8:30pm – Sunday, March 28 on TV 3
It’s the on-screen pairing Bones fans have been waiting for. No, not Booth and Bones – Emily and Zooey! This week sees (500) Days of Summer star Zooey Deschanel joining her sister Emily Deschanel when she guest stars in Bones, screening on Sunday, March 28th at 8:30pm on 3.
Other than a passionate Booth/Bones kiss, Bones fans have looked forward to few things more than the possibility of Emily Deschanel’s sister and fellow actress Zooey guest starring on the show.
Although fans may still have a while to wait for the kiss, the wait is now over when it comes to Zooey. Zooey will be joining big sister Emily in this week’s Bones’ annual Holiday episode, title “The Goop On The Girl”.
In the first-ever on-screen pairing of the Deschanel sisters, Zooey will play Margaret Whitesell, a distant relative of Emily’s Dr. Temperance Brennan.
“[Zooey] will play Brennan’s closest blood relative, not counting her dad or her brother – one that she hasn’t met before,” Bones executive producer Hart Hanson explains to Channel Guide magazine.
Not only does the episode see the introduction of Zooey’s Margaret, Emily Deschanel says that the family-oriented instalment might just change the relationship between Bones and Booth.
“The episode brings up a lot of questions for Booth and Brennan,” Emily explains. “Brennan opens up and has a new level of compassion that you’ll see in the episode. I think any time characters have a breakthrough on some level, that either Booth or Brennan has some kind of breakthrough, then that brings both of us together.”
“So Booth holds her hand through that,” Emily continues. “I think when you go through something, it changes you, it’s profound in a way. And if somebody is there helping you, that brings you closer together. I think that’s definitely what happens in this episode.”
As for Zooey making this a recurring guest role, the sisters say even though nothing has been confirmed, future episodes of Bones may see a lot more of the young Deschanel.
“I don’t die at the end of the episode,” explains Zooey. “I think it’s open-ended for a reason,” adds Emily. “We’ll see. It took us five seasons to figure out when Zooey could come on the show, and it may take five more seasons.”
In the mean time, make sure not to miss a Deschanel Christmas when Zooey Deschanel guest stars in Bones, screening on Sunday, March 28th at 8:30pm on 3.
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