Even though we do still have a few more stories to go until we get around to the end of “Bones” season 11, we do like to think that it is never too early to start thinking about the end. This is especially true when you are dealing with a show like this one, which has such a robust history and list of characters who have turned up at one point or another. You have to find a way to have the show pay tribute to some of these great people, while also staying true to what it has become now.
Given the work that he put into creating the show and everything since, it only makes sense that original creator Hart Hanson would return to write the series finale coming up next season, and per Entertainment Weekly, he may be doing so with former showrunner Stephen Nathan. Hanson also made it clear that he has had an ending for the show in mind for some time, and there is a very sensible reason for it when you consider just how many times the show has been on the chopping block:
“I have had an ending in mind, because we were such a precarious show, we weren’t supposed to make it to our first Christmas … I had this idea how to end the show. As it went on, that idea changed to, ‘Oh we’ll end it on their marriage — that will be the end of the series, them getting married.’ We’ve passed that, so now it’s back to, ‘I have an idea, but I will go in and see if that idea meshes with the guys who have been running the show for the past two years, not to mention David and Emily.’ We’ll see.”
While it is almost certainly a bummer that the show is ending, we do ultimately think that it is nice to see it end in a way that is decidedly under its own accord, and not under the control of anyone else.
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