Dang, I always forget when he’s about to pop up. This episode is interesting, because I never remember how it ends. I know that in Bones-history, Jasper exists, but I don’t always remember this case. I always confuse it with Man in the Cell (also in season two), but it’s not.
Enough of that, I suppose. When I re-watched this one, I was struck by the Jasper scene–not so much because Booth is sweet (though he is) and Brennan likes Jasper (though she does), but because Brennan is vulnerable in a new way at the end of this episode.
It’s sort of a cycle. Brennan insisted Booth take her out in the field, but in this episode, she shoots someone who is trying to kill Booth. She is successful, but it haunts her a bit, and Booth is the one who assures her that she will be okay–that she did the right thing.
It struck me as a moment where she needed Booth to assure her of that. One of those ‘no one else will do’ moments they have with one another.
But what do you think? Does or did Brennan need Booth more than just to get her out of the lab? If so, was it around this time when she really needed him? Or not? I don’t know the right answer to this one…it’s just something I’m curious about.
Here is the B&B of the Day
The “They will both be fine” B&B
From The Blonde in the Game: Season Two