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BONES: Stephen Nathan on the Booth-Brennan-Hannah Triangle

December 1, 2010 by  

Love her or hate her, chances are if you’re a BONES fan, you have an opinion on Hannah.

Ever since she appeared on the scene earlier this season fans have had a, um, vocal reaction to Booth’s current girlfriend. And no, that reaction isn’t a surprise to the people behind BONES.

In part two of our chat with BONES executive producer Stephen Nathan (read part one here), we talked about the fan reaction to Hannah, the blossoming Brennan-Hannah friendship and what that means for the relationships between Booth & Hannah and Booth & Brennan.

You guys are six years into the show and for many shows, that’s the time to go with what’s familiar, but BONES has shaken things up. Now that Booth and Hannah are together, the Booth-Brennan dynamic needed to shift so boundaries remain in place. Is that something that was a conscious thought in the writers room?
Stephen Nathan:
Yes, but it still is a Booth and Brennan centric show. All of the difficulties that they now have in keeping themselves at arm’s length from each other are the things that continually focus in on Booth and Brennan, if that makes sense. Hannah is here, but Hannah is here for us to further examine Booth and Brennan’s relationship.

And of course going into it, you all knew Hannah was going to get a vocal response from the fans…
SN:
Oh, yes! We absolutely knew that. We told Katheryn [Winnick (Hannah)], you know, be ready. We knew this was going to be a big deal for the fans. They’re not going to like you. They’re going to want to kill you initially. And people are still upset, but I think they watch the show every week to be upset. To say, “What are you doing Booth? Why are you there? Look at Brennan! She’s right next to you! Look at how she’s looking at you!” And that’s part of the reason Hannah is there. And it’s also a way for Brennan to grow. And I think one of the best parts of this new phase in their relationship is to see the relationship between Brennan and Hannah. Because that’s a relationship between two strong, independent women that I really haven’t seen before on television. Certainly haven’t been a part of. Where you get to see two people who share something in common — they don’t necessarily know that yet, but they will in the very near future. But they like each other. They’re friends. And they have an actual relationship.

Right, Brennan was only starting to be friends with Cam by the time Cam and Booth broke up, so that is a bit different. But since Hannah and Brennan were forming their own bond, what was the thought process behind Hannah requesting Brennan’s sunglasses as a gift? I don’t dislike Hannah but that scene made me cringe, because it’s not something I’d be okay with a friend doing.
SN:
Well, you know what was funny to me, what I loved about that scene was that Hannah was doing something completely outrageous and when — I think in any other circumstance and with any other character other than Brennan, the scene would have progressed with someone going, “No, I’m not going to give you my sunglasses! You can sit in this hospital room alone, I’m going to go now.” Brennan, giving up the glasses was such an acceptance of who Hannah was, of how outrageous she was. And I think it was Hannah testing Brennan into seeing what kind of relationship they could have. It was really Emily [Deschanel (Brennan)] in that scene, it was Brennan, and how she played Brennan in that scene that made it okay. She accepted it from a position of strength. So I actually loved that scene. [Laughs] And it’s really — Brennan saved her life. So Brennan really was the person who was in control and is sort of the alpha female in that relationship And I guess that was a way for Hannah to get a little of herself back, a little bit of her strength back. And Brennan graciously — and with a big open heart — let her do that. And could laugh about it. And that’s really what the purpose of that scene was. And that has defined their relationship now in the future. The stuff that they’re going through together, Brennan and Hannah, is very specific to the two of them as an independent relationship from Booth. Which is interesting to see, because then Booth gets involved in the future and it becomes far more complicated.

Do you think it’s possible to keep Hannah on the show once she and Booth have broken up?
SN:
[pause] Well, I mean, Hannah doesn’t appear every episode, anyway. She comes and goes. So it depends on how her relationship plays out, not only with Booth, but also with Brennan. We like Katheryn, we think she’s a nice presence on the show and she’s been terrific. And we want to keep the possibility that Hannah still exists in this world. We don’t want to just say, okay, goodbye, that was done. Because that’s not how life works. We know what her profession is. We know that she has been on the move her whole professional life. She comes and goes. She can always return, no matter what happens with her relationship with Booth and Brennan.

Booth has been keeping a lot of secrets from Hannah — his gambling, the sniper past, his history with Brennan. Will she start to find some of that stuff out soon?
SN:
Yes, definitely. She is definitely going to know more and more and more, as any real relationship progresses, more and more of the past is explained and explored. And so she will definitely be confronting the fact of Booth and Brennan from the previous season.

Will that lead to any sort of Booth and Brennan fight? They bicker and banter, but they’ve never really had a huge fight. A lot of things have been building up between the two, so is this leading to a major blowout?
SN:
Well, you know, at this point to have a fight is a tremendously intimate thing. I don’t think either of them want to go there at this point. But that’s not to say it won’t happen in the future. The second half of the season will have a lot to do with the next phase in all their relationships.

Do you know when Hannah leaves the show? I know you’re not going to tell me —
SN:
Truthfully, we don’t have an exact episode. We know what’s going to happen, but we don’t know exactly how it’s going to unfold or how many episodes it’s going to take. We know what’s going to happen. But how that’s going to unfold because these episodes, somehow, are working. This sort of bizarre trio of people we have now is working in the way it’s unfolding. I know a lot of people are upset that Hannah is around, but I think that’s what drama is. You want to be upset at people, you want to scream at them, you want to hope that they’re going to come to their senses and do something else. And that’s what we want to keep stirring up.

But you have an idea and a plan in place for her exit.
SN:
Oh yeah, we definitely, definitely have an idea of exactly how — the specifics might change as they always do as the show evolves and the scripts evolve but we know what’s going to be happening and we know how everything’s going to be resolved at this point.

Thoughts?

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169 Responses to “BONES: Stephen Nathan on the Booth-Brennan-Hannah Triangle”

  1. skylark66 on December 1st, 2010 9:31 pm

    Ugh, just more of the same, will this never end? Glad SN thinks this is working, since when did a show have to be torture? Not why I watch tv, tell me when it’s over and I can enjoy Bones, Booth and the squints again.

  2. Sofi on December 1st, 2010 9:31 pm

    I loved how he thoroughly explained that specific scene between Hannah and Brennan! It was interesting to read.

  3. Alanna on December 1st, 2010 9:52 pm

    I’m not a fan of Hannah, but I love the dynamic she’s bringing to the show right now. Frankly, I think Brennan deserves to ache for Booth the way her ached for her for 5 years.

    It’ll be Booth & Brennan at the end of this, so I’m just going to sit back, relax and enjoy the ride.

  4. Jess on December 1st, 2010 10:05 pm

    Not sure what planet this man lives on if he thinks the show is working right now. They are cheapening the Booth and Brennan relationship. I don’t want season 6 Booth any where near her and as for Hannah, she has far outstayed her welcome.

    If this season does not improve and the writers do not show some sort of movement forwards (we have gone about 10 miles back in only these few episodes), I think SN and HH are going to be losing more and more viewers by the week. The show is not just stagnant but regressing and don’t even start on the personality transplants Booth and Brennan have had. It’s verging on a farce this show now unfortunately.

    Get back to basics.

  5. Kim on December 1st, 2010 10:19 pm

    So, Hannah is around all season. If there is no end episode planned where she exits yet, get used to seeing her all year. They are now probably beginning to plan and write episode eighteen about now in the writer’s room. We have to face it that Booth and Brennan will not get together until the last two episodes of this entire series. Hart said that they have no intention of getting them together anytime soon. Why do people keep thinking it’ll happen? It isn’t going to. The fans will see more of Booth and Hannah in a relationship, than they’ll ever see of Brennan and Booth in one. This is how shows are written. Once Hannah leaves, Brennan will be in another relationship with some guy other than Booth, and it’ll all start over again with the same elementary SO storyline again, because that is all Hart, Stephen and the writing staff seem to be able to write.

  6. Festina Lente on December 1st, 2010 10:27 pm

    I think SN has just demonstrated that there is a huge gap between authorial intent and actual scenes. No matter how they wanted the sunglasses scene to play out (and his explanation is interesting) it simply did not play out like that. I like Hannah and I was waiting for some sort of character development for her that would explain why Brennan (or I, for that matter) should find her even remotely interesting as a person. Instead, what I get is a spoiled brat who, as soon as Brennan gets in through the door, tells Brennan that she’s a socially insensitive moron who doesn’t know the rules of hospital etiquette. And then proceeds – very oddly, not to mention totally out of the blue – to ask for the sunglasses. ‘WTF?’ just about sums up most people’s reaction.

    If this is the scene where they were hoping to set out the basis for Brennan and Hannah’s friendship then they’re in big trouble. If people haven’t bought that scene then they will find it very difficult to buy into the friendship.

    Just sayin’.

  7. M on December 1st, 2010 10:29 pm

    I’m not the biggest Hannah Fan ever but I am enjoying it. Let’s be smart, Booth and Brennan are going to end up together (obviously) and I agree with the earlier comment. Brennan should feel some heartache for Booth. In the end it will all work out so I’m just going to keep watching the show and let it
    unfold!

  8. jess on December 1st, 2010 10:33 pm

    Ok honestly for a triangle to work and be entertaining you have to still see sparks between your core couple and the way they’ve been writing booth and brennan i haven’t see the usual awesome UST between them at all he’s killing his own show

  9. Festina Lente on December 1st, 2010 10:38 pm

    ETA: also, I do agree though that Hannah was testing Brennan into what kind of relationship they could have. Unfortunately, it came across as Hannah trying to see how far she can manipulate Brennan into doing what Hannah wanted. Brenna, on the other hand, did not come across as being in a ‘position of strength’. She just came across as her usually clueless self who takes everyone literally. As she explains to Hannah in an earlier episode, it’s just easier to do that. Then, in this episode, Hannah promptly takes advantage of that and manipulates Brennan into giving her the sunglasses.

    True, Katheryn Winnick is very pretty. I wonder if this is why the writers like her so much (rather than because she’s a good actress) because so far they haven’t given her any substance or personality.

  10. Kim on December 1st, 2010 11:00 pm

    There is a big disconnect between what they are writing and what is actually being perceived by the viewing audience. I really don’t think that they are really aware of what the fans are saying about whatthey are feeling is happening with this show. This show is failing in so many areas right now. The Booth and Hannah storyline isn’t even what is really wrong with this show now. When the show only makes sense to the writers and producers, they have failed in so many ways. I don’t think they know what they are actually doing with this show at this point. Do what you want with this show, but if there is no noticable change soon, there are many who are and will be tuning out to a show that no longer makes sense or is interesting to watch.

  11. Lola on December 1st, 2010 11:06 pm

    Wow – what SN wanted to portray with the sunglasses and what I saw just don’t jive.
    I get some people want Brennan to ‘hurt’ or to ‘pay’ for her no. But I’m over 100. I not only don’t like Hannah, I find it hard to like Booth now. I agree with Jess – SN is killing his own show here. I don’t see any chemistry anymore between B&B. I’m ready for Bones to move on……..she can do better than Booth!

    So where does that leave Bones on the ‘watchability’ scale these days? pretty low for me. Maybe I’ll catch up on eps over the holiday break. NO longer on the must see list!!

  12. Annon456 on December 1st, 2010 11:23 pm

    Sad really how much I dislike hearing anything he has to say, how much I don’t trust what he says, and how very angry I become at his almost playfully insulting, patronizing tone. I am astrounded at his ability to spin – I know he has to, but saying this is working is anything but factual. And it makes me laugh at how stupid he sounds trying to make this something it is not. I think he is playing with fire if he really believes that fans enjoy what he terms as drama (yelling at the tv). Yes it might work for one, two, or even three episodes but not every week, through the entire season. I think they have been lucky so far that their fans really are incredibly loyal and trusting and want to believe more then anything that this will be short lived and their show and their favorite characters will return. So they keep tuning in and hoping, the problem is going to be gone. When it stays this way and people stop being so loyal (because instead of being rewarded for loyalty the fans are played with and jerked around) is when Bones will have a problem. Either way the fans lose – it is like we are being held hostage you have to buy into this and turn in or the show will get cancelled and then no B&B and TPTB will get to blame the fans for not tuning in. I get that for whatever reason they love Hannah, they love the story line. I get that they would never rethink or rewrite it for no other reason then to prove to the “rabid fans” that they are right and in control. But what I wish they would stop doing is purposefully fanning the flames and trying to manipulate fans. It would be far better if they just said very little to nothing – if they didn’t constantly talk (especially in circles). To me every time they start I feel like they are trying to force everyone to believe this is working, even though it’s not (like the guy in the locker room who is bragging about his conquests ends up being the guy who isn’t getting any). If they had not tried so hard with Hannah she might have worked. If they had tried this a season or two ago then it might have worked. But now it is too much and it is disheartening.
    As far as his explination of Brennan and Hannah being friends, especially the sunglasses scene is insane. I am an educated adult woman, mature and what he says makes no sense (aactually it is insulting). I am not sure what women he has been around or what relationship examples he is emulating but it is not real world. I can understand being adult and cordgial with one another, but friendly – this friendly. Yeah, sorry, I don’t think so. I think this is another one of their problems, not only with this story line but with Hannah, most sane people who have had real life relationships and experiences get that this is not how it works in real life. SO they have ruined the fantasy world they built and they replace it with a seriously screwed up “real world” scenerio. People aren’t buying it and each time I read what they are saying I see salesmen who are desperately trying to convince everyone to buy it.
    The show while serious and often dark, always was entertaining and had plenty of drama. The characters have been developed over five seasons with flaws and beauty. There was a good balance of science and humanity. Now what this show has is Soap Opera drama which is not a good thing. It has lost that spark, that something special that made it different, better. In the process they are destroying their characters but what I think is even sadder is they are hurting the very people who bought into their show, believed in them, and gave them an ability to make a whole lot of money telling their story – their fans. Ratings are still strong but they will start to fall and that is sad. I am afraid the reviewer who said we will only get one or two episodes of B&B together after suffering through all of this is correct, and honestly by that time will it even be worth it. Will it be possible, will the characters be so destroyed that it will even make sense? To me that tells me just how much HH and SN really think about their fans.

  13. tara on December 2nd, 2010 12:08 am

    interesting article! i don’t like Hannah, i don’t like Booth with Hannah, and i just don’t like the story line period. i really don’t like Booth at all right now and i’m scared that there’s been so much damage to his character and the whole Booth/Bones dynamic that i’m not ever really going to like the show anymore. it’s so sad!! i used to LOVE this show and now i really only catch the new episodes if i’m bored on the computer and watch part of them on Hulu. i haven’t even watched the last couple of episodes b/c there is absolutely no chemistry b/t Booth and Bones right now. and that was the main reason why i started watching this show in the first place! even the friends that i turned into Bones fans last season have stopped watching b/c they say everything is just really awkward and this storyline is not entertaining at all. i have to say that my friends are right. it’s getting old. i cringe everytime the actress who plays Hannah comes on. maybe i’ll catch up on the episodes eventually, but probably only after Hannah is gone and this whole nonsense storyline is over. but, honestly, i don’t have a very big interest in the show anymore 🙁 and that makes me very sad, b/c for the past 5 years i was completely in love and looked forward to every new episode.

  14. B on December 2nd, 2010 12:40 am

    I appreciated reading the interview. I’m not one of the ones wailing about this season, but even I have to say that there definitely seems to be a disconnect between what TPTB conjure up in the writer’s room and what actually comes across on screen. In theory, Brennan and Hannah hitting it off would probably work. I could see where the writers would think that was an exciting avenue to explore. But there has been such limited screen time with Hannah and Brennan together that the idea of them being such great friends is ludicrous. I don’t buy it. I don’t think most people would.

    I liked seeing his explanation of the sunglasses scene (which is my only WTF? moment of this season), but as someone else mentioned, if you have to explain what was intended with that scene, then there’s something wrong.

    That said, I’m excited to see how the rest of the season is going to play out and think this will all pay off in the end.

  15. lina on December 2nd, 2010 12:48 am

    i would not be surprised if Hannah’s “exit” from the show had something to do with the villan sniper or maybe if she is even involved somehow. also, i did not really see the point in making that sunglasses scene because in my opinion it was very awkward, and just out of place. i am really excited to see how the rest of the season pans out- in the sense of the developing relationships and hopefully Brennan has a eureka moment and finally realizes that she can open herself to love and i hope that Booth will still have the same feelings for her as he did in season 5

  16. ct on December 2nd, 2010 1:12 am

    For the love of god, WHAT RELATIONSHIP exists between Hannah and Brennan?!?

  17. Linda on December 2nd, 2010 1:36 am

    Wow, was that what the writers were trying to express during that weird sunglasses scene? All I saw was Hannah taking advantage of Brennan’s social awkwardness, and Brennan giving in thinking, I want Booth to be happy so I will be friends with Hannah. IMO this SO storyline is just dragging on way too long. The character of Brennan is being dumbed down (thank goodness Emily Dechannel is such a fantastic actor) and Booth just seems annoyed with her every time they are together. I’m praying after Hannah’s eventual departure (whenever that will be), the chemistry will return between B&B. And more importantly, that their “eventually” will be believable.

  18. M on December 2nd, 2010 1:59 am

    Although I’ve been enjoying this season of Bones, I have to agree with the general consensus that the Brennan/Hannah dynamic is not at all appealing. I went into the season with an open mind about Hannah, hoping I would like her as the temporary character she was bound to be. My opinion of her varies from episode to episode, but really hit rock bottom with that sunglasses scene. I’m not sure in what world that was a cordial exchange – to me it seemed like Hannah was doing something incredibly rude and Brennan just decided to let it slide, just to keep the peace. I don’t know if the scene would have played out differently had the characters been men, but it really did not do the trick for me.

    While I don’t hate Hannah, I think her presence robs a lot of screen time from characters we’d love to see more of. I’d love to see the show revolve a bit more around the squints and how their lives affect Booth and Brennan, or at least see more direct interactions between the other team members and Hannah. When they are used to do more than just their entomologist/ pathologist/ artist/ psychologist jobs, the squints are really important elements of the show, and as much of a reason to watch as the B&B dynamic. It’s too bad that Hannah’s story overlaps so little with theirs and detracts from the original flavour of the show.

    While I respect SN & HH, I think they need to realize that pushing fans’ buttons really isn’t the point of television or story telling … while drama, conflict and angst are great, there needs to be a little respite from it once in a while, and a little glimmer of hope, a little genuine laughter. Sure, we know B&B will end up together eventually, but we don’t want to look back on the journey with disappointment. Hopefully the rollercoaster ride will have been worth it in retrospect.

  19. Drippan on December 2nd, 2010 2:53 am

    Only thing they have done with Hannah is have her accepted by everyone with this week’s episode having Parker accept her. There really is nothing to her character. Even the scenes with Booth are boring.

    I do think HH gets infactuated a little to much with the stars he hires. He can’t seem to let them go and wants them on as regular.

    BTW, if Bones was a good drama, they should have pulled the trigger on some regular by now. Instead they send them to insane asylums.

    Drippy

  20. mary on December 2nd, 2010 2:54 am

    I used to love Bones; it was my favorite show. However, it’s not MY show; it belongs to HH, SN, BJ, and Fox. IOW, it’s their series; they can write it any way they want.

    Heck, why not have Booth marry Hannah, and have them investigate cases and keep Bones in the lab, doing squint work? After all, they’ve so massacred Brennan and Booth, it wouldn’t surprise me if they went all the way and destroyed everything about the show that the loyal fans loved.

    It’s their show; they can write it any way they want.

    As for me, as a TV watcher, I don’t have to watch the show if I don’t like the way it’s being written.

    And guess what? I stopped watching with the last episode aired.

    This Thursday I will join the frivolity on CBS and NBC; I will be entertained; I won’t be frustrated or angry.

    Will I return when Hannah leaves? Probably not – it’ll be for the last 2-3 episodes of the series, so why bother.

  21. Adele on December 2nd, 2010 4:33 am

    I used to love Bones. But in the past few years I have had enough of the heavy emphasis on the romance. The amount of dithering is annoying (and repetitive) and there are simply better stories to tell with this ensemble of actors.

    It’s a romantic comedy in lab coats and occasional gore….let’s focus on taking the romance out of that equation.

    You can’t push a couple that hard and then relax the accelerator because you want to get more mileage out of it. Especially after six freaking years. Commit or don’t. The real challenge for tv writers is to get a couple together and make them interesting still. I don’t see that being an issue with Booth and Bones and yet the producers are so sheepish that it is frustrating. Hannah is a conventional device used to keep the “destined” couple apart. It would work better if they had hired an actress that could … act. The show is getting creatively barren because they are intent on running B&B into the ground without ever progressing the relationship. Break their bond or put them together. Stop languishing in mediocre, generic and cliched tv writing.

    At this point I think it would be more interesting to kill Booth off and let the chips fall. But that’s never going to happen ….

  22. poodle on December 2nd, 2010 4:53 am

    1. There is a massive disconnect between what they plan to show us and what the audience is (for the most part) taking from the episode.

    2. Booth and Bones chemistry has gone. Completely. Funny how they were so scared of killing the UST with a B/B relationship and then go and do it anyway, with the Hannah storyline. Why, after 5 yrs, do I get to see scenes I’d rather see with Booth and Bones, with Booth and Hannah instead?

    3. I have yet to read a single critical review that praises KW’s acting in this part. Again, a massive disconnect between what they hope to show us and what is actually happening.

    4. A friendship between Bones and Hannah would never, ever, ever happen in a million years in real life. That’s possibly even harder to take than B/H sexing it up all the time.

    5. Hannah sucks screen-time from the people I do want to see. The people I have enjoyed for the last 5 years.

    6. The people that are enjoying this show currently seem to be in the minority online. The casual fans I know are bored and are only sticking it out to see if Hannah goes or if the show gets interesting again.

    7. No end date for Hannah? Let’s just completely nuke the Booth/Bones dynamic and have Booth propose, them get married and live happily for a while. Then we can have Bones and Booth finally get together in the very last 2 episodes. After all, everything happens eventually. Does the journey matter? (Sarcasm).

    Thanks for asking some probing questions though Marisa, it’s good that someone is. xx

  23. poodle on December 2nd, 2010 5:23 am

    Also, what on earth have they done with Booth and Brennan, the characters I fell in love with.

    Explain it away all you want, but the rolling of eyes from Booth has to stop, it’s so rude. And Brennan has been made so completely clueless, it’s cringeworthy to watch. The crab. Really? Stupid jokes. Really? Still blundering into social situations that we’ve seen her deal with in previous seasons. Really? This isn’t just a woman putting up walls. This is bad writing, for cheap laughs. She’s supposed to be a genius.

    It’s just like Hannah is supposed to be a ‘strong’ woman. Show me how that is the case. Cam is, I’ve seen it. Hannah, eh, not so much.

    It

  24. Ann (nelliesbones) on December 2nd, 2010 6:35 am

    Thanks, Marisa, wonderful questions!
    I love this, “What are you doing Booth? Why are you there? Look at Brennan! She’s right next to you! Look at how she’s looking at you!” But I disagree: I do not watch a show to be upset… Well, at least they HAVE an exit plan for her *sigh*

  25. Raffy on December 2nd, 2010 7:30 am

    Goodbye Bones, you was a good show, but Banhannah kill you.
    I’ sorry only for Emily.

  26. Kikacr on December 2nd, 2010 7:44 am

    Ha ha…Brennan and Hannah friends? Please, are the writers insane? Just because a spoiled brat ask her for the sunglasses? That scene is ludicrous beyond words, an as a professional mature woman I can tell…there’s no friendly gesture there…just some inmature woman taking advantage of a socially clueless woman, just that. And Brennan is not the kind of person who makes friends just like that, remember Cam, and let me tell you Cam IS a really strong woman, a character well scripted and acted…Hannah? nah!
    The are living in an alternate world if they think Hannah and Brennan could be friends…please Brennan is just being polite.
    And the are killing the show, is painful to watch, there’s no chemistry and as you can see the fans are annoyed, I am tired of this game, of being cheated by HH and SN, where’s the pay off for the 100th? You lose the trust I had in you because you (SN and HH) lied to the fans once and again.
    The show is theirs, they can write the ludicrous stories, but they need to stop making assumptions, the fans are watching something completely different in the screen, the are destroying the characters and the chemistry.

  27. Bony on December 2nd, 2010 8:00 am

    Hi Marisa,

    Thank you for bringing us another great interview…you rock, woman!

    The negative vibe is dragging this season down, which is really unfortunate. I agree with the comments of many posters here regarding the disconnect between what SN is telling us (the Brennan/Hannah friendship & the interpretation of the sunglasses incident). I’m sure that the writing team have a firm grasp on the dynamics relationships that they are attempting to portray in this triangle – it could be due to the way the episodes have been cut or edited, but it doesn’t translate to me, or to others sharing my sentiment here. This is a failure, and a significant one at that.

    As for the comment by ‘M’ – it almost does seem like the creators are having a dig at the fans…but honestly, I really don’t think they care. Sometimes, it seems like they’re playing chicken with this show…how far can they bend the B&B dynamic before they lose the loyalty of fans who have stuck with this show for years?

    There is a tipping point which gets closer as this storyline is being dragged out…and we know it will go for another three months with the elements of the triangle in place, no matter what the Brennan-centric episode brings us. I used to hang out for new episodes, now I can take it, or leave it.

    As for the Hannah character, I wish she was more likable, more mature…more anything. Even when she has he clothes off, I’m still not convinced…the chemistry just ain’t there – which is pretty amazing considering Hannah is getting it on with Booth, a character with one of the hottest bods on network TV. Hannah has more believable physical chemistry with Brennan in scenes…come to think of it, I’d be more inclined to tune in to watch that pairing. The Booth and Hannah stuff is just plain boring…it makes the hotness of Daisy & Sweets scenes look like 9 1/2 weeks – I can’t believe I’m getting vicarious thrills from baby duck-lovin’

    Please SN & HH – bring back the B&B dynamic…soon, or there will be no reason to buy the Season 6 DVD set!

  28. carl on December 2nd, 2010 9:49 am

    I agreed they have hurt the character of booth with this storyline and his love for hannah./now when she leaves he will turn to brennan and I HOPED SHE TELLS HIM NO WAY WILL I BE IN A RELATIONSHIP WITH YOU.

  29. Botjes on December 2nd, 2010 9:59 am

    And if Booth and Brennan suddenly declare their undying love to eachother and fall into eachothers arms than you would all be happy?!? People come on! This is not a soap opera It’s storytelling! The stories that endure for centuries and centuries (like Legends. Fairytales, and Worldliterature) are usually not known for their fluffy flawless wrap ups (unless Disneyfied). And many people here are whining so hard that they fail to notice the interesting things.
    For example: When Booth and Brennan first met, Booth told her about his gambling before he even kissed her, because he “thought that this could be going somewhere” and he wanted to get the difficult stuff out in the open before even considering any kind of commitment.
    But with Hannah he dove headfirst into commitment without telling her anything. That says a lot. Come on! A bit of optimism here. Don’t stare at the trees in the front until you can’t see the forest anymore.

  30. carl on December 2nd, 2010 10:00 am

    ANOTHER THOUGHT they have changed the characters of booth and bones so much/the ratings will start down and right now I DONT see a lifesaver in sight.

  31. Amy on December 2nd, 2010 10:03 am

    I don’t know if it’s that he’s so far ahead of what we’ve seen, or if I’m missing something, but giving somebody your sunglasses does not a friendship make. I’m just not seeing the whole friendship between Hannah and Brennan that is supposed to make this triangle interesting.

  32. EL on December 2nd, 2010 10:14 am

    That’s the 4th time he’s given us the ‘strong, independent women’ line which is nonsense based on what they are showing us. He said they weren’t going to do high school but that’s just what they’ve written. Booth is the star quarterback, Hannah the head cheerleader and Brennan the geeky nerd who has a crush on the quarterback but can’t get him to pay any attention to her at all. He’ll let her help with his homework but no way he’s going to ditch the cheerleader to take nerdy girl to the senior prom. This is the most out-of-touch spin on a show that is a total mess. The whole Hannah plot sucks all of the air out of every episode. If she isn’t in it, B&B are yacking about her and Booth’s sex life. And if no end to this misery is yet in sight, then they soon will be able to kiss the whole sorry mess good-bye.

  33. Kim on December 2nd, 2010 10:21 am

    This storyline is not interesting at all. The writing is so bad that even when it is explained by the producers it still doesn’t make sense. They have lost their ability to connect with the audience and this is what they aren’t realizing now. When the majority of the viewers are hating what they are watching and they still aren’t making any changes they will soon wish they had. Viewers don’t watch the show. If you want to watch do it online. It doesn’t count in the ratings. If enough people stop viewing they’ll get the hint. Comments mean nothing to them. Take away your viewing numbers and they’ll get the hint alot faster. Networks only look at total viewer numbers for a show. Your cable and satellite company sends in the signal and DVR numbers too. You, the viewer can get your point accross in only one way. Don’t watch!

  34. Alanna on December 2nd, 2010 10:22 am

    Botjes – very well stated! I agree with everything you said. It seems like fans are never happy one way or the other. So why not just enjoy the journey as it unfolds?

  35. Beth on December 2nd, 2010 11:30 am

    I just don’t enjoy the show as much any more.

    I used to be an enormous fan, I loved this show more than any other I’d ever watched. It’s the only show I’ve ever spent time online discussing. It spoke to me in a really powerful way.

    These days, I watch and it just makes me a bit sad. Every episode this season has been a missed opportunity to make an episode as good as any one of the previous 100.

    It feels like they’ve torn down everything wonderful they spent so long building up and certainly haven’t replaced it with anything I’d rather see.

    It’s not even Hannah, although I see no evidence of her being a ‘strong woman’ and the idea of her and Brennan being friends is laughable.

    But Booth and Brennan aren’t Booth and Brennan anymore. Booth’s an a$$ who treats Brennan with disdain and Brennan is a dumbed-down, child-like stranger.

    At this point, I’m not sure they could bring the show back to the brilliance it was before even if they wanted to, and they certainly don’t appear to have any desire to anyway.

    It’s just really really sad. They took something beautiful and destroyed it for no reason.

  36. Kathy on December 2nd, 2010 11:49 am

    Thanks for the interview. I agree with a lot of the other views posted here. Yes, this is not my story to tell. HH and SN can tell it how ever they want. It doesn’t mean I have to stay and finish the book with them. I was willing to put up with this SL thinking that we would still see some hope for B&B in the future. IMO, they have destroyed Booth’s character and have reduced Brennen’s to even more socially inept than she was when the series started. It is becoming painful to watch. As someone else wrote, marry Booth and H. off and then get Dr. B. a new partner-some one who will at least be civil to her. Maybe the writers can fix all this in the next year or two. I probably won’t be there to hold my breathe.

    On KW’s character-she comes across, to me, as spoiled and manipulative. She’s pretty and she knows how to use that to get what she wants. Nothing there that I would like to get to know. And her and Brennen being two strong women that become friends is just gag worthy. The sunglasses scene was horrible and if you have to explain it, then it didn’t work on screen.

    Part of my problem with this entire arc (after the 100th ep. last spring) is that it is taking so long. From what SN is saying, H. lasts (at least) into the second half of the season. That will put us up to maybe 18 or 19 ep. of B&B NOT being the B&B we came to know and love for the past 5 years. That’s almost an entire year of episodes. The up side of this arc (for me, anyways) is that I have more money and time to spend on other things. Don’t need S5 or S6 DVDs-I save about $80. I also find that I don’t watch TNT reruns anymore or pull out my DVDs from the past seasons-more time to read a book or watch a movie! But I really miss the B&B that I thought I knew!

  37. Tiffany on December 2nd, 2010 11:55 am

    Wow, I don’t even know where to begin with this. First of all, THANK YOU for asking about the sunglasses scene, I couldn’t fathom what the scene was meant to do, and even with SN’s explanation (which makes no sense to me), it certainly was ridiculous.

    I’ve been worried about the disconnect between what the writers think they are writing and what the audience is seeing since the premiere. Not only did they completely botch Booth’s “return” to the Army, but in an interview later HH had to explain why they didn’t think Booth was being intentionally cold to Brennan when they reunited. HH and SN have had to do so much explaining of what they are “trying” to do, that we might as well stop watching and wait for the interviews so we know what is “really” going on.

    The fact that the sunglasses scene is the foundation for Brennan and Hannah’s friendship, which seems like it will play a big part in upcoming episodes, makes me think that the next half of the season is going to be even worse than the first.

  38. Bingobear on December 2nd, 2010 12:47 pm

    Enjoy what journey. There isn’t any journey here. KW is a terrible actress and being hard of hearing her voice just grates. Thank goodness for CC so I can turn the sound off, when she’s on board. If the producers and writers think this storyline is working, how come HH in a snit froze his twitter account. He and SN stirred the pot in the kitchen now can’t stand the heat. Look at the blogs even FOX’s own blog regarding Bones series is dead, posters that posted everyday are gone. The fans, the fans I think who spread the word about Bones have all been let down this season. As a matter of fact the 100th was a telling ep. I knew then that HH and SN would mess around and mess around with a witty, sometimes dark comedy/drama series and turn it into a soap opera.
    David’s portrayl of Booth is gut wrenching to the max. His rude, obnoxious, and generally a complete 180 degree turn around for a Man I had come to honor and respect a true Knight in Shinning Armour. His stiffing his friends big annoucement of an upcoming birth, to have sex with Hannah was mind boggling, and let’s not get into the whole sunglass scene. Booth’s treatment of Bones is boarderling harrasement in the work place. His put down and belittling are absuvive make no mistake. Being a union steward I would have given him a warning to cease and decease. Brennan accepting Booth’s rude and obnoxious behavior is typical abuse syndrome. The old Brennan would have had a snappy comeback making the bantering scenes fun to watch, and not at all abusive as it was a give and take. Now we have Booth giving and Brennan taking, period. This my friend is abuse. So for my part they can keep Bones the series if it sends a message the is demeaning to women as well as men who are being constantly put down in the workplace. HH is so busy with the Bones spin off and concentrating on the new series, his trusting his writers to carry the ball. Well in my humble opinion they dropped the ball on the kick off. Bye Bye Bones it was a good ride, while it lasted. I have not and will not buy season 5 dvds, as the show held no appeal for me the whole season, but we still had B&B to hold it together, now nada anothing no B&B except for Booth’s put downs and eye rolling. Shame really. After five years and following the numerous time changes and now we have another coming up in Jan., I’ve had it. No more setting the dvr just in case I forgot to watch, which I never did. Now I don’t care what time it comes on, if I have something better to do, I will. I haven’t even watched an ep from season one thru four, which I all but wore out in months. Guess what? I don’t miss it at all. That what changing the characters core values, especially Booth has done for me.

  39. Drippan on December 2nd, 2010 12:51 pm

    I found this quite hilarious:

    “We like Katheryn, we think she’s a nice presence on the show and she’s been terrific. And we want to keep the possibility that Hannah still exists in this world. We don’t want to just say, okay, goodbye, that was done. Because that’s not how life works.”

    Obviously they have done this with other characters such as Sully, Cullen, Sid, Rebecca and, my favorite, Zach stuck in a mental hospital with no one visiting him. “Okay, goodbye” was exactly what happened to all these characters just going into the black void of nothingess.

  40. tanya on December 2nd, 2010 1:37 pm

    I also find it hard to watch these days also, but still a hopeful persons hopes H.H wakes up and starts writing the episodes that he used to write. EMILY is an excellent actress, you see her pain in every episode that hannah is in. But since Booth is keeping his real life away from hannah and not telling her all his secrets, he is mot really sharing his true self. WHICH MEANS hannah may exit because she can’t handle all of that and the only person that he really connects with is brennen.
    I DON’T LIKE HANNAH, i hope every day she is the one killed off later on in the season, i find she is killing the good ensemble cast and the best duo on tv, I agree the chemistry just is not there anymore.

  41. Festina Lente on December 2nd, 2010 2:08 pm

    Just popping back in to add this.

    I don’t mind shouting at the characters that they should come to their senses. In fact I enjoy it ’cause it’s fun. It means that I’m invested in the show and engage with it etc. etc. So SN is right on this point.

    But shouting at the writers is a totally different issue. It means that I’m in the process of disengaging with the show, particularly if the storyline is pretty implausible.

    SN should be careful not to mistake the latter for the former.

  42. Tiffany on December 2nd, 2010 2:21 pm

    I decided to leave a positive comment for a change and this is the best that I can come up with: They know when she is leaving, there is a light at the end of the tunnel!

  43. Cheryl on December 2nd, 2010 2:22 pm

    The problem I have with this storyline is that it alienates everybody. I still tune in every week, because I want to know what is going to happen, but I’m disappointed with the results.

    Booth has fallen in lust with Hannah. I get that, he’s hurt by Brennan. He treats her meanly and disrespectfully. He doesn’t want to be her partner anymore, but that is his one redeeming quality, he said he would continue to be her partner and he is keeping his word. He does not want any other relationship with her because it hurts him too much.

    Brennan on the other hand is trying to hold on to any relationship with Booth that she can. She touches him anytime she gets the opportunity. If she learned anything by their seperation it is that she wants Booth in her life.

    From what I have read coming up in future episodes there will be realizations by both characters. The question is can we continue to watch the pain?

  44. Festina Lente on December 2nd, 2010 2:23 pm

    One final thought, because this interview really got to me.

    The overwhelming majority of the Bones audience is female, as far as I know. And I think SN and HH also know that. Within this context, two middle-aged male writers’ perception of their (largely female) audience as essentially irrational, impulsive or otherwise hysterical basically perpetuates traditional gender stereotypes about women. And that really really seriously annoys me. In fact, I resent it. Enormously.

  45. Gata on December 2nd, 2010 2:29 pm

    I didn’t like the answers to the questions asked. This season has definitely been hard to watch. I continue to watch because I like the characters from season 1-5. I can not see how they say Hannah is fitting in because quite frankly she doesn’t. The eyeglass scene didn’t work when it aired, and the explanation doesn’t make it any better.

    I am still sticking with the show, but it is really not the same as it was before. One of the sayings that I remember is “If it’s not broke, don’t fix it,” and Bones wasn’t broken, so I don’t see why they tried to fix it. If anything they should stop letting Emily and David have so much say in their characters development. They have definitely screwed up a good thing.

    There is no other hour long show on TV that I can find to replace Bones, so I have found myself watching reruns of shows I never watched before – e.g. Cold Case and some of Law & Order.

    My must see TV now days is Cougar Town.

  46. B on December 2nd, 2010 2:56 pm

    A previous poster mentioned Marisa’s interview with HH at the beginning of the season – When she asked him about Booth acting distant in Mastodon, and HH said that he didn’t see Booth being distant at all, that he watches the episodes several times before they actually air and he didn’t see what people were talking about – I seriously thought he was purposely lying, because if he were to admit that Booth was acting different it would possibly be giving away a major plot point of season 6.

    However, with the SN interviews and the nonstop attempts to shove the contrived fallacy of some great friendship between Brennan and Hannah down our throats, the fact that SN continually harps on how wonderfully everything’s working (seriously?), I have to wonder if the writers are that isolated and embroiled in groupthink that they believe their own BS and truly don’t understand what the fans are upset about. At this point, Hannah is the least of the show’s problems.

    After Shallow in the Deep aired, both critics and fans pretty much had the same reaction – “Finally! Bones is back! This is what we’ve been missing all season!” Even HH was getting praise and thanks left and right on his Twitter feed. Yet it was right after that point when HH went on his Twitter strike. Did he realize he made a miscalculation with this season and just not want to hear it anymore?

    I will say SN is right to a certain extent – We all loved to hate Cam at first, as well as maybe Sully. But those two arcs were not only believable, but they were also well played by two good actors. KW as an actress is much better seen than heard, and this SL is bringing out the worst in all of the characters and sucked out all of the chemistry of the show instead of propelling it forward. I really hope this is something that will make sense in hindsight, because right now I don’t understand any of it and don’t see how it can be realistically fixed. If you have to have the other executive producer spend time during interviews to explain scenes, clearly something isn’t connecting with the audience.

  47. Jennifer on December 2nd, 2010 3:10 pm

    I miss watching Bones – 2 years ago I wouldn’t answer the phone if I got a call during Bones – now I don’t even watch what’s on my DVR. I miss Booth being the good guy. I started watching this show because I caught sight of DB when channel surfing and stuck around to find out who is the HOT guy. Now I’d be just as happy if Booth got a transfer and Bones got a new partner. Booth is still hot but that doesn’t trump attitude. Brennen and the squints make it work – maybe Booth should keep “Moving on”.

  48. Ana on December 2nd, 2010 3:10 pm

    Ok, I have to be honest: this interview made me laugh out loud. HARD. Brennan and Hannah are friends? The show is still Brennan and Booth centric? This “dynamic” is working? Ah, thank you, Stephen, those were the best jokes I’ve heard in a while.

    What? Oh, oh, you were serious? You really think that? Oh, whooops! My bad. Well, we’re all entitled to our opinions, so who am I to judge. Hm, can I just give you some, uh, food for thought? If all of this is indeed true, don’t you find a tad strange that you have to constantly repeat it and try to convince viewers of it? Just something to consider.

  49. Teebee on December 2nd, 2010 3:28 pm

    Now I see what they intended that sunglasses scene to be like, I will go back and rewatch it and see if it makes a difference. Originally I thought Brenna should tell Hannah to get lost!

    While Hannah may be around til episode 18/19, it doesn’t necessarily mean her and Booth will be together all that time. Well that’s what I’m hoping for anyway, that and a new season pick up.

  50. clahain on December 2nd, 2010 4:22 pm

    Hannah doesn’t bother me as much as I thought she would. But I have found the change in Booth’s attitude and behavior troubling. He seems more easily annoyed by Brennan. He has less and less tolerance for the quirks that have always been part of her character–correcting people and explaining things in too much detail. Sometimes he’s outright snotty for no reason and she just takes it. Yes, that is far more upsetting to me than him having a girlfriend. I’m at the point where I’m hoping they find another love interest for Brennan. Someone who is kinder to her.

  51. EL on December 2nd, 2010 5:01 pm

    Personally I’d like to see some glimpse of this pining Brennan because I haven’t seen any sign of her. Brennan looking sad at Booth? Haven’t seen it. Brennan acting like a robot, correcting everyone who speaks and making jokes that are winceable? Too much of that. If every episode is calculated to cause pain and anger in viewers, then Nathan and Hanson have done their jobs well. How long they will continue to be able to do them is the question.

  52. carl on December 2nd, 2010 5:28 pm

    to me bones needs to act more liked a woman that cares that booth has changed so much, and grow up and try to help him.

  53. Liz on December 2nd, 2010 8:30 pm

    Hannah’s presence on the show has changed the tone of the show for the worst, SN didn’t mention one thing good that has come from her presence.
    I wish you would ask SN/HH questions that many fans are frequently asking:
    1. Will they bring on an attractive hot guy for Brennan?
    2. Why has the goal of the show changed from one where the writers wrote with the intent of viewers enjoying the show week after week(per Hart) to one of viewers being angry and frustrated?
    3. SN admits that viewers aren’t enjoying Hannah’s presence on the show, so what type of logic makes them think they’ll enjoy the stories with her in them?
    4. Do the writers get a sense that viewers are enjoying/liking Booth more or less due to this story?

  54. Festina Lente on December 2nd, 2010 9:56 pm

    I second Liz on the questions and throw in another one, if that’s OK.

    5. Given the hugely unpopular/criticised/uncomfortable plot lines developed recently, to what extent will moving to the 9pm slot in January mean that the show is likely to lose fans/some of the audience? Surely there is a risk that those people who are currently dissatisfied with the show will not want to make the effort to follow it around, at least not like they used to do.

  55. Bridget on December 2nd, 2010 11:40 pm

    Brennan has been one of the few women on television who isn’t desperate for a man, doesn’t need a man to define her and is happy to enjoy a man’s company without the need of being in a committed relationship. I hope Hart and Stephen aren’t going to change her character to a woman who is like 100thousands of women who are so men desperate they’ll take anything from a man just to have one.
    In 6 yrs Booth never showed Bren any signs that he wanted more from her than friendship/partnership, he actually emphasized that that was all he wanted from her over the yrs. Then one night he decides he wants more and gives her exactly 1 min. to accept his offer of a chance with no mention of love and when she says she’s not good enough, he agrees. In one min. he says well if not you, I’m going to go and find another woman, like she was so easy to forget. Obviously for Booth she was because within a couple of months he fell in love with Hannah.

    Brennan needs a so much better than this crap, I hope Hart stays true to Brennan’s character and not have her sobbing behind Booth and lusting after him like he’s her answer to all that’s wrong in her world.

  56. Confused on December 3rd, 2010 1:28 am

    Many others have said it already but I must reiterate that what the writers think they are doing is very very different from what we’re seeing. There is no chemistry between Hannah and booth, Hannah and bones, booth and bones. And, yes, that sunglasses scene was very odd and awkward. I started thinking there were new writers this season because the relationships have been so incredibly flat. There hasn’t been a single ‘awww’ scene this season. I keep reading about how bones and Hannah are real friends now and that’s going to be a problem once she realizes her feelings for booth but that just baffles me to no end because there’s no real friendship between Hannah and bones and zero chemistry. Do the writers actually watch the shows after they are made? I’m not sure if it’s the writing or the actress, but this arc is not working. I don’t care if booth has a girlfriend because it’s obviously just to forward the booth and bones relationship but I would like it to at least be interesting. They can keep telling us Hannah is amazing and friends with bones but they aren’t showing that at all.

  57. Dr booth on December 3rd, 2010 1:36 am

    I get the feeling he thinks the anger at Hannah is like a ‘OMG that’s crazy’ sort of thing that translates into good ratings… but really people are just upset her character has made the show so boring. Booth is incredibly cold this season, to everyone, there is no sweetness in him at all. If that’s what the writers want someone should tell them the fans mostly watch for the chemistry so uh they should at least keep the chemistry going no matter who is dating.

  58. CAN on December 3rd, 2010 2:22 am

    This season has been appalling. They took developing characters and set them way back. In particular, Brennan now acts like she is a savant. She comes across as stiff and her attempts at humor are just painful. Booth acts like he has no patience with her. The chemistry is totally gone except for a few glances that Brennan gives. Hopefully the next episode where the previews make it appear that she has some sort of epiphany after empathizing with a single female professional murder victim will snap this show out of it. Otherwise, I will just stop watching new shows as it is not worth it. I will every now and then watch an earlier season rerun and then, finally, even that will end.

  59. marple on December 3rd, 2010 3:46 am

    I hate this and i can´t get WHY they are changing the show like this. After everyone of these interviews it is just getting worse.

    How can they say it´s great ? It is not great. All the chemistry is gone. I haven´t enjoyed any of thid season six so far. Bones has been my favorite show for five years and after pretty much every episode earlier seasons i was happy and it gave me a good feeling and made´me laugh.

    This season just makes me feel ill and whats worse i have really started to dislike Booth. This even taints my viewing of earlier season. Me and my husband always used to watch whenever we came over an earlier episode on tv. Always enjoyed it whoever anyone was dating or not.

    I have loved these characters.,

    Now it feels like there is no way they can solve this mess in a good way. Whats worse they don´t even seem to want to. Back to my start they aren´t giving us any hope just more frustration.. I can´t take this anylonger.

    The babe in the bar was my last. I can not watch Hannah and Parker and i would never stand to see Hannah and Brennan.

    Agree with what some others have stated, what may help the show would be to get rid of Booth and get Brennan a new partner. Cause it was her i enjoyed watching. Booth might be able to be replaced, not Brennan.

    I will read at the forums and see if something will change in the future.

  60. Pat on December 3rd, 2010 4:37 am

    I have watched this show for six years, own two complete sets of the DVD’s, subscribe to Amazon so that I can re-watch each episode. The writer’s have made Booth such an ass that I don’t see how the character can ever be redeemed–unless he comes up with a brain tumor or this whole abortion of a season is a nightmare. It makes me sick to stomach and sad in my heart to watch this show. Who needs more pain? I used to watch Bones because of the great chemistry and smart writing. It is totally absent this year. USA today. . .even TV Guide (TV Guide! for Pete’s sakes) has panned this show. Who likes it except the writers and they must all be smoking funny cigarettes. Now they are moving to compete against several of the most popular and long-lived shows on TV. RIP HH&Company. This show is done.

  61. Chris on December 3rd, 2010 9:12 am

    I have to say that.. this week is the first time, in 5 years, that I have decided not to watch Bones. And you know what? I don’t miss it! I am not interested in watching Hannah, Booth with her, her with Parker, her with Brennan..
    Nathan and Hanson can keep their “frustrating” show and take it wherever they want.
    Today I finally feel I’m free from my Bones obsession, and I will not allow these writers to get on my nerves anymore. And I gained 1 hour of my life!
    I am only sorry for Emily who is a wonderful actress and now they have even postponed her directing. Yeah, right, to gain more viewers. They don’t even care to keep the ones they had.
    Goodbye show.

  62. shawnee on December 3rd, 2010 4:46 pm

    i like bones acctualy i love it and idk if its just because i have only recently started watching the show in the past season but i acctualy dont completly mind hannah. i mean do i want her to die and be written off the show eventually yes but im not asking for sudden death or anything… even though my mom is lol she is a sort of annoying character and as many people have said she is eating up screen time…. i would much rather see angela and hodgins now instead of B and B and to me that is sad lol i mean dont get me wrong i love angela and hodgins but i used to watch bones just to see what was going to happen with bones and booth and the same thing happened to me with NCIS with ziva and tony and now that show sucks so i switched to bones and its starting to dissapoint me im waiting for a big let go of hannah so im xcited for that but i honestly dont think brennan and booth will ever be the same. i mean i would love to think it would be but it wont and yes the sunglasses scene to me was just hannah being plain rude and i didnt like that at all it was just hannah trying to use brennan and i still love brennans character shes awsome but i have to say angela preganant not working for me aha but i still love the sheo HANNAH DIE 🙂

  63. Kathie on December 3rd, 2010 5:04 pm

    You know what…I’m just sitting back and enjoying the ride…sometimes the “scene”ry is good, sometimes, not so much… but the ride is good.

  64. Crissy on December 3rd, 2010 5:12 pm

    Having watched Bones since the very first episode when it aired on Monday nights on Fox, too much has changed. I will prattle on for a bit about my dislikes…

    #1. I can’t stand Daisy and Sweets, most annoying couple on TV, I have never wanted to reach through my TV set and slap a girl so hard in my life. Daisy is annoying, loose her!! Or make her less annoying.

    #2. The writers have tormented and teased us to the breaking point with bringing Zack back. It’s time to get rid of all these on and off assistance and give us Zack back.

    #3. GET RID OF HANNAH! This has to be the dumbest thing the writers have done on this show. Hannah screws up the dynamics of this wonderful show and making me not want to watch. “I know a lot of people are upset that Hannah is around, but I think that’s what drama is.”
    This is not drama this is stupidity on the part of the writers.

    “You want to be upset at people, you want to scream at them, you want to hope that they’re going to come to their senses and do something else. And that’s what we want to keep stirring up.”

    Stirring things up? The writers aren’t just stirring things up they are going to fan base. Without the fans this show goes off the air. As much as I love the show, I’m going to stop watching unless Hannah is gone, and soon. Helicopter over the Andes? Shot in the middle of a gang war, hells bells let the Grave digger escape and get Hannah before turning herself back in. Just get rid of her. It was obvious that Brennen doesn’t really like her, she tolerates her, and Parker hates her. Parker likes Brennen, Boothe loves her (Not Hannah) and that’s how it should be.

  65. Nat on December 3rd, 2010 5:13 pm

    Bones has been my favorite show since its beginning. I have liked all the characters except for Hannah. (Of course, Daisy drives me nuts and I wish she’d get less face time.)

    I don’t like the character of Hannah, I don’t like the actress, and the story lines are very weak. Right now I actually like the reruns better than the new shows. That’s just sad.

  66. Anjuli on December 3rd, 2010 5:16 pm

    I don’t want Hannah to leave the show! I love Hannah and Booth, its so nice to see him happy and be with someone he should be with!! I love this season! 🙂

  67. Sarah on December 3rd, 2010 5:19 pm

    Bull we “watch it cuz we are angry with Hannah”. I have bought every season and I have gotten many people hooked (from seasons1-3 (when it was good)) Now I am pretty much done. The show isn’t Bones anymore. It has lost its spark. I just hope something will happen. I never missed an episode, I even skippped out on a mandatory work meeting to watch it, but next week I have a work holiday party. I am considering going cuz it is not worth it to give up my Thursday nights anymore cuz it is not a good show anymore. Ya ya you told us we would hate this Hannah girl, but you also said we would eventually like her, When?? when she is out of the picture?? Cuz that is when I would.
    Come on David and Emily you are some kind of Producers, watch your show and then go back and watch a season 2 show or something cuz this is not working and you will be out of jobs. People loved this show so much and it is dying fast. I do not want it to end terribly, my obsession for 6 yrs would be wasted. When the writers went on strike it began the fall (season 3) and now since this season has started it is like an avalanch! You have screwed up many a times , specifically when you got rid of Zack, but now you are really screwing up, big time. Bring Sully back and make Brennan run away with him. That can be the end of the show and I would be more satisfied with that than anywhere you guys are planning on taking the show.

  68. Debbie on December 3rd, 2010 5:20 pm

    I used to look forward to Thursday nights. Bones is the only network show I watch besides (discovery and history). I don’t dislike Hannah’s character, she just does not have the chemistry wth Booth, no sparks, even the drama isn’t drama. I’m really sad that I have lost interest in the show, and have been watching it the last few episodes just to see if they change something to make it work again. I will probably watch a couple more, but I don’t look forward to Thursday nights the way I used to. Keep Hannah, just put her with another romance partner. This one doesn’t work.

  69. Nancy on December 3rd, 2010 5:21 pm

    Just don’t get them together like House and Cuddy. That’s so revolting, I don’t even watch it anymore.

  70. smmm on December 3rd, 2010 5:22 pm

    Have hannah die off. lol.

  71. smmm on December 3rd, 2010 5:24 pm

    and DAMMIT, bring zack BACK.

  72. Philene on December 3rd, 2010 5:28 pm

    Hate this season, and if they don’t get rid of Hannah, I’m not watching another. The show now is only about the investigation and all the chemistry and charm of the past seasons has vanished in an instant. It sucks!

  73. Teresa on December 3rd, 2010 5:29 pm

    Seriously, I hope you advertise when Hannah’s final scene will be so I can start watching the show again. I used to love this show!

  74. tania on December 3rd, 2010 5:32 pm

    The way bones is going now I am in danger of leaving it and moving on to other shows. That tension between booth and brennan has gone. And hannah is just so dull and flat I can’t stand her. I want her gone.
    I keep looking for that spark between booth and brennan but its just not there. I watch bones because I get a good crime drama and a bit of a story line where I can buy into the characters. I can’t buy into it this season. What’s going on with angela and jack? Where’s the story about her being pregnant? so far we have seen the sweets and daisy story line advanced but its like everyone else has been kicked off for hannah who is so wishy washy and weak. please please please get rid of her. I want the old style bones back and not this weak replacement.

    Also why can’t there be healthy committed relationships in TV now days. There is so much that can be done with Booth and Brennan trying to fit into a relationship with all their hang ups. I think writers tend to forget that a relationship comes with a whole new set of rules and feeling your way through a relationship can be more entertaining and challenging than playing the singles market.

    Also that whole sunglasses thing … made hannah look like a spoilt brat and to be honest I disliked her before that but it made me hate her after. Thats the way she treats the person who saved her life?

  75. paco on December 3rd, 2010 5:35 pm

    I think the bigger questions is: Did you get new writers this season??? I loved this show for it’s fun approach to solving cases. But this year, it’s become campy. Keep the Hannah character, get rid of her, I don’t care, but please don’t make the show so ridiculous this year (even though all episodes are probably already taped…). 🙁

  76. Philene on December 3rd, 2010 5:35 pm

    One last comment: could it be that David Boreanz’s personal crisis last summer is what created this mess? Because it seems awfully coincidental that after he announces he cheated on his wife that the writers change the dynamic between Emily and him. Could it be that he prefers working with someone with whom he shares no chemistry to make his wife comfortable? Just a thought.

  77. Mel on December 3rd, 2010 5:47 pm

    I am also enjoying the ride. I like Hannah, and I like what she brings to the show. I am happy to know, in my head, that Booth and Brennan are meant for each other, and I am interested to see how they finally get there. And if they don’t, well, you can’t always get what you want.

  78. Skippie22 on December 3rd, 2010 5:51 pm

    SN and the writers *have* to stand around congratulating themselves on the Hannah story because now they are in it. They could never admit to themselves that their first mistake was imagining the wrong TYPE of woman that would actually make Booth close the Brennan chapter and think long-term with someone new.
    The Hannah character is more of the same — we get it, he’s attracted to strong women, blah blah — but this is why it doesn’t ring true. Hannah is young, impetuous, nearly self-destructive and actually quite selfish even though she is finding Booth to be a “good time” at the moment. It just doesn’t follow that Booth would be completely bonkers about her….happily and momentarily distracted, yes, but life-commitment status? NO. Then there is the actress who plays her, who I find appalling. She has such a strange accent and s-l-o-w delivery of speech that I’m distracted and taken out of the story every time she opens her mouth. She sounds impaired in some way.
    Back to Booth. The kind of woman who would have ACTUALLY allowed him to move on from Brennan is a warm person with at least *some* mothering qualities and a modicum of stability. Booth does have a son after all. He can’t be thinking that this is a great example to Parker in “what to look for in a mate.” Anyway, if the writers had presented someone genuinely likable and *actually* “good for Booth”…then we as the viewers would have something to be worried about: “Oh no! He might actually choose her because she is great and such a better long-term match for him than different-to-be-different Brennan!”
    As it is, we viewers feel insulted that we’re expected to believe Booth really loves this immature, pathological adrenaline junkie, and we’re just gritting our teeth waiting for the story to move toward her eventual (and certain) demise. There is no “but what if he does stay with her???” — we’re not worried, because Hannah is awful. There really ISN’T drama. It’s boring, it’s not working, and the writers are delusional if they think we’ll keep watching when all they are doing is insulting us.

  79. Cecilia on December 3rd, 2010 5:52 pm

    I always enjoy the show but a few things that have changed this year are the way Dr Brennan is portrayed and it bothers me. She is always talking technical and seems to have regressed from the strides she had made in being more social and close to Booth. Also I want to see more time with the Newlweds!

  80. strawberrydancer on December 3rd, 2010 6:01 pm

    I am a new Bones fan, recently converted around April. I watch it on TNT every day and watched almost every episode of season 5. I was so happy the day season 6 was going to air…and then I read the interview with SN that stated that Booth had a new girlfriend. I decided to watch the season anyway and just deal with it. I can’t take it anymore!! Hannah is ridiculous! I agree with other posters that say that she isn’t a good actress–I’m sure it wouldn’t have been that hard to find a better actress. I personally think the producers and directors just thought she had a pretty face and didn’t care if she could act or not.

    I think the whole “sunglasses” scene was in an episode I didn’t watch…so I’m really confused about that.

    I also agree with the posters about the fact how there’s absolutely no chemistry in this show anymore. Nothing with Booth and Brennan, not much with Angela and Hodgins anymore, and Daisy and Sweets are just plain annoying.

    I’ll still watch this show (maybe not on TV anymore like someone said above–just watch it online). I will always hate Hannah, always wish Booth and Brennan finally come together, but from these interviews it doesn’t seem like my “problems” will be solved any time soon.

  81. xochitl on December 3rd, 2010 6:03 pm

    ok. well i hate the idea of hannah but the should bring back sully cuz if booth is dateing someone bones should too!

  82. strawberrydancer on December 3rd, 2010 6:04 pm

    Another thing, even though we hate Hannah and the B&B relationship has basically gone out the window, at least we still have the cases, Cam, and the squints (when they’re working).

  83. Joshua on December 3rd, 2010 6:13 pm

    I love this show and it is getting agitating that this hannah thing is dragging out but the booth/brennen aspect is not why i watch the show. I like how lately sweeds, my fav character has been more involved and i hope it continues.

  84. patriotsfan83 on December 3rd, 2010 6:14 pm

    its time for hannah to fly to coop. bones and booth just have to be together. booth is just settling with hannah since he couldn.t have bones.

  85. patriotsfan83 on December 3rd, 2010 6:16 pm

    oh and bring basck zach he was the best assistent ever and him and hodges made the best team out of all the inturns ever

  86. Kit-Kat on December 3rd, 2010 6:34 pm

    I dont like Hannah. Shes much to concided and self absorbed for my taste. The sunglasses took a huge chunk of my respect for her as a character. I cant stand how Brennen likes her so much…I wish she would use some of her big words to make Hannah look stupid. I also find it hard to like Booth becouse it seems he starts to ignore his friends around Hannah soo..how about in the next episode Hannah gets cought cheating!

  87. Kit-Kat on December 3rd, 2010 6:37 pm

    I want Zack back!!! He made the show for me! Besides he dosent even trully deserve to be locked up he didnt kill anyone..

  88. Kacey on December 3rd, 2010 6:38 pm

    I totally LoVe Booth <3 Bones! OMG I saw them both KISS! Yessss Finally You goo Bones Kiss that Man! Booth and Bones ForEver!!!!! 🙂

  89. Bonesfan! on December 3rd, 2010 6:53 pm

    I can see that he wants to make the audience upset and but not in a bad way, just so the audience gets more involved in the show. even though Hannah plays a good role. and in the episode the end in the beginning Bones was scared to start a relationship with Booth. But what about Angela and Hodgens! There married!!! So Why can’t Brennen just forget about the rules, forget about it! And put Booth first and use her heart! Take Angela’s advice. Even though it seems that Booth is moving on, he still seems to want Bones no matter what person he’s with! And thats where I think it should be!

  90. LindaS on December 3rd, 2010 6:56 pm

    It is actually funny to read from so many people who have spent quite a bit of time on this website reading, and then posting that they no longer watch the show. Yea, right. Empty threats — as evidenced by the ratings.

    What I read from several of the comments is that fans seem to think they have some sort of power and importance now because of the internet. (Even the “it’s their show…” comments are hollow) After reading a couple internet sites several months ago, I absolutely understand why HH is no longer reading the tweets. Perhaps the Execs are purposely looking for a new group of viewers; people who realize this is just a TV show and Zac’s character left several years ago.

    Do I like the storyline? No – it seems extremely forced — especially Booth’s supposed looks of longing and happiness. And Booth has no patience around Brennan now which just emphasizes the social awkwardness. I do see Brennan’s internal struggle — and I’m actually appreciating Emily’s acting even more. Great season? Not really. This is actually taking away from the cases.

    What is really disturbing, however, is the continuity — especially in last night’s episode. It was bordering on amateur. If you need to slow your schedule to get the production values back, please do so.

  91. Sassy on December 3rd, 2010 7:01 pm

    I hate this story line right Now!! I’ll be glad when she is gone…..it’s painful to watch!!

  92. law on December 3rd, 2010 7:55 pm

    I don’t really mind Hannah, but I don’t see any passion at all between Booth and Hannah. He says he’s in love with her, but it just doesn’t come through the screen. I can’t tell if that’s just bad acting, or by design — that he’s trying to talk himself in loving her. It’s not even close to the passion he had for Bones, as partners or friends, never mind anything more than that. Good friends don’t suddenly become seemingly bored with each other and that’s how it now seems between Booth and Brennan. They’re kind of blah

    And I agree with a lot of others — I want to continue to see the rest of the cast and the lively banter between them all. I was happy to see Sweets and Daisy this week. Keep it moving along …

  93. Kristy on December 3rd, 2010 8:07 pm

    First off, as any writer knows, if you have to explain a scene to your audience, it didn’t work. Period.

    Second, I like Hannah. I do. I just don’t like her with Booth. It seems like the Booth/Brennan chemistry that keeps people watching has disappeared. Frankly, we can get crime and forensics drama from NCIS, and any of the CSI shows. What keeps the viewers coming back to Bones is the Booth/Brennan dynamic, and that is totally missing.

    What needs to happen ASAP is that Hannah needs to have an issue with Brennan and end the relationship. (is she seeing something they aren’t?). Wake up, Booth!

    Sure, keep Hannah on the show somehow. She’s a good character. She’s just not good in a Booth/Brennah/Hannah triangle.

  94. Erika on December 3rd, 2010 8:09 pm

    I never liked Hannah, But lets be reasonable. B&B are going to end up together, maybe they’ll do like the new House season and try the relationship to see what happens… cuz Brennan isn’t just going to change her mind about logic, and there will be complication.
    Bring Zack back.

  95. Jenny on December 3rd, 2010 8:19 pm

    It might just be me, but I was thinking and it seems that Booth is a whole lot more into Hannah then she is into him. I mean shes there, she sleeps with him, ( a lot) talked to his kid…but everytime Booth says I love you or your awesome or something endearing, she smiles bats her eyes but never that I recall does she return the loving gestures. Have I missed them or am I on something here?

  96. Laura on December 3rd, 2010 9:03 pm

    My biggest issue with Bones right now, the thing that really bothers me, is the fact that Booth asked someone his son had never met to move in with him. That just doesn’t sit right with me at all. I don’t know anyone who would do that. I get that she was new in town and didn’t have anywhere to stay but I still don’t think she should have moved in with them. Even though Parker doesn’t get to stay there very often, it is his house too. Booth shouldn’t be bringing anyone in before Parker’s had a chance to meet the person, let alone get to know them. Maybe it’s just me, but I just couldn’t see the pre-S6 Booth doing.

    I’m trying to take Gordon Gordon’s advice of “Hope and patience.” But it’s hard when everything feels so strained and like nothing is right anymore. I have a lot of hope for the next episode-I hope I won’t be disappointed.

    Just out of curiousity, is anyone else getting tired of seeing Booth and Hannah in bed all the time? Or am I the only one who thinks it’s getting to be a bit much?

  97. Laura on December 3rd, 2010 9:17 pm

    One more thing: I don’t know anyone who watches TV to get upset. I know I watch for entertainment or because I find the show interesting. I don’t like getting angry or frustrated or upset. That’s not why I watch Bones. I watch for the chemistry between BB. But maybe that’s just me.

  98. becca on December 3rd, 2010 9:20 pm

    I think that this season has reverted back to the first few seasons which sucks. You don’t watch a siries for five seasons just to back track. On the whole Hannah and Booth thing. Supposidly Booth was so in love with Bones last season and he leaves for like 7months and now is totally in love with Hannah it makes me see Bones’s view on love and relationship. If he truly loved her why couldn’t he wait. Now as far as Hannah I don’t like the charcter because they are trying to hard to make her like Bones with a little of Booth mixed in. I don’t know I have found other sieries that I am enjoying a lot more than Bones. It has lost all of its spice and intriuge.

  99. Lea on December 3rd, 2010 9:37 pm

    I hate Hannah, just want Bones and Booth to get together.

  100. pd on December 3rd, 2010 10:00 pm

    I enjoy the episodes without Hannah a lot. The ones with her I just want to fast forward through her scenes because she isn’t actually contributing anything to the show. The slave ship episode was fantastic; not just because of a notable lack of Hannah, but because it seemed to draw back into the earlier roots of Bones with the entire team involved. I teared up at least twice during that episode.

    At this point, I don’t want B&B together because he’s not the Booth he was. He’s shown that everything he told Brennan in 100 about “knowing” was a lie. He was told after the coma dream that if he told her how he felt, he had to be sure and be willing to be patient with her. Instead he gets rejected and goes completely un-Booth and has a quick fling under a fig tree which turns into a relationship. I’m not totally sold on “serious as a heart attack”. There are expressions and gestures with him that lead me to believe he’s using Hannah to make Brennan jealous, but it’s low and cruel to do that to anyone, let alone someone who has closed herself off emotionally due to abandonment.

    I really would like to see Sully come back and light Brennan’s fire again. Assuming he’s not stranded on some island talking to a volleyball.

  101. Shellbelle on December 3rd, 2010 10:08 pm

    I was bothered by Hannah at first, but now I like her. She’s beautiful and smart and I think we just need to wait this one out. If I were Booth, I’d actually prefer her over Bones right now, as she seems more human. But don’t get me wrong, I love Bones–she’s the reason I watch the show, as I’m totally into forensics.

  102. Julie on December 3rd, 2010 10:44 pm

    I don’t really like the storyline with Hanna. It put a strange relationship between Brennon and Booth. They just don’t seem the same. I liked it better when they and the squints were just them and no one interfered I would have just let it go without Hanna coming to the states or had her come and then go back overseas for another story and just go another way away from Tempe and Booth. The tension between then is gone and it does not seem like the same show.

  103. Angela on December 3rd, 2010 10:48 pm

    Personally, I’m glad Booth is happy with Hannah. Do I want Booth and Brennan to get together? That’s a tough one… Of course, we all do (I absolutely did until last episode season 4), but does he deserve to find happiness with someone else since Brennan told him she can’t change (means she’s afraid to)? Absolutely! I think Hannah was basically thrown in there to give more edge to the show we already love! Don’t want it getting boring! Couldn’t possibly have the two main characters end up together… that would be too easy! LOL So.. even though, ideally, I’d love to see Booth and Brennan together… she made her choice when she pushed him away and said no! So, I believe that Booth and Hannah toghether and happy… is a good thing… Let’s see what they have in store for us as the season progresses!

  104. maroon on December 3rd, 2010 11:07 pm

    It’s sad that the show’s producers are deluding themselves thinking this is working right now. Yes, viewers might enjoy watching an “uncomfortable” plot or story that evokes strong emotions but only if it’s done well. Bones has not been doing well at all so far. The sunglasses scene was awkward and superfluous for the audience; the original intention of that scene wasn’t coming through at all, so there’s a problem with the execution.

    To add on to that, the criminal cases are boring, the squints are not getting enough storyline, characters not relating to each other anymore because the show is too busy showing how everyone just loved Hannah. What happened to everything we used to love about this show???

  105. cj on December 3rd, 2010 11:15 pm

    I think that they have let all the fans down this season. I cannot say that i look forward to watching it week to week like i use to. The writers and producers have taken one of the all time classic storylines and turned it into trash. You think that fans are loving the friendship between Bones and Hannah? If that is truly your thoughts then i feel very sorry for you. I fear that this show has lost what made it special for millions of viewers and if it is not fixed soon, then it will be lost forever.

    When you have something good, you don’t go and change it just to find out “what if,” Instead you stick with it and know in your heart that you are giving viewers exactly what they tune in for each and every week. Besides without us fans supporting and watching your show…..you wouldn’t have a show!

  106. oothsgirl on December 3rd, 2010 11:52 pm

    I agree Hannah needs to get her walking papers sooner or later, but I also see why the witers are doing this. I mean we all know Booth and bones will eventually be together in the end( hopefully with a baby and wedding bands). I know it is flusterating and I am one of the people who yell at Hannah when she is on the tv. Just give it a chance. It did say she would leave eventually. I will look forward to that. Totally hate the character changes. Booth is being kinda rude, and Bones is totally sad. Booth and Bones forever <3

  107. Amative on December 4th, 2010 12:11 am

    I have always love the show Bones, up till this season. I loved how well they did with the stories and the details in Booths and Bones life, along with the information regarding the cases. It was always an awww… great! This season it doesn’t’ have that impact. I spend the shows that Hannah is in them waiting for them to get back to the “Real story.” It seems a poor conception. I continued to watch because I thought the writers would keep her in for 3 maybe 4 episodes, and then write her out of the story, but she is still here.
    It is amazing to me that they say Hannah in and Bones are friends, because it seems that Bones character would not care about Hannah except for her relationship with booth, so she accepts her because of her feelings for booth, not because she sees her as a friend.
    They seem to be doing a lot of things that are against the personalities they built for both Booth and Bones in the seasons.
    I have gone to TIVOing the show, but I am sure that it will become a “back-up show” (the show I watch when there is absolutely nothing else on my TIVO. If it doesn’t get past the emotion screw (cause not what I want when watching a show story line) I will probably stop watching altogether.
    It seems that the show has gone downhill since they brought on that new character.

  108. Jess on December 4th, 2010 12:44 am

    I have to admit that some of what SN said in this interview might be spot on. I haven’t been particularly thrilled with this season of Bones. I’ve been watching it more out of habit than joy. I am looking forward to Hannah’s exit, though I mean no disrespect toward KW. I think she’s a fine actress. It’s more the fault of the writing than the acting that has me so annoyed with the Hannah storyline to date.

    Excited about the next episode. Hopefully it will bring about the swing in story arc that I’ve been waiting for. I know there are certain events coming up that are sure to make the fans even angrier than they already are. I am simply keeping my fingers crossed that my faith in the show I’ve loved for 6 seasons will be rewarded. I know SN and HH love their show and they won’t want to destroy it by playing out the Hannah arc in the wrong way.

  109. Christy on December 4th, 2010 7:49 am

    I think it has been pretty much covered here overall what the majority feel about Hannah. She is just another piece of eye candy to throw on the show, end of story. Everyone of these shows starts with a couple of seasons that are intriguing with the case solving and real plots then somewhere along the line all they care about is getting some skin on the screen…Sad really that they all get bored writing and think they can get lazy show some skin and feel like they still have a show. That is what happened to House too… That is about the time I get bored and turn the channel.

  110. Kathy Dowden on December 4th, 2010 9:43 am

    Well this interview kind of gave me some hope that at least there is an exit plan for Hannah, but depressed me with the fact that she will be probably be around — and in this relationship with Booth — for most of season six, if not all. Meaning that next week’s episode where Brennan breaks down and admits she made a mistake with Booth will not propel them together any time soon. So how bizarre is that? We are now going to have Booth in love with Hannah, but knowing Brennan loves him. I’ve never experienced that in my own life. Can you be desperately in-love with someone for 5 or 6 years, be rejected by them, fall in love with someone else and still have the old person in your life daily without still feeling love for them?? Booth just seems annoyed with Brennan now. He doesn’t seem charmed by her and her awkward attempts at humor and social contact. I don’t get that. Wouldn’t he still carry some love for her? Wouldn’t it be hard for him to be around her? There is zero chemistry between them now. They don’t even seem like good friends anymore.
    I also agree with most of the above comments regarding the sunglasses scene. It came off to me as WTF to me too. What SN wanted to portray certainly did not come through. I was just confused and wondered why Brennan would not just walk out of the hospital room. I can see her wanting to be polite to Hannah because she loves Booth and wants him to be happy, but I certainly could not see her choosing to become friends with this woman. Maybe I am reading between the lines, but I wonder if SN means Brennan let Hannah have the upper hand in this incident, but Hannah will eventually let Brennan have the upper hand with Booth. One can only hope.
    I’m still watching, and I don’t think I will stop, but instead of feeling happy every Thursday night, I just feel depressed. Knowing that we will probably have to wait til season 7 to see any real connection between Booth and Brennan is sad — especially because Brennan will prob. start dating someone else too and we will have to go through this same predictable cycle again.

  111. missy on December 4th, 2010 12:08 pm

    You know what, never mind. I’m done with all this BS that HH and the rest of them are feeding us.

    I’m through with Bones. When they kick Hannah out of the show, maybe, just maybe I’ll think of picking up this series again.

  112. Cabezon on December 4th, 2010 12:40 pm

    I enjoyed the sunglasses scene. it was so glaring, that it made me think. Hanna and Bones are two very intelligent and powerful women. what’s the difference between $20 sunglasses and $20 bouquet of flowers? Intimacy. Hanna asked for a very intimate piece of Bones. Remember, a good friend will give you the shirt from their back.

    I think Bony had it right, I would love to see a romantic relationship blossom between Hanna and Bones. Which I don’t think is so far-fetched. Bones is very good friends with Angela, who has been known to work both sides of the fence. And I am sure that Temperance can find some tribal situation where the multiple wives of a dominant Alpha male involved themselves in a romantic relationship. I don’t think that Booth would have a problem with that, do you?

    Just put cabezon in the credits as Creative Advisor for that episode.

  113. Elvira on December 4th, 2010 1:46 pm

    Get rid of Hannah….but not before Bones finds a new love. Send Hannah
    to a war zone and have her killed off. Then when that happens Bones
    will already be involved with someone else who will appreciate her. Too
    late Brennen !!!

  114. Elvira on December 4th, 2010 1:48 pm

    SORRY…..I meant to late BOOTH…..got names mixed up

  115. M on December 4th, 2010 2:03 pm

    I hate Hannah, they are ruining the tv show…

  116. Nadine on December 4th, 2010 2:33 pm

    Some of you people really make me laugh. Enjoy the show, for heaven sakes. You act like someone stole your boyfriend! As for the sunglasses — explanation or not, that was one bizarre and very obviously manipulated scene. I have always believed it was done so that the glasses can figure prominently in the identification of Hannah’s corpse in a distant future episode 🙂 But honestly– if Booth and Brennan hooked up at this point, what would they do for the rest of the show’s run? Chill.

  117. david nichols on December 4th, 2010 2:52 pm

    i personally like Hannah, she is really good for Booth. I also have dreaded the possiblilty that one day they will put Booth and Brennan together, because i would hate that romantic relationship. Hannah has created the biggest wedge yet, and i personally like Hannah(sorry for repeating myself) and her relationship with Booth and Brennan.

  118. Rosemarie Shea on December 4th, 2010 6:57 pm

    I reset that the writers thik that we would believe Booth could fall for someoe so fake ad un interesting when he has had feeligs for such a complicated character as Boes. The whole thig makes him look stupid!!

  119. Rosemarie Shea on December 4th, 2010 6:57 pm

    I reset that the writers thik that we would believe Booth could fall for someoe so fake ad un interesting when he has had feeligs for such a complicated character as Boes. The whole thig makes him look stupid!!

  120. Nan Mabra on December 5th, 2010 11:00 pm

    I dont hate Hannah she is a very likeable person but NOT NOT NOT for Booth. He belongs with Brennen and we ALL know that. U should get on with the show and get them back together, u shoould NEVER havd brought someone else in for Booth, she would have come around and in life for real if u reallllly love someone u dont fall in love with someone else in a few months. NOT real love rebound yes not real. so get on with loosing Hannah she needs to realize just by looking at them they r n love and she should advise them of this FACT and bow out gracefully maybe u can put that in the show. Good way to keep everyone friendly, then she can go on back to reporting other things needed to be done else where. I love Bones didnt at 1st actually the 1st 3 seasons then had to catch up and love love love it. And the cast all of them too.

  121. Southern Belle on December 9th, 2010 11:11 pm

    If Bones can plan the perfect murder, will she murder Hannah? Will Hannah be murdered at all? Or will Hannah commit a murder and Booth has to catch her? If so, Brennan will be a heroine for sure then.

  122. Becky Dew on December 10th, 2010 2:05 am

    Man, Booth was just cruel tonight when Brennan broke down. Know she hurt his feelings last year, but she wanted time . . . he sure hooked up fast enough. But for him to say that Hannah wasn’t a consolation prize that he really loved her and imply that he felt nothing for Brennan when she was crying (which she never has done) . . . man, that was cold.

  123. Bea on December 10th, 2010 2:12 am

    I’d like to see Brennan and Sweets get togher while Brennen and Booth are apart.

  124. Bea on December 10th, 2010 2:17 am

    I also miss Zack

  125. vince on December 10th, 2010 5:02 am

    In the beginning, I find Brennan and Booth relationship interesting. I see the looks, the innuendo and the teasing and jokes between them. I had hope that somewhere, sometime they would admit their feelings and do what is necessary to complete the circle. But if I recalled correctly, it was Brennan that turned Booth down when he admitted his feelings for her last season. And it was Brennan that turned him down. And now, when Booth returned home with a new woman, Brennan reacted negatively. I saw tonight’s episode where she finally admitted she “missed” the boat. Yes, she did. I was happy to see Booth turned around and denied his feelings for her. Booth has moved on with his life. That’s the right thing to do because in real life, a person’s life doesn’t move in a backward motion. I believed once a person made a decision; it can’t be reverse with a bat of an eye. I don’t believe life in general move like that. I hope they will keep Hannah and allow her and Booth to move forward. As for Brennan, I hope the writers will show her that she has learned her lesson that this is what life is about.

  126. eydie on December 10th, 2010 10:17 am

    did booth have a lobotomy while he was in afghanistan? because it seems like he’s forgotten everything that he felt for bones. you simply don’t get over someone that you were so in love with so easily. and for someone like hannah? she may not be playing a bimbo, but she looks like one and her voice is annoying. the least he could have done is find someone who doesn’t look like she needs to get to work at the strip club soon. i love the show, but i am tired of getting mad everytime i watch it. so, i have made a painful decision. it comes back in february of 2011 and i won’t be watching it. i figure two months will be withdrawal. if it gets renewed and if that woman is GONE, and if the show goes back to the way it was, maybe i’ll check it out next season.

  127. Louella on December 10th, 2010 4:32 pm

    When Bones was dating Sully, Booth reacted appropriately. You could feel his pain. I am assuming this last episode was a way for Brennan to show pain. However, I felt nothing. In fact, I have to agree with most of the comments…..the show has lost something. Keeping them at arm’s length with other quickie odd relationships was fun. It was all okay, because we all knew where the real love was. Now…..you wrecked it. Even if and when the relationship with Hannah ends, it can never be the same between Booth and Brennan. Whether she dies, runs off to do a story, whatever. He supposedly LOVES her, so he will need a long recovery time, then a fill-in, before he can even think about another serious relationship. You should have kept in the tension between the characters whenever they were around each other. Making them all friends is just mashed potatoes. Also, the show was most interesting when you had interesting cases and the Bones/Booth duo was the sideline. Now it seems all about the relationships. Fix it before you loose it. L

  128. Stephie on December 10th, 2010 5:03 pm

    I hope these comments are being read and taken into consideration by the writers, producers, etc.; everyone I know who watches Bones agrees with this general consensus that is written here, HANNAH SUCKS, as a character and an actress and a story line, Booth is losing his appeal, and Temperance is too clueless too often. It’s gotten to be more enjoyable watching the reruns from past seasons. Please give us some quality time and some quantity of time with B&B getting together, and then BEING together. Don’t do the “Nanny” (TV show of yore) thing, get married at the end of the final season. Let’s see how they work together in a domestic relationship, how they learn more about each other and trust each other and love each other. And no, we don’t want to be aggravated, and yes, you are going to lose fans and viewers, I already have friends asking “so what happened last night”, they don’t even bother to watch any more. On another note, Angela and Hodgins are adoreable!!!

  129. Alyssa on December 10th, 2010 6:50 pm

    Can I just say that you are amazing Stephie?? I couldn’t have said it better myself. Just watched the latest episode, and I’m at that point where Im not looking forward to the next episode b/c I know that the writers and producers are just going to screw me over with another heartbreakingly disappointing episode. If someone , yes you writers and producers, don’t take into consideration the opinions of the fans, then this show is going to be a total flop! I have been loyal to this show for six years but I will stop watching it if things don’t turn around soon. It’s ashame to think that this once alluring and romantic show has turned into a messy soap opera that no one wants to watch anymore.

    P.S. I have said in the past and still think that Hannah should really be a bad guy, using Booth (who is obviously confused right now), for some scheme, and should somehow make it so Bones’ is threatened. Maybe if her life is somehow seriously threatened Booth will open his eyes to what he is obviously denying. Hmmmm I wonder if both Hannah and Bones were in a situation where he had to save only one, who he would choose? But the way things are going with the writers, none of my perfect episode will happen:( o well…doomed for disappoint i guess.

  130. Lady Kay on December 10th, 2010 7:01 pm

    I think this last episode was phenomenal. It was very emotional and let us see Brennan’s realization of the repercussions of her logic-driven decision making and her choices to avoid pain in favor of minimal emotion. Her discussion with Booth regarding her feelings was not how fans would have wanted this long awaited relationship to begin. The presence of Hannah’s character has allowed for many great things to happen with this show and allow them to unfold in a complex and meaningful manner. Brennan needed a very large push to come to the realization that she truly wants to be with Booth. The confrontation scene from this last episode is the accumulation of many things that would not be possible without Hannah: all the glances that Brennan has given Hannah and Booth, all the times that she seems to fit into the room awkwardly so chooses to leave, the time she told Hannah what to get Booth and saw him thank her instead of her, and finally she needed to see someone else make the same mistake she did. This character development would have been much less meaningful without Hannah. In real life, there are many things that must happen in order to make you realize that you should have given that special person a chance, and competition with a friendly person who is something you are not (Hannah’s personable, somewhat bubbly, but still very strong-willed) often allows that realization to occur.

    Personally, I like the character of Hannah for all the reasons above, plus that we get to see some different character development than we could before. When the time is right, Booth and Brennan will get together, and their long journey to that relationship will make the victory all the sweeter. There is no reason to be concerned that they aren’t together already because this show has excellent ratings and will likely be around for several more seasons. I do agree that I would like to see about Angela and Hodgins and the rest of the Bones crew, but that time will come. Until then, hang in there, strap in and enjoy the ride. How fun would a show be if you got everything you wanted?

  131. Julie on December 10th, 2010 10:19 pm

    After reading I think Brennan and Booth will end up together because their relationship was strong in all the other and still is now and for Hannah i don’t think she and Booth will last long on this episode

    So go BOOTH and BRENNAN 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

  132. Rich Kirkman on December 11th, 2010 1:27 am

    Just finished watching the latest episode and must say that I understand what the writers are trying to convey to the viewers. I’ve read many of the comments from viewers who say that Brennan and Booth must get together or the show will fail. They just don’t “get it.” Once Brennan and Booth get together, it will be the end of the show. Also, I thought the show was supposed to be about Brennan. It’s supposed to be based on a real forensic scientist. That’s why it’s called “Bones” and not “Bones & Booth.” I’ve enjoyed every episode thus far and look forward to many more episodes. My only regret is that the show will eventually end. I just hope that it won’t happen for a long time to come.

  133. meanna on December 12th, 2010 6:05 pm

    We do not like the direction they are taking Bones. We watch for the chemistry between BB and that does not exist anymore. Acturally the show is not interesting anymore and if it does not change we will look for something else to watch….

  134. Larry on December 14th, 2010 3:12 pm

    I know it has to go that way, for the show, and yes Brennan and Booth are the driving forces of it, but I really hate that Hannah, Katheryn Winnick, is going to be taken out as Booth’s girlfriend. Contrary to what the majority of posters think, I really love Katheryn Winnick as an Actor and Hannah as the Character. I think Brennan was given ample opportunity in the past, by Booth, and she threw them back in his face, on more than one occasion. Like any relations like this, if one woman (Brennan) that is on the outside looking in, no matter how rational she is, she still has that primal urge to get her rival (Hannah) out of the way. And, again just like in real life, if she succeeds, it will only be a matter of time before she dumps Booth again. Just like most women out there today, she is totally fickle and only wants what she can’t have, but once she gets it, she no longer wants it. She just doesn’t want anyone else to have it.

    In my opinion, which counts for nothing, I think Brennan made her bed and I think she should have to suffer with her decision. Don’t get me wrong, I dearly love Brennan (Emily), but if I were Booth I would see the folly in trying to have a relationship with a personality as complicated as Brennan is. I would thank my lucky stars that Hannah came along in my darkest hour and pulled me back to life when I thought all was lost and gave me true love when I needed it the most. I know I’m going against the grain and this is only a show, but all I can say is,

    “Stick with Hannah, Booth. She is the best thing that has ever happened to you and Parker.”

  135. Cathy on December 16th, 2010 12:15 am

    Besides this stupid Hannah thing I’m getting really tired of them giving Brennan human feelings and understanding then making her logical over and over again. They have had many shows where her emotions start showing then its like someone flips the switch and feelings are gone and logic returns. Can’t go from one extreme to the other all the time and be believeable. I agree the spark is really going out and I know alot of people who are thinking of not watching the show anymore, me being one of them!

  136. L on December 16th, 2010 5:48 pm

    I say get Brennan into therapy (Micah?) or another boyfriend (helicopter pilot was cute) which would stir up jealousy in Booth since every time she gets a man interested in her, Booth bombs it for her. Let Hannah really see Booth’s jealousy of any man who shows sexual interest in Brennan. Let Hannah acknowledge & confront the baiting and belittling of Brennan by Booth & look for his motive. Get Brennan & Hannah on case not involving FBI or Booth. Get Booth away to help international crime-fighting and Bones & Hannah solve some crime without him. Get Hodgins abducted by Aliens (gormogons or black suits.) How about Brennan has complete break with reality & goes to asylum for rest while solving crimes against inmates. Brennan goes on sabbatical with Sully to Caribbean and gets involved in missing political prisoners. I would like to see her traveling the world solving crimes or revealing political murders. I love Sweets–let’s see more of him in crime fighting especially profiling. I loved the talking in Shakespeare language–delightful. Yes, I would love to see Zack return. And I love all the interns especially the Muslim–now he was really cute.

  137. kat on December 17th, 2010 12:04 am

    ok maybe i’m the crazy one here, but i LOVE the Hannah character! She’s not some two dimensional foil for Brennan to be jealous over. Hannah is every woman’s WORST nightmare for the “significant other” of the man they love – she’s not horrible, she’s someone you REALLY like and would really REALLY like to spend time with as a friend! the fact that Brennan really does like and respect her makes it more difficult for her to overcome her reservations to “fight” for Booth – she feels like she’s betraying someone for whom she has real respect. Good luck, Bones! you’ll have to be B-R-A-V-E to go for the man!!

  138. Maggie on December 17th, 2010 9:04 am

    I love Hannah a lot more than I do Brennan, especially where Booth is concerned. There doesn’t need to be romance between Booth and Brennan for the show to be great. Watching Brennan navigate her way through social and not necessarily romantic or sexual situations is very interesting. However, the writers show her growing in social skills and empathy and then she’s suddenly back to completely awkward, ‘smart dumb’, which isn’t working any longer. The character now sounds stilted blocky. Last week’s episode was great, it was the best episode of Brennan growing, and sometimes growing is very painful. It depended only on Brennan, through her eyes. Hannah’s on the right amount of time, Booth has a true love, she’s there, but not overly intrusive on the center theme of Booth and Brennan working together solving cases and being friends.

    The crunch is, Brennan and Booth are an investigative team. There are rules, real rules, about being involved with someone. It just doesn’t fly, they’d be split up working different cases. Not together.

  139. jennifer on December 17th, 2010 10:41 pm

    I have the perfect episode.. Brennan and Hannah are both in trouble.. but who does Booth go to save.. it should be the grave digger or someone of that level testing booth. One is really safe while the other is really in danger..
    though doing that to booth would break him if either girl suffered. Do you think Hannah senses the tension Booth and Brennan share? Do you think she will graciously exit when she realizes the connection they share?

  140. Sean on December 18th, 2010 12:19 am

    First, I enjoy Hannah as a character. I did find the sunglasses scene a bit strange, but she managed to come across less manipulative to me than the rest of you so I gave her the benefit of the doubt. In the episodes that followed, especially her talk with Parker, she really warmed to me.

    Also, just because it has been bugging me reading some of these comments, it was never Booth that was in love with Brennan for five years. Only after the coma did that happen, with hard scientific evidence as proof (the MRI). Remember the book that Brennan deleted? Remember the discussion a few seasons back about children during the Veteranarian murderer case? It was brennan who was in love with Booth but she couldn’t face it like all her other emotions.

  141. Yasmin on December 18th, 2010 12:48 am

    Okay, I think everyone is exxagerating with all of this. Yes, Hannah is an immature little craptoad; Yes, Booth is becoming a nasty, rude butt wipe; Yes, Brennan is being played up as a completely socially inept retard when she’s supposed to be a GENIUS but come on guys, this season is not that bad. I think that the last episode was really cute. I think that Booth was right to say that Hannah isn’t a consolation prize and such (Even though she obviously was). People are starting to forget that this show isn’t all about the BB relationship. IT’S ABOUT DEAD PEOPLE AND WHO KILLED EM’. So, a random blonde chick has shown up and taken Booth into a relationship based only on sex. Sit back, relax and wait for it to be over. And maaaaaaaybe pay attentionto the cases.

  142. Yasmin on December 18th, 2010 12:50 am

    Ohhh, almost forgot. The sunglasses scene was horrible. Really, the only scene I hated this entire season. Plays up even more a) Brennan’s socially ineptness and b) Hannah’s craptoadness.

    =D

  143. Danielle on December 18th, 2010 10:20 pm

    I think Hannah will go mysteriously missing due to her whole bad cop thing she is involved in and end up on Brennan’s examination table in the end.

  144. share on December 19th, 2010 3:41 am

    I am terrified of this “Valentine’s Day propsal aspect” in which one character will definitely get proposed to. You all KNOW as well as I do that Booth is going to propose to Hannah. We all know that so it’s not a surprise. We all KNOW that Booth and Hannah are not going to stay together. That’s already a given because the producers KNOW that they would lose to many faithful followers of the show who are into the romance aspect and not the gore aspect. What we DON’T KNOW, which has become clearly evident by reading through these comments and blog after blog, why the producers are doing this! I would have been more than happy to have Booth come back and Bones come back and then they still have some unresolved issues. Have the sniper come into play. Bring the Gravedigger back. Hell, bring Booth’s tumor back or Angie have her baby. Do something to ‘try’ their relationship. But we have all been down the ‘they date other people road’ before and this is just plain ridiculous. NO one is happy with this season and people are basically sticking around because they hope that Booth and Bones will actually get some solid angsty aspect to their relationship going. I understand that the majority of the show has been made up of this “they aren’t dating aspect” but obvisiously the fans are through. Unfortunately, I think the producers need to start looking around them and realizing that even if the fans “love” Hannah, obvisiously, they love Bones more. It’s just the way it is. So, I ask yet again, SEASON SIX HAS WHAT POINT???? because if there is one, I haven’t gotten it yet. Yeah interesting episodes but the storyline, completely fanished. B/B have taken more than two steps back: they are back at the beginning all over again. And if Booth wastes a perfectly good proposal on Hannah, I think I may just be that fan that tunes out FOREVER: and I am SURE that I would not be the only one. Hopefully things will start to make sense! To be honest: I am kind of glad that there are no more episodes until January. Maybe I can rewatch and try and figure out what in God’s green Earth they were thinking with this season!!! Peace out peeps and catch you on the swing in January.

    PS: I am in TOTAL agreement. I have no idea what in the world was up with the sunglasses thing. Maybe I’m just not “educated” enough to get the complicated idea behind it. Hindsight, it was a completely STUPID idea that should never have even made it past first round readings. Hell, they’ve been writing Bones episodes for over 6 years. It should never have been THOUGHT of.!!!!!

  145. Varina on December 22nd, 2010 8:26 pm

    I would like SN’s thoughts about these comments. These are the die hard viewers comments, those who care enough about the show to look it up on the internet and take the time to read his comments and post theirs. They are begging for resolution and the majority have several things in common, they like bones and booth, they are tired of hannah, they are upset with the change in their relationship, they are tired of being jerked around. This is a great show and can only get better with the great dynamic possible with booth and brennan. People are tired of being screwed with. Life right now sucks, do what entertainment is suppossed to do and give the people something to look forward to every week. But I understand the writers and SN have their creative integrity and the fans that have kept them going and allowed them the platform to share their vision, don’t mean a thing, and they will do what they want.

  146. veronica on December 24th, 2010 5:07 am

    i just went back and watched season 1 again. i suggest that the writers and producers do so as well. i love Bones, but it’s amazing to me just how poorly the show is written now – and how silly it’s become. not to mention the fact that Brennen wasn’t nearly as socially inept year one as she appears to be now. enough! it’s time to get back on track.

  147. lupe on December 28th, 2010 4:51 am

    lets get to the point, hannah is ok but if they dont get rid of her soon i am going to have a field day screaming and bashing my television. i personally dont think this season is bad and i get that they want to have a major set back in BB relationship so they can just spring it forward really quick but they are taking too long to do it and its going to bounce back in their faces if they dont do something fast. plus i dont believe hannah will propose to booth, she looked completely petrified when she thought he was proposing in like the 5th episode, so she clearly isnt ready for something like that. i loved the last episode mainly because seeing bones realize that she had to voice all that she was feeling was heart wrenching, especially seeing how booth reacted, and those who say booth suffered for 5 years he didnt, it was bones, she fell in love with him on their first case and he didnt realize how he felt until his coma, and yes booth said he was going to move on but how could he act like his feelings for bones had dissolved that fast? from my own experiences you dont get over someone you truly love that fast and you defiantly dont say you love someone more a few months later. i believe booth is still hurt and him dating and “feeling” these things for hannah is just a defense mechanism so that he doesnt have to face how much bones hurt him. and no one wants to see a bones where booth gets with hannah and the writers know that so they wont do it, and if that ever did happen bones wouldnt stick around, so it would ultimately end the show ( even if she is logical she is still a woman and now that she has voiced her feelings she wont be able to see that happen, and even though booth has become a bit of a rock him knowing for sure bones feelings, i dont think, could EVER do that to her, no matter what)

    PS i just thought, what if sweets or daisy get shot, i would cry over sweets, and i really hope its them getting engaged, again.

  148. Tiffany on December 29th, 2010 9:06 pm

    Booth’s charecter has been so off this season i’m almost convinced it’s not Booth at all, but some imposter posing as Booth.

  149. Katie on December 31st, 2010 1:43 am

    It breaks my heart to say this, but I really am considering tuning in to something else in January. When I came to this show it was in season 3. I lived under a rock and had never heard of the show until I stumbled upon it one day on TNT. I LOVED it. That weekend the other seasons were purchased and that’s all I did during me free time for the next week. It was amazing! The characters, all of them, worked so well together. And the growth that everyone experienced was so believable and enjoyable that it made all the juicy bits at the beginning worthwhile.

    Unfortunetly, this season has made all of that a colossal waste of time. I appreciate the fact that someone else had to come into the picture for Brennan to fully understand her feelings but the man she fell in love with isn’t there anymore. He is cold and so obviously rude and impatient with everybody, especially Brennan, that he’s not worth it. I get that he’s hurt, but that’s no reason to blow off everybody else. The Booth that I know and love would have been there for Angela and Hodgins’ annoucement, even if it meant delaying sex. He is no longer warm and charming.

    Comments have been made that this is a crime dramedy and it is in that we should focus on. But the crime story lines have been unsatisfying. They simply end without the same we gotcha flair. It’s not hard to follow the crime storyline but the connection to our humanity and that of the characters, just isn’t there.

    Hannah. Well… she’s pretty. I don’t really buy a love relationship between Booth and Hannah. And she just seems to be a way to fill space in the show. Her presence outside of the bedroom, however brief it may be, is just awkward. When Brennan said “Thank you for eavesdropping”, she really shouldn’t have had an opporitunity to say it. Why was she even there? Hannah had no real purpose in that scene. She was just there. She was very distracting in that last episode. “I looked it up on Bing!”., kudos to Bing for mega product placement but she shouldn’t have been in that episode. Her presence in no way helped Brennan to see the world right side up again.

    I can’t put Hannah down entirely though. I liked how she was concerned about interfering with Booth and his son. While his warmth has turned cold, we do know that Booth loves his son more than anything else in the world and to interfere with that love would have been terrible. I kind wish Parker had stuck to his guns and kept hating her. I like her as a minor character and absolutely not romantically attached to any major player.

    It would be nice to see more of the other characters we know and love. What’s going on with Cam? She didn’t go anywhere unlike everyone else. There must be something else going on in her life besides concerns about Fighting Hagfish. What about the doctor? Sure, how they met was very disturbing, but she needs to get some too! Or Angela and Hodgins. Have they decorated a nursery? Why is Angela not bigger? What does Daddy Z think of all of this?

    So much time was spent in developing these characters and in one season they’ve managed to alienate most of them and rob other of their endearing qualities. With every episode, I find it harder to look to hope to get me through. The magic needs to come back, and soon.

  150. Laura D on January 1st, 2011 9:14 am

    I love Hannah. She is an interesting person and I hope she isn’t killed off for nothing. The dialogue between Bones and Hannah is fun as it is so unpredictable. I like that Hannah is as empathetic as Booth is, just opposite of the logical impregnability of Bones. And speaking logically, Bones and Booth are not very compatible, a fact of which Bones is very well aware.

    I think the people who want to get rid of her have forgotten what makes a tv show worth watching. Growth of characters in a program so durable is essential to it continuing to please.

    Lastly, while I know this is probably heresy. I wish Andrew would return as Bones’ love interest. He was perfect!

  151. Etta on January 3rd, 2011 12:04 am

    Seriously? Guys, come on! Hannah is leaving! Who cares when, really? It’s going to happen. And can you all NOT see what’s obvious? This is just like when Big (in Sex and the City) got married to that other woman before he cheated on her with Carrie. Now obviously Booth would never cheat on anyone but he got into the relationship because it’s easy. It’s perfect. Hannah’s perfect. She’s not difficult, stubborn, argumentative or irrationally rational (lol). All of which Brennan is. Obviously, also, this isn’t about B&B not being compatible, it’s about Brennan pushing Booth away. He’s hurt and he’s trying to show her he’s moved on. Even before this season, in S5 after he asked her to give him a chance. When she (insensitively, in typical Bones style) told him about her date with Hacker, he immediately tells her he has a date too. And that she’s beautiful and smart and blah blah blah.

    And then he comes back, after leaving for Afghanistan because Brennan was even considering messing up the team (THAT SHE’D ASKED TO KEEP) to go to the Mulakikokowhatever (lol) islands. He comes back and the first thing he does is show her his shiny new girlfriend. It’s like look, Bones, isn’t she perfect? I’m in love! Yay! The way he says “serious as a heart attack,” the way he keeps shoving her picture in everyone’s face. I mean, come on! The man doth protest too much! Seriously! All his insisting makes him lose credibility with anyone with eyes. He’s defensive with Bones and Sweets and quite frankly, anyone who watched this season and didn’t get this should be slapped. The Bones team know how to make love look real. What reason except this one do they have to make him so defensive?

    Also, he’s not rude or mean to anyone (the people who say this should also be slapped lol). I’ve just watched all five seasons plus what’s out of season six and Booth has not changed. Maybe since you’ve watched it over time, you’ve romanticized his character into this paragon, but Booth is the same old Booth. He’s as nice to Brennan as he is to Hannah, his son, Sweets, etc. The only reason the writers had him not show up to H&A’s announcement was to show him trying to maintain his “loving” relationship. Brennan on the other hand has become socially stupid. Well actually she just looks stupid when she tries to leave her comfort zone of social interaction. So she really hasn’t changed, just tried to do different things with limited success.

    In short (haha), Booth is protecting himself (as the intelligent person above stated) and it’s going to take a while for him to open up again. Of course, Brennan deserves to suffer a little. I felt a perverse pleasure watching her realize what she had pushed away. It’s no good making someone jealous if she doesn’t realize she’s jealous. Now she does, so yay! 🙂 I wonder how that will change her relationship with Hannah and what Booth will do and trust me, Bones is going to have their usual 9 million+ US fans tuning in Jan 20 to find out all these things. (Something I can’t say for True Blood which is turning into a gigantic pile of crap). Think about it. 150+ comments vs 9 million viewers…y’all need to take a chill pill and enjoy the ride. It’ll hurt a little, but I want to see it through.

    Finally (lmao), the show won’t end with them getting together (look at House – talk about crazy, socially maladjusted individual, finding love with kind of normal woman. House and Cuddy are two of the most dangerous characters to put together but the writers did it. And House is NOT going anywhere) so stop being childish and afraid of change.
    Okay, not quite finally. This is it: I don’t want to see them fight. I’ve seen it (100th episode) and it was NOT pretty. It wouldn’t be intimate, it would hurt too much and they’re both kind of raw…And the sunglasses were just sunglasses, this guy brought it up in the interview and now it’s a big deal. So not! Brennan could buy 50 million sunglasses (she’s loaded) and this woman makes her give up one because she wants to be friends. So what? Seriously…the end. ^_^

  152. Etta on January 3rd, 2011 12:07 am

    Something else…what is up with Booth’s hair? It’s different and I don’t like it! Lol, see this is a situation when it’s okay to be childish and dislike change. 🙂

  153. Debbie N on January 3rd, 2011 8:03 pm

    I absolutely love Bones! I’ve seen all the reruns over and over again and still look forward to seeing this show. I love the whole cast. I really loved Zach and miss him. Could live without the yakky ex-girlfriend of the pysch doc. But, oh well. If they ever cancel this show I’ll die!!

  154. anncsi on January 4th, 2011 7:01 pm

    booth and brennan ♥ ♥ ♥
    hi peaple:) i’m from hungary. i love this show very much!!!!(Y) 😀

  155. carl on January 4th, 2011 8:02 pm

    only reasons bones will be friends with hannah is to get some of the half truths clear up.

  156. Jen on January 9th, 2011 5:50 am

    Bones is still a Booth and Brennan centric show? Brennan and Hannah are friends? I think SN and HH have their heads in the sand. They are completely clueless to how they have ruined the show for so many fans. (The ratings have dropped in a big way.) I’ve stopped watching the show. The only way I would come back, and that’s a big “if”, is when Hannah is out of Booth’s bed and life and he has become the nice Booth we all fell in love with. I don’t even care anymore if B&B get together, I just want the show to get back to normal. I want funny scenes. I want real characters. The Bones substitute, a.k.a. The Booth and Hannah Show, is a sorry excuse.

  157. W.S. on January 9th, 2011 9:26 pm

    I guess they have to spin this stuff like it is interesting to justify their jobs . The truth is it has wrecked the relationship between Booth and Bones to such an extent I just don’t care anymore about it and that has ruined the show for me .Im watching it now just for the story line aside from what little crums betwen then there is so it is just like all the rest of the cop shows to me now . We all know we are being led arround by the nose just waiting for Hannah to be killed off or be a bad character who has hidden secrets or make Booth a bad guy , evil sniper blah blah so Bones rescues him but at this point I am not sure I can take being played, for what, a big cliff hanger or another entire season season ? Oh Boy what a mess this has become .

  158. Trista on January 12th, 2011 12:24 am

    Although the actress is good,I do not like Hannah! But I agree to let bones feels the pain of losing Booth. And, I want Zack back……

  159. Anne Schuch on January 17th, 2011 5:49 pm

    Hart and Nathan have created a mess with the new storyline. The dynamics of the show is the relationship between Bones and Booth. The looks, the hugs are downright delightful and tell it all. The chemistry is awesome! Over the years we the fans have eagerly looked forward to each show. But now with this storyline I am glad I have fast forward so I can tune out anything with or about Hannah. Come on now–Booth and Hannah plain blah! Booth, Bones and Hannah yuck! and Bones and Hannah yuckier.
    I am so tired of the psycho-b abble spewing from Hart and Nathan. They need to watch the show they created. from the beginning and get over the Moonlighters Curse-it is not even relevant. They might also watch The Closer and see how well a romance can enhance the show. Have noticed little media coverage lately-should give them pause!
    If they are experiencing writers bloc they can get in touch with me and I will be happy to share more thoughts. I’m 74 yrs old and have picked many winners. Bones is high on the list-don’t rock the boat.
    GET RID OF HANNAH!
    Give us back Bones and Booth!!!
    anniebanannie

  160. Monika on January 20th, 2011 2:16 am

    Well, to be honest, I don´t think fans can be objective about this topic at all. I just recently came back to watching the show and I watched whole season 5 and all the episodes from season 6 in 3-4 days and I have to say that though I absolutely reject this barbie so-called jounalist persona, I have to admit that bringing someone serious to Booth´s life was genious. First of all, I don´t think that Booth-Brennan relationship is suffering, on the contrary, Brennan is finally realising that she is a human, too and she has feelings for him. I am not happy that she has to suffer on the way but that is what makes it so real. It is very rare (and a bit of American romantic comedy cliché) to assume that people are gonna magically switch some button and feel the same way at once. I appreciate the effort of the screenwriters and though I also don´t understand what the hell is Booth doing and why he had to bring his war-zone skank to his life I have to admit that this is possibly one of the best seasons. You people should enjoy the details, Angela and Hodgins are finally together after all this time. And to the creators – don´t you DARE to kill either of them off or I´ll come after you!!!
    Cheers 🙂

  161. Kitnjeans on January 20th, 2011 11:30 pm

    Well, I just watched the Body in the Bag episode and all I can say is, that’s it for me. Adios. I don’t watch television to see differently abled persons like Brennan lose yet again when it comes to love. I don’t care if they give her a new love. I don’t care if Booth opens up about his own struggle with pain. I just don’t care anymore. Brennan’s differences were even brought up in this episode when Booth listened to her discuss some totem of sorts with great detachment and agreeing with who ever said I don’t want to deal with this. Expletive deleted, Booth. Just another regular guy, choosing a regular gal over the odd ball genius. I hate this show.

  162. jstakgrl on January 28th, 2011 2:04 pm

    Why not give Brennen a love interest? Let her life get on w/o Booth for a while, she hasn’t dated in a while

  163. BaBFan on February 2nd, 2011 12:25 pm

    waiting for season 7 and hoping there will not be any Hannnah!!! NO DATE FOR HER LEAVING? so people lets no watching this season!!! i loved this show, but now..? nobody like it, so….she must know someone who keeps her on show…it will be long waiting but i am gonna wait for next season,becouse it seems to take some time to take her away…what you think??

  164. BaBFan on February 2nd, 2011 12:57 pm

    the leading team must be on drugs … or they dont have any connection to people to see how much people are leaving the show??? i am watching what is episode about … i will be watching the show again at the moment i ll see that there is no hannah … brennan?? :DD what they did to her?? she was best friend to Angela,who knew 5y and now? now her BF is Hannah? why? becouse she is dating to booth? becouse she knows her for few months? becouse they had spend a little time together? :DD it is sci-fi now? they are totally diffrent people, she has stolen booth from her,….that s what makes people BF? :DDD they are on drugssss :DD

  165. moomoo on February 5th, 2011 1:57 pm

    I think booth and brennan are going to get together in season six. Booth will end up choseing brennan over hannah. But nothing ever happens that easy on T.V. Brennan is going to find another man before booth has a chance and I think that man will be sully who returns for brennan.

  166. olivia on March 16th, 2011 3:43 pm

    I really LOVE Bones, I used to watch recaps every day, but since the final episode of the 4th season, the show has been plumeting. They changed Booth and Brennan’s character so much, I almost don’t even recognize them. And what about the squints? For me, they were almost as important as B&B, but since Hannah, I rarely get to see them, and I’d rather hear Cam making jokes than Hannah and Booth sucking face. And there used to be such a chemistry between B&B, where’s that now? That was what brought the show forward! I won’t waste my time watching this for god know how many seasons if they plan on getting them together in the last 2 episodes, and that’s it. All we’ve seen from them is a kiss, and a bed scene which was a dream, and was lacked the chemistry boom I was expecting from it. If the writers don’t do something and very fast, they will lose all the loyal fans that been following this show since the beginning.

  167. Katie on June 10th, 2011 4:49 am

    Hannah is too big of a B**** to marry such a big plush sweetly lovable Booth!

  168. Imane Assi on May 28th, 2012 11:33 am

    I so wanted Brennan to kick Booth to the curb and finally move on for Good.
    I mean, he gives it one shot and gives up.
    He proposes to Hannah less than a year after he claimed his love for Brennan would last 30-40-50 years .
    Plays victim claiming that “women don’t want what he’s offering”…Really Booth? I pretty well remember Brennan offering you everything you wanted in that car,in THE DOCTOR IN THE PHOTO and you shot her down and rejected her.So stop playing victim.You knew Brennan wasn’t ready yet you went for it.You knew Hannah would say no yet you went for it.So stop playing victim.

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