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"You know we had been chasing each other for a long time. Chasing each other through wars and serial killers and ghosts and snakes. And now chasing you has been the smartest thing that I have ever done in my life. And being chased by you has been my greatest joy. But now we don't have to chase each other anymore because we caught each other."
Booth's wedding vow in The Woman in White

Bones and Booth is term for the relationship between Temperance Brennan and Seeley Booth. The relationship between them is both professional and personal.


"Booth: It's called a B&B.
Brennan: You named it after us?
Booth: Beer and bourbon. I'm kidding.[..] I mean, it's-it's a weird combination, but it works somehow.
Brennan: Like us
―Booth and Bones in The Purging in the Pundit

While Booth and Brennan maintain a professional relationship and friendship, there is also the beginning of a romantic tension within their relationship. Booth clarified their relationship as professional only, though people often assumed they did have a sexual relationship. The other "squints" think there is something between them by hearing their strange conversation. Brennan stated she didn't understand why Booth is "needlessly protective sometimes" to Agent Perrota in The Princess and the Pear and asked why people always think they have a romantic relationship when they barely touch each other, which she asked twice in The Passenger in the Oven.

Booth is shown to be jealous of Temperance's romantic relationships in Two Bodies in the Lab and The Woman in Limbo. He is known to be fiercely protective of both Brennan and his partnership with her. When he was asked by his potential love interest Camille Saroyan, what he would do if she fired, he instantly replied: "I'm with Bones, Cam. All the way. Don't doubt it for a second". in The Boy in the Shroud. When her life was in danger, he went out of his way to be with her and protect her himself. In Two Bodies in the Lab, when Bones was kidnapped, Booth, despite having recently barely survived a deadly blast intended for Bones, took part in the rescue mission to find her even though he was horribly hurt. Perhaps Booth's most famous example to date was when he tracked a gang leader who put a hit out on Bones and threatened the man himself, sticking a gun in the criminal's mouth and saying "If anything happens to her, I will find you and I will kill you. I won't think twice," in The Woman in the Garden.

Booth and Brennan tend to spend more and more time together outside work as the series goes on, having lunch then dinner, preparing their quotes for trial together. He went with her to China and to London. In the fourth season, Brennan often goes to Booth's house. This habit actually led at one point to Brennan seeing Booth naked; she broke into his house using a hidden key and walked into his bathroom, without knocking, while Booth was in the tub reading a comic book. While talking to him she unwittingly insulted him as she usually does making him stand up in anger exposing himself to her, despite Brennan's usual cold, logical almost emotionless approach to sexuality she appeared to be slightly flustered in this instance.

Their close friendship often leads to their contrasting personalities being pointed out. Booth is a people person who relies on inferences and bluffs to continue an investigation whereas Dr. Brennan only uses facts to continue a case, so much so that she will state when someone hypothesizes in the lab. In the episode, "The Parts in the Sum of the Whole", Bones said that she did not want to be in a relationship because she did not know how to change herself and that she did not have the open heart that Booth did. She accepted Booth's subsequent conclusion that he needed to move on, although he agreed that they could still work together.

Although Booth went on to have a brief relationship with Dr. Catherine Bryar, a marine biologist they met on a case, his subsequent comment that he considers Brennan his "standard" for other women suggests that he still has feelings for her, with Brennan herself showing some emotional conflict over the decision, to the point that the two take a year apart to pursue other projects with their lives (although both agree to meet up again the following year).

When they reunited after seven months apart to help Cam with a difficult case, Booth was now involved with Hannah Burley, a journalist he met while stationed in Iraq, with Hannah later moving to DC to be with him while Brennan was forced to re-acknowledge her feelings for Booth. However, after Hannah left when Booth's awkward attempt to propose revealed that she had no interest in marriage, Booth and Brennan began to re-explore their relationship, culminating in Brennan becoming pregnant when they slept together following the death of Vincent Nigel-Murray at the hands of Booth's old mentor-turned-enemy Jacob Broadsky. Over the following months, they moved in together and entered into a more established relationship, although Booth declared that he wouldn't propose to Brennan because he was certain that she would ask him to marry her. This pattern continued even after the birth of their daughter Christine, but they experienced several hurdles in the form of Christopher Pelant's obsession with Brennan, such as framing her for murder and forcing her to go on the run for several months or forcing Booth to reject Brennan's marriage proposal. However, after Pelant's death, Booth and Brennan quickly married. Despite such issues as Booth being framed and sent to prison as the team uncovered a complex blackmail scheme, the only serious flaw in their relationship was when Booth suffered a temporary relapse to his old gambling addiction, which he overcame after the two temporarily retired from their jobs before the birth of their second child.

Their infant son Hank Jr. (named after Booth's grandfather) was born off-screen sometime after season 10 and before the beginning of season 11. However, Brennan and Booth return to the FBI and Jeffersonian institute full-time after Booth brother's death.

In series finale Brennan is left with an existential crisis, after a head injury temporarily impairs her ability to remember how to do her job, feeling that without her intelligence, she will lose everything that makes her who she is and uncertain of what she will be without that, but Booth reassures her that she is the woman he loves and his partner no matter what. Later, after going after Mark Kovac, Booth suffered an injury to his hand that rendered him unable to move it. Brennan was able to interpret what happened to his hand and was able to snap it back into place, restoring the mobility in Booth's hand and proving that she is getting better. Because of her, Booth is later able to kill Mark Kovac by shooting in the head with his handgun. By the following morning, Brennan reveals that her agnosia is almost completely healed, and she would be able to get back to work by the time that the Jeffersonian is restored in six weeks.

Alternative Versions[]

  • Bren and Mr. B are married and own a nightclub called "The Lab," in which a dead body has been found. They, along with their staff at the club (most of the other cast members of the season), are suspects in the murder case, which Cam and Jared are working on. In the end Booth and Brennan go to her office to have drinks when Brennan says she can't do it anymore and she was pregnant.


Season 1[]

When a gang leader puts a hit out on Brennan, Booth tracks him down, puts a gun in his mouth and tells him that if anything happens to Brennan, Booth will kill him without thinking twice about it.

Booth is injured in a bomb explosion meant for Brennan. Despite this, when Brennan is kidnapped and threatened by the rogue FBI agent, Booth leaves the hospital to find Brennan. Despite being severely injured, he lifts Brennan up from a hook that she was hanging on. This is the first time they hug on screen.

When Brennan wakes up covered in blood, with no memory of the day before, Booth travels from D.C. immediately even though Brennan told him, it was not necessary. When Brennan becomes a suspect in a murder investigation, Booth hides evidence (Brennan's earring) placing her at the crime scene; staking his career on the belief that Brennan could not murder anyone.

Booth and Brennan share an intimate moment at the end of the episode. Brennan puts her hand on Booth's arm whilst he's telling her one of his biggest secrets and he puts his hand on hers and strokes it.

Season 2[]

Booth is extremely impressed when he sees Brennan in a somewhat revealing dress he picked out for her, and slaps her butt later in the episode to convince others they are a couple while undercover as a street fighter, Tony, and his "sugar mama" Roxie.

Brennan and Hodgins are kidnapped and buried alive. Booth gets very agitated the entire episode worrying about Brennan. At the end of the episode, when Booth is looking around for any evidence of where Brennan and Hogins are buried, Brennan sets off a mini blast that the only Booth sees. Booth sets off running for her, and jumps in the sand, digging for her, and eventually pulls her out. In the end, Booth looks at Brennan and smiles, and Brennan smiles back.

At the start of the episode, Booth, Brennan, and a ranger walk through thick woods, because even the Ranger gets lost, Booth protectively tells Brennan to stay close, a second later she wanders off to check out a talisman, immediately Booth starts yelling "Bones" he also yells "Where the hell are you?!" When she states her position he tells her "Don't do that" when she asks "What?" he responds with "Take off like that, you heard the guy." At the end of the episode, we see Booth arrest Will, with an apologetic look on his face, but not for Will, for Brennan.

Brennan goes to meet with a priest who is actually, she did not know this at the time, her Father, after Russ got followed and shot at, Camille tells Booth that she left and he says "No, she can't be going places without me, not when it's open season on Brennan's." At the end of the episode, the squints are in the diner, Booth and Brennan talk outside, about her Father and Russ leaving her again, Booth says "I'm sorry you had to go through that again, watching your family drive off, you know, leaving you again." When she turns her face away, he puts his finger under her chin then moves her face towards him, they stare at each other for a few seconds, looking like they're about to kiss until Zack interrupts them by knocking on the diner glass

Agent Sullivan invites Brennan out on a date and asks Booth for advice. When he refuses, Sullivan asks "It's not like you have the hots for her." To this, Booth doesn't deny but sputters an almost agreement.

At the end of the episode Booth witnesses Brennan and Sullivan kissing. His expression seems down, upset even. He appears jealous.

Booth and Brennan spend a lot of their time during the case bickering about Brennan's harsh criticisms of Booth's beliefs and it gets so bad that Booth kicks Brennan out of an interrogation of a priest who was their prime suspect. To try and fix things Booth convinces Brennan to go with him to see his therapist Gordan Wyatt. After spending time with both of them Gordan tells them that the reason for the tension between them is because they are both worried that Booth is the reason Brennan chose not to leave with Sully on his trip. Gordan goes on to say that the real reason Brennan chose not to go is because she cannot lead a purposeless existence and Booth is uncomfortable being responsible for someone else's destiny. Later on, Angela accuses Gordan of lying to them however, since as an employee of the FBI his end goal is to get their agents back in the field and Brennan did actually turn Sully down because of Booth.

Brennan, after discovering Booth's tooth at a hotel, punches the bounty hunter Veleska Miller in the face screaming "Where's Booth?!" after she tried to escape the scene of Booth's abduction. She would have continued, if not for her dad restraining her arms while she screams "Kennedy has Booth, Dad. He's got Booth!"

Season 3[]

While in the hospital Bones kisses Booth on the cheek to thank him for letting her brother see his daughter before he turned him in. Booth and Brennan got bombed while tailing a serial killer and Booth helped Bones out of the car.

Max wants to spend Christmas with his family, so Brennan decides to ask Caroline Julian, though Booth says that she will want something in return. Caroline does indeed want something; she wants Brennan to kiss Booth on the lips for 5 steamboats (seconds), and under some mistletoe. The two kiss, and to the shock of Caroline (and themselves), the kiss lasts for 10, not 5, steamboats. Booth ends up with Brennan's gum in his mouth after the kiss. This is their first on-screen kiss. Also, he brought a decorated Christmas tree (with the help of his son, Parker), and set it up outside the jailhouse trailer.

A woman's car is run off the road and she is killed, but her baby miraculously survives the accident. Bones, with the help of Booth, take care of the victim's child. Throughout the case, they both form a bond over the child and by the end of the episode Bones and Booth act like the parents of the baby. Booth even saying, "Our little guy is going to be just fine", but corrects himself to, "He is going to be just fine".

Booth and Brennan are adamant that they do not want to stop working together whilst Max's trial is pending. Booth goes from being irritated that Brennan is laughing at him, to stating it doesn't bother him when their partnership is threatened. Booth doesn't want to take the stand against Brennan and her father. He also states that he knows Brennan and that she would not be capable of the crime that her father Max is on trial for.

Booth's stalker, Pam Nunan, gets jealous of Brennan because of the way Booth looks at her. As a result, she tries to shoot Brennan, but Booth steps in front of her to take the bullet. Brennan then goes to Booth and before Pam can shoot again, Brennan shoots her through her throat.

Brennan does not want to attend Booth's funeral because she thinks it is a waste of time. When Angela convinces her to come, she eventually goes. A fight breaks out at the funeral. Brennan notices that Booth is one of the people fighting. She kicked the attacker with a fake body arm. Booth thanks her, but Brennan is so angry at him for lying to her that she punches him in the face and walks away, leaving everyone at the funeral in shock.

Season 4[]

IIn the last episode, Brennan thought about sleeping with forensic anthropologist Ian Wexler, but she didn't because Booth told her he was a player. In this episode, Inspector Prich asked Brennan why she didn't sleep with him. Brennan replied, "Because of Booth," causing Pritch to think that Booth and Brennan are sleeping together.

After Booth was complaining about his back aching the entire episode, he finally let Brennan help him with it. She gets behind him, puts her arms around him, and straightens his back out, followed by some circular motion. Once she's finished, he thanks her and exclaims how happy he is that they're partners.

Booth's brother is in town, he is going to an important work function and invites Brennan to go with him, Booth objects saying "No." originally then says he's "Fine" also saying "Why would it bother me?" At the function Booth's brother, Jared, kisses Brennan, later in the interrogation room, after Booth risks his credit over a case for his brother, Brennan asks Booth about why he lost the credit, though Booth tells her to leave it alone, then gets mad at her asking if she thinks he's a loser, when Brennan is told by Sweets that their Dad was abusive, she realizes how much Booth has risked for his brother, she confronts his brother about why Booth lost his credit, when he doesn't deny that it was his fault, she begins to walk away, when Jared calls after her, she turns on him and yells at him, saying "You took advantage of him!" also yelling "You're the loser!" just before walking out, then at the end of the episode she gives a heartwarming speech about Booth for his birthday, they also share a slice of cake, just before Booth tells Bones that his father drank.

Brennan's father, Max, asks Booth if he's sleeping with his daughter. Booth looks confused, telling him a clear "no." Max asks whether that it's because Booth is gay, he doesn't find Brennan attractive, or if it is because of his (Max's) criminal past. Booth answers no to all claims, even proclaiming that he thinks that "Bones is beautiful." Max then tells Booth that he's a "good man, and "[he] want[s] that for her," suggesting that he would approve of the two being in a relationship together.

While posing as a married Canadian knife-throwing act to infiltrate a traveling circus, Sweets, who looked after his biological mother at a circus and therefore has insightful knowledge in that field, advises them that they should look like they're more interested in each other than in their fellow performers and the circus staff. They, therefore, figure they should rock their mobile home so that it looks like they're having sex there - with great success, as the ringleader believes it. Later, they even argue over the tidiness in their mobile home, which also only has one double bed. Before their act, Booth compliments Brennan on her Russian knife-throwing costume, also throughout the episode, during their act and when she attempts walking on the high wire, Booth is very worried about her, especially when she falls off the high wire.

After a hockey game that Booth played and got injured in, Brennan barges in on Booth talking to Wendell (also a player) shirtless in the men's locker room to see if he is okay. When he falls and passes out in another game, Brennan admits that she gets nervous when Booth falls and gets hurt. In the last scene, they go ice skating at an empty rink, and Brennan tells Booth he's the only FBI agent she would want to work with. Booth says that nothing is going to change between them.

In this episode Booth is kidnapped by the Grave Digger, just like Brennan was in a previous episode, through the episode she is shown worrying about Booth's safety, blaming Hodgins (who stole a piece of evidence) for Booth being abducted, later when she is having trouble deciding whether or not to hand the evidence over to the Grave Digger, Angela pulls her aside and says "Someone you love has been abducted, you're allowed to save them, no matter how irrational." Brennan responds with "I don't love Booth." Angela says that Brennan does love Booth also that all of them love Booth, later when they are "out of options" Brennan goes to talk to Booth's brother, Jared, to ask him for help, when he says "I'll make a few calls" she says that it's not a situation where you "make a few calls", she goes on to say that Jared is a selfish coward that never deserved Booth, when confronting Heather Taffet AKA the Grave Digger, Brennan is willing to resolve to torture to find out where Booth is, at the end of the episode when Brennan saves Booth's life, she immediately hugs him tightly, with tears in her eyes.

After Brennan and Sweets get hit by a car, bed-ridden Booth, who is in extreme pain, tries to come into the office to be with Brennan to protect her, even though he could hardly walk. Under the influence of strong pain medication, Booth tells his substitute Agent Perotta to protect Brennan while he is gone: "If anything happens to her, you know, that silky black hair and that soft skin..." In the final scene, Brennan is fixing Booth's back when Agent Perotta comes to drop off some food for Booth and thinks she caught them in the middle of an intimate moment.

Booth and Brennan go to a strip club to talk to a stripper that gave the murder victim a lap dance on the night of his death. The stripper gives Booth a lap dance, figuring that Brennan, who pays for it, is his girlfriend who wants to watch.

Hodgins and Nigel-Murray do an experiment that explodes just as Booth and Brennan are nearing the room they're in. Booth immediately pushes Brennan up against a wall to protect her from the blast.
Later, when the murderer is caught and done with, Booth tells Brennan that she is the only smart person he really likes.

Dealing with a victim that had plastic surgery on her toes, the surgeon offers to leave Booth and Brennan after they start one of their discussions so that they can continue their lovers' spat, but they assure him that they only work together. Later, they visit a bridal shop where the owner tells them that they are obviously meant for each other. Incidentally, Booth ends up setting up a hypothesis for Brennan asking her what she would do in a situation if they were going out. Brennan confides in Booth that she is jealous of Angela, Cam, Booth.. etc.. because they all want to lose themselves in another person and be in love.

Dr. Gordon Wyatt comes back and talks to Sweets about his book about Booth and Brennan. He compliments him on his work. "This is probably the best work I have ever read on the dynamics of opposite personality types working towards a common cause," Wyatt says but then critiques him in his statement that Booth and Brennan are opposites in personality. Sweets then ask whether Wyatt agrees they have sublimated their attraction to each other so as not to endanger their working relationship. Wyatt disagrees again, saying, "One of them is acutely aware of that attraction; struggles with it daily, as a matter of fact." Sweets ask who, but Wyatt just says that that is for him, as the writer of the book, to figure it out, which he does. In the final scene of the episode, when Booth and Brennan found out about Sweets' abusive childhood and decide to share some of their traumatic memories from when they were younger, the two have a moment in his office. The original title of Sweets' book "Opposites Attract: Yin and Yang in the Workplace" are crossed out and changed to "Bones - The Heart of the Matter."

Brennan promises that if Booth were to die before her she would visit his grave every once in a while and talk to him. When he asks her why she agreed, she explains that if she were to momentarily pretend that he was still alive, it would make her feel better for that time.

Brennan decides she wants a child and asks Booth to be her sperm donor. He agrees, and in a session with Sweets, Brennan is asked why she chose Booth instead of an anonymous donor at the sperm bank. She answers that Booth has traits like courage, compassion, and empathy that doesn't get cataloged in sperm bank files. But when Booth has a hallucination of Stewie Griffin in the interrogation room with Brennan, he tells Stewie that he doesn't want Brennan to have a baby with his sperm if he can't be involved in the baby's life. Brennan pulls Booth out of the room, and he tells her about Stewie. Brennan realizes there is something wrong with Booth - he also had hallucinations of Luc Robitaille (Fire in the Ice) and his military friend Edward Parker (The Hero in the Hold). Booth goes to the hospital, and they find out that he has a brain tumor and needs surgery immediately - the doctors don't want to take any risks. Right before going into surgery, Booth tells Brennan that if he doesn't make it, he wants her to have his child with his sperm donation and that she would make an excellent mother.

In an alternate storyline, Brennan and Booth are married and own a nightclub called "The Lab," in which a dead body has been found. They, along with their staff at the club (most of the other cast members of the season), are suspects in the murder case, which Cam and Jared are working on. In the end Booth and Brennan go to her office to have drinks when Brennan says she can't do it anymore. She was pregnant. In the real world, Booth wakes up from his coma and doesn't recognize Brennan.

Season 5[]

Booth has gotten his memory back but still acts differently around Brennan. We learn that for a while he had thought Brennan was his pregnant wife, like in the dream. Angela's psychic, Avalon Harmonia, even states that Booth never lost something while he was comatose - he gained something. Soon Booth realizes that he is in love with her, admitting it to Cam. But Sweets shows Booth scans of his brain before, during and after his coma-dream and theorizes that Booth's newfound love for Brennan is only a result of his coma, that will fade with time. Booth shows the psychic the scans, but she tells him that the doctors can scan his brain for what's inside, but they can't scan his heart for what's inside. She makes him cut her deck of cards, and he gets the devil card indicating Brennan is in danger. Booth rushes off and saves Brennan just in time by shooting the doctor who has attacked her at a clinic. After Bones pulls out the knife the doctor stabbed her in the arm with, Booth holds her while putting pressure on her wound and tells her "I got you. I got you baby."
He begins to tell Brennan that he loves her but sees a clown and isn't scared of it like he used to be, so he begins to rethink Sweets' theory. He then tells Brennan that he loves her - only in a "professional and atta girl kinda way." Brennan responds by telling him she loves him in an "attaboy kinda way."
At the end of the episode, Avalon tells Booth that her cards tell her that "this all works out eventually."

In the last scene of the episode, when Brennan is helping Booth fix his sink, Booth puts his hand over Brennan's and they have a moment. He puts his arm around her in order to turn the water on, despite it being easier for him to get up and do it.

Parker wants Booth to get a girlfriend, so he asks all of Booth's female colleagues to be his father's girlfriend - including Brennan. But in the end, Brennan figures out that Parker only wanted Booth to have a girlfriend because his friend's father got a girlfriend and then moved to a new house with a pool - and Parker also wants a pool.

Brennan goes on a date with Booth's boss' boss, Andrew Hacker. Booth is visibly jealous and Angela tells Brennan that Booth wants to go out with her himself, that's why he's being difficult about the subject of her and Hacker. Brennan misunderstands and says that she and Booth go out together all the time, but with Hacker, there is the possibility for sex. Booth gets upset with Brennan when he learns she said something trivial about him to Hacker because he's uncomfortable about her going on dates with his boss. "What goes on between us is ours," he explains to her. Later, when the team attends an event at a museum and they have a moment; they stand very close, it almost seems like they're about to kiss, but then the team comes in and interrupts their intimate conversation.

After having a fight with Angela, Booth asks Brennan what's bothering her but refuses to help when he learns the issue, saying that if he gets involved and chooses a side they will both be angry at him when they make up. He then says that he would die and kill for Brennan, but he's not going to get in between her and Angela. He assures her that everything will be alright with Angela though.

Sweets tells Gordon Wyatt that his book about Booth and Brennan concludes that the two are in love with each other and that Brennan uses her intellect to shield herself from intense emotions - like love - because of her childhood trauma and that opening up her heart to Booth would be equal to some kind of assault for her. Angela tells Wyatt that she thinks Booth misses the dream he had when he was in a coma. Booth realizes that he is in love with Brennan and wants the kind of life with her that he had in the dream, which is why he can no longer shoot straight. He has also changed some of his routines, such as drinking coffee and talking in his cell phone with the opposite hand than the one he used before the surgery, and stepping on a ladder with the other foot first, things that Brennan noticed. When Wyatt presents Sweets' theory to Booth, he says that he knows Brennan doesn't love him back, that if she loved him, he would know. Wyatt tells Booth to have hope and patience, silently indicating to Booth that Brennan will eventually come around. And Wyatt says that in order to ace his marksmanship certification, he should imagine having the life with Brennan he wants, take her to the shooting test, and imagine that he has to shoot straight at the goal to protect Brennan. The advice works, and Booth gets a perfect score on the test.

When Booth's grandfather comes to live with Booth for a while, he meets Brennan and tells Booth that, "[he] wasn't kidding about this one." Booth doesn't explain, but it is evident he had complimented her on his grandfather. Later, Hank tells Booth that he can give Booth and Brennan some privacy if they need it, but Booth says there's nothing going on between them. Hank wonders how his grandson can just be friends with Brennan and forms a bond with her before he goes back to the nursing home. When Booth and Brennan drop him off, Hank speaks to Brennan alone, saying that Booth does need someone to be with him, that she shouldn't be scared, and not to have any regrets in her life.

A man dressed as Santa stages a robbery in a bank and runs when the police arrive. The bomb he carries underneath his clothes then explodes. Booth, who has evidence of the Santa on him, is also brought to the lab. Brennan starts to undress him, much to the amusement of Cam who walks in on them at the exact most unfortunate time. After pursuing a suspect, Booth pins him to the ground and tells him to stay still. Brennan says, "I should warn you, he's very hard to resist." Brennan later tells her second cousin Margaret Whitesell that she finds Booth "quite pleasing to look at."

We go back in time to Brennan and Booth's first case, and while investigating, Brennan asks Booth if he's seeing anyone. Booth tells Brennan he'd ask her out if it wasn't prohibited for agents and consultants to be romantically involved. After they met in a bar after hours, Booth confesses to Brennan that he has a gambling problem, and they kiss. Brennan even tells Sweets "there was tongue contact." But they argue about the case, leading Brennan to slap Booth. They tell Sweets that it took a year before they could be in the same room together again. After they leave Sweets' office, Booth takes his advice and tells Brennan that he wants to give their relationship a shot and kisses her. But Brennan says no and that she doesn't have his open heart because she's a scientist. They agree that they can still work together but Booth needs time to move on.

A case pops up at Brennan's old high school, which coincidentally is having a reunion for Brennan's class at that time. Booth goes undercover as Brennan's husband, Bobby. At the dance, a slow song comes on and Brennan wants to dance. Booth is afraid some misunderstandings might surface that accepts anyway. Brennan confides that the reunion is like the prom she never had.

Booth and Brennan are talking about their dates for the day: Booth with Dr. Catherine Bryar, a marine biologist, and Bones with Andrew Hacker, the Deputy Director of the FBI. As they compare their dates to each other, Booth tells Bones that she is the standard he has for women, suggesting that he still has feelings for her despite insisting that he moved on.

Booth is getting into the rock n' roll moment, loosening up and wearing his tie (a gift from Catherine) around his head. Having convinced Brennan to join him and sing "Hot Blooded," despite the disastrous consequences last time they listened to it (he got blown up), Booth and Brennan get up on stage. She plays electric guitar to Booth's vocals.

As Brennan is saying goodbye to the team at the airport before she leaves for Indonesia, she sees Booth, who hasn't left for Afghanistan yet, walking towards her in the distance. He tells her that he had to sneak off the military base in order to go to the airport to say goodbye to her. They exchange emotional goodbyes and go their respective ways.

Season 6[]

Booth reveals that he is in a relationship with Hannah, a reporter he met in Afghanistan. Later, when Brennan and Angela are discussing this, Brennan says she is OK with it, but Angela appears unconvinced.

Booth and Brennan are puzzled over a case involving a male and female victim whose remains were found in a cave. When they died, the man was embracing the woman. His injuries weren't as severe as his companion's, but he didn't leave her to go for help. After Booth and Bones identify the bodies, they realize that the two people — who were obviously romantically involved — were of completely different socioeconomic backgrounds. Booth, Sweets, and Bones discuss the case over lunch at a diner, and Bones says when people are opposites, it can sometimes work out. She admits that she used to imagine herself and Booth together. Of course, being Bones, she says this so matter-of-factly that Booth almost drops his spoon. Sitting awkwardly between them, Sweets asks if they want to be alone, but they don't.

Booth and Bones work on a case involving a woman found dead in a bad neighborhood. As Bones delves into the victim's past, she identifies herself with the victim more and more, to the point of talking to the victim through her tapes. The victim's voice tells Bones that she died with regrets, especially regarding her personal life, which prompts Bones to tell Booth that she doesn't want to live with regrets, that she made a mistake in not giving them a chance. Booth, however, rejects Bones, telling her, "I'm with someone, Bones. And Hannah? She's not a consolation prize. I love her. You know, the last thing I want to do is hurt you, but those are the facts."

Booth meets Hannah in the park. Hannah is ready to have a nice dinner with her boyfriend, but Booth has other plans. He proposes, but Hannah tells him that although she loves him, she's not the marrying type. Booth ends up breaking up with her. Later Booth is at the Founding Fathers, having a drink, and another, and another. Brennan shows up, saying that Hannah called her after the proposal. Booth is reluctant to say anything about it. He feels like he's going to be alone forever, and he wants to give Brennan a choice. Stay and be his partner, or leave so that she can have a new FBI partner in the morning. Brennan decides to stay and have a drink with Booth.

While everybody else in the Lab is really excited about Valentine's Day, Bones and Booth (still recovering from his break-up) try to turn down the significance of Valentine's Day. After the murderer is caught, Cam makes her romantic date with Paul, Clark decides to fulfill his girlfriend's fantasy by being Cupid, and Hodgins creates a mold in Angela's name...which she loves. Booth decides to go to the shooting range, and Brennan joins him with a gun he's coveted, commemorating St. Valentine's martyrdom.

Bones is running and then Booth comes and joins her. They then race with booth taking a head start and having Booth buy them both coffee. Booth asks if Bones is still going to a lecture about the Peloponnesian war and asks to come for the company. Booth doesn't like it when Bones tells him that he's like Broadsky, but then later states what he does is good and different from what Broadsky does.

Booth finds seats from a stadium in the middle of a storm and insists on taking it to his apartment. While doing so, he and Brennan get stuck in an old-fashioned elevator. In that time, he shares that these seats were a nostalgic symbol of the one perfect day he shared with his father. Later, Bones and Booth sit in the Vets seats inside Booth's apartment. Booth says he just "needs time" before he "gets back out there." Bones says she is becoming stronger. They agree that maybe, their relationship is something that may pursue later on. They both write down a "wish" date, a date for when they may be able to pursue their personal relationship.

After the death of Vincent Nigel-Murray, Booth told Brennan to sleep over at his place. The next day, Brennan tells Angela that she "got into bed" with Booth. As Bones talks to Angela about the other night, it is heavily implied that they slept together.

In this episode, it is confirmed that they did, because, at the end of the episode, Bones reveals that she is pregnant with Booth's baby.

Season 7[]

A very pregnant Brennan and Booth are a couple but are going back and forth between apartments. Booth suggests that they should have their own place, whereas Brennan wants Booth to move into her apartment. It causes a minor rift between them but is resolved when Booth admits why he wants to move into a new house. Brennan, having some time to think it over, says it's a good idea because she'd need him practically, emotionally, and sexually. At the end of the episode, they are in bed looking at houses online. This is also a noteworthy episode in that for the first time, both Brennan and Booth say "I love you" to each other.

At the beginning of the episode, Brennan reveals that she is having a baby girl. Booth is disappointed that Brennan did not tell him about the doctor's appointment. Booth suggests she put herself in his shoes to understand how he feels. For the entire episode, Brennan continues to attempt to put herself in Booth's shoes, even at one point running at a suspect and knocking him down. When the suspect is apprehended, and placed in the interrogation room with Sweets and Booth, the suspect asks why Sweets is there instead of Brennan and says he liked her. Booth then states "you really don't wanna go there", and Sweets states, "yeah you really don't, that little girl she's carrying is his daughter" pointing at Booth in the process, who is glaring the suspect down. At the end of the episode, Brennan apologizes to Booth and shows him the ultrasound video of their little girl, to which Booth loves.

Dismembered remains are discovered in several boxes at the dead letter office. Meanwhile, Booth's grandpa comes to town with the news that Booth's father has passed away. Brennan is at first unable to comfort Booth but at the end of the episode, she tells Booth "for the time being we are sharing our lives and that means you can't shut me out Booth" which highlights the almost marital relationship they have and that Brennan is becoming more understanding as a spouse. Later, they reminisce about the fond memories of his father.

Booth and Bones still have not found a house. They liked the house of the victim and Booth pays in advance so they can go and see the house. At the end of the episode, they go to the house and understand that is perfect for them. They kiss.

Small parts of a body are found in a toilet in a house and lead the team to find that somebody was killed in a prison. Brennan and Booth are arguing about where the child should be born. When Brennan goes into labor, they are turned away from an inn and are forced to go to a barn which has Booth making connections to his religion and once their daughter is born, Brennan admits there is a mystery to life. Later, they celebrate the welcoming of Christine Angela Booth.

While investigating a blue dyed murder victim, Bones starts feeling self-conscious about her post-baby body making Booth unsure about the right thing to say. In the middle of the Episode Sweets talks Booth into a lingerie store to buy things for Bones. Although Booth seems uncomfortable he does end up buying some for Bones and they tease each other at the end of the show about her wearing it and about her feeling good in her post-baby body.

Caroline, Booth, and Brennan are in a courtroom with a hacker,"Pelant", who says he isn't the same guy anymore. Booth and Brennan are at home arguing about how Brennan is the main suspect in the case of her dead friend. More evidence points to Brennan. Booth and Brennan are getting their daughter baptized, Booth tells Brennan he is going to get the car, but Brennan calls him over to her. She tells him that she loves him and that the baby is not the only reason they are together, then they kiss. Booth tells her everything will be okay and he kisses the baby's forehead. When Brennan's dad shows up in another car, she puts the baby in first then she gets in, Booth notices whats going on and runs after the car. He tells her dad to tell her that," he is going to get his family back" and sits on the church steps crying.

Season 8[]

With Bones on the run, Booth is mad at Angela for somehow contacting Bones for the past 3 months about Booth and the Pelant Case. But when Booth shows up at the motel Bones is staying at (near a crime scene she anonymously called in to the FBI and told Angela, through their secret communication, was something to help Bones be cleared for the murder of her friend whom Pelant killed), Booth attacks Bones to the floor as she comes in the door, thinking it was someone about to attack him, but when he recognizes her they kiss on the floor. As the show goes on about clearing Bones' name Booth gets to keep his daughter (now able to say da-da) around him and kiss Bones. At the end of the episode, she re-dyes her hair back to her normal color and tries apologizing to Booth about running off. He says it was the right thing to do, but Bones is weighed down with guilt from having left for the 3 months. Booth consoles her by kissing her and they get carried away, taking Booth's shirt off, and lifting Bones up onto the washer making out, when they get a horrible phone call (with Bones wanting Booth not to answer it) ending the moment. They end up at the FBI, and as the show ends, Pelant has gotten himself cleared of all charges by creating an electronic trail that shows he is not Pelant, but an Egyptian citizen, who will be immediately taken out of the U.S. by the Egyptian government.

With Bones back, Booth and her start butting heads starting with Bones making breakfast and turning away from Booth. They argue about putting Christine on a carousel because Bones put her on one in Connecticut and she didn't like it. Booth starts to get agitated that Bones is acting like she wishes she is out there and he starts yelling about it while Bones rationalizes how she won't yell back at him because he is mad at her. At the end of the episode Booth apologized and Bones tells him what Sweets said about her overthinking things in their relationship because she doesn't want to ruin it, the conversation ends with them kissing to make up and joking about how Booth will fart while kissing to make it less formal. Booth says that he feels like he can't make up for the three months that Bones was with on the run with Christine and that he doesn't want to lose them again.

Bones is making a pros and cons list for herself on if she would make a good president. While she thinks that her background in law enforcement and her knowledge of other forms of government would be beneficial, Booth argues that her being a former fugitive doesn't help her case. When Bones and Booth discover that a suspect shot and killed an endangered Siberian Tiger, Bones becomes upset, charging at the man. Booth grabs her before she can get to him. She cries into Booth's shoulder. At the end of the episode, Booth has on a bunch of campaign buttons for Bones. They laugh and have sex.

After solving a case about a man who rescued people from the 9/11 bombing on the Pentagon, Bones admits to Booth that for two weeks, she unraveled the mysteries tied to the remains from the buildings in the attack without shedding one tear. While at the time, she thought that made her strong, she now has Booth. He has made her realize that it could have been him she was pulling out of that building. She cries and he pulls her into him as she sobs into his shoulder.

At the end of this episode Booth surprises Bones with a mixed tape on an iPod (with a double earphone jack so they can listen and be close together) that starts with "their" song Hot Blooded and they dance around the kitchen with Christine. This is also an episode where Booth and Bones have a rare emotional moment, As he calls Bones Temperance and cradled her in his arms when she had a moment of crying in the lab about how the kid they were investigating was a kid and how young he was, showing how being a mother has opened her to the motherly/humane bond to children and family.

Booth reveals to Brennan and Sweets that, years ago, he used to be a dance teacher. Sweets tell him and Brennan to go undercover to solve the case ongoing since it was all about dancers in a TV show. In the end, they finally catch the murders, but Brennan still wants to dance with Booth in front of the audience. Booth agrees even when he knows Bones isn't really good at dancing, and they end up dancing slow, romantic values.

Booth and Brennan fight over a family matter which ends with Brennan misunderstanding Booth, thinking he called her a bad mother. Bones goes to the lab to spend the night there and gets shot by another member of the Jeffersonian; Booth goes to apologize but finds her bleeding out because of the shot and Brennan is taken to the hospital. Her heart stops beating for 2 minutes during surgery, she was technically dead for all that time, and has a hallucination where she sees her mother. When she's awake again, she tells Booth that she thinks he could've been the reason why she "always came back", meaning she went back to live for him. At the end of the episode, they talk about Bones' hallucination and Booth tells her "it's okay to be a little crazy" and they laugh and kiss.

Brennan returns from shopping and claims the supermarket was out of jerky, but when Booth notes they're only out of it when she does the shopping and that he knows she's lying, she laughingly admits it. Bones then admire how happy Booth's mom looks in her honeymoon picture and Booth notes that "marriage is starting to look good on you." Bones immediately protests "I'm not going to propose to you if that's what you're thinking." But Booth says the fact that she caught the bouquet at the wedding when she's usually awful at catch proves she subconsciously wants to marry him. She denies it, but reassures him that she loves him and asks isn't that enough. He assures her it is, they banter some more than are called in on a new Pelant case. When it's revealed that all the victims are FBI agents, Bones is visibly upset and tells Booth he is not allowed to die. He promises he won't. As events worsen, she calls and tells him to meet her. He rushes to the Jeffersonian gardens where she's anxiously waiting. When he asks if she's alright, she gives him a bag of jerky and says "I wanted to give you this. I should've bought it for you before. If you like it I want you to have it. I want you to be happy...that's all I want." He again reassures her that he's going to be fine, but in typical Bones fashion, she disputes this, enumerating all the terrible things that could happen to either of them. She then says, "The point is, I want to marry you. Will you marry me, Booth?" Moved beyond words, Booth finally says, "Yes, of course." They kiss, unaware they're being watched by Pelant's cameras. Brennan and Booth, respectively, share their happy news with the squints and Sweets. Sweets warn Booth that Pelant needs to feel he's the most important thing in their lives and their engagement may cause him to escalate. Booth says he's waited a long time for this and he's not going to let Pelant ruin it. Later, Booth, Bones, and Christine are at a playground when Pelant indeed calls Booth to say he can't marry Bones and can't tell her or anyone the reason why he's turning her down, or else he'll be responsible for the deaths of five innocent people. He describes five random people in Booth's vicinity so he knows they're being watched, and taunts Booth that since he's read everything Sweets has ever written about him and Brennan, he knows they would never trade those people's lives for their own happiness. Booth tells Pelant he's going to kill him, but as turns and sees Bones smiling at him, he knows he's trapped and that he's going to hurt her badly. At the end of the episode, as Bones is curled up on the couch happily discoursing on the bridal magazines Angela gave her, Booth tells her they need to talk about the wedding and says, "I don't think we should do it." Confused, she asks why not. He haltingly explains that he knows it's not really what she wants, as she never wanted to marry before. She almost timidly assures him, "But I do now." He gently insists that she's actually just reacting to the Pelant situation, that it's not really a good time and, finally, that she was right earlier when she said they love each other and what they have now is enough. Eventually, her walls go back up and she agrees, claiming she's impressed he's finally come around to her way of thinking. As she rushes to leave the room, he stops her and asks if they're okay. She says, "Of course," but he knows she's covering. Once out of sight, Bones gives in to tears as she goes upstairs, while Booth sits downstairs devastated.

Season 9[]

  • Episode 4: The Sense In The Sacrifice

Bones goes to a warehouse where she knows Pelant is. When Pelant finds her she pulls a gun on him and makes him walk downstairs, he then causes an explosion and Bones is defenseless. He talks about how Booth is a sniper and too slow, which he's not slow, and then Booth pops up behind Pelant. Pelant then threatens to blow up the whole place, but Bones tells Booth to shoot him. Booth shoots Pelant before he hits the trigger button. Booth then proposes to Bones, she accepts as the Jeffersonian team watches from the lab.

The team gets ready for Booth and Bones' wedding when a body is found. Everyone on the team tries to keep Bones as far away from the case as possible, to keep her focused on the wedding. When the case is solved, they are getting ready to go to the rehearsal dinner when Sweets knocks on the door and tells them to turn on the news. They do, and they see that the church they were going to get married in is on fire. Booth and Bones decide to postpone the wedding, but Angela takes the matter into her own hands and arranges a wedding outside in the spot Booth and Brennan first agreed to work as partners. They exchange vows, and they get married.

Season 10[]

  • Episode 15: It is revealed that Bones is pregnant with their second child.

Season 11[]

In the break between Season 10 and 11, Booth and Bones` second child is born, a boy named Hank Booth, after Booth`s grandfather.

  • Episode 1-2:A set of remains are found in a burnt out van, and the victim had Booth`s gun. All evidence points to the victim being Booth. The team and Brennan attempt to contact Booth, but he does not answer. Bones then says that she is most qualified to find out if the remains are indeed Booth. She finds that while the body has extremely similar injuries as Booth, such as fractured calcanei from parachute training, fractured bones from his abusive father`s beatings, and many bullet holes, the victim's left scapula is fully intact, stating that a small portion of Booth`s left scapula was broken off as the result of being shot. It is later discovered that the remains are Jared`s, Booth`s younger brother. It is revealed that Booth and several others, including Jared, took matters into their own hands to save hundreds of undercover agents from being discovered. Sadly, Jared was killed in the process, and Booth was shot. It shown that Booth is the one who torched the van containing Jared, saying that he was the one who should do it, since Jared was his brother. Booth resumes working at the FBI, and Bones takes back her place at the Jeffersonian.

Season 12[]


Booth: "You know, I worked really, really hard on my vows, but you know, now that we're here -- look, hey, do you remember the last time that we were here, standing right around this spot? It was right in the beginning before we really knew each other. I was trying to get away from you because you were irritating me, and you chased me down and you caught up to me. I said to you, "Listen, I just have to get all my ducks in a row," right, and then you said to me--."
Brennan: " I can be a duck."
Booth: "Yeah. We had been chasing each other for a long time, been chasing each other through wars, and serial killers, and ghosts and snakes, and chasing you has been the smartest thing that I have ever done in my life, and being chased by you has been my greatest joy. But now, we don't have to chase each other anymore because we caught each other."
Brennan: " When Hodgins and I were buried alive, we each wrote a message to someone we loved, in case our bodies were ever found. Hodgins wrote to Angela, and I wrote to you. *takes out letter* "Dear Agent Booth, you are a confusing man. You are irrational and impulsive, superstitious and exasperating. You believe in ghosts and angels, and maybe even Santa Claus, and because of you, I've started to see the universe differently. How is it possible that simply looking into your fine face gives me so much joy? Why does it make me so happy that every time I try to sneak a peek at you, you're already looking at me? Like you, it makes no sense, and like you, it feels right. If I ever get out of here, I will find a time and a place to tell you that you make my life messy, and confusing, and unfocused, and irrational, and wonderful. This is that time, this is that place."
- The Woman in White:


  • Booth [to Brennan]: When you talk to older couples who, you know, have been in love for 30 or 40 or 50 years, alright, it's always the guy who says, 'I knew.' I knew. Right from the beginning.... I'm that guy. Bones, I'm that guy. I know.
    The Parts in the Sum of the Whole
  • Brennan[to Booth]: I got the signal, Booth. I don't wanna have any regrets.
    The Doctor in the Photo
  • Brennan: I'm... quite strong.
    Booth: Yeah, well, you've always been strong.
    Brennan: You know the difference between strength and imperviousness, right?
    Booth: Well, not if you're going to get all scientific on me.
    Brennan: Well, a substance that is impervious to damage doesn't need to be strong. When you and I met — I was an impervious substance. Now I'm a strong substance.
    Booth: I think I know what you mean.
    Brennan: A time could come when you aren't angry anymore and I'm strong enough to risk losing the last of my imperviousness. Maybe then we could try to be together.
    The Blackout in the Blizzard
  • Brennan: I want to marry you. Will you marry me, Booth?
    Booth: Are you serious?
    Brennan: Yes. I've been afraid, I've been stubborn, and I've been in love. And marriage would make you so happy.
    Booth: You're sure? You're not just saying this because of Pelant and everything that's going on here?
    Brennan: Positive. All of this just made me see things more clearly. I love you. I want you to be my husband. I want to...I want to spend the rest of my life with you. Say something.
    Booth: Yes. Of course. Yes.
    The Secret in the Siege
  • Brennan: How does it look?
    Booth: Like I made the right choice.
    Brennan: It is quite exquisite
    Booth: I was talking about you. I made the right choice. I'm just so lucky to have you as my wife.
    The Big Beef at the Royal Diner
  • Booth: I haven't held cards in my hands in a long, long time. Because what we have here, this life, it's better than any hand that I could ever be dealt.
    **Booth: I gambled in the past because my life was a mess. It was a complete disaster. Now I have you, I got Christine, I got Parker, I got the little guy on the way... I'm not going to throw it all away on a poker game.
    The Eye in the Sky
  • Brennan: If the thing that made me me is gone, who am I?
    Booth: You're the woman I love. You're the woman who kissed me outside a pool house when it was pouring rain, took me to shoot tommy guns on Valentine's Day. That's who you are. You're the one who proposed to me with a stick of beef jerky in your hand, even though you're a vegetarian. You're the Roxy to my Tony and the Wanda to my Buck. Who else is going to sing Hot Blooded with me? And besides, we are way better than Mulder and Scully.
    Brennan: I don't know what that means.
    Booth: I don't care if you know about the bones or if we know how to solve crimes, all I know is that I want to spend the rest of my life with you. This is you, Temperance Brennan. You. You're my partner. Don't forget that.
    The End in the End

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