Remember when Zach was just a sweet, passive intern?
Before the rotating squinterns, he was lovable and kind, always there, doing a great job at the Jeffersonian.
That Zach has been gone for a while now.
When he stumbled, he fell hard. Now he's fallen so low that those that once loved him fear in him the very worst.
To quote Agent Seely Booth, "He's taken her, and he's going to kill her."
That's not the story we ever expected to play out for these characters we've considered family over the past 12 years, even if they'd come upon hard times like Zach.
Surely he wouldn't want to hurt the one person who have to him so much before he disappeared into the hell of his own mind.
At least wrong if Booth is correct. Zach wants to kill Temperance Brennan, and it's up to Booth to get his family back together.
Then again, maybe it's a ruse. Maybe Zach has captured Brennan to keep her from being killed by somebody else and it's the only way he knows to do it.
Wouldn't that be a nice twist? If the good person gone bad came back around and found himself in good graces again?
A bit of a redemption story to see us through the final season? Something tells me the Zach we see in this trailer isn't ready for redemption, though.
But it's not all bad news on the horizon. There will be good times coming for our Jeffersonian family before the series draws to a close.
We'll see the return of so many characters we've known and loved over the years.
Brennan's ex, Sully, will return, Betty White will be back as Dr. Beth Meyer and Stephen Fry will return as Booth's friend, Gordon Wyatt.
There will be a wedding, and we're hoping this one goes all out with all the trimmings.
And, of course, an "epic" serial killer to take us out with one last, whopper of a crime to solve like we've done all along.
We? Yes. We. We've been a team since we all started watching Bones 12 seasons ago, and we'll finish as part of the team, right?
Do we have any doubt Booth will find Brennan and they'll live happily ever after? I don't.
If you want to recall the early days when Zach was anything other than a beast, watch Bones online.