Bones Spoilers: Due Date, Baby Name, Season Finale Scoop & More!

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The birth of Booth and Brennan's daughter will take place in less than a month on Bones, and for those lucky enough to be there to witness the event early at PaleyFest, it was nothing short of moving.

The April 2 spring premiere was screened Thursday night, and the episode, "The Prisoner in the Pipe", is an eventful, entertaining one from start to finish, culminating with the arrival of tiny ...

We're not allowed to say. But she's named after two special women in Temperance's life.

Emily Deschanel and David Boreanaz

It turns out the rumors and snippets we've been gathering for months now were true, as the long-awaited delivery was anything but smooth ... and ended with Brennan welcoming her daughter in a stable.

"It's still Bones," said executive producer Stephen Nathan of the unconventional birth setting and storyline. "We're not Parenthood. There's still going to be someone dead and something revolting ... but this baby informs their lives in a completely different way. The show takes a very different turn from a character point of view."

Indeed it does, and we promise, it'll be worth the wait.

Star Emily Deschanel said she absolutely got behind the unusual concept, as she personally could see Brennan "going to some tribe and having some ritual during labor with some women around her."

There is something about it that just makes sense.

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Other highlights from the Bones 2012 PaleyFest panel:

  • The Season 7 finale, directed by David Boreanaz, will have the springtime's main adversary, Christopher Pelant, whose reputation has preceded him so far, "change the course the series for a while."
  • Not in a good way. According to Boreanaz, "it's intense" and "not happy."
  • Creator Hart Hanson called Bones' move to Monday nights (starting April 2) a "good" thing. "I know that we're supposed to be so upset, [but] we've always wanted to be with House. So, we're up for it."
  • The four "bonus" episodes Fox ordered for this season, or next, do not yet have a home. Hanson said that the standalone episodes "exist in their own separate universe," so scheduling is flexible ... and TBA.
  • Long live Bones?  "In many ways, Bones is Fox's most successful hour-long scripted drama," Hanson said of the show's longer-term prospects. "I'm very confident we'll be back for Seasons 8 and 9."
  • 4-4-7. The significance of these numbers, which often appear in scenes, and will show up at least one more time this spring, will be revealed "in the last episode of Bones," Hanson said.

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I live in israel and we are miles behind you but i hope we get it back here soon soon soon. I love it.


I am almost positive that the baby will be Christine Angela Brennan-Booth.
Arrrgh!!!! I would have given almost anything to go to PaleyFest and see the birth ahead of time.




Ruthie Angela Brennan-Booth


I did not know that Fox has not actually cancelled Bones! This is great news and can't wait for the new episodes! Thanks for being so informative TV Fanatic~


I like the Monday night idea, My night will be complete, Lol Bones if it is on at 8pm (Eastern st time), then House at 9 then Castle on abc @10 Yea great night as long as I do not have to work afternoons that night !! I do not have dvr or tevo.But there is always hula or other sources!!


I love the prior idea that there be some reference to the books and name the daughter Katy...but somehow I doubt it. In the pilot there was a reference to the former husband Pete but that's Ben it. I read at the end of one of her books that Kathy Reichs figures that the show is sort of a prequel to the books, it's what happened before she started to work as she does in the books. that kind of makes sense but not with the baby... I've always felt horrible that the only thing from the books is brennan's name, and a few plots early on in the series.


Wow. It's Pipe not Pen first of all. We'll have to see because rumors are rumors & what HH says is to be taken with a grain of salt. Glad Bones will be back for more, as it dominates every time slot & will remain a very solid, strong show period!! Here's to 20 seasons, cheers!!


@Jay: Thanks for the info. I live in Texas too (DFW Metroplex). I didn't see any of the PaleyFest interviews, so I didn't know about Angela being the baby's middle name. Here's a new idea - what if they named the baby after Cam? She's been a part of Booth and Brennan's life for years, right? Just a thought. I cannot wait for Bones to come back!!!


I have asked this before and no answer- where the hell is PARKER and what does he think about having a sister????? They barely even mention him. Has he walked up the stairs to his bedroom and disappeared??

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