Bones (2005–2017)
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The End in the Beginning 

Story of a murder in a nightclub with multiple suspects, with familiar faces in a different perspective. When the story's finished, Booth's health crisis takes an expected twist.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Jack Hodgins (as TJ Thyne)


In Booth's elaborate hospital nightmare, most of the series' (semi-)regulars, including the alternating apprentices, Zach and Max, play very different characters. Several are suspects, defended by Caroline, in mob 'cleaner' Vorstenbach's murder in the toilet of a nightclub run by spouses Booth and Bones, which Iranian mob baron Arastoo is determined to take over. Sweets is the barman and Gormogon band's lead singer, Wendell the loyal bouncer, Vincent Nigel-Murray the cook and DJ, Hodges a crime writer. Jared and Saroyan are in charge of the FBI investigation, which is complicated by loyalties inspiring lies and other secret agenda's. Written by KGF Vissers

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14 May 2009 (USA)  »

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The main titles were not used in this episode to emphasize that this is alternate story separate from the main storyline. See more »


The alarm clock in the first scene, which reads 4:47 is all black around the edges, whereas the second clock, showing 0543 has white writing (perhaps numbers) along the left, right and bottom sides of the display, suggesting the clocks were switched over during filming. Also, the second clock does not have a colon (:) between the hour and the minutes. See more »


Dr. Temperance 'Bones' Brennan: You're awake. Your operation was a success, but you reacted poorly to the anesthia. You've been in a coma for 4 days.
Special Agent Seeley Booth: It felt so real.
Dr. Temperance 'Bones' Brennan: It wasn't real.
Special Agent Seeley Booth: Who are you?
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Bones End Theme
Composed by Peter Himmelman
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This is what makes good TV
23 May 2009 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

After reading negative comments about this season finale, I felt compelled to express my opinion.

This works. Period.

This is exactly what a good TV show does. The expectation that we get Booth/Bones together is what a series ending episode would look like. The anticipation, and anxiety surrounding this frustration lack of connection between the two is what makes a show like this work. We know they love one another, we know they WILL get together, and that is what keeps us tuning back.

They teased us this year by setting up the baby story, but just throwing the two into a donated sperm story so they can be together is not what fans want. So, they have to play it out. Now with this new twist in the story, it is another possible year of them teasing where Bones comes to grips with her love of Booth. Perfect storytelling.

I get the impression often that people are so desperate for these two, that they are willing to have the show taken off the air just to see these two kiss. That's the show killer.

"Who's the Boss" is a perfect example of this. 8 years of teasing, and they finally got together. Now that the suspense was over...the show ended a year later. No one wants to see them together, just in the process off. Maybe if they do it just right, a year together and then they keep going..but it will be a fantastic way to send the series.

But that is not for now...bring on Season 5.

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