“… I’ll find you a new FBI guy.”
Raise your hand if you call BS on that? Or do you think he’s really capable of doing just that?
Obviously, the show is about Booth and Brennan solving murders together so clearly from a realistic perspective the answer is always going to be no. But, you already know I’m talking about within the context of the world that’s been created and the information we have on Booth and Brennan and their relationship … can Booth really go through with that not so veiled threat?
I told Seels that when those words came out of his mouth, my heart skipped a beat and then I just scoffed. Ha, yeah, right. I am firmly in the camp that no way does one Seeley J. Booth finds anyone else to replace him as Brennan’s partner. For six years, his protection of their partnership has been almost religious and no way that changes in one night or even a hundred nights.
Let me be clear and say that I believe that in that moment, when he said the words, Booth actually meant them. Whether it was a threat or an ultimatum, I don’t think it was a fake one. What I’m saying is that no matter what he said, I do not believe he was or is capable of going through with it. And I don’t think it’s just the shipper in me talking, though I bear my shipper card proudly.
Regardless, whether Booth is in love with Brennan (which I personally believe he is, but we can save that debate for another day), I think their partnership goes beyond that. They are friends, they trust each other, their relationship with each other is and has always been closer than their relationship with anyone else. And my belief in that closeness stems not just from the fact that they put their lives in each other’s hands on a continual basis, but from a million things we’ve seen throughout the show. They share with each other what they’ve never been able to share with anyone else. They’re always there for each other; maybe even when they don’t necessarily want to be or when it’s painful for them to be.
But I digress. Even if Booth said those words with every intention of following through, I honestly believe he’d be even more incapable of severing their partnership than he was at moving on (and I believe that particular endeavor has been a complete failure, hence the absolutely ridiculous proposal. Also discussion for another time). From day one, Booth has taken responsibility for Brennan, not just her physical safety, but also her emotional one. No way he just hands that over to someone else. No freaking way. Let’s go back to the two times Brennan has worked with an FBI agent not named Seeley Booth: Sully and Perotta.
Tell me, was Booth all calm and relaxed that his partner was working with someone else? I don’t think so. With Sully, it was obvious that it wasn’t just about the potential threat to their partnership, but the threat that Sully presented in general. But at that point, I do believe it was mostly concern for their partnership. Something he’s very much always considered theirs. And even though Booth liked Perotta and believed she was a competent agent, he simply did not care for his partner’s safety in someone else’s hand. I mean, he has a cow when Brennan gets injured on Perotta’s watch, am I right? And who can forget this warning: “If something happens to that soft skin and that silky hair …”
So no. In no way do I believe that Booth would actually find Brennan another FBI guy. And for that matter, I don’t think Brennan would let him.
But reasonable minds can disagree, though I admit when it comes to my views on Booth’s feeling I tend to be quite unreasonable, lol. And I want to hear from you. Do you agree? Think I’m completely off my rocker? Did your heart stop and then jumpstart when he said those words? Are you willing to believe him? Or are you scoffing in disbelief like I am?