Brennan and Booth’s Relationship Timeline: From Bone-Fondling to Baby-Making!
It's been seven long seasons of eye-sexing, repressed emotions and dry humping (no, seriously), but Booth (David Boreanaz) and Brennan (Emily Deschanel) are finally a couple. So how did they get here, and why did it take them so long? Check out our timeline of B&B's relationship to re-live the sexual tension one episode at a time!
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Booth Gets A Case Of The Jellies In Season 1, Episode 4 "The Man In The Bear" Booth's jealous streak rears its studly head when a bunch of townies start making eyes at Brennan, and they share their first slow(ish) dance in a podunk mountain town.
Booth And Brennan Get Personal In Season 1, Episode 9 "The Man In The Fallout Shelter" The gang are quarantined at the Jeffersonian over Christmas after they unleash a deathly fungus (don't ask), and when Brennan finds out Booth has a son, they share a special bonding moment. You know how women love men with absent kids....
Booth Goes Out On A Limb For Brennan In Season 1, Episode 17 "The Skull In The Desert" When Angela's (Michaela Conlin) semi-boyfriend gets killed in New Mexico, Brennan flies across the US of A to check out (read: fondle) the bones. Unfortunately, she's in way over her head, and calls Booth to "get federal on their ass." So, what does he do? Fly across the entire country just to make her happy. Cute!
Booth And Brennan Fall In Supernatural Love During Season 2, Episode 9 "Aliens In A Spaceship" When The Gravedigger kidnaps Hodgins (TJ Thyne) and Brennan and buries them alive in a car, a love-lorn Booth saves Brennan's life and she collapses in his arms. Then they go to church together, and guys? It's so deep. Sob, must go weep into our special edition DVD set.
Booth Struggles With His Feelings For Brennan (While We Shout "I Told You So!") In Season 2, Episode 13 "The Girl In The Gator" Booth grapples with feelings of guilt and ennui, and starts seeing our favorite psychiatrist (sorry, Sweets), Gordon Gordon, who convinces him (kinda) that he hearts Brennan. Duh, he does!
Brennan Ditches Her Boyfriend For Booth In Season 2, Episode 16 "The Boneless Bride In The River" Bones' FBI agent boyfriend asks her to ditch Washington on his boat "The Temperance," but she realizes that she can't leave Booth behind. Booth meets her at the dock after she bids her BF farewell, and they have a sweet (and no doubt sexually tense) breakfast. Awwww!
Brennan Says "I Love You" With Mac N' Cheese In Season 2, Episode 20 "The Glowing Bones In The Old Stone House" Brennan's torn up when a famous chef and personal friend is murdered, and tells Booth that the chef said cooking was a way to express love for another person. At the end of the episode, Brennan makes Booth some gooey mac n' cheese and they eat dinner together. Love has never been more delicious.
Booth Makes Brennan's Day In Season 3, Episode 9 "The Santa In The Slush" Poor Brennan has to spend Christmas in jail because her dad and brother are locked up for being crazy murderers (sigh, peeps in Washington), but Booth surprises her with a Christmas tree! Oh, and Parker's there, but whatever.
Booth Sacrifices His Life For Brennan In Season 3, Episode 14 "The Wannabe In The Weeds" A crazy karaoke fan-girl develops a Fatal Attraction style crush on Booth, and is so overwhelmed with hatred toward Brennan that she tries to kill her. Of course, Booth flies across the room and takes the bullet, and the episode ends with a cliffhanger! We're getting tense just thinking about it –– even though we know Booth made it out alive.
Brennan Mourns Booth In Season 3, Episode 15 "The Pain In The Heart" Brennan struggles with her emotions after learning that Booth died, but just kidding! It was all a sting operation, and he's actually alive! We've never seen anyone look happier or more sexually repressed to see their partner in crime. Both And Brennan Have Fake Sex In Season 4, Episode 12 "Double Trouble In The Panhandle" B&B dress up as Russian knife throwers when a murdered set of conjoined twins show up near a local circus, and for reasons unknown they have fake sex in a trailer. Yeah, we've heard that one before. Who else thinks this was when Baby Christine was conceived? After all, it's the only time we've seen Booth and Brennan get close to doing it.
Brennan Saves Booth's Life In Season 4, Episode 14 "The Hero In The Hold" The Gravedigger traps Booth in a giant ship, and Brennan is sent into a fevered panic. She calls Booth's hot younger brother, Jared, who helps her rescue Booth in a helicopter before the ship blows up. One word: Epic.
Booth And Brennan Are Married With Kids In Season 4, Episode 26 "The End In The Beginning" Remember when Booth had that brain tumor and entered into a erotic fantasy in which he and Brennan were married and owned a club? Someone's subconscious is itching to be sexplored! Those were completely amazing times (never forget Sweet's hipster band), but to paraphrase Biggie, it was all a dream.
Brennan Protects Booth's Integrity In Season 5, Episode 12 "The Proof In The Pudding" Brennan and her squintern minions examine a body believed to be JFK and realize there was a government conspiracy to have him assassinated. Poor Booth can't handle the thought of a corrupt government, so Brennan works to prove herself wrong and eventually realizes that the body isn't JFK. "Whoops, my bad."
Booth And Brennan Share Their First Kiss In Season 5, Episode 22 "The Beginning In The End" In this game-changing episode, we realize that Booth and Brennan shared their first kiss before the series even started! Booth admits that he's head over novelty socks in love with Brennan, and he finally declares his true feelings. Tragically, she turns him down because she doesn't want to risk losing their friendship, and Booth is broken hearted.
Brennan Realizes She Loves Booth In Season 6, Episode 9 "The Doctor In The Photo" Brennan goes on a self-discovery journey filled with bone fondling and girl-power, and eventually realizes she's crazy in love with Booth. Unfortunately, he has a serious girlfriend, but Brennan's got 99 problems and Booth's piece on the side ain't one.
Booth And Brennan Jump Into Bed In Season 6, Episode 22 "The Hole In The Heart" After Jacob Broadsky kills Mr. Nigel Murray (Noooooooo!), Brennan gets a major case of the blues and goes to Booth for comfort. She crawls into bed with him, they lay in each others arms.... and then the scene ends. Damn you, Hart Hanson!
Brennan Tells Booth She's Pregnant In Season 6, Episode 23 "The Change In The Game" Admit it, you watched this scene, like, five times. But in case you need a refresher, look no further than right here!
Brennan Has Booth's Baby In Season 7, Episode 7 "The Prisoner In The Pipe" If you haven't already watched this epic birth, we can't be friends anymore. But assuming you just want to relive the moment, Brennan and Booth show up at an inn and she proceeds to pop out a baby next to a bunch of farm animals. Best moment of their lives, to be honest.