Bones: ‘The Bullet In The Brain’ Preview – The End Of The Gravedigger

Published 4 years ago by , Updated February 10th, 2012 at 11:44 am,

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One week after Bones returns from its winter hiatus on January 20th, David Boreanaz will be jumping back into the director’s chair for “The Bullet in the Brain” – the conclusion of the multi-season Gravedigger storyline.

The episode, which airs on January 27th, will kick-off a multi-episode arc which begins with the Gravedigger, Heather Taft, being gunned down by a unknown sniper while being transported to court. As the title suggests, the murder of the Gravedigger will be Brennan’s newest case to solve.

For a series that is known to show some of the most graphic representations of decaying human bodies on television, the filming of Gravedigger’s murder proved to be more complicated. Despite the unsettling moments that come from seeing a wonderfully created faux dead body, the filming of a sniper death scene has to he handled more delicately.

As David Boreanaz acknowledges:

“This one was challenging in terms of what you are allowed to show. You want to make this show as dynamic as possible.”

Unfortunately, the quick demise of Bones’ most prolific nemesis does not mean that the Jeffersonian team will now be safe from harm. As this pivotal episode progresses, we learn that it was elite sniper Jacob Ripkin Broadsky, played by Arnold Vosloo (The Mummy), who ended the life of the murderous Heather Taft.

*** Bones Spoilers Begin ***

Of course, no story-arc ending episode of Bones plays out with that much simplicity. Upon figuring out the identity of serial killer Jacob Ripkin Broadsky, the master marksman literally turns his sights on Booth, Brennan and the rest of the Jeffersonian crew. As things begin to heat up between our familiar team and the show’s newest serial killer, one of the beloved squinterns unfortunately becomes his next victim.

*** Bones Spoilers End ***

You can take a look at photos from the episode below:


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  1. seems a shame to just kill off the gravedigger that way would have liked her to have escaped and have one of the squints kill her after she killed one of them but i love this show so im sure it will be great

  2. I just want to know if they’ll ever bring Zach back. I’m tired of the revolving door of assistants.

    Truth be told… I’d almost forgotten about the Gravedigger. Those were some good episodes in past seasons.

    • Unfortunately, the actor that played Zach, Eric Millegan, didn’t leave the series on the best of terms.

      • @ Anthony Ocasio: That’s a shame. His single return in “The Perfect Pieces in the Purple Pond” was a great episode. It bothers me that they don’t talk about him. You’d think Hodgens would want Zach to know about the wedding and the baby. Or Sweets would mention having gone to see Zach, professionally.

      • Even though Eric Millegan may have left Bones on less than good terms,they could bring him back if they wanted to. And, Eric has even
        said in the past that he would come back if so asked.

        Incidentally, last weekend the new Bring Back Zack Addy website was
        launched — As long as I’m a web developer and
        as long as Bones is on the air, that site will remain and will be a
        memorial to the fact that no other squint holds a candle to Zack Addy
        – NONE.

  3. Gravedigger is over….I wish some new plot lines would develop. Been watching for years but as of late kind of got boring. Anyway good for Mr. B. looking to expand his horizons. He’s an ok actor and bones won’t last forever. The breadwinner of the family needs to plan for his future.

  4. I wish the writers would bring a love interst in for Bones. She deserves to be happy. Everyone on the show has someone but her. Writers please bring a character in for her. Gravedigger shows were great. Not sorry to see her get killed off if thats the plan. David B. directing good for him.

    • I really think that they’re working on bringing Booth and Bones together. While the obvious storylines show otherwise, the underlying plot elements give me that impression.

      Since it’s been hinted that Bones will end at season 8 and Hart Hanson said that he wouldn’t wait until the last minute to get Booth and Bones together, it’s a safe assumption that it’s coming soon. Perhaps in this season’s finale or the middle of next season.

    • They don’t need a “new” love interest for Bones, they need to FINALLY get Booth and Bones together in an “adult, love” relationship!! They need to bring the chemistry between these two back. It’s been dragged out for too long, Hannah needs to leave because there is no chemistry between Booth and Hannah and her character is obnoxious and annoying!

      • I agree. Hannah is totally annoying and I was hoping she would get killed off somehow. Then Booth and Bones could be together.

  5. This show can be gripping and rewarding at times and then a sudden slap in the face for viewing due to some absurd plot twists. The chemistry (not the prospect of romance) between the two leads is about the only reason to watch anymore. As for Gravedigger, she was much scarier before her identity was learned. Any word on which one of the squints is departing this time?

    • Nothing has been hinted at, but since Carla Gallo (Daisy) and Ryan Cartwright (Vincent Nigel-Murray) have both been cast in other shows, it will most likely one of those two.

      • I recall seeing Carla Gallo in a bit role on Men of a Certain Age last season. She was the first to come to mind as I read the article, too. Of course, the show’s getting to the age where regular cast members are going to want to start jumping ship for other projects, I’d think.

  6. I’ve given up on Bones. I’m not watching it anymore, this season has been horrendous. They had a chance in season 5 to change the dynamic with Bones and Booth, but they kept them apart. Bad choice.

  7. I seriously hope it’s Mr. Nigel Murray, I can’t STAND that character at all. Daisy is slightly more tolerable, but only slightly, I would like to see a return of Zach as well, but if it’s not in the cards…