“Bones” may not be saying goodbye to Angela (Michaela Conlin) and Hodgins (T.J. Thyne) after all. Instead, the Jeffersonian is saying farewell to the two most important members of its family.
Booth (David Boreanaz) and Brennan (Emily Deschanel) are the ones heading off to a new life in the Season 10 finale. After conquering Booth’s gambling addiction and reuniting, Brennan feels like it’s time to give their family a fresh start, and that means moving away from Washington D.C.
The final scene sees Brennan and Booth packing up her office and leaving the museum, which feels like a move fitting of a series finale rather than a season ending. There’s good reason for that. As Conlin admitted after the penultimate, the last episodes of “Bones” Season 10 were filmed before the show was green lit for a Season 11.
This leaves two scenarios for the next season: either “Bones” relegates its two leads to guest starring roles or something will bring the couple back to the lab.
As both Deschanel and Boreanaz have signed contracts with FOX for another season, the latter seems like the much more likely option. The season finale also embedded a perfect reason for them to not settle too quickly in Kansas — Christopher Pelant (Andrew Leeds). The hacker murderer is definitely dead, but his memory and terror lives on via a web video he left for Brennan and the team.
Brennan initially says that she’s not interested in the video, claiming there’s no perfect time to leave a place you have attachment too — but that doesn’t mean her mind can’t change. If one of Pelant’s followers or proteges resumes murdering to continue their idol’s trail of horror, that could definitely be enough to bring Booth and Brennan back to the fold.
So while seeing Brennan and Booth wave goodbye to the lab and city they’ve called home for over a decade was heartbreaking to see, fans shouldn’t take it too seriously. Their favorite FBI Agent and forensic anthropologist will somehow find their way back home in Season 11.