The Jeffersonian investigates the CIA while a briefcase that supposedly holds millions of dollars of diamonds goes missing.
Stars: Emily Deschanel, David Boreanaz, Michaela Conlin, T.J. Thyne, Tamara Taylor, John Francis Daley
Writer(s): Michael Peterson
Director: Alex Chapple
Release Date: September 24th, 2009
It was less than two weeks ago that David Boreanaz became the proud papa of a baby girl, now ET talks to Emily Deschanel and “Bones” executive producer Hart Hanson about the possibility of a bundle of joy for Booth (Boreanaz) and Brennan (Deschanel).
As fans of the series will recall, last season Brennan decided she wanted to become a mother, and she asked Booth to be the father of her baby. But then Booth was diagnosed with a brain tumor and the matter was put to rest.
However, in the season opener, Booth is experiencing romantic feelings toward his partner as a result of the fantasy both characters shared in the season finale — in which they were married — and he believes he is in love with Brennan.
So will the question be revisited and might Brennan become pregnant?
“Without a doubt we will address that question,” Hanson tells ET. “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 for various reasons, her interest in having a baby also receded. She doesn’t just want to have a baby — she does not know this — but she wants to have Booth’s baby.”
Boreanaz’s real-life daughter daughter Bardot Vita Boreanaz was born on August 31, and Deschanel says she is just “adorable.” “[We have seen] many, many pictures of the baby. She is adorable, but no [we haven’t met her yet],” Emily tells ET. “She is very young, so it would be inappropriate to bring her to the set. We are giving them time to bring her out to the world. I look forward to meeting her.”
And Hanson says that the baby’s birth has had a calming influence on Boreanaz.
“Certainly David has settled down,” Hanson says. “He was a wreck the month preceding the baby’s arrival. He is a whole different guy now. He is happy and very, very pleased.”
In other “Bones” news, Deschanel’s sister Zooey Deschanel may finally make a guest appearance on the show.
“We are trying to get Zooey in for the Christmas episode,” Hanson says. “She will play Brennan’s closest blood relative not counting her brother and her father.”
But Deschanel makes it clear that it is not a done deal, saying, “She has a very unpredictable schedule. She may have to go on tour, but I know she was excited about it.”
“Bones” fifth season premiere is Thursday, Sept. 17 at 8 p.m. on FOX.
Season 5 of the television series Bones, premiering on September 17th, will follow Special Agent Seeley Booth (David Boreanaz) and Dr. Temperance Brennan (Emily Deschanel), as they contend with the emotional fall-out resulting from the change in their relationship that was brought about by events at the end of last season.
Brennan’s request to have Booth father her child, as well as the strange, profound, almost psychic link they shared during Booth’s coma, left both of them wondering what thoughts and emotions the other is experiencing. While Booth attempts to come to grips with these unleashed emotions, Brennan insists the two of them focus their attention and energy on their main job, of catching murderers that no one else can catch.
During a set visit to the show’s soundstages at 20th Century Fox, co-stars David Boreanaz and Emily Deschanel were joined by show creator/executive producer Hart Hanson and executive producer Stephen Nathan, to talk about what fans can expect from the popular television pairing.
Q: What are you working on today?
Deschanel: I just did a scene with Tamara Taylor, who plays Camille Saroyan, in which she is trying to learn about teaching her adopted daughter about sex. And so, she has this book with a cartoon penis in it. And, I did another scene with Eugene Byrd, who plays Clark Edison. In that scene, he comes back from collecting a bunch of bones from train tracks, and I’m really making him work very hard to gather bones from the victims we are working on.
Q: Emily and David, was the chemistry between you guys there from day one, or is it something that has been developing with the series?
Boreanaz: It’s definitely developed, from the moment the two of us met. This is the best twosome in television, as far as relationships of characters are concerned. When I walked into the room and we were testing, there were two other girls. There was this one girl who we all pretty much thought had the part, but when Emily and I worked the scene, there was definitely some magic that happened in the room. And, when you are fortunate enough to catch that lightning in a bottle, you don’t really have a sense of where it’s going to go or how it’s going to transform. You work on it. And, we have been working on our chemistry, since day one.
We continually work on each episode and each moment, in each scene, to develop that chemistry. And, in order to develop that chemistry, you have to trust the other person you’re working with. With that trust comes a lot of things that you can’t really share with other people because it’s between the two of us, and I cherish that. She is not only someone I work with, but she has become part of my family. I can look at Emily and say that I enjoy the moments I have with her because they lead to me becoming a better person. And, in doing so, I learn about her, hence we get chemistry. I think that chemistry has developed in the last four seasons, in a very strong way.
Nathan: From the writer’s standpoint, you can’t ever write chemistry. There are so many shows that might be well-written, but if that chemistry isn’t there between the two stars, it just doesn’t work. We are very, very lucky to have that.
Deschanel: You can have writing that showcases the chemistry that David and I work on, and you can have writing that doesn’t showcase it, so writing definitely plays a part too. I wouldn’t say that it is just from the actors. But, I think it’s important that David and I have a good relationship, off camera, in order for us to have that relationship and chemistry, on camera. That’s important to us, as well as working the scenes to always make things better.
Q: Can you have good chemistry and not like the other actor?
Boreanaz: It depends. I’m sure you can look at shows in the past, where the actors probably had great chemistry, but they didn’t really have a great relationship. What we do for each other is be there. If I’m having a bad day, or if she’s having a bad day, we can talk about it and get through it and use it in our work. It works for us by helping motivate the scene and push the scene along. It also helps us find out something new about each other, so that we do respect those moments.
Nathan: It was there, on the first day. I learned how to write towards it, and they just work on it all the time. We can ask them to do anything, including turning on a dime with the tone. We can ask them to be funny and then touching and then gross, all within one episode.
Hanson: It’s a big gift to write to David and Emily. Stephen and I have both worked on shows where you try to write for a couple and you think to yourself, “Oh, this is never going to work.” Yes, I think people who don’t like each other can have good chemistry, but I think there has to be something. If it’s hate, then you have to see if you can translate that. But, we are very lucky that it is not hate. It would be very interesting to see how the chemistry between Booth and Brennan is completely different from the chemistry between Emily and David. But, the minute the camera starts, it turns into that chemistry that works for our show.
Q: Was it an enormous vote of confidence from Fox to pick you up for two seasons?
Hanson: To be honest, there was a lot of negotiation about how we were going to proceed into the fifth season. One reason for the two-year pick-up had to do with licensing fees. That being said, it’s great. For us who are making stories, it gives us a nice timeline. And, for the actors, it gives them an idea as to how they can settle into it. I felt like it was a great gesture from the network to us. They didn’t have to do that.
The Bones you love is back.
After last season’s frustrating finale, Bones returns next month with a heartwarming and very sweet season premiere that has all of the Booth-Bones chemistry you could want, along with outstanding squint comedy, a rollicking good mystery and a guest gig by Cyndi Lauper.
We just chatted up series stars Emily Deschanel, David Boreanaz and Michaela Conlin and got them to spill on the season to come…
Booth’s Brain: After last season’s coma drama, the big issue is Booth’s brain. Is he really himself? And if he has residual feelings for Bones, are those feelings genuine, or are they symptoms of brain damage? Emily tells us, “Booth’s character is kind of confused about our relationship when he wakes up, and that adds a whole new element to our relationship.” Or as David puts it, in his own inestimable way, “The biggest thing coming out of last season is that my mind was shattered, and I’ve got to get it back. These genuine feelings that I have for her, I really think they’re true.” Psssst…they are, darn it!
Mondo Flirtation: The main characters never can seem to seal the deal, but that won’t stop them from continuing to make goo-goo eyes at each other. As David Boreanaz adorably tells us: “I don’t care about the crime solving. I just care about my relationship with her. The other stuff just happens. I don’t care about the bones and the crime. I care about what they’re doing over the crime scene.”
Clothes Make the Man? In the first few episodes, the series is very preoccupied with getting Booth back into gear, and part of that involves getting Booth back into his supersuit. (Fox even included a pair of funky rainbow, Booth-style socks with the season-five press kit!) As Boreanaz puts it, “I’m not dressed 100 percent because I don’t know how to dress in my Booth costume—Booth’s batsuit, whatever you call it. Yeah, that’s a utility belt. It’s a cocky belt buckle.” But don’t worry. We’re pretty sure he’ll get all the pieces together soon enough.
Yay! The best tidbit we got, however, comes from the divine Ms. Deschanel, who tells us, “There absolutely will be more kissing [between Bones and Booth].” Whoo-hoo!
Hodgela! Other good news coming out of this season? Angela and Hodgins’ long separation may finally be coming to an end. The beautiful Michaela Conlin tells us, “I hear [Jack and Angela] are going to be reconciling soon! Hopefully they’re on their way to making it back toward each other.” Whoo!
Last but Not Least: Forgive us for one second while we get up on our soapbox about Bones, a wonderful and charming series that’s just been treading the same romantic waters for much too long.
Dear Hart Hanson,
Do it. Just do it. We double-dog-dare you to put Bones and Booth together. We’ve heard the excuses about how a Bones and Booth hookup would kill the show, but the electricity between those two characters will not short out so easily. The series’ best and most powerful moments are always when Booth and Bones come together, not when they force themselves apart. The power of their strained and distant partnership would be multiplied many times over if you harnessed the thrill of their rare touches and honest moments and channeled into a complicated full-time thing. Try it. You might like it. And we would love it.
Bones premieres Sept. 17 at 8 p.m. on Fox.
In an interview with E Online Emily Deschanel, David Boreanaz and Michaela Conlin discuss season 5 of “Bones”.
They discussed Booth’s brain and the ongoing flirtation between Brennan and Booth.
David reveals that “These genuine feelings that I have for her, I really thing they’re true”. He furthered said, “He really only cares about his relationship with her”. I don’t care about crime solving.
Emily tells what all fans want to know, “There absolutely will be more kissing between Bones and Booth.
Another exciting possibility comes from Michaela Conlin, (Angela,) who reveals that Hodges and Angela might find their way back to each other.
The question is, if “Bones” takes the chance and “Jumps the Shark” with Bones and Booth “getting together”, will that take away the sexual tension and thereby the reason to watch the show.