Fox's Bones gets serious with a somber, respectful 9/11-themed episode airing Nov. 12, appropriately, the day after Veterans Day.
"We've been trying to figure out a way to do an episode that focused on 9/11 for a long time, and it was either too soon or [risked being] exploitative," explains executive producer Stephen Nathan. "But it was important for us to do because Kathy Reichs [author of the books on which the series is based] was very involved in identifying the remains at Ground Zero."
The writers finally came up with a story line that allows former Army man Booth (David Boreanaz) to honor a fellow veteran. Adds Nathan, "When we identify the remains of a 9/11 victim who was killed at the Pentagon, Booth gives him the honorable and dignified burial that he deserves.