Saturday, April 25, 2009

Episode Description: The End in the Beginning

Fox has put out the press release for the season 4 finale of Bones: "The End in the Beginning." Spoiler warning!

OWB is one year old!

When I started Obsessed with Bones, I never envisioned how much it would grow. I never envisioned anything, really, I was just looking for a hobby and a way to share my love of this great show.

1 year, 1200+ posts (and many thousands of comments - I don't even know!), a million page loads later...here we are!

For the first month last year, OWB got about 20 visitors a day. Now? This week it was more like 4,000 unique visitors a day. There are a lot of you lurkers out there!!

I am so happy all of you visit and enjoy the blog. I'm glad it has become a place where we can all discuss the show deeply and avoid many issues that other fan sites (for any TV show - I'm not singling out Bones sites) face and a lot of that has to do with how vigorously many of you defend what OWB has become.

In a lot of ways, just by virtue of it being a blog, it's a one-woman show. That has it's limitations. And, as my life gets more complicated (c'mon baby squint...anytime now...I promise I won't bite) I greatly appreciate how much many of you take on in the form of self-policing out of place spoilers and gossip, contributing links, and more. OWB has truly become a community, something I never dreamed of but thoroughly enjoy and appreciate.

Here's to the next year!

Emily Deschanel talks with Peta

Emily Deschanel is passionate about many things, including animals. Click here to read a short interview and see a video with her discussing her animal love and Veganism.

Buddy TV Picks TV Best Brothers

Jared and Seeley Booth come in at #25 on TV's best brothers:

#25 Seeley and Jared Booth, Bones

These are two stoic men who don’t like to talk about their feelings, but when it comes to looking out for one another, Seeley can’t help but protect his brother.

Emily Deschanel Conferance Call: The Transcript

Givememyremote was able to participate in the recent conference call with Emily Deschanel and has compiled a full transcript of the interview. You can see it here (definitely spoiler warnings!) but here are a couple of the non-spoiler questions:

Okay, in the past few weeks, the show’s been on Mondays, Wednesdays, a Thursday… Talk about the fans of the show, and the loyalty to it, even with the constant schedule change.

ED: It’s incredible. I mean, we did better on an unscheduled night without a lot of promotion, then the show that’s normally there, and (better) than even on our regular time slot. I think it’s frustrating for a lot of people, friends of mine have said they didn’t know when the show was on; my grandparents were very confused (laughs)…you don’t have to be 90 years old to be confused by it though, but I think they’re (FOX) trying to make it up, because we got pushed off, it was like a chain reaction from an Obama press conference, and I think they’re trying to make it up to us. But it confused a lot of people, because people thought ‘oh, we’re on Monday nights now, not on Thursday nights’, but…we’re used to being bumped around, and I think it says a lot about our fans and our viewers who follow us from night to night, even in the same week. And, we’re just so grateful for such loyal fans. If we didn’t have them, we never would have survived, because we’ve been moved around so much, and it’s kind of ridiculous to think about. We owe it to our loyal viewers who stuck around from one night to another and made us even MORE successful on unscheduled nights. It feels pretty good to have those kind of loyal followers.

Alice with the Times Courier: I was wondering about your personal life, do you see any common traits between you and your character?

ED: (laughs) You know what? I think the character’s kind of seeped into me sometimes. I’ve become more particular about things and my attention to detail is stronger. Hart (Hanson), the creator of the show would say that I am the least like my character, of anyone on our show, and I think that’s probably true.

(small interruption, as ED gets a phone call)…..

ED: I think I’m very different from my character. I’m certainly not as intelligent as she is; I’m a little more personable, and you know, able to have conversations with human beings, which she struggles with. But I think if you saw David Boreanaz and myself, kind of interacting while we’re filming, you will see a lot of similarities to Booth and Brennan. We pretty much have the kind of ‘brother/sister’/’married couple’/ Booth and Brennan type….we’ll talk back and forth with each other bicker sometimes in a very loving way. We have a great kind of repartee going, that kind of mirrors the characters we have. But I’d say I get very focused on my work, like she does. I understand kind of losing yourself in your work, I understand and can relate to anything that she does, it’s just that maybe it’s not as strong in my personality as hers.

Rick Porter (Zap-to-it.com): I wanted to ask you about something you mentioned earlier, sort of Brennan’s inability to relate the way regular people do. Do you think after this long, playing this character, that she almost refuses to kind of learn that, or she just really can’t see the world in that way.

ED: No, I would say that if you kind of look at some of the episodes, this season, like the one David directed…the Bones that Foam, you see Brennan ask Sweets, the John Francis Daley character who plays the shrink, she asks him to help her interact with humans. (laughs) And she admits that she’s not good at it and asks him to help her, and he tries to teach her what different expressions look like…what happiness looks like, what sadness looks like, and she’s just, you know, she kind of fails at it, but she’s really…it’s not a lack of trying, and I think if you actually look back to the beginning of season one to now, she has warmed up a lot. And I know that sounds crazy, because she still has a long way to go, but she has definitely changed. I think she’s opened up with her emotions, she’s learned to interact with people a little bit. And I’ve worked with some psychologists who work with people with Asperger’s syndrome. Basically Brennan has some form of Asperger’s, because she’s a genius, but she has a hard time interacting in social situations. People have success in moving forward and helping people with Asperger’s interact with other people in social situations. Anyways, that’s a long way to answer your question, but basically, Brennan has not given up. Brennan is really trying to learn how to relate to people and to open up her emotions. And become more sympathetic and all of that. And that’s one of the things I love about the character is that she is trying to be better. Trying to grow and that’s one reason why I love playing the character.

Emily Deschanel on Jimmy Fallon: The Video

Thanks, Su, for providing the Emily Deschanel Jimmy Fallon interview. There are definitely spoilers for the season finale.

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