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Why Was Sweets Doing All the Interrogating in “The Truth in the Myth”?

Even though we told you we loved last night’s episode, we’re not used to seeing Sweets (John Francis Daley) in the interrogation room. Not that we’re complaining! But we still have fond memories of Booth (David Boreanaz) getting hot under the collar with a suspect in “The Killer in the Crosshairs.” So why did John Francis Daley, who co-wrote “The Truth in the Myth,” substitute his character in for our favorite federal agent?

“In the original draft, [Booth and Brennan (Emily Deschanel)] were going to be in a lot of the interrogation room scenes,” he spilled to Entertainment Weekly. But that all had to change when B&B headed down to Florida to film The Finder crossover episode due to air next week. “[T]hat is how it became so Sweets-heavy, because all the interrogation room scenes that were supposed to have Booth and Brennan in them now have Sweets.”

He’s crossing his fingers that fans were okay with that. “We have enough scenes with Booth and Brennan riffing on each other and being the ones to solve the crime, for the most part. I don’t think that the fan universe is going to be too upset — at least I hope,” he said. “I haven’t got any death threats yet.”

One person sure to support him is his dad, R.F. Daley, who appeared in Bones last night. He played Terry Bemis, the host of Seeing Is Believing. “There was a role in the show that I thought would be great for my dad. […] He plays someone I’m interrogating in one of the scenes, which is great. […] No one will know that he’s my dad until they look at the credits and see ‘R. F. Daley.’ Otherwise, we do not look at all alike.”

They may not share looks, but both of them were equally nervous about filming a scene together — even though it wasn’t their first time: R.F. played John’s on-screen father in Boston Public in 2000.

“It was kind of nerve-wracking. It was actually one of the most nervous moments I’ve ever had on the show, because I knew that he was probably nervous as well. So I had nerves of my own and sympathy nerves. So it was just double the nerves. But we were able to get through it, and it ended up being a really good scene.”

Watch it again below. We can see the family resemblance. Can you?

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04.16.2011 / 01:39 AM EDT by Lisa Costantini
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