The first time they kiss on screen is in season 3's 'The Santa in the Slush' when Caroline demands they kiss under the mistletoe in exchange for her pulling strings to get Brennan the use of the prison property trailer to spend Christmas with her father.Technically, however, the actual first time they kissed was during their first case together which was flashbacked in the 100th episode; season 5 episode 16: 'The Parts of the Sum of the Whole'. 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 curse. 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. There are realities that we’re dealing with: Emily’s going to be having her baby and taking some time off to enjoy that moment, as she should. Would this be happening now in the story if Emily Deschanel hadn’t become pregnant in real life? This was something that we had been discussing even before Emily found out she was pregnant. This is what happens when people this age get married."The Woman in the Sand" (Season 2, Episode 8)Booth and Brennan’s first undercover episode -- as boisterous blue-collar Vegas tourists Tony and Roxie -- is rife with TV tropes, but it’s still one of their best, letting the pair turn their chemistry up a notch as they play at wise-cracking sweethearts while trying to piece together the murder of an underground fighter.From Deschanel-as-Brennan’s pitch-perfect Roxie character, to her brash recklessness while confronting the Vegas mob, to the sweet and ingenious revelation that she used her beginner’s luck to bet on Booth’s -style brawl -- not to mention all of Booth’s double takes at his fake almost-fiancee’s transformation -- this one will always be a winner. “The Foot in the Foreclosure” (Season 5, Episode 8)A bright emotional spot in the otherwise heavy season five was the introduction of the late Ralph Waite as Booth’s grandfather, Hank, aka “Pops,” who shows up to provide some insight to Booth’s troubled past and -- after becoming the umpteeth person to see that his grandson and his “bone doctor” belong together -- help nudge the pair just a little closer.Two kids and countless hurdles later, they’re still going strong.
After one last metaphor-heavy case, about a hoarder who died because he couldn’t let go of the past and love what was right in front of him, watching Brennan flee to the Maluku Islands and Booth ship off for a training mission in Afghanistan is gut-wrenching in itself, until 16.
The episode -- and therefore, the season -- ends with Booth assuaging Brennan’s feelings of hurt and guilt at Zach’s betrayal in a sweet personal moment that’s a preview of things to come.
As the team at the Jeffersonian look through Zach’s favorite stuff and Brennan worries that she never gave her former assistant anything tangible, Booth finds the acceptance letter she sent him three years ago and reads it aloud. “The Crack in the Code” (Season 7, Episode 6)The more obvious choice would probably be the episode following this one, “The Prisoner in the Pipe,” when Brennan gives birth to the couple’s daughter, Christine, but watching Booth finally find his family’s home is just too endearing.
Do you anticipate a time jump when the show returns in the fall? So, you know, I guess it’s our little smoke monster. Moving on to Angela and Hodgins: watching the finale, I was like, “She really should have been training someone to take over for her during her maternity leave.” But if you do that little time jump, you can skip over that as well. It’s not ] And hopefully we will disappoint those viewers.
And the viewers who have faith that we’ll be able to take the show into new territory well, we hope we won’t disappoint them.