The “Bones” season 10 finale delivered on a number of different things Thursday night, but we know pretty definitively that there is one thing that floored many fans: The way that everything ended. Specifically, we are talking about Booth and Brennan’s decision ultimately to depart the Jeffersonian to start a new life somewhere else. This finale was meant to double as a potential end to a series, so had the show not been renewed, maybe there is a timeline where they go somewhere a little safer and be happy forever.
However, that is not this timeline, and you cannot really have “Bones” without these two characters at their familiar jobs. Therefore, you should expect the early part of season 11 to be about how we get to see them find their way back to what is their work home. Speaking about this subject to TV Guide, executive producer Stephen Nathan had the following to say:
“These characters clearly get to Season 11. We’re not going to go to the Jeffersonian for 22 episodes without Booth and Brennan. The challenge is: How the hell do we get these two people back while being true to everything that made them leave? That’s what will be interesting and surprising about the top of Season 11, and that’s why doing these big moves is always so interesting to us and so much fun. It forces you to see the characters in a new way. It forces you to realize that there are expectations that always fall short of reality.”
Ultimately, we would not be surprised if there is a time jump of at least a few years, or if the show makes a little bit of effort in order to recast Christine and bring in someone to play the second child. Time will tell, as the show premieres in the fall on Fox.
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