The 12-episode run will celebrate the inventive series and bring the storylines of Brennan, Booth and the Jeffersonian-FBI team to a close, allowing the show's loyal fans to say goodbye to these indelible characters.
++++Warning, this will contain spoilers from prior seasons, but no major giveaways from season 12+++++
As most know this was the final season of Bones. It ended up being a partial (12 episode) season to resolve the cliffhanger at the end of season 11, and give the various characters a final send off. The cliffhanger involving Zach kidnapping Brennan is resolved in the season premier, and a larger arc throughout the season revisits the original Gormagon story line, which was (in my opinion) the weakest ending to a story line that the show had. The other major story arc that played out through the final 12 episodes was Booth being targeted because of a sniper mission he was involved in back in the 1990s. And of course, the various case of the week crimes to solve.
The show did a good job of bringing back as many characters from the cast (and making references to prior stories) as possible. The only major characters that did not appear in person were the deceased ones (Sweets and Vincent Nigel Murray and Booth's brother) although there were references to them, Parker, Brennan's brother, the original director of the Jeffersonian, Dr. Goodman. It would have been nice to see Sweets in person in a dream or hallucination sequence (had John Francis Daily been willing and able to do so), but I think the show did a good job of paying homage to its past. It would have also been nice to get an appearance by Angela's dad to hassle Jack one last time.
For those who get the DVDs, the set is, like it has been in prior years fairly bare bones (pun intended). Just the episodes, and then on the final disc an approximately 20 min retrospective looking at the show over the years featuring interviews with the cast, writers and creators of the show, and a 3 min gag reel. Okay for what is there, but not as much as was included in the prior season releases (especially the seasons that were put out on blu-ray). Of course, after season 8 the studio stopped releasing it on blu-ray, so the DVD releases end up being all there are for people who do not just want to stream the show.
Ultimately Bones was a show that ended up going much longer than almost anyone expected, which was especially surprising given Fox's notoriously quick trigger on yanking shows. Given that Bones did take a while to find its footing as a show, it is amazing it lasted as long as it did. The season ends on very much of a "life will go on" feel for the various characters, and I think fans of the show will be pleased with how it is wrapped up. If you only get DVDs for the extras, there is no amazing content that make them a must get vs streaming. But if you have the prior seasons already it is worth getting to complete a collection.
The only things I have against this DVD set is that it was short and was the final season of Bones. This show had three of the most attractive women, because they were intelligent as well as beautiful. I started watching Bones with the first season and have enjoyed from beginning to end. David Boreanaz is always good, but the character of Seeley Booth and the way he played him was just great. The rest of the cast was great, too. I was upset when they dropped Eric Millegan's character of Zack Addy, but I enjoyed the other interns, though I was glad to see him back for the final two seasons. I would highly recommend this show to anyone. it is intelligent and usually well-written weith just about the right bit of tongue in cheek. I hope the rest of the cast find work soon, because I would love to see them all again, especially together. Maybe they could do some Bones reunion television movies.
I love the Bones Series. I actually never saw it during its original run on the FOX network, but got hooked on its reruns on TNT. For some reason I missed Season 12 on FOX as our local cable company deleted the FOX channel that carried the series. I was left with the last episode of 2016 and was dying to see the outcome of the team's search for the serial killer. I have now viewed and am in the process of reviewing Season 12's episodes. Again, I love this series and wish it was still on TV. However, thanks to TNT I can still see the reruns. Purchase of Season 12 has completed all of the episodes for me.
Bones is an OK show. I just binge watched Seasons 1-11 on another streaming service. At the end of Season 11 there was a cliffhanger that I could not ignore so I bought this season on Amazon. I'm disappointed that there were only 11 episodes instead of the usual 22.
I came in on Season 9 I think. Bought many seasons as it is a wonderful series. Know I will cry for all the actors that are in this series. Somehow your great writers wrote so many wonderful shows that we all learned to love these characters. I am 78 and looked forward each week an episode. Know that I will grieve the loss of this show. I am a nurse and your writers wrote a stellar correct medical show. Again I hate to see it end but understand that everyone writers and actors must move on. Thank you for bringing many enjoyable hours to my life.
Couldn't wait until the final season came to Netflix. I only wish they ended the series with just a bit more dramatic flare. Love the actors and the writing - we use the logic posed by 'Bones' to rate other similar series: "Bones would never have allowed the crime scene to be contaminated like that!"
I love all the characters in Bones and the storyline never gets boring. I am crushed that the show is in the last season. I read that the final wrap was emotional. I became emotional just reading about it!