Fox's Bones will really be exploring the process of Hodgins (T.J. Thyne) dealing with his paralysis.
Hodgins suffered damage after the explosion at the crime scene in the midseason finale, resulting in paralysis from the waist down. While the series is expected to pick up about two months after the events of the midseason finale, don't expect this storyline to be brushed under the rug.
Michaela Conlin, who plays Hodgins' wife Angela on Bones, spoke with TVLine about how the show is tackling the storyline.
She said there is "a lot of angst" for both Angela and Hodgins as they deal with his paralysis, adding, "There are different stages of adapting to a tragedy like this, and right now we're in the stage of Hodgins giving up a little bit."
Conlin praised the show's writers for really delving into the aftermath of such a horrific event.
"[The writers] are really honoring those depths, which we're really grateful for." Conlin said, adding she's happy to see "Angela fighting for" Hodgins, since "she always sort of has one foot out the door. But now she's like, 'I'm all in with you, I want this to work.'"
Bones is expected to return for the second half of season 11 in the spring, though Fox has yet to make an official premiere date announcement. It also remains to be seen if it will retain its regular time-slot of Thursdays at 8/7c, considering Fox is notorious for moving the show to pretty much every day of the week through the years.