BONES’ Tamara Taylor Teases Booth’s Premiere Disappearance: ‘It’s Not Looking Good’
August 27, 2015 by Marisa Roffman
When BONES returns for its eleventh season premiere in five weeks, one key member of the team will be MIA: Booth — who, along with Brennan, left DC to get a fresh start at the end of season 10 — has completely vanished.
“The season opener hits pretty hard; [Booth]’s disappeared,” BONES star Tamara Taylor (Cam) teased. “The entire gang is besides themselves. Needless to say Dr. Brennan is a mess. It’s all about finding out what happened to him, where he is, and what he’s into. It’s not looking good.”
Complicating matters is the fact that Booth had a gambling relapse before he left DC.
“We don’t know [the reasoning for his disappearance],” Taylor acknowledged. “Is it the gambling that got him in trouble? It’s looking not good, and it’s looking like it’s a part of a seedy underground [operation]; it’s looking like it has something to do with bad people, but we don’t know what. And we can’t figure it out. It starts out pretty wild.”
As the team tries to find Booth, they’ll get help from Agent Grace Miller (played by guest star Kim Raver)…though Agent Miller doesn’t exactly see eye-to-eye with the Jeffersonian workers.
“[Miller]’s immediately stepping on toes; ruining evidence, bucking our protocol,” Taylor laughed. “She’s flying into the breeze, and messing people up.”
Thankfully, the actors are having a much better time working with Raver off-screen.
“First of all, she is so funny. Amazing,” Taylor gushed. “She plays a pretty tough character, because nobody likes her. And she’s infinitely likable in-person, so it’s funny.”
But outside of Booth’s disappearance, life has moved on for the BONES characters in the six months that passed by between the end of season 10 and start of season 11.
“Six months later, [Cam’s] definitely trying to find a replacement for Brennan,” Taylor previewed. “Nobody’s good enough. And she decides she might want to throw Arastoo’s name in the ring, because Arastoo has been taking over for Brennan, and he’s been doing a pretty good job.”
But given Arastoo and Cam’s long-term romance, Taylor acknowledged that promoting him at work could prove “very complicated, because it could get pretty sticky.”
Outside of work, things are still gelling for Cam and Arastoo: “I think he’s certainly getting closer to wanting to take that next step,” Taylor shared.
Though Cam and Arastoo have been together for several years, Taylor shared that she didn’t think Cam would need a wedding to be content with their relationship.
“I think [a commitment] would be good enough for Cam,” she said. “She’s a little skittish about the marriage thing. So I think Cam would be happy to live with him, in sin, for her the rest of her natural born life. But he’s more traditional. I think he’s more gunning for the officialness than I am.”
And looking ahead, BONES will cross over with SLEEPY HOLLOW this fall.
“It’s going to be interesting. From what I hear, it’ll be the Halloween episode which makes sense,” Taylor said. “We can suspend reality and have that mash-up work. Otherwise, I think it’s two different worlds. I was surprised when I first read [it was in the works], but knowing it’s the Halloween episode, that makes a little more sense.”
BONES returns Thursday, October 1st at 8 PM on Fox.