BACK ! Thank you !

Hope the first episode of season 6 is better than that !

Anonymous said...

I have read every blog on peoples reaction to this episode, and I calculated that 80% of the posters either did not like it or hated it. I know that Hart Hanson and Emily D are going to spin it to say that half the people liked it. That is not accurate. I can't wait till September when the Big Bang Theory cleans their clock. There are some die hard fans out there,who will stay with this show,no matter what HH gives you, but that number is going to dwindle. I know HH and that boob he has for a partner SN are laughing their asses off right now at the fans responses.

chillip said...

for those into finale bashing, i will say that HH is not into "standard" season-ending cliffhangers -- that is refreshing.

and i do really like EitB -- a kind of light-hearted treatment of a serious situation. however, it's going to take a while to digest BitE, a much sadder and darker affair.

Connie said...

Just read an older article about Emily and she stated that Brennan's walls will be coming down in S6 and the dam will break, Now she says that she don't know if Booth and Brennan are ever going to get together. I used to admire her because she was at least truthful. She is becoming a bigger liar than Hart and DB if that is possible.

Olivia said...

I don't really have a problem with the plot decisions. I don't mind them needing a break, not kissing, etc, And I was rooting for Brennan to go to the whatever islands because she looked so excited about it. What I do have a problem with is I'm less and less convinced that these two could really care for one another.

I think they need to find new ways to create humour between them, because Booth rolling his eyes at Brennan (like in the first scene where he is making fun of her interest in the Muku? islands and trying to get her to focus on the body) and Brennan being unrealistic socially awkward are killing any sense I have that this relationship would actually work. I believe it when I see them in more emotionally intense scenes but the humourous ones don't sell me. Maybe if Booth looked fondly at her awkwardness rather than disdainful, it might help.

Anonymous said...

Boreanaz said on the Jimmy Fallon show that this episode was going to be a tearjerker. It was not only not that, but it was laughable. THIS WAS THE WORST SEASON FINAL of all of the other series finals. DB's current personal problems have clouded his viewpoint.

Anonymous said...

Did anybody notice Fisher's "tower of wings" in the crime scene???

Anonymous said...

Hmmm i want to see what happens with Cam as they are away. I can see her and the bf moving in as Michelle will be ready to move out. I hope they have Clark come in as he should be the first choice having been used to everything and a dr in his own right.. which people forget. hehe actually would be funny to have Bones come back and not be happy with "changes" made.

CCB

Anonymous said...

After first watching the finale I really didn't like it. However, upon further examination, I realized that it was actually pretty good and paved the way for big revelations in season 6. That was a touching moment at the end with Booth and Brennan. There was definitely A LOT of emotion. That being said though, I really would have liked to see a hug. I mean, come on, they are going to be away from each other for a year! That is a long time! I just really hope that when they return in a year Booth and Brennan are finally ready to have a relationship. If not, I will still watch but be very disappointed. Overall, I thought it was a pretty good finale and I am excited to see what season 6 will bring!!

Lilian said...

Hmm. I don't know about all of you, but to me, holding hands is a BIG thing in a relationship (maybe I am just traditional in this kind of thought). The modern society promotes sex over many things, and might have make us value hand-holding less than what it should be. I always thought that holding hands means a LOT of trust...

But a hug would have been nice, I agree. THAT wouldn't be too out of character for B/B.

Stephanie, thanks for letting me know that there was a third item! I really totally missed that.

And may I just say this? Brennan has not been sleeping with just some men for quite a long time. She hasn't slept with Hacker yet! (She was even afraid of some underlying code of coffee - remember?) Yes, in the Maluku Islands there might be more die-heart and (maybe)genius anthropologists, but I just don't think she'll sleep with any of them. (There are SO much she can investigate about! She would rather be in lab examining that full set of bones there.)

As for Booth...well, how are you going to find a serious relationship in a war zone? I just don't see them coming back with others. Rather, I think the distance will strengthen the desire for one another.

And I think what I will miss the most is the Paris time for Hodgela...those would be fun times. And then when they come back, they are going to throw them some obstacles? HH, you are one harsh executive producer on couples.

Kate said...

I am suspending full judgment of this episode until season six starts. It's just impossible without a glimpse of what has been set up. I will say, knowing what was coming, I felt they avoided some of the larger pitfalls.

I do feel the show has official crossed into X-Files territory in the sense that I don't know that Booth and Bones will ever really get together and that I think I don't care anymore. I quit the X-Files after season seven (which was one season too late), depending on how things go Six may be my last season of Bones. C'est la vie.

C arly said...

@Lillian, Don't be to sure about her not sleeping with other men. That's how she is after all. She will give it up to almost anybody, but turns down this gorgeous partner of hers. And this show is supposed to be Realistic?

Courtney said...

She will sleep with men to fill "biological needs" as she puts it; sleeping with Booth when she has such strong feelings for him would be far more than that and she is at least aware of that reality.

She knows he loves her and he's not just out for sex and she is so frightened of hurting him that she wouldn't do that to him - or to herself, though she's not yet admitting that out loud. But, she admitted last night that she worries so much about whether Booth will get her again and about whether she could help him. Her emotions are getting in the way of her usual way of functioning and she doesn't yet know how to handle those changes. That, at least in all of this, makes sense to me.

Perhaps their year apart from one another will lead her to the point of being able to take the risk in her life and take a chance on loving someone and allowing herself to be loved, with all the potential hurt that might or could result.

I guess we shall see.

Anonymous said...

8:00 Bones (finale) 2.7 10 8.736

8:30 Bones (finale) 2.9 9 9.674


Ratings are in... very disappointing. Ratings were basically flat compare to last week, and this week there was no Survivor.

Rock said...

I-CAN´T-BELIEVED, just this, maybe later a will think somethig

Anonymous said...

What makes me really sad is reading all the mean spirited comments...similar to others I didn't love this episode, but I didn't hate it. Also, I am willing to wait for the next season to actually take place before judging it, too.

I'm actually glad that they didn't throw in some wacky cliff hanger thing at the end, as I feared. It ended just like I thought it would based on spoiler interviews I read.

A kiss or even a hug at the end would've been great, but I did see a lot of love in their expressions. And, they made that promise to meet, and who knows what will happen then??

I keep thinking about the title of this episode, the title of last season's finale, and how things (like the alarm clock) were different in the bedroom at the very beginning of that episode.

Anonymous said...

okaaaay...so I'm gonna rant...so ppl who liked this epi n dont want to get bogged down by u know the "negativity"...feel free to skip this particular comment bcoz this epi was SHIT..yes in freakin caps SHIT!!!!arghhh

ever since last yr's "Fail-nale" i just refused to believe anything that anybody said...be it HH, SN, DB or even ED... this whole "big changes" n "shaking things up" crap they talk about is just that CRAP..so i wasnt really expecting anythn from this finale...i was just curious to find out what happens...n i was NOT impressed...

first off any1 who has seen Soldier on the Grave knows how hard it is for Booth to come to terms with what he has done in the Army...he is full of guilt..n now he thinks its probably wots best for him????!!!no struggle nothing...BULLSHIT...
he is not proud of killing people as a sniper but he has no problem training others to do that????
and i dont care about the whole "psyche of a warrior" thing they threw at us to justify his decision..i still thinks its OOC

And Cam she goes down all the way to his office wen she hears about the baby thing n yet she says absolutely nothing about his decision to go back into the army...again unbelievable!!!

Parker..now what kind of a 10 yr old is okay with his dad leavin him for 1 whole freakin year???again a cheap manipulation on HH's part to convince us...

Brennan..now i can somehow understand her need to gain some perspective but the reasons she gives to take up the offer are again ridiculous...she tells angela she needs a break from this murder solving bcoz shes worried all the time about Booth being hurt..her not being able to reach him in time...n yet shes okay with him going to the war zone...she just parts ways by askin him to be careful n not to be a hero...RIDICULOUS
she of all people (to quote Angela here) should know that life is ephemeral...

and about the the last scene..yes it was a tearjerker..the hand-holding was poignant...but i wanted more..agreed that a kiss wud have been a lil far-fetched but wud it have killed them(n i mean the writers..directors..creators)if there was a simple hug????i mean c'mon they can hug wen Brennan is having nightmares...but when they are leaving each other for 1 whole year..not a single hug???WTF..its just unrealistic n unbelievable...

the only saving grace of this epi was the acting..DB n Ed can make any scene shine no matter how drab it is...overall i just fail to understand wot HH n co tried to achieve with this epi...

so yeah thats that...now i will be tuning back to find out how they play this whole new perspective thing out but if this same old shit of will they/wont they continues i'm giving up....
and i really think for once HH should give up writing season finales..n delegate that task to his team of writers....for once...

pepi said...

BORING, BORING, BORING....SO BORING.....
It is always the same.
Brennan is afraid....of what?????
Booth , rejected again...goes to the war!!!!! Is he idiot?
This episode sucks.
They are making dramatic what is not. I am pretty tired of this show.
I will take a break too. I am not waiting for season 6. It will be the same thing.
What a a pity!!!! Hanson is destroying his creature !!!!!

Shep said...

I pretty much agree with those who said they were bored and so there isn't much I can add. The final scene was kind of sweet but the whole episode just didn't feel finale-ish. I didn't like the writing, especially in regards to the case, though that's nothing new and I agree that it's just unrealistic for the most of the team to just up and leave at the same time!

Anonymous said...

I think all the comments just demonstrate huge disappointment on the part of the fan base.

I think that as usual we have all been spoiled by HH saying that this episode would be pay off for the 100th. This was no pay off - it just laid sadness upon sadness.

We all know Bones loves Booth so her subtle signs in this episode are not a pay off.

We are all so vocal because we love these characters and we want them to be happy, together. We have had enough angst this season already.

I will, of course, keep watching I have waited this long.. but I am just not sure I am going to keep enjoying this show if we have to wait a whole another 20 odd episides before they take their relationship forward. By season 6 it has got to be either do it or don't. Couples lose their moments and so do shows.

The 100th episode was a brave move I thought. This episode wasn't.

It was a stalling tactic, pure and simple. Yes, sure, none of us are expecting them to jump into bed together, but to leave each other for a whole 12 months - that is the other extreme.

Even if Bones had said something like I need time or I will miss you or something it would have left us with some hope over the hiatus. This leaves us with possibility of a complete reset or with them with new partners or some other scenario which is not hopeful.

I swear these shows are bad for your health. I feel emotionally battered.

Anonymous said...

If I wasn't convinced before, this only fortifies my belief that HH(especially him) and SN are terrible writers. Any episode that they don't write are decent episodes. I'm also sure that these two IDIOTS got lucky when they got DB and ED to play the lead parts.

liz said...

yes - this is bad for one's health. i think my bones obsession/addiction is dissipating, although i didn't think that was possible. i was relieved they did not kiss, though, because i am having trouble compartmentalizing DB and his current issues in real life, from Booth. I was able to do that, until the latest slew of rumours (at this point, my sense is they are just rumours, but who knows)... It's hard to be invested in the Love that simply HAS to move forward, and reconciling the purity of Booth's commitment for Bones. He has waited literally years to consummate this love physically, although at times they have 'been a couple in every other way' -- now that's even in question.... i know i am rambling. i think i need some cheering up... you fellows Bonesters are certainly of help. i now remember that while i was really into the XFiles for a couple years (while I was doing my own anthropology fieldwork in SEAsia!), it got so boring I just stopped watching... I cannot believe that might happen here also.

Vorpaks said...

I loved last year's finale and I loved this one too lol.

Last year's finale showed what they could be like if they were together -- the personal dynamics of them as a couple. And it is so clear they are not there yet. A Brennan who is monogamous, completely committed, trusting, and openingly loving. Nope. not there yet. If they got together now their relationship would be so one-sided, making Booth even more clingy (ick) and Brennan feel like a failure.

Booth has to let go, and Brennan has to want the relationship more than anything else, before they can get to where the dream couple from season 4 were at -- partners for life.

I thought this finale was a good step, even the lack of hugging. Hugging would have put them into the same-old-same-old category. I LOVE the hugging, but really, it's time for it to stop. Too much safe hugging going on! Time for some dangerous hugs!

So, anyway, I loved the finale. :)

Vera said...

Here's what I hope happens,but probably wont because Hart Hanson is gutless. Brennan gets involved sexually(that's a real possibility considering her past) with another anthropology nerd on the dig and becomes pregnant. That would satisfy her need to have baby.(what ever happened to that storyline). She and this dork come back and they both tell Booth about it. Booth says congratulations and proceeds to find a woman who will love him for 30 or 40 years. HE is too good for her.

Kelsey said...

I loved this episode. (As well as the actors- even those of you who aren't big fans of the storyline in this episode would have to admit that there were moments of pure acting greatness.)

The moments with Cam were so sweet and the case was interesting. I loved the scene where Booth, Hodgins, and Sweets were talking in the hoarder's home. I loved Brennan and Booth's talks. I love Caroline talking with Booth about him leaving. I loved every look exchanged and every facial expression. :)

I know a lot of people wanted a kiss or an "I love you" at the end, but for me that moment was perfect exactly as it was. The whole exchange was WAY more meaningful to me than if they had gotten jiggy right there in the airport. ;)

Overall, at the end, I felt hopeful and satisfied and dying to rewatch again and again.

Bravo.

Anonymous said...

Well, I would like to thank Hart Hanson and the Bones crew for freeing up another evening for me in the fall. After that finale (one of the worst season enders I've ever watched overall), I have absolutely no desire to watch the show anymore. There was no suspense, no big emotional cliffhanger, nothing...just a really dull episode that made me wonder what happened to a really smart show that used to be so enjoyable to watch. The only part I found mildly entertaining was the Hodgins/Sweets stuff...those two should start lobbying for a spinoff since it looks like Bones is on its way out.

Anonymous said...

Just a thought!!! Why would anybody want to interview HH,DB or ED before any episode? They all LIE. Hart first (the final is going to be a payoff for the 100TH) Where was it? DB second (the final is going to be a tearjerker) I laughed not cried about the stupidity of it all. Bringing Angela's father back to steal a car. and lastly ED(Brennan's walls are going to fall down and the dam will break. Where was that? She ran away on a dig. ALL LIARS!!!!

Anonymous said...

The Sweets/Hodgins aventure was hilarious. That said, this episode sucked, as did the whole season in my opinion. Sorry for using that term, but it fits. You would think by now that because ratings have dropped, the PTB would have gotten a clue....no such luck. I personally want to see the first ep of season 6, but I will be taping it. No more making sure my Thursday evenings are open. And, depending on the looks of next season, I may not watch at all.

Kate said...

All right, I'm saying this just once. STOP CALLING PEOPLE LIARS! They tease, mislead, imply falsehoods, use the most salacious terms and a variety of other things to entice viewership as is their job. Finally, despite what many of you seem to think, actors (even ones who are producers!) don't know that much about where their characters are going. Comments made at the beginning of the season may not be applicable at the end of the season. Plans change. Bones has plenty of practical limits beyond the creative: budget, actor availability, locations available, shooting schedules, network demands, etc.

*gets off soapbox* Sorry for the backseat modding, Wendy. I just couldn't take it anymore.

Anonymous said...

Whilst i didnt hate this episode, i think the lead up to the reasons why they both left was rushed and poorly done. All of a sudden she is worried bout him dying but ok with him going to war and he hates killing people and has spent his last few years atoning for his part in that but he chooses to go back to a war zone and teach how to kill? What logic is that?

This all screams to me of a series that is somewhat 'lost' and sees it's only way out is to scrap the current storylines and start again in a new season (6).

They have overplayed the 'romance' (soppy Booth) without giving any good romance, even the UST is gone now.

I could draw some parallels about the good being over before the fun starts but my description would no doubt get this post removed!!

In summary I didn't hate it but don't think I can seriously be bothered anymore with Bones which is sad...bit like how JAG ended 10 seasons of tension that was hurriedly 'fixed' in 10 mins, it is all too little to late...

Anonymous said...

I'm so upset I want to CRY. I hated this episode. I wanted to love it. I tried to love it. But I hated it! And now I am devastated.

You know that feeling that old BONES episodes used to give you? Where you just fall in love with the show, over and over and over again? I used to love each and every episode more than the last. Is that just me? Did anyone else used to absolutely fall in love with every episode? I did. And now I feel nothing. Some of the episodes, I just can't even stand to watch. I just felt ..nothing.. from this episode, except maybe for dislike.

To me, this is just like the X-Files.. I used to be completely OBSESSED with that show, and loved every minute of it... up until Season 7 rolled around. And then I felt nothing. I didn't watch the X-Files after that (except that I'm still kind of obsessed with Seasons 1-5, I still watch those after all these years.. lol I'm such a dork, please don't judge me).


Of course I will watch the Season 6 premiere, but I am not sure that I will be eagerly awaiting it like I used to (mostly for Seasons 1-3). The fourth season was disappointing, and this season got a little better at the beginning, but then this finale was just more of the same :(

nancy said...

"I loved him, but . . . there was nothing I could do . . ." That is what the suspect says in the final interrogation scene and it seems to be so meaningful for Brennan--she feels that way about her love for Booth. I hope that it is not a kind of symbolic foreshadowing that the suspect and the victim had been apart for about a year, and when she tried to do something to change him, it lead to his demise.
Also, during the poignant and touching last scene, the music playing over the scene is Kandi by One Eskimo which samples Candi Staton's "He Called Me Baby." Candi Staton's version is soulful and heartcrushing. Here are some of the lyrics:
He called me baby, baby all night long. Used to hold and kiss me till the dawn. Then one day I awoke and he was gone. . . Now I lie here and I die here until the dawn. I miss my baby, baby, baby all night long. I fear that season 6, as other comments have indicated on this and other blogs, will be Brennan's year of regret over missing her moment with Booth. I truly hope HH will prove me wrong.

tybonium said...

I actually liked the episode, and am looking forward to next season. Would I have like to see a hug or a kiss? Absolutely! But they still shared an intimate moment even if it wasn't as "in your face" as we would like.

I really am blown away by some of these negative comments. I especially am bothered about all the comments saying Brennan will sleep with anyone. That comment seems really extreme considering how few guys we've seen be intimate with in 5 years. There are only 3 that we know for sure she slept with...which puts her only one more than Booth. Yes she dated others, and yes she said that sex can be just about biological urges, but that doesn't mean she sleeps with ever guy she has dinner with.

The people with negative comments post more often, and are "louder". I really think this is why it seems like most people don't like the show/finale. I'm not even close to giving up on the show, but I am avoiding message boards more and more.

Stephanie said...

I agree with tybonium about the comments about Brennan. She did say once that sex was nothing more than a way to fulfill her biological urges, yes, but she doesn't seem to think that anymore. I don't even recall her saying that more than once or twice as it is. But Brennan told Cam towards the middle of this season that she hadn't had sex in "quite some time" and then she specifically turned down Hacker because she thought he was only asking her out to have sex with her! So obviously she won't and doesn't just "sleep with anything," as some of you seem to think she does. She may have some sort of romance in Indonesia, but I don't think it's a given just because the project is going to be lengthy.

And I'll second Kate's message to stop calling people liars!

Anonymous said...

I am amazed at so many negative responses to this finale.
What did people want from the finale?
A cliched kiss at the airport, for them to fall into bed together, for them to declare their undying love in the finale......
I think that if you are still listening to everything that HH and co say about future episodes then you are only setting yourself up for disappointment.

I really liked this episode, I am more intrigued as to what the next season will bring us now after their farewell, than if they had kissed or hugged or made known their feelings for each other, or more accurately brennans feelings for booth.

One thing though.....I love the passion of Bones fans. Whether it be good or bad, there is a lot of passion out there for this show!

Anonymous said...

u know i would really like to know if people who have watched this show since the very beginning(and i'm one of them) are ok with this endless will they/ wont they teasing thats goin on...

Joann said...

This episode was ridiculous. 1st- Parker telling his father to go to a war zone. How many kids would do that? 2nd- Bring Angela's father back to just steal a car. STUPID!!! I would the first to admit that I LOVE Booth(hottest guy on TV), and hate Brennan. The anguish she has caused him with her downgrading remarks and her sexual exploits are very bothersome. Seeing Booth with a sad face hurts me. I just wonder,for all the people who favor Brennan would feel,If Booth had an 4 episode arc,where we SEE sex scenes with another woman(Something similar to Brennan when she was with Sully). NOT TOO GOOD I imagine. I remember the scene when Booth was with Cam for about only 20 seconds, what an uproar that caused.

Anonymous said...

Let me first declare my disappointment with the whole story as usual. Everything were awful except the last scene. It kinda make sense to me. Sometimes people who love someone but in denial has to get away and find their true love.
To everyone who get disappointed for not witness a kiss; Booth couldn't initiate a kiss since last rejection and Bones in denial shouldn't have done it either.

For me their goodbye was romantic, sad, and real. It seems that bones writers worked a week on that scene alone and one day for the rest of the episode. I wish they bring back writers from season 2 for next season. And I am hopeful that with House ending, bones writers can get some help on how to handle a relationship without panic.

chillip said...

"And I am hopeful that with House ending, bones writers can get some help on how to handle a relationship without panic."

heh heh. one could argue that the booth/brennan relationship dynamic is a walk in the park compared to house/cuddy. for instance, i haven't seen booth importing prostitutes to his office and displaying them in front of brennan and i wouldn't compare the sully arc to the lucas arc at all.

and also regarding house, they simply had to move on house/cuddy or send house to a very, very dark place -- that character had no where else left to go.

Anonymous said...

Kiss: far fetch
Hug: too friendly and usual
Holding hand: new, romantic, intimate

Anonymous said...

I agreed with previous post. The last time they had hand incident, Booth didn't dare to keep his hand this long on Brennan's hand in pluming scene.

Stephanie said...

Joann - Parker's only 8 or 9 years old. He doesn't understand what a war zone is. He just heard that his dad had the chance to go be a hero, and what little boy (or girl, for that matter) doesn't want their dad to be a hero? I could see a lot of little kids reacting like Parker did because at that age, they're not old enough to really understand what it means. And Booth would've known that, obviously, but what Parker said still made a difference.

Pwee said...

Hum ...

I don't think people were truly expecting Booth and Brennan to declare their undying love for each other or enter in crazy PDAs.

I think most people were just expecting more. More reality (not a son telling his dad to go to war), more explanations (I'm leaving because you are leaving Bones), more surprise (I'm not going to leave for Afghanistan, I like what I do here. But I will wait for you, I'll be here when you come back). Just something ... more !

I don't know if I was expecting more because I knew they were both going to part ways. I was pretty mad to have read that spoiler since I tend to stay away from them. I may have been very surprised if I had had no clue that their going away from DC was what was going to happen in the finale. Maybe... we'll never know ...

But as it was, there was no surprise, we knew they were going to leave and nothing in the way they did came as a surprise. I totally agree with the person who said "the lead up to the reasons why they both left was rushed and poorly done".

Let me explain:
We knew there was going to be a Gravedigger trial. But did we think it was going to be so emotional and difficult for the team to get a conviction? No. We were surprised and happy when the verdict came and she was declared guilty.

We knew there was going to be a wedding, but who would have thought it was going to be Hodgins and Angela? And the way they did it? I'm sure most people watching were squeeing and cheering in front of their TV.

We just wanted to cheer and squee in front of the finale too. It didn't happen, sad, but hey, we love Bones anyway ! We'll keep watching.

I don't like Grey's Anatomy and I don't watch it. But I read a review of the finale because apparently what went down was CRAZY. And just from reading that, I could feel. How can I feel something for a WRITTEN review of a show I don't even like and not feel much from a show I adore? That's wrong, and I think that's what a lot of people are experiencing. DISAPPOINTMENT. And people don't like being disappointed in something they like.

Hart Hanson wanted a reaction... he sure got one. I'm pretty certain it's not the one he was expecting though ! He shouldn't have let it out that they were going to split. He/the whole team could have done the same thing they did with Hodgela's wedding ie: Keep it a real secret and make it good when it comes on our screen. Shake things up all you want, but do it right ! Not a quickie thing like that, please !

Now, loving Bones the way I do, I'll keep watching. We ALL have our ups and downs. That episode was definitely a down for me, but I'm hoping for a lot of up ones next season !

And from now on, I am definetely staying away from spoilers ! ^_^

Anonymous said...

Here's something random but did anyone else notice that there's a clock in the apartment flashing the same time as the start of last years season finale(4:47). Random tidbit for those keeping track of such things that have appeared since the season premier.

Anonymous said...

I am more than convinced,that due to the overwhelming dislike for this episode,that the first three episodes of S6 will determine if the some of the fans are going to stay with this show. If it is the same and there is no forward movement in BB relationship, I will predict a big loss of the fan base. Therefore no S7.

loli said...

Thank you Hart Hanson. I will be free during the whole summer. Free of Bones.
Because the season finale was so bad, so "always the same" that I am not really interested in season 6.
Why are you trying to kill this show?

Anonymous said...

This is enough. We have waited during 5 years to have B&B together. We deserve them as a couple during the whole season 6.
How can you people avoid the pass of time? THis is enough of will they/won´t they....
Why cant we have a funny, sexy and interesting show again? The last most important episodes (100th, gravedigger and finale) were all too sad.
Where is this show going to.
I am disappointed and I am not sure to keep watching if things continue like now. What a shit !!!!

Anonymous said...

Someone said on another site that they didn't kiss because what happens between them is theirs. Someone also pointed out that Brennan is wearing a St. Christopher's medal while at the airport. So this was probably not their first and last goodbye. Several weeks probably passed since they made their decision to leave and they had some private time for a goodbye. We don't know what may or may not happened during that time. It seems Booth may have given her a gift. Maybe his own St. Christopher's medal. Who knows?

chillip said...

"Someone also pointed out that Brennan is wearing a St. Christopher's medal while at the airport. So this was probably not their first and last goodbye"

this might be, and probably is, an excellent catch. bravo.

Elizabeth said...

HH is neither confirming nor denying the St. Christopher medal. And it's being referred to elsewhere as a major "social contract".

I hope we see/hear more of this in S6.

aka said...

Rewatching the episode - it was FANTASTIC.

I stay away from spoilers and don't watch any promos, so that probably contributed a great deal to my love for this episode. This brought me back to the old Bones days, where the lines were dryly funny and the scenes were complex and full of meaning, building on a main theme throughout the episode. And the ending? Heartbreaking and bittersweet.

I enjoyed the three parallel couples in this episode. We have Daisy and Sweets, who realize their careers are more important than the person they thought they loved and were engaged to. They decide not to wait for each other. Perfectly appropriate, because Daisy was clueless to the comfort Sweets needed when the boy died in front of him on the train. Yet he proposes, not because she's the woman he needs, but because he's afraid of life passing him by. Booth and Hodgins can see that maybe Daisy's not the right woman for him (Booth says "You might be better off without her"), but Sweets is still somewhat blinded by his hormones (he says "Daisy rewarded me handsomely for my bravery"). We see two people who realize their relationship is not so valuable to them after all, in comparison to career or friends, and they decide to end it and move forward. Well-done.

On the other hand, we have Angela and Hodgins, who went through their period of separation, matured, and have realized the value of their relationship with each other. We see Angela now softening her die-hard independence by trusting Hodgins to make decisions about their future (and it just happens to be what she's always wanted - go Hodgins!). We see Hodgins risk death by dog and biker for her, and hear him tell Sweets he'd follow Angela to that island if that's what she really wanted. These two are totally together, in complete contrast to Sweets and Daisy, because they've decided that the most valuable thing they have is each other.

We're left to wonder about Booth and Brennan. They're both leaving to give their first love a chance. Booth to the higher cause of serving his country, saving lives instead of finding justice for those that have been lost. Brennan, to discover what might lead to new revelations about the nature of mankind. Pretty noble pursuits, really. So they're wondering if their first passions ever died, and if rekindled, if pursuing those passions would be worth leaving everything else. They'll have to give it a chance, to gain closure and move on with life without any regrets. Then they'll be able to decide what's truly valuable to them at this stage, just like Sweets/Daisy and Angela/Hodgins already have.

The ending was amazing. Considering the limbo Booth and Brennan are in with each other, how could they do more than hold on to each other for dear life? It's not something they could resolve with a hug, because how can they comfort each other from the decision they both made deliberately? It was a perfect metaphor for the pause they're taking from each other at this time. And yet, there was so much repressed emotion from both of them, it wrenched the heart. It was clear that leaving was the hardest they've ever done.

Also fantastic was the lack of cheesy gags for cheap laughs. Finally, we're out of that circus and back to clever funny, instead of dumb trying-to-be-funny. The scene with Hodgins and Sweets breaking in to get the car was done with the same nerdy cool that I remember from way back when. The dialogue between all the characters was interesting again, rather than feeling like filler.

For a short hour, I thought HH packed a lot of layers and subtext, just like in the good old days. There were so many other good interactions between Cam, Caroline, and Angela's dad as well. I felt season 5 was pretty much in the dregs before the 100th episode (aside from a few eps here and there), but this gives me hope that I can look forward to season 6.

aka said...

BTW, bravo to HH for (I think) his tribute to Pac-Man's 30th anniversary! Angela's program that led Hodgins and Sweets to the place where the gnome went missing was an awesome Pac-Man reference (around 26:25). Looking at Hodgins and Sweets following each other like little pac-men was hilarious.

Anonymous said...

This finale left me feeling blah and disappointed rather than mad like last seasons. I am not meaning the fact that BB did not kiss, hug or declare undying love, just blah story and progress of the series.

I am one of what seems like a few who don't actually want to see them together at this stage, but just back to the fun, teasing, sexy, UST phase they were in earlier seasons.

It has all become a little too soppy, sad and depressing of late. What with Brennan rejecting Booth, the gravedigger trial which I might add all of a sudden Brennan has been having issues with which has not been alluded to earlier, and then wham they hurry them both off to distant shores, where was the lead up to that?

I think they need to get the writers from earlier seasons back, or borrow writers from NCIS (tiva UST is great), or House (huddy UST also good). Mind you if HH sets the storylines then getting new writers will not work, but maybe move HH on before this series totally bombs!

sugar747 said...

The first time I watched, when it ended I felt frustrated because they seemed to be getting closer and closer to kissing or hugging, and then just walked away, which didn't make sense to me.

But then the second time I watched, I turned to my housemate and said 'see!! Not so much as a hug!' and she said 'of course not, if they'd done any more than hold hands, they would never have been able to let go - it was hard enough to let her hand go'

This has made me feel better - it was emotional, it was meaningful and there was a reason why they couldn't just give in and hold each other. They need this time apart, Brennan so she can get some perspective, Booth so he can try and move on. Roll on season 6!

tina said...

There is an unwritten rule for teachers about kids games: kill a game before it dies, if not, it will never be attractive again.
I think it perfectly applies to the will they/won´t they game.
I think it is time for B&B relationship to clarify. If HH continues making they swim in indefinition all the magic will be gone.
All the fans are asking for B&B togheter, because if they are not a couple the show means nothing.
They are the most important part of the show and if they decide not to be a couple or have new relationships I think the show will be watch by HH, family and friends.
All the other fans will go away.
Come on Hart they are both so sexy, let them kiss, go to bed, give us a hot season 6!! We deserve it....we have been to patient.

Vorpaks said...

I went back and started to watch season 1 again and realized... hey. It starts in the airport in season 1 after they haven't seen each other in a year... and ends in the airport with them about to not see each other for a year.

Ok, so maybe that was a pretty obvious parallel... but it hadn't occured to me. :P

It was fun comparing those two airport scenes and realizing just how much their relationship and interactions have changed.

Anonymous said...

after watching this the first time I was extreamly annoyed by how blah it made me feel but after watching it the second time around i am loving it I read a few of the comments and looked at things in different ways and as hogins says at the start of the end in the beginning is it the same life she was leading a year ago all these big episodes seem to connect together and i cant wait till season 6 and i hope all the fans will continue to watch snd begin to love this again.
I am not saying at times I have NOT been extreamly frustrated and feel if they dont get booth and bones together very soon they should keep them apart because they really would have missed their moment. and it really is getting boring watching this constant he loves her she loves him and she is too scared and he is devastated not many people would last this long getting knock after knock. so please bones writers listen to the fans because if you dont your going to lose your show. AND NONE OF US WANT THAT DO WE.

Shrimpy said...

I totally love this episode. I do recommend to watch it one more time if you thought it's no good.

I'm sure you'd find so much more in their awesome acting. Especially in the last scene.

Also I really lovd the beautiful tune at the last scene, “Kandi”. This sweet love song imply both feelings so well. How sad and beautiful. I’m really looking forward to the next season!

Anonymous said...

I actually didnt hate this epi. Of course, i wanted an amazing kiss or something, but think about it. I they would of kissed, think of how hard it would of been for them to both leave!!! It would of been impossible for booth to be away from her for a year after that.

I also think that her telling hodgins that she loved him was a huge step for her. If she can say it to him, then she's growing, and maybe she can one day say it to booth.

One more point: When they both turned around and looked at each other. Did you notice who turned and left first? Booth. Yah. that means that he kinda IS moving on. The old him would of stayed looking at his soul mate forever, and SHE would of left. But no. He is 'evolving' and learning that he'll (supposably) never have bren's heart. So he left. That is utterly heart-crushing:(

Anonymous said...

I think most of you got it all wrong. A kiss then "goodbye" would have been silly for Bones and Booth, if you follow their history. More than anything, their relationship is grounded in friendship, which is the right foundation for all romance. Ideally, the time apart will grow their roantic feelings, put it all in perspective, and make them realize what they have. Plus, Booth might grow a pair while he's gone and come back and go after her, something he's been afraid of til this mission. If he comes back and it's "same ole, same ole", then I'll be PO'd!

Anonymous said...

@Anon 11:23, What show have you been watching:? He grew a set and made a move and if you recall SHE SHOT HIM DOWN! It is her her turn to pursue him. I HOPE HE TURNS HER DOWN!!!!!

Stephanie said...

This is what I don't understand. All of these fans are so mad at Brennan because she said no to Booth when he wanted to give them a shot, but then those same people want Brennan to go after Booth, only to have him turn right around and tell her no, too. How does that make sense? Do those people actually want them together or do they just want to see Brennan get her heart broken?

I'm hoping next season we see more of a mutal "let's give us a chance" decision rather than one of them persuing the other. A year so far away from the normal lives they're used to will probably change both of them at least a little bit, so I hope their relationship reflects some of that change, too.

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