Bones Farewell: Team Moments

This is a bit of a cheat. I didn’t want to skip a day in my farewell posts, but it seemed weird to post something else instead of my review for The Day in the Life. So rather than doing a more reflective post, I’m sharing a list of favorite team moments. (My review of last night’s ep will be along tomorrow.)

If you’ve followed this blog at all, you probably know that one of my favorite aspects of the show is the idea that these people are more than a group of people who solve murders together. They’re family. They may bicker and squabble, but they’re there for each other, over and over, and they never seem to run out of room for new people.

These quotes and/or screen shots represent fifty a bunch of my favorite team-as-family moments, where we saw those bonds, either being formed or in action. (The irony of doing these posts before the last two episodes air? I’m going to predict I’ll be adding a lot of favorite moments to this list!)

  1. “I’m asking you, please, please just let me be Jack Hodgins who works at the lab.” (Hodgins, A Boy in a Bush)
    [Later: Booth makes up a reason for him not to go to the party.]
  2. “We decided to tell you the truth. This is the truth.” (Hodgins, The Woman in Limbo)
  3. “In the future, when you have problems with my team, you register them with me in private, not by grandstanding in a public forum.” (Cam,The Titan on the Tracks)
  4. “Dr. Brennan…it’s been a privilege.” (Hodgins, Aliens in a Spaceship)
  5. “You take one of us away, and you and Hodgins are in that hole forever.” (Booth, Aliens in a Spaceship)
  6. “There’s more than one kind of family.” (Booth, Judas on a Pole)
  7. “I figure a guy like you, I resign, that puts things right between us. Do we need to discuss it past that?”
    “What are we, girls?” (Hodgins and Booth, The Man in the Mansion)
  8. “Angela and Hodgins are fine, Zack is back, Cam is locked in. What I need to know, Bones, is are we solid? Because, you and me, Bones, we’re the center.”
    “And the center must hold.” (Booth and Brennan, The Widow’s Son in the Windshield)
  9. “Sweets is not a baby duck.”
    “He wants what we all want.  He wants to find out his place in the world.”
    “We can find a permanent place for him.  Right?” (Booth, Gordon Gordon, Brennan, Mayhem on a Cross)
  10. “You may have just saved my life.” (Booth to Hodgins after he interprets Brennan’s science-y warning about Broadsky’s broken hand, The Hole in the Heart)
  11. The team’s farewell to Vincent (The Hole in the Heart):
  12. The birth of Michael Vincent. (The Change in the Game):
  13. The rest of the team meets Christine (The Prisoner in the Pipe):
  14. “Morally I have no problem with killing a killer, but Booth is the only one of us who has the skills and training to do it. The burden would fall on him. The decision needs to be his.”
    “How many kills do you have?”
    “My kills were battlefield decisions, green-lit from above. There is a chain of command.”
    “Did any of them deserve to die more than Pelant?”
    “We stay in the system. In lockdown, but in the system. That’s final. Are we good?”
    “Yeah. We’re good.” (Brennan, Hodgins, Booth, Angela discuss how to deal with Pelant, The Corpse on the Canopy)
  15. “You know he would have died if it wasn’t for you.”
    “No, come on. The antiserum saved his life.”
    “No, you and Brennan gave him the time until it got here. You and Brennan saved him, babe.” (Angela and Hodgins,The Pathos in the Pathogens)
  16. “Here’s to Sweets, my little brother I never wanted but who I’m glad I have.” (Booth’s toast to Sweets, El Carnicero in el Coche)
  17. “You’re one of the Avengers, man. We need you.” (Hodgins to Sweets, El Carnicero in el Coche)
  18. “Pelant thinks he’s smarter than all of us, which might be true. But he’s not smarter than all of us put together.” (Caroline, The Sense in the Sacrifice)
  19. “Was that what it looked like?”
    “Looks like a proposal.”
    “I feel like we missed a whole bunch.”
    “Who cares? We were here for the big happy ending.” (Hodgins, Angela, Sweets, Caroline, The Sense in the Sacrifice)
  20. “I’m still working on tracking that person down. I mean, she is still out there, spending money.”
    “She?”
    “Yeah. No guy buys that many shoes.” (Angela and Cam about the identity thief, The Fury in the Jury)
  21. “I’m sorry that that all spilled out. I’m not really sure what happened.”
    “That happens to me, too. I hold things in, and then watch out!”
    “Good night, Dr. Brennan.”
    “Good night, Clark…I think you should call me Temperance. At least when we’re alone.”
    “Mmm. ‘Temperance.’ I’m not sure I’m comfortable with that. But I’ll try.” (Brennan and Clark, The Ghost in the Killer)
  22. “It’s not about being practical. It’s about being responsible.” (Booth’s proud response to Hodgins turning down the offer of money, The Heiress in the Hill)
  23. “Mr. Bray, we’re scientists. Hopefully we’re not ruled by hysteria fueled by ignorance. You’re fighting for your life.”
    “Yeah, but while I’m here, I want you to think I’m living it well.”
    “I do. As a matter of fact, I think you’re an example to us all.” (Brennan and Wendell, The High and the Low)
  24. “I just have to say how much I appreciate how accepting you’ve been about me working with you on this case.”
    “Yes. That is rare for me, isn’t it?”
    “Yes. Yes, it is…I know Pelant told you you’d never be able to catch this Ghost Killer without his expertise. I’m determined to prove him wrong.”
    “I appreciate that, Clark.” (Clark and Brennan, The Nail in the Coffin)
  25. “I fought back. You’d be proud.” (Sweets, The Conspiracy in the Corpse)
  26. “I don’t know if I can do this to him.”
    “You can. This is not Sweets. This is a set of remains that will give us the man who killed Sweets.” (Cam and Brennan, The Conspiracy in the Corpse)
  27. “He was family.” (Booth, The Lance to the Heart)
  28. “I do believe Sweets is still with us. Not in a religious sense, because the concept of God is merely a foolish attempt to explain the unexplainable. But in a real sense…he’s here. Sweets is a part of us. Our lives, who we all are, at this moment, have been shaped by our relationships with Sweets. But each of us is like a delicate equation, and Sweets was the variable without which we wouldn’t be who we are. I might not have married Booth, or had Christine. Daisy certainly wouldn’t be carrying his child. We all are who we are because we knew Sweets.” (Brennan, The Lance to the Heart)
  29. “Enough with the apologies, okay, Wendell? Stop feeling sorry for yourself. And keep fighting. I don’t need to see another brother die.”  (Booth to Wendell, The Corpse at the Convention)
  30. “Science can only go so far, Dr. Hodgins…you think I’ve changed since Lance died, don’t you?”
    “We all change. All the time. You know, that is science. It’s just I don’t want you to push us all away because you’re afraid of losing someone else.” (Daisy and Hodgins, The Puzzler in the Pit)
  31. “I knew your dad really well.” (Booth to Daisy and Sweets’ newborn son, The Puzzler in the Pit)
  32. “Yeah, but he made it to happy. And that’s pretty impressive, isn’t it?” (Cam, about Sweets, in The Psychic in the Soup)
  33. “Dedicated to Temperance Brennan and Seeley Booth – the people who taught me that understanding, compassion, and love are not just notions in a book. My life means more because I know you.” – (Dedication page, Sweets’ Book, The Psychic in the Soup)
  34. “You want me to say everything’s going to be fine.”
    “No, I want you to tell me the truth.” (Booth, Cam, The Baker in the Bits)
  35. “If you’re serious about going, you need to be honest about the risks – and honest with Dr. Saroyan, so if you never see her again, at least you know you didn’t lie to her.” (Brennan to Arastoo, The Baker in the Bits)
  36. “I’ve got to say I’m getting a little freaked out by all the compliments.” (Hodgins, about Booth’s giddiness, The Eye in the Sky)
  37. “What are you, my sponsor now?”
    “No, I’m just some guy who’d take a bullet for you in the field, the same way you’d take one for me.” (Booth & Aubrey, The Eye in the Sky)
  38. “Normally, I wouldn’t put myself in the middle of these kinds of things, and they have the potential to, uh, get a little awkward, so…”
    “Do you mind cutting to the chase, Dr. Edison?”
    “It’s Arastoo.”
    “Arastoo? You heard from him? From Iran?”
    “Yes. He emailed me. It’s not weird, because we’re friends.”
    “Is something wrong? Is he okay?”
    “Nothing’s wrong. That’s the point. He just wanted me to reassure you that everything’s fine.”
    “Is there a reason why he didn’t tell me this himself?”
    “He said he did tell you, more than once, and you didn’t seem to believe him.” (Clark and Cam, The Big Beef at the Royal Diner)
  39. “Do you think…do you think Arastoo didn’t ask me to go to Iran with him because I’ve been so noncommittal about the whole marriage thing?”
    “I imagine everyone is telling you he’ll be fine over there.”
    “Yeah, but I can’t stop worrying.”
    “Of course not. The truth is, Arastoo could be arrested in Iran, or even executed. If you were with him, you would have been in danger, too. He knew that.”
    “Wow. Thanks for not holding back.”
    “Arastoo loves you, Cam. Whether or not you marry him. That’s why he didn’t want you to go with him. I would have done the same thing.”
    “So would I.”
    “Then you should feel better.”
    “I do. Yes. Thank you.” (Cam and Brennan, The Big Beef at the Royal Diner)
  40. “End of discussion. I’m going with you.” (Booth, to Cam, Murder in the Middle East)
  41. “I feel foolish. I know life changes. And I should be bigger than this. I don’t …I don’t know why I’m crying.”
    “Because you love them.”
    “I do.” (Cam and Arastoo, The Next in the Last)
  42. “I’m sorry about Jared. I know when you and Booth used to date, he was a big part of your life.”
    “Yeah. He was like a kid brother. The one that always got into trouble, but he was family.” (Hodgins and Cam, The Brother in the Basement)
  43. “You think I’m going to steal an office from the guy who taught me everything I know?” (Aubrey to Booth, The Donor in the Drink)
  44. I don’t think I’m qualified to decide the right thing to do with that. If anyone is…it’s you,” (Hodgins to Booth, High Treason in the Holiday Season)
  45. “I know it’s absolutely none of my business, but I understand how hard it is to open your heart again after a loss. It takes time, and it takes courage, but at some point, you have to risk it. If you don’t? You shrink a little inside.” (Daisy, to Cam, The Cowboy in the Contest)
  46. Aubrey saves Hodgins; protects Booth. (The Doom in the Boom):
  47. “The first kiss is always awkward, there’s lot of awkward moments. I mean, Bones and I, we had many awkward moments.” (Booth, summing up the first six seasons of the show for Aubrey, The Last Shot at a Second Chance)
  48. “That’s what friends and teammates do. They stand up for each other.” (Angela, to Cam, The Stiff in the Cliff)
  49. Booth saves Zack. (The Hope in the Horror):
  50. “-but I’m just going to keep talking anyway. I don’t know anything, really, but whatever’s going on right now, I’m sure you guys will get through it.”  (Aubrey, to Booth, The Grief and the Girl)
  51. “Thank you.” (Booth, to Aubrey, for…everything, The Radioactive Panthers in the Party)
  52. “You guys are like my family here.”
    “That will not change.” (Wendell and Brennan, The Radioactive Panthers in the Party)
  53. (*insert pretty much the entire episode of The Day in the Life here.*)

 

Tomorrow: Fan Review for The Day in the Life; Friday, I’ll pick up the farewell posts with It’s Complicated, pt 3: Angela and Hodgins.

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3 thoughts on “Bones Farewell: Team Moments

  1. Ahh, yes. The team. 🙂 So much goodness. And #53? Oh yeah! I am eager to read your thoughts on that. Thank you so much for these farewells and the reviews.

  2. And this is just a small sampling of the many wonderful family moments, right?

    You picked some really great ones. 🙂

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