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BONES Season 11 Premiere: ‘The Loyalty in the Lie’ You Ask, I Answer

September 18, 2015 by  

Credit: Patrick McElhenney/FOX

Credit: Patrick McElhenney/FOX

When BONES returns for its 11th season premiere, a key member of the team promptly goes missing: after a normal morning with his family, Booth vanishes.

Unfortunately, the circumstances around his disappearance are questionable, at best, and it takes the Jeffersonian discovering a bit of truly disturbing evidence for anyone to find out how dangerous things have gotten.

It’s a tough blow for his family and friends, since Booth and Brennan left their jobs at the end of season 10 for a fresh start and he should have been out of danger.

So what went down? I had the chance to screen the season premiere, “The Loyalty in the Lie,” and was able to answer a few of your questions/give a few teases of my own…

[C]an you tell us baby boy [B]ooth’s name? – ‏@jordanjoelle1 via Twitter

I’m sure it’s out there at this point, but I don’t feel comfortable ruining that reveal for those who don’t know. There are some things that can be teased; this feels like it’s either silence or flat-out ruining it. Apologies if that’s disappointing!

[A]re we seeing any of the extended family this season? Brothers? Parker? Grandparents? Daisy’s baby? Michael Vincent? – ‏@Dani0307 via Twitter

Uh, on a show like BONES, sometimes it’s best if loved ones stay far away from this world. It’s safer when they’re not looped into the storylines. (But, yes, you’ll see some non-core characters relatively early into the season.)

Is Jared Booth’s wife Padm[e]’s return to Bones a red herring in the ep or a key part? Thanks – @DelectableDavid via Twitter

She’s a key part. And it’s been a very long time since we’ve seen Padme, so we get insight into what’s gone down in her life (and the latest on her relationship with Jared).

Is Brennan in on whatever Booth is working on? Does she have a clue why he could go missing? – ‏@susanmeeuwesen via Twitter

She is not; when Booth goes missing, Brennan is baffled, because his new assignment was supposed to keep him out of the field. And, unfortunately for Brennan, throughout the investigation, she discovers he’s kept a few key things from her.

And a few teases…

  • Kim Raver works so well on BONES. Given the nature of her character, I’m not sure how often she could plausibly pop up, but I hope they find a way to bring her back beyond this arc.
  • I’m also very curious to see how fans react to Raver’s Agent Miller, since — as BONES’ Tamara Taylor previewed — there’s a bit of tension between her and the rest of the team. It doesn’t help matters that Miller is suspicious of Booth’s disappearance, but her reasons for doubting him appear valid. (BONES fans, naturally, know Booth and know what he is/isn’t capable of. But Miller doesn’t have that history with him.)
  • There’s a flashback sequence in the premiere that is just incredible. Not to oversell it, but it’s emotional in a way that I was completely unprepared for.
  • Hodgins may be King of the Lab, but he’s also King of Walking in at the Very Wrong Moment.
  • Though Booth is missing for the majority of the hour, we do get a few (brief) glimpses of what’s going on with him.

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4 Responses to “BONES Season 11 Premiere: ‘The Loyalty in the Lie’ You Ask, I Answer”

  1. Sme012 on September 18th, 2015 3:52 pm

    Thanks for answering my question (@susanmeeuwesen). Because of your answer I have more questions. How will it effect B&B’s relationship? I would think Booth wouldn’t keep something from Brennan after the gambling relapse. But I’m positive they will be fine. Thanks for your teasers. I’m so excited and can’t wait to watch the episode.

  2. Fiona on September 19th, 2015 1:23 am

    I know the writers had to scramble to come up with a new storyline to accomodate David Boreanaz’s absence from the first two episodes, but I really wish they had gone with something other than Booth lying to Brennan again. If my husband lied to my face about gambling, as Booth did, and then lied about whatever is going on here, it would introduce a real problem in our relationship. This is a troubling turn for B&B and I hope Brennan can get past this. It’s particularly unfortunate given the new baby and all. Sigh.

    I’ve seen a couple of references to the “flashback sequence in the premiere that is just incredible”… I hope it’s something good…:)

    As for Hodgins being the King of Walking in at the Very Wrong Moment…he already robbed us of seeing Brennan tell Angela what when down the night Vincent was killed…what did he ruin this time???

  3. anon on September 19th, 2015 5:22 am

    If it is work related then Brennan is not entitled or infact allowed to be told information regarding the FBI cases or senstive work as she is no longer employed by the FBI as a freelance employee

    If it is personal, say to save Jared’s life, then Brennan should recall how she lied to Booth’s face and kept secrets from Booth when she plotted to run off with their new baby in S7 all behind his back. Booth was completely in the dark.

    We all do things to protect our family & loved ones, sometimes at the expense of truth & others feelings.

  4. Cmj on October 2nd, 2015 9:31 pm

    My other favorite show is Castle and its the exact same premise. I’m trying to give them a pass due to Boreanaz’s illness. I hope it gets better when they can get back on track with how they intended the season to be.