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May. 20th, 2008

Thoughts on the Bones Season 3

Now Bones is a show I just watch for entertainment, thus I`m not that invested in characters or knowledgeable about behind-the-scenes, so question the first, did the actor for Zack want to leave? Usually the case when something like this happens.

I did read a spoiler a while ago that stated one of the lab would be Gormogon`s apprentice and demographic-wise the only ones fitting were Sweets and Zack, everyone else is either the wrong gender or too old for what we have seen of the apprentice so far. So I figured Sweets, I mean he was obvious as hell as a newly introduced, cute-ish character and it wouldn`t have been a big reveal but neither has been Quentin Costa on Nip/Tuck being the serial rapist and yet he still was.

So yeah, my money was on Sweets - and I do like Sweets very much - simply for the time-honored reason that main cast is rather sacrosanct, unless an actor wants to leave. Or was this a case of "writing for that character is so hard" where an actor is left, so to speak? An Atlantis-Ford?

The other reason I dismissed Zack was that he was shown to have a large family, so not so much widow`s son. And Gormogon seemed very strict with the rules on that.

Thus, its not so much that I don`t buy it from the character, for all his ultra-logic, he is naive enough in the world to be swayed to some wacky ultra-logic but story-wise it doesn`t make lots of sense and it seems like a good deal of retconning involved. At the very least I won`t buy that Zack`s sudden "enlightenment" would have gone unnoticed by anybody or would have been so unnoticeable in the first place.

Whole thing feels pretty odd.

Comments

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specialagentldy
May. 21st, 2008 01:30 am (UTC)
GRRRRR
OMG I couldn't agree more. I am invested in the characters and I was SOOOO mad. Now supposedly Zack actually isn't leaving the show he's just going to be in jail next season., Which is stupid also. I thought it was out of character in the sense that they showed him for three years and it's not in him to KILL someone. The whole thing pissed me off beyond belief. I was WAY more upset by this finale then Supernatural's. :-P

Stupid writers!!
astri13
May. 21st, 2008 03:05 pm (UTC)
Re: GRRRRR
Now supposedly Zack actually isn't leaving the show he's just going to be in jail next season.,

Huh? And then they`ll visit him and bring him socks like Bones`dad or something? That would be extremely weird.

I thought it was out of character in the sense that they showed him for three years and it's not in him to KILL someone.

I was torn on the issue. They never did develop the character and show his inner workings as much as they could have. And to some degree I bought his reasoning in the hospital scene where he logically explained why`s the what. So evidence-tampering and the likes, I could see him do in the names of logic.

Stabbing someone in the heart? Believing that "the master" is everything? Very much less so. To put an idea or rather an ideal over everything else is one thing but some no-name nitwit? Presumably Master Gormogon didn`t touch Zack`s intellect with a ten foot pole so why would logic dictate submitting to him?
If Bones were the Gormogon master, yeah, in pure logic it would make more sense to listen to her.
mareen
May. 21st, 2008 04:22 am (UTC)
The actor wrote an open letter and said he won't be a regular next season (and that he only found out two months ago that he was the apprentice), so I take it he'll still be part of the show in some way or the other.

Other than that I agree that it makes no sense at all that Zack of all people would start killing people. On the other hand, Zack was the one character of the show I absolutely don't care about. I like Sweets more than Zack and he's only been in half a season. So I hope they'll keep Sweets as a regular.
astri13
May. 21st, 2008 03:11 pm (UTC)
so I take it he'll still be part of the show in some way or the other.

Weird. I mean he`ll be in a mental institution. If Gormogon was still on the run, I could see them occasionally going to Zack and consulting him but now? Hm.

Other than that I agree that it makes no sense at all that Zack of all people would start killing people.

Like I said, to some degree I can believe that super-logic but emotionally naive people can be swayed if you have a good "logical" sales pitch. Just in this case I wasn`t wholly convinced of the groundwork.

I like Sweets more than Zack and he's only been in half a season. So I hope they'll keep Sweets as a regular.

I didn`t dislike Zack but they never went anywhere with the character. They have Bones as a "head"-person, Booth and Angela as "gut"-people, Hodgins and Cam somewhere in between and their struggling with the respective other side. Zack though was mostly robotic?

Love Sweets too and I hope he stays.
katikat
May. 21st, 2008 07:10 am (UTC)
This is the same way that I feel about Bones. Sure, it's entertaining but I'm never on the edge of my seat because of it. Besides, I didn't like Zack much anyway so for me, it was more a shock that they actually chose one of the super-main cast O.o
astri13
May. 21st, 2008 03:12 pm (UTC)
I didn`t dislike Zack but it didn`t upset me or anything. Found it more odd.
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