We are three episodes into Bones after a very long break (four months!). It almost seems like a new season, doesn’t it?
The long break didn’t do anything to skew my liking for season 11. The storyline with Hodgins is great, although I was really heartbroken when his paralysis was diagnosed (the characters are so near and dear to us, right?). But it’s good for the show. It’s him dealing with it (not well) and its effect on his marriage, work, co-workers, etc… It’s something that can and does happen to people in real life. I’m sure it’s great for T.J. Thyne to be able to dig into it with his character. An actor always likes a challenge, and this is a big one.
Booth and Brennan are as cute as ever. I like their married relationship – cool and laid-back, but they’ll butt heads when needed or when one feels very strongly about something, though they won’t get into a huge fight. I still wish there would be more romance – you know us girls.
Cam – always cool and professional, but can definitely show her soft side. It’s fun seeing Arastoo back, and hum, maybe something will become more permanent with them? What do you fans think? I would like her to find long-lasting love and get married. I think she would, too.
I like Aubrey more and more every episode. I thought nobody could replace Sweets (and he hasn’t), but you can’t help but love the guy. He is all in, and I just love that he eats so much. I’m jealous because he eats and eats and doesn’t gain weight. I need a moment… okay. I love that Booth totally trusts him and knows he’s got his back. I wasn’t sure if the “new” guy would be a fit with Booth/David, but he certainly has won me over.
Last week’s episode, “The Monster in the Closet,” showed us that the writers can still come up with some good, but disturbing stories. Do you agree? A killer who beats his victims to death, admires them, lives with them for six months and drills holes in their bones and hangs them up like Marionettes. (Booth figured out why the killer drilled holes in the bones, not Brennan – he’s still got it) Okay writers, I’m a little worried about you! Lol. I think this killer will be the Big Bad for the season, since nobody was caught, and at the end of the episode there was a photo zoomed in on Brennan – not good.
Anyway, it’s very refreshing to see season 11 climbing back up in terms of good stories and more character building. It makes me wonder about this year’s finale. What’s it going to be about? Will it be something to do with this killer or something else?
Lucky for fans, there is a season 12, which coincidentally will have 12 episodes. And… for all of the fans who love the undercover episodes, there will be one in the last season. We all love those, don’t we? I’ve read where David and Emily love doing them, too.
Speaking about season 12 in a conference call in which I participated, co-showrunner Michael Peterson said:
“…It’s so rare to be given such forenotice that we’re able to really close the show out in style. And so I think we’re very, very excited about that. But it’s bittersweet. We love being here. We hope it transcends to the screen, but this is really a family. We have people who have been here since the pilot…”
Showrunner Hart Hanson will be writing the series finale. It’s only fitting, since “Bones” is his creation and he has put his heart and soul into it. I just wonder how it will end – I hope with a great ending. The series deserves it!
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