On April 2, Bones returns after its lengthy hiatus, and viewers at home will get to see the rather biblical birth of Booth (David Boreanaz) and Brennan’s (Emily Deschanel) daughter.
But fans attending the Bones panel at PaleyFest 2012 got an early peek at the episode that features the dramatic event, which starts in the middle of a prison brawl and ends… in an unexpected location. (Where do you go when there’s no room at the inn?)
Before the panel, Wetpaint Entertainment got a chance to speak to Emily, who just had her own little baby boy, about how the newest addition to Bones will change the relationship between Booth and Brennan, why her son Henry will not play their on-screen baby, and the finale that will leave you… unhappy?
Wetpaint Entertainment: Will the baby change the relationship between Booth (David Boreanaz) and Brennan?
Of course! I think parenthood always changes a relationship and these people have barely been together, got pregnant and now have a child together and you see them dealing with all the things that people grapple with everywhere around the world, but in their own unique way – as Booth and Brennan do.
And they have totally different perspectives so you see Brennan talking to the baby as an adult, talking about decomposed human remains. You see Booth wanting to baptize the child. You see Brennan breaking down because she hasn’t seen her baby and she isn’t sure she wants to be back at work. So you see all kinds of different sides of them. It’s good old Booth and Brennan, but it’s changed them, to be parents.
With Brennan now becoming a mother — something she initially didn’t want — how is this changing her?
I think that Brennan is getting softer and more sensitive and opening up more and I think it’s a wonderful thing to see Brennan opening up even more. You saw her open up over the years but this opens the floodgates a little bit, with her sensitivity and baring her soul.
We hear your baby boy, Henry, makes frequent visits to the set.
He’s always on set. He’s with me every day.
Couldn’t he be the baby?
Do you see what I would get later on, if I had him play a girl when he was a baby? Laughs. I don’t want to hear that from him when he’s older. So, no.
With Brennan’s books being turned into movies, how is she dealing with that?
Brennan does not approve of the way Hollywood is interpreting her movies and the license they’re taking in telling her stories. She yells “Cut” on set and has to run up and tell them they’re doing things all wrong. It’s a lot of fun to film this episode, for me, because we did it on the Fox lot where we work, every day, and we got to make use of all the places we see every episode, but they’re behind the camera. It was a lot of fun to do that and to poke fun at Hollywood.
David mentioned the finale is going to leave us unhappy. What does that mean?
The serial killer comes back. Pellant, and it changes things for the characters, and not in a good way. But Booth and Brennan will make it through, I think. I think…
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