Has ‘Bones’ Jumped the Shark Now That Booth and Brennan Are Having a Baby?

by | November 3, 2011 at 9:36 AM | bones

When “Bones” returns for its seventh season on Thursday, Nov 3, it is five months after Dr. Temperance “Bones” Brennan (Emily Deschanel) told Seeley Booth (David Boreanaz) that she was pregnant with his child. Now the couple is playing house and trying to figure things out – logically – but that isn’t exactly working for them because as Booth tells Brennan: Love is not rational.

Reasonably, their plan to spend half their time at Brennan’s house and the other half at Booth’s sounds good on paper, but the reality is that with Brennan’s expanding baby bump, Booth’s kitchen is just too small for the two of them.

Preview: Is Brennan Having Doubts?

So when Brennan finally decides – with a little help from Angela (Michaela Conlin) — that it is okay for them to live together, she tells Booth that because she is more financially solvent, because she is more logical and because she is the one carrying their child, she should get to decide where they live. She also throws in something about a paper that she wrote on the women of the Ioquois – but that is way too abstract for Booth’s tastes.

Needless to say, Booth’s feelings are hurt by her insensitivity. After all, how can an FBI agent compete with a best-selling author salary-wise? Besides, he wants to start their family somewhere fresh that is their place, not his or hers. Along the way, Booth tells Sweets (John Francis Daley), “I am never going to be able to survive this pregnancy.”

But the fun really starts when the pregnancy hormones kick in and the very logical Brennan begins experiencing emotions that she is not ready to do deal with.

Again, it is Angela that helps Brennan face her fears and realize that she can have the life she wants, not the life she is afraid of. And we also discover that Booth has his own fears linked to fatherhood because of his father.

And, oh yeah, along the way there is a case: The remains of a woman are found in a paintball field and when she is identified, for some reason two Missing Persons reports have been filed on her, making it look suspiciously like the husband – a pastor at the First Church of Christ – may be the killer. But then it turns out she was suffering from retrograde amnesia, and it is a whole new ballgame.

If the characters stay as true to who they are in this first episode, fans of Bones don’t have to worry about the series jumping the shark. They will just get to enjoy Booth and Brennan taking their relationship to the next level. Check out the video and see for yourself.

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