BONES: Stephen Nathan Teases Fallout From Booth and Brennan’s Baby Cliffhanger and Season 7

May 20, 2011 by  

Did everyone watch the BONES season finale “The Change in the Game”?

It seems fair to say Brennan’s announcement at the end of the hour that she was pregnant — and, oh yeah, Booth is the baby daddy — will change the show significantly.

So what comes next for our dynamic duo?

BONES executive producer Stephen Nathan was kind enough to get on the phone with me to discuss what may be happening with Booth and Brennan in season seven now that they’re parents-to-be…

Congratulations on having a happy, controversial season finale! You did what you said you would!
Stephen Nathan: Yes, of course! I never lie!

That will make this interview nice and painless. So can we safely say 100% that Booth and Brennan had sex and that is how this baby was conceived?
SN: [Joking] Oh God no, this is a dream sequence. We’re going into a whole science fiction thing. She was impregnated by the smoke monster [from LOST] and it’s going to be a very bizarre baby.

This honesty thing is going spectacularly so far.
SN: [Laughs] Yes, it’s no dream, it’s no alternate reality, this actually happened.

And it was by them having sex and not by artificial insemination?
SN: No, this is…what you see is what you get.

So then should fans assume that the first time they slept together was in “The Hole in the Heart”?
SN: That’s what I’m assuming.

I’d assume you’d know…
SN: Well, I’m just saying that’s what I’m assuming. Somebody asked me last night what happened and I can only tell you my opinion about what happened between the two of them, from what I saw of them as well. I think all the viewers should be making up their own minds on exactly what the history was.

Which brings up an important question: how much of their relationship have we missed? Have they been a couple since they slept together?
SN: I don’t think we’ve missed anything, really. I think we saw Brennan go to Booth in that penultimate episode and obviously something happened and she became pregnant. I’m not exactly sure how that works, I’ve got to ask my dad. [Laughs]

Good luck with that conversation. How would Booth and Brennan define their relationship right now, aside from being parents?
SN: Booth and Brennan have always had a relationship for six years. They’ve spent more time with each other than anybody else. And that becomes the primary relationship. Whatever it’s called, whatever the outside world says it is, that has become…they’re the closest to each other as they are to anybody else. And that’s now codified because of this baby. So the two of them have to figure out a way with all of their differences — without compromising their characters, keeping the same characteristics they’ve always had — how do they now form a life together around this upcoming baby?

And they are committed to forming a life together versus forming a life as co-parents?
SN: They are at this point committed — because they are both good and decent people — to forming a life around this baby. How that manifests itself in terms of them being a couple is something that will be explored in season seven. I mean, you have Brennan who is not the marrying kind and Booth who is the marrying kind. That creates conflict. We don’t want to lose any of the conflict that the two of them have. We don’t want them all lovey-dovey and sharing dessert or things like that. We still want the same conflicts and things that exist all the time.

So even though they’ve slept together, there still is the aspect of the will-they-won’t-they relationship because we don’t know if they’ll be in a relationship together?
SN: They definitely have a relationship together. What that is, what people say it is, how others define that relationship, that’s up to each individual viewer and up to how they view the show next season and how the show evolves next season. And that relationship will definitely evolve next season.

Right. Are we going to see how this plays out for Booth given that this is now the second relationship where he’s gotten a woman pregnant who doesn’t want to marry him?
SN: Absolutely, we’ll see how this plays out for both of them.

And will that specific issue be addressed for Booth?
SN: Yeah, I imagine it will. We haven’t gotten incredibly specific about all the episodes of next season, but we know where we’re going. We know where the trajectory is.

I know BONES creator Hart Hanson has said he pitched 8 ideas to the network and studio for next season. Does this mean you guys have landed on one?
SN: That was totally different. Those options were how we would be handling things — juggling two shows [BONES and THE FINDER], Emily [Deschanel (Brennan)]’s pregnancy. None of that had anything to do with how BONES unfolds as a story. That was more political. [Joking] Because Hart’s also running Obama’s reelection campaign. So he gets all that stuff mixed up.

Clearly if he’s doing all that, he doesn’t have time to sleep.
SN: [Joking] He runs all of the Canadian political campaigns as well as the America [ones]…dual citizenship is a lot of responsibility. And running two shows now? He’s a remarkable human being.

Speaking of Canada, were you guys disappointed that some fans found out about the pregnancy twist before it aired here because the Canadians got the finale a day early?
SN: Not really. I know that that’s the case online, that a lot of fans found out before, but we have essentially in America, between 10 and 11 million people watch this show. I’ll bet you, tops, 25,000 people out of all of that — and I’m being generous — found out about the end. I think most people were helping their kids with their homework, making dinner and not checking the internet for it. I really don’t think that’s the case. And as I wrote on Twitter just to try and placate people, each country gets their own ending anyway, so it’s different for everyone.

Yeah, I had a friend contact me for reassurance to make sure you were actually kidding with that tweet.
SN: Everybody was going crazy [over that tweet]. “That’s not true! How DARE you say that! He’s lying again like he always lies!” Apparently I’m a horrendous human being. I’m a liar. It is my mission to a lot of these people to make their lives miserable [as far as they are concerned]. And I’m a very lovely man. And I just want everyone to be happy. If I could share my cake with them, I would.

Fair enough. Earlier in the season, Booth and Brennan wrote down the dates they felt they’d be ready for a relationship and burned the papers. Has that date passed or is that issue a moot point now?
SN: Well, I think events have occurred that might make that paper unimportant.

That’s what I figured, but good to have confirmation. Are we going to be jumping forward in time significantly next season given how far along Emily is in her pregnancy?
SN: There are a few months between the end of this season and the beginning of next season. Emily being pregnant, she’s probably going to be showing a little bit more than she is now. There’s a realistic time jump and we’re still working out how we’re going to deal with that.

Given the leap forward, does that mean we won’t see the rest of Booth’s reaction to the pregnancy news or how Angela, Sweets, etc. react when they find out?
SN: Everybody’s going to know. When we come back, people will know [about the pregnancy]. People will know.

I know a lot of people are saying we should have seen this [conception] happen. I’m thinking if you really want to see that happen, there are many, many websites that you can go to that your parents disapprove of, where you can watch and see how that happens. I don’t think it’s really necessary. We know.

Was there any concern that people have invested six seasons in this relationship and this couple, but this very important detail of their relationship was kept hidden from the audience until she said she was pregnant in the season finale?
SN: No. No concern at all. We didn’t care. We didn’t feel it was necessary and we still don’t feel it was necessary. The most important thing happened — you saw in the penultimate episode, Booth and Brennan, as loving a moment between two people as you could possibly see. And the next episode, you saw the result of that moment. And if people want more than that, honestly, you need to go find a [makes cliche porn soundtrack noise and laughs].

It’s a shame that audio can’t be placed in the post because that noise you just made was hilarious. Before I let you go, since we just saw Hodgins and Angela dealing with a pregnancy, will we have a full season of Brennan’s pregnancy and will it be an easier pregnancy, heath-wise, than what we saw this season?
SN: It is not our intent at this point to recreate the Hodgins and Angela pregnancy. That was their pregnancy, this is going to be Booth and Brennan’s pregnancy, totally unique.

And when the baby is being born is also not going to be done in the same way. We have a plan for that and I will divulge that plan on the television machine.

Are you excited Booth and Brennan are going to be parents?

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133 Responses to “BONES: Stephen Nathan Teases Fallout From Booth and Brennan’s Baby Cliffhanger and Season 7”

  1. ann on May 23rd, 2011 4:02 pm

    you have made too many disgusted by bones being pregnant.

  2. Julie on May 23rd, 2011 7:33 pm

    Clearly some viewers didn’t notice that in the penultimate episode, when Angela was having false labor, it was 4 weeks BEFORE her due date, and in the last episode she gave birth 3 days AFTER her due date, so if you can count that’s almost 5 weeks in between episodes. So Bones would have been 5 weeks pregnants, and since women usually conceive about 2 weeks into their cycle she would be at least 2 weeks late on her period.

  3. CJ on May 23rd, 2011 8:53 pm

    Out of curiosity- how many episodes will there be in Season 7? When will Bones premiere? There will be 13 Finder episodes- is there enough time for a “full season” of Bones?

  4. sunny on May 23rd, 2011 9:23 pm

    @Julie–“Clearly some viewers didn’t notice that in the penultimate episode, when Angela was having false labor, it was 4 weeks BEFORE her due date,…So Bones would have been 5 weeks pregnants, and since women usually conceive about 2 weeks into their cycle she would be at least 2 weeks late on her period.”

    Clearly, you are quite wrong and didn’t notice that Angela was having false labor in *Signs in the Silence*, the ep BEFORE the penultimate. In SiTS she specifically stated she was 8 months along. If she was 2 days past her due date in The Change in the Game, then one month total has passed since SiTS. Considering a pregnancy is only 9 months we are FORCED to assume that two weeks have passed since the penultimate. that means Brennan is two weeks pregnant. IOW, she hadn’t even missed a period yet when she told Booth.

  5. anjelik on May 23rd, 2011 9:50 pm

    Julie, you my dear are a smart smart cookie. Wow okay that made the whole prego thing A LOT more believable. Thanks for noticing something I never would’ve 😀

  6. perseus' love chile on May 23rd, 2011 11:59 pm

    I think everybody’s said what i feel, but here’s it in point form:
    – this season sucked really hard until the last few episodes… the sniper battle was epic & beautifully done but where was that skill, timing, pace in the 20 episodes before that???
    – i still don’t believe they slept together.. i wish i could, but i bet it was the sperm bank that done the deed, after all Booth donated last year didn’t he?
    – How could she sure she is pregnant a week later anyway? Is there some passage of time thing happening that i can’t catch on to? i mean wasn’t Angela about to pop last week too?
    – i don’t go for the porn either & those scenes with Hannah seems gratuitous to me, but as everybody has said where is any love at all? I see they are much more relaxed with each other but to my mind the lack of certainty is just a safety for the producers, they can pull back & say it never happened now if they want! Damn.
    – I cannot possibly imagine that two professional actors would be feeling squeamish about doing a love scene just cos one’s pregnant in real life. And they can easily hide a belly if they want. That reasoning holds no water far as i’m concerned.

    In conclusion: all i take away from it is that the people running it are hedging their bets way past the finish line. They STILL may never get together. FFS its very frustrating. How they can take what could be a great show & pummel it into idiocy is getting me down.

    Or it would if Mentalist hadn’t smashed me in the face with their last episode. And Castle was pretty damn serious too.

    Thank goodness there’s other stuff out there for me.

  7. Magsafe's love chile on May 24th, 2011 2:34 am

    P.s. The Finder was cliche ridden irritating drivel. If they replace Bones episodes with Finder episodes then i’m coming to america to find the people responsible & i’m gonna f*** them up. That is all. They will lose viewers so fast their heads will spin, anyway.

  8. Alanaaa on May 24th, 2011 7:44 am

    What a great way to insult your 6 year long loyal fans but to suggest that we were all for a porno scene. That was the worst couple on television to ever get together. And I don’t mean the characters just the way the writers went about it. It was the most boring, non dramatic, and least romantic get together in television history. Are other fans seriously ok with how this went about, or are you all just blinded by your love for the show so you are convincing yourselves that this was the perfect and only way they could have ever got together. I personally don’t buy into it that alot of you are ok with this happening. I’ve been in love with this show since it started but after the last 2 episodes that may I point out were probably the most crucial episodes involving B&B relationship, I’m not certain I can watch this show go down in flames in season 7. Because if the last 2 episodes are any indication of what’s to come between B&B then all we will be watching next season is a relationship with no tension, no passion, no fire, just a completely disconnected relationship between B&B. Which btw is the complete opposite to the kind of relationship between B&B in seasons 1-5. Please give us a miracle bones, don’t throw this amazing show to the trash, because it’s worth so much more than that.

  9. Sarah on May 24th, 2011 9:49 am

    I am sad… just sad… I’ve been re-watching S1, 2 and 3 in dvd these past weeks and i still can’t believe what they did to this amazing show :(

    6 seasons of character development, where Brennan was supposed to discover the real meaning of life right before our eyes, where Booth was supposed to eventually show her the difference between true love and crappy relationships… and what do we get ?? A one-night stand ?? Comfort sex and Shazaaaam, she’s pregnant, end of the game ??! How sad is that !!!!

    I know that the writers are probably just desperately trying to find a way to deal with Deschanel’s pregnancy but this is just so lame… No love, no emotions, Booth is not even sure he’s the father until she says so !!
    What happened to the man who used to dig her out of sand with his bare hands, crawl out of hospital bed, half dead, to rescue her from a psycho ? What happened to the strong, independant woman who stared at him, mesmerized, when he told her about breaking the laws of physics ??? What happened to this show ??????

    And please, mister SN, stop saying we need to watch porn after forcing us to endure Booth/Hannah and Brennan/Sully bed scenes… It’s just insulting !

    The saddest thing, in my opinion, is that Deschanel and Boreanaz are still there, just waiting for a good script. On the very few occasions they got this season, they were amazing… But what can they do with such poor writing ?? :(

    — A sad french fan who used to count the days before french airings, and eagerly read forums for teasers and spoilers… but who won’t anymore…

  10. Kikacr on May 24th, 2011 4:39 pm

    Oh you are SO WRONG SN, we don’t want some porn scene, we want a LOVE scene, I waited 6 years for this season finale?? Absolutely NO, we had a complex character as Brennan, who is changing a lot, who doesn’t know the difference between make love and crappy sex, who has never been IN LOVE, and you lost the opportunity to give us a real love scene when she finally let someone (Booth) get close to her…I don’t need porn, I need to watch Brennan being IN LOVE with Booth, I want to watch the morning after, they sharing a gentle kiss or just saying I LOVE YOU.
    I just think they are wasting a really good story…how could you sacrifice a good emotional scene, and a good opportunity for the actors to shine, showing emotions, the same kind of emotions we waited 6 years to watch!! I can not belive they did that…oh, no, wait a minute, we are talking about Bones…then, yes, sadly, the writers did it again…they just ruined a good story AGAIN.
    And don’t get me wrong, I love the idea of Brennan having Booth’s baby, what I hate with all my heart is the crappy way the writers get the character in that situation…they said they are doing this in an original way or just to be loyal to the unique characters, well I disagree, I mean, Booth and Brennan had sex, and we had a season finale without a single private conversation, with a simple gesture between them, I mean they were acting weird, even distant, I can’t imagine them having an intimate moment without having a heart to heart conversation. It was a huge step for them…and we get NOTHING…I really demand a flashback, and explanation, why Brennan had this need to confirm that he was the father?? Why? It was because they just had a one night stand…urgh!
    I just say they did it again, they just did it again I am not sure if I like the route they are taking…I really love Bones, but I want a good script, something to make this amazing characters shine…
    I feel cheated, but that’s not new, with this writers that’s my overall mood with this show…

  11. Redrum on May 24th, 2011 8:22 pm

    Well it was a stumbling, point-missing end to a crap season. With just about every episode this season they managed to step in dogsh*t, really. In a way it says something that the actors are still there. They are waiting for a decent script & in the meantime they’ll use these ones. They try their best. They’re hoping, like we are. I guess they have mortgages like the rest of us, too.

    Ah, i dunno. I should google to find out if the writers were the same for this season as for the last 5 good seasons, or find the reason, some writers strike, or some natural disaster, or someones personal issues, or whatever, but it won’t help will it. Its done. Do i care? Not much anymore. The people producing this show don’t seem to care whether or not we care, either..

  12. Jules on May 25th, 2011 12:11 am

    This guy sounds like such a jerk. He has no respect for the fans at all. And the handling of B&B’s getting together (if they even did…) was pathetic. The laziest writing I’ve ever seen on a show. It’s like they weren’t sure of the best way to handle it, so they just didn’t bother. So completely LAZY!! Everything this guy is saying about not needing to see B&B get together, or that the fans should go watch internet porn, is disingenuous and insulting. He’s so full of it. And really, we still don’t actually know what happened! We never saw them so much as kiss, so how do we know they slept together? Brennan supposedly told Angela, but did she? We don’t have any idea what was actually said. And Brennan is now pregnant, and it’s Booth’s child. But that doesn’t mean they slept together. She may have been inseminated with his sperm, which would be another huge conversation and development that the fans were completely left out of. I think the writers/producers/whoever were really inconsiderate of the fans, and even the actors should be mad about the way this is being handled. I’m not excited for the next season, because I feel like they’re just going to try to continue feeding us a bunch of BS. I can do without it.

  13. Nopornpleasewe'rebones on May 25th, 2011 12:25 am

    This season reeks of contempt for the viewers. Thats my conclusion.
    Not from the actors, they did their jobs as well as they could with those scripts.
    Its contempt from the people who made decisions higher up, like:
    whoever decided to replace 80% of an episode with a pilot for smething so dire as the Finder… Unforgivable.
    whoever ticked off the rubbish scripts that made the characters we knew so well appear senseless and out of character… I dont understand why – did good writers cost more?
    And at the end when we didn’t get any sense of lovingness out of them even though they appear to be a couple now? Not porn, just some sense of some change in the relationship would have been enough… Its contempt.. They know the fans want this so they refuse to give it to us as some kind of arrogant in joke. They had their contracts renewed probably before the season even started & this season was so second rate its just pathetic.

  14. Sarah on May 25th, 2011 4:44 am

    Something also crossed my mind regarding ED’s real-life pregnancy… If i were an actress, lucky enough to land a job as a leading character in a show like Bones, i wouldn’t have a baby right in the middle of such a fantastic adventure ! Knowing what it will mean for my character : no more running around, kick-boxing, sword-fighting and so on, which were important parts of Brennan’s identity…

    After all, ED is young and she just got married, she could have waited a couple more years. I really think that if she had known she had scripts like the ones from earlier seasons waiting for her, she would have wanted to be fully able to use and enjoy them !! Which makes me think that she knew, months ago, that the writing was going downhill and that it wasn’t worth putting her private life on the back burner anymore…

    That’s just a feeling i’ve got, it’s not very useful and it sure as hell doesn’t explain WHY the writing got so bad, but i just wanted to know if it had crossed anyone else’s mind…

  15. s on May 25th, 2011 5:04 am

    three more things:

    1. Is it wise to believe every word that is said by producers like HH & SN? For example these same people said last year that the way they would handle the S6 would be satisfactory to the viewers, but did it turn out to be that way? No, I do not mean the last few scenes, but the whole season. Is it correct to say it will be/was a good season, when only the outcome is what people liked, and the journey towards it (with a few exceptions)…not so much? Now these same people are telling about what the next season, S7, will be like, and people are taking their word as pure gold again? You cannot assume it’s going to actually be good or bad until you’ve seen it yourself, so it amazes me how much faith people put in other peoples words, and how little of importance do the actions (how the final product looks onscreen) seem to mean.

    2. I would like to hear HH’s responce to this question – HH has said in an earlier interview, that he has always know when in the characters lives would BB get together. Does that mean that he had always plnned it to be like this – BB meeting and being attracted to eachother, but not acknowledging that they are in love, and then trying to find a connection to another human being, but looking in the wrong places and trying over and over again to find ‘love/happiness’, but failing, and then realizing that the person they are meant to spend the rest of their lives with is right there, but since real love can only be appreciated after you break their heart and they break your heart, and you feel the pain and then a separation added makes their heart grow fonder of eachother, and then suddenly they are not dancing around each other anymore, and get together without ever discussing what has been going on (the writers make it sound like they did not discuss anything off screen either). Bam! just like that. Because they had felt the pain, and learned their lessons after the mistakes, and just decided that it’s not worth to protect their hearts like that? And a close violent death be the thing that sends out shockwaves and life just happening, because you know they have been a couple all along, and it’s the next logical step?

    In short I’m asking if he always meant them to get together just the way he had written in the ‘speeches’ his characters have been telling all these years? And that a pregnancy FORCES them to try to make things work between them? That a baby will be the catalyst that will make them deal with things they have been avoiding?

    Do the writers believe that there really cannot be any possibility of real joy (and happiness) without pain? And I don’t mean just in the litarary sense, but in reality, too.

    3. Will the show remain the same in the sense that unanswered questions from previous seasons will remain forgotten, and they move on with their story? Like the Afghanistan/Maluku/Paris/interns/Cam/Sweets going their separates ways to find each separately what it means to be human, and then come back together and never mention it really. And the Hannah, and how she was not the second best thing? And how Brennan knew ever since Maluku, and what she wrote in her latest book? And what about Parker, and Booth once again doing the same thing over and over again, being the guy who tries to do the right thing, and everything else. Will these things forever remain unanswered? Are the viewers to assume that what goes on between the characters is just theirs, and they have discussed it, because they are partners, and they discuss things before making a decision.

    What has happened to the characters who wanted things between them to work, and were worried when they were not working at their full symbiotic potential, and who (in a dream dreamed) that they discuss things with each other before making a decision, because they are a team, and to all the other things that they were? How did they suddenly became two people in their thirties raising a family togther? And that event FORCING them to deal with what’s left unsaid and undone? IF that will ever be addressed. 😉

    I’m confused at this – are they trying to write characters that are copied from real life and do things as people in real life do OR are they just using the literary tricks to tell a story through the characters. Because it feels like they are going back and forth, and trying to do both. For me it hasn’t worked. Nothing these characters have done or experienced ever since S5 began (talking about BB right now) has felt ‘honest’ and coming from their character. It has sadly felt like they are going through all this, and doing all this (the emotional scenes from 5×16, 5×21, 6×09, 6×22…) have felt like the words and actions are there only for the plot, not because of the fictional human beings. << if that made any sense to anyone

    *I'm adding this because I've read that if you're not posting anything close to praise, it upsets some people: this isn't to stir the pot, or to upset anyone, this is just a viewer trying to find answers to questions that will forever remain unanswered. Or answered in this viewers head, but never been confirmed on screen.*

  16. Nopornpleasewe'rebones on May 25th, 2011 8:11 am

    Sarah… ED is smart enough to know you don’t put your real life on hold for a tv show… Any tv show… Its just work.. And its just tv. Ah, so if only i could work that out too! LOL.

  17. Mary T on May 25th, 2011 10:37 am

    I believe that season 7 will be the last for Bones. My reasons are one the
    quality of the writing has been poor. The actors have other projects such
    as movies etc. They do not need the money.
    Also, after 7 years the show is just getting old and boring with all
    the office romances.

    The producer HH appears to be invested in The Finder….. instead of
    just having the Best Of Bones while the set is shut down for Deschanels
    maternity leave. He will have The Finder on in its place hoping to
    develop a following.
    So if Bones ends next year….. he has a shown (The Finder)) ready to
    fill the void.
    For myself I disliked The Finder episode despite all the hype about it.
    So, by having Brennan and Booth as parents… Bones is winding down.

  18. Penny on May 25th, 2011 6:50 pm

    I’ll keep tuning in to Bones, i guess, but this year was pretty disjointed, the characters fell into holes that made no sense, and its no longer my favorite show like it once was.

    The Finder was not something i will be watching, and i really hope it doesn’t replace Bones. It was very cliched & not likeable. Too cutesy. The actors were just playing it for cuteness & there was no truth or fire in it whatsoever. I guess i need some darkness in my characters. None of those actors or characters had any depth at all.

  19. ann on May 25th, 2011 7:33 pm

    she made missed 3 months/it usually take 6 weeks,marisa do you feel this could of been handle in a better way?you do know mad fans don’t watch a tv show,but hart hanson is wasting his time with the finder,after the way he has hurt bones.

  20. Kris A on May 27th, 2011 10:59 am

    I’ve had several days to stew about the last 2 eps. I’ve read a bunch of opinions and comments. Some of them were pretty good. Some were down right mean but I guess I’ve finally come to my own “intuitive leap”

    I think they spent the night together not out of grief for Vincent, which did bring them together, but because they realized that it could have been either one of them that died. They’ve been avoiding it for six years and neither one wanted any “regrets” because tomorrow may never come. The stars finally lined up and the rest is history.

    My only gripe is and why I’m dissappointed is because it should have been “AAAHHH finally” instead of “WTF” just happened. HH & co seem to think (or don’t care) that we can differentiate between gratuitous sex scenes and just a tender loving moment that would have made all things right in the universe.

    It is what it is, I’m a fan, love the show & characters and we’ll see what happens next.

  21. Beverly on May 29th, 2011 1:32 am

    After just reading this interview and all the comments (whew!) I have to agree with those who say that this season was a disappointment. I also just finished watching the first few seasons on DVD recently, and the difference is amazing.

    I have no problem with the writers bringing in Hannah at the beginning of the season for some added interest and I thought that ED’s scene in the car in The Doctor in the Photo was amazing. She is a truly gifted actor. Other than that, the season was kind of ‘eh’.

    I don’t even have a problem with them introducing a pregnancy to coincide with ED’s pregnancy. What I do have a problem with is what other comments have stated: Where is the intimacy between these two? Not sex — intimacy. The glances, the touches? They can long for each other, but they can’t be happy when they finally get together? Because neither of them seemed very happy in that final episode.

    The idea that everyone will know about the pregnancy when the season returns is horrible. Really? We don’t get to see that “reveal”? Come on, SN/HH, throw us a freaking bone (pun intended).

    I am a fan of the original Temperance Brennan books and I didn’t watch Bones for the first two seasons because I was afraid it would be a disappointment. When I did start watching, I was pleasantly surprised. Now, I’m not so sure that all the time put into watching has been worth it.

    I’m a huge fan of ED, so I will watch season 7, but I hope the writers decide to give her and DB the scripts they deserve. Otherwise, her incredible talent should be put to use elsewhere.

    The bottom line SN/HH, is that the fans don’t need to see it — but we do need to feel it. Get it together!

  22. SHERRY HARPER on June 9th, 2011 8:52 pm

    DON’T SEE WHY THIS IS ANY TYPE OF A PROBLEM. THEY JUST DETERMINE THAT THEY DON’T TELL ANYONE AND GO FROM THERE. THEY HAVE A CHILD THAT SHE DOESN’T WANT TO TELL ANYONE ANYTING ABOUT AND THAT”S THAT. IT SHOULD KEEP THE AUDIENCE WAITING ON PINS AND NEEDLES.

  23. Sundy on June 10th, 2011 6:21 am

    I don’t care if they never show us what happened that night. That we can imagine.
    But afterwards, that we need to see, or at least learn. The morning after to begin with. How did they react? Did they talk about it? I agree with what’s already said, Booth was too firm about the difference between crappy sex and the real thing. And what they had must have been the real thing, so he wouldn’t just let it pass.
    What about the gap between the last 2 episodes? Were they in a sort of relationship? They had no scene with just the 2 of them up until the last one, so that could explain why we got to see nothing more than glances between them.
    What worries me most is the inevitable gap between season 6 finale and season 7 premiere. We got to see Booth’s first reaction to the pregnancy, but that’s not enough. Plus, I’d hate to miss how others reacted to the news, especially since non other than Angela knows that something happened, so it’d be like a bomb!
    I agree B&B couldn’t be the lovey dovey kind of couple. Their relationship should stay as it is, but be an ACTUAL relationship. I liked their interaction in the alternate reality. Now I ‘m afraid they’re gonna skip the whole thing and focus on the baby…

    Summing up, I find it intriguing sometimes when the viewers are let to interpret things the way they like, or to imagine parts of the story.
    But there are some things that personally I don’t want to imagine, I want to KNOW.

    Now about the murders being put aside and focusing on the characters, I couldn’t care less. I love crime shows (I’m a L&O fanatic), but I think Bones was always more about the characters, at least that was why I was watching it.

    PS: Having read only a few of the posts above, I’m sure I’m not saying anything that hasn’t been said already, but still…

  24. BJ on June 10th, 2011 4:19 pm

    I’m really disappointed by the decision to not show everyone else’s reactions to the news that they’re having a baby. The “AWAY!” scene, as I’ve taken to calling the part where Bones divulges crawling into bed with Booth to Angela, is one of my favorites in the history of the show. I think that it was very realistic for the characters, both in Tempe’s initial reservedness (which probably turned into girl talk off-camera… couldn’t you have given us just a snippet?) and in Angela’s vehement refusal to talk about anything else at that moment. “Hodgins, I love you very much, but shut up and go away…” right now you are not the most important thing in my life, my best friend is! I would love to have a few more moments like this in the show.

    I think that maybe part of the reason for not showing reactions might be because the producers feel that it’s already been done, since we got yo see reactions a few years ago when Bones came in and announced the whole AI baby with Booth thing. I personally think that is bogus! It is not even close to the same situation. It’s unplanned, it’s “the old-fashioned way”, it’s not being used as some kind of cop-out for Brennan to have a baby Booth rather than a relationship with Seeley.

    Even if the producers decide to skip some of the reactions of the other people in the lab, I think that they really need to show Angela’s reaction. Also, it is vital that they show Parker and Max’s reactions. Booth’s Pops would be a take it or leave it for me, but the other too are such important characters to the story line that I think it’s vital that we get to see when they find out about the pregnancy. After all the talks between Max and Booth over the years… the threats two years ago… to not include the resolution of that would be nearly criminal to the audience. And Parker is probably the one who will be most affected other than B&B. I’ve been disappointed with the way he’s been mostly removed from the show this season because he’s the second-most important thing in Booth’s life. He deserves a larger role, especially if they’re going to focus more on the dynamic between the two of them.

    Furthermore, given all the stuff that B&B have gone through with the FBI monitoring their relationship through Gordon Gordon and Sweets, I think that there ought to be some fallout from the FBI trying to split them up as partners, telling Bones she can’t work in the field anymore, etc.

    I hope I’ve made a good enough case that the writers will consider relenting, at least in part. And if it really is a case of lazyness or busyness that’s putting the damper on the reactions being shown, then please, TAKE A STROLL DOWN FANFICTION LANE and get inspired! Find the pieces you like best from a bunch of them and mash them up with some ideas of your own! Just please put some of those reactions on film!

  25. bonescrazy on June 13th, 2011 10:09 pm

    Oh, come on ….. I for one have a very vivid imagination , and I can tell you right now. While it would nice to see a small indication of leading into something , I have been having some very vivid dreams on what they gave us!!!! I really don’t need porn to give me a thrill !!!!

  26. Mary T on June 14th, 2011 7:25 am

    A way to show how others in the lab reacted to the pregnancy can be an
    episode where Brennan and Angela or Booth just talk about how the team
    members reacted. There can be several brief scenes of the various reactions
    to the pregnancy.
    They can have Brennan very pregnant…. but the scene using a body double
    with Booth as they give the news out.

  27. Sammy on June 30th, 2011 7:41 pm

    …So. I didn’t need to see the sex scene. I didn’t need any porn (or even porn related scene). BUT FOR THE LOVE OF GOD, SHE’S PREGNANT, AND WE DIDN’T EVEN GET A KISS!? I’VE BEEN WAITING SIX YEARS FOR A PROPER HAPPY ENDING KISS BETWEEN THESE TWO. …..upppsseeeeetttt.

  28. Amber on July 8th, 2011 5:54 am

    Aww, that’s cute you all talked about this through the end of June. I am sure there a great number of other Bones fans who didn’t because you know they don’t even know about the article. Well, I did. But you know anyway, I’ve been occupying my time in places that are much less negative.

    That is all. 😀

  29. AJ on July 11th, 2011 6:06 pm

    Hey knucklehead- let me define the word negative for you- READ THE DAMN ARTICLE ABOVE AND PAY ATTENTION TO THE COMMENT MADE BY NATHAN.

    Steven Nathan – you are an ass. Beyond insulting to possibly the most loyal fanbase FOX has had in years and years. Here is some math for you. I will use my base of friends who watch Bones as the real life slice of what has now happened to the Bones fandom-

    Out of ten of us watching Bones, two watched the season six finale. TWO!!!

    Five have it on DVR, but find Castle to be the show they will watch first now. That means they want to watch another show before the ending of what was their favorite show. IT”S JULY, and they havent taken the time to watch someting that they have heard and read about being a crappy ending for loyal fans.

    Three said they could take it or leave it and might watch it at some point in a rerun, but honestly got tired of waiting for something to be meaningful between B and B.

    I see the demise of this show in a group of people who used to love to talk about the show. They are done.

    You can’t possibly give the fans ANYTHING worth a damn relationship wise after that interview- you set the bar so high that even you Mr. Nathan and HH can never clear it in season 7, episode 1. You can’t put anything on paper that will make the fans forget that “all they wanted was B and B porn.” Boreanaz is a tire lifeless Booth in season six, completely out of character and Bones showed signs of being a lonely woman in need of love, but having no chemistry with Booth any more. They were written out of character at times and it all when to crap when you tried to sell us the grief sex crap.

    You see- you sold Booth on being the great family, no nonsense, I make love I dont “F” kind of guy, then you try to sell him as a take advantage kind of dick. You insulted the fans for falling for the I make love kind of guy- your character, YOURS. You can’t even figure out a decent romance scene for these to finally get together.

    Thanks for showing us the door- we are using it in droves.

  30. Terry Tilton on September 7th, 2011 1:51 pm

    what is hard is listening to all these dumb comments. the 6th season was good great ending great way to show when she got pregnant not how. NOW what about sully coming back into the picture??? people this is fiction!!!! good stories. and if you don’t like the writers version,DO NOT WATCH. or get hired as the writer and do it your way!!!!????NOT!!!!That is my opinion it may be wrong.NOT…….

  31. Patrick on September 22nd, 2011 10:27 pm

    I didn’t hate season six, but it could have been better.

    I do think some of the posters are totally unfair to Booth, I always felt he still loved Brennen, but after she rejected him in the 100th episode he felt he had to move on. Some fans seemed to want him to simply hang around while Brennen dated Hacker and likely sleeping with him (something people seem to forget, considering Brennen’s comments to Angela during the mummy episode).

    Season three seemed to be leading them to developing a relationship but then for some unknown reason in season four Brennen wanted to sleep with every guy but Booth. In fact through S4, it came across as all the emotion and desire was only on Booth’s part (I personally felt the writers wiped out all the character development Brennen had shown in season three).

    So she rejected him in the 100th and he moved on and some fans (mostly females it seems) wanted him to remain true to Brenen while she did what she wanted. Well guess what if you reject someone don’t expect them to simply wait around forever, and Booth moved on and got a girl friend in S6. Now I personally would have preferred if they had ended the Hanna story line earlier, but I think the character was needed for Brennen to finally realize she wanted something besides a simple partnership with Booth.

    They should have developed the relationship earlier and while we didn’t need porn, some intimacy would have been good. I thought the Blizzard episode started it along well, but then Brennen started flirting with that Walter character in the Finder (wasted episode), which made me go WTF. Until the last two episodes they really didn’t address it and the writers should have.

    I do agree that the statements made by SN are pretty insulting, and it is clear that he doesn’t have a clue on what is needed. The show has to show these two in a committed relationship that isn’t only because they created a child together, anything else and I think the majority of fans will move on (and at least for me it won’t be the finder, I found that episode horrible).

  32. Crystal-Joy on November 2nd, 2011 4:03 pm

    Wow that SN seems like a real prick.

    His whole business is entertaining the masses, and to turn around and insult the FANS that keep his show going is just disgusting. That is what irritates me more than anything else. I thought surely there would be a flashback seen with at least a steamy kiss the night that their baby is conceived. As many others on here have said, it makes no sense to accuse the fans of wanting to see porn when you showed Hannah and Booth bouncing around in the sack. It just makes no sense at all.

    I really hope I am wrong, and that they do have some sort of flashback scene.

    Does this SN guy really want people to think of Bones as one of those shows that started out great but went to crap by the end? Use your brains, producers. That’s what you get paid the big bucks for, right?

  33. Christina on January 16th, 2015 11:15 pm

    What a crappy ending to a relationship dance that lasted for several years (though I’ve been binge-watching for only the last few weeks). Not even to show the kiss that led to the “interaction”? No glance or passionate kiss? The writer interviewed above sounds douche-y or drunk, not sure which, but I’m very unhappy with the way they handled this. And then to not even show the reactions of the other characters, just to leap into their life together? That’s just downright cruel.