A cliffhanger ending
Deschanel: “There’s a big cliffhanger. There’s a lot going on for Booth and for Brennan … There’s a huge thing that happens at the end of this episode that, you know, we’re not going to tell you about right now. But it changes everything for awhile. Not only Booth and Brennan, between them, but also between kind of everything, Booth’s job, possibly Brennan’s job … I mean, everything!”
Boreanaz: “Things will change for the good and there will be also things that they’ll have to adjust to. I keep saying adjusting because it’s definitely going to be different.”
Conspiracies and twists at the FBI
Boreanaz: “There is a lot of destructive force that could come upon us. And we find out that there’s more to it than what meets the eye. They’ve been kind of working underground for a while — whether that’s through conspiracy theories or just, you know, stuff that they’ve been hiding in the FBI or through the Jeffersonian. But it all kind of comes to a head and it’s pretty detrimental at the end.”
Brennan’s newest squintern, Jessica Watten (Laura Spencer)
Deschanel: “Brennan thinks that the new squintern is very good at her job — except she does not care for the way she guesses about things and makes assumptions … So she’s kind of an intuitive person. Even though she’s very smart, her intuition probably comes from experience. But she throws things out and in the episode coming up she’s like, “I’m just getting a vibe that this is an athlete” and then we find evidence that he was an athlete.
“She really rubs Sweets the wrong way, but then that attention might turn to in a romantic way. She certainly kind of has her, has some interest in Sweets.”
The case of the week
Boreanaz: “As far as the case is concerned, I know they’ll be investigating one [person], possibly FBI in his position, and what it means to the other people that are around him. I know that that’s definitely going to be investigated as well as, you know, solving what happened to this particular body that we found, which is pretty grotesque.”
Deschanel: “I’ll just add that this is kind of an unusual investigation because the dead body has something to do with the whole story — there was a connection between Wesley Foster, who’s the dead person. Booth gets a phone gets a phone call from him, kind of a mysterious phone call from someone he doesn’t know, who says he wants to talk to him about the McNamaras, who were the people related to the ghost killer case.
“Booth gets a call from this guy who’s a conspiracy blogger and the next thing we know this guy is burned to death in his trailer. So very suspicious circumstances — and it leads us to think that there might be people involved with this at the FBI. It leads to lots of things and is connected to the whole story of the episode.”
The “Bones” Season 9 finale, “The Recluse in the Recliner,” airs Monday, May 19 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on FOX.