Nicole Bessette, our Bones Fan Columnist, brings us some Bones news about future episode details. So warning! Possible spoilers below. If you’re interested in becoming a Fan Columnist click here.
So we all know that Booth and Bones both had difficult childhoods, and it’s probably one of the reasons why they work so well together. Well, that and their obvious sexual tension. But there is still no doubt that we know way more about Bones’ family than Booth’s. So, when are we going to find out more about the Booth’s?
Well, as luck would have it, the November 19 episode of Bones, “The Foot in the Foreclosure,” features Grandpa Hank Booth, and executive producer Stephen Nathan says we will even learn more about why Booth’s abusive father abandoned him at age 11 in this episode.
According to David Boreanaz, “Booth’s father had some issues, and we’re going to find out more about how painful it was for me growing up with that man. My grandfather was a much nicer person.”
I don’t know about you, but I can’t wait to see “Pops.” He will be played by the lovely Ralph Waite, and in this episode, he will leave a nursing home to come live with Booth. He will also tag along with Bones and him to investigate a murder involving human remains that were found by a real estate agent while showing a house to some prospective buyers. “This is a really good murder,” promises Nathan. “All that’s left is ash and one foot, and Hank can’t help but tag along.” Sounds pretty interesting, right?
Personally, I can’t wait to see how Hank interacts with Bones. In some of the photos for this episode, there is one where he is talking to Bones privately. Maybe he’s finally knocking some sense into her that she is totally meant to be with Booth. I mean, sure, a lot of people have tried, but who better than Grandpa Booth to ultimately make her realize this? All I have to say is keep your fingers crossed, my friends.
Oh, and in more Booth family news, Hart Hanson says that we will eventually meet Booth’s father later on this season. He also says that Booth’s mom is “probably alive” but “wasn’t around for most of his life.” I don’t think we’ll be seeing her anytime soon, but let’s just hope Hanson will stay true to his word because I really want to see Booth’s dad.
To read more of Nicole’s thoughts on Bones:
The Best of Season 5 (so far)
How to Survive a Bones Hiatus
-Nicole Bessette, BuddyTV Fan Columnist
Source: Bones Spoiler Blog, Spoiler Fix
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