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The Finder: Hanson’s Plan to Bring Duncan & Stults Back to Bones

Canceled The Finder on FOXIn a tribute to Michael Clarke Duncan, Bones creator Hart Hanson told THR that there were plans to bring his character and Geoff Stults’ character back to Bones this season. Their spin-off series, The Finder, was cancelled in May.

He said, “The Finder started as an episode of Bones, and we were thinking of having MCD and Geoff do one more crossover episode on Bones so that we could tell the Bones fans what happened after The Finder didn’t come back.”

“We put all that on hold when he had his heart attack in July, but we were hoping he’d be back. [Bones star] David Boreanaz directed a Finder episode, and David and MCD really bonded. They’re both team-playing, big-hearted, noisy, jock-type wonderful guys. We’re just now coming to grips with the idea that MCD is gone. I sure hope we can think of something that would do him proud.”

Hanson also notes, “When we shot that last scene of The Finder this year, we were hoping it would be the season finale, not the series finale. If I had known it would be the end of our series, the last image would have been Leo standing outside his bar, looking out at the weather vane and being the last man standing, with everyone else scattered to the wind.”

The Bones creator also said that Duncan’s part was itinially written for a “Sam Shepard type” — an old, white, and skinny cowboy. Hart said that he completely rewrote the character for Duncan and added, “A lot of actors are nothing like what you see, but MCD was very much like what you see onscreen: that big smile, that big voice, not a bit of a bully to him. He doesn’t alpha-male anybody, though he could alpha-male anyone he wanted. He was just a genuinely good guy.”

What do you think? Would you like to see The Finder wrapped on Bones? Should they still do the crossover now that Duncan is gone?

 

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K.C. Thomas August 6, 2014 at 1:56 am

Please continue The Finder. Do something to bring it back. Do it in honour of MCD. Do it for the wonderful chemistry of the actors and the integrity of the show. Please continue it, maybe as a Netflix only type show. Please just find a way. The characters were brilliantly done. Thank you.

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Rysha July 17, 2014 at 9:59 am

I think it would be a great idea to cross over.
But I just think there should be maybe a story on why Duncan (Leo) left.
So you can maybe put him in one last episode that will show him leave and maybe give a little reason too. So he doesn’t just leave without an explanation as in he was never there. Kind of like what happened to Ike. But I think it would be the best idea in the world to crossover!

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Denise May 25, 2014 at 5:15 pm

Love Bones …. Loved The Finder too. Yes crossover!!!

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rajin May 5, 2014 at 7:29 pm

No NO NO never liked the finder nowhere near same quality of Bones

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mark s April 23, 2014 at 7:23 pm

Really? Cancelled? The networks have no clue. Just keep doing the same old crap with the same crappy reality shows and you will continue to drop like a rock in marketplace. Just watched the entire series in two weeks to find that it was discontinued. Hollywood morons

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