Where Does ‘Bones’ Go From Here?

poster-bones-season-4In the season 10 finale of ‘Bones’, Brennan left the Jeffersonian and Booth left the FBI. The stars of the show have said goodbye, but the series is coming back for an eleventh season. That means something will pull Brennan and Booth back into the game, because there is no ‘Bones’, without the two stars.

With a second baby on the way Brennan decided it was time for a change. She didn’t want her or her husband to be constantly in harms way.

Angela was having the same thought when she was day dreaming about moving to Paris. Hodgins was about to give her her wish too, but Angela put her dream on hold for Hodgins to continue what he loves. I hope when ‘Bones’ does come to an end, Angela can get her dream.

It’s going to take a lot for both Booth and Brennan to come back. They were both resolved for a change. Brennan wouldn’t even listen to the entire message from Pelant. She’s shutting the door on that part of her life.

Executive producer, Stephen Nathan, told TVLine that he doesn’t know how they will work Booth and Brennan back in yet. “Everything is up in the air right now,” he said to the website.

It doesn’t sound like Pelant will pull Brennan back in though

“We don’t want to take the easy way out,” Stephen added. “You don’t want to just go back to a well that’s running dry.

I’m actually glad to hear Pelant won’t pull them back in. That would be just too predictable. The writers have the task of coming up with something new now. Maybe a new serial killer?

There’s been some great serial killers over the last ten seasons and I think it’s about time to introduce a new one, even if it will be the last.

I think there would have to be a personal pull to get Brennan to return to the Jeffersonian and Booth to the FBI. Angela, Cam or Hodgins would have to be threatened or needing help.

Another option could be to bring them back on a consulting basis and then they remember their love for crime fighting.

The possibilities are endless. Nothing seems to be planned yet, so anything could happen in season 11. One things for sure, Brennan will be giving birth to another child. That may not happen on screen, but we will meet the new family member next season.

Could there be a wedding next season? It seems like Cam is finally considering marrying Arastoo.

How do you think Brennan and Booth will be pulled back in?

And the last question going into season 11, will this be the last?


‘Bones’ Review: This Isn’t the End

If this was the last episode ever, this would have been a great last victim.

If this was the last episode ever, this would have been a great last victim.

We started out the episode thinking Angela and Hodgins were going to leave and in the end Brennan and Booth left. Two people that you would never expect to get out. Angela has been wanting to leave basically since she got there and now she wants to stay. Well she wants to stay for Hodgins.

This episode was wrote like a series finale incase ‘Bones’ didn’t get picked up again. It’s almost a shame this wasn’t a series finale, it would have been a great one, but I’m happy it’s not over yet.

As a series finale it would have been great because we got to see a lot of the interns one last time and Hodgins got his money back! Then he gave it away. I think Brennan and Booth leaving would be a great end. They deserve to be happy and move on from all the death.

The writers will have to give us something even better when the real series finale rolls around. There wasn’t really any cliffhangers, since it was written as an ending, but there is no doubt something will pull Brennan and Booth back. But what will that be?

Angela was pulled back in because she saw how much Hodgins loves his job. Hodgins really does enjoy his job. It’s been a long time since he’s done some crazy experiment that Cam disapproved of. This time he didn’t even come up with any excuse to do the experiment. The only thin that was missing was King of the Lab.

It was a sad episode for Cam and Caroline losing their favorite people. I just wanted to say to them, “don’t worry, they will come back!”

It’s a relief that Hodgins and Angela aren’t going anywhere. There really can’t be ‘Bones’ without them, but I do want Angela to get her Paris dream one day.

I’m not worried about Booth and Brennan, because there is definitely no ‘Bones’ without them. I’m looking forward to see how the creators get them back to the Jefersonian and the F.B.I.

I want to know what Pelant said! He’s clearly made an imprint in cyber space and he isn’t done messing with them yet. Will we see him again in season 11?

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‘Bones’ Review: The Light was in the Future

We finally know Angela's real name!

We finally know Angela’s real name!

So it’s really happening. Angela and Hodgins are moving to Paris. On the one hand, I’m very happy that Angela’s dreams are coming true. But on the other hand, I don’t want to see her go. They are a big part of the show, ‘Bones’ won’t be the same without them.

We finally know Angela’s real name, Pookie Noodlin! Why on earth did her dad name her that?! Now we understand why she didn’t want anyone to know. She must have had a horrible childhood growing up with that name.

The case was really going on in the background this week. Booth’s 30 day sobriety was a big fixture. Everyone wanted to make a big deal about it except Booth. Aubrey was trying to commend him for his work with everything going on and mention his 30 days, but he didn’t want to talk about it. Booth wouldn’t even invite Brennan to go. It wasn’t until Cam said it was okay for her to leave to attend that she even realized she should be there. It was nice that in the end she went.

Booth and Brennan were getting back to a better rhythm this week. They almost forget they were separated when they were eating pie.

The big thing in this episode was of course Hodgins taking the plunge and buying the house in Paris. I don’t know which was more heartbreaking, Angela telling Brennan or Hodgins and Angela telling Cam.

Brennan couldn’t wrap her head around why Angela would even want to leave. Everything she knows is here, she said. Angela has been there through everything for Brennan and even offered to postpone moving until Booth and her are doing better. It was hard to watch. Brennan really doesn’t want Angela to go.

If Brennan’s reaction wasn’t hard enough, Cam was also heartbroken. The look on her face just crushed me.

Angela and Hodgins aren’t gone yet, maybe there’s still hope! They are still in the season finale and they will be facing an old foe. Pelant is back, but wheat can he do from beyond the grave. Booth also declares that this is his last case. So how will there be another season with no Booth, Hodgins or Angela? There must be something to pull them all back in. Take a look at the promo:

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‘Bones’ Review: The Motive was in the Addiction

This week Booth and Brennan hardly had any scenes together and when they did, it was very awkward.

This week Booth and Brennan hardly had any scenes together and when they did, it was very awkward.

This episode definitely reminds you that you can be addicted to just about anything. The victim this week was addicted to collecting cookie jars and it’s what got her killed.

It seems fitting that they would be dealing with a case of addiction while Booth was trying to get a handle on his addiction. He claimed he was getting better, but he was just going through the motions. He was going to the meetings, but he wasn’t participating in them. Aubrey tried to reach out to him, but he just pushed him away. He wasn’t dealing with it. And that’s exactly why Brennan wasn’t letting him back home. He hadn’t done anything to deserve to go back home yet.

I don’t know if it was the case itself or watching Brennan talk about the victim’s addiction, but finally Booth decided to deal with it. He finally spoke up in a meeting. Admitting you have a problem is the first step in recovery they say. He was lying to himself as much as he was to Brennan.

This was an interesting case because not one of the suspects they spoke to during the investigation turned out to be the killer. So many times it’s the first person they talk to or at least someone they spoke to through questioning wasn’t completely honest. This time it was none of the suspects and it came down to love and addiction.

The victim got her boyfriend to steal a cookie jar she wanted because he was a locksmith. When he realized she didn’t really love him, only the jars, he tried to break the jars with a wine bottle. She lunged in front of the jars to protect them and it got her killed.

This wasn’t at all the victim’s fault though. She was shot in the head 20 years ago, which would explain her obsession. It’s sad to think that incident ruined her life and cost her her life.

Her daughter seemed very torn up about the fact that her mother loved the jars more than her. She seemed to be the perfect suspect. But all she was guilty of was almost selling her mom’s collection.

I’m not sure how I feel about Warren and Aubrey being paired together. I’v never really liked Warren, but I really like Aubrey. Of course I’ve never been a fan of the multiple interns either. I preferred when there was one. The flirting started early in this episode and ended with a date, though neither one of them is calling it a date. The writers don’t seem to be putting them together quite yet, but it definitely seems to be headed that way.

I still don’t understand how ‘Bones’ can be renewed for another season when signs of it coming to an end keeping coming up. Angela thinks their work is eating away at them and the cause of the rift between Booth and Brennan. I don’t see why these intelligent people would continue this line of work, especially when they have other options, when they feel like it’s messing with their lives. To me it just signals the end of the show coming.

Next week we finally get to know Angela’s real name! Plus Hodgins and Angela are leaving! How can we have another season of ‘Bones’ without them? Take a look at the promo:

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‘Bones’ Review: The Squints Solve a Case in the Middle East

Why doesn't it surprise me that he was taken to solve a murder.

Why doesn’t it surprise me that he was taken to solve a murder.

We knew Brennan would figure out Booth was gambling again, but I thought she would pick up on the signs. It wasn’t until his bookie came to their house looking to settle up on a debt that Brennan finally figured it out.

I really thought she would tell Angela. That’s the person she goes to, but Aubrey was the person she turned to. It shows how big of a character Aubrey has become. He helped Brennan out in a very bad situation. If the F.B.I. found out about Booth’s gambling it could ruin him and Brennan tells an agent in the F.B.I. It just shows how much trust Brennan has for him. Aubrey really has filled the void Sweets left. He’s extremely smart like Sweets. He brings things to the investigation that really help the case. It was incredible how he could tell that the people were going upstairs in the recording. It’s been great getting to know this new character and we’ll have another season to continue to get to know him.

Can Brennan and Booth get past this? Brennan asked him a question and Booth lied to her face. All he had to do was tell the truth and Brennan probably wouldn’t have kicked him out, but he lied and then continued to lie. It was heartbreaking to watch Brennan stand their as Booth left, but now we’ll get to see them work their way back to each other. It took years for them to get together and it was so much fun watching it.

‘Bones’ is having an incredible tenth season. This was another stellar case. First it seemed terrifying that Arastoo was taken by the Iranian government, but then it turned out he was taken to solve a murder. It’s been a while since we’ve had a field trip. There’s been some really cool cases that they collaborated on over Skype. This was intense being in Iran. They were operating outside of the law and working with a member of the Iranian Parliament.

‘Bones’ loves to touch on real issues. This man was killed because he rejected the Muslim way and he was working to make a democracy in his country. This man shouldn’t have been killed because of his beliefs and trying to make his country what he thought would be a better place. But this is the fear that Muslims face if they try to speak out against the government. Sometimes we take for granted in the U.S. that we have freedom of speech. If you don’t like something the government is doing, we can say so. Iranians don’t have that privilege. I hope this great story telling continues in season eleven.

‘Bones’ will return in two weeks. Will Brennan and Booth be able to work it out or are they just falling apart? Take a look at the promo:

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FOX Renews ‘Bones’ for Eleventh Season

poster-bones-season-4After seeing last week’s episodes of ‘Bones’ I was actually surprised to hear that show got renewed for an eleventh season. It’s not that I don’t want to continue watching Brennan, Booth and  the squints, it’s just that the storyline felt like it was coming to an end.

Brennan is worried about how their work affects their children as their family is expanding. She’s afraid that what they do puts their family in danger. Angela and Hodgins are also planning on moving to Paris. They are already looking at houses. They are ready to put their work behind them. This to me, signals the end of the show, not another season.

The writers can easily write something in to change their minds, but I think Angela and Hodgins in Paris would be an amazing ending for that couple. I’m not sure what the perfect ending would be for Brennan and Booth. She could teach, she could go on digs. There’s plenty for her to do, but what about Booth? Being an agent is who he is. What more is there for him? That’s something I look forward to seeing. Obviously I will have to wait for this.

Season ten of ‘Bones’ has been excellent. There’s been some pretty amazing cases, especially the two cases from last week. But maybe ‘Bones’ should end on a high? I’m a huge fan of ‘Bones’, so I will be watching it until it actually comes to an end.

Are you excited for another season of ‘Bones’? Do you think Angela and Hodgins moving to Paris is the perfect ending for them? What do you think is the perfect ending for Booth and Brennan?

‘Bones’ Review: The Verdict Was Hidden in the Victims

One small piece of evidence convinced Brennan that they convicted the wrong man.

One small piece of evidence convinced Brennan that they convicted the wrong man.

We got a double dose of ‘Bones’ this week and the second case was particularly exciting. The squints are great when they’re under a time crunch.

A few episodes ago the squints investigated a ritual killing serial killer. They found their man and convicted him, but in light of new evidence, Brennan didn’t believe he could have killed the victims. The suspect had a shoulder injury that would have prevented him from killing the first victim. This wasn’t good enough to stay the execution, because the suspect was never actually charged with this murder. Brennan had to come up with more conclusive evidence to stop the innocent man from dying.

Booth, Aubrey, Brennan and the squints got right to work trying to find new evidence. They questioned suspects again and exhumed the bodies to examine.

They even found a new victim and that wasn’t enough to stay the execution. Finally they found a mark on the bones that led them to the weapon and the killer. Booth and Aubrey were in the murderer’s house looking for the weapon with less than 15 minutes left till the execution. This case really came down to the wire and it was thrilling to watch.

After 10 seasons it’s amazing how the writers can still come up with such compelling cases and have two in a row in one night. The first episode touched on the issues of bullies and the second episode brought up the big debate of the death penalty. They were having the debate in the middle of the case. Booth no longer believes in the death penalty after this case. Two big issues we face today were written so elegantly into two great episodes. These episodes are sure to make you think about these issues.

The first episode Brennan was questioning her work and in the second episode Angela was questioning it. She even started looking at houses in Paris. She doesn’t just want a vacation home in Paris, she wants to move there. Hodgins said she wasn’t dreaming big enough and looked up some houses himself.

Could this signal the end of ‘Bones’? Both major couples are rethinking their lifestyle. There is no word yet if ‘Bones’ will get an eleventh season. This could be the writers hinting towards the end.

Next week it looks like Arastoo is taken and Cam calls Booth to save him. Brennan also finds out Booth is gambling again. Can their marriage survive his addiction? Take a look at the promo:

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‘Bones’ Review: A Lost Girl Finally Found

This was a very personal case for Brennan. Just like the victim, Brennan was very isolated in school.

This was a very personal case for Brennan. Just like the victim, Brennan was very isolated in school.

This case was very personal for Brennan. A 16-year-old girl, Molly, was found dead and when the looked into her life, they found a very lonely girl.

Aubrey from the beginning figured out Molly had no friends. He looked around her room and saw the college textbooks and realized she didn’t have a social life. Then they read her diary and it was very hard to listen too. This girl was bullied constantly and wanted to die. She was very intelligent though. Molly owned every textbook Brennan had ever written and wrote brilliant notes in the margins. Molly seemed to remind Brennan of herself. She was very isolated growing up too, but now she has a wonderful life. Brennan was so upset that Molly never got to have a chance to have a good life too.

It was very sad case, but the evidence wasn’t adding up. This was a very interesting case too. There were so many suspects but their stories didn’t add up. It seemed clear that the three girls killed Molly. Till Brennan figured it out, Molly killed herself and tried to frame the girls for her murder. This was heartbreaking to think she was in that much pain that she not only wanted to take her own life, but she wanted to seek revenge on those that hurt her. It really was those girls’ fault.

This is a very important issue at the moment. Young people have killed themselves because of being bullied. The words we say to another person, especially a young one, has a lasting affect. The case was so beautiful told and hopefully there is a lesson in it. These kinds of tragedies can be prevented.

This was also an interesting episode for Brennan. First she assumed Molly had been abused as a child, then she realized the fractures were from her being over weight. Brennan doesn’t usually get things wrong. She also believed that she was only three months pregnant, when actually she was six. She was so convinced she was only three. And now she’s worried about how their jobs will affect their children. It’s a natural fear, doing what they are doing.

Sweets is still very much alive with in the show. They still reference what Sweets would say and Daisy was faced with the question of dating. In the end she thought it was too soon, but it got her thinking about it. I love that the writers keep Sweets’ memory alive.

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‘Bones’ Review: 206 Episodes for 206 Bones

The real bones song!

The real bones song!

The was a great episode for Aubrey. No one loves food more than him. He’s eating in every single episode. How does that man stay so thin? In this episode his idol gets killed.

It isn’t the first time that ‘Bones’ has investigated a reality TV show star. And so many times Booth and Brennan don’t know who they are. Aubrey knew who this guy was, but getting to know him up close and personal in the investigation, proved to Aubrey he wasn’t the guy he thought he was.

He may have had a hit TV show, but he was broke because of excess spending and he was an addict. Plus he had sex with random waitresses.

This case was a difficult one to solve. The bones weren’t giving them the evidence they needed for cause of death. Finally Clarke and Hodgins figured out he drowned. Most of the suspects were not revealing too much evidence either. It wasn’t until they figured out how he died and then where he died, did they figure out who the killer was.

There was a lot going on around the case. Cam was terrified that Arastoo had something bad happen to him. Arastoo enlisted Clarke to be the one to reassure Cam. You know how Clarke hates getting involved, but in more recent seasons he’s been okay discussing more than just work.

Brennan was working on a new bones song for Christine. The one that her teacher had her singing was all wrong. Clarke even helped in composing the song. It was a nice way to mark the 206th episode of ‘Bones’, just like the 206 bones in the body. See you really do learn things from watching ‘Bones’.

Hodgins is no longer poor and it’s the first time he’s become rich because of his own hard work. Angela and Hodgins were worried about how Cam would take the news, seeing as if he invented it in the lab, the money would belong to the Jefersonian. Cam was actually delighted. She was so happy that her two friends had success and it was all because of bureaucratic rules.

Booth’s gambling problem is getting bad. He’s betting on games and buying Brennan jewelry. I’m sure he thinks that’s hiding it, but Brennan is too smart for that. Plus he lost track of his sobriety chip and he never does that. He blames it on leaving it in his pocket, but Brennan doesn’t seem to buying it. How long until people really start to catch on?

Next week it’s a double dose of ‘Bones’. It’s two cases and two hours of ‘Bones’. Take a look at the promo:

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‘Bones’: The Eye in the Sky Won’t Stop Booth From Relapsing

Everyone was right. You wouldn't give an alcoholic a glass of wine, why let a gambling addict gamble?

Everyone was right. You wouldn’t give an alcoholic a glass of wine, why let a gambling addict gamble?

It was just another case. Remains were found in an industrial shredder, which seems very typical of ‘Bones’. Then Angela found poker apps on the victim’s cell phone. That might not seem odd, but he was a member of many sites. Then they spoke with a co-worker the victim had a fight with and found out Jeff was in deep.

All the players on the underground poker game were suspects, which meant, Booth had to go undercover. Brennan wasn’t happy about this and neither was Aubrey. They both pleaded with him not to do it. But he didn’t want a killer to go free.

He wanted to see all of the players tells and the way to do that was to play with them. He told Brennan he was strong and wouldn’t relapse. He would be fine.

It looked liked he was a little nervous when he sat down, but he quickly got into the game. Then he noticed a camera. He went to the bathroom and called Angela to see if she could hack into it. She could, but she needed his phone to be close to the security system.

Booth claimed another player had string bet, which was an illegal bet. Can there really be an illegal bet in illegal gambling? Booth asked to see the tape. This got him close enough for Angela to do her magic.

Breaking into the security system didn’t lead to much though, just who was there on the night of Jeff’s murder.

Booth got home at 4a.m. and Brennan was waiting. She was very worried about him. She asked if he called his sponsor and he said that was between him and his sponsor. When Brennan said he didn’t, he said he called him on the way home. Brennan read something Sweets said that even a good, big emotional change can trigger a relapse. Booth got very mad at this. He thought Brennan didn’t believe he was strong enough because they were having a baby. He said they should go to bed because she was sleeping for two.

Aubrey tried to talk to Booth. His father lost everything in the stock market and then started a Ponzi scheme. Aubrey said he thought him and his mother would be enough. Booth told Aubrey it wasn’t them, it was his father. It was him. Aubrey said Booth could call him if he couldn’t get a hold of his sponsor.

Another 'Bones' baby!

Another ‘Bones’ baby!

All the players seemed like regular people and they couldn’t get the financials of the suspects because they didn’t have cause for a warrant. Booth said he was frustrated.

Booth said he had to go back in. Brennan and Aubrey pleaded with Booth to give them time. Booth came up with every excuse, don’t want them to get away, don’t want the killer to see they are on to him. He had to go in and mention the murder. Then he could see who did it. Aubrey said you catch the guy and you’re out, right? Booth hesitated before saying yes. Aubrey and Brennan were not reassured.

Booth was in the game a long time and winning big. Angela was looking at financials online. She said you don’t need a warrant online if you know where to look. Aubrey said whatever gets Booth out faster.

Even Miss Warren was trying hard to end the case quickly. She stayed at the lab all night looking at the bones.

Hodgins’ found evidence from particulates that showed Thai food. There was a Thai food place close to the poker game. They investigated the alley and found the victim’s throat had been ripped out. There was also wood in the throat.

Hodgins examined the wood and it came from a bat. Angela also found that Nate Crow had financial problems. He was about to lose his house after his divorce. He just made a big payment. They looked at the suspect’s Facebook page and found a baseball bat with the same make as the particulates Hodgins’ found. They had enough evidence to take Nate in.

Brennan texted Booth, but he had a good hand and could stand to make a killing. He hesitated for a while. Everyone at the lab looked on worried about what he was going to do. He finally brought out his badge and arrested the guy. Brennan looked so happy. Everyone was so relieved.

If only that was that. Booth lies to Brennan at the end of the episode and tells her his sponsor is calling. It wasn’t his sponsor, it was his bookie. He wanted to put 200 down on the Cardinals. His gambling problem is back.

On two happier notes. Booth and Brennan are pregnant! And Hodgins just invented something that will bring back his money, well probably not all of it, but still. Cam told him to play with his inventions home and he did, so the Jeffersonian can’t take credit for this one. He created a mat that stops beakers from breaking. Miss Warren helped him with this idea. He was breaking beaker after beaker, and test tubes. She said to make an unbreakable beaker. So he went with the idea.

Next week a celebrity food critic is found dead. Take a look at the promo:

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