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Season 12
January 3, 2017 - March 28, 2017
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The twelfth and final season of Bones  premiered on January 3, 2017 and concluded on March 28, 2017. It consists of 12 episodes.

Season Overview[]

Brennan’s and rest of team's uncanny skills help resolve even grislier cases, including a retirement home murder, a possible death by robot, and the slaying of a close friend. Along the way, family tragedy strikes and Boothlands in the crosshairs of a serial killer. And a former Je­ffersonian accused of murder kidnaps Brennan, prompting a shocking move by Booth.

The season was initially announced to debut in the fall, but Fox delayed the premiere until January 2017. Former series regular Eric Millegan, who returned in the season 11 finale, continues his role as Zack Addy in the final season. The season features the return of former recurring characters, including Eddie McClintock as Tim "Sully" Sullivan, who recurred during season two, and Stephen Fry as Gordon Wyatt, who made guest appearances in seasons two, four and five. Betty White reprises her season 11 role as Dr. Beth Mayer in the tenth episode, while veteran actors Ed Asner and Hal Holbrook guest star in the third episode. Filming of the season, and of the entire series, wrapped up on December 15, 2016.

Cast[]

Main Cast[]

The twelfth season features six actors who receive star billing.

Recurring Cast[]

Interns[]

Guest Cast[]

  • Ed Asner as Mike Mancuso.
  • Hal Holbrook as Red Fletcher.
  • Jaime Boreanaz as Filthy Rich Fan.

Gallery[]

Episode Guide[]

  The Hope in the Horror January 3, 2017 1201
Bones
Written By: Michael Peterson
Directed By: Emily Deschanel
Brennan has been kidnapped by her former assistant, Zack Addy, as Booth and the rest of the lab desperately search for her.
  The Brain in the Bot January 10, 2017 1202
Bones
Written By: Hilary Weisman Graham
Directed By: Ian Toynton
After discovering the body of a man involved with creating artificial intelligence bots, the team must figure out if the victim's own artificial intelligent bt was programmed to kill him.
  The New Tricks in the Old Dogs January 17, 2017 1203
Bones
Written By: Ted Peterson
Directed By: David Grossman
When the body of an old man is found inside an acid dump site, Booth, Brennan and the squints find themselves deep in retirement home drama.
  The Price for the Past January 24, 2017 1204
Bones
Written By: Jonathan Collier
Directed By: Randy Zisk
The team investigates the murder of someone from Booth and Brennan's past. Meanwhile, Aubrey faces a moral dilemma of his own when he discovers his is back in the picture.
  The Tutor in the Tussle January 31, 2017 1205
Bones
Written By: Eric Randall
Directed By: Dwight Little
When a tutor of privileged students turns up dead, the team sorts through all the possible perpetrators, from disgruntled parents to the tutor's roommate with a criminal record. Meanwhile, Bones is frustrated with the voice of her audio book and tries to prove that she can record it herself.
  The Flaw in the Saw February 7, 2017 1206
Bones
Written By: Yael Zinkow
Directed By: Denise Di Novi
The dismembered body of successful golfer-turned-lumberjack Phyllis Paul brings the squints to the Lumber Sports Regional Championships. At this competition, Booth and Brennan discover numerous secrets that could have resulted in Phyllis' murder, including an affair with a married rival. Meanwhile, Hodgins secretly analyzes the bacteria on the bone of a prior victim that he believes will exonerate the murderer, Zack Addy.
  The Scare in the Score February 14, 2017 1207
Bones
Written By: Joe Hortua
Directed By: Randy Zisk
When a series of corpses with ties to Booth's former Army unit appear around D.C., Booth must dive into his past to find the killer before the killer finds Booth. Meanwhile, Brennan's father, Max, hides a serious medical procedure from Brennan, leaving her to grapple with her father's trust and mortality, as well as her family being in danger.
  The Grief and the Girl February 21, 2017 1208
Bones
Written By: Karine Rosenthal
Directed By: Anton Cropper
A recent loss creates a rift between Booth and Brennan, as they deal with their grief in different ways. Meanwhile, an old flame from Brennan's past comes to visit.
  The Steel in the Wheels March 7, 2017 1209
Bones
Written By: Hilary Weisman Graham & Ted Peterson
Directed By: Robert Reed Altman
When a young man dies in a horrendous hay baler accident, Booth, Brennan and Aubrey slap on trashy disguises and go undercover at a rowdy demolition derby competition to investigate the case. Meanwhile, Dr. Gordon Wyatt returns and assists Hodgins and Cam when the ongoing Gormogon case hits a dead end.
  The Radioactive Panthers in the Party March 14, 2017 1210
Bones
Written By: Keith Foglesong
Directed By: Michael Lange
When the burning, bruised body of an aspiring writer/director crash-lands onto a passing car, the team investigates a series of odd locations and characters that are connected to his film. Meanwhile, Bones seeks guidance from Dr. Mayer on the meaning of passion in the work place and Booth allows Aubrey to take the reins on their current case.
  The Day in the Life March 21, 2017 1211
Bones
Written By: Eric Randall & Yael Zinkow
Directed By: Ian Toynton
In the series' penultimate episode, each leading character's final story begins to unfold. Brennan testifies for Zack in trial, Angela reveals some big news, while Aubrey and Jessica come to terms about their future together. All the while, the team discovers Kovac has escaped, leaving Booth in a race against the clock to protect himself and those closest to him from what may be Kovac's most dangerous plan yet.
  The End in the End March 28, 2017 1212
Bones
Story By: Stephen Nathan
Teleplay By: Jonathan Collier, Michael Peterson & Karine Rosenthal
Directed By: David Boreanaz
With Kovac still at large, the team searches for evidence to track him down. After Brennan experiences a setback, the rest of the team must figure out how to find Kovac without her, putting everything she has ever taught them to the test. When all signs point to Kovac having outside help, as well as a hideout, Booth and Brennan go searching for him.