And a prestigious new job just fell into her lap...she didn't even have to ask for it. Now Brenda is a bureau chief, and that's a promotion. I thought that was a little too pat, but she had to be going TO something and not just AWAY from something. And she took Gabriel with her, solving his problem as well.
The new show, Provenza and Flynn are being right bastards. They gave Brenda a hard time when she was new until they came to respect her. So probably that's what will happen again, but I think it's going to be a little harder this time.