Two weeks have passed since Bones left a lot of us with mouths hanging open due to their shocking finale.  While many of us are still recovering from the twist that left Zach (Eric Millegan) as one of the bad guys (in a manner of speaking), here are some more no-holds-barred, straight-from-the-horse’s mouth details from creator Hart Hanson.

We build up on last week’s column, where we brought you some inside dish on the just-concluded season.

In somewhat like fashion to CSI‘s miniature killer arc that dominated its seventh season, the recently-ended Bones third season featured the saga of the Gormogon killer.  While it may have riveted viewers to tune in, it was also responsible for the fall of one of Bones‘ beloved characters from grace.  Hanson touched a little on why they chose to end that Gormogon storyline with such an explosive finale.  This week, he tells us how the arc came about to begin with.

“The original storyline came from a million directions.  You listen to your studio and you listen to your network,” Hanson told  “When we talked about what kind of cases could recur, really there are only a couple of kinds that can recur on a murder show, and one is a serial killer.”

He went on to explain how the Gormogon arc seemed to take inspiration from the enigmatic mythology of freemasonry.

“Then we knew that we would want to suspect some of our own people of being in league with the Gormogon or [of being] the Gormogon, and the easiest leap there was, how do you make, for example, Hodgins look suspicious?  Well, he’s a conspiracy theorist, and that led down the road to the Masons.  Once I found out that there was actually a secret society back in Dickensian London in the Victorian times that was against secret societies, that was actually called the Gormogons, and they got wiped out – they disappeared – I thought, ‘Oh, we’ll use that,’ and that was sort of the groundwork for the Gormogon story.”

Next week, tune in for what he shares about the onscreen romance between David Boreanaz‘s Seeley Booth and Emily Deschanel‘s Temperance “Bones” Brennan.

-Rosario Santiago, BuddyTV Staff Columnist

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