HH - In response to Booth saying, "Who are you?" HH said, "Shame on me that almost everybody thought he out and out just had no idea who she was. I'm unhappy that didn't come across. Oh, if I could redo it."
I think I'm starting to understand! I knew there was some kind of great message hidden in this episode! It's just a shame that it didn't come across, because, I feel that if it had, this finale would possibly have been one of their best (Providing, also, that they brought Zack back properly)
I also think I understand the whole thing about "Not Booth's dream...not Brennan's book." It was an off the wall episode that was a mix between Booth's dream and Brennan's book, an alternate reality. It's still a little mixed up, but I think I'm getting it more now, and like I predicted, I love the idea!
"Who are you?" not meaning "I don't remember you." but instead meaning "Who are you inside? In relation to me, who are you?" If that makes any sense. I think that's great, and I'm so disappointed now, that this message was too well concealed to be found, because it really is great!
Perhaps, in order to get this message across more efficiently, perhaps Hodgins shouldn't have narrated. I'm not saying he wasn't good at it, because he was, his voice is perfect for narration, but I think that we would have had a clearer understanding of the theme of this episode if maybe the narration had alternated between Brennan and Booth.
Also, Perhaps we could have seen Bones as a very mysterious character, one minute she is talking to Booth like a close friend, and the next she is being secretive, acting as though she doesn't know or trust Booth as well as she does. I don't think it should have been that way with all characters, just Bones, because this way, we see who Bones is in her own head, and we also see that Booth is mixed up in his own head about who she is (again not as in not remembering her). I hope that makes sense.
Goodness...I seem to have rambled on for a while...oops. I actually think I might watch this episode again bearing HH's words in mind. Now that I know the message of the episode, maybe I'll understand it more when I watch it again. It's just too bad that the meaning actually had to be explained, and wasn't clear enough for us to find alone, but at least we know now I suppose.
It's still a little manipulative of Zack's character, but I guess it fits in with the message. I hope they realize that Zack was a much loved character, and that we miss him dearly, and perhaps they will make the characters visit him more...then again, that takes me to a new theory all together. I'll make a post.
Let me know what you thought of this post. (I'm so sorry for it's length! My longest ever I think!)
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"What if it doesn't end like that? What if it doesn't go wrong?"-Dr Jack Hodgins