Let’s think about the moment in Booth’s office when he’s just arrested Margaret and he and Brennan are talking about the brothers going back into foster care. She asks him if he has any idea how bad the system is and he turns the question on her “Do you?”
And I wonder – did he know already about her time in foster care? Was that a question designed to get her to tell him, to open up a little? He’d already read the file on her parents (or so he told Angela) and a fact like the minor daughter being in state custody would have been in it. And when he came to her office before she got dressed for the party, there was no question in his voice when he said “you were in foster care.” It was just a statement (that led to the ‘my grandfather got me out’ thing which we’ll just make like Show and hand/wave away).
From a broader sense, does Booth make a habit of it, because that’s an easy way to draw information out of her – by having her volunteer answers he already knows? If so, why? Is it because interrogation is his strength?
And here’s your B&B of the day:
The “They BOTH Look Better Than Nice, If You Ask Me” B&B
from Boy in a Bush: Season One