Hello, and Happy Tuesday!
This isn’t exactly a ‘new’ topic, but it is one I’ve been thinking about lately, and since last night’s BONES ep featured Sweets more, I thought it would be a good time to discuss.
I was thinking about it a few weeks ago because, as you know, I hate Daisy with a fiery passion. I was just trying to figure out why Sweets is with her, and it sort of reminded me of friends I have who are with people who are not good for them. What does that have to do with B&B? I’m getting there. 🙂
Sweets had a rough beginning to life/childhood, but then, as Dr. Wyatt deduces in season four, he was adopted by good people who took care of him. But they passed away right around the time he started working for the FBI, and that’s where we get the idea that Sweets imprinted himself onto B&B ‘like a baby duck’—wanting what we all want, Dr. Wyatt said— a family.
I think Sweets was probably ‘least likely to get in trouble’ when he was in high school, college and graduate school (and getting his doctorate). I think he’s almost 30 years old (fact checkers—keep me honest. That is about right, yeah?) and finally rebelling a little, for the first time in his life. Neither Booth nor Brennan like Daisy that much, and she often steers him in the wrong direction (cheating on a test, having sex in Brennan’s office, etc.). Not saying Sweets is completely innocent to those things–it takes two and all of that. But I think he’s trying to rebel a little, and he’s using B&B to rebel against.
They don’t always see it (and/or care), so it doesn’t always work.
Maybe I’m wrong. What do you think? Does Sweets use B&B as parental type units and is he rebelling against them?