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Bones’ Emily Deschanel and Hart Hanson Dish About Season Five

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The fall premiere season is in full swing and Bones fans will want to tune in to the season five premiere this Thursday, September 17 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. To help get the word out, series star Emily Deschanel (Brennan) and show runner Hart Hanson chatted with the media about what’s up between Booth and Brennan after last season’s hallucinations about sex and how it feels to have a stable spot on the TV schedule.

The first question, unsurprisingly, was whether Booth’s and Brennan’s feelings for each other would be a theme this season. Hanson replied, “Yes, they have to wrestle with the emotions that were uncorked in the season finale,” and Deschanel confirmed that the wrestling will continue all season, with different characters becoming aware of the charged dynamic between the two at different times.

Emily Deschanel and David Boreanaz in the season openerWithout giving too much away, Hanson said Brennan would cope “the way she copes with everything in life, which is very rationally and using her big brain instead of her heart  … But you know what we said from the beginning about Brennan is that she doesn’t lack emotions. Quite the contrary, she’s extremely emotional; she just learned early in her life that things were easier for her if she wrapped her emotions very tightly in an armour of intellect and rationalization. That’s what has to be got through for these two people to get closer.”

Asked whether he has a fear that getting the two characters together would ruin the spark they have, Hanson said, “We’re just telling this story in the best way we possibly can in the time we’re guessing that we’re allotted. At the same time, a series and a relationship take on their own momentum, so we’re trying to serve two masters: tell the story the best way we can while telling that story at the same rate that it seems to be demanding of itself.”

The show runner confirmed that Brennan’s desire for a baby will be touched upon again, though there will of course be complications. He noted, “I always thought it was telling and a good source of the story that when the possibility of Booth being the father of her child receded somewhat for various reasons, her interest in having a baby also receded. I think that’s just one of the things that’s very telling in that relationship. She doesn’t just want to have a baby, she does not know this, but she wants to have Booth’s baby.”

Hanson and Deschanel dropped a few hints about future guest stars, including Emily’s sister Zooey Deschanel and a possible Lie To Me crossover. Hanson hopes to have Zooey on the show for the Christmas episode, if her schedule permits. In regard to the chatter about a Lie To Me cross-over, he said, “It’s slightly better than rumour and it’s much less than a fact,” noting that the series starring Tim Roth has a new show runner and the writers will be focused on his vision for the series as they start the second season. However, if the Lie To Me folks see a place for a cross-over, Hanson has a few ideas.

Asked whether he appreciates the network keeping Bones in the same timeslot as last year, a luxury the much moved show has never had, Hanson laughed and said, “Yes, stability feels better. I feel like our promos are sharper and more prevalent this year. We have a good feeling about Bones this season from the network.” Check out the season premiere, “Harbingers in the Fountain,” guest starring Cyndi Lauper, on Thursday at 8 pm (ET/PT) to see if you share the feeling.

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  • http://bonesspoilers.blogspot.com Sarah

    Wonderful interview! Thank you!

  • Krizia

    Can’t wait for the premiere tonight – so excited!

  • Gerry

    Thank you both for stopping by–I’m sure the premiere is going to be wonderful.

  • http://notesfromnancy.blogspot.com NancyGail

    Bones already HAS a lie detector, Sweets.