The final chapter of “BONES” has celebrated the inventive series and brought the storylines of Brennan (Emily Deschanel), Booth (David Boreanaz) and the Jeffersonian-FBI team to a close, allowing the show’s loyal fans to say goodbye to these indelible characters. Throughout the final season, fans have seen the return of fan-favorite guest stars and squinterns, as well as an old flame from one of the team’s past. We also experienced a wedding, followed an epic serial killer storyline, went undercover in a lumberjack competition and saw Booth and Brennan’s marriage get put to the test.
When the standard methods of identifying a body are useless, law enforcement has called on Dr. Temperance Brennan, a highly skilled forensic anthropologist employed by the Jeffersonian Institute in Washington, D.C., who writes novels on the side, for her uncanny ability to read clues left behind in the victim’s bones. While most people can’t handle Brennan’s intelligence and her drive for the truth, FBI Special Agent Seeley Booth has been an exception. A former Army sniper, he mistrusts science and scientists – the “squints,” as he calls them – who pore over the physical evidence of a crime. But even he could not deny that the combination of his people-smarts and Brennan’s scientific acumen makes them a formidable duo, both professionally and personally.
Over the course of the series, Brennan has devoted herself to her career, to Booth, with whom she has two children, and to her team at the Jeffersonian. They include best friend Angela Montenegro (Michaela Conlin), an artist who specializes in reconstructing facial features and crime scenes; Angela’s husband, Dr. Jack Hodgins (TJ Thyne), a conspiracy theorist and expert on insects, spores and minerals, who is affectionately known as “the slime and bug guy”; Dr. Camille “Cam” Saroyan (Tamara Taylor), the street-smart and centered coroner; and Booth’s most recent colleague at the FBI, Agent James Aubrey (John Boyd), a young, intrepid agent with a voracious appetite for solving crime, junk food and career advancement.