Today’s TV Addict Top 5: Questions with Michaela Conlin who reflects on 100 episode of BONES


What can you tell us about Angela’s role in the much-anticipated 100th episode?
Michaela Conlin: We go back seven years, a year before the pilot. Brennan and Angela had been friends already and we find out about how and why Brennan decides to bring her into the Jeffersonian as an employee. She had been travelling and is trying to get back to Paris, which is sort of why she takes the job.

Looking back on the first 100 episodes, do you have a favorite?
I really loved the first Christmas episode. I know a lot of people didn’t love it, but shooting that episode, it was the 13 episode of the season of the first year and it was really when we started to congeal as a cast. We all shot everyday, we were locked in the lab, I was in an elf outfit, it was just a blast. It was lovely and the first time I think we realized that we had something very special.

How surprised are you that five years into its run, the show is more popular than ever?
It really is. I get stopped way more than I ever did in the first and second season. I get stopped all the time which is really awesome. It’s incredible. The show just seems to keep growing and growing and growing, and it’s great to be apart of something like that.

Realistically, how long do you BONES can go on for? And are you happy to stick with the show as long as it goes.
It doesn’t feel like it’s been five years. Emily and I had just said that five years ago, in February we shot the pilot, which is crazy. I’m happy to do it as long as we all feel like we can keep making great shows and we feel that way so far.

And finally, if you could put your writer’s cap on for a moment, where would you like to see Angela go over the course of the next say, 100 episodes?
Great question. I’d really like to see for us to see more of her family life with her dad and her mom. And I’d love to see Angela figure out who she loves and if she can be in a serious relationship. I’d love to see the next chapter of her life, where is she going to go…. I have a feeling that it might be a foreign country.

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  • Remy

    Aww, that first Christmas episode is what cemented my interest in the show. It was funny and touching, and memorable.

  • ForensicMama

    Awesome interview! Michaela is so charming!!! 100 MORE Episodes of Bones! 🙂

  • Beautiful and fun. I love Michaela. Great interview! Go to our blog!

  • Hil

    What? Not like that Christmas episode? A rerun of that one got me into the show in the first place. I think I like all of their Christmas episodes.

  • Ace

    Yeah, who is she talking about when she says some people didn’t like the Christmas episode? That is a great one!

  • historynut

    She sounds like such a classy lady. I love the entire BONES cast. Each one of them brings something special to the show. And the first Christmas episode? Classic BONES. They don’t get much better.

  • lynn

    its actually the christmas episode the first episode i ever saw of bones:P:P and even though i only saw part of it i found it was pretty gd:P now that i see it over and i know the characters and all i now found it a great episode:P:P who wouldnt like it?? it could be 1 of the best episodes that ive seen so far!!

  • Devorah

    “And I’d love to see Angela figure out who she loves and if she can be in a serious relationship. I’d love to see the next chapter of her life, where is she going to go…” Does this mean she and Hodgins aren’t the ones who get married this season?