Early Episodes and more recent Episodes

@stealthy (8112)
United States
August 17, 2010 5:12pm CST
In the early episodes of Bones when Bones' boss was Dr. Daniel Goodman and she and Booth were just starting to work together, Bones did both flesh and bones work. In the later episodes after Dr. Camille Saroyan became her boss, Bones is always saying that flesh is not her part of the job, only the bones are. Of course Dr. Camille Saroyan is a flesh type work person but it still is a big change in Bones' character.
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• United States
17 Aug 10
I have noticed this as well. I think of part of it may have stemmed from Brennan's initial dislike of Cam in early season two. Cam was the flesh person, and Brennan didn't like her, so she focued more on only bones. Of course, this is an answer based on psychology, and Brennan would hate it :P
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@stealthy (8112)
• United States
17 Aug 10
I think it is more just a change in the writing then any planned thing from conflict between Cam and Brennan or any psychology reason. The 1st season boss was not in quite the same profession, he was more of a history type and cultural type than a flesh and bones scientist. So the early Brennan was the only one to do both jobs and then they decided to write it so that she would be the bones person to fit the title and bring in a new boss to do the flesh.
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• United States
17 Aug 10
Hmmm. Well, I think it's the introduction of Cam, honestly. Before Cam, there was no one else to do flesh, so she did that too. Technically, a forensic anthropologist DOES work with flesh when they need to. They're called in when a body is too badly decomposed to use other methods of identification. Very rarely does this mean the body is COMPLETELY skeletonized. Instead, there's a one to two week period where all the flesh is methodically removed so as not to harm the bones, which are later examined. Before Cam, there was no character to look at flesh. With Cam, came the introduction of a forensic pathologist, who could gather information from the little remaining flesh. Brennan, wants the flesh removed to get to the bones, so sees little worth in it, whereas Cam specializes in gaining information from it. That's why in later episodes Cam looks at flesh before it's removed.
@writersedge (22579)
• United States
24 Sep 10
We came into watching this very, very late. The show had been going on for a couple of years when we first started watching it and therefore, I guess that explains why I really didn't notice. I love the Christmas shows the best.
@emarie (5457)
• United States
28 Aug 10
Well, when Dr. Saroyan came she and Bones did have some tension. What I'd figure what went on is that when Dr. Goodman was in charge she just HAD to do everything, now that there is someone else there who can take the fleshy then she'll hand it over. But she still does bones, they just take the flesh off for her. You never see Bones doing an autopsy like Dr. Saroyan would. Like the brains and the like.
@Seriana (11)
• United States
26 Aug 10
I noticed it too, but I think it was mostly that Bones was the ONLY one doing things so she needed to be able to handle both- if not be completely adept at the flesh part of it. When Cam came around there was no longer a need for her to handle that part of the job- and bones are her area of expertise, so she didn't have much of a need to develop the flesh part of it.