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Dec 10, 2015 | Articles

Still Reeling From That Bones Fall Finale Twist? TJ Thyne Speaks About the Life-Changing Future for Hodgins

by Marisa Hoffman

Spoiler alert! Do not read this post unless you’ve seen the two-part Bones fall finale!

TJ Thyne, who plays Jack Hodgins, has been a part of Bones since the very first episode, but he’s about to take on one of his biggest challenges on the series: being paralyzed.

The twist was originally supposed to play out in the season’s opening hour, but circumstances led to the show swapping episodes at the last moment. But Thyne was briefed by the Fox drama’s new showrunners, Michael Peterson and Jonathan Collier, over the summer. “I was stoked,” Thyne recalls.

The only problem? He had to keep the storyline from his co-stars.

Bones Season 11 - TJ Thyne

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“It was hard to keep it from them, but I kept it from them, as much as I could,” Thyne laughs. “We’re all so close, there were some rumblings between me and Tamara [Taylor] and Michaela [Conlin]. I’d be like, ‘Maybe something is going to happen.’ But they eventually found out, and we talked about it, together.”

“The Doom in the Boom,” the second half of the Bones fall finale, ended with Hodgins’s loved ones getting the news of his paralysis, but Hodgins himself didn’t find out in the hour. When the show returns, it’ll have moved forward about two months.

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Bones Season 11 scene with Arastoo, Brennan, Cam and Angela

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