“Bones” is among the network shows headed down to Comic-Con, and the moderator of the panel — Los Angeles Times television critic Mary McNamara — invites fans to join in her on-stage investigation.
The cancellation of the “Bones” panel at last year’s Comic-Con International left many fans disappointed and distraught. But fear not; “Bones” is back, Friday at 1:45 p.m. in Ballroom 20, and I, lucky girl, will be moderating.
What the seventh season lacked in length (only 13 episodes ran due to star Emily Deschanel’s pregnancy), it made up for in intensity. Not only did Bones (Deschanel) and Booth (David Boreanaz) become parents (in a stable, no less), but criminal-tech genius Christopher Pelant (Andrew Leeds) managed to frame Bones for murder. Result: in the season finale, Bones and baby Bones went on the lam. Not exactly what to expect when you’re expecting.
Here’s a few things I want to know from panel members Deschanel, Boreanaz, Hart Hanson and Stephen Nathan: How long will Bones be on the lam and how is Booth going to stand it? How did you manage to avoid the consummation curse and were there big fights about the off-screen nature of the big Bones-and-Booth-finally-surrender scene? How hard is it to balance the (multiple) parenting storylines so realistically with the icky crimes? And does having infants in the vicinity affect the nature of the crimes? What was the grossest moment of this season? Where do I get Angela’s super-cool tablet? So those are some of my thoughts; what about yours? We will be taking questions from the audience, but I will also be happy to ask some of yours, and report the response, if you post them below.
— Mary McNamara
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