Fox celebrated the 200th episode of its popular show Bones with a party at Herringbone in Hollywood’s Mondrian hotel. The entire cast of the show was there, as well as series creator Hart Hanson. I found Bones herself, Emily Deschanel, mingling by the novelty photo booth, where I’m sure you can find her group shots with the skeleton on Bones’ social media.
The 200th episode airs Thursday, Dec. 11 at 8. It’s actually a period piece episode where Brennan (Deschanel) and Booth (David Boreanaz) are on a case in the ‘50s. It even opens with a prologue where Emily Deschanel and David Boreanaz arrive at the premiere and put their hands and feet in cement. So that’s where I began my interview with Deschanel. And for an update on our last interview with Boreanaz (http://nukethefridge.com/2014/09/09/exclusive-interview-david-boreanaz-bojack-horseman-bones/), he told me he did watch Bojack Horseman and thought the Boreanaz’s House episode was funny!
Nuke the Fridge: Was this the first time you played Emily and David on the show?
Emily Deschanel: That’s the first time. I didn’t like that. I thought it was weird, but they thought it was fun so I did it.
Nuke: Did it make you self-conscious to play Emily?
Emily Deschanel: Well, no. It just was odd to say that we were movie stars in the ‘50s. Clearly that’s not the case.
Nuke: Is the 200th episode a fun one-off that won’t really affect the rest of the season?
Emily Deschanel: Yeah, it’s a one off. It’s a standalone episode.
Nuke: Was using her full name Temperance rare for Bones?
Emily Deschanel: Usually I’m just referred to as Dr. Brennan but I’m Temperance Brennan. I think my father in the episode still calls me Tempy so there you go.
Nuke: This is not the first time you were in a season you thought might be your last. Now do you really think this is the last season?
Emily Deschanel: I don’t know. It’s very possible that it’s not.
Nuke: Have you taken a bigger creative role since you’ve become a producer on Bones?
Emily Deschanel: Somewhat but we’re busy filming it. What it means for us is we have a say in the show, so if we like the way it’s going, it’s great but if we have an issue or we have ideas about where we want it to go, we have a say. That’s where it is, but we’re not actually nuts and bolts producing the episode or doing the budget, all of that.
Nuke: If you had known you would go 200 episodes when you started, could you have imagined how much would have happened, from getting together with Booth and having kids?
Emily Deschanel: No, I couldn’t imagine at all. I had no concept of that.
Nuke: Can you imagine how it’s all going to end?
Emily Deschanel: No. That’s not for me to decide.