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Bones postmortem: EP Stephen Nathan breaks down the finale's big changes
Acouple did leave the Jeffersonian tonight—just not the couple we were expecting.
After Angela (Michaela Conlin) and Hodgins (T.J. Thyne) committed to a house in Paris last week, it seemed that they were in for a future of baguettes, trips to the Louvre, and learning bugs’ names in French. Until, at the last minute, Angela realized how much her husband would be giving up—and decided that they should stay. Booth (David Boreanaz) and Brennan (Emily Deschanel), on the other hand, are taking off, trading dead bodies and FBI conspiracies for some much-deserved family time. EW talked with executive producer Stephen Nathan about the unexpected twist, how the experience will change Booth and Brennan, and the message he’d like the show to end on.
ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: Do you have any idea what the future holds for Booth and Brennan?
STEPHEN NATHAN: We know the show is going to continue, but what restarts it is still being determined. We have a lot of different choices and different ways to approach it, and this is always a difficult time of trying to find the best way to bring the show back. It was a difficult finale, because it had to be a season and a series finale, so we have to come back from that. But we know who these people are and what they love to do.
Booth and Brennan’s love for this job has always been such a huge part of their identity. Can you talk about the choice to put their personal lives over the professional here?
It’s always good to see individuals and couples that you’ve grown to love meet truly insurmountable challenges. I think the show started out with such a clear delineation of passions, and they were all directed toward the procedural element of this show—not all, but to a large extent, they were directed toward just crimes. And as we’ve gotten to know these people over many years, that, by necessity, became personal, and the characters take precedence. So I think the two of them getting to a point after ten years of, “Come on, let’s not go turn a body over every week; let’s see what our lives hold outside of what we’re accustomed to,” I think is a very interesting thing. And they’re going to come back into this environment with this new experience, with what they’ve learned from getting outside and seeing things with some perspective.
It reminds me in a lot of ways of the season 5 finale.
Was there anything in particular—any moment of scene or episode from the past—that you were trying to evoke?
No, there was a similarity [to the season 5 finale] with everybody leaving—or thinking that everyone was leaving—but that didn’t seem so much a repetition as sort of a ripening of that desire and of that feeling. Angela’s always been antsy, as has Brennan in a strange way. While she loves doing what she’s doing and loves doing it there, you can see her quite easily picking up and going someplace else, because her work is separate from her personal life, most of the time. And I think the difference now is that’s not the case. They’ve grown. They’ve become different people now, and we want to see how similar situations affect them now.
How did you decide that Hodgins and Angela would stay? Was it ever the plan for them to actually go to Paris?
Oh yes, absolutely. They were going to go, but everything changed when we realized we actually had to do a series finale. And we couldn’t have everybody leaving—then it really felt the same as before. So we had to have them stay, and it seemed very logical. At the end of it it seemed like there could have been no other outcome, and that made it feel very right. All the planning, all the desires, the dreams—but when you really look at your situation and you see what this change will cost, then you have to decide if it’s worth it. I thought Michaela and T.J. just played it perfectly, and they just gave us room to examine Booth and Brennan and have them leave, and to really see how they could go—what it would be like. And I liked seeing them go—because now I know they’re coming back. But you know, it didn’t feel wrong.
Did you have any conversations with David and Emily about Booth and Brennan’s decision?
We talked about where we were going and what we had to do when we didn’t know whether or not the show was coming back. And the thing about Emily and David is that they really roll with whatever you throw at them, and they take what you’ve given them and they make it so much better than you could have hoped. So they really brought it in these last couple of episodes, and especially the last episode, with all of the terms they were required to make, in terms of realistically leaving a situation that they’ve been in for so many years. I just found it to be really emotional even for me to see. It was very satisfying.
Since this episode could have been the finale—what message do you want the show to end with?
We did one version of it in this episode. They’re gonna come back, but this is how they would have left now, if that makes sense. It brought them to this point. I think there are always going to be different reasons for leaving. There are an infinite number of reasons to walk through a door, and I think we saw one of them. I think what this show has always said is that everything is always in flux. Everything changes. One can never hope to have a definitive answer on anything, so this was the answer they got this time. This is what’s happening now. I would imagine the next time we see this show conclude, it will be a different time, and it will conclude in a different way, but I think the heart of Bones and the essence, somewhat philosophically or dramatically, is always going to be consistent because of the characters. Because of David and Emily and all of the characters.
Bones Boss Talks Series Finale-Like Ending, Season 11 Time Jump and More x
In a season finale that felt like the show was bidding adieu for good, Bones on Thursday night found Booth and Brennan saying goodbye to their colleagues as they prepared for a fresh start somewhere else — even as a videotape featuring an old foe surfaced.
“Pelant is in the past,” Brennan declared. “I won’t have him steal the new life Booth and I are going to live.”
Meanwhile, Hodgins declared that he and Angela didn’t need the $4 billion(!) Pelant stole, which his wife recovered, and instead suggested the tainted money go to 100 charities. Angie agreed to the plan, as long as they eschewed their Paris plans and stayed put at the Jeffersonian.
Below, executive producer Stephen Nathan discusses the episode’s finite feeling, Angela and Hodgins’ surprising decision, Season 11’s big changes and more. Plus: Will Pelant draw Booth and Brennan back to their old life?
TVLINE | There was something very series finale-ish about the ending. Was that you just being pragmatic in case the show didn’t get renewed?
Yes. We were tasked with doing two episodes in one. The one thing we wouldn’t compromise was our relationship with the audience. We couldn’t have an open-ended end if it was a series finale. That would have been unfair to the people who have been watching for 10 years. If this was really going to be it, we wanted it to be the end. Now, at the same time, once we were kind of down the road and the show got picked up – we knew this was a possibility – there had to be some kind of subtextual something going on that gave us the feel that it could keep going. So that’s what we did our best to do. And it gives us a great challenge for next season to come back from this. There’ll be a bit of a time jump, and we will see what it is that pulls them back into this world and this family that they’ve grown with for the past 10 years.
TVLINE | With Brennan and Booth leaving, but Angela and Hodgins deciding to stay, was it an either-or situation?
We couldn’t blow apart the whole place. And also, there was something always indefinite about Hodgins’ feelings about moving to Paris. Because he loves her, he [would do] it, of course. But she saw that. It just allowed us to see their relationship in a very crucial situation, see how two people in a life-changing situation really respond and what that means for their relationship. … We can’t do scenes in Paris, and Hodgins and Angela work in the lab. To bring them back, it would have been a rerun of the other episode we did where everybody was called back to help Cam. We just wanted this to be different and based on their relationship rather than some kind of goofy plot twist.
TVLINE | Might the answer to what brings Brennan and Booth back be found on the unwatched Pelant tape?
Everything is up in the air right now, to be honest. I don’t want to say yes or no to anything. It’s a big task to work them back and get them resolved again. We don’t want to take the easy way out. You don’t want to just go back to a well that’s running dry.
TVLINE | When next season opens, will we see who has replaced Brennan?
TVLINE | Could it be someone we already know? Or are you planning to bring in a new character?
Everything is still up in the air. I can’t really say anything definitively about [Season] 11.
TVLINE | What about any cast changes? We’ve talked before about how the squinterns keep landing pilots and other roles.
We just have to be very agile. We have to be ready to move at the drop of a hat with the interns because they are so popular and rightfully so. Often times during the season, we have to write somebody out, somebody in, because they’re doing other things. So there’s always the potential for new people coming [in]. And also from looking at our locations a little bit differently and adding people.
TVLINE | If you can get Laura Spencer back, will you pursue the Aubrey and Jessica story?
It’s pretty fun. Those guys were pretty great together. John Boyd was just a drop from heaven this year. He did a wonderful job.
TVLINE | Finally, I noticed that after Arastoo comforted Cam, when they were coming back out to say their goodbyes, it looked like they were buttoning up their clothes. Am I crazy here?
No, you’re not. They were putting on their lab coats. No, they didn’t just have at it in Cam’s office. [Laughs] That’s hilarious! What a great question.
TVLINE | I wondered, because it seemed so unlike Cam, “Did they just do what I think they did?”
Oh, that’s hilarious. I hope everybody makes the same mistake. That’s great… That made my day.
'Bones' Boss Previews a Time Jump and a "New Social Order" in Season 11 x
"Time doesn’t stop," exiting showrunner Stephen Nathan tells THR of the aftermath of the season finale.
Can there be a Bones without the show’s two leads?
The Season 10 finale of Bones saw what many may have thought was impossible —Booth (David Boreanaz) and Brennan (Emily Deschanel) left the Jeffersonian for a fresh start.
Exiting showrunner Stephen Nathan tells The Hollywood Reporter says the duo will be back at the lab next season, however just when that happens remains to be seen.
Nathan spoke with THR about the thinking behind that big exit, Angela and Hodgins' decision and what changes are ahead.
Why did you decide Booth and Brennan should leave D.C.?
We had to do an episode that would be worthy of our audience that had committed to us for so many years. We wanted to give them a satisfying conclusion if in fact the show didn’t come back. We also somehow had to have that vibe in the show that it could continue for another 10 years. It was really walking a tight rope. Hopefully, we did it [because] I don’t think there’s a net.
Will they be back at the Jeffersonian in Season 11 or part of the show in a different capacity?
Bones is still going to go on as Bones. From a practical standpoint, we can’t build another permanent set. We were told it was the biggest permanent set every built for a television show — so they are going to be back on that set. The mystery and the fun of Season 11 is how is this team going to reassemble. How is life going to go on? At what point do we pick them up?
At what point is that?
There will be a time lapse. We will be picking them up as they have been living a life that they have been wanting to live. From that they'll have to go back to the lives they had before, and clearly they will be different people and different circumstances will allow us to continue in a new life.
Angela and Hodgins decided not to go to Paris. Does that mean they’ll take over the lab with Brennan gone?
Yes, the dynamics of the lab will definitely change. When Booth and Brennan return, life has gone on without them. People have become entrenched in a new structure, a new social order. Time doesn’t stop. You can’t go back and pick up where you left off. You can only pick up from where you are at any given moment. That’s going to have a lot of great conflict and a lot of surprises for the characters and the audience.
Christopher Pelant (Andrew Leeds) also makes a return in the finale with that video message. What’s the significance of him not really being gone even though he’s dead?
The thematic through line of the series has always been that life is about change. Nothing is static. Nothing is solid. We wanted that articulated in some way. When Pelant is there you would think [Brennan] would say, “Oh I want to hear this. What’s going on?” and this is going to pull them back into the Jeffersonian. [Instead], she said, “No, there’s always going to be something that can pull me back. There’s a time to just move on. There’s no such thing as closure.” There’s no such thing as the perfect time or the ultimate resolution to a person’s life. It always ends inconclusively.
Does that mean Brennan has completed her arc in a way?
At least for me, there was no way for any ultimate resolution in the finale. The series needs to have a life of its own. It goes on and on and on, and all we can do is end this chapter.
Bones returns in the fall on Thursdays at 8 p.m. on Fox. FALSO, nel frattempo quanta è cambiata.
penso sia troppo presto per l'ordine della stagione 11. La stagione è finita da poco e ci sarà da aspettare, forse poco visto comunque il rinnovo o forse tanto.. non si ha certezze con la FOX