He said the following:
“My mentality has always been the same since we started the pilot. You show up, you do a scene, and you work on the moments and the relationship. I’ve always maintained you have to be consistent with the character work, consistent with the moments and go back to them. That’s how we started the show, that’s how the show will end. So from my perspective, you have to let them unfold, like any other season. If it’s a pilot or you’re blessed to have one season, two seasons—you just have to keep going. There’s always an end to that sort of cycle. You have to let them unfold.”
For other members of the cast and crew, they are still trying to come to terms with this being the final season.
For Michaela Conlin, the fact the end is near only hit her last month:
“I think when I saw the art for Comic-Con, the “nearly departed” and “final season,” that was when it hit me. I hadn’t seen it in print yet, or digested it, emotionally. Right now, I think we’re all excited to honor the show, with all the work we’ve done, that we’ll get the chance to do that. I think, as an actor, that’s pretty special.”
Michael Peterson, an executive producer on the series, also shared his thoughts on the final season of Bones. Ge said the following:
“Full-on denial. I don’t believe it’s the final season. It feels great. Really, to be given this honor, to plan out the last 12 and to have fun. And we got Zack back! You asked for it, it happened. But the story is not yet done. We’re having fun with that, and we’re having fun with every one of the characters. Hopefully we’ll give something that is unexpected, but rewarding.”
He also admitted that it will probably hit him when the final episode is written. That has not happened yet.
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