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BONES: Stephen Nathan Teases the End of the Ghost Killer Arc

January 14, 2014 by  

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The Ghost Killer was just really properly introduced on BONES, but the end of the arc is already around the corner.

“We had such a long-running serial killer, that we didn’t want to do that again,” BONES boss Stephen Nathan told me at the Fox TCA party. “It would be a mistake to repeat — or try and repeat — [what we’ve done]. Pelant was on for a year and a half, almost. And before that, we would have three episode arcs or five episode arcs — the Gravedigger went for a while — but this is going to be very, very different in the way we’re handling this. She was a serial killer, but that doesn’t mean the killer is going to continue to kill.”

“Hart and I have said this a million times, we’re not crazy about serial killers,” he continued. “In this case, we might be dealing with that story in a much more abbreviated manner…We will be done and wrapped up by the end of season 9…it’ll be, I think, around [episode] 20. It could be 21.”

(And yes, if you were wondering, Nathan confirmed we have seen the Ghost Killer on screen already.)

As BONES looks towards season 10 (a year which could possibly be its last), Nathan was unsure about whether this would be the last serial killer the show tackles.

“We might [bring one on next year], it really depends on how the season is feeling,” he said. “Any given season has its own personality. I think next year is going to be such a new landscape, that it’s too early to tell how we want to populate it with recurring villains.”

Are you excited to see how BONES wraps up the Ghost Killer storyline?


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5 Responses to “BONES: Stephen Nathan Teases the End of the Ghost Killer Arc”

  1. Lindsay D. Peterson on January 14th, 2014 8:22 pm

    The Ghost Killer is the female Gardner and if I’m wrong then it’s the sister

  2. Libby on January 14th, 2014 10:21 pm

    “The gardener,” I said as the camera spotted that sharp tool she raised in Hodgins’ direction. Chekhov’s gun.

  3. Jenn on January 16th, 2014 11:06 pm

    Ghost Killer has to be the sister, you don’t bring Lily Ruthford on to just say a few lines!

  4. Tez on January 21st, 2014 1:37 pm

    I think it has got to be Stephanie. The most famous guest star is always the murderer. Kelly Rutherford was in Gossip Girl and Scream. Eileen Grubba was in a movie called Rats… About killer rats. The actress of Erica was the girl in Beetoven’s 2nd. The other woman in that episode wasn’t in anything else.
    It could be a character from a different episode.

  5. Missy on January 23rd, 2014 3:00 am

    Yes, I cannot wait for Bones to wrap up its Ghost serial killer arc — to see if I am right about the person I suspect is the serial killer!