The Bones Season 7 Premiere, In Review: 'Whatever Life We Want'

Fox’s Bones returned from its extended summer-slash-early fall hiatus on Thursday night to unfurl its much-awaited Season 7. That the new cycle of episodes was met with great expectation is in part due to the fact that Brennan and Booth are greatly expecting the baby whose existence was announced at the close of Season 6. When it comes to showing us a “new” B&B — meaning, coworkers in love — do you think Bones delivered?

Thursday Ratings: Bones Strong In Delayed Return

I rewatched the premiere in prep for this piece, and this time around the scene that hit me in the gut was in the restaurant, when Brennan took away from Booth any say in where they should live. “We’re family,” he pointed out. “Even you should know what that means.” “You’re angry,” Temp noted. Booth: “Yeah, I’m angry.”

That exchange, followed by how Brennan later backtracked on her stance, spoke loudly about how far the two have come and perhaps still need to go as they prepare to become three. As did the exchange of “I love you”s — a big step for Temp, obviously.

And the scene in the bed, at hour’s end, of course, was resplendent with sweet, funny moments.

But after so much waiting, we want to hear from you guys. So let me wrap up here with a few bulleted discussion topics and favorite quotes, then it’s all you. (I won’t be covering the case of the week, because of the first two episodes it was quite the clunker. Next week’s is much more compelling.)

• Do you think Brennan will indeed propose to Booth? And if so, how long will that take? (Series boss Hart Hanson recently said, “I wouldn’t in a million years want to say how long it would take [for the proposal]…. We can’t give away that.”)

• Do you think Angela (or viewers) will ever set eyes on “The Omelet Shot”?

• How cute was the Hodgela home video? And how cute is that baby?

• “Those memories don’t have to rule your life. Remember… the good times. Have that life.” Do Temperance and Angela have one of the best female friendships on TV, or what?

• “Lying here, I had time to think. Longer than I expected. You must have… run into traffic.”

• “Since I can always depend on you to assist when needed, whether practically, emotionally or… sexually….”

• “I thought [a treehouse] would make a great lab!”

• “We could have whatever life we want. You know that, right?”

• “It’s a fact that males usually prefer women they have to hunt for.” Well, how satisfying that this one hunt gave birth to such a fun, new dynamic.

• Where do you think Booth and Bones will end up living? Remember what David Boreanaz told TVLine: “It’s very funny. It’s not your normal place.”

Comments are monitored, so don’t go off topic, don’t frakkin’ curse and don’t bore us with how much your coworker’s sister-in-law makes per hour. Talk smart about TV!

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154 Comments
  1. Wendy says:

    I loved everything Booth/Brennan, including the fight, since it was so…them. But I admit, my heart turned to mush during the Hodgins/Angela and Michael scenes, both in the home video and in the lab. That baby (well, those babies) are adorable! Only Hodgins would show his baby son spiders as a family bonding experience. LOL! Love how Michael charmed Cam with his cooing and smile, too!

  2. Samantha says:

    Overall it was kind of a let down but I think that’s because the case was weak. It’s nice to have the show back though.

    • dane says:

      The case WAS weak.. but I think intentionally so. They really needed to highlight the folks we know and love and kind of bring us up to speed on where everyone is. The BB banter and mush was cute! And Hodgela was great! Plus WENDALL!! And snoopy shrink Sweets! And Cam!

    • LULA FLEMING says:

      I THINK IT COULD HAVE BEEN A LITTLE BETTER FOR THE FIRST SHOWING SINCE IT TOOK SO LONG TO COME BACK,HOPE IT GETS BETTER

  3. Piper says:

    I’m on such a high after watching that I almost feel as though I can’t even talk about this episode! Due to the long hiatus, I had really built this episode up, and I think it delivered on all levels. There’s so much I want to say, I feel like I could write a novel about my emotions right now, so just suffice it to say that I loved the premiere & have already begun the countdown to next Thurs!

  4. Charm says:

    OMG BEST episode ever. I was smiling the whole time. I wasn’t sure how they were going to pull it off, but they managed to keep it cute and funny without going to far. Love her crying and being emotional yet so so rational at the same time, that’s hard to pull of I think. I thought the baby they chose for Angela and Hodgens was soooooo cute. The last line by Brennan was great, “you know I’m a difficult woman” (paraphrasing) I am just really really happy Bones is back. Can’t wait to see more.

  5. Poetic_line says:

    I love the new dynamic and the love between Booth and Brennan.

    A perfect episode.

    • TMH says:

      It is about time! Love the show!!! Better than the Ross & Rachel saga of Friends

    • LULA FLEMING says:

      YOU KNOW HOW LONG THE VIEWERS WAITED FOR BONES AND BOOTH TO CONNECT,I THOUGHT,THEY WOULD LOSE THEIR MIND JUST WAITING ON EACH OTHER,THE LOOKS THEY GIVE EACH OTHERS,I,M SO GLAD THEY ARE TOGETHER

  6. xxcharlie says:

    couldnt think of a better way for this show to start out this season….

  7. Shayna says:

    ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!!! it was worth the wait. Im still in shock that that episode actualy happened. WOW. Hart Hanson is the freaking bomb!!!!!

  8. elizabeth says:

    I was really apprehensive going in, since Gossip Girl has not handled their baby cliffhanger in a good way. I should have had a little more faith in the BONES writers. I really enjoyed catching up with the BONES team tonight. A nice split between procedural gore and the character growth fans love. Nice they remember drama is in having a relationship, not just the build up. Looking forward to how this plays out.

  9. Louise says:

    I absolutely loved it, the dynamic has grown and most definitely not weakened. I have waited months amongst angry comments and trepidation (not me) about whats to come and this episode definitely delivered on the BB front.

    The talks with angela were touching and I’m glad they are bringing up previous story-lines that need closure in order to move forward.

    The interaction between booth and brennan is definitely deeper and
    for me, I enjoyed the fact that we see both of them are able to express their feelings more to each other, even if they battle with them first. The cute moments are the icing on the cake.

    I would have liked to have seen the groups reactions but it’s imagined..lol

    Anyway, Hart Hanson you win my vote.

    P.s, Now can everyone please shut up about that stupid moonlighting curse excuse.

  10. Agustina says:

    • Do you think Brennan will indeed propose to Booth? And if so, how long will that take? (Series boss Hart Hanson recently said, “I wouldn’t in a million years want to say how long it would take [for the proposal]…. We can’t give away that.”)…
    -That will be awesome and how long as she need…

    • Do you think Angela (or viewers) will ever set eyes on “The Omelet Shot”?
    -I HOPE SO!

    • How cute was the Hodgela home video? And how cute is that baby?
    -the cutest video and the most beautiful baby on the world

    • “Those memories don’t have to rule your life. Remember… the good times. Have that life.” Do Temperance and Angela have one of the best female friendships on TV, or what? BEST FEMALE FRIENDSHIP EVER!!

    • “Lying here, I had time to think. Longer than I expected. You must have… run into traffic.”
    -LOL, I love Booth being overprotective of her.

    • “Since I can always depend on you to assist when needed, whether practically, emotionally or… sexually….”
    -Go BRENNAN!

    • “I thought [a treehouse] would make a great lab!”
    -I want parents like them!!

    • “We could have whatever life we want. You know that, right?”…
    -LET ME CRY ON THE CORNER OF MY ROOM!!!

    • “It’s a fact that males usually prefer women they have to hunt for.” Well, how satisfying that this one hunt gave birth to such a fun, new dynamic.
    -Booth hunting!

    • Where do you think Booth and Bones will end up living? Remember what David Boreanaz told TVLine: “It’s very funny. It’s not your normal place.”
    -I don’t care if they are together everything in my life is fine!

  11. Tammy says:

    I agree that the case was meh. I am LOVING the new dynamic. Awesomeness! Can’t wait til next week!

  12. Trish says:

    I am so glad Bones is back! I found myself not even caring about the case….I was so engrossed in their interactions. Loved it!

  13. Chris says:

    Amazing episode, can’t wait for next week!

  14. Dark lady says:

    Nothing in this episode was a let down or weak …. This show just made itself 10x more amazing than what it already was ^.^ …. Loved every single minute of it and Booth/Brennan are awesome as always ^.^

  15. Kristen says:

    It was an AMAZING episode I loved it. Brennan and booth are too cute the fighting makes perfect sense for them since they are different but the treehouse for a lab was great so Brennan. Angela and hodgens has the cutest baby his smile is to die for

  16. Ann (nelliesbones) says:

    Awesome, best season opener in the history of Bones. So funny, so them and yet so incredibly cute. I always thought she might propose to him one day, after all, she has dreamed about them being married, she has written it. And the Hodgins baby? So adorable! Cannot wait for more like this!

  17. Erin Russo says:

    Loved it! The chemistry is still going strong with all of them. But I have to say I really hope they give Cam so fun real soon. Her character seemed way over tight this episode. LOVED B & B!!!

  18. Megan says:

    Definitely a very strong opener for Bones, as always. Lots of funny, sweet moments, and that baby is amazing! I mean what little guy wouldn’t want to lock eyes with Cam, but man, it was like he was taking direction! It seems clear that they’ll be able to keep up the tension without falling victim to the Moonlighting curse…Hooray!

  19. Dee says:

    Have only one word WOW. Who cares about the case? The episode was amazing. Seven days is too long to wait to see what happens next.

  20. Ty says:

    I LOVED THIS EPISODE!
    During the hiatus, I was kinda mad that everything basically happened off-camera and I was apprehensive about how Brennan’s pregnancy would bring B&B together. But the premiere has reestablished my faith in the Bones writers. I am loving the new dynamic between B&B and the pregnancy twist has definitely breathed new life into the show. Pun intended! I’m already waiting for next Thursday!

  21. MKS says:

    It delivered big time. Sure, I didn’t really care about the case, but all the other scenes more than made up for it. B&B are just FLAWLESS together. Couldn’t be happier.

  22. Janet says:

    I think she’ll propose while in labor.

  23. Webmastre says:

    The baby was so cute!(and also the video).
    I like the new relationship between Brennan and Booth, they stay the same , but change at the same time.
    The pregnancy is interesting(I like the part where she is stuck lying down and where she cried, because of the hormones) The fact that she is trying to be rational when she’s crying is really fun to watch.

    And the baby so adorable.

  24. Amber says:

    So glad Bones is finally back. The first episode lived up to the long wait, and almost makes up for the Hannah debacle of last season. I’m a sucker for a spoiler so I had a pretty good idea about some of the highlights in the episode. Still, I was totally surprised that Brennan told Booth that she loved him. I was not expecting that milestone this early in the season. Kudos to Hart Hansen and company for going there right off the bat. If Memories in the Shallow Grave is any indication of things to come, we are in for a good ride this season.

  25. Jess says:

    GREAT COMEBACK! I was a bit disappointed with last season. I thought that most episodes felt Like a different t.v show. They were not “bad” persay, just lacked the b&b feel us watchers love oh so much. This episode made up for last season entirely. Great job to all!

  26. Kathy says:

    Best season opener yet. I love how they are together but still the exact same people. Brilliant and sweet and funny. Can’t wait to see how this plays out.

  27. Ana Muller says:

    Hart Hanson just proved that the Moonlighting curse is a sh*t excuse for bad writing. I have to admit that the Hanna detour (also known as most unnecessary storyline ever) almost made me give up on Bones, I’m SO glad I didn’t though, this episode was a great payoff to the fans and I love how bold they were to go through with the pregnancy thing, I mean this could have gone so wrong! Anyways great episode and awesome new dynamic between Bones and Booth, this show has definitely reeled me back in!

  28. Suz says:

    “She’s having that baby so the next generation can feel stupid” So perfect

  29. mikki says:

    Amazing premiere! Loved every min with every cast member! Loved it!!!!

  30. Jessie says:

    The fall season has finally really started! We loved tonight’s episode and all I can say is it’s about time those two are together. Loved it!!!

  31. Leah says:

    Loved this premiere! I already want to go rewatch it on my DVR again and it’s only been an hour. I think they handled everything perfectly and I can’t wait until next week’s episode.

  32. jules says:

    A little disappointed that no one seems to care that Booth already has a kid. Would he have a room at this new place? Does anybody care that he still exists?

    • Dee says:

      I mean they did mention it briefly. I would bet that one of the later episodes involves Bones trying to bond some more with Parker. I mean she’s essentially his step mom for all intents and purposes.

  33. Liz says:

    I thought the case itself was weak, but the episode was brilliant. I love the new dynamic. It brings life back into the show. Not that the show was lifeless, but I thought last season was a bit weak (as a whole) in terms of the Booth/Brennan dynamic (thanks a lot Hannah).

    I love love love this direction and cannot wait to see where they go next!

    (oh and the the home video of Hodgela’s baby. A-FREAKING-DORABLE.)

  34. Jo L. says:

    really good premiere episode – it wasn’t about the case, it was about the team still working together with some changes like bones being pregnant and booth and brennan together :)

    some sweet moments with angela and bones, and bones and booth.

    good dynamic between everyone.

    can’t wait to see where BB choose to live (considering how angela/hodgins bought their condo) and how Parker;s reaction was/is when he was told/found out.

    good start to the season.

  35. Jesus says:

    It was the best episode for any veteran watcher of the show. I have waited six years for them to be together, and this episode has delivered on all levels. I was smiling through out the whole ep. Cannot wait for the rest albiet short season.

  36. ME says:

    I only hope the writers at Castle are taking notes on how to make the leap correctly.

    • Marie says:

      So do I !!!!

    • @ME says:

      I have absolute faith in the “Castle” writers to get it right. I still remember that interview Marlowe gave last season saying that seven seasons is long enough to tease a relationship, speaking of B&B. This season has been excellent so far and I’m betting they’ll handle it quite satisfyingly.

    • lisa says:

      God, I have a bad feeling about Castle, I love the show so I really do hope they’ll be able to pull it off!

    • alexis castle says:

      i have more faith in the castle writers than the bones writers. why is a leap needed? why can’t they just get together and we see their relationship progress. after cops and robbers, i don’t know how long castle and beckett have until they are together. i bet its sooner (this season or the next) rather than later (season 7, cough cough, bones).

    • racheal says:

      well bones did it right and castle is just stalling there is no reason for them not to be together
      and after that interview and this episode i really want to see how marlowe tries to top this
      i love castle but not very fond of him anymore

      • Meg says:

        I think the Castle writers are doing a far better job than the Bones ones…I don’t think Bones did it right at all! I’ve always felt Castle built up the relationship more naturally and steadily, whereas Bones was where the stalling happened. I’m glad things worked out on Bones, but we can’t ignore the fact that this is the 7th season, and they jumped from not being together to being pregnant a month or so later. Castle’s on Season 4, and Caskett have made far more progress in their relationship than BB had by that stage, plus their chemistry seems far less forced.

        Honestly? I think Marlowe has already ‘topped this’. Like some other posters I have faith in him and the other Castle writers to do it right, and to do it better than Bones.

        Don’t get me wrong, I still liked this episode of Bones, and I have every intention of continuing to watch :)

        • tom says:

          jesus christ why is it that in every bones article there is always some nagging post about castle
          give it a rest people its not a competition there are on different networks anyway

        • Pam says:

          “…they jumped from not being together to being pregnant a month or so later.” In ways that all relate to character and episode consistency, I think this was the perfect way to get them together. With her “hyper-rationality” as a focal point for many (most) of her interactions, could anyone really have seen B&B mushing it up all of a sudden? I think not, and that’s the basis for most of these “they didn’t change personality” comments. The case was weak, yes, but the majority of fans wanted to know how the babies will change the interpersonal dynamics, and that’s what was addressed. For my money, Wendell’s “stupid” line and Bones’ “hunter” comment are the two best lines in the show. The baby shots were on the edge of teeth curling, but whoever made that baby smile did a great job. And on a more somber note, heartfelt sympathies to the family of JD Moore for their loss.

        • Jillian says:

          The Castle writers do a good job of writing Castle and Beckett’s relationship…but Booth and Brennan’s chemistry was SO much better than Castle and Beckett’s chemistry…especially in seasons 1-5. I’m not crazy about Castle and Beckett’s chemistry AT ALL. I kind of feel like they could either just stay really good friends…or maybe they start casually dating and it might turn into something more. Don’t really care anyways. Maybe it’s because I have more of an emotional to B&B that Castle and Beckett…so when they smile, I’m just like “oh wow. They smiled. Nothing I haven’t see before” than when B&B smile at each other (…and kiss:)) I go into a shipper induced coma.

        • doty says:

          The Bones writers got it so RIGHT in timing. It would be unthinkable if Brennan’s character could become so normal in a short span of time given how the writers have developed her character as so logical and unconnected.She is not an average woman; she responds to life as the quirky genius she is. Castle writers have developed normal average people dealing with ordinary cases. I would expect the relationships on Castle to advance at a more normal pace. Castle writers are to be great in how they make the ordinary still fun,exciting, and enjouable.

  37. Jennifer says:

    • Do you think Brennan will indeed propose to Booth? And if so, how long will that take? Yes she will, but it will take very very long. During or after labor, maybe it will be the ending of season 7. LOL

    • Do you think Angela (or viewers) will ever set eyes on “The Omelet Shot”? Angela yes the viewers not really… (but i sure hope we do!)

    • How cute was the Hodgela home video? And how cute is that baby?
    Wow…. the most beautiful and happy baby ever, very cute indeed!

    • Do Temperance and Angela have one of the best female friendships on TV, or what?
    yes they actually do, temperance isn’t an easy person to deal with….

    • Where do you think Booth and Bones will end up living? I hope it isn’t a tree house, maybe a very fun, humble place!!!

    I really really enjoyed the premier and think this is going to be very nice lovable season. I really hope to see Parker more… My favorite line was “New memories new life”! Cant wait to next week ;)

  38. Amy says:

    I loved every non-case related moment! The case was totally forgettable. I don’t know what my favorite part was – breakfast a the beginning, the “I love yous” or that ridiculously cute baby Hodgins. I loved how satisfying it all was even if we didn’t get to see the beginning. I loved how settled with each other they have become, but not in a boring way. I am sure we will enjoy Booth and Brennan as a couple – and parents – for the duration of this show. Well done Hart Hanson and Co. you finally made up for the Hannah debacle!

  39. Ryne says:

    Could anyone post the full quote to the “God being a sociopath” scene? I thought it was really funny, but wasn’t able to DVR/record it at the moment.

    • Ana Muller says:

      Booth: “Could Claire’s injuries have been from a beating?”
      Brennan:”Possibly. But there’s too much remodeling to be certain what caused them. Do you think that she was beaten?”
      Booth:”No I don’t want to. Her husband is a pastor.”
      Brennan:”Violence would be a logical extension of his belief. The Bible features a vengeful God who capriciously slaughters the creatures he creates. Sweets would characterize him as a sociopath.”
      Booth:”Wait. God is not a sociopath!”
      Brennan:”Let’s just say, I don’t want him babysitting for our child.”

      • re dialogue says:

        I hate when Brennan talks about religion. She’s supposed to be a genius but she’s so ignorant about religion it bugs me. As a detail-oriented, highly intelligent person, I would expect her to know her facts and be precise and deep, but it’s like someone who has a passing knowledge of religion criticizing it and making themselves sound ignorant, bigoted and foolish. I wish the writers would work on that. I know there are many “geniuses” on TV who are great at their jobs, and they are written by a cadre of writers who are probably of average to above average intelligence, therefore not geniuses, but if you’re writing one don’t just call them a genius and spew random, rare facts about this subject or that and expect it to come across as genius. It doesn’t. I’m sure I’m getting too detailed about a TV show but it has bugged me for awhile how ignorant she is (not stupid, ignorant) about certain things like religion and yet prattles on like she’s making a deep point when her thoughts on those subjects are typically not deep and her knowledge is shallow and her facts are not all correct. Not trying to hate. I like the show and the characters are great and I think Hart Hanson is a genuinely great guy, but this is a piece of honest criticism that has bugged me for awhile and the dialogue I just read brought it to mind.

        • Tusk says:

          But as a person that is knowledgeable in many, many religions of many, many cultures, she draws her observations, and understanding of religion as a whole by the similar patterns in the said religion. She is refering to Christianity by it’s mythologies, just as she might the mythologies of the Greeks or Egyptians.

          As a child, interested in mythologies going to Catholic School in England, I had many ‘run ins’ in discussion of the differences between the Catholic lessons and mythologies of other advanced civilizations. The sisters could not downgrade me for asking these questions, but dismissed any attempts of understanding the differences with the answers of “mysterious ways” and “Faith”…and of course “damnation”.

          So I can see someone thinking like Brennan does…she’s not doing it because she’s ignorant, she’s doing it because she’s TOO analytical.

          • @Tusk says:

            I’m analytical as well and firmly believe asking questions is a good thing with any religion and non-religion or philosophy. Those should be encouraged, but what Brennan does isn’t that. But then she misuses words too, even in that dialogue above she shows a misuse of them, either that or she’s being nonsensical. The more I examine it the more inconsistencies and flaws I find. Another is arguing from a priori assumptions, those need to be questioned too, and using faulty logic. But again, it’s a TV show. I can overlook it. It’s sometimes humorous, sometimes irksome to me that she speaks on these subjects and is at least supposed to give the impression that she’s a genius.

          • Tusk says:

            You’re forgetting that she had been disassociated, socially, from ‘people’ most of her life, has rumored Aspergers, is an anthropolgist (analytical study of cultures), brought up in foster care, traumatic parental issues, moves in a culture of people who don’t know how to react to her sterile/analytical responses etc…As well as being super analytical and obsessive.

            She is a ‘Stew’ of issues that by themselves challenge people to be able to intergrate into society. All of them together? I can totally see how she is disassociative and mostly clueless to ‘normal’ social situations and beliefs.

  40. Ashley says:

    I LOVED the episode. Here’s what I think:
    1. Yes, I think she WILL propose to Booth…eventually.
    2. The Omelet shot…did you see her sly grin when Angela was going on about Booth being naked. No, I don’t think she’ll share.
    3. CUTEST BABY EVER on tv!! OH, I think I melted inside.
    I think that Booth and Bones should live in a treehouse! :) Hahahahaha.
    I love how the characters stayed the same. Dynamics have changed (for the better), but they’re still the same Booth and Bones that we know and love! I can’t wait ’til next week!!

  41. Ryan says:

    This episode was great for the B&B story line but the case seemed like it was forced into the episode and really didn’t have a purpose. Overall tho it was a very good episode and hopefully the start of something good! Also lets hope that the writers of Castle can learn how to make the transition as well as this one when the time comes!

    • melita says:

      yeah season 4 is going horrible right now too
      take a cue marlowe

    • Ruth says:

      I don’t understand how this transition was good at all. Instead of growing their relationship organically, they jumped straight into them starting a family together. They skipped a few weeks between the penultimate and final episodes of Season 6, dropped a pregnancy on them, and skipped 5 months of that pregnancy. I know B/B were pretty much ‘together’ for a good while, but they still weren’t in a relationship until the penultimate ep of s6.

      Castle is already in the process of making this transition a hella better than Bones. I love both shows, but it annoys me when people just ignore how much Bones avoided even mentioning explicitly that B/B actually had feelings for each other. Castle’s doing a much better job, imo anyway :D

      • lexi says:

        i dont think castle is doing a better job
        i hate the castle vs bones thing but to be clear i have seen a lot more moments on bones than i have ever seen on castle
        both r my fav shows but i love bones coz it was first
        maybe after bones gets over castle will be my top priority :D
        i think castle would have the same fate as bones if it was on fox those nagging pests stopped hart from putting bones and booth together in season 6 because of a fear of a ratings collapse

        • sims says:

          I know a few people feel as you do but lets remember Emily was actually quite pregnant during filming which meant the writers had to either get them together in the way the have or … not write the pregnancy in at all and hidden Emily’s bump – which in TV land usually means lots of shots with clipboards / tables etc – it would’ve massively hindered what Bones could do and completely mess with the character …

      • Megan says:

        I agree, Ruth, I think Castle is doing a much better job too. Bones ignored the relationship for several seasons and never gave us a good reason to believe why they weren’t together (Brennan being Brennan is NOT a reason!). I think the reason why Castle and Beckett haven’t gotten together yet is very clear amongst the characters and it is believable and generally accepted by the audience (or maybe just me?). Hell, Beckett basically told Castle on the swings in the season opener why they aren’t together. How much clearer could it get??
        That being said though, I’m very pleased where Bones ended up this season (although I can’t say I’m pleased with the journey) and LOVED the premier :-)
        Oh and I love the Castle/Bones comparisons…the shows are so similar and share the same fan base, so I almost expect for them to be compared.

        • lilyb says:

          Don’t get me wrong I love Castle but saying their writers do a better job then the Bones writers is really not fair! Bones is on it’s seventh season and I think it takes great writing to get this far and still be a talked about TV show, that’s the main reason why I think those two can’t be compared: Castle is just coming out of it’s third season, which is where most shows usually peak, I think they have done an amazing job storyline wise so far, but who’s to say they will be able to keep it up for say seven or eight years? I love it so I’m really hoping they do and that the show is on for a long time. But there’s no need to bash the Bones writing, yes they made some mistakes (HANNA anyone?) but overall they do a good job, and last night’s premiere was a great reward to long time fans, I really wasn’t happy with the direction the show was taking either but judging by this premiere they have recovered well from all those frustrating unnecessary story lines, and are finally giving the viewers what they want, without being over the top.

          • Jillian says:

            Why does there always have to be a competition between Bones and Castle?? They are two very different shows on two very different networks. Castle is ONLY in it’s 4th season…and the writing has been very good…but whose to say that they won’t screw up in the next 5 years??

  42. kayemu says:

    Loved it. loved it.LOVED it! I was cracking up from start to finish. Yeah – the case wasn’t hot, but I cracked up when the paintballer fell back on the corpse.

    Cut to Booth and Bones – Sigh. Just pure wonderfulness. I love how she responds like a typical woman (bones thinking she’s big) but still not (her explanation of why he was “aroused”), they had me cracking up.

    Loved the fight at the diner – reminds me of the intensity that they both carry with them and bring into the relationship.

    LOVED the VERY unexpected “I love you” from Bones. Booth is an old hat at this, but to hear Brennan say it? Ugh. Made my night!

    On Booth “rescuing” Bones when she fell – It’s quite hilarious that they are both obsessed with taking embarrassing pictures of each other – clearly Bone’s does the same thing to him. I just thought it was funny that as soon as he made sure she was okay he started clicking away. The comment about traffic had me cracking up. Was that hormones or just rational Bones? Whoever that was had me cracking up!

    What can I say but “sigh of wonder and bliss” at the bedroom scene? I enjoyed every note – Especially when Bones mentioned the treehouse lab and Booth noted the strangeness of the comment for a split second and accepted it as something wonderful in one fell swoop. He has always loved and accepted her. But now he loves and accepts her, she loves and accepts him and they are family.

    This is going to be a fun ride! Solid episode and premier! Kudos Hart!

  43. Jessica says:

    Did anyone notice that what their showing in the picture above Didn’t happened in tonight’s episode. I thought that was odd I thought they were going to show what you see in the picture in the episode because their wearing the same clothes they wearing at the beginning of the episode.

  44. Doya says:

    Excellent! Glad they are taking the bold and brave route and dealing with the relationship seriously without diluting and reducing the characters. I agree with the earlier poster: the “Moonlighting Curse” is an excuse for poor writing. House proved how bad writing can destroy a show with the way they handled Huddy. It wasn’t the couple, it was the writing.

    I hope Hart Hason will hold fast to this vision and continue to produce strong material for these characters.

  45. Jacqi says:

    Who cares about the case in this week’s episode, B&B are FANTASTIC!!!!

  46. BonesFringeFan says:

    The episode was nothing short of freaking fantastic! Kudos Hart Hanson I’m sorry I ever doubted you! Bones truly is the best show on television and I’m sure the ratings are gonna reflect that.

  47. ThatBob says:

    Frankly, I was kinda bored. If I’d wanted to watch a soap opera I would have been watching Grey’s Anatomy. Too talky, too slow, and the case of the week was predictable and unimaginative. This was not what attracted me to the show, and it’s not what I watch procedurals for. I hope next week they return to form.

  48. Hallie says:

    Haven’t caught up with it yet but it’s DVR’d so I will get to it sometime soon. My Twitter timeline was abuzz about it. Most people seemed to like and and several people were comparing it to another Fox show, HOUSE, and couple-House & Cuddy, saying they hoped the producers of BONES don’t screw up Booth & Brennan like HOUSE’S producers did with House & Cuddy’s relationship. I heartily concur.

    • Hallie says:

      I want to add something: Matt, I really like the way you do write-ups of shows. You’re like a perfect mix of reviewer and fan-you have a good eye and yet you can enjoy some of the same things the rest of us fans do and not be condescending about it. I really like that about your write-ups. Just thought you should know. Have a good evening. :)

  49. 1mars says:

    Guess I’m in the minority here but I am not very excited after waiting for 6 months for this. Actually let down is the word.

    So Booth is still begging for attention and affection from Bones, she still doesn’t want to change her life, Angela is still lusting after Booth even tho she is married and Booth is committed to her best friend. This is HH’s idea of a couple in love, egads!!

    The ILY by both characters were anticlimactic. Do they even like each other? Would they be together without the surprise pregnancy? The last thing I ever wanted to see was Booth in an unfilling relationship to be able to raise his child. ugh

    • Jillian says:

      I didn’t get that at all. Brennan tells Booth she loves him. She wants to move in with him. Hell…if she was so perfect and agreed to move in with him the in the first 5 seconds of the premiere…then there wouldn’t be a story. I have no doubt that she loves Booth. I just think she’s afraid of starting her own family. I didn’t see how Angela was lusting after Booth.

    • Sarah says:

      Have you been watching the show before? Of course they like each other, they’ve LOVED each other for a long time, and I don’t understand how you could have doubts about that after last night’s episode. Booth is not in an unfulfilling relationship, he has a girlfriend who loves him but is scared of committing because of her past. Brennan is not a person who would say “I love you” for light reasons, SHE MEANT IT. And so did he.

      And as for Angie, it’s not like she’s cheating on her husband, she just thinks Booth is hot, like 99% of the female population, married or not.

    • Jackson says:

      So what if Angela was lusting after Booth? Hodgins couldn’t peel his eyes away from Hannah every time he saw her early in S6. That doesn’t mean they don’t like each other.

      Angela is Booth and Brennan’s number one biggest fan.

    • JB says:

      Booth spent an awful lot of time kissing someone that doesn’t really like him. Twice as a matter of fact. When he arrives and finds Bones on the floor his first question is “are you OK” then he asks about the baby. That is a man in love, the baby being an extension of that love. Bones was very upset when she realized she hurt Booth. She still says and does things so literally that she can’t help it sometimes, but they resolved their issues in the end and the bedroom scene was awesome. Loved “it’s time to rub the belly, kiss the belly.” I am hoping in future episodes they refer back to some of what we might have missed during those five missing months or they talk about things that happened in S6. That would go a long way toward bridging S6 and S7.

  50. skybridge says:

    The supposed Moonlighting Curse hasn’t been tested yet. This was the first ep where we saw this couple together. If the ratings are still strong after this short season is over, then they will have dumped the Moonlighting curse, not before.

    • Kate says:

      Agreed. Plus I think they kind of cheated by time jumping as if skipping past them actually deciding to be together would make it better. As a long time fan I would have rather watched them do that. I mean slow (sometimes no) burn for six or seven seasons, and then in the blink of an eye they live together and she’s five months pregnant? It always feels lazy to me when writers just jump to the end rather than actually allowing it to develop.

      • Nicky C says:

        To be fair, Emily Deschanel was already about 7 months pregnant when they actually STARTED filming Season 7, so they didn’t really have any choice except to time jump.
        I mean, how much relationship development could they have managed if they’d had to hide Brennan behind a desk or use a body double all episode? The writers didn’t have much choice.

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