Without further ado, I present a pretty massive collection of those yummy Bones closing scenes in which Brennan and Booth make out with their eyes (at least 80% of the time). They're always a delicious little treat, even if the episode itself wasn't that special.
Cause the post got to be too large. Whoops.
BOOTH: You know, being a sniper I took a lot of lives. What I’d like to do before I’m done is try and catch at least that many murderers.
BRENNAN: Please. You don’t think there’s some kind of cosmic balance sheet...I’d like to help you with that.
(1x04) The Man in the Bear
BOOTH: The guy is nuts.
BRENNAN: Yes, but is he nuts because he got a brain disease from eating human flesh or was he already nuts the first time he ate flesh or did he just lick his fingers after surgery...
BOOTH: (puts down utensils and pushes his plate away) I should just become a vegetarian.
BRENNAN: Or as an alternative just don't eat people. You know, I'm going to come back up here this winter. Charlie says the skiing is great.
BOOTH: Oh, so it's Charlie.
BRENNAN: Yeah, the overnight guy.
BOOTH: (laughs while eating) Yeah, I know who he is.
BRENNAN: I bet he's a great skier. His hips and thighs are perfectly developed for strength and maneuverability.
BOOTH: (pushes his plate away) That's good...I'm done.
BRENNAN: What? No good? Want some cornflakes? (spoons some cornflakes for Booth) Want some?
(1x05) A Boy in a Bush
BOOTH: You look nice. Better than nice, you look, uh...very...
BOOTH: Bones, how did you know I was gonna keep your promise?
BRENNAN: What promise?
BOOTH: To get Shawn and David back with Margaret Sanders.
BRENNAN: Maybe I was lying. To catch the bad guy. I learned that trick from you. The end justifies the means.
(Booth moves to leave.)
(He stops, turns back.)
BRENNAN: I knew you’d back me up. I knew you wouldn’t make me a liar.
BOOTH: Hmm. How did you know?
BRENNAN: Because you want to go to heaven.
BOOTH: But you don’t believe in heaven.
BRENNAN: But you do.
(1x07) A Man on Death Row
BOOTH: I’m sorry for wrecking your weekend for nothing.
BRENNAN: No, not for nothing.
BOOTH: Come on, you know what I mean. You know, all that running around, it didn’t change anything. Epps was guilty. He was always guilty.
BRENNAN: There was doubt. We had an obligation to respect that doubt. We all share in the death of every human being.
BOOTH: Very poetic.
BRENNAN: No, very literal. We all share DNA. When I look at a bone, it’s not some artifact that I can separate from myself. It’s a part of a person who got here the same way I did. It should never be easy to take someone’s life. I don’t care who it is. What? What?
BOOTH: You know, you’ve been practicing your Nobel prize speech just a little too much.
(1x11) The Woman in the Car
BOOTH: Still glad you don’t have any kids?
BRENNAN: Yeah. Why?
BOOTH: Looking at that boy and his dad...I just thought you’d change your mind.
BRENNAN: No. Still glad you do have a kid?
BOOTH: Gladder today than yesterday.
BRENNAN: Doesn’t make any sense.
BOOTH: Yeah, it’s complicated.
(1x14) The Man on the Fairway
BRENNAN: I wonder if you wouldn’t mind taking a look at this.
BOOTH: The file on your parents? Yeah, okay.
BRENNAN: Do you want to think about it? It’s a pretty big favor.
BOOTH: You’d do it for me.
BRENNAN: Yeah, I would.
BOOTH: I’m proud you asked, Temperance.
ZACK: (interrupting) Ah, Dr. Brennan, Angela wants to know if we should order anything for you.
BRENNAN: No, I’m not staying. Thanks, Zack.
ZACK: (to Booth) Guess we caught another one, right? (Booth ignores him.) All for one and one for all.
BOOTH: (to Brennan) I’ll take a look at this and see what they didn’t give you and I’ll get back to you. Okay? (Zack smiles and walks back to his table.)
BRENNAN: You’re back to ignoring Zack?
BOOTH: Alright look, I know you don’t approve but you know, it works for us; it worked for him so...
BRENNAN: Yeah, I get it, I get it. It’s kind of sweet.
BOOTH: Hey, you know, your people are my people.
BRENNAN: What, I have people? Hey, I have people.
(Brennan smiles, gets up and leaves. Booth opens the file and looks at a picture of Brennan’s parents and a picture of Brennan as a little girl. Staring at it a slow smile spreads across his face.)
(1x15) Two Bodies in the Lab
BRENNAN: You sure you don’t want anything?
BOOTH: Nah, I’ll be fine. I’m just going to you know, flip around the TV here.
BRENNAN: Okay I’ll see you tomorrow.
BOOTH: Yeah, have a good night.
(Booth flips through stations and stops on The Grapes of Wrath. He looks down thinking and when he looks back up, Brennan is standing at the foot of his bed.)
BRENNAN: I rescheduled. My - my head still hurts.
BOOTH: Well, you can watch TV if you’d like.
(1x21) The Soldier on the Grave
BOOTH: I've done some things.
BRENNAN: I know.
BOOTH: No, no, you don't.
BRENNAN: But it's okay.
BOOTH: Well, not-not as a secret it's not. I have to be uh, honest about myself. I-I have to be able to tell someone.
BRENNAN: You will in time, Booth. You will.
BOOTH: I was sent to Kosovo. There was this Serb, General Radic, who led a unit who would go into villages and, you know, destroy'em. Women, children, all-all killed because he wanted to ethnically purify his country. He'd done this twice before. I mean, we had facts, proof. 232 people just erased. I was the sniper sent in to stop him. He was set to leave in a couple hours. It was his son's-son's birthday. A little boy, maybe about six or seven. I can still hear the music from the party, you know? That song just playing in my head. Nobody knew where the shot came from, but, you know, they knew why it came. They said I saved over a hundred people. But, you know, that little boy who didn't know who his father was, who-who just loved him...He saw him die, fall to the ground right in front of him. That little boy all covered in his daddy's blood was changed forever. It's never just-It's never just the one person who dies, Bones. Never. Never.
(Brennan places a hand on his forearm, silent. Booth sniffles, and places his hand on top of hers, grateful.)
BOOTH: You know, we all die a little bit, Bones. With each shot, we all die a little bit.
(2x01) The Titan on the Tracks
BRENNAN: My father was here.
BOOTH: Because he loves your mother, grieves her loss and he came here to talk to her.
(Booth takes the dolphin out of the evidence bag.)
BRENNAN: You’re tainting evidence.
BOOTH: It’s not that kind of evidence, Bones. It’s evidence of something else. Something that can’t be tainted.
BRENNAN: It’s beautiful.
(2x04) The Blonde in the Game
BOOTH: I got something for ya.
BRENNAN: A bottle of hard liquor?
BOOTH: The next best thing.
(He holds out his hand, palm up – it is a small, plastic toy piglet.)
BOOTH: Hmm? (chuckles) Meet Jasper.
(Brennan looks at the pig. Her face is softer now, relaxing. Her eyes meet Booth’s and he grins at her. Brennan can’t help herself – she laughs and reaches out, taking the pig. As she looks at the toy, amused, Booth smiles at her warmly.)
BOOTH: You’re gonna be okay.
(2x08) The Woman in the Sand
BOOTH: Uh, you never told me the second reason why, uh, why you bet on me.
BRENNAN: Yeah, it was...silly.
BOOTH: Well, come on. Try me.
BRENNAN: Beginner's luck. I haven't lost at anything since I’ve been here. So, well, I-I figured if I bet on you, then-
BOOTH: I couldn't lose.
BRENNAN: Sounds silly, right?
BOOTH: It sounds familiar. Thanks.
BRENNAN: You’re welcome.
(They hold their stare for a few moments)
BRENNAN: You ready?
BOOTH: Yeah, let’s go.
(2x09) Aliens in a Spaceship
BRENNAN: I’m okay with you thanking God for saving me and Hodgins.
BOOTH: That’s not what I thanked him for. I thanked him for saving...all of us. It was all of us. Every. Single. One. You take one of us away, and you and Hodgins are in that hole forever. And I’m thankful for that.
BRENNAN: (voice breaking a bit) I knew you wouldn’t give up.
BOOTH: I knew you wouldn’t give up.
(2x10) The Headless Witch in the Woods
BRENNAN: I sure know how to pick’em, don’t I?
BOOTH: Well, you know. Our perceptions are always colored by what we hope and what we fear, what we love. We do the best we can.
BRENNAN: I’m afraid my best isn’t good enough. I can read bones, not people.
BOOTH: Well, you had no trouble seeing through me.
BRENNAN: It’s a good thing I like being alone.
BOOTH: You know what? Bones, you’re not alone. Okay? Come here.
BOOTH: Hey, you’re my partner. Okay? It’s a guy hug. Take it.
(2x11) Judas on a Pole
BRENNAN: My father is, is...
BOOTH: He’s your dad and he loves you.
BRENNAN: You know, I’m just...I’m just one of those people who doesn’t get to be in a family. That’s-
BOOTH: ( he places his finger underneath her chin, lifting her head up) Listen, Bones, hey. There’s more than one kind of family.
(2x12) The Man in the Cell
BOOTH: You know, what happened to Cam happened because...we had a personal relationship.
BOOTH: Yeah. People who work in...high-risk situations, they can’t be involved romantically because it leads to things like what happened.
BRENNAN: High-risk situations.
BOOTH: Every single day it’s with us. There’s this line, and we can’t cross it. You know what I’m saying?
BRENNAN: Yes. I understand.
(2x14) The Man in the Mansion
BRENNAN: Wow. Those socks. Those are...amazing.
BOOTH: That’s right. The socks, the tie, the belt buckle - all escape valves for my socioeconomic rage.
BRENNAN: I hate psychology.
BOOTH: Oh, you know, they help me deal with the day-to-day irritations of dealing with people that are more privileged.
BRENNAN: I slept with Sully last night.
BOOTH: Oh. I thought you already, uh...
BRENNAN: No. Last night.
BOOTH: Ah. It’s really none of my business.
BRENNAN: Except we’re partners.
BOOTH: Yeah, there’s that.
BRENNAN: And you...told me about your socks.
BOOTH: Mhm. Sex. Socks. Pretty much the same word.
BRENNAN: Do we have a case or are you just visiting?
BOOTH: Yeah, I’ll fill you in on the way. It’s messy, better get some protection.
BRENNAN: Let me get my gumboots.
(Brennan leaves the office and Booth stands up, looks at his watch and begins fidgeting with his tie.)
BOOTH: Yeah. I’m gonna need a flashier tie.
(2x16) The Boneless Bride in the River
BOOTH: Give it time, Bones, okay? Give it time. Everything happens eventually.
BOOTH: All the stuff, okay, that you think never happens – it happens. You just gotta be ready for it.
(2x18) The Killer in the Concrete
BRENNAN: There's, uh, this old song. It's called "Keep on Trying."
BOOTH: Yeah. Poco.
BRENNAN: You know it?
BOOTH: (singing quietly) I've been drinking now, just a little too much.
BRENNAN: (joining him) Much.
BOOTH & BRENNAN: And I don't know how
BRENNAN: I can get in touch with you.
BOOTH & BRENNAN: And there's only one thing for me to do.
BRENNAN: It's to keep on tryin'
BOOTH & BRENNAN: To get home to you.
(They both smile and laugh)
BOOTH: Yeah, what about it?
BRENNAN: It's a good old song, right?
(2x20) The Glowing Bones in the Old Stone House
BOOTH: Great. Wow! (Booth giggles) Mac and cheese! Wow! Bones. This- this looks fantastic!
BRENNAN: Yeah? Really?
BOOTH: Oh, I mean, you shouldn’t have...I mean, all this work just for me?
BRENNAN What? No, I mean, it wasn’t that much.
BOOTH (eating the mac and cheese) Mmm. (he gazes happily at Brennan) This is unbelievable.
BRENNAN: You like it?
BOOTH: I’d like to be alone with it. (laughs)
BRENNAN: She said I could go with my instincts, so I put in a little fresh ground nutmeg.
BOOTH: Well, she taught you well. Thanks, Bones.
BRENNAN: Yeah, well, you know. We have to eat, right?
BOOTH: Yeah. Gotta eat. Always gotta eat.
(2x21) Stargazer in a Puddle
BRENNAN: What do we do now?
(3x01) The Widow's Son in the Windshield
BOOTH: Look, there’s something else I gotta know and it’s important. We solid?
BRENNAN: You and me? Yeah!
BOOTH: No, not just you and me. Squints, too. Zack is back for good. Angela and Hodgins have their head back in the game. Cam, she’s locked in.
BRENNAN: Why are you asking me this?
BOOTH: Because. You and me – the center.
BRENNAN: And the center must hold.
BOOTH: Right. So, are we gonna hold?
BRENNAN: Yeah. We’ll hold. We’re the center.
BOOTH: The center. (he chuckles)
BRENNAN: What’s funny?
BOOTH: Ha, I thought you were going to kiss my hand again.
BRENNAN: I did not kiss your hand. You put it over my coffee cup.
BOOTH: Huh, felt like you kissed it.
(3x02) Soccer Mom in the Mini-Van
BRENNAN: How much scotch did you drink?
BOOTH: Oh, just enough. You know, I would have invited you but Reilly...He just...Wow, he doesn't like you.
BRENNAN: I understand.
BOOTH: I'm sorry. Was that rude?
BRENNAN: Not from someone who's been drinking.
BOOTH: God, you know, I love this place. I love it. I love this country. You know, I tell ya something. If I was working law enforcement back in the day when they threw all that tea, alright, in the harbor – I'm good, alright, I'm – I'm good. I would have rounded everybody up and we'd still be English.
BRENNAN: Ya think?
BOOTH: Yup. Yup. Definitely.
BRENNAN: I saw my father.
BOOTH: Wow. I didn't think that you were gonna – do that.
BRENNAN: As an anthropologist, I accept change as the natural order of things. But with him I didn't allow for transformation. You know, I predicated his behavior based on a set of outmoded preconceptions. It wasn't rational.
BOOTH: Wow. I - I didn't get any of that.
BRENNAN: If I was conducting an objective experiment on my father, observing his behavior, I'd have to conclude that he loves me.
BOOTH: Hmm. Why? What happened?
BRENNAN: We played cards.
BRENNAN: I killed him.
BOOTH: Good for you.
(3x03) Death in the Saddle
BOOTH: I didn’t lose my appetite because you mentioned horse meat, I lost my appetite because you made me think about all those people parading around, pretending to be something they aren’t, just so they could have crappy sex.
BRENNAN: How do you know it’s crappy?
BOOTH: Gotta be, Bones, come on! It’s gotta be!
BOOTH: Why? I’ll tell you why. Here we are. All of us are basically alone, separate creatures just circling each other. All searching for that slightest hint of a real connection. Some look in the wrong places. Some, they just give up hope because in their mind they’re thinking 'Oh, there’s nobody out there for me.' But all of us, we keep trying over and over again. Why? Because every once in a while, every once in a while, two people meet. And there’s that spark. And yes Bones, he’s handsome. And she’s beautiful. And maybe that’s all they see at first...But making love? Making. Love. That’s when two people become one.
(3x04) The Secret in the Soil
SWEETS: I have observed some underlying issues that need to be addressed.
SWEETS: Yes. There's clearly a very deep emotional attachment between you two.
BOOTH: We're just partners.
SWEETS: And why do you think I would have thought otherwise?
BOOTH: 'Cause you're 12.
BRENNAN: Don't read into anything that Booth said. We're professionals. There's a line that doesn't even need to be there.
BOOTH: Not at all, I mean, if there were no more murders, I would probably not even, you know, see her.
BRENNAN: That's very true.
BOOTH: Might have coffee.
BRENNAN: Probably not.
BOOTH: You wouldn't even have coffee with me?
BRENNAN: Well, in your scenario we wouldn't even know each other because there are no murders.
BOOTH: Were. I said "no more murders."
BRENNAN: Then fine. I mean, we could have coffee. So that's clear, then? I mean, we'd have coffee and that's our relationship? Coffee.
BOOTH: Yeah, let's move on.
(3x05) Mummy in the Maze
BRENNAN: Where is everybody?
BOOTH: At the party, I guess.
BRENNAN: We could still go.
BOOTH: Ah, we look like hell.
BRENNAN: It's a Halloween party. We could be Wonder Woman and...what's Superman's secret identity?
BOOTH: Clark Kent.
BRENNAN: Yes. We could be Wonder Woman and Clark Kent after a really, really bad date.
BOOTH: Yeah, bad date because you shot me.
BRENNAN: It was only a flesh wound. And you dropped me on my head!
BOOTH: After you shot me! Okay, I think I got you on this one. Okay, Wonder Woman?
BRENNAN: I'm sorry you had to kill someone. I know you hate that.
BOOTH: Yeah, he had it coming.
BRENNAN: You hate it. I'm sorry that happened to you.
BOOTH: We saved the girl. That's a pretty good date.
BRENNAN: Except not really a date.
BOOTH: I know. It was...
BRENNAN:... work. Not a date.
BOOTH: Really, really hard one.
BRENNAN: And we're not really Wonder Woman and Clark Kent. We're Brennan and Booth.
BOOTH: Look, you're the one who brought up the date analogy.
BRENNAN: You hungry?
BRENNAN: Me, too.
BOOTH: Okay, let's go grab a bite to eat.
(While Booth heads towards the door, Brennan stops and begins to spin around in a circle with her arms up at her sides. Booth turns around.)
BOOTH: What the hell are you doing?
(Brennan stops spinning.)
(3x06) Intern in the Incinerator
BOOTH: Look, all the scientists and the squints and the eggheads, they wanted it to be a serial killer so it wouldn’t be one of them.
BOOTH: One of you. You were all offended that it was one of you.
BRENNAN: You know what? I am offended.
BOOTH: I just said that. (pours another shot)
BRENNAN: I’m offended! Because...
BOOTH: Because you were betrayed by one of your own.
BRENNAN: Yes. Are you going to betray me?
BOOTH: No. (they toast)
BRENNAN: Nonetheless, I shall be vigilant. (they take the shots)
BOOTH: “Nonetheless”? (they laugh)
BRENNAN: I’m not gonna have a headache tomorrow, am I?
BOOTH: Well, we’re gonna find out. Hodgins and Zack, they do their experiments. We do ours. (they toast) To Gorgonzola.
BRENNAN: Gormogon. (they take the shots, sit the cups down and before Brennan can crush hers, it falls of the table)
BOOTH: You missed. (laughs)
(3x07) Boy in the Time Capsule
BRENNAN: (noticing that Booth has something in his hand) What is that?
BOOTH: (crosses his arms and hides it from her) Nothing.
BRENNAN: Well, you evolved. And evolution is very impressive and that is definitely not nothing.
BOOTH: (holding up Brainy Smurf) This?
BRENNAN: Did you bring that for me?
BRENNAN: Good, because it's the wrong Smurf. I liked Smurfette. That's Brainy Smurf.
BOOTH: Well, Smurfette was a stupid, shallow Smurf who only had her looks. Look, you're better than Smurfette. You have your looks and a whole lot more.
BRENNAN: You did bring that for me, to charm me in case I didn't find your humiliation story impressive, but I did, so...
BOOTH: Aha! So I did impress you.
BRENNAN: That's what impressive means, dummy. You're such a Philistine.
BOOTH: (he laughs) I'll tell you what. You can hold on to this, and it will remind you how far I've come.
BRENNAN: I forgive you for snorting, Booth.
BOOTH: Evolution is a long, long process. It takes hundreds of years.
BOOTH: Why do you have to always correct me?
BRENNAN: To help you evolve.
(Booth smiles, Brennan smiles back at him and shakes her head.)
(3x09) The Santa in the Slush
BRENNAN: I love my gift, Booth.
BOOTH: Merry Christmas, Bones.
(3x11) Player Under Pressure
BOOTH: So, jock mentality, teams - not all bad, huh?
BRENNAN: Why are you telling me this?
BOOTH: You just said we’re all stunted adolescents who take childrens games too seriously.
BRENNAN: I never meant you.
BOOTH: Bones, I’m one of those guys.
BRENNAN: No, you aren’t. You don’t play at being a warrior. You are a warrior. Every day. You’re definitely...a fully developed man.
BOOTH: (smiling.) Okay, okay. You leave the tip.
BRENNAN: Even Cutler knew you were lying when you said you treated women like that beneath the bleachers.
BOOTH: Oh, and you believe him?
BRENNAN: Yes, because you still remember that first girl’s name.
(3x12) Baby in the Bough
BOOTH: You know, I’m gonna miss that little guy. And so are you, so don’t deny it.
BRENNAN: I’m not ashamed to say that I have developed a certain...affection for Andy. It’s a natural byproduct of care giving.
BOOTH: Yeah. So, what do you think, huh? Change your mind about having kids?
BOOTH: Okay, all right. You got some time. Not that much time–
BRENNAN: (swats him) Booth! (knocks the coffee cup out of his hand)
BRENNAN: Now look what you did!
BOOTH: What I did?!
BOOTH: You’re the one who hit me!
BOOTH: You know, it’s a-it’s a shame.
BOOTH: No kids. Who’s going to be proud of you?
BRENNAN: I don’t do it for that.
BOOTH: Yeah, okay. I know. I know. You know, with next year’s book, you should uh, you should get that second home in that town you saved. I mean, it only makes sense, right? Because every year, you know, plasmas, they go down, they get cheaper and cheaper–it happens all the time.
BRENNAN: Forget it.
BOOTH: What? I’m just saying. Andy’s going to miss his Auntie Bones. He’s going to want to see you. We could all go fishing, come back home, plop ourselves in front of that one hundred and three inch plasma screen of heaven and football and you can make the five layer dip.
BRENNAN: Seven layer dip.
BOOTH: Even better! Seven layers! Perfect! You can talk to Andy: hello Andy, little baby, little baby baby Andy–
(Brennan plugs his mouth with a pacifier. Booth sucks on it.)
(3x15) The Pain in the Heart
BOOTH: (reading from the letter) "Dear Mr. Addy. It is my pleasure to offer you the post of my intern in Forensic Anthropology. I chose you from hundreds of applicants because of your knowledge, your desire to learn and because I feel you will find a home here." I think you gave him something great, Bones.
(4x01/4x02) Yanks in the UK
BOOTH: I’m gonna miss this place. (they both smile) This is definitely not a diner.
BRENNAN: Come on. We should go before someone else gets killed.
BOOTH: Yeah, you’re right. Here we go. My arm?
BRENNAN: Thank you. Thank you, Sir Seeley.
BOOTH: (in sort of a British accent) Pleasure, Lady Temperance.
BRENANN: (laughs) You sounded Australian.
(4x03) Man in the Outhouse
BRENNAN: Relationships are temporary.
BOOTH: That’s not true, Bones. You’re wrong, OK? There is someone for everyone. (lowers his voice) Someone you’re meant to spend the rest of your life with. Alright? You just have to be open enough to see it. That’s all.
(they stare at each other for an eternity while Sweets sits there and totally ships them)
(4x04) The Finger in the Nest
BRENNAN: On behalf of human kind, universe, I’d like to apologize for what happened to Ripley. He was born a cute little puppy and then the people who adopted him wanted to kill him because they were too stupid to realize he would grow into a big dog.
BOOTH: That’s good.
BRENNAN: Ripley was a good dog. (she’s tearing up and it’s clear she’s now talking about Zack) He didn’t wanna fight. But he did it to please his master. He didn’t want to attack a human being but he did it to please his master. It wasn’t Ripley’s fault that his master was cruel and selfish. Like all dogs Ripley only saw the good in people. Dogs are like that. People should take a lesson. *she buries his tag* That enough?
BOOTH: Yeah. As much as any good dog...(he puts his hand on her shoulder)...hey – could hope for. Even with limited vocabulary skills, OK?
(4x05) The Perfect Pieces in the Purple Pond
BOOTH: What are you doing?
BRENNAN: I’m throwing out my book.
BOOTH: It’s still on your hard drive, right?
BRENNAN: No, not anymore, it’s not.
BOOTH: You erased it?! Woah! (takes the book from her) Woah, woah, woah, woah, stop.
BRENNAN: I don’t wanna be a writer anymore.
BOOTH: Oh why? Because of what that publisher said? He was an idiot, did you see his glasses?
BRENNAN: I don’t wanna be a sexy scientist!
BOOTH: Well, that’s like me saying I don’t wanna be a sexy FBI agent. We can’t change who we are. *continues taking the book out of the trash* God, this is not good for the back. “Suspenseful and chilling.” “Temperance Brennan leads the pack.” “Anthropology has never been more exciting.”
BRENNAN: You memorized my reviews?
BOOTH: Angela can scan these and get them back on your computer.
BRENNAN: You know my reviews, Booth, but do you read my books?
BOOTH: Every single word.
BRENNAN: You never said anything.
BOOTH: Well, I figure, you know, I’m all over your real world, why would you want me in your fantasy worlds?
BRENNAN: I can appreciate that.
BOOTH: You see how this works? Huh? It’s give and take! We’re partneeers.
BRENNAN: Except you won’t let me fix your back.
BOOTH: Oh come on, my back is fine.
BRENNAN: Oh really?
BOOTH: How do I know you’re not gonna paralyze me or make it worse?
BRENNAN: I also help you by explaining a lot of things to you.
BOOTH: Yeah well, I explain...(she comes back behind him)...things to you as much as you explain things to me.
BRENNAN: Well, my things are more important. (she cracks his neck)
BRENNAN: Necessary pain.
BOOTH: Yeah, necessary. They way you really help me is you let me be a guy.
BRENNAN: I help you be a guy?
BOOTH: Yeah, you know, it’s a guys thing to fix things and make them right. When I fix things, I feel like I am one with the universe.
(Brennan does something to his lower back)
BOOTH: Woah! God, that is amazing! How did you do that?
BRENNAN: See? We help each other. Quid pro quo.
BOOTH: I know what that means, quid pro quo.
BRENNAN: Sure you do.
BOOTH: I know a lot of things.
(4x06) The Crank in the Shaft
BRENNAN: I see you got your throne.
BOOTH: That’s right. The chair.
BRENNAN: It’s nice. Another victory for the hive.
BOOTH: HR said you called.
BRENNAN: Yes. But I didn’t lie to them, I wouldn’t do that.
BOOTH: Well, you must’ve said something because she didn’t even need her cupcakes and the chair was here.
BRENNAN: I just told them why I felt it was important for you to have it, that’s all.
BOOTH: And why is that? Because even a mindless drone...(sits in the chair)...aaah...deserves some perks?
BRENNAN: No, because of how important you are to them. I mentioned your dedication and courage and sensitivity.
BRENNAN: Yes, Booth.
(Booth fidgets and the chair goes down)
BOOTH: The up and down thingy…is a little touchy.
(4x08) The Skull in the Sculpture
BOOTH: (re: Sweets and Daisy) They’ll never work, they’re like complete opposites.
BRENNAN: I agree. For all her faults, she’s a woman of science. Sweets bases his life on the vagaries of psychology and emotion. There’s no common ground.
BRENNAN: You need common ground. I mean, what else is there?
(4x09) The Con Man in the Meth Lab
BOOTH: Bones, I just need some time.
BRENNAN: Do you need time and space?
BOOTH: (smiles) Just some time.
(Brennan sits next to him, they share cake.)
BOOTH: My dad drank.
(They sit quietly.)
(4x10) The Passenger in the Oven
BOOTH: I’m sorry.
BRENNAN: It’s not your fault.
BOOTH: Yeah, it is. I’m the one who dragged you out of pure science and pulled you into murder solving.
BRENNAN: That’s not how I remember it.
BRENNAN: Yes. As I recall, I had to force you to take me into the field.
BRENNAN: Yes. You didn’t want to, remember? This is all my fault.
MURDERER KID: Hey, are you two gonna make out?
BOOTH: Hey, be quiet. You lost your right to talk.
BRENNAN: Why do people always think we’re gonna make out?
(4x11) The Bone That Blew
BOOTH: Don’t fire Max. Let him keep his job. He’s a teacher, not a janitor.
BRENNAN: I can’t overlook the sanctity of the forensic lab, Booth.
BOOTH: Yeah. Maybe you can overlook it for me.
BRENNAN: For you?
BOOTH: Yeah. Personal favor.
BRENNAN: What, like a partner thing?
BOOTH: Partner thing.
BRENNAN: I know you, Booth. You’re trying to do me a favor by telling me it’s a favor for you.
BRENNAN: OK. Yes. Alright.
BOOTH: Thanks, Bones.
(4x12) Double Trouble in the Panhandle
BOOTH: Guess we all got it in us, huh? The desire to run off and join the circus.
BRENNAN: We did it.
BOOTH: Buck and Wanda were damn good.
BRENNAN: Buck was more dashing than you. I mean, Buck drove a motorcycle.
BOOTH: Wanda was funner than you.
BOOTH: She let me knock off her rubber nose from her face with a knife. You would never let me do that, you are way too rational.
(They both chuckle.)
(4x13) Fire in the Ice
BRENNAN: I’m not positive this is a good idea. (falls down)
BOOTH: I got you, stay up here, okay! It’s alright, here we go, one more. Well, you know, I gotta stay up all night and who better to keep me company than you?
BRENNAN: You and me skating is saving you from slipping into a coma? (almost falls again)
BOOTH: Easy, Bones, now I’m gonna go down.
BRENNAN: I have a lot of natural athletic ability!
BOOTH: Oh yeah, natural, I can see that. Real smooth and natural.
BRENNAN: That agent Perotta, she really enjoyed working with us.
BRENNAN: But uh, you’re the only FBI agent I wanna work with. Will you tell me what Lucky Luciano told you?
BOOTH: He’s not an Italian opera singer. (ADORABLY) Bones, why do you always say that wrong? You do it to – you do it on purpose.
BRENNAN: I would like to know what he said.
BOOTH: He said I’m not like my old man. He said I’m made of better stuff.
BRENNAN: Well, I don’t know your old man, your father, but I think you’re made of very, very good stuff.
BOOTH: Hey, you know what? Forget about agent Perotta. Alright? Nothing’s gonna change between me and you.
BRENNAN: Well, entropy is a natural force that pulls everything apart on a subatomic level - everything changes!
BOOTH: Not everything changes, Bones, not everything.
BRENNAN: Don’t make me fall!
BOOTH: I’m never gonna make you fall. I’m always here, you kidding me?
(4x15) The Princess and the Pear
BRENNAN: The whole age of chivalry was irrational. Knights, maidens. Thank goodness we’ve moved through the reformation and the enlightenment into the age of reason. Do you see what I mean?
BOOTH: Not at all. I gotta tell you, I think they had a pretty good idea with the whole chivalry thing. You know, open car doors, kill dragons, small hearts...
BRENNAN: You still on Vicodin?
BOOTH: Yeah, a little.
BRENNAN: OK. What I’m trying to show you is that your doctor is wrong. You’ve been misdiagnosed.
BOOTH: Give me that. What?
BRENNAN: It’s just a small misalignment, I’ll be happy to fix it for you.
BOOTH: No, no, no, last time you did that I almost ended up in a wheelchair.
BRENNAN: Don’t you trust me?
BOOTH: Let’s not make it about trust.
BRENNAN: Well, it’s a fact. Fact is not what I make of it, it’s a fact. You ready?
BOOTH: No, definitely not ready now.
(4x16) The Bones That Foam
BOOTH: Just give me ten.
BRENNAN: You had most of the potatoes.
BOOTH: OK, let me have that. Alright. Bones, you alright?
BRENNAN: You haven’t said anything about my interrogation.
BOOTH: OK, you know what? You did great. OK? Better than I thought.
BRENNAN: I was terrible. Everybody’s right, I lack empathy.
BOOTH: You got empathy. You’re awkward. That’s different.
BRENNAN: My stuff is bones. Yours is people.
BOOTH: Right. So you’re admitting that I’m better in something than you are?
BRENNAN: No – Yes. A lot better.
BOOTH: Thanks, Bones.
(4x20) The Cinderella in the Cardboard
BRENNAN: (knocking on his door) Booth!
BRENNAN: Booth, it's Bones!
BOOTH: Yeah! (opens the door) Hi!
BRENNAN: Hey. I should've called.
BOOTH: No, come on in! You kiddin' me?
BRENNAN: I saw Sweets and Daisy and I was wrong. She wasn't cheating on him.
BOOTH: That's a good thing, right?
BRENNAN: Well, I wanted to spare him pain but all I did was cause it.
BOOTH: You meant well.
BRENNAN: I made him so jealous, I almost ruined their relationship. I should've listened to you.
BOOTH: Maybe next time you will. Hey, I was just gonna go out and grab a bite to eat, some Chinese, maybe some-
BRENNAN: I'd rather drink. Do you want one?
BOOTH: Yeah, we can do that. My good bottle of scotch.
(She hands him a glass, keeps the bottle for herself.)
BOOTH: Bottoms up, Bones.
BRENNAN: You know, intellectually I know that jealousy is absurd. But I see that it's real for people. I even experience it myself.
(Booth sits next to her on the couch.)
BOOTH: So, who are you jealous of?
BRENNAN: Cause you all want to lose yourself in another person. You believe that love is transcendent and eternal...I wanna believe that, too.
BOOTH: Hey, you will. I promise. Some day, you will. You will, some day. OK?
(They smile and clink their drinks.)
BOOTH: You will.
(They both drink.)
(4x21) Mayhem on a Cross
SWEETS: What are you doing here?
BOOTH: Well, uh, Gordon Gordon is, uh, making dinner for us at my place, family style, and um, you're invited.
SWEETS: Thank you, but I've actually got a lot of work here.
BRENNAN: My foster parents locked me in the trunk of a car for two days when I broke a dish. I was a very clumsy child. They warned me it would happen but the water was so hot... and the soap was so slippery. I still don't think it was fair even though they gave me fair warning. The water was so hot.
SWEETS: No, it wasn't fair at all. It wasn't your fault.
BOOTH: (offering her a handkerchief) Bones, what are you doing?
BRENNAN: You said that scars on the back was a metaphor. Isn't that why we're here, to metaphorically compare scars?
BOOTH: I came to bring Sweets back to my place for dinner, that's all.
SWEETS: Scars on the back?
BRENNAN: I saw them, Sweets.
SWEETS: So...What? You decided to just share something from your past?
SWEETS: That is so unlike you.
BRENNAN: I still hate psychology. (to Booth) Okay, your turn. Go.
BOOTH: I came here to bring Sweets back to my place for dinner, that's all.
(She looks at him pleadingly.)
BOOTH: Okay. If it wasn't for my grandfather, I probably would have killed myself when I was a kid. That's all I'm gonna say on the subject matter, you understand? Are you OK, Bones?
BRENNAN: Yeah, I'm fine. Here. (she tucks his handkerchief into his jacket pocket; he then touches the same place)
BRENNAN: (to Sweets) Why are you nodding?
SWEETS: Nothing. Just... Wyatt made an observation about you two and I think I just saw what he saw.
(4x22) The Double Death of the Dearly Departed
BOOTH: If I die, I want you to do me a favor-
BRENNAN: Well, you will die, Booth. It's inevitable.
BOOTH: Alright, whatever, Bones. When I inevitably drop dead before you, I'd like you to come out and, you know, spend some time and talk to me every once in a while.
BRENNAN: I'll feel foolish knowing that you can't hear me.
BOOTH: Promise me.
BRENNAN: I promise.
BOOTH: Heeey, there you go, huh? You agreed, I didn't think you would agree. Now, why did you agree?
BRENNAN: I believe that if I pretended you were still here, I'd feel better for a moment. Also, speaking to you would require me to figuratively look at myself through your eyes, again temporarily, and I think that would make me live my life more successfully.
BOOTH: Mmm. You know what, Bones, that is the best thing that anyone has ever said about me.
(4x23) The Girl In The Mask
(Booth brings a bowl of ice cream and puts it on the table between them.)
BRENNAN: Usually in this situation we'd have alcohol.
BOOTH: Which is exactly why we should do this from time to time.
(Booth scoops up some ice cream and "flies" it into Brennan's mouth.)
BOOTH: Yum, hmm? Here you go.
BRENNAN: Will he recover? Your friend Ken?
BOOTH: From losing his sister? Umm, you don't recover from something like that. You just...survive.
BRENNAN: People die. There's a fault in the design if we can't recover from it.
BOOTH: Fault in the design? What are we, coffee pots?
BRENNAN: I just mean that we should be designed so that we can handle the worst.
BOOTH: We are designed that way. We aren't sent anything that we can't handle.
BRENNAN: I'm not convinced that loving someone is worth it.
BOOTH: I got a son and it's worth it.
BRENNAN: Even if he died?
BOOTH: Woah, Bones, don't even say a thing like that. Don't even put that out there. It is worth it and everything around it is worth it. Every moment, everything...is worth it, so...Eat the ice cream before it melts.
BRENNAN: I wish it was beer.
BOOTH: Right. You know what? (goes to get the beer from the fridge, Brennan smiles) OK. You're right.
BRENNAN: Now this is what I'm talkin' about.
BOOTH: Good. We agree to understand that this is worth it.
(4x24) The Beaver In The Otter
BRENNAN: So, uh, do you really think that you have to be bad to be good?
BOOTH: Yeah, I do.
BRENNAN: Hm. Well, I've never done anything bad.
BOOTH: I believe you.
BRENNAN: I mean, I've made mistakes, of course. But I've never purposely done anything bad.
BOOTH: And I believe you.
BRENNAN: I don't want my frontal lobe to be a dried up raisin.
BOOTH: You know what? We are gonna do something bad now.
BOOTH: Have you ever dined and dashed? You know the concept, right? We're gonna run out of here without paying the bill.
BRENNAN: No, that-that's stealing.
BOOTH: That's why they call it bad, we're doing something bad, you ready?
BRENNAN: No, no, I can't! Really?
BRENNAN: No. Are you serious? No.
BRENNAN: Oh my god! No. (she screeches hilariously and runs away, Booth puts some money on the counter and they run to the car together)
(4x25) The Critic In The Cabernet
BOOTH: Listen, Bones. If I don't make it...
BRENNAN: Booth, you're gonna be fine.
BOOTH: But if I'm not, I want you to have my stuff. You know, for a kid.
BOOTH: I want you to. You're gonna be a really good mom.
BRENNAN: You're gonna be fine, Booth. I'll be right here.
BOOTH: I'm ready.
1. Screencaps mostly from 206_bones, beyond-bickering.net, HOTN-CAPS and laugh_cry_live.
2. Transcribed by these good people (seasons 1-3) and me (season 4).
3. I hope you guys enjoy this, I had a blast putting it together. I just ask that you don't use any of the pics for icons etc. and that you DO NOT HOTLINK! Seriously, just DON'T.
4. I will be adding the rest of season 4 episodes once they air and the caps show up.