The BONES Cast on the Scenes They Wish They Were in, the Mistake that Made it to Air - Give Me My Remote : Give Me My Remote

The BONES Cast on the Scenes They Wish They Were in, the Mistake that Made it to Air

August 22, 2020 by  

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Over the course of nearly 250 episodes, the BONES cast got to do a lot of things, but during the recent GalaxyCon panel, they acknowledged there was one scene they wish they could have been a part of.

“I got an answer for you we’d all probably agree to: I wish I was in the scene where Sweets got taken out, because then we could have maybe helped him from having that happen,” TJ Thyne (Hodgins) said. (In the season 10 premiere, Sweets was attacked and only Booth and Brennan were with him when he died.)

“The scene that was after that was probably one of the most somber, achey days on our set,” Tamara Taylor (Cam) added.

While Eric Millegan (Zack) and Pej Vahdat (Arastoo) joked they wish they were a part of the years they weren’t on the show, Michael Grant Terry (Wendell) admitted he wished he had more time with them.

“I wish that we could have all gotten to work together, with Eric and with all the other squinterns,” Terry said. “Anytime I would see that Pej had an episode or Eugene [Byrd (Clark)] had an episode or Carla [Gallo (Daisy)], I always wished that we could be a part of that episode with you guys.”

But their close real-life friendship may have led to them not working together too frequently. “I think they saw how hard that was to wrangle [us together] and they’re like, we can’t be doing this s–t,” Vahdat joked.

During the panel, the cast’s affection for each other was clear as they reminisced about how much they laughed together throughout the 12 years of production.

“Those first scenes after the credits were always the body on the platform,” Michaela Conlin (Angela) recalled. “So there was always all of us around it [to film]. And you pretty much knew that once we did the master coverage [to get the shot that included all of the characters], everyone’s shoulders [would start shaking from trying to not laugh].”

All these years later, there is one goof that stands out to the cast—that actually made its way on screen.

In the first season Christmas episode, “The Man in the Fallout Shelter,” the team was locked down at the Jeffersonian, when an investigation accidentally released a fungus into their work environment. The characters weren’t thrilled to miss the holiday with their family, but tried to make the best of their makeshift quarantine.

At one point, Hodgins tries to console Brennan (played by Emily Deschanel) about what everyone is losing. “Hodgins is supposed to say, ‘Goodwin doesn’t get to see his kids, Zack doesn’t get to see his family, Booth doesn’t get to see his son. And then Brennan says, ‘Wait, Booth has a son?'” Millegan recalled.

“But TJ said, ‘Goodman doesn’t get to see his family. Zack doesn’t get to see his kids. Booth doesn’t get to see his son. And Brennan [says her line]. And I said, ‘Zack has kids?!'” he continued. “The script supervisor didn’t hear, the director didn’t hear it, TJ didn’t hear it, the editors didn’t hear it, [series creator] Hart [Hanson] didn’t hear it, and it made it to air.”

The only solution? “We need to meet Zack’s kids,” Conlin joked.

Also: The BONES cast participated in panel to raise awareness and funds for charities close to their heart. Be sure to check out Mahak Children’s Hospital, Feeding America, and Downtown Women’s Center.


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2 Responses to “The BONES Cast on the Scenes They Wish They Were in, the Mistake that Made it to Air”

  1. Bonesfan47 on August 22nd, 2020 10:13 pm

    Thank you for this article on the panel today!!! It was so great to watch!!!! It was so funny too!!! With all news of bad work environments on sets that I have been hearing about lately it’s so good to hear that everyone on this show had a great time on set and that everyone was treated and treated everyone else like friends/family. I also can’t remember the last time I laughed so loud and hard. I can’t wait for the next Bones panel in September with Wizard World.

  2. Dale Best Jr on August 25th, 2020 1:00 pm

    I think it was a new and interesting concept,( when you never knew which “squintern” was going to be in next episode. I believe that’s the only show I’ve seen pull that off. But, I still think ” Sweets” should have stayed on till the end.