Saturday, November 1, 2008

French Bones Article

Pascale, one of your fellow blog readers, graciously took the time to send me these scans of a French Bones article, as well as fully translate the text for us.

The first section involves spoilers for upcoming sections. If you want to stay unspoiled, skip to the second section and read some great interview questions and answers with Emily Deschanel and David Boreanaz.


“Bones” fans have been waiting for a long time for Booth and Brennan to start a romantic relationship. Good news, this will soon happen, but not with the right Booth. The anthropologist will indeed be attracted by Seeley’s little brother, Jared Booth, played by Brendan Fehr (“Roswell” and “CSI: Miami”). He will be in at least two episodes, aired in the US at the beginning of November and will play a Navy Officer who has a difficult relationship with his big brother. “Jared and Brennan will go out and Booth won’t like it at all, David Boreanaz explains, as he is afraid that his brother could get her into trouble”. Moreover, the heroes of the show will have a hard job this year to catch a new serial killer who will make several victims during season 4. We’ll also learn more about Angela’s lesbian past and Booth’s family, with his beloved grandfather but also his father whom he constantly argues with.

Brennan and Booth make a dynamic duo in “Bones” but, behind the camera, the two actors are not less. No way to do an interview without big laughs with Emily Deschanel and David Boreanaz who, between 2 jokes, still reveal a few secrets about season 4.

Which one of you looses patience faster on the set and who is the one who tries to smooth things over?

Emily Deschanel: David is, no doubt, the one who knows how to have everybody coming to an agreement and solve conflicts.

David Boreanaz: Emily might be more impatient than I am but I think we’re both the kind of persons who make compromises so everything goes well on the set. That said, there is no diva in the team. Most of the actors never had a regular part in a tv show and everybody was very humble from the outset. Until now, it remained that way.

The shootings are always long and tiring. What helps you to cope and give the best of yourself?

David: I just have to look deeply into Emily’s eyes and I am inspired. I see stars in her eyes, the moon, whole galaxies… (laughs)

Emily: One piece of advice: never stop being an actor to start a poet career! (laughs). To answer your question seriously, David and I love what we are doing and even when we’re exhausted, we don’t want to leave the set until the scene is perfect.

The dialogs in the show are full of scientific jargon. Do you always understand what you say?

Emily: When I say my line, I know what I say because I asked the scientific advisers who work on the show to explain everything. But don’t ask me the next day as I will have forgotten everything.

David: I just try to look as lost as my character. But well, the secret of this show rests in our ability to put latex gloves on with efficiency.

Emily: That’s right, do you remember how difficult it was at first? We never managed to put them on right, but now it nearly became second nature.

Emily, how would you describe your work relationship with David?

Emily: It’s hard to not faint when he comes in a room. He is so sexy, attractive. After all, his only fault is that he is married. (laughs)

David: Yes and thank goodness my wife has the same sense of humor as I have!

Emily: It’s your fault, you have a very bad influence on me! (laughs)

The first 2 episodes of season 4 take place in London. Can you talk about it?

Emily: I was delighted to come back to London where I lived for two years during my studies. I was a little like Brennan, I already had all my marks there.

David: I also had much fun. We spent 12 days there and it was a real pleasure. Moreover, this 2 part episode has what fans like most: never-ending bickering between Booth and Temperance.

Emily: Yes. She blames him not to be able to adapt as, at first, he criticizes everything that is English.

David: But Booth eventually adapts himself and even enjoys the life in London. He prefers FBI methods to Scotland Yard’s but has to admit that their inspectors work very well. I think that the show is at its top when Booth and Brennan are sent in an environment that is not theirs. That’s when they get along really well and their friendship is at its best.

It is said that during this season, Booth and Brennan will be in bed together. Is it true?

Emily: Actually, that’s not wrong. But as far as I know, it would be a fantasy moment and not real life. But then, which one of us will dream of being in bed with the other one…

David: I think that the script writers want to go on teasing the audience without Booth and Brennan doing it. If they really spend the night together and start a real relationship it would be the end of the show.

Emily: I think that the audience would miss their never-ending bickering if it happened. In the scenes we have together, David and I always try to show how much our characters share some kind of intimacy without becoming overly sentimental. I know that women can’t believe that Brennan does not throw herself at Booth, but it is not about to happen! (laughs)

Saturday Bones-y Bits

Over this week I've been compiling a list of moderately interesting Bones mentions that I didn't have a moment to post. Now, you get it all, in one big pile! Happy Saturday Bones reading!


John Francis Daley scored a mention on this week in a "Where are they now?" feature.


The Chico Enterprise Record highlights Emily Deschanel's Thanksgiving-related, turkey-friendly plans.
Feed rescued turkeys a meal of lettuce, cranberries, cooked squash and pumpkin pie during the "Feeding of the Turkeys" ceremony, and enjoy vegan versions of favorite holiday foods on Saturday, Nov. 22, at the Sanctuary. Speakers include "Bones" actress and farm animal advocate Emily Deschanel; "Hervbivore Magazine" founder Josh Hooten; Farm Sanctuary president, co-founder and author Gene Baur. Deadline to register is Friday, Nov. 14; cost is $40 per person. Includes catered vegan dinner. Save a life at Thanksgiving through the Adopt-A-Turkey Project. Located at 19080 Newville Road, orland. For information or to register, call 607-583-2225, ext. 221, or visit

Emily Deschanel lends her support, and opens her wallet, to help fight the same-sex marriage ban, Prop 8, in California.


The LA Times blog highlights Hockey star Luc Robitaille's upcoming appearance on Bones.


The Fresno Bee talks November sweeps - the ratings push, the dismal season (hey! Bones is UP people!), and what networks will try to do this month to boost the flagging viewership. There is a Bones mention, but they somehow miss the upcoming Angela plot that is far more likely to get non-viewers buzzing.


NYMag disses Bones for the Zack plot and talks about Season 4 in general (scroll down, it talks a lot of shows in one piece). It's a new article, according to the publish, but it reads like it was written two months ago. Who knows?


Buddy TV highlights the great LA Times freelancer article from a few days ago. Do you think lack of sex is a good thing for the show?

DVR Usage: The He in the She

Bones is continuing to rank highly on DVR usage. "The He in the She" came in 9th for its week.


Largest Time-Shifting Audiences for Broadcast TV Shows:

Rank Programs Network Persons Live+7 (000s) Persons Live (000s) Time-shifted Audience (000s) % increase from Live to Live+7
1 GREY’S ANATOMY ABC 17,217 13,159 4,058 30.8%
2 CSI CBS 25,450 21,852 3,598 16.5%
3 HEROES NBC 10,038 7,148 2,890 40.4%
4 OFFICE NBC 10,493 7,745 2,748 35.5%
5 DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES ABC 16,766 14,074 2,692 19.1%
6 CRIMINAL MINDS CBS 17,675 15,347 2,328 15.2%
7 NCIS CBS 17,487 15,230 2,257 14.8%
8 SURVIVOR: GABON CBS 14,081 11,853 2,228 18.8%
9 BONES FOX 11,712 9,580 2,132 22.3%
10 TWO AND A HALF MEN CBS 15,131 13,079 2,052 15.7%

Emily Deschanel Photoshoot

It's been a very busy week! Here's something I meant to post earlier...

Back in September I posted a few pictures of David Boreanaz. They were taken in the lab, obviously, but that's not a Booth style shot at all.

Now, we're seeing similar pictures of Emily Deschanel, taken in the same way - same place, and looking much more like Emily than Brennan. You can see the full set at this Emily Deschanel web gallery, but here are a couple to enjoy.

(Sorry for the watermark, David's set is marked the same way.)

Spoiler Photos: The Passenger in the Oven

Fox has released the episode stills for the November 19th Bones episode, "The Passenger in the Oven."

They hardly qualify as spoilers. You see Booth and Brennan, and a body. That never happens...

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