Linda and I have been watching Bones Season 2 together as she keeps me calm(ish) this weekend (jittery about going to hospital). We enjoy Bones because she is our hero with a slight case of Aspersers. Not only does she miss all social and cultural references, she has difficulty understanding social cues based on facial expression (and is traditionally bad at getting and making jokes). In one episode in Season 2 she is in the Interview Room with Booth, and Booth and the Suspect realize at the same time that the suspect has unwittingly implicated another person. They both fall silent. Bones jumps up and is going from one person to another staring in their faces saying, “Something happened; you communicated something to each other, you know something. What happened, you have to tell me what that was.” Also of course, she is desperate to participate in the social activities from which she has distanced herself and been excluded from traditionally.
It is just not often that someone who has such a condition is not only played sensitively, as the lead and put with a great counter character (the big boy-scout Booth), which gives them sexual and interactive tension. There is a scene where Booth is trying to explain to Bones why people talk to their dead loved ones at the graveside. Bones says slowly as if to a small but potentially dangerous child; “But they can’t hear them…..they’re dead.” (Which is almost identical to a conversation Linda and I had early on in our relationship).
Anyway, I am in the hospital now, so I will be absent a few days. I do not like hospitals, by the way, they are full of hospital smells and hospital noises and they have MANY pointy objects (I got another blood test done on Thursday, hooray!). I usually start telling the anesthesiologist all sorts of really embarrassing secrets for the 45 seconds I am totally high before I pass out. Or sometimes I just beg them not to kill me while I sleep. All I know is that usually everyone but me is laughing.
See ya in a bit.
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