On the eve of its 12th and last season, Bones creator Hart Hanson has penned an emotional farewell to the FOX procedural.
Excerpts via THR:
For 12 seasons, Stage 6 on the Fox lot was home to the Jeffersonian Institute Forensics Laboratory in Washington, D.C., and series finale director David Boreanaz was tasked with filming the last sequence involving the main characters who had inhabited that fictional but oh-so-real setting for more than a decade. Mostly around an area around the set we call “the platform.”
The characters whom FBI agent Seeley Booth dubbed “Squints” in the pilot (because they are scientists who look at things and “squint”) were there: pathologist Camille Saroyan, bug and slime expert Jack Hodgins, forensic artist Angela Montenegro and the intellectual-center-around-whom-they-all-revolved, forensic anthropologist Dr. Temperance Brennan.
Without spoiling the series finale, let’s say there was a certain elegiac quality tone. [..]
It’s a miracle that forensic platform didn’t collapse under the weight of that whole damned village! But, of course, it didn’t collapse. Like everything else attached to Bones, that platform (essentially our main stage, the center of the series) was constructed by professionals who took pride in their jobs.
Thanks, everyone. Thank you so much.
You did a wonderful job.
We’re all going to miss us all.
Bones: The Final Season, premieres Jan. 3, 2017 at 9pm on FOX.