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She's What?!? Bones Producer Speaks on Game-Changing Season Finale

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Executive producer Stephen Nathan spoke about "The Change in the Game" after the Bones season finale aired last night. If you haven't seen it, we won't give away any details in this paragraph, but you should probably turn back now.

We don't want to spoil the last 10 minutes for you, because there aren't too many episodes that leave you bawling, then gasping and exclaiming "WHAT!?"

Here are excerpts from Nathan's chat with EW ...

Big Bones Moment

On whether Brennan is for real: "Absolutely. This is not a dream"

On whether this twist was built around Emily Deschanel's real-life situation: "This was something that we had been discussing even before Emily found out she was pregnant."

"It’s very difficult to find a way to deal with two characters who everybody knows should be together without embracing what everybody calls the Moonlighting curse."

"We had to find a way to keep Booth and Brennan Booth and Brennan and keep the integrity of those characters intact, and yet move them along because you can only wait so long."

"So we wanted to avoid that part of the relationship where you first get together and the fresh glow of love, and you’re sharing dessert, and you’re overly polite."

"We didn’t want to do that. Booth and Brennan have disagreed about fundamentally everything - except each other - for six years. That will continue."

"Their characters will remain the same: Booth and Brennan will have completely different ways of dealing with the pregnancy, completely different ways of dealing with where their life goes from here. Booth is the marrying kind as we know, and Brennan is not."

"Where are they gonna live? How are they gonna raise the child? All of these issues will be dealt with in the way that they’re always dealt with - from opposite sides."

"The ultimate pragmatist meets this romantic who has faith that everything will be worked out as long as you look at it the right way."

"These are issues that won’t die. We hopefully have found a way to continue what everyone loves about Bones while really kicking it up a notch and adding a whole new set of complications now that these two people actually find themselves together."

Baby Time!

On when Season 7 will pick up: "It’s not gonna be two weeks later. We’ll see them a little bit further along. Exactly how far along remains to be seen."

On the time elapsed between the last two episodes: "Probably at least a month."

On whether B-squared did the deed once or multiple times: "I think that’s up to every viewer. I have my little feeling about it, but I don’t want to impose my opinion on that on anyone."

On their future as a couple: "Well, we’ll now see them as a couple - whatever a couple means to Booth and Brennan. [Laughs] It will be that unique couple. It won’t be what you expect."

On adding a baby to their dynamic: "We want that to affect the show, but it’s not gonna be a show about having babies. It’s not Parenthood. I’m sure there are gonna be viewers who are upset. 'Oh, the baby’s gonna do this and do that.'"

"A lot of viewers always make up their mind on how we’re gonna ruin the show before it happens. [Laughs] And hopefully we will disappoint those viewers. As for the viewers who have faith, we hope we won’t disappoint them. We’re very, very excited."

On how the babies will change the show overall: "Bones is still Bones. We’re still gonna have gruesome murders and find the killer. That’s still always the main thrust of the show. We’ll follow their lives and follow the progression of relationships, but that’s always gonna be the backdrop against killing people."

"The babies will definitely factor in the show. Every week? I can’t imagine. But it will be a part of their lives. We’ve known these people for six years. We’ve seen them grow."

"They have children and their lives progress and evolve, and we’ll see a part of that while we’re, you know, tearing the flesh off of a horrendously decomposed body."

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AAAH GIVE US BOOTH ND BRENNAN SEXSCREENTIME plz, after 6 seasons shes preggers?! And we didnt even get a fucking kiss :(((

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What a bum end to series 6. We have waited six years to see some romance between Booth & Bones and this is the best they can do? not even a romantic kiss! C'mon people...... !
The spark is certainly gone out of it now, by being afraid to give us the romance we wanted (in case the show dropped in the ratings) their answer was to remove it altogether!! Yeah that makes a whole lot of sense. I'm outa here, won't be tuning in next season. Bon Voyage everyone, don't need the agro.

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@solofia The song is "Make You Feel My Love" by Adele. I love that song too, well most anything that is by Adele.

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Does anyone know the name of the song that played at the end of the finale? I can't get that song out of my head!

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I think it's about time something happened to shake up the perfectly scientific little world that Brennen has sheltered herself in for too long. The last two seasons have been about just that. She's been forced to wake up and face the realities of emotion, love, and pain. It can only make her a better person and it turn a better scientist. As for the comment about her being intelligent enough to be on some form of birth control...please...there is a failure rate to any form of birth control except sterilization and abstinence. My first son is proof of the failure rate of condoms. My first daughter...was on the pill. Second daughter...depo-provera. Third daughter...condom again. No birth control is fool proof and if a child is meant to be...it'll happen.

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@tati They did have sex it was confirmed in the TV Line interview it said "It was not a dream. There is no alternate reality. What you see is what you get. They are having a baby. She is pregnant with his child. She [slept with] him in the previous episode and this was the outcome."

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It makes no sense that Brennan, of all people, wasn't on the pill or some other form of birth control--even the interview above didn't indicate if they actually had sex so maybe it is a throwback to the sperm donation from Booth...

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Ok, well I'm sorry that I don't particularly want to watch yet another couple settle down into parenthood. Not only Is it all over tv, it is all over the show! Angela and hodgins's journey is cute because we've seen them grow as A couple. I'm sorry, but sparks + two kisses + off screen sex scene does not equal a couple. And for all those saying how young are you- this isn't real life, it's tv, and I personally get bored watching the joys of parenthood on every channel. Maybe it will be good, we'll see How it goes, I just feel like it would have been nice to see the growth of a romantic relationship as opposed to going from 1-100 in the space of 10 minutes. So screw you. I'm allowed to have an opinion, and I am not the only fan who was disappointed by the way this has turned out.

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Ok, well I'm sorry that I don't particularly want to watch yet another couple settle down into parenthood. Not only Is it all over tv, it is all over the show! Angela and hodgins's journey is cute because we've seen them grow as
A couple. I'm sorry, but sparks + two kisses + off screen sex scene does not equal a couple. And for all those saying how young are you- this isn't real life, it's tv, and I personally get bored watching the joys of parenthood on every channel. Maybe it will be good, we'll see
How it goes, I just feel like it would have been nice to see the growth of a romantic relationship as opposed to going from 1-100 in the space of 10 minutes. So screw you. I'm allowed to have an opinion, and I am not the only fan who was disappointed by the way this has turned out.

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It's about time, we've been waiting six LONG years for this to happen. We've seen Bones grow so much. Vincents death we saw her cry because she finilly found that not everything can just be explained away. We saw her talk to one of the bowling suspects talk about God, she did not go on the offensive and argue about is non exsisants. So I'm begging the étouffée PLEASE let Bones love and trust Booth the way she should have had as a child. Don't break Booths heart again, he need Bones to help him believe he too deserves true love, a love to last a life time. With all the bad memories of what he had to do in war he needs to be able to know Gods looking out for him as a better good. Both Booth and Bones deserve a chance at real happiness. Keep the work relationship the same, and let them experience a home life together. After all real life we all needed to figure this out anyway. Now that Angelia is having to to this as well, we can watch how Angelia could tryand help Bones learn too let love in her heart and that Booth will never let anyone or thing ever hurt her again, she can let the walls down and let her LEARN what life and love have too offer her.

Bones Quotes

Booth: Come on Christine, if you want to be a big girl, you gotta eat your breakfast. It's good for you.
Christine: Mommy says size is determined genetically.

You look beautiful.

Brennan [to Samantha]

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