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Sooo... I was watching the end of my favorite tv series of all time - prior to Bones. And I've watched this clip like a thousand times (the last 7 mins of JAG):

And I'm wondering how it will feel when we watch the last 7 minutes of Bones. I'm thinking bittersweet. Thoughts?



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Sep. 28th, 2009 01:30 pm (UTC)
First of all I've never watched JAG but that was adorable! I can ship anyone - they are awesome LOL. I love the ambiguous ending there... I will officially kill HH if we have ambiguousness on Bones though!

I was thinking about what the ending to the series might be like the other day, coincidentally. It will be incredibly bittersweet.. and not least because I've made so many friends through watching this crazy little show. Sigh.

How would you end the series if you got to write the last ep? That's the million dollar question!
Sep. 28th, 2009 08:23 pm (UTC)
I was glad JAG had an almost open-ended finale - after watching 10 seasons I wasn't ready to totally shut the door. Leaving the fandom behind was by far the hardest part. (And they were adorable weren't they?)

That would definitely be the hardest part with Bones. I can't imagine not having Bones to talk about on LJ.

If I were to write the last ep ... assuming that the last ep was the one where they got together, I would have them both jumping into the relationship with both feet, admitting all their feelings - just because the fangirl in me wants to hear it.

But, my ideal way to end the series would be to have them get together then go through ups and downs as they try to make the relationship work and keep solving murders. That would make for really interesting tv. Then the series could end with them making a final commitment (not marriage because I'm not sure I'd ever believe that from Brennan). I don't think once they're together it could go on for more than a season, though. Although with great writing and acting maybe it could. see? I'm totally on the fence here!

Sep. 28th, 2009 09:26 pm (UTC)
But, my ideal way to end the series would be to have them get together then go through ups and downs as they try to make the relationship work and keep solving murders. That would make for really interesting tv. Then the series could end with them making a final commitment (not marriage because I'm not sure I'd ever believe that from Brennan).

YES! Just don't Remington Steele us Hart, and have them finally get together in the last ep. There is so much to explore there; don't let us miss the experience!!!
Sep. 29th, 2009 10:03 pm (UTC)
How funny you mentioned Remington Steele! That was one of the shows that popped into my head when I was thinking about series endings.

There have been so many that have ended in a way I wasn't happy with, that disappointment seems inevitable. But so far, Bones has proven to buck a lot of trends. And when your stars actually want a relationship to work I think your chances of a satisfying series resolution go up exponentially.
Sep. 28th, 2009 06:08 pm (UTC)
Thank you for that - I was looking through your JAG fic recs recently and reread Against the Wind by Sooz, it just made me realize how much I miss these two and all their issues and how they fit together even though at times I hated them for all their issues and how they were never in the same place at the same time haha. What I mean to say is, thank you for reminding me I loved the show and fandom for a reason. :o)

I tend to begrudge DPB in my head because I watch Bones and the ship is so easy in comparison - there's no resentment against the shippers, no cruel plot devices to string you along for another year. But I guess that's what makes the last 7 and a half minutes all that more special, eh?

As for the Bones finale, what would make me really sad (besides no Booth/Brennan) would be to see the team break up for whatever reason...they are a family at this point. (Ok done)
Sep. 28th, 2009 08:37 pm (UTC)
I'm so glad you commented! As far as I know you're the only one on my f-list that was into JAG. (i will probably be snagging icons, btw)

Watching that last ep, and some clips on youtube, really does make me realize how easy it is on Bones. And you're totally right, sometimes I really resent DPB for taking 10 years of my life, 9 with Harm/Mac, and all I got was those measly 7 minutes? I have to confess that I was so frustrated by season 10 that I never actually watched the whole season, only a few eps and then the last one. Now i regret it because it's not on dvd.

Against the Wind by Sooz is one of my favorite fanfics of all time, not just JAG. There are several more that I want to add to my recs, but I've been re-reading a bunch to try to pare down my list.

back to Bones, I agree whole-heartedly that the team is just as important to me as Booth and Brennan. I don't want to see HH send them all off in various directions at the end of the series. I'd like to be able to imagine them all still together in their little squint world when all this is over.

P.S. - haven't heard much from you in a while. School okay or are you finished?

Sep. 28th, 2009 11:59 pm (UTC)
You're absolutely right, seven minutes doesn't even begin to make up for nine years of "will they won't they" followed by "why the hell not?" I would have loved to see what you wrote as your ideal for Bones (which I would love to see on Bones as well) - getting together but still showing the trials and tribulations of their relationship (I'm sure there would definitely be some).

As far as I can tell season 9 comes out this November, I think the last season shouldn't be too far behind. Honestly it wasn't all that great however there were a few bright spots here and there.

Definitely looking forward to your revised rec list! I have favorites of my own but lost my various bookmarks and lists from one computer to another.

I know I've pretty much disappeared off the face of LJ but yeah school's going ok, just started my fifth year (and also just got my ass kicked by an exam this morning) but all I can do now is just study harder. With that I am off to the library although thank you for asking. Hopefully I will not be a total bum and will actually keep up with the fandom haha. Thanks Doc :o)
Sep. 29th, 2009 10:12 pm (UTC)
*points to stolen icon*

It really would have been nice to see how JAG dealt with the relationship, because with all the drama between those two it would have been really fun to watch. I'm thinking about getting Season 9 in Nov, and just keeping my fingers crossed for Season 10. They show the older ones all the time on cable now.

Would love to hear more about school from you. I'm sure we could commiserate on a few subjects! Hang in there. It'll all be worth it in the end :)
Sep. 28th, 2009 09:24 pm (UTC)
That's the first bit of Jag that I think I've ever seen, but I like the way that they ended it off, so the viewer can decide in their own mind what might have happened.

And how will I feel when Bones ends? Not looking forward to it. This has been the first fandom that I've really gotten involved in like this; made new friends, started writing again after 25 years, gotten emotionally involved in the characters to this extent. I think it will be like a piece of me will be missing when it's all over. Luckily, that won't be before May 2011, hopefully later than that...
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