Today is one of those wonderful days in the life of a Bones fan. No, there’s no new episode on TV tonight, but the super thing that happened to me was that I got to take part in another conference call interview with the creator and executive producer of Bones, Hart Hanson.
First of all, in the interest of full disclosure, I really like the guy. He’s such a warm and nice person…and so easy to talk to. That just makes the whole conversation all the more fun.
Anyway, you remember yesterday when I asked you to give me a couple of great questions to ask him? Well, one was the exact question I was planning to ask and the other I chose was related and he loved it. So here’s a quick summary of my two questions and his answers, but I’ll put the entire interview up as soon as I can get it typed up. (I promise to transcribe as fast as I can…)
This was my first question:
In August, I did an interview with the Bones writing team and they gave me the scoop then that sometime this season we will find out that “Brennan would like Booth to be the father of her child.” Is this still in the works and when can we expect to see it?
He seemed delighted that I asked it and went on to say that yes, it definitely is still in the works and we will see it sometime this season. The writing team has to figure out just the perfect story in which to reveal it, and still allow it to be a bit of a surprise to the audience. He doesn’t want it to be too obvious.
[Don't you love that about Bones? They find ways to constantly surprise and amuse us.]
As a follow-up question I asked him the question that Yoda put forth:
Would you feel more comfortable letting Booth and Bones get together if you thought of them as Nick and Nora from the “Thin Man” series instead of the often referred to “Moonlighting” series?
I’ll have the exact answer typed up with the rest of the interview soon, but he laughed and seemed to enjoy that question too. He said that he thinks of them already as more of the Nick & Nora type of relationship and that he’s flattered by the constant references to the Moonlighting series. He still thinks that in order to get them together, there has to be something strong enough to continue the wonderful dynamic between them, once the romantic tension is no longer the same.
(I suggested a baby, and he was amused, but didn’t address it directly. I suspect we have to wait to be surprised…)
There were a ton of other entertainment journalists on the call and we were technically asked to keep it to only one question and possibly a follow-up, so that’s all I got the chance to ask. But I thank each of you who took the time to submit suggested questions to me. Now I’m dying to know about Sully, the “goodbye” message and all the other things you asked!!! Don’t worry, though. I’ll keep these ready for the next interview opportunity, whenever it arises.
Now, I’ve got to go start transcribing….
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