Seeing how Bones‘ long-awaited nuptials were some nine seasons in the making, you kind of knew Booth and Brennan weren’t going to get hitched without a hitch (or three).
And indeed, the final hurdles to happily ever after included dirty money, fashion mayhem, bloody murder and even a blazing inferno — none of which, however, put the kibosh on some vows that could melt even the most procedural-focused heart. Let’s jump right in…
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First, Max’s dirty bag of money gives Seeley pause. (All is good — it’s just cash that Max won during one very lucky casino day and then stashed for Tempe’s wedding.) Of course, there’s a victim and a killer to identify, leading Hodgins and the Jeffersonian team to place bets on when the nuptials will be called off. Then, there’s a little problem with location, when Booth lights a candle for Brennan’s mom and the church catches fire, officially putting the ceremony on hold.
Thankfully, Angela still holds firm to the belief that the two have to get married that day and takes matters into her own hands. The lack of a church is actually no big deal. Despite Brennan’s belief that it’s important to Booth, he couldn’t care less about the venue.
“I would wear elephant tusks on my head and have a squirrel monkey do the ceremony if that’s what you wanted,” he tells her.
“We’ve waited long enough,” she replies. Amen!
So the location moves to the spot of a memorable Booth/Brennan exchange from the pilot, and the squinterns, getting a late invite to the ceremony, come wearing outfits from the History of Fashion exhibit.
And now we come to the most important part: The vows. Booth decides to toss his speech and speaks from the heart instead: “Chasing you has been the smartest thing that I have ever done in my life, and being chased by you has been my greatest joy. But now, we don’t have to chase each other anymore because we got each other.”
Swoon. But if this was a contest, we’d have to give the prize to Brennan, who reads the letter she wrote to “Dear Agent Booth” while buried alive with Hodgins. After confessing that she finds him confusing and exasperating, Temperance reveals her early feelings for her future husband.
“How is it possible that simply looking into your fine face gives me so much joy?” she reads. “Why does it make me so happy that every time I try to sneak a peek at you, you’re already looking at me? Like you, it makes no sense. And like you, it feels right.”
It sure does.
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