After watching the Bones Season 6 finale (over and over and over again), we think you all know why we’re excited for Season 7: Brennan is pregnant! With Booth’s child! But it’s so much more than just that. (Really, it is.) Read on for our top five reasons why we’re wishing the summer would be over and Bones would be back in our lives already. Number 5: The return of the belt buckle. Call us silly, but we miss that “Cocky” belt buckle, and not just because it involved focusing in on Booth’s (David Boreanaz) midsection. Though that doesn’t hurt! We used to think Seeley stopped wearing his gift from Brennan (Emily Deschanel) because he was in a relationship with Hannah, but even though she’s long gone, there’s still no sign of the red accessory. Maybe his official coupledom with Brennan means it’s only a matter of time before the buckle makes its return.
Number 4: The look on their faces... Even though we’re pretty confident Angela (Michaela Conlin) knows what happened behind Booth’s bedroom door the night of one special squintern’s passing, we’re pretty sure the baby news will still come as a complete shock to her— and the whole Jeffersonian team. Imagining the many incredulous looks Sweets (John Francis Daley)— a card-carrying member of Team B&B— will make when he finds out is one way we’re keeping ourselves busy during this long summer with no new Bones.
Number 3: More guts, more glory. We know we have a tendency to act grossed out by the weekly display of disgusting Bones bodies, but the truth is deep down we love it. Watching the writer’s top themselves in the gore department week after week is one of the reasons we tune in. But even though the body in the season finale’s bowling episode was named one of NY Mag’s Grossest Bodies on TV this season, we think the best/worst is yet to come. Even executive producer Stephen Nathan can’t contain his excitement. Last week he tweeted, “Working on the first six Bones stories for season 7. Seems to be no end to the murdering. And that brain... how the hell did that happen?!” Number 2. Baby Bones No. 2— Creator Hart Hanson will no doubt have something up his sleeve when it comes to the storyline for Booth and Brennan’s baby, but as long as it results in a healthy baby, we think we can handle just about anything. Sure it was heartbreaking to watch Angela and Hodgins (TJ Thyne) come to grips with the fact that their baby might be born blind, but seeing him come into the world healthy— and not to mention named after dearly departed Vincent— was totally worth the anxiety and tears (ours and theirs). And now that it’s B&B’s turn to go through the process, we’re looking forward to the baby bumps (real and fake) and the cutesy moments of reassuring each other that everything’s going to be okay. It will be okay, right, Hart?! It better be!!!
Number 1: Less talk, more action. Don’t get us wrong, we love, love, love that Booth and Brennan finally hooked up, but our one complaint is that we didn’t get to see nary a smooch. B&B should understand this more than anyone: We want proof! Thankfully the show has all next season to make it up to us. Hand-holding, face-caressing, cuddling— pick your PDA poison, writers. It’s okay, we’ll wait. Now you tell us! What are YOU guys most looking forward to when Bones returns in the fall?