When Angela (Michaela Conlin) and Hodgins (T.J. Thyne) return to D.C. from Paris in Bones' September 23 season premiere, they'll be bringing back a much better souvenir than a plastic Eiffel Tower trinket. "Angela's pregnant!" says Michaela, who planned to keep the exciting news secret until Fox's promo department included the spoiler in a preview clip. "I was bummed they decided to do that."
Well, at least now the actress is free to discuss the happy news. "I have to be honest, at first I was a little hesitant," she says. "To marry this wild child off and get her pregnant had me worried that this would limit her, story-wise. But I now feel, getting in to the sixth season, it's going to be interesting to see her try to fit her wild life into this maternal situation."
Since, as Michaela noted, Angela is such a wild child, who's to say that a handsome Frenchman isn't the baby daddy? "I am pretty convinced Hodgins is the dad," insists Michaela. "Only because we were just married. That would be very slutty of her. This time, I think she played it right."
The drama, she says, will come in other ways. "We're going to see them pursue very unconventional doctors," Michaela teases.
Bones creator Hart Hanson says we should also expect Angela's pregnancy to have an impact on Brennan (Emily Deschanel), who has seemingly abandoned her plans to have Booth (David Boreanaz) donate his sperm to her. "Everything that happens will force Brennan to reevaluate all of her decisions from last year," Hanson says. "We leave nothing hanging."