Bones: The Final Chapter
review by Bobby Blakey
After Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel ended fans were eager to see what David Boreanaz would do next, but was surprised to see that he took on a different kind of role in the series Bones alongside Emily Deschanel. Now after 12 seasons the show came to an end and 20th Century Fox is bringing home the final season as well as the The Flesh & Bones Collection to DVD that brings the entire series together in one collection.
Bones follows forensic anthropologist Dr. Temperance “Bones” Brennan who has an uncanny ability to solve the FBI’s most bizarre, gruesome mysteries. Along with hard-nosed agent Seeley Booth, and the quirky “squints” at Washington’s Jeffersonian Institute, Brennan tackles cases involving everyone from serial killers to senior citizens. As the series unfolds, Brennan and Booth find themselves as deeply in love as they are in danger. Throughout the run of the show they have not only kept an interesting take on the cop case per week series, but also made you care about all the characters involved. While the series looks to focus on Booth and Bones, they have kept the rest of the cast firmly planted on the forefront with all of them getting numerous story arcs that were just as good as ever.
The reason this series has always worked is the chemistry of the entire cast and most notably Boreanaz and Deschanel. Sure there are times that her emotionless character and performance wore a bit thin, but it was the balance of his quick with that made it work as a whole. Story wise this show worked hard to keep it not only interesting with the week to week crimes, but a variety of ongoing story arcs that are pretty intense and take this show to the next level. Unlike a lot of shows this final season was able to wrap up all the loose ends that have been ongoing issues in the series as well as close the chapter on everyone here. It was a shame to see this show coming to an end, but this final chapter went out with a bang and closed the door on the lab one final time in a satisfactory way.
The Season 12 release includes not only all 12 episodes of the final season, but also bonus features including a gag reel and a feraturette taking you further behind the show. The Flesh & Bones Collection includes all 12 seasons of the hit series as well as hours of special features including the featurette “Back to the Lab: A Bones Retrospective” that gives the series a memorable send off.
Join the team to solve strange crimes when Bones: Season 12 and Bones: The Flesh & Bones Collection on DVD available now from 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment.