The final season of Bones begins tomorrow, January 3rd. But what can fans expect from the last season? Recently, co-showrunner Michael Peterson spoke with TVInsider about the end of the long-running FOX TV series.
The crime drama stars Emily Deschanel, David Boreanaz, Michaela Conlin, T.J. Thyne, Eric Millegan, Tamara Taylor, Michaela Conlin, John Francis Daley, Patricia Belcher, and David Greenman.
In the interview, Peterson revealed the final season will resolve “some key issues for Booth and Brennan”:
It was actually something David told us to do: go back and rewatch episodes from Seasons 1 and 2, and go back and watch the character dynamics and get some of that magic back. We realized there were a couple of storylines that were specific to Booth and Brennan that we didn’t think were resolved yet. So we pitched to Fox what we wanted to do to resolve those storylines, and because it had to do with characters, because it had to do with our leads, they said absolutely and that’s how we ended up with Season 12…[the goal is to] resolve some key issues for Booth and Brennan.”
He later added there will be Easter eggs for super fans of the show, but the storylines will be accessible for everybody:
You want to make it so it works for everybody. The great Pixar movies work for the adults and the children…there are jokes that go over the kids’ heads, but it all works out in the balance. We’re trying to do something that, like, there are those references that only the die-hard fans are going to know, and for everybody else, it’s just good storytelling. Things like the resolution of what does 447 mean? Well, that’s not for everybody. That’s for a handful of amazing, diehard fans. But that’s still important to us. There will be references to things from multiple seasons, but we hope the storylines will work for everybody.”
Peterson ended the interview saying he hopes the final season will be satisfying for fans:
This is for the fans. We’re trying to do something that is such a gift to be able to give them these final 12 episodes to hopefully reflect the fans’ wishes; in a way that they may be not expecting. But we’re just so grateful to have been on as long as we have been.”
The 12th and final season of Bones begins tomorrow, January 3rd, at 9 p.m. ET/PT on FOX.
What do you think? Are you a fan of Bones? How long have you been watching? What do you hope happens in the final season?