Bonjour, Bones darlings! It’s a good day to be alive! I’m VERY excited about today’s post…and I can’t wait for you to read it. So why am I still talking? Well, it’s because I have to introduce the authors of this post.
I got an email from pal Lysiane, and she had an amazing idea for us here at Bones Theory. She hosts a French Bones forum (here’s the link) and you can follow her on Twitter here . When she sent me the below, I was blown away by it. I couldn’t help the huge smile on my face, even as I was thinking… “Why didn’t I think of this first????” Oh well…
So with a merci beaucoup and without further ado, here’s Lysaleelee!
A friend of mine thought about this, and at first, I thought it seemed crazy. The person who originally thought of this idea was Andrea, Dea on our French board. She has brilliant ideas and funny reviews for the episodes. But when she mentioned this idea, I wasn’t completely sure. But the more I thought about it, the more I realized…yeah, it could be right.
What if each of the squinterns psychologically represents a version of Brennan?
Think about it. Fisher, Daisy…even Zack.
Intrigued? Read on and then decide for yourself!
The first. The Number One. Everyone says that he only cares about science…he’s the one who understands little about ‘real life’ as Brennan does sometimes. Likewise, he always complicates the description of simple things and gives them scientific definition. Why use a common word when there’s a much more awesome science word to use?
The Depressive and Dark Side. He always sees the downside of things, maybe because he doesn’t want to be disappointed. Fortunately for Brennan, she has Booth. Otherwise, she could possibly end up more like Fisher, dark and practically psychotic.
The Eccentric Side. She is desperate to be rigorous and she wants to be Brennan. She keeps her career first, and most people would think it crazy to go off to the middle of nowhere (Maluku) just after you get engaged. She is also somewhat awkward.
Vincent Nigel Murray:
The Superior Side. Concerned with details and image and extrapolation of the vices (Though they annoy Brennan less). Here’s an example. When Cam asked Brennan about the pregnancy test (Proof in the Pudding), Brennan wanted to know if she was afraid to lose her best forensic anthropologist. VNM is probably the most ‘junior-Brennan’ of all of them. He doesn’t have his doctorate yet, but he knows what he wants. To be the best of the best.
The Closed-up Side: He embodies the extrapolation of Brennan’s tendency to talk about feelings and her private life. Can we be only concentrated on work? Only focused on work? YES…or so Clark says. That sounds sort of like Brennan, right? She tends to not tell others how and what she really feels and confide her fears and her dreams.
The Self-Made Side. He’s the guy from the street that overcomes adversity in order to advance and succeed, just like Brennan. She has built a bright life; she obtained scholarships. This is probably why she anonymously finances Wendell’s scholarship in season five and she offers him money in the first episode of season six. She recognizes herself in him.
The Other Side: He represents the marginalized one, like Brennan was in her teens. Her difference was her brain and science, his is religion sometimes. It can threaten people, but once they get to know Brennan (and Vasiri), they learn that it’s worth it.
So what do you think? Had you ever considered this? And do you think this is deliberate, or just a coincidence? Let’s discuss!