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Dream a Little Dream: Deschanel and Hanson Talk “Bones” Romance

Fans upset about the dream sequence in the season finale of Bones had their chance to question creator Hart Hanson about his decision to have Seely Booth (David Boreanaz) and Temperance Brennan (Emily Deschanel), uh, hook up in the dream world.

Hanson and Deschanel appeared at the Comic-Con panel for Bones, though Dechanel’s co-star David Boreanaz wasn’t in attendance as his wife was thirty-four weeks pregnant with their second child. Though he did send in a rather wry pre-taped video greeting for the panel in which he mocked Hanson’s uber-Canadian ways.

“I saw the season finale as a love letter to our very, very loyal fans,” said Hanson, reacting to a fan’s question about the dream romance. “I hope in retrospect the season finale will become more and more likable to our loyal fans. Though I think the loyal fans got it. The people who tune in every once in a while didn't like it as much. And I definitely heard about it."

He added that the episode itself was “full of inside jokes, layers, echoes from four seasons.”

Asked by Hanson whether the audience wanted to see Booth and Brennan together, the reaction was mixed among the crowd, with people cheering both for a consummation of their relationship and others expressing their desire to keep the duo strictly platonic.

Still Deschanel had her own opinion. "I think they’re two people that do belong together," said Deschanel. "I think they complement each other in great ways. I would love to see them together. But I do see that it's dangerous. It's tricky because you don't want to lose the sexual tension between us… It would be odd if Booth and Brennan were a married couple. It would definitely change the show, but it's something that we've thought long and hard about. I don't know. I think I'd like to see them together, but maybe really together toward the end."

As for filming the season finale’s sex scene, Deschanel joked, “It’s never a bad thing… to strip down with David Boreanaz.” She went on to say that it was awkward shooting them with Boreanaz but that she feels very comfortable with David.

The next season of Bones is set six weeks after the season finale. Booth wakes up pretty confused and the question is asked if Booth is ready to come back to work. “How confused is he? And how much of it is ‘confusion,’’ mused Hanson. Brennan has been on a trip to Guatemala and returns as Season Five begins.

Hanson also indicated that Brennan’s plans to have a baby (using Booth’s frozen sperm) have been put on hold as the duo have some things to get past before Brennan can think about having a child, said Hanson.

(But there’s no doubt that Booth could father a child. “Booth has swimmers,” joked Hanson. “He’s a sniper, so even if he only had one sperm,” it would hit its target.)

Cyndi Lauper will guest star in the season opener as Avalon Harmonia, Angela’s psychic find herself. Lauper approached Hanson about guest starring on Bones after seeing Deschanel perform “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun” two seasons back. “Yeah, she may see me with a certain man," joked Deschanel. Specifically, Avalon leads Booth and Brennan to where some bodies are buried but questions are raised about how she knew they were there. And, oh, she likes saying the word, “sidewinder,” according to Deschanel.

Last tidbit: Boreanaz himself will be directing Bones’s 100th episode.

Here's a look at the highlight reel for Bones created for Comic-Con:

Bones returns this fall on FOX.


Anonymous said…
Love this show! I truly think the mood of the show would change drastically if Brennan & Booth got together. Save it for the ending. Can't wait for September 17th- Bones & Fringe-what a night!!!! :^)
Anonymous said…
Doesn't matter if they get married, as long as they keep flirting!

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