Bones dealt a powerful blow to the show's "King of the Lab."
The second hour of the two-part fall finale, started off brutal enough:
Cam (Tamara Taylor), Hodgins (TJ Thyne) and Aubrey (John Boyd) were
investigating remains when a bomb—hidden in the body—exploded. Cam, who
was nearby on a call, was safe, but Aubrey and Hodgins sustained
injuries; Aubrey's were more severe, as he pushed Hodgins from the scene
and then sheltered him from the explosion. Hodgins was able to walk out
of the hospital, whereas Aubrey underwent surgery to treat his
wounds. But appearances were misleading, and after the case was
solved—and just after Hodgins and Angela (Michaela Conlin) decided to
try for another child—he collapsed. A trip to the hospital revealed that
Hodgins was paralyzed, and the damage he sustained in the explosion
had set in 24 hours after the initial injury.
Surprisingly, Hodgins's injury won't be a decision Bones undoes in the next episode. So we spoke with Bones
co-showrunner Michael Peterson about Hodgins' new way of life and how
it will impact the team, plus the time jump and the new serial killer
that fans should expect when the show returns in 2016...