TVGuide.com: Between Bones and House, Fox was really out to shake up its viewers this Monday night, eh?
Boy, that's for sure! Don't you think? Good lord!
TVGuide.com: In assessing the Zack reveal, many of our readers are tossing around words such as "unforgivable," "manipulative," "cop-out," "illogical"....
[Laughs] The first thing you do, of course, is be delighted they are tossing any words around. They're responding, which is what you want. The really bad response would have been silence.
TVGuide.com: Right. As one reader noted, "what good TV does" is get people talking.
And we certainly did that. There are a bunch of reasons why we did what we did, the most important being that we're going into our fourth season and you want an audience to know that you're not "in a box," that anything can happen. Even though we're half a comedy, you don't want an audience settling in and getting blasé. We knew pre-strike even there would be changes at Bones.
TVGuide.com: Some have speculated that the strike-shortened season chipped away at what could have been a better build-up to the Gormogon arc, laying the foundation for Zack's motivation — such as post-traumatic stress.
That's very good, yes. Initially the plan — and things go through so many iterations — was that we would find that Zack was either the apprentice to the Gormogon, or that he was approached by the Gormogon, rebuffed the offer, and then was killed. Any number of scenarios were explored. But coming back from the strike, we only had two episodes to set things up, and this presented the maximum bang for our buck — "Let's shock everyone" — and that seems to have worked to an extent. I am delighted for our show, and for Eric Millegan, that some people are furious.
TVGuide.com: Eric told us that an "I'm sorry" from Zack was left on the editing room floor.
That's right. The "I'm sorry" on top of the big fat tear was gilding the lily. God bless Eric, he squeezed out a huge tear, in character. Zack is somewhat distanced from his emotions, so it was as though the interior part of him was sorry but his intellect didn't know it. When he said, "I'm sorry" after that, it was a repetitive beat. Plus, he's such a sympathetic character — unlike Brennan, who can be colder — everyone assumes he's sorry anyway.
TVGuide.com: Did you consider making anyone else the Gormogon's apprentice?
Oh, hell yes. And we certainly did everything we could to throw suspicion on everyone we could.
TVGuide.com: The Bones cast and crew is still at work, right?
Yes. It was the oddest thing — as soon as we got back, we shot two episodes to end Season 3. Then we shot another four episodes, but they won't air until after the season opener we're shooting in London in the latter half of June.
TVGuide.com: Is the London episode a stand-alone?
Yes. Booth and Brennan go off to solve a crime in London. It's a big, two-hour [season premiere].
TVGuide.com: Let me guess — they have wacky run-ins with the Bobbies.
[Laughs] That's exactly correct. And funny English people.
TVGuide.com: Anything else you want to say about the finale and Eric's status with the show moving forward?
Eric was a consummate pro about it, and he hated keeping it a secret. He was really worried that his fans would turn against him. But we have not seen the last of him. He won't be in every episode, but Zack has certain talents we can use in a "Hannibal Lecter" kind of way. We can go visit him and he can look at stuff. If my voice sounds light right now, it's because the decision was not made lightly. But we've got to do what we've got to do.
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So we just watched it, finally. And yes,we admit it. We cried at the end. And then cried some more when we realised that the season was over.
First of all, what a fabulous ending to the series. Us, being the spoiler freaks that we are, stayed up last night to find out what happened, and were totally freaked out by all the negative comments from fans. It wasn't that bad - sure, at times it was a little out of character, but whatever. It was good.
But Zach, the Apprentice?? Come on!!! They like, totally lied to us!!! What happened to, it's not Zack. It like, totally was!!! Or Am I just dreaming all of this!
The Funeral at the beginning was rather amusing. It had us in fits of laughter for quite a while - especially the look on Temperance's face when she realised it was Booth. That Smack was rather impressive as well. Bath scene = pure genius. I would so not have been able to not look down if I was in that situation, but you know that's just me. She so loves him. He so loves her. :)
Hodgins-Angela scenes were very sweet. I can't believe that Sweets suspected Hodgins! I was more suspicious of Cam, to be honest. Even though I knew it was Zach. Still hasn't (and won't for a long, long time!) sunk in yet.
The ending was, as I said before, a tearjerker. Oh, My, Goodness. How sad could they make it? They could have given us a little Brooth Kiss or something, to cheer us up. Oh well. They looked pretty cosy to me.
Right, We're off now, to rewatch every episode from the beginning, and sketch more fanpictures of Booth and Brennan.
Oh, and Check out Hollie's (Main Writer, and Editor's) Fanfiction Account. New Stuff just been updated. :)
The Bones Rumours Team.
TVGuide.com: OK, so I have to say this out loud. Zack is the Gormogon apprentice.
TVGuide.com: I'm still cringing. How far in advance did you know about it?
Millegan: Two months ago. They met with me and told me and I was like, "What? Zack eats people?" And they told me that I don't eat people, I kill them — I never reached the eating stage. And I was like, "Oh, My god." But I was kind of excited because I knew it was going to be an exciting send-off.
TVGuide.com: So you're leaving the show?
Millegan: Yeah. But they said, "You know, you're not going to get killed, so we'll still have the option of bringing you back." It was shocking, and I just had to follow it and know that this is what's happening. Zack ends up carted away to a psychiatric facility, but there is the possibility that the others may come visit me.
TVGuide.com: So we might see you next season then?
Millegan: Well, I'm not a series regular anymore, but it's possible that I'll be back from time to time. I can't say much more than that, unfortunately.
TVGuide.com: Was this all written for you because you wanted to leave the show, or are you simply following the fate of your character?
Millegan: Oh, I'm following the fate of my character. It wasn't my choice — it was a creative decision to shake things up and make a good season finale.
TVGuide.com: So you only found out you were the apprentice after the strike?
Millegan: That's right. About a couple weeks before we resumed shooting.
TVGuide.com: Were there more Zack storylines that would have been pursued, had there not been a strike?
Millegan: Yes. As you know, at the end of Season 2, I went off to Iraq. They wanted to address it all in Season 3, but because of the strike they never got to it.
TVGuide.com: I was wondering when the show was going to address Zack's post-traumatic stress. I kept waiting to see how he was going to deal with it.
Millegan: Yeah, I'm sad that we never got to go there.
TVGuide.com: When you first heard about the Gormogon storyline, who did you think the culprit might end up being?
Millegan: You know, I didn't think about it. People on the board started saying they thought it was Sweets, the psychiatrist. But that didn't even dawn on me. And it never dawned on me that it might be one of us, either.
TVGuide.com: When did the rest of the cast know that it was going to be you?
Millegan: Not until I knew. After they told me, they told everyone else.
TVGuide.com: Was it hard to keep it a secret form the rest of the world?
Millegan: Yes. But it's my job to keep it a secret. And one thing that was hard was that Mike Ausiello did an interview with me at TV Guide's Sexiest Stars party, and he asked if I was leaving the show. I said no, and I didn't say I was leaving because I wasn't allowed to. But then everybody on the message boards ran with that, saying, "Nobody's leaving the show!" And I just thought, "Oh no, people are going to be mad at me when they find out."
TVGuide.com: The actor who plays the master Gormogon, we haven't seen him on the show before, right?
TVGuide.com: So was it strange playing Zack as a bad guy?
Millegan: He's not so much a bad guy. He's more a victim of brainwashing. It's Zack's intelligence that got in the way, because Gormogon rationalized [his cause] with him.
TVGuide.com: Do you think by the end of the episode, Zack really understood how he'd been used by the Gormogon master?
Millegan: Yeah, I think it really hit him hard. And actually, there was a moment that was cut out of the episode of Zack saying he's sorry right after he explains how to catch Gormogon. Just an "I'm sorry." I saw the cut, and realized they'd cut that out and was like, "No! Zack has to say he's sorry!"
TVGuide.com: What have you've enjoyed most about working on this show?
Millegan: Working with the people. David [Boreanaz], Emily [Deschanel], T.J.[Thyne], Michaela[Conlin] and Tamara [Taylor] have been just wonderful to work with, and we really bonded very closely. Emily and I are even going to be singing "I Got You Babe" together at an AIDS benefit in August. So I'm still going to be bonded to them.
TVGuide.com: I think fans are going to feel like there's an important chunk of the family missing.
Millegan: I hope so. I hope people miss me.
Just a little message to say how excited the gang and I are about Tomorrows Episode!!! Finally, everything we want to know is gonna be revealed. :)
Oh, Eric Millegan? Hasn't signed on for Season Four. Is He Gormagon?? Nah, I don't think so.
Our Guess, before the big date: Either Russ, Or Sully. My Money's On Sully, Personally.
Thanks for reading, and happy watching.
The Bones Rumours Team
Well, it's safe to say that I'm obsessed with Gormagon conspiracy theories (Hey, maybe I'm turning into Hodgins!) . So you know that tapestry thing, that they found in the vault. Lets have a wee look at those tarot-card-things.
First, we'll have a look at the guys killed by the Gormagon, and put them with their corrosponding tarot card. Maybe we can figure out who's going to die next, or at least, what their purpose might be.
Gavin Nichols, a violinist. His little finger, essential for his art, was added to the silver skeleton, and he corresponds to the Musician tarot card on the Gormogon's schematic.
Father Douglas Cooper, a bishop. His kneecaps, essential in prayer, were added (by Brennan) to the silver skeleton, and he corresponds to the Bishop tarot card on the Gormogon's schematic.
Mr. Porter, a lobbyist. It is not known which body part the Gormogon will deem significant, although it seems likely it would be the jaw or another skeletal component associated with speech, given his profession. He corresponds to the Corruptor tarot card on the Gormogon's schematic.
So there we have the three people who have been killed by the Gormagon (so far). So... If we look at the Major Arcana decks, there aren't any cards which corrospond with the victims, from what I can pick out.
The Magician or Juggler
The High Priestess or Popess.
The Hierophant or Pope
Wheel of Fortune
The Hanged Man
Nu-uh. No matches. So, unless I'm mistaken, he's designed his own 'deck'. I'm going to rewatch 'The Knight in the Grid' and write down all of the cards I can see - and match - and go from there. But until then, Adieu.
Note: So we watched Baby in the Bough - Didn't you all just love it??? Especially when he said OUR boy. We were all like, awww. He so wants her. It's just too darn obvious.
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Awesome picture. He looks in Looove. :)
Hands up who thinks Zach should be king of the lab? *Puts up hand*
That looks Amazing.
Wow, he even looks cute when he's gobsmacked.
Always the matchmaker, Eh, Caroline?
He's a cute kid!
Dun Dun Dun...
This picture makes me laugh!
And this one makes me 'Squee!'
Looking a little bit bashful there.
You're not fooling anyone Booth. We know you love her. :)
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Booth Looking Very Tasty.
Is it just me or does he look EVIL?
*cough* Bitch *cough*
:) Love this picture.
And this. :)
Zach looks sooo Adorable here.
And here as well. King of the Lab, ftw.
It was Zach. :)
This is fab.
Final scene, and one of my faves. :)
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The Gormogons were an anti-Masonic order of the 18th century. They are mentioned in scattered writings of the era, and accusations of association with them may have been used as a political weapon, as the very existence of the order involved a rejection of Masonic ideas. However, only the name has any relevance on the show, as Hodgins borrows it to refer to the killer for his dual reverence for and apparent dislike of secret societies and fraternal orders, including the Knights of Columbus. Hodgins' and Sweets' understanding of typical practices among orders, such as the master-apprentice relationship, ritualistic meals, and sacred geography inform the ongoing investigation of the murders. The killer's obsession with body parts parallels real-world serial killers' tendency to engage in necrophiliac and cannibalistic behaviors.
Throughout the three seasons of Bones, we have been introduced to tens of - if not hundreds of - characters. In this entry, we'll go into depth about every single character, and whether or not they're capable of being Gormagon, or whether they're associated in any way with him...
Dr. Temperance Brennan
Come on, like she'd be Gormagon. For starters, she's the main character, and when she's not working (which she always is) she's either writing books (which is working...) or else arguing/flirting with Booth. She doesn't have the time to go around murdering people and then eating their flesh AND then steals part of their bones to complete a full skeleton. And also, if she was Gormagon, why would she mail kneecaps to herself?? I know she isn't Gormagon, but I'm covering every single character in turn. You know, to be able to provide evidence when I finally convince myself (and hopefully whoever's reading this) that I'm right, and Gormagon is who I suspect it is. :)
Special Agent Seeley Booth
Again, not Gormagon. He's just too busy sending bad guys to prison and trying not to let Brennan know that he's in love with her to eat people for the fun of it. And besides, he's way too hot to be even considered. That face, Evil? I don't think so!!
Hey, she might be. But I seriously doubt it. She just seems to be way too nicey-nicey lovey-dovey to have murdering as her favourite hobby. Also, I'm fairly sure that she can't run as fast as the Gormagon guy did in 'The Knight in the Grid' - you know, where he/she was running away from Booth. She never seems to be seen in anything other than heels. So, that's a definate no.
Right, now it's getting interesting. Our Bug and Slime guy got something to hide??? Hmm, lets find out. So he seems to have an obsession with conspiracies, which we knew from the beginning. He knows an awful lot about the Gormagon (I mean, I'm not stupid. I have an IQ of 154, and I had never even heard of them before Bones brought it in. Like he knows that much just off reading about them. Jeez.) which seems a little bit suspicious. Maybe we'll have more to go off in the next couple of episodes.
Nuh-uh. No Way. Absolutely not. What I want to know is why everybody's convinced that poor, innocent Zach (who, incidentally, gets BLOWN UP in the season finale. Would he blow himself up? I think not.) is Gormagon? Come on!! So sure. He found that eye-thingymajjig but that doesn't mean he's bad. He's just very observant. And that trick with the mirrors? Come on, he's a genius!! Of course he thought to do that!! Leave the poor guy alone already! But, it is possible....
Anyone else wish it was her??? :( Such a shame it's totally illogical and irrational... :(
Dr Lance Sweets
Now we're getting somewhere!! He seems to know a lot about Gormagon. Just a fascination, do I hear you say?? Maybe. But I honestly doubt it. I think there's more than meets the eye about our doctor. I'm keeping him in for the time being...
Dr Daniel Goodman
Don't really see this, to be honest. I mean, he's a father to twin daughters. Why would he go around killing people? And isn't he a little old? I mean, Gormagon must be fairly young (about 20-30?). But wait. He's taking a 'sabbatical.'
Wikipedia says: A sabbatical (from Greek sabbatikos) is a prolonged hiatus, typically one year, in the career of an individual taken in order to fulfill some goal, e.g., writing a book or traveling extensively for research.
Say he is taking 'one year' out, then he'll be back in this season, right? As in, the season they find out who Gormagon is... But of course, he might not come back this season... Maybe.
So far we have still possible: Zach, Hodgins, Goodman and Sweets.
Right, the characters we don't know all that well, but are still on the show enough to know a lot about them. Here we go:
Matthew Brennan/Max Keenan
Come on, he's way too old. And he's already a murderer, so I doubt he eats people too. Not to mention he's in prison, and it's impossible. Could you ever see him riding a motorcycle? I didn't think so. Unless he escaped from prison, threw a bone-filled bomb at B/B and then got chased by Booth and returned to prison unnoticed, I think we can safely rule him out.
Russ Brennan/Kyle Keenan
Now I think that Russ could be considered as an actual suspect. He left Brennan as a teenager and went god-knows-where. He could have easily gone and signed up for a cult where their main task is to kill and then devour their victims, could it not, whilst keeping his identity a secret by playing the role of loving step-father and boyfriend? Yep, he could. He seems like a sneaky kind of guy, in my opinion. Oh, and if he was Gormagon - Wouldn't it just kill Brennan? The Bones writers are smart. It wouldn't surprise me if they have a few tricks up their sleeves. One to keep an eye on at least.
No, I don't think so.
Oh come on. He's four years old. Definately not.
Nah, don't think so. He's bald, for a start, and the Gormagon has a full head of hair. And he's way too old. And he's in mourning. He wouldn't go and kill someone after his daughter was 'killed'.
He's dead. So unless he didn't actually die, we can rule him out.
Anyone who wants Booth and Brennan to kiss is fine with me. I doubt it's Caroline. For starters she's a little... ahem... Larger... than the person who we saw on the motorbike. So another no??
Nah, he's just obsessed with Brennan. I doubt he eats people in his spare time. And besides, he looooves her. He wouldn't freak her out and send her kneecaps, would he?
Oh, please!! Let it be him!!! Then Booth might kill him, and we'll be free from all that Sully/Brennan crap. Ugh, I hate him, and to be honest, I could see him as a mass murderer. Yep, he's still in.
Gordon Gordon is too old. And besides he's 'so English'. :) Nope, he's out.
Righteo. So we've eliminated a fair few of the characters. Still in: Zach, Hodgins, Goodman, Sweets, Russ, and Sully.
The Murderers and Suspects will take up a lot of time, so I'll just like, cut them out. Most of them are either dead, or in prison anyways.
I'll end this here, but I'll definately come back to it. Right now I have some research to do on Tarot Cards. :)
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