Posted on 13 April 2010.
It might be a few days late, but if he made us wait five years to let us know that Booth and Bones already kissed, we’re pretty sure Hart Hanson will understand.
As promised, the creator of “Bones,” which celebrated its 100th episode last week with a real bombshell, is our Canadian of the Week.
Back in 2005, Hanson, who was born in California but moved to Canada as a child and graduated from the University of Toronto before getting an MFA from the University of British Columbia, dared to bring a forensic crime drama to Fox, of all places. Who would’ve believed that despite not necessarily pulling in the numbers of those forensics-by-numbers shows on CBS, he took Emily Deschanel and David Boreanaz and crew, and created the most personal and fun forensics show of the bunch.
Winding down to the end of its fifth season, with a sixth already ordered from Fox, “Bones” boasts one of the most loyal audiences in television. Despite scheduling changes that have seen the show air on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, throughout its run, viewership has remained consistent and even grown a bit since the premiere, without wavering.
Then came last week’s 100th episode, written by Hanson and directed by Boreanaz, in which a trip down memory lane revealed that Bones and Booth actually kissed when they first met and worked their first case together. So, it turns out the “will they or won’t they?” question is answered with a resounding: They already did!
Still, they decided to keep things professional at the time, and the new information brings the sexual tension to a new level, and that should be entertaining for at least a few more years to come.
In case you missed it, or just feel like watching it again, here’s the 100th episode of “Bones”: