As Fox’s The Mob Doctor unspools its final four episodes, series cocreator Josh Berman is prescribing a special treat for fans of Bones (where he previously served as a writer/producer): a New Year’s Eve Easter egg hunt.
Mob Doctor resumes its 13-episode run tonight at 9/8c. Then, on Monday at 9, eagle-eyed Bones enthusiasts will be charged with seeking out clues in Episode 11, titled “Sibling Rivalry.”
Explaining the genesis of the sorta-kinda crossover episode, Berman reminds TVLine that Bones executive producers Hart Hanson and Stephen Nathan “are two of my closest friends, and I miss working on the show. So I thought it would be nice to reward Bones fans with secret clues in the episode.”
Even if you’ve never made an appointment with his Mob Doctor, “If you’re a Bones fan, don’t miss this episode,” Berman says. “The ‘eggs’ are everywhere” and can be found, for example, in a guard dog’s moniker, or the name of a patient. “But some are trickier and require a bit of thought,” Berman warns. “It should be a fun treat for Bones fans.”
If you decide to scrub in for this New Year’s Eve folly and have a Twitter account, “The first person on the East and West Coast to tweet me (@bermanjosh) all the hidden Bones Easter eggs will get a prize,” Berman says.
Besides the embedded Bones bits, Berman says that Monday’s episode is also “jam-packed with story,” as Grace (played by Jordana Spiro) learns that ex-boyfriend Brett (Zach Gilford) is estranged from his brother, who has entered the ER under mysterious circumstances. Meanwhile, Grace’s own brother, Nate, kidnaps a racehorse in a harebrained scheme to make a quick buck. Lastly, in a nod to the holiday, Berman says, “Constantine and Celeste LaPree receive a bomb — in the form of a champagne bottle.”
Grace’s latest ethical conundrum, meanwhile, finds her needing to “borrow” from the hospital’s med vault, and though she tries to stand up to Constantine, “her efforts aren’t yet successful,” Berman previews. “However, her moves are all adding up to the shocking finale, which airs on January 7th.” (The series’ penultimate hour airs Saturday, Jan. 5.)
Elaborating further on the freshman drama’s 13th and final episode, Berman promises that viewers “will get a real sense of closure as Grace finally stands up to Constantine.” What’s more, “Secrets will be revealed. Alliances will be tested. And the last five minutes are unbelievable,” he teases. “I’m excited for the fans to see it.”