How Bones' Finale Will End, According To The Showrunner

All the Bones fans are, no doubt, looking forward to the Season 11 finale that airs this Thursday. Some big stuff has been happening around the Jeffersonian this year and we all hope that we'll get some answers this week. Now, thanks to co-showrunner Jonathan Collier, we know a little bit of what we can expect from the end of the season.

It will be a cliffhanger. A key character is threatened. We're promising everyone an incredibly surprising twist that will really reward our long-term fans.

Well, obviously there will be a cliffhanger, Jonathan Collier. No self-respecting, creepy crawly, investigative, serial killer-heavy show like Bones is going to end a season without at least one good, old-fashioned ohmygodwhatjusthappened! moment. Collier spoke with Entertainment Weekly about what will be coming up in the finale, and revealed that not only will "a key character" be threatened in the season ender, but there will also be a big, "surprising" twist which will serve long time fans well. This all sounds like awesome finale stuff, doesn't it?

At the end of Season 10, Booth and Brennan had both quit their jobs with the FBI and the Jeffersonian, and when Season 11 started they'd been gone from their respective former careers for six months. As with many people who are what they do, though, each decided to rejoin their professions. While they were absent, though, a new serial killer hits whose talents seem to bear a striking resemblance to the ones Brennan has, with the killer being adept at seeing fully formed people where nothing but bones can be seen. Oh, yeah, the killer is also known as the Puppeteer, because of his or her propensity for using dead bodies as marionettes. So, ick. Clearly this person needs to be stopped.

With Brennan, especially, feeling guilty over not being at work when the killer last appeared, she would be a prime key character to be threatened by the Puppeteer. And, of course, if Brennan is your target, a good way to wound her mentally would be to physically threaten Booth's life (and vice versa, obviously). Anyone could be in trouble here; and since Jonathan Collier promised us a few days ago that the killer's reveal will somehow deal with the history of the show, we could be dealing with a whole host of killers, FBI agents, suspects, maybe even former Jeffersonian workers who are targeting our favorite crime solving team.

OK, so now everyone is totally a suspect for Puppeteer-hood, am I right? Anyone over the past 11 seasons who seemed to be a little too odd to be completely harmless is now on the potential-serial-killer radar of every Bones fan. The possibilities really are endless, and now I'm killing myself with the unending list of choices. I guess we'll all just have to wait until Thursday, when we finally get to meet the Puppeteer on Bones' sure-to-be-disturbing Season 11 finale.

Adrienne Jones
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Covering The Witcher, Outlander, Virgin River, Sweet Magnolias and a slew of other streaming shows, Adrienne Jones is a Senior Content Producer at CinemaBlend, and started in the fall of 2015. In addition to writing and editing stories on a variety of different topics, she also spends her work days trying to find new ways to write about the many romantic entanglements that fictional characters find themselves in on TV shows. She graduated from Mizzou with a degree in Photojournalism.