8 Reasons Jack And Brooke Make An Exceptional Team On The Great Indoors

You wouldn't necessarily pair a rugged mountain man like Jack Gordon (Joel McHale) with the posh daughter of a British magazine tycoon like Brooke (Susannah Fielding), and yet you can't deny the two's personal and professional chemistry on The Great Indoors. Stream episodes of The Great Indoors on CBS All Access.

Opposites attract

Opposites attract

You wouldn't necessarily pair a rugged mountain man like Jack Gordon (Joel McHale) with the posh daughter of a British magazine tycoon like Brooke (Susannah Fielding), and yet you can't deny the pair's personal and professional chemistry on The Great Indoors.

Before you watch the Season 1 finale, which teases resurfaced feelings between the two characters and is available now on CBS All Access, check out eight reasons Jack and Brooke make a crackerjack duo.

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1. They have a (hook-up) history.

1. They have a (hook-up) history.

What began as a series of trust falls at an Outdoor Limits company retreat quickly turned into a heated night of passion for Jack and Brooke. While their steamy one-night stand didn't exactly do their working relationship any favors, it does say a lot about their natural chemistry together.

Watch the series premiere of The Great Indoors now.
2. They learn more about each other every day.

2. They learn more about each other every day.

In the episode "You Don't Know Jack," Brooke finds out that Jack wasn't always a ladies' man. In fact, he once had his heart broken by another woman, which proves the lone wolf has a soft spot after all. Things aren't always what they seem on the surface. 

Watch "You Don't Know Jack" now.
3. They have each other's backs.

3. They have each other's backs.

When Jack has trouble giving Clark (Christopher Mintz-Plasse) a fair performance review and Brooke stumbles through political incorrectness, the two coworkers have each other to lean on—showing (and not for the first time) that they look out for each other when it counts.

Watch "No Bad Ideas" now.
4. They have their friends' backs too.

4. They have their friends' backs too.

Jack and Brooke don't just look out for each other; they give their buddies a shoulder to cry on, too—like when Eddie (Chris Williams) struggles with his divorce. Of course, Jack and Brooke offer wildly different approaches to coping with emotional stress.

Watch "Going Deep" now.
5. They have more in common than they think.

5. They have more in common than they think.

Jack may be renowned for his impeccable survival skills, but as the daughter of a fellow mountaineer, Brooke has a few outdoorsy tricks of her own—as evidenced by the episode called "The Mediocre Outdoors." Not only that, but the two successfully pass on their outdoorsy know-how—or some of it, anyway—to their Millennial cohorts.

Watch "The Mediocre Outdoors" now.
6. They (usually) get along outside of work.

6. They (usually) get along outside of work.

Granted, Jack and Brooke don't always make nice in their off hours. Who could forget Jack's cringe-inducing speech at Brooke and Paul's (Andrew Leeds) re-engagement party? But more often than not, they're good about putting their differences aside and enjoying themselves... and apologizing—multiple times, if need be.

Watch "Paul's Surprise" now.
7. They both learned from the best.

7. They both learned from the best.

If there's one thing Jack and Brooke can absolutely agree on, it's their love for Roland (Stephen Fry). As Brooke's father and Jack's mentor, the esteemed climber-entrepreneur has taught them many, many things, from surviving out in the wilderness to holding their whiskey. (See their epic encounter with The Explorers' Club.)

Watch "The Explorers' Club" now.
8. They have a real connection.

8. They have a real connection.

At the end of the day, Jack and Brooke's relationship is based on a fundamental connection that allows them to bring out the best in each other—even if they don't like to admit it.

The question is, are Jack and Brooke destined to become more than just teammates?

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