Booth and Brennan finally tied the knot on Bones' ninth season, but could another wedding be in the offing?
On Monday's episode (8/7c, Fox), Cam (Tamara Taylor) and Arastoo (Pej Vahdat) take their relationship to a new level when Arastoo arranges for Cam to meet his parents. Unfortunately for Cam, who has serious reservations about the dinner meeting, all of her worst fears come true when she sits down with Arastoo's extremely protective mother (guest star Shohreh Aghdashloo).
Eventually, Arastoo takes the probing as a sign that his mother disapproves and storms out of dinner. However, Aghdashloo suggests that her character simply wants to get to know her possible daughter-in-law better. "Maybe if she had a couple of daughters, she wouldn't be as meticulous as she is," she says. "Because whoever is going to marry Arastoo is going to be her daughter — not just her daughter-in-law. Politely, in her own way, she lets Cam know she's not the kind of mother who would wish them well and walk away. She's going to stay in their lives and stay under her nose every now and then."Assuming the couple can make peace with the parents, is a wedding really on the table? "Arastoo and Cam's relationship has been terrific for us, and moving them along is something we wanted to do," executive producer Stephen Nathan says. "Nothing lights a fire under a relationship like a very, very strong mother-in-law. The marriage issue is a subconscious issue that rears its head at the end of the episode. Whether they follow through or not, we won't know until next season. It's definitely something in the works that they're going to have to contend with."Elsewhere in the episode, Booth (David Boreanaz) and Brennan (Emily Deschanel) must brace for the possibility of another major shift in their relationship as Booth receives some hints that he might be in line for a promotion that could take him far from home. But to Booth's great surprise, Brennan is encouraging Booth to pursue the opportunity.