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Sep 18 13 7:15 AM
NatesMama wrote:Cat! You're all caught up! Yay!
Sep 18 13 7:38 AM
LulaSan wrote:So yes, Booth and Brennan are now officially engaged to be engaged. Booth is Brennan's fiance to be and viceversa.
Sep 18 13 11:59 AM
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Sep 18 13 4:42 PM
crzy4bones wrote:Angela is her BFF, BUT, she also was allegedly Booth's friend, too, as are all the squints. And when you are friends with both people, who are having problems you don't pick sides, and you don't butt in and tell one friend that the other is lying. That's my take on it! And I don't need my BFF to fight my battles for me with my significant other and neither does Brennan. The role of BFF is to support not to cause more damage and doubts. Yes, she didn't encourage Brennan to leave Booth, but I didn't see her as being supportive of the relationship. Going behind Brennan's back and accusing Booth of cheating is not being a good BFF, even if she is mad at Booth. I wonder if she will ever apologize....I doubt it.
It’s ridiculous to compare the friendship between Angela and
Brennan to the one between Angela and Booth. The former are best friends and
the latter are casual friends (we’ve never seen anything to suggest they are
particularly close).You can be friends with your BFF’s partner, but at the end
of the day your main concern should be your BFF (and if it’s not you should rethink
your BFF status.)As far as Angela was concerned, she was watching her best
friends life implode around her so she gave the man seen as responsible a piece
of her mind.To be honest, if I was in Brennan’s situation and it
appeared that my partner was either having an affair or pulling away from me
with no explanation, I’d be a tad hurt if my BFF remained on the fence, and
wasn’t on my side. It’s different if both parties are wronged/have been in the
wrong…but from Angela (and Brennan’s) perspective Booth is hurting the woman he
claims to love needlessly. Brennan is the wronged party. Now, WE know that that isn’t the case…but Angela is reacting
to the information in front of her and as I mentioned in a previous post, she’s
not necessarily thinking logically/rationally. If Angela has done something wrong I’m normally the first
one to point it out (I mean, my dislike of her is second only to my dislike of
Daisy!) but in this instance I can’t fault her for her stance. (Although rest assured, if the truth comes out re Booth and
she doesn’t eventually forgive him/get over it, I will be less inclined to be
nice about her!)
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Sep 18 13 10:28 PM
Sep 18 13 10:32 PM
NatesMama wrote:I can't *believe* I'm doing this, but...
I think Angela acted like a best friend who is also close with the SO. I think in a casual boyfriend/girlfriend relationship, Angela would have been overstepping. Absolutely. But she *knows* this couple, very well. She's seen, firsthand, what they've gone through to get this far. They've all been a unit for years. Booth isn't someone Brennan just met a year ago. And honestly, if I were Angela, I would be pissed as hell at Booth, too. Maybe the insinuation (she never actually accused him, she asked him) of cheating was over the line, but what else is she supposed to think? He turns down Brennan's marriage proposal, he's out drinking at odd hours, not coming home, ignoring her calls, clearly lying...yeah. In this instance, I think Angela was right to confront Booth in her friend's defense.
I also take issue with the implication that is Angela doing this "behind Brennan's back"....mmm, not really. That implies that she is sneakily confronting Booth when it was simply a matter of opportunity. Booth called her, they exchanged words...Brennan just happened not to be there. If asked, Angela would have admitted it readily, which sort of negates the idea of "behind her back" to me.
Personally, I have friends like Angela (not *like* Angela, cause you know...hate.) But they would defend me just like this (and that goes both ways) so I can't really hold it against her.
Sep 18 13 10:40 PM
Phoenix26 wrote:Did that hurt, NM? LOL
I think Angela also feels betrayed by Booth since she always felt he was such a good man and she was always rooting for them. It was the way she said it to him, so emotional that gave me compassion for her as well as Booth in this situation.
Sep 18 13 10:41 PM
crzy4bones wrote:I still say it's crossing the BFF lines accusing the significant other of cheating, whether you actually believe it or not, behind your BFF's back. Notice she only sniped at Booth when Brennan wasn't around. You don't insert yourself into a fight between your best friend and their significant other. You can be supportive of your BFF, hey, if you want to pick a side, fine, but, you don't confront the SO without your BFF knowing and approving, and probably best if not until AFTER they break up. Because your BFF isn't going to be so happy, if you sticking your nose in things, CAUSES more problems and results in a breakup when it wouldn't have normally. Now, we know it doesn't cause a breakup, BUT, obviously Angela isn't going to let it go any time soon, even after they get back together....
And if she isn't particularly close to Booth, what made her think that by accusing him of cheating would get him to tell her the truth when he wouldn't even tell Brennan?
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Sep 19 13 9:00 PM
Thurbercarnival wrote:Loved the episode, loved the new characters Aldo the ex-priest and Danny the CIA guy, loved Caroline as usual, Cam was fantastic, loved the Booth/Aldo and Brennan/Aldo conversations, and of course the end scene.
After the 4th, 5th, or nth viewing I have a few more observations:
- If Booth is "tin-foil hat" paranoid, then why oh why would he have that device mounted under the kitchen counter (and what was that anyway...a clock, a radio)? By the way, the lighting on the device was so bright I was barely able to see that the time switched briefly to 4:47...I wonder if everyone watching the show caught that?
- I believe they said last season that Booth and/or FBI techs had thoroughly swept their house for bugs, so how is Pelant still able to see or listen in through these devices, if that is what the 4:47 was supposed to indicate?
- I'm just trying to blot out from my mind the possibility that Pelant can see or hear what is going on in their house, including their bedroom because that is just disturbing.
My understanding is that they swept the house for bugs before they realized just how Pelant spies, which isn't through bugs but anything connected to the internet. I believe that device behind them is a clock/radio, and in this day and age, it might well be networked. (Obviously is, given the time switch.) As to why Booth has it in the house, I've assumed that he figures Pelant would act out if he shut down every access point.
And yeah on the bedroom. I was toying today with what happened after that kiss in the end scene, and can totally see them making love, but...eww.
Sep 19 13 9:21 PM
Sep 19 13 10:20 PM
LulaSan wrote:And yeah on the bedroom. I was toying today with what happened after that kiss in the end scene, and can totally see them making love, but...eww. I wonder if Booth ever thought about that. If he thinks Big P might be watching/listening through any electronic, signal transmitter device around them, then...yes...that might make their bedroom activities a bit uncomfortable for him. I know I'd be paranoid that we're being watched.
Sep 19 13 10:25 PM
Sep 19 13 11:25 PM
Angela and Booth? *long whistle* I'm bracing myself for one heck of a scene in an upcoming episode where they THA-ROW DOWN! I'm talkin' no holds barred. It'll go something like this:
1. Ang & Booth are left alone in a room.
2. *atomic bomb sound*
I'm looking forward to it, my friends.
Let's go season 9!! Woo hoo!
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