That would make sense. I also liked the idea of Danse being some sort of henchman, which also justifies why Maxson is so eager to get rid of him at the first opportunity. I could buy that he did something similar with the Lyons girl, who may have threatened the succession line, but I really don't see how the lone wanderer could be a problem for him. The guy is a free asset who actually left the ranks, not a threat. While we're on it, I still don't understand how on earth the Californian brotherhood was suddenly able to contact the eastern's. If they had the capacity to do that, they'd have the capacity to contact the midwest's brotherhood, for obvious reasons. And if they did have this possibility, well... many things would be very different. For them, for the NCR, for the east, for everyone. The midwest makes pretty clear that they have zero contact with their former leaders. Caesar himself also points that out, when he says that the midwest scribes don't even remember who Maxson is. If they had contact, they could have intervened before/during the civil war with the outcasts. Which they didn't, according to the outcasts themselves. Radio silence. And if they had the capacity of contacting other chapters, why didn't they order to come back immediately, and help them in the war they are loosing against the NCR? Surely, the survival of the brotherhood is more important than the protection of a foreign DJ in a mostly abandonned wasteland. If they had the capacity, how come the NCR itself, which shared the BoS' technology for years, had zero idea about what was at the next state east, and had to send scouts to find out? Especially after taking over most of the brotherhood's facilities? The sudden capacity of contact messes many things up, in my mind. And using radio would force them to rebuild radio towers every 300km or so from the east to the west, in the middle of Legion's territory, the midwest brotherhood's territory, tribal territory etc. Unlikely. Bethesda should have taken the road of a Maxon backed by the midwest brotherhood, not the Californian. It would have been way more interesting, and it would have been an opportunity for Todd Howard to lie about a reunion that would never happen, but that would give his fans wet, rusty dreams.