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The final season of BONES picks up exactly where last season’s finale left off: Brennan has been captured by her former colleague Zack, insinuating that he has once again been found out as a killer. Brennan immediately demands that Zack let her go, but he insists that he’s the boss now and he has things he needs to tell her.
Here are a few teasers about what’s to come in the season 12 premiere:
A Desperate Search. Cam is the one who realizes that Brennan and her captor could still be in the Jeffersonian, while Hodgins and Wendell try to follow her trail using Hodgins’ equipment. In one of the photos above you can see Brennan holding out her hands to stop Booth, so it’s clear that Booth finds Zack. But when he does you won’t believe what Zack claims. All it not what it seems. And what Zack tells Brennan makes her doubt everything she believes even though everyone else is convinced of Zack’s culpability.
The Interrogation. Aubrey is the one who interrogates Zack after his arrest and big chunks of Zack’s recent backstory is filled in. Surprisingly, his connection to the Jeffersonian is not as severed as we had suspected and Zack’s relationship with Booth is also made clear. Both revelations shock the team but Booth is eventually forced to examine his own belief with regards to Zack’s guilt.
Hodgins’ Pain. The good doctor continues to have spasms in his legs and Angela makes a discovery about Hodgins’ treatment that leads to a shocking revelation for him. As a result he confronts his old co-worker and his chance at mobility again.
Karen’s Return. The FBI agent returns in time to help with the current case and she becomes convinced that the killer has Dissociative Identity Disorder. She also has a novel plan to expose the killer. Later, the discovery of another victim helps break the case wide open.
By the end of the episode Zack’s present and past criminal deeds will have been addressed and it’s clear that this long-gone character has not been forgotten as the show enters its final season.
Don’t miss the season premiere of BONES on Tuesday, January 3 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT on Fox.