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Bones' Season 12 Lab Explosion Happened Because Of A Promise Made Back In Season 1

Bones' Season 12 Lab Explosion Happened Because Of A Promise Made Back In Season 1

Who amongst us hasn’t fantasized about blowing up their workplace? (For legal reasons, I’m going to clarify that I’m joking.) David Boreanaz certainly did when he was working on “Bones,” even back in the early days when it was unclear whether Fox would allow the procedural dramedy to live beyond a single season. Not that he could’ve guessed an off-hand conversation with his boss about doing precisely that would pay off in a major way more than a decade later. Hanson explained:

“David and I were standing beside Craft Services and he said — and by the way, this is within the first few episodes — he said, ‘I want to blow up this lab.’ And I said, ‘If we last long enough and have warning, in the final episode we will destroy the lab,’ and that made him very happy. Little did he know 12 years later…”

After his “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” spinoff, “Angel,” came to an untimely end when it was canceled after five seasons, one imagines Boreanaz was all the more grateful that he got to send Booth and the gang off the way he had always dreamed of. Perhaps if Disney and Fox can figure out the rights situation and get a “Bones” revival off the ground and running, Emily Deschanel will have a chance to decide which building they blow up next time.

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