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Bones Spoilers for Season Six: Big Changes, Time Jump Ahead!

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Last month, the Bones cast said major changes were ahead on the show's fifth season finale.

They were't kidding. (Warning: stop reading right now if "The Beginning in the End" is sitting unwatched on your DVR...)

On this week's shocking episode, Brennan left for a year-long research project in the Maluku Islands; Booth headed off to Afghanistan; Angela and Hodgins jetted to Paris. The whole gang split up - and while we'll be seeing them again in September, producer Stephan Nathan says some major time will have gone by in their lives.

“The start of the season will have Booth and Brennan meeting [12 months later] at the coffee cart, and the series will start again... though on very different footing,” he told EW.com. “There will be big changes.”

Choices, Choices

Such as (gulp!) new relationships for Booth and/or Brennan? These two will meet up again, but "perhaps not alone," Nathan teased. He added:

“There’s a potential for a new recurring character or two next season.”

After multiple seasons, the producer said: “Our intention was to really shake things up, so that we don’t just come back with the same dynamic.”

Mission very much accomplished! What did you think of these developments? Are you worried about the show? Or, to cite one of last night's Bones quotes, are you taking the attitude "here's to change?"

Matt Richenthal is the Editor in Chief of TV Fanatic. Follow him on Twitter and on Google+.

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    I have watch relationship pictures a lot. Writers are always making the initial beginning a fighting thing. Will our children think that is how it works? Good relationships do have their moments but consider this. Society has taught men and women to bond with sex or love making. There is a difference. So each time some body touches your life in a soul way we have learned that sex brings it to closure. Can you think of some others wonderful ways to bring it to closure which lead to intimacy? I had an relationship like booth and brennan , It was exhausting!!!!!
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    i luv bones,i ve bin with the series since the first season,i bliv the writer knws wat he's doing.booth and brennan getting 2geda is nt such a bad idea but i think it should be in the last season and pple remember u are not suppose to fall in luv with ur partner dats wat they say in the FBI and if they dnt end up 2geda fine i wud still love bones nyway,i luv the way they solve their cases and the suspense is wow.

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    I want Zack back!!!!! PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE!! I think we all miss him. :( Now whose with me?!?!?

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    i really want booth and breanen together. i just watched a eposide and i just couldent stay on my feet im really looking forward to the six season!!!!!!!!!!:)

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    I think that the show is in a bit of a pickle. I mean, if they don't get booth and bones together soon, they will probably lose viewers. But if they do get them together, the tension will be gone, and it may become....can't believe I'm saying this...become boring. The only way I can see this being a win for Bones is if at the end of this season, they get together, and then they have one last season, the 7th, to explore their relationship, and point the fans in the direction of where it's going, and then ending the show. But I'm not gonna lie. I would love if they got together at the end of the season and then they have at least 10 seasons! I want that to happen. It could work that they break up in one of the seasons and then they realize what big mistakes they made in the few final episodes. I could see them referencing back to booth going to war and bones going off to the islands, at the last season, one them leaving and one of them stopping them!!! Oh the possibilities!!!!!

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    I have been watching Bones since day 1 always waiting for B&B to get together. But now I'm not sure if I want to watch the disappointment of Booth being with a new girlfriend. The thing is It's made me hate this new character and It cant be just a new girlfriend Its some one he loves have you noticed they use that all through show not just once but several times he says he loves her almost like he is trying to convince himself that. If they have good writters they can make B & B a couple without losing intrest from the viewers.

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    I feel torn. I really want to see them together and yet fear that, when they do, the thrill will be over.
    However, with smart writing and a clever story line a good show can be achieved.
    If they get together it doesnt have to be peachy pink and perfect.
    There are always interesting aspects of a new kind of relationship to explore.
    They can be happy and yet be adjusting to each other as lovers.
    They can feel weird as lovers and yet grow together and make it work.
    I seriously DO NOT like Booth with other women. The chemistry he shares with Brennan is amazing and was crafted so well that its hard to overcome. Therefore I think that any other woman that is brought in, no matter how pretty, smart and sexy, it wont be Bones...and we are going to hate her.
    I am hesitating every time the show comes on. I really dont like to feel disappointed with the new episodes...and that is how I have been feeling lately.
    I feel the writers are not building towards anything here....they basically destructed what they had already achieved during the first 5 seasons and are staring down at the pieces with no goal in mind and no intention to rebuild...

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    you guys in television have yet to learn that the show isnt done for your benefit it is done to help people forget about there day to day crap. So if you looked at your average viewer Of what is now a successful show the overwhelming majority want Booth and Brennan to be together. It also opens up plot lines on getting their relationship around the FBI. You guys write this like its for your amusement but just reading the people here as well as all the people that watch the line is very small between success and failure. I wont watch forever as you guys amuse yourself with a lack of sense. you could have a winner be a loser if people get fed up!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    :) My gosh,
    I can't choose whether or not I want them to get together already. When they do, I'll be so esctatic, but it'll change their whole relationship and the series won't have such a big draw anymore. Still, I'll love it either way.

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    I have been watching Bones from episode one, It is one of my favourite series. I like most of the characters and, of course, I am also interested in their storylines but, no doubt, IMHO, the major assest of the series is B&B relationship.
    the writers are now facing a definite turning point: the way they will develop the relatiionship will be significant for the show from now on, if they take them farther and further apart by introducing "significant others" an important percentage of the audience may get disspointed and fed up with waiting and they could stop watching it. on the other hand it they finally become a couple, it could also spoil the show- jump the shark-

    I hope the introduction of new love interests will be the way to shake things up, to make them realise they really belong to each other, if their relationship dies down, so will the share of audience.




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