Bones Creator Hart Hanson Admits He Hates Spoilers — Then Spills Juicy Finale Spoiler!
Only someone as complex as Hart Hanson could create a show as perfect as Bones.
In an interview with the Los Angeles Times Show Tracker, Hart admits that he hates spoilers (our apologies, Hart), then closes the very same interview by revealing that in the Season 7 Finale, “Brennan says something to Booth that is very, very profound about their relationship.” Wait a minute, isn’t that what happened in last year’s cliffhanger ending — unless Brennan’s telling Booth about Baby #2?
You’re someone who hates spoilers, right? Talk about the difficulty of keeping things under wraps in the Twitter era. Yeah, I hate it. I hate the fact that fans and people who write about TV on websites and print feel like they have to tell us what’s going to happen. To me, it feels like you’re gouging out a chunk of why people tune in. I’m terrified if I give a spoiler -- "Booth and Brennan are going to sleep together this season” -- people are going to go, “Well, I don’t have to watch.” I don’t know what little magic thing makes someone choose a TV show so I hate to chip away at it. It’s a curse....
There's been a lot of talk about Booth and Brennan and their relationship. You sort of blew off the “Moonlighting” curse with them. How did you decide to do away with having a couple madly in love? In Season 6, we knew that Brennan and Booth would sleep together.... But then Emily, God bless her, came and whispered into my ear that she was pregnant. I thought, "This is not a good show for hiding a pregnancy." I worked on "Judging Amy" when Amy Brenneman was pregnant and she could just wear big black robes and sit behind a desk. But we couldn't hide it, so I realized we should just make her pregnant.
The “Moonlighting” curse is, you watch a couple go back and forth in a romantic comedy way -- vacillate over whether they’re going to sleep together; then they do, and then they become something that I hate, which is a googly-eyed, I’m-in-love, I’m-the-only-person-who-has-ever-been-in-love, I've-never-been-so-happy type of person. I don’t even want to go to dinner with people who have recently fallen in love because you just want to kill them.
I realized, "Oh, we don't have to do that." We are going to slam them into a relationship because of the baby and I think in our season ender this year, Brennan says something to Booth that is very, very profound about their relationship.