Did Hart Hanson Inadvertently Reveal When Booth and Brennan Would Finally Get Together?

Perhaps, kinda, well, maybe.

Okay, in the interest of full disclosure, Hart Hanson did not casually take us aside during Monday’s Canadian Film Centre Test Pattern Series to give a fellow Canadian TV Addict the scoop of the century! That said, what he did do was offer up a tantalizing clue — that if one were to read between the lines — may have inadvertently revealed a time frame for Booth and Brennan’s inevitable coupling.

Allow us to explain.

During the question and answer period that followed Hanson’s interview with moderator Richard Crouse, we took it upon ourselves to ask the BONES showrunner to elaborate on his plan to replace the unrequited sexual tension between Booth and Brennan with something of equal power should he ever decide to go there.

“I know what my theory is, what it will be, I have for about 2 years, and I still think that’s the thing should that day ever arrive,” explained Hanson. “Or I’m completely lying and I’m never going to do it and I have no plan! It’s one of those two things.”

Fortunately for us, moderator Richard Crouse wasn’t about to let Hanson off the hook that easy, following up our question with an equally probing one, “If the ratings fell off, is that when you make a change like that?” And while Hanson was characteristically cagey as to the exact date, his answer did infer that “a change like that” would only arrive during the final season, as the story of BONES comes to a close.

“I’m really hoping that I have an inkling of when we will be done. You know, any number of things can happen. You have actors on contract for seven years when they come in to do a network test, so if David [Boreanaz] or Emily [Deschanel] all of sudden said, ‘I want a million dollars an episode,’ that could kill the show. Actors are just the most high profile, but the business stuff keeps changing and it changes every few years and it can become not as an attractive business proposition for News Corp. to do BONES,” said Hanson. “Or creatively, we could stagnate or start dropping. You know, you drop 20% in the ratings, the writing may be on the wall depending what else is in the shoot. Say everything that FOX put on the air this season had done better than BONES, that puts us in a weaker position and I would be thinking that maybe this is our last season.”

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  • I really don’t see the hint. If you mean that he was implying that he will put B&B together IF/WHEN the ratings start to drop, you’re wrong, ’cause yesterday he himself tweeted: “Clarification: our plan has NOTHING to do with putting B&B together if/when ratings sag. If ratings sag, I’ll know I did something wrong.”
    So I don’t understand where the hint could be :/

  • Anonymous

    The hint is FINAL SEASON. And honestly, this season has been so utterly lame, he’d better get going because it can’t last too much longer.

  • Anonymous

    The hint is FINAL SEASON. And honestly, this season has been so utterly lame, he’d better get going because it can’t last too much longer.

  • lowrising

    “And while Hanson was characteristically cagey as to the exact date, his answer did infer that “a change like that” would only arrive during the final season, as the story of BONES comes to a close.” This is supposed to be the hint.

  • lowrising

    “And while Hanson was characteristically cagey as to the exact date, his answer did infer that “a change like that” would only arrive during the final season, as the story of BONES comes to a close.” This is supposed to be the hint.

  • anonymous

    I think Hart just means that he’ll put B&B together in the final season…not if/when the ratings start to drop. The interviewer asks when “a change like that” will happen if/when the ratings drop…and Hart says “a change like that” will happen in the final season.

  • anonymous

    I think Hart just means that he’ll put B&B together in the final season…not if/when the ratings start to drop. The interviewer asks when “a change like that” will happen if/when the ratings drop…and Hart says “a change like that” will happen in the final season.

  • Trish

    I don’t understand what you’re implying. All he’s saying is that he hopes that the ratings DON’T go down. He says he hopes he’ll have a pretty good idea of when they’ll be done so the ratings or some freak event doesn’t cancel the show. I don’t get any subtext about B and B from that.

  • Trish

    I don’t understand what you’re implying. All he’s saying is that he hopes that the ratings DON’T go down. He says he hopes he’ll have a pretty good idea of when they’ll be done so the ratings or some freak event doesn’t cancel the show. I don’t get any subtext about B and B from that.

  • lish

    I believe the hint that’s implied here is that Hart is only planning on getting Booth & Brennan together during Bones’ last season on air. That’s why he said that he hopes he has an inkling of their run on air ending prematurely or else it could end with them apart.

  • lish

    I believe the hint that’s implied here is that Hart is only planning on getting Booth & Brennan together during Bones’ last season on air. That’s why he said that he hopes he has an inkling of their run on air ending prematurely or else it could end with them apart.

  • kayla

    This is shit. So what? Say this season is the last (because with the amount of “fans” jumping ship, it very well could be), what are we going to end with Booth and Hannah walking down the isle? Wtf, Hart?

  • Vanessa

    So that means he will only put them together in the last season? If so I may as well stop watching now as this season has been terrible and I am losing interest.

  • Crichards1231

    I don’t want them to get together in the final season, I want to have more time to see them interact as a couple.

  • This isn’t surprising. I actually made the decision to give up the show about 1 1/2 years ago when I read an interview Hanson did where he basically said there was no way Booth and Brennan would be interesting once they were together. He implied will they/won’t they relationships never work once they are together. To which I say: that just means you’re a crappy writer, if you can’t figure out a way to write an interesting relationship. And I never watched the show again.

    (Note: I sound like a bitter shipper — I must clarify that I’m not. I just thought his reply so devoid of imagination that I decided his show would never be something interesting enough to devote my time to any longer.)

  • savannah

    I agree with the B&B thing getting old fast. Fans are dropping off. that includes me. Wise up, Hansen. get rid of Hannah.

  • George

    I REALLY THOUGHT THAT DESPITE CRIME STUFF THIS SHOW WILL SEND A MESSAGE TO ALL MAN AND WOMEN FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD WHO ARE BORN FOR EACH OTHER THAT THEY SHOULD GET TOGETHER.I REALLY HOPED THAT CREATORS WOULD SEND IT BECAUSE BRENNAN AND BOOTH ARE PERFECT EXAMPLE FOR A MAN AND A WOMAN WHO ARE BORN TO BE TOGETHER AND BELIEVE ME THERE ARE LOTS OF BOOTHBRENNAN EXAMPLES IN REAL WORLD.SEXUAL TENSION,ATTRACTION,CHEMISTRY,PASSION AND LOVE NEVER DIE IN RELATIONSHIPS OF THESE COUPLES.I AM VERY DISAPPOINTED WITH A LAST EPISODE IN SEASON 6.I WAS WRONG ABOUT THIS SHOW AND I HOPE THAT I AM NOT ALONE IN OPINION OF BOOTH AND BRENNAN RELATIONSHIP