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.
Without 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.”