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Bones Christmas Moments #3

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MAX: This is fun. Isn’t it fun to meet a new relative, girls?

BRENNAN: So, you’re my cousin, Margaret?

MARGARET: My mother was your mother’s cousin, according to Uncle Max.

MAX: It’s an uncanny resemblance. You’re practically sisters.

BRENNAN: Why… why aren’t you home for Christmas?

MARGARET: This time of year, I prefer to be in Philadelphia, away from my family and all those kids.

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BRENNAN: You don’t have children?

MARGARET: “Keep your eyes wide open before marriage, and half-shut afterward.” I never got to the half-shut part. What’s your excuse?

BRENNAN: For not being married? I don’t have an excuse. I just have very good reasons.

Uh-huh. Protesting too much?

MARGARET: Like what?

BRENNAN: I think that marriage is something you need to have a reason to enter into. I never found that reason.

Wait, I thought she just said she had very good reasons! Get your story straight, girl!

MARGARET: Mmm. I totally agree. “Experience keeps a dear school, but fools learn in no other.”

MAX: You see, Margaret is a big fan of Benjamin Franklin.

MARGARET: Yes. He was the smartest man who ever lived. His advice has never failed me.

BRENNAN: Actually, the person with the highest recorded IQ is Marilyn vos Savant.

MARGARET: Ooh. “Tim was so learned that he could name a horse in nine languages; so ignorant that he bought a cow to ride on.”

BRENNAN: I don’t think this is going to work.

MAX: Listen, family reunions are always awkward.

BRENNAN: Well, do you think this is going well?

MARGARET: Not really. You seem like a bit of a know-it-all.

BRENNAN: Nice to meet you, but I’m going to El Salvador for Christmas. You both are welcome to use my place over the holidays.

MARGARET: “He that won’t be counseled can’t be helped.”

LOL. That’s a pretty good one, Margaret!

MAX: I told you to keep to Ben’s scientific stuff.

Good one, Max! He knows his girls!

Brennan checks in with her partner about this new family development.

BOOTH: So, I’ve decided to take you up on your offer.

BRENNAN: What offer?

BOOTH: Uh, you inviting me to your house for Christmas dinner? … You forgot you invited me.

She was distracted by a half-naked Booth at the time so…forgivable.

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BRENNAN: No, it’s just… No! My dad brought by my second cousin and… I really didn’t like her.

BOOTH: Well, that makes sense.

BRENNAN: Why do you say that?

BOOTH: Well, because she’s family. I mean, 90% of the time, family just gets under your skin. That’s the difference between family and friends.

BRENNAN: She’s unapologetically dogmatic. She lives her entire life based on the quotations of Benjamin Franklin.

BOOTH: Maybe she feels the same way about you and your mania for logic.

BRENNAN: Mania?

BOOTH: Okay, enthusiasm. Look, if you ditch this opportunity because a family member annoys you, it just… it just goes with the family territory.

And Booth would know!

Brennan attempts to bond with her cousin/sister.

MARGARET: You’re not going to El Salvador for Christmas?

BRENNAN: Mm-hmm.

MARGARET: You don’t strike me as someone who’s flexible about their schedule.

BRENNAN: Well, I took advice from someone who knows more about families than I do.

MARGARET: “He that raises a large family does stand a broader mark for sorrow, but then, stands a broader mark for pleasure as well.”

BRENNAN: Well, that’s sort of what he said, but without the pleasure part.

Enter the “someone” who gave Brennan life advice.

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BOOTH: Nice tree. Oh, wow, who is this, your sister?

BRENNAN: No, uh… my second cousin.

MARGARET: I’m Margaret.

BRENNAN: There’s no resemblance.

BOOTH: What do you mean? You’re both very beautiful.

Smooth.

MARGARET: “Beauty and folly are old companions.”

BRENNAN: Told you… Benjamin Franklin.

BOOTH: Right, right. Hey, hey! Good old Ben, you know, he invented electricity and the hundred dollar bill.

MARGARET: Neither one of those things is true.

BOOTH: You’re right, there’s no resemblance whatsoever. Nice meeting you, Maggie.

BRENNAN: Bye, Booth.

BOOTH: See ya.

BRENNAN: Uh, that’s my partner. He’s FBI.

MARGARET: His eyes are too small to be really handsome.

BRENNAN: Well, I have to admit, I… find him pleasing to look at.

As do we all, Brennan.

Cut to the Christmas dinner.

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SWEETS: I’m not here for baby Jesus; I’m here for Agent Booth.

CAM: Ah, that explains the antlers.

SWEETS: It was a moment of whimsy.

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ANGELA: So you think that we should feel like big, giant losers that we’re not spending Christmas with family?

HODGINS: There’s more than one kind of family.

The theme of the whole series.

BOOTH: Hey. That’s too much salt there, that’s too much salt.

MARGARET: “He that would fish must venture his bait.”

BOOTH: Bones, when are we gonna eat? I’m starving.

BRENNAN: Well, right now…If Booth wants to fish, he’ll fish. What on earth are you trying to say?

MAX: Honey, families always give unwanted advice.

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BRENNAN: Unwanted advice? You… you have to stop quoting Benjamin Franklin at me.

MARGARET: Why?

BRENNAN: Well, I have no evidence of this, but I feel that every time you do that, it’s not actually communication. I feel the same way when people tell jokes.

MARGARET: Hmm. I never thought of it that way.

BRENNAN: I’d rather hear what you have to say than Benjamin Franklin.

MARGARET: That’s the nicest thing anyone’s ever said to me.

Brennan is learning to mix in some Boothy empathy in with her own  honesty.

MAX: Tempe. This is your gathering. Wouldn’t you like to say something?

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Proud Papa

BRENNAN: Oh, um…Thank you, everyone, for coming. Let’s eat.

MAX: No. I-I mean, would you like to say something about Christmas?

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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.

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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?

BRENNAN: Cheers.

ALL: Cheers, Merry Christmas.

BOOTH: All right.

MARGARET: What do we do now?

BOOTH: Ah, let’s say a prayer.

BRENNAN: No, no prayer, not in my place.

BOOTH: Bones, I always pray.

BRENNAN: Maybe just a moment of silence.

BOOTH: Hold hands.

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Family, friends, togetherness…Bones Christmas. 

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2 thoughts on “Bones Christmas Moments #3

  1. OMG, Love this!! ❤️❤️

    I cannot pick which Christmas episode is my favorite. They both are glorious!
    -I love Max in Goop:
    Max: I’m gonna be alone for Christmas.
    Brennan: Well, what- what about Russ and the girls? Your brother is going to Orlando to spend the holidays with his in-laws.
    Max: And I will be alone, and it’ll be pitiful.
    Brennan: Well, if I stay, then there’ll be two of us alone, which is twice as pitiful.
    Max: Well, that’s interesting math.
    Lol, B&B had a discussion about his math in Gamer in the Grease.
    -Love the interaction between Brennan & Margaret
    And of course, Booth reciting saints while Brennan “collects evidence”

    I also love the whole story about the bomber, his mother being alone on Christmas Day (heartcrushing), and everyone shows up at the cemetery so she is not alone.

    Excellent episode!
    Family, friends, togetherness…Bones Christmas. 🙂

  2. “HODGINS: There’s more than one kind of family.

    The theme of the whole series.”

    ONE of the many reasons we love Bones!! ❤️

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