After Hodgins (TJ Thyne) was paralyzed by an explosion in the “Bones” Season 11 fall finale, it’s been a long road to recovery for him. There’s a lot of depression and anger and it’s putting a strain on his marriage to Angela (Michaela Conlin). In last week’s episode, “The Last Shot at a Second Chance,” the two finally made a breakthrough in their relationship, but that doesn’t mean things are magically going to be fine.

In Zap2it’s exclusive sneak peek of Thursday’s (May 12) episode, “The Fight in the Fixer,” Dr. Camille (Tamara Taylor) notices Angela is sporting a sparkly new diamond bracelet on her wrist. “I’m not sure who’s got more ice on them, you or the victim,” quips the good doctor.

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Hodgins freely admits that he bought it for Angela “as a desperate attempt to apologize for what a jerk [he’s] been recently.”

“It wasn’t necessary, you’ve been through a lot,” Angela says awkwardly, looking like she wants to be any place but there.

“I know, but I just want you to know that I’m trying and I love you very much,” he says.

Hodgins obviously is trying really hard, but will it be enough? Tune into “Bones” Thursday, May 12 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on FOX to find out.

Posted by:Andrea Reiher

TV critic by way of law school, Andrea Reiher enjoys everything from highbrow drama to clever comedy to the best reality TV has to offer. Her TV heroes include CJ Cregg, Spencer Hastings, Diane Lockhart, Juliet O'Hara and Buffy Summers. TV words to live by: "I'm a slayer, ask me how."