ET’s Leanna Aguilera caught up with the co-stars at the Television Critics Association Winter Press Tour in Pasadena, California, on Wednesday, where they opened up about what they’re going to miss the most about filming their popular crime drama.
“For me, it’s always been about the camaraderie and the crew and being able to work with [my] beautiful co-star,” Boreanaz said. “She’s given me so much love and support that it made it easy from day one.”
According to Boreanaz, who plays FBI Special Agent Seeley Booth on Bones, his positive and productive working relationship with Deschanel helped make the show the hit it became.
“We kind of really opened our hearts to each other and we really trusted each other, which gave us some really great material to work with,” he shared. “From there on it just kind of developed and developed into this small show and here we are. I’m just so happy and proud of all the work we’ve done.”
As for Deschanel, who stars as forensic anthropologist Temperance “Bones” Brennan, she will also miss her “amazing working friendship” with Boreanaz. She said she’s also going to fondly recall many aspects of shooting with the show’s great cast, “from cast members cracking up trying to keep it together and not laugh through the scene, to poignant moments, on screen and off that are really special.”
However, the stars said they made sure to take home a few souvenirs to remember their time on the show. In fact, Deschanel even got her co-star a prop from the set: a weird papier-mache mask.
“He got creeped out by it, so I stole it from the set and gave it to him as a wrap gift,” Deschanel recounted.
“I opened it and I laughed and then I put it on my shelf at home and my little girl came up and said, ‘Dad, what is that funny mask on the desk?’” Boreanaz said. “She was creeped out by it and I said, 'It’s a funny joke from your Aunt Emily, so it’s all good. It’s from the show.’”
As for their post-Bones plans, Boreanaz just wants to do one thing: sleep.
“We’re going on a big camping expedition,” he said. “I’m going to put myself in one of those camps where they study your sleeping and they see how long you sleep and then they’re going to do tests on me.”
“Where you’re not allowed to be woken up by any outside sources,” Deschanel quipped. “You wake up naturally. In a darkened room. 30 days.”
“It may take longer than 30 days,” Boreanaz replied. “It may take 12 seasons.”
Just thinking about them being on Fallon tonight and how excited they must have been and how amped up and shaky Link was (because you know he was, he always is) and how right before they went on, there was probably a long, drawn out, steadying hug. Like with Rhett’s arms around Link’s shoulders and Link’s around Rhett’s waist, and Link’s head on Rhett’s chest, and Rhett’s chin on the top of Link’s head, just standing there quietly, finding their center. And Rhett murmurs into Link’s hair, “Let’s do this, bo,” and they pull away and walk out on stage with all the confidence in the world, because Rhett is Link’s rock and Link is Rhett’s, and they’re invincible together.
You ever think about how during the showcase fire, there were probably people video taping the fire on their phones?
Someone could have a filmed file of Tadashi running into the building and the building exploding. There are probably clips of it on youtube (or whatever youtube is called in this universe).
And don’t even get me started on the local news who probably got these phone clips sent to them for the reports. The newspaper articles are bad enough, but imagine Cass turning on the TV in the cafe that next day and seeing the reports of the fire and how Tadashi ran inside right before it exploded. She must have had the TV off all day.
And then there’s Hiro. If he felt up to use his computer that next day, I imagine the first thing he’d see upon opening his internet browser would be the reports of the previous nights’ events. ‘Institute Fire Leaves Two Dead’ or ‘Local Fire at SFIT.’ Seeing those headlines would just put Hiro right back into bed.
Could you just imagine Hiro seeing one of the phone clips (obviously not finishing it) and thinking, “Why were they filming this? Why didn’t they try to help? Why were they just standing there watching all of this happen?”
His brother’s name makes breaking news, but not the way it should have.
Men are the worst. They’re manipulative and so selfish. They only ever think about themselves and not always in a villainous evil way. They’re just so fucking oblivious which is in ways worse. A grown man just can’t comprehend that people that aren’t him have needs. It’s wild.
Imagine Iko squealing excitedly when she receives Scarlet and Wolf’s wedding invitations and immediately snatching the closest maid to practice on because “She and Wolf deserve it”… Imagine her immediately comming Cress and Thorne when he pops the question and she and Cress talking for hours and hours and a long list being neatly checked off by Iko as the day comes closer…Imagine Iko finding out everything about Jacin and Winter’s childhood so she can find the perfect place with perfect, untainted memories for the ceremony…Imagine her hugging Cinder the day the latter gets engaged so tightly she can hardly breathe and whispering I knew you’d find the one, Cinder, didn’t I tell you?
But then don’t imagine Iko suppressing all her feelings when she plans and attends all of their weddings…don’t imagine her rubbing her synthetic-skin-covered fingers whenever they exchange rings…don’t imagine her fake crying out of mostly joy for them, but a bit of pain too…don’t imagine her worry that she won’t find anyone like they did, don’t imagine her wondering if her soulmate was being manufactured or living and breathing, don’t imagine her wondering if it was even possible she could have a soulmate….don’t imagine this…..
Life after menopause is exceptionally rare in animals. It can evolve only in creatures where grannies help younger family members survive. Only human, killer whale, and short-finned pilot whale females routinely live for substantial periods after they stop breeding. Like humans, killer and pilot whales have roughly twenty-five to thirty childbearing years, then can live another thirty or so. And as Ken’s just explained, some live a lot longer. Up to a quarter of the females in a group are postreproductive. These whales are not waiting to die; they are helping their children survive.
As human children often benefit from their grandmothers’ attention, killer whale grandmothers boost their grandkids’ survival. A rather bizarre twist of killer whale society is that killer whale mothers remain crucial to the survival of their adult children. When older killer whale females die, their adult children start dying at high rates, especially males. Male killer whales who are under thirty years old when their mothers die suffer a tripling of the annual mortality rate compared to males in their age group whose mothers are still alive. Male killer whales who are more than thirty years old when their mothers die face death rates more than eight times as high as males in their age group whose mothers are still living. Daughters under thirty show no mortality increase after their mothers’ death. But daughters older than thirty when their mothers die have more than two and a half times the death rate of same-age females whose mothers are alive.
Males’ handicaps of the extra drag of their huge dorsal and pectoral fins and the extra food required for their immense size (at around 20,000 pounds, males can be one-third more massive than females) seem to make them reliant on their working mothers for food. Females don’t have the males’ impediments, but while raising young, females may rely on food shared by their no-longer-breeding mothers. Adult females share essentially all the fish they catch, and more than half goes to their children. Adult males share their catch only about 15 percent of the time—usually with their mothers.
While no one fully understands their strange death pattern following the loss of a mother, extreme parental care is likely at the root. Toothed whales are the world’s champion nursers. Short-finned pilot whales continue to produce milk for up to fifteen years after the birth of their last calf, likely nursing other females’ young. In bottlenose and Atlantic spotted dolphins (further study might reveal others), some females never give birth. Denise Herzing dubbed them “career females,” because their role in society does not include motherhood. They might be infertile. They might be gay. But their contribution is crucial: they do a lot of babysitting.
When Herzing entered the ocean with a visiting nine-year-old girl, “White Patches, the eternal babysitter herself, had never seen me babysitting a young human before. Her excitement vocalizations were audible and electric and she continued to swim around us, eyeing the human youngster attached to me.” (Researchers sometimes call babysitters “aunts.” That’s precisely who they often are.)