The network! At least that's what I thought when I first read Entertainment Weekly's Michael Ausiello's blind item column. In the article, he hinted on one of TV's most popular couple whose obstacle is none other than the powers the be behind the network where their show is airing.
"For seasons now, one stumbling block has been placed in front of another to keep the dynamic duo apart," Ausiello wrote. "But, finally, at the end of last season, viewers were supposed to get the big get-together for which they'd been waiting. The love story's happy ending -- or real beginning, as it were -- was all planned out."
Sure it could be House and Cuddy, especially after season 5 played with viewers' minds: House, who's been having hallucinations as a result of his misuse of Vicodin, is shown to detox under the supervision of Cuddy, whom he then sleeps with, though the season finale reveals that it was just a delusion.
However, the "will they or won't they?" phrase caught my attention and convinced me that it's all about Bones' Booth and Brennan.
"Terrified that, without the constant "Will-they-or-won't-they?" tension between the two, viewers would instead wonder "Why are we watching this?" -- Moonlighting, anyone? -- the net asked producers to delay the hook-up, and our gratification. So a new wall was blueprinted and built between the would-be sweethearts," he wrote.
As you all know, Bones executive producer Hart Hanson assured viewers that Booth and Brennan would end up in bed together. And they did but it just left many fans disappointed. What fans did get to see was either a fantasy that came from the book that Brennan was reading as she waited for Booth to recover from brain surgery or a dream that Booth was having as a result of the same surgery.
Whether or not it's Booth and Bones, this mystery couple will eventually get together the season after this one, hints Ausiello, if the powers that be are to be believed.