'Bones' series finale news: Showrunner Michael Peterson talks about series finale episode

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Following a life-threatening explosion, all members of the Jeffersonian team survived, which gave the series finale of “Bones” a happy ending.

The second episode of the two-part series finale opened with the aftermath of the multiple bombings. Booth (David Boreanaz), Hodgins (TJ Thyne), and Angela (Michaela Conlin) were able to get back up right away, but Brennan (Emily Deschanel) was missing.

Booth found her in her ruined office alive, but she looked confused. Brennan could still recognize the people around her, but she had a hard time remembering the case they were working on. Her brain injury left the forensic team worried that they might not be able to catch the culprit.

Using Brennan’s investigation techniques, Cam (Tamara Taylor) and the rest of the Jeffersonians had finally tracked down the criminal named Kovac, the man who murdered Brennan’s father.

Then, Booth and Brennan, who eventually recovered from her brain trauma, managed to chase Kovac and kill him.

The later part of the episode titled “The End in the End” showed a pregnant Angela learning that the baby was fine. Hodgins was left in-charge of the Jeffersonian Institute’s Medico-Legal Laboratory, while Cam and her husband, Arastoo (Pej Vahdat), took a leave of absence to pick up their three adopted sons in Mississippi.

“She’s questioning, you know, where’s my place in the world without this? And Booth helps her to see what she looks like through his eyes and makes sure she knows how worthy she is as a person beyond her intelligence,” showrunner Michael Peterson explained to Entertainment Weekly about their decision to let Brennan find her true self that is beyond her intelligence.

Peterson continued that they wanted the character to see herself in a “more rounded sort of way” and that she was more than just her IQ.

The crime procedural drama series “Bones” has 12 seasons on Fox, and its first season premiered in 2005. As a takeaway, the showrunner emphasized that the show has always been about hope.

“There’s just something about the show that has always been very hopeful,” he stated.