The 12th and final season of Bones is a “giant love letter” to the show’s loyal fans, and comes full circle to provide what the producers hope will be a satisfying conclusion, TVGuide reports:
“It’s a giant love letter, hopefully, to the fans,” EP Michael Peterson tells TVGuide.com “This is one where we are so appreciative that the fans, no matter what day of the week or what time we were on, they always found us. We could not be more appreciative of this wonderful run that we’ve been on.
In order to properly honor its fanbase, the show is returning to its roots, going back as far as Season 1 to answer questions that have been lingering in the back of fans’ minds for nearly twelve years. That’s going to bring up a few old wounds — specifically for Booth (David Boreanaz).
“We want to move the characters forward. We went back to the early seasons. We went back to Season 1 and thought, ‘What’s been opened about these characters? What are the threads that can still be pulled and still be tied up?,'” executive producer Jonathan Collier says. “There’s past wounds for these characters, particularly for Booth, that knowledgable fans will know about. It’s actually worth going back to some of the earlier seasons, but we reinvestigate those. “