ANGSTING, UNWINDING, EYE!SEXING
(a collection of the best closing scenes from season 5)
(5x02) The Bond in the Boot
BOOTH: You know, Bones, I'm...I'm glad that, uh, we don't have any secrets between each other.
BRENNAN: Yeah, I like that.
BOOTH: I mean, if we have something on our mind we just, we just share it.
BRENNAN: Sure. (pauses) Even with all of the financial and intellectual contradictions I still feel close to you.
BOOTH: Right, because you know, none of that really matters anyway.
BRENNAN: Sometimes looking at it through your eyes, I believe that.
(5x03) The Plain in the Prodigy
(5x04) Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood
BOOTH: So, the whole reason you wanted me to get a girlfriend was so that you could have a pool?
PARKER: Uh-huh. Why else would I care?
BRENNAN: There is a pool in my building the two of you can use as my guests any time.
PARKER: Awesome! That's awesome, right, dad?
BRENNAN: No, not awesome, a simple Socratic method of solving a problem.
BOOTH: Nope. Parker is right. You're awesome, Bones.
BRENNAN: Yeah. I'm awesome.
(5x05) A Night at the Bones Museum
BOOTH: So, Andrew. I thought you were gonna take him to this thing, that's what he told me.
BRENNAN: I was, yes. But you and I...this was our case. And I guess...What goes on between us, that should just be ours. Isn't that what you said?
(5x06) Tough Man in the Tender Chicken
BRENNAN: Angela's very happy.
BOOTH: I can see that.
BRENNAN: You noticed something. See? You still got it.
BOOTH: You're not gonna ask me what I saw?
BRENNAN: Do I wanna know?
BOOTH: No. Do you wanna know anyway?
BRENNAN: Nope. I can wait. I trust you.
(they drink and smile (and smile and smile) at each other)
(5x07) The Dwarf in the Dirt
(5x08) The Foot in the Foreclosure
HANK: (looking to Booth) He's big and strong. But he's gonna need someone. Everyone needs someone. Don't be scared.
BRENNAN: Scared? What? I'm not scared of anything.
HANK: It all goes by so fast. You don't want any regrets.
BRENNAN: I don't understand.
HANK: Yes, you do.
BOOTH: I like that thing around your neck.
BOOTH: That thing that you're wearing around your neck. It looks really good.
BRENNAN: (touching the necklace) Oh. You've seen it before.
BOOTH: I don't think so.
(5x09) The Gamer in the Grease
BOOTH: Someone breaks your kid’s heart, your own heart rises up, gets fierce. It’s just a natural response.
BRENNAN: There’s a flaw in your reasoning. I believe that due to my superior learning curve, I can beat you at this game – despite your superlative strength and your remarkable reflexes. How do I start the game?
BOOTH: What’s the flaw in my reasoning?
BRENNAN: Dougie Seeger is autistic. He didn’t care. His heart wasn’t broken.
BOOTH: So, the dad loved him twice as much. All right, you don’t like the reasoning and my math.
BRENNAN: I’ve realized recently that you use a different number system, like the Babylonians which was base 60. I don’t understand your system but I can see that it works.
(5x10) The Goop on the Girl
BRENNAN: Okay. Um, Christmas has its roots in the pagan festival of Saturnalia, which is traditionally celebrated by intoxication, naked singing and the consumption of human-shaped biscuits.
BOOTH: I think what Bones is trying to say here is that we're all just happy that we are all together.
BRENNAN: Well, we're all together every day.
MARGARET: Not me. No, I'm not here every day.
MAX: Well, it's a different kind of together.
BOOTH: To family, friends, lovers, family and food.
BRENNAN: You said "family" twice. It's repetitious.
BOOTH: It's a good toast, though. Cheers. Okay?
(5x11) The X in the File
BOOTH: Maybe aliens are anthropologists. Maybe they just wanna study our religion and sex and love and our fine languages and line dancing.
BRENNAN: That's an interesting possibility I hadn't considered.
BOOTH: Living creatures, they like to reach out, Bones.
BRENNAN: Living creatures like to reach out and hit each other.
BOOTH: Oh. So what are you saying, that the aliens are gonna come down here and drink our spinal fluid?
BRENNAN: If the aliens are advanced enough to fly faster than light, then they can probably make spinal fluid.
BOOTH: You just said that aliens are nice.
BRENNAN: I did not.
BOOTH: You just basically said that aliens are nice anthropologists.
BRENNAN: I don't think so.
BOOTH: You think that aliens are you.
BRENNAN: *laughs* You got me. You know, I'm one of them. I was sent down as an advanced scout.
BOOTH: *pokes her* Ha! I knew it.
BOOTH: No probing. No probing!
BRENNAN: Hey, probing is a valuable way to gather information.
BOOTH: I know how you people like to probe.
(5x12) The Proof in the Pudding
BOOTH: *offers his arm* Shall we?
BRENNAN: We shall.
BOOTH: You must think I'm crazy for being so happy that it wasn't JFK.
BRENNAN: I'm very impressed. You wanted the truth, even if it was going to hurt you.
BOOTH: I learned that from you.
BOOTH: Yeah. Sometimes you have to go with your brain over your gut.
(5x13) The Dentist in the Ditch
BRENNAN: I'd like to make a toast.
JARED: What is this?
BOOTH: It's her new thing, she likes to make - She's really good at making toasts, though. Maybe we should get some champagne, though.
BRENNAN: No, Jared is an alcoholic.
JARED: No secrets.
BRENNAN: When Booth and I first met, I didn't believe that such a thing as love existed. I maintained that it was simply brain chemistry. But perhaps Booth is correct. Perhaps love comes first and then creates the reaction. I have no tangible proof but I'm willing to accept Booth's premise.
BOOTH: To love.
JARED: To love.
PADME: To love.
BRENNAN: To love.
(5x14) The Devil in the Details
BRENNAN: When I see effects and I'm unable to discern the cause, my faith in reason and consequences is shaken.
BOOTH: Then what happens?
BRENNAN: Two plus two equals four. I put sugar in my coffee and it tastes sweet. The sun comes up because the world turns. These things are beautiful to me. There are mysteries I will never understand but everywhere I look, I see proof that for every effect there is a corresponding cause. Even if I can't see it. I find that reassuring.
BOOTH: And life is good again.
BRENNAN: Life is very good.
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 (seasons 4 and 5).
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 graphics, repost them on Tumblr and that you DO NOT HOTLINK! Seriously, just DON'T.
4. I will be adding the rest of season 5 episodes once they air and the caps show up.