This section of the review is spoiler FREE.
Having been a long time fan of Bones since it first aired in the UK back in 2006, I was a little saddened and even heartbroken to find it was on its final season. Waiting for season 12 to start was horrible because on the one hand you want your favourite show to start back again, but on the other hand, you don’t want to get any closer to it ending.
The first episode back was a good one. It carried on straight after the season 11 finale and managed to wrap up that story line pretty well while also opening up doors for future stories. Like we saw at the end of season 11 Zack Addy, played by Eric Millegan, returned to the show. Zack was a main character in seasons 1-3 and guest starred in 4 and 5 before returning at the end of 11 and guest starring this season.
Zack was by far one of my favourite characters of the show and to see him return for the final season was so exciting! Every time we got a new season I prayed he would come back, even just once and now that’s finally happening. If you remember Zack and are also a fan of his, don’t worry, its story in this episode is a good one and you won’t be disappointed at all.
During this episode alone we get to see everyone use their strengths to come together and solve the case. The intern this week is Wendell, and once again he proves to be one of the most lovable characters on the show.
Overall it was an entertaining and strong opening for the season and it seems like the rest is going to follow suit. They did a good job at filling in the blanks (about Zack) for those who might not have remembered, or who might have come into the show late, but they also don’t make it too repetitive for those who remember. It genuinely just made it feel a little nostalgic.
If you’ve seen the episode feel free to continue reading on, if you haven’t, then I hope you enjoy the first episode, and feel free to return once you’ve seen it!
The rest of this post CONTAINS SPOILERS.