'Bones' season 11 premiere: Dr. Hodgins unhappy with paralysis, takes it out on Angela, team; show renewed for its final run


The midseason premiere of the American crime procedural television series “Bones” season 11 will be returning to the small screen in just a day, after four months of waiting.

The story is expected to pick up eight weeks after the tragic bomb explosion that injured FBI Agent James Aubry (John Boyd) and placed Dr. Jack Hodgins (T. J. Thyne) permanently on a wheelchair. While they try to recover, Bones (Emily Deschanel) and Booth (David Boreanaz) will look deeper into the record of a public defender whose numerous clients are suspected to be involved in his murder.

Titled “The Death in the Defense,” the official synopsis posted on TV.com reads, “Hodgins’ rehab continues eight weeks after the explosion that left him paralyzed, but he’s not quite ready to accept spending the rest of his life in a wheelchair. Meanwhile, Brennan and Booth investigate the death of a public defender whose long list of clients reveals plenty of murder suspects.”

Although Dr. Hodgins is lucky to have survived, he will not be very pleased as he adjusts to his paralysis. According to Deschanel, he will not take the fact that he will not be able to walk again lightly, in an exclusive interview with E! Online.

Deschanel added that this will also not be good for the rest of the team. She explained, “He has a big road ahead of him recovering, and that’s taking a toll on his relationship with Angela and then all of us. We’re watching their relationship having some trouble and then also we are dealing with Hodgins and it becomes strained at work as well.”

The second half of “Bones” season 11 will premiere on April 14 at 8 P.M. EST on Fox. Meanwhile, the show has already been renewed for a 12th run, which is also its final season.