Good morning and happy Friday all over the world!
Here’s something I started pondering last night, and I’m curious to know what you think about it. Do you think, if Brennan had never really met Booth, or they hadn’t been partners after working a case or two together, that Brennan would still work for the Jeffersonian?
At this point in the series, it’s clear (like a lot of you have mentioned) that the lab is a home for Brennan and the squints. But…if Booth hadn’t been in the picture, would it still be? Especially for Brennan? It seems possible that the J-team might have still helped the FBI on cases here and there (and remember that interview early on with HH where he said the original idea was for Brennan to work with Booth and other agents, and DB was only signed on for a few eps of season one and Booth was more of a minor character? Egads…Let’s not even think about it!!!), but I just don’t see any emotional tie for Brennan to the lab if not for working on the cases with Booth.
But maybe I’m wrong. Thoughts from you?
I think she may have felt a loyalty to Dr. Goodman, but if she wasn’t working with Booth, would Brennan have stuck around after Cam entered the picture? Was she attached to ‘The Lab’ or just to science and work?
It makes me nuts when sometimes people would complain about Brennan going on anthropology trips or to dig-sites, etc. Sometimes she MIGHT have used those trips as a chance to get away, but I still don’t think it’s cool to be on her case about them. It would be the same as getting on someone’s case about working or staying at home with children–that sort of thing. I think all of us, at some point, make some sacrifices for our jobs or our families, or our romantic relationships, whatever…right? Okay, okay…I’m getting away from the main point, which is this…
While the Jeffersonian might be, as Booth called it, Brennan’s favorite place or her ‘house’, do you think that she really would have stayed there for nearly a decade if not for her partnership with Booth and the FBI in DC?
Peace, Love & Bones,