Last night’s season premiere of Bones had a surprise towards the end that shocked viewers. Spoiler warning!
The Bones season 10 premiere found Lance Sweets played by John Francis Daley biting the dust after getting himself caught up in Booth’s FBI conspiracy.
Speaking in an interview with TV Line, executive producer Stephen Nathan explained why the decision was made and what benefits it has on the show.
“It was a complicated and very difficult decision for us,” he said. “John’s career as a writer and director has been taking off over the past few years, and… [this fall he’s helming] a remake of National Lampoons’ Vacation, which coincided with the start of the season. We didn’t know what to do. And then we realized that this fit in very well with the conspiracy arc [that landed Booth in jail]. It gives us something very rich and very emotional to play within the first half of the season. Everybody’s affected very deeply by this. And it also seemed to be a surprising way to start the season. Usually when characters meet their ends on a series it’s at the end of the season.”
Meanwhile on Twitter last night, Bones viewers were vowing to never watch the show again after losing one of their favorite characters.
First we noticed our own writer openly wondering if this should be the last time she watches:
I legitimately am not sure I can keep watching the show after this. #Bones
— Caitlin Kelly (@purplehrdwonder) September 26, 2014
And then we looked around Twitter to see if other viewers were having similar feelings. They were:
Never watching bones again.
— Nick Hamze (@NickHamze) September 26, 2014
THAT'S IT I'M OUT IN NEVER WATCHING BONES AGAIN YOU CAN'T JUST DO THAT MY HEART IS NOT OKAY
— Eliza(: (@ElizaGraceL15) September 26, 2014
Fucking seriously…..never watching bones again. Whyyyyyyyy.
— Lindsayyy (@delilahlove21) September 26, 2014
Well guess who's never watching #Bones again
— AddyKat (@itsmyaddytude) September 26, 2014
ARE YOU STINKING KIDDING ME IM NEVER WATCHING BONES EVER AGAIN
— taylor (@Hey_Its_Taylor) September 26, 2014
Is Bones about to suffer a dramatic drop in viewership? Probably not. Despite people’s emotions getting the best of them, fans will surely want to see how the rest of the characters react to the death of Sweets.
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