It's probably not a good idea to start conversations about things on which we disagree at 3:00 in the morning. You're the best,
I was feeling really pessimistic about Bones last night, and Mae was either playing a really good devil's advocate or she's come back around to being a heavy-hitter for Booth, Brennan, and Hart Hanson. I'm having some frustration because I feel like my speculation is too much to ask for at this point, but I think anything less would be a copout. So I set myself up for disappointment.
But I may have just seen the way out of it.
Here's what we said (at 3:40 AM, mind you):
Caroline: "Their relationship hasn't changed arguably since "Pain in the Heart." Something needs to shake up their PERSONAL relationship. Not just their PROFESSIONAL relationship.
Mae: "But I feel like that's where this is leading with this finale twist."
Caroline: "If they can find something that shakes up the personal and isn't the kid, I'm fine. But if (a) the sex is fake and/or (b) sweets splits them up *professionally*, I think I'll be taking a break. If the cliffhanger is something unrelated to the baby but wildly related to their personal relationship, I'm good. Unbelievably confused, but good."
So, basically, we're looking for potential cliffhangers that are related to their personal relationship but that aren't pregnancy.
Something that delays the inevitable but gives fans what they want.
I think obrien_blue at 206 just figured it out.
And I'm PISSED I didn't think of this first. After all, as an expert on "Something Nice Back Home" (and someone who's been using SNBH to draw parallels, considering the surgery-watching, etc.) you'd really think I'd jump onto the word--
That would make "The End in the Beginning" make a whole hell of a lot of sense.
That would give the audience exactly what we want--but with a twist.
That MIGHT even sew up the baby story. Imagine their post-coital cuddling gets interrupted by crying. ("Do you want to get her or should I?") Or maybe in this future they're trying to get pregnant.
That would give us something to work toward for the rest of the series--but it doesn't have to happen right now.
That would make sense of Emily's quote about "it doesn't happen when you think it's gonna happen.
And, frankly, that would satisfy me.