Hart Hanson, Creator
We had weirdo shows that were fun. I call them the weirdo shows: the one told from the point of view of the skull—the fact that you could do it and people would like it. The one where Brennan, it seems to her that she solves her own murder and she was a little bit crazy. The alternate reality [in the Season 4 finale] when it was a club and Mötley Crüe came to play.
My saddest moment, which I think you try for, was the death of Vincent Nigel-Murray. I wrote his last words with Brennan and Booth.
Booth and Brennan’s vows when they got married. Karine Rosenthal, who is one of my favorite writers in the world, wrote the episode, and then I elbowed her to write the vows. I thought that was a great moment.
Here’s what it is: my surge of joy and optimism, which is a rare, rare thing, came in the pilot, with the scene in the pilot where there’s a scene where [Booth] says, “I’ve got to get my ducks lined up in a row,” and she skips and says, “I can be a duck! I can be a duck” without knowing what that meant. That’s where I went, “I want to work on this show for years. I love these people. I love them.” When I wrote it, it was just another quip. I’m a glib and quippy writer. And those two made it into something fantastic. It gave me a great deal of joy. That was in the pilot, before we even really got going.