Articles for Bones Season 11

"It‘s not that hard to have chemistry with David Boreanaz," chuckled Boreanaz‘ Bones co-star Emily Deschanel when press spoke with her and Executive Producer Michael Peterson about the first half of their season 11 which premieres October 1. That adorable comment is just one example of the goodies the actress and mother-of-two had to spill. While Deschanel has been the beautiful face of Bones for a decade, Peterson and his co-executive producer, Jonathan Collier, have been writing and producing Bones for over 80 of the 212 episodes. There‘s a lot of good Bones-y mojo heading into season 11. The evidence is clear that the powers that be have been listening closely to what ardent fans love about Bones. Read more »
While "The Loyalty in the Lie" isn‘t as catastrophically shocking as Bones‘ season ten premiere was, it‘s an intense and satisfying vintage B&B episode. If you are expecting a plethora of head-scratching quandaries, cool lab toys, an irritating character with murky intentions, lots of blood and gore, a hero putting his life on the line, a message about the family loyalty, some even-handed sentimentality, and smatterings of romance and humor ... then you will not be disappointed. The Bones fairies seem to have sensed that the drama had to be good, but not as severe as before, and the reason behind the "wrongdoing" had to be compelling enough that viewers would believe Booth would take the risks he takes with his life, and more importantly, with his marriage, in this premiere. Despite having two new bosses at the helm at the outset of its 11th season, Bones continues to honor canonical details which its most ardent fans hold close to their hearts. In this instance I‘m referring generally to all the elements listed above, and specifically to the incorporation of "447" in the storyline and the perpetuation of the family loyalty theme.  Read more »
There isn‘t much to joke about in "The Brother in the Basement." In fact, making light of he second half of the season 11 Bones premiere would go over like cracking jokes at a funeral. Not cool. "The Brother in the Basement" is an intense ride that changes, well, everyone‘s lives. At the end of the episode there still remain several mysteries, both personal and professional, that have yet to be resolved. Is it a satisfying Bones-y episode? You bet it is.Where Bones is concerned, the beauty is always in the details, whether it be damage to a stapes, or the particular trajectory of a bullet going first through a bottle of perfume and then through the victim, or the way Booth looks longingly sideways at Brennan while putting his lips to a bootle of bear. So instead of our usual cryptic teases which would have to involve details, I have some advice about what you are going to need to have with you when you watch "The Brother in the Basement." Read more »
What happened to Booth? That‘s the question that "The Brother in the Basement" has to answer on Bones, but first, the team is going to need Agent Miller to be honest with them. It turns out that Miller has been keeping vital information secret that could help them find the missing Booth. Meanwhile, the Jeffersonian gets a surprise visitor, FBI digital forensic scientist Dr. Benjamin Metzger, who works with Angela to decode information the team has uncovered regarding Booth‘s location and why he disappeared. Read more »
In an intense episode rife with suspenseful revelations and dramatic performances, Emily Deschanel and David Boreanaz once again deliver a white-knuckle roller coaster ride which proves equal parts intrigue and mindful balance between heart and head. "The Brother in the Basement" is a mind-bending tale of extortion, murder, deceit, courage, suspense, reconciliation and grief. Enfin, the first case of Bones 11th season makes good on its promise to bring Brennan (Deschanel) and Booth (Boreanaz) back into the fold as crime-fighters for the Jeffersonian and the FBI. The road to that end, however, is as rocky as they get. This episode brings to a close the two-part premiere and gives birth to a new generation of yet-to-be-told stories. Read more »
In "The Donor in the Drink," Bones introduces a fishy murder, missing cremains of Booth‘s deceased brother, and a finalized break-up between Arastoo and Camille. More centrally, however, is the issue of Booth reinstalling himself at the FBI while dealing with unease over being unable to take care of Jared even though he‘s no longer alive.After an intense two-part premiere with "The Loyalty in the Lie" and "The Brother in the Basement," this third installment gives us the sweetness of siblings Christine and Hank as well as some good old Aubrey humor. It‘s good to have the Booth‘s back in the saddle, isn‘t it? Read more »
With spunky Betty White guest starring as Dr. Beth Mayer, a brilliant forensic anthropologist who steps in as the squint-du-jour to help Brennan solve a case, it would be impossible for "The Carpals in the Coy-Wolves" not to be one of Bones‘ most wet-your-pants-laughing-out-loud episodes in recent history. Add Brian Klugman to the mix as mega douchey Dr. Oliver Wells, the condescending polymath squintern with a stratospheric IQ, and the atmosphere explodes with unabashed inappropriate subject matter, professional rivalry, double entendre (of a sexual nature, of course) and lots of snark. Also hysterical is our very own Bones Superman, Special Agent Seeley Booth. Playing straight man to Brennan and her absurd view of the universe, Booth had me bursting with laughter at the seven minute mark of "The Carpals in the Coy-wolves," and it didn‘t stop there. One has to wonder how many takes it took for these two actors to get through their scenes without cracking completely up. You want even more detail-y clues about what makes this episode such a stitch? Here they are. Read more »
Brennan enlists the help of Betty White‘s Dr. Beth Mayer for Bones‘ "The Carpals in the Coy-Wolves," but she has to resist feeling competitive when the other forensic anthropologist impresses the team with her expertise of decades of accomplishments.When the remains of a real estate agent are found, it turns out that fantasy football was a key part of the victim‘s life and could help them find his killer. In fact, the victim was actively involved in a Twitter feud with NFL star Lou Divers (guest star Ronde Barber) and was owed money from the league‘s commissioner, making them both suspects. Read more »
In "The Carpals in the Coy-wolves," Bones delivers a well-rounded hour of delightful laugh-out-loud fun. The featured guest star is none other than the iconic comedienne Betty White who plays brilliant forensic anthropologist, Dr. Beth Mayer, Brennan‘s colleague and rival. This sassy Emmy and American Comedy Award winner brings to her Bones character the moxie and comedic timing she‘s charmed the viewing public with for nearly nine decades as a performer.Tripling the levity of this season‘s fourth outing are three wildly creative and entertaining subplots. The first centers around the juxtaposition of Booth‘s distress and Brennan‘s cavalier attitude over the fate of Agent Andy. The second, providing countless opportunities for sarcasm and sexual innuendo involves Drs. Mayer, Hodgins and Wells, and tackles Oliver‘s disturbingly flaccid phallus. The third and most minor of the subplots introduces the madcap adventures of Hodgins and Oliver out in in the wild with guns. (Oh, no!) Buckle your seat belts, boys and girls, and prepare to Laugh ... Yourself ... Silly. Read more »
Well, they‘ve done it, and they‘ve done it very well. Such is the opinion of executive producers Jonathan Collier of Bones and Clifton Campbell of Sleepy Hollow. Much more importantly, such is also the opinion of the press who have gotten to see the two-hour Halloween crossover event in advance. "The Resurrection in the Remains" and "Dead Men Tell No Tales" air October 29.  Who would have ever thought two such disparate universes could intertwine without threatening the integrity of the individual mythologies? How did they do it, and what were the logistical challenges? Would they ever attempt it again? These were the questions on everyone‘s minds when we talked with the team of executive producers one week before the Bones/Sleepy Hollow crossover debuts. Read more »
"We have this bubble that we‘ve created within Sleepy Hollow. There‘s so much supernatural and the unexplained going on around the police procedural aspect of our show ... we don‘t want to open that door up to the rest of the world." That‘s what Executive Producer Clifton Campbell told BuddyTV. But isn‘t that what‘s exactly what will happen if Bones creeps into Abbie and Crane‘s world? If you are a Sleepy Head, you may be freaking out a bit as the date of the crossover looms, but have no fear, your universe and it‘s mythology are pretty safe, but, (Holy Headless Horseman!) it is a close call with the Bones muggles poking around and shooting holes in things on Sleepy Hollow. Regardless, let‘s have some fun with it. Here are five teases from "Dead Men Tell No Tales" to divert your sleepy attention while you wait for the event to roll around. Read more »
The Bones fairies have been taunting fans with the concept of a crossover between Bones and Sleepy Hollow since well before BuddyTV talked with Emily Deschanel and Executive Producer Michael Peterson about what we can look forward to in season 11. Boneheads have been scratching their heads in fear of this tightrope act going sideways. If that happens, we wonder, how will we ever trust them again?How, indeed? It is too much to ask for these two universes -- one focused on evidence-based crime solving, the other centered around the unlikely pairing of a modern day police lieutenant and a resurrected 250-year-old Washington emissary who together fight supernatural demons -- to solve both a Bonesian homicide and save the city from zombies? Well, it is a mighty tall order, my friends. Who else but Bones (and Sleepy Hollow) could pull it off? Read more »
What could it mean when Bones gets a visit from Sleepy Hollow‘s Ichabod Crane and Abbie Mills? It has to be Halloween, right? And, of course, there‘s a headless body involved.In the first hour of the crossover event, "The Resurrection in the Remains," FBI Agent Abbie Mills and Ichabod Crane travel from Sleepy Hollow to claim a headless body under investigation by Brennan and the Jeffersonian team. They all have to work together to figure out who the 200-year-old headless corpse is and how it is connected to a contemporary murder victim. Also, Booth and Brennan try to play the ultimate Halloween pranks on each other. Read more »
The moment we‘ve all been waiting for has arrived at long last. FOX‘s longest running and most successful prime time "crimedy," Bones, joins forces with Sleepy Hollow, FOX‘s impressively popular, though much less tenured supernatural prime time drama. The big deal about this is that Bones is based upon serious science while Sleepy Hollow confronts campy outrageous supernatural demons. Though many had their doubts, this marriage works remarkably well. How? Through the focus on such commonalities as a commitment to fighting crime, a respect for each other‘s greatness all around, and investment in the magic created by opposites attracting. Read more »
The nominations for the 2016 People‘s Choice Awards are out, with some of the biggest and most popular TV shows being recognized in a multitude of categories.Vying for the top prize of Favorite TV Show are the biggest comedy, The Big Bang Theory, cable‘s biggest hits, The Walking Dead and Game of Thrones, as well as The Voice and Grey‘s Anatomy.  Read more »
Bones is diving into the world of politics in "The Senator in the Street Sweeper" to investigate the latest murder, but who on the team has political aspirations of his own?In this episode, two funny sanitation workers played by Sal Vulcano and James Murray of Impractical Jokers discover the shredded body of a U.S. Senator in a street sweeper. That leads the team to Capitol Hill, where they meet with U.S. Senator and majority whip Hayley Winters and the victim‘s chief of staff Eric Morales to get to the bottom of the political murder. Read more »
There is no better way to open a Bones episode than with B&B in the bedroom with Booth‘s tape measure (literally, he‘s holding a retractable tape measure) reaching for the sky. In "The Senator in the Street Sweeper," Booth wants a big screen television in the bedroom, but Brennan doesn‘t want his sports interfering with their sports. Ever clever Booth promises to make it worth her while. What, is it my birthday? Dang. Already I‘m thinking this is the best episode of the season, which is a pretty tall order since the five we‘ve already had have been nothing short of spectacular. Brennan and Booth getting their grove on is only the beginning of the fun in Bones‘ sixth season 11 outing. The case has to do with politics and mining, which turns into a conversation about ‘fracking‘ among the Jeffersonian crew, lending itself to all manner of interesting discussions. Speaking of ‘fracking‘, Aubrey and Jessica have been sharing their love for Battlestar Galactica (where ‘fracking‘ is the curse word-du-jour) and their friendship is turning out to be super sweet without the syrup; a genuine and organic development with promising chemistry. Also of tremendous note is the wonderful Miss Caroline Julian, played by fan favorite guest star Patricia Belcher, who is utterly sassy and maternal. Read more »
Bones has been on the air for eleven wonderful seasons and all hope is that it keeps going strong for even longer. Showrunner Michael Peterson recently spoke about the future of the series and David Boreanaz also spoke about the future of Booth. Find out all the details below and weigh in on if and how the series could continue without Seeley Booth. Read more »
What led to an escape artist‘s murder? That‘s what Booth and Brennan are determined to figure out in Bones‘ "The Promise in the Palace."In this episode, the team investigates the murder of an escape artist and discovers the victim worked at the Magic Palace and had some secret activities in the works that may have led to enemies in the magic community. Plus, Brennan and Booth ask the others about whether or not the tooth fairy should visit Christine, and Angela continues to work with Sebastian Kohl. Read more »
"The Promise in the Palace" delivers a quintessential Bones episode. Starting with Brennan‘s rejection of Booth‘s tooth fairy ideas and the discovery of yet another puke-your-guts-out set of remains (this corpse has one open eye staring straight at us), Bones tells a tale centered around screwed-up allegiances. Not only does the victim betray both her benefactor and her roommate,Cam struggles to let go of the remnants of her relationship with Arastoo, while Angela persists is maintaining her own commitment to Hodgins.On the Brennan and Booth front, we have several enjoyable scenes in addition to the tooth fairy conundrum (which illicits a surprising and brilliant response from Aubrey). There‘s a warm domestic scene in the Boothy bedroom, some good old driving competitiveness on the way to visit a suspect, and finally we see Booth shock the pants off Brennan with his own magical brilliance.  Read more »
Bones sees the whole team celebrate Thanksgiving together in season 11 episode, "High Treason in the Holiday Season." Also, Brennan secretly tries to plan a surprise for Booth.As for the case, the team investigates the high-stakes murder of a political journalist who was found dead after recently publishing an article exposing corruption in the NSA. Because of the nature of the investigation, Hodgins‘ paranoia takes over as the team realizes they‘re being watched. Read more »
Wow. It‘s been quite a while since we‘ve had a holiday episode on Bones. That‘s exactly what "High Treason in the Holiday Season" gives us, though we don‘t get to see Brennan determining the cause of death over a turkey carcass like we did eons ago when the Jeffersonian crew shared Thanksgiving. An even bigger surprise is that Brennan has secretly arranged to have a full grown Parker Booth (Gavin MacIntosh) flown in from Britain. Her awkward sneakiness about the whole thing has Booth salivating over Christmas gift possibilities as well as accusing her of having her pants justifiably set on fire fire (as in "liar, liar, etc").The central issue in "High Treason in the Holiday Season," however, is the delicate balance between American freedoms and their consequences. A prolific political reporter had gone hog wild in using intel from a government snitch to write articles that proved fatal to herself and possibly for thousands of others. The debate is fodder for interesting discussion among all the Avengers, but most especially between Jack "Free-Speech-Is-Everything" Hodgins and Seeley "Patriotism-Is-My-Life" Booth. Read more »
It‘s been said that time has never been better for TV. This is the golden age of television. It‘s never been wiser to cancel all our nightly plans out and just stay in and watch TV, especially in 2015. Real life can‘t possibly be as exciting, interesting and entertaining as the fictional lives of our favorite characters. Here are some of the best times we just dropped everything to watch TV in 2015.  Read more »
Bones made some lofty promises before launching season 11 this past October. After reviewing "The Cowboy in the Contest" and the winter finale, "The Doom in the Boom," I can attest that Bones star Emily Deschanel and Executive Producer Michael Peterson were not just whistling Dixie when they coyly alluded to the provocative content in store for their millions of fans as we head into the winter bleak, er, I mean ‘break‘ for who-knows-how-long. FOX is reserving the right to frustrate fans until they know for sure which of their primetime science experiments will bomb before committing Bones into a spring date and time slot ... in case you hadn‘t heard (Insert beady-eyed accusatory cough here). But this send off is brilliant, if not somber.Let‘s briefly revisit Deschanel and Peterson‘s highfalutin promises as I parcel out my customary cryptic teases about both episodes airing back-to-back on December 10. "Cowboy in the Competition" and "The Doom in the Boom" are the definition of juxtaposition; a perfect combination of opposites to capture and remind us of all the elements that draw us to this ‘roman-cedural‘ crimedy. Hopefully it will be enough to bridge the gaping hiatus and bring all eyeballs forward to the back end of season 11. Read more »
Buck and Wanda are back in the first hour of the two-hour Bones winter finale, "The Cowboy in the Contest. After that is "The Doom in the Boom."In that first episode, Booth and Brennan go undercover at an Old West-style shooting competition to solve a murder. Meanwhile, Angela and Hodgins discuss the future of their family, plus Cam gets close with photographer Sebastian Kohl. Read more »
Bones fans have been waiting for this double feature for what feels like an eternity. The promised undercover episode, "The Cowboy in the Competition," is an enjoyable ride, as I mentioned in my teaser earlier. Picturesque, humorous, and beautiful; this farce has the added bonus of the brief inclusion of fan darling Agent James Aubrey.Then comes "The Doom in the Boom," which has frozen the blood running through my weary veins. Aubrey getting turned into Swiss cheese was enough to make me stop breathing throughout the first half of the episode, but the penultimate scene with Hodgins lying on the floor, eyes dead and body motionless, was a draft horse kick to the gut. Mama mia, what the ...? How the ...? I mean ... gasp.  Read more »
Bones has been around for more than a decade and has performed quite well in different time slots. While that alone is already a great feat, the show also boasts two of the hottest stars on the small screen. This year we recognize David Boreanaz and  Emily Deschanel as one of the sexiest. Read more »
Bones won‘t return on FOX until spring but that doesn‘t mean we can‘t make the most out of this long hiatus. Check out our tips on how to survive several months without Booth and Brennan. Read more »
When the TV gods giveth, they also taketh away. On the heels of the news that a Supernatural renewal for season 13 looks likely, Bones‘ future is much murkier. At TCA  FOX CEO, Dana Walden, was asked about the chances of Bones getting a season 12 she said she "wasn‘t sure". A serious talk about Bones renewal or cancellation will be had in the coming weeks, but no decision has been finalized. Still, none of that sounds particularly promising, especially when you consider the series still has no formal return date for the remainder of season 11. Read more »
The boom of new reality shows has lessened in recent years. The old favorites of reality TV however is still rather dominant and continues to dwarf the ratings of their scripted brethren. Rather than treat the two genres of TV as adversaries though we decided to view them as allies. We wondered if some of our favorite TV characters existed in our world with our reality television which ones would they enjoy the most. So we took 10 of our favorite TV characters from scripted dramas and matched them up with the reality show that they would be best suited to join. Read more »
Dr. Camille "Cam" Saroyan is the type of character you either love or hate. Regardless of how you feel about her, there‘s no denying what she‘s capable of as the head of the Jeffersonian Institute‘s Forensic Division. Here are five reasons why Cam makes an awesome boss.  Read more »
Good news, bad news Bones fans. TVLine reports that the long running series has been renewed for season 12. Unfortunately season 12 will also be the final season. Season 12 will consist of 12 episodes and will be the last episodes of Bones ever. FOX and Bones showrunners do promise with the announcement that the finale will be satisfying and give proper closure to the series. Read more »
The Jeffersonian is finally getting back to work this spring. FOX has announced that Bones will return for the second half of season 11 starting Thursday, April 14 at 8pm.  Read more »
Though the four month hiatus may have felt like years to viewers, in TV time only a week has passed since the third worst injury (numbers one and two being the deaths of Sweets and Vincent Nigel Murray) in Bones history was revealed. We last saw Bones‘ Dr. Jack Hodgins dead-eyed and collapsed on the Jeffersonian floor as his hysterical baby-crazy wife screams for help. Moments later in the hospital waiting room we learned that a hematoma was choking Jack‘s nerves, rendering our favorite entomologist paralyzed from the waist down. Holy spinal tap, Batman, is there even a chance that this could end well?Season 11‘s spring premiere, "The Death in the Defense," picks up with Hodgins being released from the hospital days later. Everyone reacts differently to Hodgela‘s new and devastating reality while pursuing the case of a young defense attorney‘s murder. Some believe in hope, some believe in accepting the harsh reality at face value. Others attempt to manipulate the recovery while grappling with denial that this could be the new normal for the King of the Lab. Here‘s what you can look forward to seeing when "The Death in the Defense" premieres. Read more »
Even the greatest heroes on TV have a breaking point. No one can hold their composure forever, and it‘s really in those breaking moments that we see the best and most growing moments on television. From the calm and collected Tyrion Lannister of Game of Thrones to the always quick-to-bounce-back Lorelai Gilmore of Gilmore Girls, here are 6 TV characters who reached their breaking points. Read more »
With Bones‘ spring premiere right around a very tight corner, Executive Producer Michael Peterson had a treasure chest of details to spill about the fate of Hodgins‘ and Angela‘s marriage, a Bones documentary-style episode, and how he‘d like to see this long-running romantic crimedy series come to a satisfying and fruitful conclusion.Trouble continues to brew in the lives of the Booth family and their Jeffersonian cohorts; trouble that impacts them all mightily. Hodgins is paralyzed and angry as a viper, Angela is bruised and disheartened, Cam is stuck between two men, Christine is afraid of things that go bump in the night, Brennan has trouble detaching, and Booth just can‘t stop being a hero (Can you say ‘Secret Service‘?). All of this makes for fantastic storytelling opportunities, according to Peterson. Let‘s dig in. Read more »
After a long hiatus, Bones is back with "The Death in the Defense," but things are going to have to change following Hodgins‘ diagnosis. Is he ready to accept that?In this episode, Booth and Brennan investigate the murder of a public defender, who had multiple defendants from previous cases with motives to kill her. Meanwhile, Hodgins is eight weeks into his rehabilitation for his paralysis and forced to navigate life in a wheelchair. Read more »
TV is currently full of some seriously attractive people, both inside and out. From Bones all the way to Game of Thrones there are quite a few characters you‘ve probably overlooked because they‘re getting overshadowed by the charm and ruggedness of Seeley Booth or the powerful and gorgeous Khaleesi. We feel like some of these side characters deserve their moment in the limelight. Here are 8 smaller TV characters you should definitely be into at this point. Read more »
Welcome back to Part Deux of Season 11, Boneheads. Yes, it‘s been a long, hard hiatus. Yes, we are beside ourselves with excitement that, a) Bones‘ 12th season got the green light while we were apart over the hiatus from hell, and b) that although the 12th will be the final season, the Bones Fairies will now have ample time to craft the final chapters of this beloved romantic crimedy in exactly the way its creator Hart Hanson intended from day one. Hallelujah! Read more »
Hodgins is ready to return to work in Bones season 11 episode 11, "The Death in the Defense," and everyone has their own opinion on how he should handle his recovery. Meanwhile, the team investigates the murder of a public defender, whose work makes for a couple of false leads before they figure out who killed her.Here are the best quotes from "The Death in the Defense." Read more »
Bones is back with its second spring episode, "The Murder of the Meninist." Never one to shy away from portraying social injustices, Bones cleverly presents an absurd caricature of one fascist group in order to subtly take a stand about the tragic reality of another injustice, one much more prevalent and, sadly, more venomous. Can you guess what it is? If you are like me, the deeper meaning will hit you on the head about 24 hours after you watch the episode. Surprisingly, included in the rhetoric of injustice are a number of valid points that some American sectors would prefer to believe aren‘t even issues anymore. You may be surprised at who you agree with -- maybe not in the entirety of their message, but there are valid points presented here.  While all of this is going on, we‘ve still got Hodgins struggling through life in a wheelchair, but that‘s a whole other kettle of fish. Read more »
Because of the case in Bones‘ "The Murder of the Meninist," Booth is going to learn something new about Brennan -- and see her lose her cool. Meanwhile, Hodgins continues to adjust to life in a wheelchair.In this episode, the team investigates a body found in a car crash. The victim is a founder of a men‘s rights organization, and as Brennan learns more about the tenets of the organization, which claims middle-aged white men are oppressed and feminists are man-haters, she uncharacteristically loses her cool in an interrogation and assaults the co-founder. Also, Angela and the team struggle to deal with Hodgins‘ post-wheelchair bitterness and Booth is convinced Brennan is a jinx for the Philadelphia Flyers.  Read more »
Holy cats, for an episode that appears on its face (and in its content) to be more than a little outlandish, "The Murder of the Meninist" turns out to be chock full of all kinds of Bones-y goodness. We have a crispy cadaver, blood and guts exploding all over a squint during an experiment, Brennan going bat-sh*t crazy on a misogynist‘s jaw, mega relationship strife in the worst way possible, Fuentes calling Hodgins on the carpet for being a horse‘s ass, Boothy kissy-face at The Mighty Hut 2.0, doughnuts, baffling stupidity, awesome humor and a heart-crushing message about the reality of emotional abuse cleverly hidden inside the subterfuge of a case about domestic violence against men. Read more »
Bones season 11 episode 12 sees Brennan punch a suspect in an interrogation room. Also in "The Murder of the Meninist," Hodgins‘ way of adjusting to his new reality results in biting sarcasm and Booth is convinced that Brennan is a jinx for the Philadelphia Flyers.Here are the most memorable quotes from "The Murder of the Meninist."> Read more »
Of the first three episodes of Bones‘ 11th spring stretch, "The Monster in the Closet" is by far my favorite. The suspense is fantastic as is the aesthetic and the weaving of the story. You‘ll see Hitchcock influences, but in every way different from the romanticism and fun of the To Catch a Thief aesthetic emulated in last season‘s period piece, "The 200th in the 10th." "The Monster in the Closet" is light on gore, but rife with adrenaline-pumping suspense. Make sure you pay attention to Brennan‘s psychological experience as the case unfolds as well. Without giving too much away, I‘ve compiled a list of the top nine reasons this compelling episode is the best so far this spring.  Read more »
Fans might still be mourning the news that Bones is going to end with season 12 but the show hopes to give fans everything they want before the final credits roll. A fan favorite character from Bones history might be making a return for the final season. The executive producer of Bones, Michael Peterson, recently talked to TVLine and said he very much hopes to get Zack Addy back for at least one appearance before the show ends.  Read more »
Ready to find out what Bones‘ latest serial killer does? Well, hopefully you‘re prepared for a very creepy episode in "The Monster in the Closet."In this episode, evidence suggests that the killer lived with a decomposing body of a social worker found in the park for months before dumping it. Then, things get more complicated when they determine another set of remains has similar details, linking the victims to a serial murderer who had sinister interactions with his victims‘ bodies. Booth and Aubrey turn to behavioral analyst Karen Delfs to help with clues to the killer‘s identity. Meanwhile, Cam tries to figure out who she wants in her romantic life. Read more »
There‘s been a lot of trouble in paradise in the Bones universe lately, and most of it surprisingly isn‘t even revolving around Booth and Brennan. Ever since Hodgins‘ accident, tensions have been incredibly high as he‘s tried to adjust to a new normal while Angela has tried to remain supportive through his outbursts and attitudes. Every relationship goes through struggles, but Hodgins and Angela need to have a long, serious talk if they‘re going to be able to go forward from this. Read more »
As I mentioned in my teaser article 9 Reasons Bones Fans Will Go Psycho for ‘The Monster in the Closet‘, this is by far the best of the first three episodes of the second half of Bones‘ 11th season. The creepy sets, the eerie and suspenseful soundtrack, and the jittery cinematography combine to provide a nail-biting intrigue of epic proportions. Speaking of brilliant, the best scene of all is of Special Agent Seeley Booth back in the lab putting his gut instincts and his common sense together to untangle the killer‘s intentions for his victims. (*Shiver*) Read more »
Bones introduces its latest serial killer -- and it‘s a very, very creepy one -- in season 11 episode 13, "The Monster in the Closet." What this killer does to his victims is nightmare-inducing. Thanks to cameras inside a suspect‘s house, he knows who they are and, as the last scene shows, is fixating on one of them.Here are the most disturbing moments from "The Monster in the Closet." Read more »
As a Bones fan, there are certain things that you expect. Yes, you want some juicy character interaction and some humor. You also know, without a doubt, that there will be blood, gore and gross cadavers. Sometimes there are also really stomach-churning lab experiments. Bones is not for the faint of heart!There have been some episodes that are just plain creepy. Here are the Bones episodes that give viewers the willies, the chills and the creeps. Read more »
Brennan punching an unarmed suspect isn‘t going to just go away, as she learns in Bones‘ "The Last Shot at a Second Chance." In addition to working the case, she‘ll be testifying at an FBI hearing about the circumstances surrounding it, and the outcome could lead to her suspension and keep her from working with the FBI.As for the case, the Jeffersonian investigates the murder of a convicted felon who had been released to a halfway house, but disappeared. A suspect in the case has ties to Booth. Also, Aubrey and Jessica‘s first kiss is delayed again and Hodgins continues to push Angela away. Read more »
Of its 225 episodes aired to date, Bones has given the world more than its fair share of truly fine episodes. "The Last Shot At a Second Chance" is what one might call a "sleeper" triumph. There‘s no wretch-inspiring gore, no hilarious experiments, no truly evil characters, no widespread social or political injustice being perpetrated against society or its vulnerable populations. This is a stripped-down story which allows the true genius of Bones to shine through. What is that true genius, you ask? It‘s the soulful delivery of masterful portrayals driven by a well-crafted narrative that genuinely reflects life that is hard and painful and everyday. Read more »
Bones season 11 episode 14 sees the team‘s investigation of an ex-con‘s murder lead to someone Booth met in prison. Also in "The Last Shot at a Second Chance," Brennan faces an FBI hearing regarding punching the meninist from a couple episodes ago and the future looks a bit brighter for Angela and Hodgins. Here are the best quotes from "The Last Shot at a Second Chance." Read more »
With Mother‘s Day right around the corner, let‘s look at some of the matriarchs who guide our lives from the small screen. Television is full of some tough and powerful moms who don‘t take crap from anyone. We love watching how they not only hold their own, but are willing to do anything to protect their children. These moms have a lot on their plates. Here are six of the toughest moms on TV right now. Read more »
One of the victim‘s files in Bones season 11 episode 15, "The Fight in the Fixer," ends up being Aubrey‘s father‘s -- and it contains some surprising information. Also, Brennan and Dr. Wells disagree over Christine‘s art grade, and Hodgins tries to make up for his recent attitude with expensive jewelry. Here are the best quotes from "The Fight in the Fixer." Read more »
Bones‘ 11+ year tenure on prime time television strikes me as uber impressive in the face of ABC‘s announcement that Castle is to be no more after its eighth season. Some viewers have insisted that these two shows are a lot alike, but I have and always will disagree. You see, it takes more than good looks, an interesting premise, and decent writing to keep a show afloat these days. Bones fans know that it takes chemistry and ingenuity, a passion for the human experience and a commitment to doing its best with every outing. Bones has been blessed with all of that, plus a group of extraordinary people (every single one of them) whose synergistic energy creates magic every time.  Read more »
FOX has revealed its schedule for the 2016-2017 TV season, with a trio of new shows for the Fall including two adaptations of films. However, the bigger news may come from mid-season when 24: Legacy, a reboot of the Emmy-winning Jack Bauer series with a new cast, will premiere after the Super Bowl.  Read more »
"The Strike in the Chord" hits a couple pitchy notes. It has a good deal to its merit -- Aubrey‘s wonderful geekiness, fantastic vocal performances by members of the Grammy award-winning a cappella group, Pentatonix, and Hodgins return to his delightful collegial self. What has left me wanting more is the lack of a closure scene between Parker and Booth. We all knew everything would work out because this is Booth after all, but I was hoping for a more poignant final conversation between the Booth boys. Granted, the final scene between Brennan and Booth is precious, but my heart still wants what my heart wants.  Read more »
The team investigates the murder of an a cappella singer, which leads to a discovery about Aubrey‘s past, in Bones season 11 episode 16 "The Strike in the Chord." Also in the hour, Booth‘s planning a trip with Parker, Hodgins is thinking about a risky experimental surgery to possibly walk again and a new intern works at the Jeffersonian.Here are the best quotes from "The Strike in the Chord." Read more »
Bones fans will have to wait a bit longer than previous expected to see the final season of the series. Though originally scheduled for fall 2016, FOX has pushed Bones season 12 back. TVGuide reports that the final shortened season of Bones will now air in Winter 2017. This is not FOX‘s only change on the schedule either.  Read more »
Things are going to be a bit different with this case on Bones, as Brennan is home sick and Booth faces an obstacle in working it. And is the president‘s life in danger?In "The Secret in the Service," a drunk college student finds the dead body of a Secret Service agent just before a presidential visit to the area. Though Booth is ready to hit the ground running, he‘s surprised to learn that the Secret Service has reservations about his involvement in the case. And when the team uncovers shocking evidence that heightens the seriousness of the case, Booth steps up for his country. Meanwhile, with Brennan out sick with the flu, former intern Dr. Colin Fisher returns to run lead, though Brennan refuses to be kept out of the loop. Also, Hodgins takes his life into his own hand and turns a corner after a potentially dangerous experiment. Read more »
In "The Secret in the Service" Booth joins the Secret Service tactical team assigned to the president of the United States. One can‘t help but get excited at the prospect of our man Booth getting decked out to run alongside the presidential motorcade. We spend so much time focusing on how brilliant, courageous and principled our leading man is that we forget he is more than a husband, a father, and a crime-fighter. He is six feet and one solid inch of heart-stopping awesome swarthiness. Let‘s all take a moment of silence to appreciate the whole package that Bones has given us so generously through this character for the last 11 years.  Read more »
When a Secret Service agent is found murdered in Bones season 11 episode 17, "The Secret in the Service," there‘s a hiccup in Booth working the case due to his heritage. With Brennan sick, Dr. Fisher returns to take lead in the lab. Plus, Hodgins takes a risk to collect evidence. Here are the best quotes from "The Secret in the Service." Read more »
Bones is going documentary-style for "The Movie in the Making," as a television segment on the Jeffersonian‘s Medico-Legal lab shows a behind-the-scenes look at the team solving the case.In this episode, a documentary crew follows Brennan, Booth and the Jeffersonian/FBI team on a "typical" case as they investigate when remains are found in a landfill. The camera captures normally unseen footage of team at work, plus candid commentary by each team member offers an inside look at the investigation. Read more »
Humorous, awkward, revealing, nostalgic, surprising, sweet; "The Making in the Movie" is a cedar chest full of colorful plastic toys, a bouquet of lollypops and cupcakes. In other words, it‘s pure fun. Well, except for the parts where Zach Addy, Vincent Nigel-Murray, and Sweets are mourned on screen. Those moments are poignant, yet richly bitter-sweet for the hungry Bones-y soul. All 45 minutes of screen time are an homage to eleven years of love and loyalty between all whose lives have been touched by Bones.  Read more »
"The Movie in the Making" offers a look at Bones, documentary-style, as the Jeffersonian and the FBI investigate a murder for which the prime suspects are the victim‘s father and friend. Though Cam insists on keeping her personal life out of the documentary, a big moment in her relationship is captured on film. Here are the best quotes from "The Movie in the Making." Read more »
Booth hits the ice during the case in Bones season 11 episode 19 "The Head in the Abutment" when a hockey player turns up dead and the investigation leads to an old rival of his. Also, Hodgins and Dr. Wells take their video game competition to a new level when it comes to finding the victim‘s head.Here are the best quotes from "The Head in the Abutment." Read more »
"The Stiff in the Cliff" is perhaps one of the most circuitous and interesting cases of the second stretch of Bones‘ 11th season. First, the victim who had gone missing 15 years previously is found in a melting Alaskan ice flow. Then, our own squintern, Dr. Clark Edison, who was in Alaska with the victim when he disappeared, takes his Fifth Amendment rights as the team ponders the possibility of his guilt. In the B storylines, Cam and her feisty competitive sister nearly come to blows over planning Cam‘s wedding. And finally, Brennan faces the true meaning of solidarity introduced when Christine faces a bully at school. Read more »
Clark Edison is one of the suspects in the investigation in Bones‘ "The Stiff in the Cliff." When an explorer‘s remains are found, it turns out he was part of the explorer‘s last expedition, something that no one knew before. Meanwhile, Cam isn‘t exactly on board with how her sister is planning her wedding. Here are the best quotes from "The Stiff in the Cliff." Read more »
TV shows flip a very dangerous coin when they cast roles for children. While occasionally the show can strike gold, often a bad child actor can drag the show to a screeching halt. Not only that, but often they will stick out like the sorest and most annoyingly precocious thumb imaginable. Here are 7 child actors who stick out but in an excellent way. From Game of Thrones to Bones, these child actors are able to steal scenes with ease from their much older co-stars.  Read more »
It may not be that hard for the team to identify the killer in Bones‘ "The Jewel in the Crown" -- at least, not if you ask the visiting French Inspector Rousseau.In this episode, the team investigates a body found at a glass recycling plant with a diamond lodged in its jaw. Rousseau accuses the Marquis De Chaussin, the victim‘s husband. Meanwhile, Booth suffers from a temporary eye illness and Hodgins thinks he‘s being followed by a ghost.  Read more »
Lots of good stuff going on in Bones‘ season 11 penultimate episode, "The Jewel in the Crown." Booth‘s failing 20/10 sniper vision needs glasses (Oh, la, la!), Aubrey blisses out at the prospect of catching a thief, and, as if that wasn‘t enough, there are genuine Frenchmen all over the place in this case. To top it all off, Hodgins makes progress in his rehabilitation and Brennan gets hot all over when she sees her lover in specs. Read more »
The Jeffersonian and the FBI team up with a French inspector for the case in Bones‘ "The Jewel in the Crown." But the real focus of the episode is on Hodgins‘ "ghost" problem -- and the real cause of it -- and Booth‘s eye problem, which results in him temporarily wearing glasses.  Here are the best quotes from "The Jewel in the Crown." Read more »
Well, Bones finally further explored the Puppeteer in the season 11 finale, "The Nightmare Within the Nightmare," adding to the list of reasons why this killer ranks among the show‘s most terrifying. And by the end of the episode, there was a surprise return and Brennan was in a precarious situation.  Here are the reasons why "The Nightmare Within the Nightmare" was one of the creepiest episodes of Bones ever. Read more »
Bones has outdone itself in the fear factor category with its 11th season finale, "The Nightmare Within The Nightmare," putting Brennan‘s Pelant nightmares to shame. The dizzying stutter-shutter cinematography combined with a slasher-y "Flight of the Bumblebee" soundtrack sets a highly anxious and eerie tone that commands goosebumps to nearly jump off your skin. Add several generous layers of regret, fear, and insomnia-induced madness and you have a recipe for a truly outstanding final bow before the lengthy hiatus. No surprise, since the episodes directed by actor David Boreanaz are always the most excruciatingly intense in the absolute best of ways. Read more »
Yes, Bones is ending and it‘s sad, but at least it‘s in good hands, right? At San Diego Comic-Con 2016, BuddyTV found out from executive producers Jonathan Collier and Michael Peterson what they have planned for the show‘s final season, who they want to see return and more.  Read more »
Bones is sadly coming to an end with season 12, and everyone has their wish list for the final episodes. Series stars Emily Deschanel and David Boreanaz discussed that and more at 2016 San Diego Comic-Con as they looked ahead and back -- and even remembered their first meeting.  Read more »
Last season wasn‘t the easiest for Angela and Hodgins‘ relationship on Bones, though they were in a much better place by the end of it. Series stars Michaela Conlin and TJ Thyne talked about that and more at San Diego Comic-Con as they looked back and ahead. Read more »
As fans prepare to say goodbye to Bones next year, so do the series‘ stars. At San Diego Comic-Con, Tamara Taylor and John Boyd looked back to their starts on the show and ahead to the final season. Read more »
Anna Paquin (X-Men‘s Rogue) finds a new home on the latest Netflix mini-series, long-time TV veterans Ed Asner and Hal Holbrook sign on to Bones‘ final season and a doctor returns to Once Upon a Time. Find out all of the latest casting details in BuddyTV‘s casting news roundup. Read more »
There are many unsung heroes on TV. A lot of shows focus on maybe three or four main characters, but there are a lot of "smaller" characters who are the actual reason that we bother to tune in. What would How I Met Your Mother have been without Neil Patrick Harris‘ legendary Barney Stinson? Or Home Improvement without Wilson? From Supernatural to Bones, here are seven minor TV characters who we love to watch steal the show. Read more »
The farewell season of Bones is sure to be full of nostalgia, and with that means the reprisal of lots of familiar faces. To start off, Brennan‘s ex Sully will be the first vet to return to the show. Actor Eddie McClintock took to Twitter to share the news that his character is returning to Bones. Find out all the details below. Read more »
Bones, The Walking Dead and Game of Thrones are just a few of the popular TV shows being featured at Comic-Con 2016 on Friday, July 22. Other shows that will have panels include Fear the Walking Dead, The 100, Agents of SHIELD, Orphan Black, iZombie, Preacher and Scream Queens.To help you plan for the convention, here are all the television-related panels and event information for Friday. Read more »