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Bones Boss Talks Series Finale-Like Ending, Season 11 Time Jump and More

Bones Season 11 Spoilers

Warning: The following contains spoilers from Thursday’s season finale of Bones.

In a season finale that felt like the show was bidding adieu for good, Bones on Thursday night found Booth and Brennan saying goodbye to their colleagues as they prepared for a fresh start somewhere else — even as a videotape featuring an old foe surfaced.

“Pelant is in the past,” Brennan declared. “I won’t have him steal the new life Booth and I are going to live.”

Meanwhile, Hodgins declared that he and Angela didn’t need the $4 billion(!) Pelant stole, which his wife recovered, and instead suggested the tainted money go to 100 charities. Angie agreed to the plan, as long as they eschewed their Paris plans and stayed put at the Jeffersonian.

Below, executive producer Stephen Nathan discusses the episode’s finite feeling, Angela and Hodgins’ surprising decision, Season 11’s big changes and more. Plus: Will Pelant draw Booth and Brennan back to their old life?

TVLINE | There was something very series finale-ish about the ending. Was that you just being pragmatic in case the show didn’t get renewed?
Yes. We were tasked with doing two episodes in one. The one thing we wouldn’t compromise was our relationship with the audience. We couldn’t have an open-ended end if it was a series finale. That would have been unfair to the people who have been watching for 10 years. If this was really going to be it, we wanted it to be the end. Now, at the same time, once we were kind of down the road and the show got picked up – we knew this was a possibility – there had to be some kind of subtextual something going on that gave us the feel that it could keep going. So that’s what we did our best to do. And it gives us a great challenge for next season to come back from this. There’ll be a bit of a time jump, and we will see what it is that pulls them back into this world and this family that they’ve grown with for the past 10 years.

Bones Season 11 SpoilersTVLINE | With Brennan and Booth leaving, but Angela and Hodgins deciding to stay, was it an either-or situation?
We couldn’t blow apart the whole place. And also, there was something always indefinite about Hodgins’ feelings about moving to Paris. Because he loves her, he [would do] it, of course. But she saw that. It just allowed us to see their relationship in a very crucial situation, see how two people in a life-changing situation really respond and what that means for their relationship. … We can’t do scenes in Paris, and Hodgins and Angela work in the lab. To bring them back, it would have been a rerun of the other episode we did where everybody was called back to help Cam. We just wanted this to be different and based on their relationship rather than some kind of goofy plot twist.

TVLINE | Might the answer to what brings Brennan and Booth back be found on the unwatched Pelant tape?
Everything is up in the air right now, to be honest. I don’t want to say yes or no to anything. It’s a big task to work them back and get them resolved again. We don’t want to take the easy way out. You don’t want to just go back to a well that’s running dry.

TVLINE | When next season opens, will we see who has replaced Brennan?
Yes.

TVLINE | Could it be someone we already know? Or are you planning to bring in a new character?
Everything is still up in the air. I can’t really say anything definitively about [Season] 11.

TVLINE | What about any cast changes? We’ve talked before about how the squinterns keep landing pilots and other roles.
We just have to be very agile. We have to be ready to move at the drop of a hat with the interns because they are so popular and rightfully so. Often times during the season, we have to write somebody out, somebody in, because they’re doing other things. So there’s always the potential for new people coming [in]. And also from looking at our locations a little bit differently and adding people.

TVLINE | If you can get Laura Spencer back, will you pursue the Aubrey and Jessica story?
It’s pretty fun. Those guys were pretty great together. John Boyd was just a drop from heaven this year. He did a wonderful job.

TVLINE | Finally, I noticed that after Arastoo comforted Cam, when they were coming back out to say their goodbyes, it looked like they were buttoning up their clothes. Am I crazy here?
No, you’re not. They were putting on their lab coats. No, they didn’t just have at it in Cam’s office. [Laughs] That’s hilarious! What a great question.

TVLINE | I wondered, because it seemed so unlike Cam, “Did they just do what I think they did?”
Oh, that’s hilarious. I hope everybody makes the same mistake. That’s great… That made my day.

Bones fans, what did you think of the finale? Did it give you a sense of closure? Any predictions for Season 11? Grade the episode via the poll below, then hit the comments to back up your pick.

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239 Comments
  1. Lysh says:

    There wasn’t a lot of Booth and Bones together, but it was otherwise a good episode. Cam broke my heart. It’s a little sad more of the squinterns couldn’t be there, too. I’m hoping they can close it out better when that time actually comes, maybe next season.
    I’ve been binge watching old episodes on Netflix and I miss Bones going out into the field with Booth. I like Aubrey but hopefully she can next season.

    • PL says:

      I’ll be really ticked if Angela really gives away their billions. I hope she stashes billions away for her and hubby, and will reveal she has the money in a future episode ( i.e. when suddenly they discover they need it )! Didn’t much care about this season and his down gambling addiction storyline.

      • Jake says:

        They already have money because of the flooring material Hodgins invented a few episodes back. They really don’t need it, as he said.

        • Syed Shazeb says:

          i know but 4 billion is a lot of $$

        • Charlene Valladares says:

          Before giving it all away throw some to their friends the squints a few million out of the four billion would go a long way. That’s the part of the story that I thought was jumping the shark,,,,Really Hodgins walking away from that money is not realistic.

          • a.c. says:

            It is realistic because he’s never really been about the money. But I do hope they set aside some for Wendell and Daisy, especially.

          • Pam says:

            No. Keep it that way! I like that they want to give it away. Shows their true character.
            Please drop kick and end the whole pelant storyline. You can’t tell me you’ve run out of material. Put this dog to rest and go with new and fresh topics.

        • Terry says:

          What happened to his brother?? Didn’t they need money for him? Why don’t they show him more? I know Jack made money but they don’t talk about him either.

      • dman6015 says:

        They aren’t those kind of people who are obsessed with money, so it’s fitting that they give away the dirty money. They have enough in their minds.

        • John NYC says:

          Except that was a big logic break: the money wasn’t “dirty”, it had been accumulated by Hodgins family and corporation and simply stolen by Pelant in one of those irritating miraculous “Pelant the super villain” moves.. That doesn’t really make it either “dirty” or, fit the lines Hodgins delivered: “covered in blood”.

          • arial2 says:

            I think Hodgins was hinting that his family made their money in ways he didn’t approve and Pelant’s expropriation just sullied it more. From the start, Jack always distanced himself from his family. Luckily for him, he became the last of the line (he thought, anyway) within a season or two. I would hope some of that fortune will go to getting even better care for his brother, who would likely have some claim upon it, were he competent.

          • Mike says:

            I totally agree, that one part felt disingenuous to me. That is not dirty money, it is his families money and what about his own son? Also who would really give away 4 billion dollars, come on. Not realistic at all.

          • Gwen says:

            I took Hodgins’ comment about his family money being “covered in blood” to mean that when Pelant stole the money, it was part of Pelant’s larger “body of work” and all the people he killed. I totally understand Hodgins not wanting that money back and his decision to give it to charities instead, in a way “cleansing” the money by using it for good.

          • Tru says:

            The Bush family are covered in blood, nobody seems to care.

      • Kalli says:

        I assumed she would keep some for Michael Vincent’s college fund, but the rest would go to charity as Hodgins wanted. That sounds like something Angela would do anyway, doesn’t it? The thing is, charity donations at that amount are tax deductible, so the money might end up coming back anyway, or being doubled up elsewhere depending on how the money trail is redirected.

      • Frankie707 says:

        No one needs 4+ billion dollars. Also they already have millions due to his invention. Just the advance was a couple million, he’ll continue to make money from that So plenty enough for a college fund for Michael Vincent, and money to pay off their mortgage (and purchase that house in France), also pay off the loan for his brother, and to continue to pay for his brother’s care.

        They don’t need that money, they’re well taken care of already, and with this being Hodgins I can imagine that even if he hadn’t made those millions he’d still not have wanted all that money back. And he’s doing good with the money…donate it to 100 charities.

        This action was very in character for Hodgins. It’s who the character is.

        • John Sheffield (@cubeslave) says:

          And Hodgins has no concept of money as demonstrated by the way he orders new equipment for the lab without every running things past Cam.

      • Karen says:

        Remember they have their OWN MONEY now from hodges invention. They have their own millions…

      • Terry kitzmi says:

        What happened to his brother?? Didn’t they need money for him? Why don’t they show him more? I know Jack made money but they don’t talk about him either.

  2. B says:

    I would have hated if that had been the series finale because it really didn’t have closure or anything resembling it and it had a morose vibe like viewing a corpse if that makes sense I’m excited and nervous at the idea of a last minute 11th season but I’ve stuck it out this long and I’ll stay till the end

    • Carmen says:

      i agree. If this had been the series finale, I would NOT have been happy.

    • John NYC says:

      Yes, that closing scene had no depth or feeling at all: felt very flat.

    • Sally O'Malley says:

      I would’ve been furious if this was the season finale. Even despite the fact that there was way too much going on with the other characters and not enough with B&B, if this entire show ended with an episode that had callbacks to Pelant, the tropiest ubervillain of all ubervillains, which makes this the fourth freaking season of Pelant, I would’ve thrown my remote at the TV. The only reason I’m going to watch next season is because Stephen Nathan and his delusional ideas will be gone. Also praying that Hart Hanson will write next season’s/series finale.

      • sophia says:

        what does “tropiest” mean :o

        • Catherine says:

          from urbandictionary.com… “Despite the erroneous definitions already published here, TROPE on the interwebs [sic] really refers to an often overused plot device. It can also be described as another variation on the same theme. TV shows, movies, comics, games, anime’, & books are full of tropes & many rabid fan-sites now name & track said tropes with a self-explanatory title for each one.

          Not all tropes are bad, until Hollywood gets stuck on one.”

      • sarah says:

        I COMPLETELY AGREE

    • Scott says:

      Totally agree, was just left flat!

  3. Mr. Tran K says:

    Hate to wonder if Season 11 won’t be the last.

    • Syed Shazeb says:

      i want more but the show is sadly coming to an end and if therss no bones and booth its done

      • Saracas says:

        I completely agree. Booth and Bones are what pulls the shoe together and without them why bring it back?

      • Frankie707 says:

        Booth and Brennan will both be back. Both actors have signed contracts for another season, and they’ve already said they’ll be back. They wouldn’t be doing another season without the two of the.

  4. aa says:

    If Stephen Nathan thought this would be a satifying SERIES finale he needs to go speak to a shrink…He sucks as a showrunner, all he cares about is showcasing anyone that isnt B&B, they had like 4 scenes in this ep…its awful how he has kicked their PARTNERSHIP to the curb….I have watched Bones since DAY 1 and THANK frak that this wasnt a series finale…can we have Booth & Brennan the center of the show actually in the center AND front and center, next season PLEASE

    • Elizabeth PEREIRA says:

      I agree with you, they thought people in charge of the show?It was a loose chapter emotionless. Booth and Brennan must return to being the center of Bones, supported by the team of Jeffesorsonia. I do not understand how blurred the show. I hope that the 11th season will be the best, if you want to recover hearing.e

    • JeBarnette says:

      Brennan could NOT be ‘front and center’ this season, not ‘in the field’…..she was PREGNANT, both on the show, and in real life.

    • Mike says:

      I think he said they knew they were getting renewed before the season ended so maybe they tempered what they had already written. I thought it was good and actually if it was the finale, I would of felt okay with it. It was like the Forever finale, they did a nice job on that show making it feel okay to be done, but open if they had gotten renewed. So bummed that show got canceled.

  5. suzi says:

    Doesn’t some of that $4 billion belong to and be needed by Hodgin’s brother? Oh wait—Disappearing Brother Syndrome has struck again. :/
    I love this show, but sometimes it drives me crazy.

    • John NYC says:

      Hodgins fees for his invention runs to tens and hundreds of millions: his 40 million advance alone undoubtedly covered his brother with only a fragment of it.

      • suzi says:

        Legally the brother still has some claim to the money, I would imagine–it’s not just Jack’s to give away.

        • kaye says:

          If the parents didnt put money into the brother name in their will i dont think he has any rights to it but he isnt mentaly stable enough for the money.

          • Mary says:

            I don´t know about US law, but in Europe (at least in my country) it doesn´t matter if your parents put your name in thwir will – if you are a brother you have your rights legally covered! The mentaly stable thing, however, is another story.

          • Susan says:

            Jack didnt even know that he had a brother because the parents set up a trust, which part of the money Pelant stole was a part of. it was when the trust couldnt pay the bills for his care that Jack found out about his brother anyway. One of the things that Jack and Angela worked for was to make sure his brother had the care that he needed. when he made the money from the flooring, the issue eased for them. I think that Angela will make sure that Jacks brother will be well taken care of for the rest of his life, as well as make sure that Michael Vincent has a college fund, and Daisy and Lance’s baby too. Angela has a good head on her shoulders and will make sure that the money goes to where it can do the most good.

        • John NYC says:

          It wasn’t a well written bit anyway: how as the money stolen from him and his family trust “covered in blood”? It was merely stolen in one of those nutso “Pelant the super villain” farce moves.

  6. Anna says:

    But what happened to Hodges’ brother? Didn’t they need money to care for him? (Or did he die and I missed that episode?
    Not really impressed with the whole giving up a giant fortune with a shrug of the shoulders story line. And isn’t it all evidence anyway? How could that ever be a secret, or dealt with so quickly?

    • John NYC says:

      Some of those many millions they didn’t spend on the Paris flat undoubtedly coveted his brother’s care just fine. His advance was 40 million up front alone right?

      • Anna says:

        Guess I haven’t been watching all THAT attentively. Missed the 40 million. (though I did remember they were doing well financially) Thanks.

        • John NYC says:

          Well your point is a valid one, a lifetime of residential care in a well run institution would be enormously costly. Certainly before the invention’s advance they would have been stretched.

    • fatalsin says:

      Brennan and Booth paid for him to remain at the institution he has been in basically his whole life when Hodgins lost his money and was thinking of taking out loans to help him stay there

      • Anna says:

        Really? Guess my brain forgot that detail. Thanks.

      • Brenna says:

        No he declined their offer because he DID take out a loan.

        • suzi says:

          Correct. It was the family money that was paying for Jeffrey’s care, and it was only after that money was stolen that Jack was made aware of his brother’s existence. It seems obvious to me that both sons would be beneficiaries. It’s not just the money of course,,,much was made on the show of the connection and affection Jack immediately felt, but yet he was ready to leave without even a mention of Jeffrey. I’ve said it before, Bones has a habit of disregarding and dismissing characters and it has always bothered me.

          • Mike says:

            I forgot about that, so this is not his money to give away. That plot point was a dud. I can see it annoyed everyone as much as it did me.

      • Mary says:

        No they didn´t. They wanted to, but Hodgins din´t let them.

    • Juddy says:

      Wao you let me thinking about it. Is a lot of money, how he take care his brother…?…?

  7. anon says:

    Hart Hanson gets that Booth & Brennan are the backbone of Bones, that they should come first, he said that recently, now he needs to lock the new showrunners in a room with the writers and drum that into their heads until they get it….He is still excecutive producer & he created Bones you would think that he would have some pride on how his creation is getting MISTREATED

  8. Carla Gurnett says:

    I love this show!!! It’s one of only 5 on tv I HAVE TO WATCH!! The characters are so well developed, I forget they’re actors and actresses!!! I would like to see more of Christine and Angela’s little boy. (sorry can NOT remember his name!) And please don’t lose Daisy or Wendal!!!! Thanks ;for a wonderful show!!!

  9. kmw says:

    I cannot believe it but I had to give it an F. THIS was supposed to be a series finale? How with hardly any Booth and Brennan too much Aubry, and the case was not good at all. I have really enjoyed Bones over the years and I still want to watch but this was awful. Please let the new show runners get the show back to what makes it work, Booth and Brennan, together as partners and as a couple. This sure didn’t seem like a series finale to me. They could have least given Booth and Brennan one last scene at home. The goodbyes were fine with everyone but just not good enough for a season finale to get people to come back and watch next year. Very disappointed just like most of this season. I am gong to consider last weeks episode as season finale because that was presented better. I am really hoping next year will be better

    • Parker says:

      Even know some of the characters left in a series that doesn’t mean it’s over and besides there some series where some characters have to leave like Two and half Men; Charlie left the series but they were talking him. So there even know two characters left they still might talk about them in the next seasons.

    • paige says:

      I’m glad this wasn’t the series finale because when that happens, I want to feel something, not be disappointed. I know they were between a rock and a hard place with everything so up in the air. This whole season has made me take a look at some things, mainly for me because this has been the hardest season of Bones for me to watch. The only reson i can think of is that there was so little Booth and Brennan in it, especially early on. At on time I even wondered if David and Emily were at odds with each other and they were purposefully not writing scenes for them. Then there was the extra long winter hiatus. i have a friend who was nnot put off by it. She evidently watches for a diierent reason than i do. So, it’s a bit embarrassing at my age to admitt the emotional attachment I developed for them. i know it’s just a TV show. It affected my mood for days when there was nothing in a show that i wanted to rewatch over and over. Along those lines I usually have a whole season of Bones lined up to rewatch over the summer. I think this season I have 7 and only one of those will I want towatch from beginning to end(10×21).
      Going into season 11 I hope they can reset and focus on Booth and Brennan and their relationship. I hope we can have more touching, teasing, hugging, etc. Maybe they can keep the camera angles wide enough we can see it, touching a leg, holding a hand.
      I remeber David saying one time in an interview that he would like to play a really old Booth. Maybe in season 11 they can have them on an anniversary after they have loved each other for 30 or 40 or 5o years looking back.and show us some of the things we missed- the pillow talk after Brennan crawled into bed with Booth when Vincent died or when she ask him to stay the night with her after he had moved out for his gambkig relapse, a converstion about Hannah( there had to be one), 4:47, trials they had raising their kids, kids getting married, Booth’s wedding vows that he tore up, sharing some of the emotions they lived through while separted-gravedigger, brennan on the run, Booth in prison, why Booth thought he relapsed, why he lied, Brennan’s loss of trust in him( I am glad they didn’t go there whne he came home late from work), Booth’s “you are my home” to brennan. That in my mind would be a great send off. Based on the last few episodes, not including the finale, i am cautiously optimistic about season 11.

      • princessD says:

        You spoke ma mind!!! Thank you.. this is want I want, I mean if Hart Hanson maybe reviews his wirters and points them in this direction, people that stopped watching the show would deefinetly come back

      • kmw says:

        Wow everything you said is spot on. I love your ideas. I am not sure what has been going on at either FOX or the set at Bones but I do not believe there are issues with David and Emily. I would more likely believe she had a tough pregnancy and just the stupid decisions made by Stephen Nathan to let others have the focus this year than that. And like I have said I do not expect them to be on all the time , but 4 scenes an episode is just not enough. I love watching Bones in reruns and on DVDS, but sadly this season I cannot find more than 5 or 6 episodes worth watching again, with episode 21 being the best of the season. I will also be cautiously optimistic about next season

  10. HS says:

    Honestly that would’ve been awful as a series finale. B&B are supposed to be the centre, yet they had like 3 scenes together. The writers didn’t devote anytime to showcasing their supposed great love. Not a single I love you– the last I love you Booth said to Brennan was while he was lying and she told him she didn’t believe him. We get beautiful Angela and Hodgins scenes were they are willing to sacrifice for each there. But B&B don’t even talk to each other. Booth just comes home and informs Brennan that this will be his last case. WTF.

    • John NYC says:

      Agreed, in that episode their relationship just felt off. Leading to the closing scene being totally flat to me anyway.

    • kmw says:

      Exactly right. This show would have been alright if somehow they could have given more scenes to Booth and Brennan. Everything that comes out of Nathan’s mouth just frustrates me. Yes Bones has good supporting characters but to believe this was a satisfying series finale if it had to be is just wrong. I do not expect Booth and Brennan to be in every scene but they put Booth and Brennan on backburner not only as a couple but as partners as well. Balance has been lacking. I know that Emily Deschanel was pregnant but, their lack of scenes this season just made me not want to watch. You would have thought if this was their last case together they could have worked it together, at least at the FBI. No sentimental scene of them together, either kissing or hugging, doesn’t make any sense especially from them being partners point of view. You would think, even knowing they are having another child, and knowing the dangers they have faced together, it should have been a little more difficult of a decision to walk away from that instead of little tiny scene at beginning and then poof Booth then wants to quit too. The episode just fell flat and that was knowing how limited in what they could do. They should have had this discussion about their jobs earlier in the season just like Booth’s gambling should have started sooner. Someone needs to tell execs at FOX and or producers at Bones that in order to keep interest in a couple especially after you have married them, they have to be ON SCREEN TOGETHER!!!. Just a terrible episode.

  11. Bill says:

    The season ending was very well done. It solved one situation, Hodgen’s money, but gave us something to ponder for next season. There aren’t many shows that keep you guessing while being obvious with their senarios. This show does it right!

  12. Meg says:

    I felt let down by the season finale. It all seemed so flat and predictable. Hodgkins and Angela stayed because he didn’t really want to go in the first place. Booth and Brennan left to start over because their lives were really difficult this year. I guess that idea about supporting Daisy and Sweet’s baby by being there for him/her since Sweets couldn’t got lost in translation somewhere. The killer was no surprise. I hope that next year the show can get back to Booth being the lead FBI agent (felt like it was Aubrey a lot this year) and Brennan being a brilliant scientist and a slightly harried new mom.

    • marylou says:

      what has happened with daisy & wendall? and what about zack? did arastoo stay in his home country for what reason?

  13. Ma Barker says:

    You have my whole family in tears because they think the show isn’t coming back next season.

    That would be Awful! Heck it is THE show we wait for all week!

    Please bring Bones back next season!!

  14. lee says:

    This show jumped the shark 4,5 seasons ago. It began to unravel right around when Booth and Bones got married.

    It also took a weird sharp left turn. In the cringe worthy 9/11 episode one of the lab assistant asked the Cam’s Muslim love interest (Aziz?) if he was ashamed that his people committed acts of terrorism. Um, who would actually say something like that?

    The Aubrey character has no purpose in the show except other than shaming the cartoonishly arrogant executives of financial institutions. The writers really played out their political agenda in the past few seasons. If someone works at a big company or holds conservatives, they’re either buffoons or Doctor Evil.

    It’s a shame that it ended this way. Dr. Brennan was NOT this Sheldon Cooper like character in the early seasons. This was a sharp ensemble drama, it just went stale.

    • Jake says:

      Hardly – about the political rant part anyway – Booth is proudly conservative in his views, and is shown as a positive character.
      Agreed about the 9/11 thing though, that was dumb. So was the whole thing about the lad freaking out because he was using a prayer mat. Really, in the 21st century in a major US city?

    • Kia says:

      Well, lots of people make comments/accusations etc about all Muslims being terrorists. You wouldn’t expect someone in a highly professional environment to say something like that to a coworker, but not all people are smart or reasonable. Also, if you watch the early episodes of Big Bang Theory Sheldon was quite different. He knocked on Penny’s door a single time without the tap tap tap Penny, he made comments showing that he understood attractiveness, romance, sexual relationships, etc. Sometimes the shows adapt their characters as they go along, obviously Bones made a similar transition throughout this series. Sometimes the characters become less likable to some, sometimes more.

  15. jimmy says:

    It was really a sophomoric plot line, seemingly a patch work of previous stories stitched together like some 70’s melodrama. Little originality. However It would be nice to see Brennan and Booth do a spin-off in their new life with maybe guest appearances of friends from the past. But in a new location, new venue, wider challenging life (academia and the NSA/Homeland Security) it opens a whole new ball of wax and possibilities. Especially where Booth is the new lower level man working his way up the ladder trying to gain trust from a new bunch of folks, new limitations and more unexpected paperwork. And Brennan having an expanding family and ever more taxing carrier. Exciting new dynamics.

  16. Larry Barnett says:

    Don’t scrape up an old story line from an old case. Go forth and find NEW cases, new crimes. Close a chapter and move forward. How about Brennan reconnecting with her only sibling, and his 2 step-daughters. That would be real and it would be interesting.

    Then there’s her brief fling with another FBI guy who sailed away on a sailboat. Have it & him come back home – even back to the FBI. He was cool.

    Bring back Cam’s daughter. Have her daughter marry the backwoods’ squint that was so under the radar smart.

    Bring back Booth’s cool brother. He was great. (He can get the night off from Night Shift.)

    They do have families.

    Have the cute “ole lady `D.A.’ spend more time in court fighting & solving some of these cases.” Her & her New Orleans charm.

    Oh, and let Cam go ahead and get married. Weddings aren’t bad.

    NEW stories, new directions, but NOT old cases.

  17. Brenna says:

    I know the cast hates when it’s mentioned but for the love of god if next season is really the end can we finally get some closure with Zach?!? It’s so obvious he’s avoided being mentioned especially during Pelant episodes when Brennan kept saying how smart she is when Zach could’ve figured it out in a second!

    • Justin Edge says:

      I miss Zach. All this time in the psych ward he should be legally crazy now.

    • Jake says:

      I don’t think the actor is working anymore, so him coming back isn’t possible.

      • Lexi says:

        Not even a little bit true. Watched a lil Q&A on YouTube. They weren’t bringing him back as they felt new fans of the show wouldn’t know or care who he was. But that is the dumbest excuse ever. I mean, who watches a show like this from the middle? And they keep bringing back old cases from seasons ago which pretty much contradicts their reasonings.

        But judging from the lads Twitter account, it sounds like he’d definitely be up for it.

    • Jeff says:

      Maybe the case that brings B&B back to Washington next season is Zack’s murder. That’s one way to “bring him back” in a meaningful way… ;)

  18. Jess says:

    As a potential series finale, I appreciated that time was spent with each of those that have become the “Bones family” because the show really has become more about the team than just Brennan and Booth. There was a sweet sense of closure in that I could see Brennan sticking to her decision about moving on regardless of Pelants threats from the afterlife. I’m really glad we got to see Daisy, and love the sense that the Jeffersonian would continue to be successful in kicking crimes butt and taking names in spite of the loss of the most brilliant forensic anthropologist in the world. (Even if it takes a team of brilliance to fill her shoes)

    Though the season finally would have done it for me (barely, only because I’d miss it) I am glad that the show is continuing on! I actually stopped watching for a while after Booth and Brennan got together but have come back, pleasantly surprised that the show has gotten really good again. It made me want to watch all I’d missed to get caught up. I’d actuaIly love it to keep going past season 11. The evolution of the show, its characters and a seemingly endless supply of unique murder plots is really impressive to me. Although we may not like something the team or an individual character is going through at the moment, these story lines have created a great dynamic over all. I love the show! Can’t wait to see what you come up with in season 11! Until then I’ll undoubtedly be rewatching on Netflix.

  19. Maureen Nolen says:

    Well you gave me a real scare! I was freaking out that this was a series final. ..then just when I was sure the the end was near, little hints began to appear, giving me hope. But I did need to surf the web to soothe my fears. And I’ll be back next season to see how it all turns out, for sure!

  20. Deborah Hight says:

    I just thought too much happened in this episode. No one but Cam really seemed upset. I never believed Bones and Booth we’re going to be gone for good. I hope when it comes back it won’t be a big mess.

  21. Josh says:

    Why are they so into Pelant? He’s awful

  22. dawn says:

    Bones is my most favorite show of all time. I hope it never ends. I was, however, very disappointed that you killed Sweets. I wish you would find a way to bring him back, but keep Aubrey at the same time.

    • John NYC says:

      Death is a bit too deep a hole I expect. Which is why I never like shows killing off characters for the most part when it’s not story driven but instead due to outside forces such as the actor having too many other commitments at the moment. Leave some wiggle room and just transfer the character…

      • Brenda says:

        You are so correct. I don’t understand “killing off” a character just because the actor has other projects. It didn’t make any sense in killing off Sweets. I miss the old Bones episodes. I was hooked from day one, but lately, the episodes have not been that great. I was also sad that the show runners didn’t bring back Zach. He was a great character and I hated how he was written out.

  23. Maria Parkerson says:

    I’m a big fan of Bones. Not only because of the good story line but more because of the characters’ friendship. I will feel sad if Booth and Brennan will not be back. I could watch this series forever.

  24. Jake says:

    I’ve been critical of the writing the past few years, but I really didn’t dislike this episode as much as some of the other commentors. I thought Bones not wanting to hear Pelant’s video message was written as a nod to the fans acknowledging that the writers knew the fans didn’t want to hear from Pelant anymore either. I wouldn’t have hated it as a series finale.

  25. Kathy H. says:

    I really enjoy Bones and was happy with the ending. I know Booth and Bones will be back next season, but it was a little cool to see them walk away. I really love this show and can’t wait until it starts the new season.

  26. i love booth and bones and the whole crew.please dont change a thing.i look forward to watching this show every day.every time i really get into a show yall cancell it.i am thinking if biones gets cancelled i will stop watching tv altogether.i just get tired of yalls yo yo effect.leave bones alone!!!!

  27. Joe Sexton says:

    Bones is so intelligent, highly educated, and very careful about how she uses language. I was amazed that her script included the over-used nonsense syllables “closure”. There is no such thing, in the sense that it was apparently intended. But “everybody uses the term”, so let’s welcome Bones to the world of the inane.

  28. What happened to Booth’s first child, Parker?

  29. Lizz says:

    Am I the only one who missed the part where they told us that Aubry is immune to being tazered? He took two (or was it three?) shots and pretty much just shook it off… and for someone who was supposed to have mobility issues with her hands, the killer-lady sure put up a good fight on that train!

    • John NYC says:

      That’s why Tazering is iffy: clothing is a decent insulator of electricity. If she couldn’t get past the cloth to contact his actual skin a lot less of the power get’s through. You’ve maybe seen many scenes where people are tasered on the neck? That’s why: bare skin contact is best.

  30. Lisa says:

    Keep bones going there are several different ways this show could go. It’s so much more entertaining than the reality shows!

  31. Mel Davis says:

    so, they weren’t going to rehash an old storyline when they came back to help Cam with Angie and Hodgins….but they’re now going to do it with Brennan and Booth, especially as both are signed up for the new season…..derrrrr LOL so they HAVE rehashed the old storyline, booooooooring!!! should’ve just ended it there and then, it’s not Bones without Bones after all and there is no way EVER she’d be underneath a new lab runner like one of the intern’s LOL!!!

  32. Karen Graham says:

    Hey, where did my comments go?

  33. I used to backup to VHS in the 90’s, for anyone wondering an E240 tape holds as much as a DVD-R.

  34. Mavis says:

    I really hope they just drop the Pelant story line. He ran way too long, then was finally killed and now they are trying to bring him back. Just move on already!

  35. Chris Rodriguez says:

    4 me them putting on the lap coat was a sign of respect to Bones

  36. Rebecca Monroe says:

    It was an Awesome epsoide . I was thinking Angela and The King of the Lab WAS Leaving Then Brennan and Booth were the ones to leave .WOW. They will be back as Brennan said in a long ago episode NO BONES NO BONES .I Love this show. BONES IS THE BEST .

  37. Alyssa says:

    I think they should bring Zack Andy back and have him take Bones place for now! 😂😂

  38. Iwalani Robotka says:

    I don’t like change, really I do understand. 3 days a week I watch TNT Bones rerun. I love that show and I always will. Without the two of them I will have to watch it to see I will be a Bones watcher.

  39. Valeria says:

    God, I wondered the exact same thing about Cam and Arastoo!

  40. Doretha says:

    I thought last night episode was awesome, beginning with Booth and Caroline touching moment to Brennan and Cam encounter in the lab, Brennan praising the squints on job well done. Aubrey being taser.( we all know he had to have on some kind of vest under his suit haha).Hodgins surprise look when he found out that Brennan. the train fight was crazy for someone with limited abilities home girl put up a good fight, and about the money I know Angela is smarter than that give all of it away NOWAY. THE GOODBYES AT THE END HAD ME REACHING FOR THE KLEENEX. CAN’T WAIT FOR SEASON 11. but I have no choice.(haha).

  41. Linda says:

    I stopped watching after they killed Sweets. That whole line about not wanting to alienate loyal fans is bunk. I watched every episode from the very beginning. I wasn’t happy with every decision that was made, but I loved the characters enough to stick around. But when they killed Sweets, that was it for me. When major characters start leaving the show, it is a sure indicator that it’s on the way out. I can’t believe it got picked up for another season.

  42. Paula margel says:

    I love the show…am so thrilled there’s a season 11..
    I was concerned the show would not be renewed but thank you for bringing the characters we adore back !!

  43. Bill Latham says:

    I have been an avid fan of Bones since the pilot program. But I am beyond sick of Sicko Pelant. If the next season is going to be another frustrating Pelant chase, I am through with the series. I will not watch dramagtized psycho-sicko replace what began as a refreshingly different approach to crime/miystery drama.

    • sophia says:

      “dramagtized psycho-sicko” lol ok. First of all CALM DOWN!
      Pelant wasn’t a pscho, he was a unique serial killer. Even if you’re sick of his storylines, don’t act like he’s a typical “mainstream” serial killer that’s in all the other tv shows.

    • Tru says:

      Agreed, it played out so leave it at that.

  44. Absolutely have to pursue the Palant video.

  45. brenda says:

    I thought it was great but would of love to of seen more of Bones and Booth. Cam broke my heart when Arastoo came in. I thought it was great how he comport her.

  46. Gabs says:

    If this was the series finale i would be MAD DISAPPOINTED! !!! I know that Brennan was prego in real life but she wasn’t for awhile the center of Bones. I’ve been watching old episodes and the whole thing changed…. i know there has to be some change but i haven’t liked how they have done it. I wish that if the series is ending they should go back like how they started and have a nice Wow ending. Dude ive been watching this show since hs.

  47. lmjoyal2 says:

    I thought the same thing with the lab coats as well!

  48. Virginia R Slusher says:

    Please keep Bones on TV, It is one of the best shows on Television. The actors are all great and connect so well it is like a family. Also Kathy Reichs keep on writing. Very much enjoy her books.

  49. I did not enjoy the finality-feel of the show. I understand why they did it, but I didn’t like it. I would have preferred a more cliff-hanger feel, like they’ve done in the past. I don’t see how they are going to come back from this and still have the right feel for the show.

  50. Robyn says:

    I really hope they don’t go back to the Pelant story line. That was already carried on way to long. I hope to Brenna and Booth’s relationship has more romance to it, like it did in the beginning. It seems so business like and that’s even before Booth started gambling.