Happy Tuesday around the world!
It’s funny how one reaction to the premiere is “YES! THE TEAM IS BACK TOGETHER AGAIN!” when in reality, they were apart for about 1/3 of an episode…total. Hahaha! But the hiatus was long and in show-world, it was three months, so it also makes sense to feel that way.
BUT…while it seems everything will fall back into place at the Jeffersonian (Brennan works cases, Clark works historical finds, etc.), what I want to know is whether or not there will be residual issues between B&B. Like always, if the writers want to posit some sort of conflict between them out of the blue, it can technically come up (whether that’s realistic to the characters or not), but based on the premiere…I THINK Booth and Brennan are good.
Obviously, for dramatic purposes, they had Booth be sort of stand-offish toward Brennan, even at the end until he kissed her and set her on the washing machine. I think Booth is interesting in that way. We know that he is more likely to absorb/internalize pain and frustration than actually deal with it, and that he just wants everything to be good. So…do you think he still harbors frustration at Brennan, but doesn’t want to rock the boat since she is back and everything is good? Or do you think he is genuinely over it?
Brennan is intuitive where he is concerned, but we also know she mostly operates when she has all of the information she needs. If Booth says he’s good and acts like everything is good, she’ll operate under that assumption. She’ll notice if he’s not telling the truth or if he’s anxious, of course, but for the most part, she’ll believe him.
It works for them, which is cool by me, and they certainly have a history of having some angst and then just resolving it with a “Oh, are we good?” “Yep, I’m good” small moment and moving on. It’s one of their BEST qualities as partners/a couple and one of the most frustrating ones sometimes, as a viewer who wants MORE!