8:30pm – Thursday, June 21 on TV 3
The Bones baby is here! Returning will all new episodes, this week sees Bones welcoming a new character when Brennan (Emily Deschanel) and Booth (David Boreanaz) become parents on Thursday, June 21 st at 8:30pm on 3.
But despite the significance of this week’s episode, Bones executive producer Stephen Nathan says that the series will still stay true to its roots following the arrival of it’s central characters’ baby. “There’s always been that balancing act in the show of their personal life and the cases, but we’re a murder show,” Nathan explains to American TV Guide.
“So, the baby will be a part of the show, because it’s a part of their lives. But somebody is still going to be murdered in a heinous and cruel way… The balance won’t change, but the context will.” Bones creator Hart Hanson also reveals that Brennan will struggle to adapt to motherhood and find her new status “very disorienting” at first.
“We’ve always seen Brennan as a character who… did not want to engage with life or had to be protected by a veneer of rationality and logic and science,” he says.
“Now she has a child… Her happiness is contingent upon another person’s happiness… So, she is now a big open bruise because of another human being and she will find that very disorienting.” Nathan has also said that he wants to give other Bones characters more extensive arcs in the show’s recentlyannounced eighth season. In the meantime, make sure not to miss your first introduction to the Bones baby when the series return to our screens on Thursday, June 21 st at 8:30pm on 3.