So I was actually sort of hard up when trying to think about what to talk about for this episode. Not that there isn’t a lot to talk about– it’s just that I feel like we HAVE talked about it a lot. A couple of scene studies, a few TFTs, etc. I was chatting with pal BBMagic, and she pointed out that one of her favorite lines is when “Father” Max is at the Jeffersonian and he has some news for Brennan. They go to her office and Max means to shut Booth out, but Russ says. “She’s just going to tell Agent Booth anyway; might as well let him listen.”
And it got me to thinking–what is it about Booth that makes Russ (and later Max, when he declares “You take care of her”) so sure of the partnership between him and Brennan? Is it that they know she isn’t likely to form serious bonds with just anyone? I feel Brennan would be quick to bristle at any sort of familial pressure for her to be with Booth (at this point in the series), and it seems to me that she would be sort of annoyed that everyone just assumes Booth should be in on her personal discussions.
Angela also sort of just assumes, and so do strangers, which leads to the “We’re just partners” stuff of later episodes.
What do you think? Is the connection between B&B so strong that people just see it as inevitable? Thoughts?
Meanwhile, here is the B&B of the Day:
The “Happy to be partners again, officially” B&B
From Judas on a Pole: Season Two