I hate having to do this, but it's like a burr in my side that's been irritating me since I saw it. Sadly, the scene where Hodgins says he'll marry Angela made me like him less. It's just weird that he would propose to someone that dumped him, is currently in a relationship with his close friend, & is apparently pregnant with his friend's child. It's a little awkward & sad. In a way, I think it's kinda pathetic that he's basically saying he's so in love with her that he'd settle for being with someone that maybe doesn't really love him but just needs his support. Also, I'm a little angry that he would suggest Angela leave her current boyfriend & father of her child just because he'd be a better provider. If she really had been pregnant & agreed to go back with him, you'd always wonder if she was with him because she really loved him, or just because she needed the money or was afraid of raising a child on her own. It's a terrible situation & I'm so glad that the test turned out to be a false positive. I really wish Hodgins would have gone about it a little differently. In my opinion the scene would have played better if he'd just said that he loved her & would always be there for her no matter what she decided to do - whether she stayed with Wendell or tried to do it on her own. Maybe he could have even made a joke about being the baby's "crazy Uncle Jack." But saying "Since you're knocked up & desperate, why don't you get back together with me?" just doesn't seem like the best way to continue a relationship.
I'd really like Angela to pursue him for once. When she was talking about how Wendell wasn't the right guy, I sooo wanted her to say to Jack that HE was the right one. I hope she says it in the future. I want her to confess that she loves him & he's the one she wants to be with forever. I just don't want Hodgins to turn into a doormat, letting his heart get stepped on again & again.
Anywho, I'm sorry I had to vent, but that one scene was, to me, an obvious blight in an otherwise stellar episode. Please don't hate me too much.
Oh my god! THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU! Finally, someone agrees with me!
This thing has been bugging me and it's what I was trying to say with my post last week already.
My biggest problem with Angela and Hodgins is that he is crazy in love with her and makes it clear so many times, while she just lets him do all that and doesn't react. Sometimes even takes advantage of it. I don't mean to talk Angela down, mainly because it is NOT her fault that he does all this, but sometimes, for the sake of Hodgins sanity I wish she would just tell him "I'm sorry, Jack, but I never really loved you and we won't get back together."
I don't even know if that it's true, but all I see is that he is getting hurt and he is getting desperate and I don't want to see him that way.
When he held his "Marry me and move in with me" speech today I was literally cringing and hoped that he would add a "if you still love me, too". I find myself not respecting Hodgins anymore, because it really is pathetic. Does he really think he could be happy again being with a woman who doesn't love him, or at least doesn't love him as much as he loves her?
I don't know if I imagined it but to me he looked disappointed when she told him she isn't pregnant and again the wish to grab him by the shoulders and shake him overcame me and I am not a violent person.
I know I am not known to be a Hodgins/Angela shipper, because I truly believe he and Cam would be much more fun to watch, but I could live with Angela-Hodgins getting back together if it was an even relationship. You're right, she should have to pursue him for once, show him that she loves him. (I think I mentioned that already in my post last week, so sorry if I'm repeating myself) Only that thought that we will get to see the same relationship again that they had once, where he basically begs her to move in and then begs her to marry him and then forgives her for forgetting having another husband, who she kisses on the lips.... ok, you know the story... I don't want to see that again. But then again, if he really is such a "weenie" (to say it with Cam's words) then maybe he doesn't deserve anything else.
I like him though and I don't want him to settle for anything less... at least not for a woman who can't show him that she loves him (if she does).
HODGINS: Well, hello, my exotic princess.
CAM: What a charmingly inappropriate greeting, Dr. Hodgins.