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. 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. In the fourth season, Brennan often goes to Booth's house.
Even though she was not convicted, she was still charged with a felony, which meant that her original application for a concealed weapon was denied. 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.
The procedural element remains intact: seriously icky murders are still solved wittily and charmingly by adorable nerds and handsome men with guns, and Booth and Brennan's faith vs. It's honestly become a bit of a predictable formula at this point (the show doesn't feel as imaginative as it once did, but that's a problem most shows as old as this one eventually face), but it remains fun and engaging despite that predictability.
They've also managed to move the relationship between Booth and Brennan to the next level without disrupting the rest of it: Booth and Brennan still fundamentally disagree about everything. If I might be allowed to wear two hats at once (fan and critic), there is still one aspect of the show that is missing, and it's problematic from both a fan's point of view and from a storytelling point of view.
It's like going from 0 to 60 miles per hour in under a second.
My head snapped back from the impact and I still haven't quite recovered.
They still stare at each other moonily with large eyes and puppy dog faces. The show spent six whole years building up the delicious romantic tension between its two leads.
There were stumbling blocks and silly rules about not dating co-workers and emotional issues and inconvenient boyfriends and you name it.
By going this route, we didn’t have to have them go through the traditional love-dovey stage where everything was wonderful and they understood each other and they got past their differences. They now are together but are essentially the same exact characters.
They’re going to disagree on everything they disagreed about before, including how to approach their lives together, religion, family and now how to approach having a child.
Season seven premiered last night, and the show has fast-forwarded five months in time to a point where Booth and Bones are now a full-fledged couple who have decided to raise their child together.