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The One in Which Doc Rants ***SPOILERS***

Okay.  If you haven't read the spoilers for the Season 4 finale stop HERE.

Seriously, you have been warned.

No really.  You've been warned. A LOT.  DO NOT CLICK.  DO NOT PASS GO. 

From what I've gathered, Booth and Brennan are having sex in the Season 4 finale.  Apparently they are having sex because Brennan wants Booth to father her child.  (I haven't actually read that verbatim anywhere, but I'm no dummy.  I can put two and two together like a champ.)  Booth apparently doesn't feel as clinical and detached about this as Brennan.  Hart Hansen thinks this is a good plot device.


I feel better now that I've shout-typed that. 

I think this is a horrible idea.  To use the popular "jump the shark" metaphor:  they are strapping on the water-skis with the Fonz.   Goof!Booth is annoying, but Pregnant!Brennan may be the last straw.  I have stood by this show through a lot and it kills me to think I won't always love it.  I will watch every episode between now and the finale, and pass judgment then.  I just had to get this out.




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Mar. 15th, 2009 05:00 am (UTC)
I hardly ever watch Bones anymore - much as I love David Boreanaz, I am not liking Booth this season at all.
I can only take a little of Goof!Booth before I get bored. And I don't really get the whole pregnant Brennan idea - I think it is a little too soon for her to have a complete reversal on such an important topic.
It's not that I can't understand that she might have a change of heart - with her father coming back into her life, with the family she has built up with the lab people, with her developing 'human-ness' over the past seasons, I can see her changing her mind on the 'no kids' stance.
But not yet.
And not that way - having sex with Booth as a sperm donor? Puh-leaze! She would hand him a cup and a skin mag, shake his 'deposit' up in a turkey baster, and do the deed herself before flying off to identify remains in some jungle.

Whew! I feel better too!
Mar. 15th, 2009 09:20 pm (UTC)
Goof!Booth is apparently what happens when DB is given some creative control. Season 1 Booth was so much better - when he had no say.

And your description of what the "real" Brennan would do to get pregnant - perfect. My thoughts exactly.

Mar. 15th, 2009 09:39 pm (UTC)
Hmm - I sense a fanfic coming on!
Mar. 15th, 2009 10:16 am (UTC)
I have stood by this show through a lot and it kills me to think I won't always love it.

Can't stop now but just know that I feel exactly the same way - Space and I have been OMG!no way I can't take it aaaaahhhh kill me-emailing each other on the same topic this weekend.

I think you are entirely correct in your above suspicions and I think I very well might cry.
Mar. 15th, 2009 09:24 pm (UTC)
In some ways I feel like I'm looking at a bad wreck and just can't turn my head.

I would absolutely love to be wrong. But I'm pretty sure I'm not. What really bothers me is that DB and HH - based on the quotes I've read - think this is a fantastic idea.

DB with his quote about "step away from the keyboard"? Get real. If it weren't for my love for this fandom and the characters as they were introduced to us (certainly not as they have been developed) - I wouldn't be at this keyboard RIGHT NOW.

(Sorry for rant addendum - DB's attitude annoys the crap out of me.)

I love you guys :)
Mar. 15th, 2009 02:05 pm (UTC)
I just have to say I'm right there with ya!
And I don't know about you guys, but David saying in that Q&A session that [and I massively paraphrase cause I'm too lazy to go find the real quote] "the fans would love it and for us to take a step away from our keyboards and go get some Nestle Quik..."
That does NOTHING to reassure me. Especially when Hanson and Nathanson come out with their little vague hints and... shit, I really am nauseous now. It's really interesting when the stress over a TV show starts to manifest itself physically in your person. Headaches yday, nausea today... *sigh*
Stepping away from the computer now... to where my RL is nothing resembling a soap opera.
Mar. 15th, 2009 09:18 pm (UTC)
You have no idea what a relief it is to know you guys are with me on this! I've been dying to post this for about two weeks, and even after a mini-rant via email to britt_1975 I still didn't feel better. After reading a quote from HH about the season finale, some of his comments made me realize that he has no clue how far this show has deviated from what drew fans initially. That's when I knew I had to post.

This totally sucks. At least we have each other :(

Mar. 15th, 2009 09:55 pm (UTC)
I definitely think this season has lost its way. I watched the 'bubbling bones' episode last night, and kept wondering how in the hell Brennan could be even MORE clueless about people than she was in Season 1?! Isn't she supposed to be intelligent? Isn't she supposed to be quite quick at picking up and integrating information (the definition of an academic)? So how - why - would she be so incredibly dense that she would think 'reading people like Booth' is something she could or should be able to do?

Oh don't get me started. You really don't want to. Brennan has a family now, friends, she is better at dealing with people in her life. She had grown so much. The scene with Jared Booth, when she hit him because she realized he had made her doubt Booth's courage? Her fear that Booth would never forgive her for not knowing him, trusting him, better was so real - so powerful. Yes, I thought - she is growing, developing, becoming a fully integrated emotional AND intelligent human...

Oh God. What happened? She is has even less EQ now, is more arrogant, less in touch with her own feelings and other peoples' - she is devolving at such a rapid pace she has actually gone back further than the beginning of the show. What a pity that the writers and the producers have destroyed what was an interesting character in the name of...

Well, of what? What does this accomplish? It doesn't make Booth look any better - the last few seasons he was mentoring her, watching her, proud when she learned, patient when she couldn't. Now he's just... just... well, I don't know what he is. Not Booth. Not even a good Goof!Booth.

I'd like to blame Sweets for pushing Brennan back, but I don't think it is fair. Even though he sucks.

If it weren't for Cam (I have a total girl-crush on Cam) and Mr Nigel-Murray (I have a completely different kind of crush on Vincent Nigel-Murray!) I would stop watching altogether.

It took me three season to get into the show (I prefer the Tempe Brennan in the original fiction series, usually), but I have been struggling since the Yanks in merrie-olde-England pip-pip-what-what season opener (two episodes I still haven't been able to watch all the way through). Please, someone, explain to Borenaz that even a genius like Kenneth Branagh ran into problems when he tried to play God, as well as direct and produce!
Mar. 16th, 2009 01:20 am (UTC)
I have not been excited all season, but when I first read the "sex spoiler" I thought - okay, maybe we'll get somewhere. And like you said, I thought we were getting somewhere with her emotional retardation after her reaction to Jared and her little speech at Booth's birthday party. Unfortunately I think you're right that we've gone backwards. The more I read and hear, the worse I feel about the future. I totally agree that DB is over his head here.
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