Booth and Bones investigate the secret past of a dead swim coach on "Bones." / Cr: Patrick McElhenney/FOX Booth and Bones investigate the secret past of a dead swim coach on "Bones."
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It’s safe to say that after nine seasons, Emily Deschanel and David Boreanaz have settled into a pretty solid working relationship for Fox’s “Bones.” That might be because, as Boreanaz says, “We have complete trust and respect for each other,” calling himself “blessed” to have a co-star “who is so generous and supportive.” Deschanel says she loves being directed by Boreanaz, who took the helm for the season finale.

“I think David is just really talented as a director, as well as an actor. He has a whole other career, if he wants it, when this thing’s over,” Deschanel says. “He’s great technically, he’s good with the actors, he’s decisive, he knows what he wants, he knows what he doesn’t want.”


The Boreanaz-directed finale airs on May 19, and Deschanel promises, “There’s a huge thing that happens at the end of this episode … that changes everything. For a while, with not only Booth and Brennan, between them, but also between everything, Booth’s job, possibly Brennan’s job — I mean, everything.” Expect some changes in the dynamics on the team, but Boreanaz assures us that, “Things will change for the good.”

In the meantime, though, tonight’s episode will introduce a new intern, played by Laura Spencer (“The Lizzie Bennet Diaries”), who viewers will see clashing a little bit with Bones’ practical style. “[Bones] does not care for the way she guesses about things and makes assumptions,” says Deschanel. The new intern is “kind of an intuitive person,” which is not the sort of decision-making that Bones generally approves of, but her hunches have a habit of turning out to be right. She may also see some sparks fly with Sweets.

For now, don’t expect either star to take a journey behind the camera in the direction of the writers’ room. “I’m pretty good with ideas, but I’d have to really work on that one because I think Emily can attest that my vocabulary’s a little limited,” Boreanaz laughs. “I get my words out but sometimes they don’t make sense.”

“I always understand what you mean, though, David,” reassures Deschanel. “As for me, I live with a television writer. I know how hard it is. You have to make up a whole story out of thin air, not to mention all the technical stuff. I would be much more inclined to direct before I would try to write an episode.”

Catch up with the duo and meet the new “squintern” tonight on Fox at 8.

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