Hey, hey! A new Friday morning segment for us here at BT, where we take one question ‘the morning after’ and we analyze it. And when I say ‘we’, I mean you. I’ll toss the question out there, and you can make my heart happy by discussing it!
So here’s today’s question for you, and I want to know what you think.
Is Booth more upset by what he considers to be Brennan’s previous rejection of their partnership (BwtA and BitE) than with what he considers to be her rejection of HIM (PitSotW)?
Thoughts? It seems like after the 100th episode, he was a little snarky toward her, but he was still intuitive toward her. And now, we’re seeing him sort of miss what she’s saying and expressing. I don’t think it’s out of character, because I think we’re seeing that Booth is also dealing with some issues. That’s fair, and I think it’s safe to say that it’s established now…Booth is working through it himself. But what brought this question to my mind were the two diner scenes.
The first one is when Brennan and Booth are discussing their partnership (though, interestingly enough, Brennan doesn’t use the word partner…neither of them really do in this episode…VERY interesting! It’s like the word they won’t admit to each other or anyone else), and Booth shows a little bit of edginess toward her on her sincerity of working with him again. I think he’s hurt! I also think that even if he didn’t necessarily have confidence in himself and where he stood with her personally as a man in love, he ALWAYS knew that their partnership was important to her and he was very confident in that.
Which brings us to the second scene, where Sweets is quite literally sitting between them, and Brennan is making some admissions that Booth can’t quite seem to process. I don’t blame him; I was staring in shock too, wondering if I was dreaming. But he doesn’t exactly bring up the fact that she turned him down. At least, I don’t remember that.
So, there are two scenarios. Are we seeing a man scorned professionally and not just personally? Is that what is causing Booth to seem edgier? Don’t get me wrong, I think he’s acting just fine. But it’s clear he’s working through something. What do you think? Which is Booth more upset about?
Talk to me!
(and PS…here’s the link to my review of last night’s episode over at GMMR. Come on over and discuss there! )