David Boreanaz David Boreanaz

For his third time behind the camera on Bones, star David Boreanaz has been entrusted with a pivotal installment of the Fox hit. The episode, airing January 27, opens with murderous Gravedigger Heather Taffet being transported to court. Before she makes it inside, she is targeted by a sniper, which kicks off a multi-episode arc.

"This one was challenging in terms of what you are allowed to show," says Boreanaz, who corralled approximately 250 extras with the aid of a megaphone. "You want to make this show as dynamic as possible," adds the star, who won't be getting much of a break. Later this month, he'll direct his fourth Bones episode. "It doesn't get any easier — which is a good thing, because you want to keep pushing the bar."

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