September 3rd, 2010


What to expect from the season premiere

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Everyone at "Bones" knows what a watershed moment the start of Season 6 is for the series. It's evident from the first moments of the premiere, "The Mastodon in the Room," which we know -- because we just watched it.

The first "Bones" of the new season is always greeted by Zap2it with the kind of fervor most reserve for Christmas morning or Rex Manning Day, so you can imagine the scrambling to find the uninterrupted time and a quiet place that ensued when it found its way to us earlier today. Our thoughts, with only the lightest, most respectful spoilers, ahead...

Season 6 opens with a kind of cinematic grandeur and intensity that's almost disarming in how unfamiliar it is -- in a good way, of course. "Bones" has always operated within very clearly defined parameters. Even during Season 4's London outing, it all seemed to be a part of the series' very fixed world. And that world is now expanding, not just in locations, but in issues and character quirks we never saw coming.

So what can be shared about "The Mastodon in the Room" while honoring the metaphor-laden episode with the appropriate amount of ambiguity? Here are just a few tidbits.

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