Why does it make me so happy that every time I try to
sneak a peek at you, you are already looking at me?
Bones: An Illustrated History (Pt. 2: THE PILOT)
Season One starts out in an airport! Whee!
(This is also apparently the Airport Of Heartbreak, seen in the season five finale. Let us not cross that bridge until we get to it.)
A lot of CRAZY things happen in this airport, because the world of “Bones” is CRAZY. Apparently, airport security doesn’t mind if a woman exposes herself…
(As previously mentioned in the introduction.)
…But they do care when a passenger has a rather meaty skull in her luggage, because HOW DID YOU EVEN GET THAT THROUGH CUSTOMS, BRENNAN?
(Look at that face. How could you arrest a face like that? Oh, wait—I forgot about the beat-down.)
So Brennan is detained for kicking some ass without properly taking names (also…the skull…) and it turns out this was some sort of big elaborate plan by Booth to make it seem like he was rescuing her or something so he could use it as leverage to make her aid the FBI in solving a case.
(Because if we know one thing about Temperance Brennan, it’s that she loves mind games, and enjoys being played, and also being detained by the cops. Also HOLY CRAP SHE GOT ARRESTED TWICE IN THIS EPISODE HOW DO YOU STILL HAVE A JOB BRENNAN?)
Needless to say, Brennan is reluctant to help Booth.
(You can run from this case, but YOU CAN’T RUN FROM YOUR HEART, SWEET BABY BRENNAN.)
I don’t remember how he cajoled her into helping him, but I’m guessing it had something to do with him being Hot and having to move the plot along, and she wanted to beat up dudes without getting in trouble for it, so she was like, “Okay I will help you if I can go into the field with you,” and he was like, “Lol, we will be going into many fields.”)
The case has something to do with the body of a missing intern being found, and she was pregnant with the child of a senator and it was a whole big Chandra Levy-esque pile of intrigue, but what you really have to remember is the following:
Laurence Olivier Oliver Laurier, because he’s a creepy motherfucker who becomes obsessed with random women, including the victim and, ultimately, Brennan!
(He also kind of saves Brennan’s life? I don’t know, this is just the pilot. He looks so happy to see her though.)
Lovely lady lumps!
"I can be a duck!" (And the most adorable skipping EVAR.)
Zack is adorable (and almost normal)!
(“Did I fire six shots or only five? Do you feel lucky? Do you? Punk? Lol I don’t even know what that means but I still feel compelled to say it.”)
And finally FISH!
(Dun dun DUNNNN.)
Long story short (too late), together, with the best minds of their respective fields and witty repartee and some crack investigating shit going down, Booth and Brennan solve the case and agree to work together in subsequent crime-solving endeavors.
Even though they don’t really like each other.
(Although they secretly kind of do.)
AND THAT’S JUST THE FUCKING PILOT. The next post is devoted to the rest of season one, because no one wants a post on every sodding episode clogging up their dashboards.
[Photos are from Bones Daily]
Booth x Brennan
I just love that as perfect as this parallel is, you can see such a stark contrast in their faces, especially Brennan’s. She hardly smiled back then, yet now she is just so happy she can’t stop smiling.