Bones Season 8 Episode 24
The Secret in the Siege
The past days I read some interviews with Stephen Nathan about the season finale and there is something that came to my mind. Does Booth really think that Brennan is ok? Well… in my opinion, of course he knows she is anything but ok.
He knows her better than anyone, she is the woman he loves, that’s for sure, but also she is his friend and his partner, they have been together for 8 years, so, when she said “yeah we are ok” he knew that it wasn’t like that.
Stephen said in one of the interviews “Booth knows how much he’s hurt her.” Lets remember season 6 episode 16 The Blackout in the Blizzard, at the end of the episode when Booth and Brennan are talking about their relationship Brennan said “When the time´s come and you aren’t angry anymore and I’m strong enough to risk the last of my imperviousness maybe then we can try to be together” so he knows she took a big risk to be with him, she changed , if we can say it, some of her beliefs to be with him and when she ask him to marry her, he knew it was a huge step from her, it was something he never believed could happen.
On the other hand, when Brennan met Booth she realizes the kind of man he is. She knows he will do anything to save innocent people. In season 1 Booth told Brennan “I want to save the same number of people I’ve killed” and she answer “I want to help you” so she knows he would do anything to save innocent lives.
Stephen Nathan also said “Relationships don’t usually survive when two parties are withholding things form each other”; I think just Booth is hiding something from Brennan, the real reason why he said better not to the marriage, but I think is a big sacrifice on his part, because he told Sweets, that was something he was waiting for a long time, this situation is affecting both of them but, for me, Booth is the one that is going to suffer the most, he is the one that has to bear with the lie and more than anything with the pain of the woman he loves.
I think that the hardest part that Booth has to face is that he needs to earn Brennan’s trust again, this situation is going to be a jump back for her and he needs to find the way to make her to believe in him again.
At the end, they love each other and I think Brennan will understand why Booth had to do what he did, it´s going to be hard, but not impossible because she proved what she is willing to do for him.