This post contains SPOILERS.
We have finally reached the end of Bones. As someone who has watched the show since it first aired in the UK back in early 2005/2006, it feels strange to think that it will no longer be on. I know there are going to be countless occassions in the near future where I’ll wonder when the next season is going to be on and if there’s any news, only to realise that there’s never going to be another season. It’s going to get some getting used to, but oh boy, this was a fantastic way for the show to go out.
Also, a little fun fact, David Boreanz who plays Seeley Booth direced this episode!
After the literal explosive ending of last week’s episode, it was truly heartbreaking to see the lab completely destroyed like that. The music and fading of clips really did make me want to cry. When we pick up with Angela, Hodgins, and Booth there are some things I really did appreciate: Hodgins calling for Angela, both of them worrying about the baby, Booth immediately calling for, and searching for, Brennan, and Angela helping Hodgins get in to his chair, but then seemingly letting him navigate his own way because for the most part he can handle himself. In fact, we do see him get around all by himself throughout the entire episode.
Seeing everyone working full force at the FBI was more impactful because of Aubrey’s worry. The little added detail of Caroline showing up and looking after Christine and Hank so that Aubrey could go and investigate was a great little touch.
Moving back to the lab I loved how Booth was shouting “Bones,” Angela was shouting “Brennan,” and Hodings was shouting “Doctor B.” Those are names we’ve all seen them use before in reference to Brennan, in fact, it’s the names they tend to use the most. So to see them shouting them and frantically looking made the scene even better.
Seeing the destruction from the outside was actually really shocking. Maybe it was because that portion of the lab was shut down, but I never really considered how massive the explosion must have been and the effects it would have had on the building as a whole. It made me worry a lot about the other people, sure they got out, but did they get far enough away in time? Seeing Cam and Arastoo helped to put my mind at ease a lot. They looked a little roughed up, but nothing major.
Booth finding Brennan was such a strong moment. He had been so quick and rough to move the rubble and such out of the way, but the second he gets to her he’s soft and gentle. The way he calls her “Temperance” and then reverts back to saying “Bones”, it showed the seriousness of the situation and added much more emotion. Then we get to the moment that made me start to cry. That’s right, tears, even before the credits started rolling.
Seeing Brennan’s obvious fear at the fact that she felt different and couldn’t remember the significance of the words she had written down honestly broke me a little. One of the things Brennan has always taken pride in his her brain. It was clear in that scene that something wasn’t right and because of her lack of remembering, it was most likely to do with her brain. Seeing her so worried, and the others also being concerned, really got to me.