As soon as I heard the news that season 12 will be the last season for Fox’s hit show Bones, I knew that this season will be special. Not all television shows get the luxury of ending on their own terms and giving the fans an ending that is satisfying and not sudden. Luckily, Bones did get this chance, and by the looks of the season 12 extended trailer that Fox dropped today, it will be a season to remember.
The Bones season 12 promo starts with Hodgins being asked about Zack Addy, the former Dr. Brennan’s intern, who was institutionalized in season 3, and who kidnapped Brennan at the end of last season. Fallowed by a montage of Zack’s days in the Jeffersonian and what led him to being institutionalized. Then it is revealed that the late Dr. Sweets visited Zack in the mental hospital, but after Sweets death, Zack couldn’t deal with it and went further down the rabbit hole. And the 3 minute clip ends with scenes from season 11 finale of Zack kidnapping Dr. Berennan and scenes from the new 12th season showing the Jeffersonian team scrambling to find Brennan mushed together with a dream like montage of Booth running.
Bones season 12 promo trailer:
This new Bones season 12 promo really feels not only like a preview of the TV show’s new season, but also like a time capsule of all the previous seasons and events, that has lead the Jeffersonian team to this moment. So it is no wonder that this last season of Bones is called the farewell season, because this new clip gives me just that farewell, sad-to-see-the-show-go feeling with a excitement for the upcoming season laced in there somewhere, too.
The 12th season of Bones premieres on Fox on Tuesday, January 3 at 9 p.m. eastern. And the first episode is titled “The Final Chapter: The Hope In The Horror”, which I think already indicates that we have to be ready for an intense episode of twists and turns. The description for the episode also details, that Booth will be searching for his wife and the Jeffersonian team will assume, that Zack is The Puppeteer, the serial killer that they got to know over the last season. But that might not be the case, especially if the new season 12 episode 1 promo photos are any indication.
Do we know what else to expect from the final season of Bones? Well, we can definitely look forward to old guest stars returning, like Betty White, Stephen Fry, Eddie McClintock, Hal Hoolbrook, Ed Asner and others. Also new guest stars will appear throughout the season, too, like David Boreanaz’s real-life wife Jamie Boreanaz. And Camille Saroyan and Arastoo Vaziri’s wedding is also one of the many surprises we will be seeing during the final season of this crime show.
Bones fallows forensic anthropologist Dr. Temperance Brennan, played by Emily Deschanel, and FBI agent Seeley Booth, played by David Boreanaz, as they investigate murders, with the help of Brennan’s Jeffersonian Institute team, which consists of forensic artist Angela Montenegro, portrayed by Michaela Conlin, entomologist Jack Hodgins, played by T.J. Thyne, and pathologist Camille Saroyan, played by Tamara Taylor, among others.