Kelly Connolly
April 11, 2016 AT 07:29 PM EDT

Hodgins is going home.

Bones returns from a long hiatus on Thursday, picking up eight weeks after the explosion that ultimately left Hodgins (TJ Thyne) paralyzed. In this exclusive clip from the midseason premiere, Hodgins — who’s still holding out hope for a full recovery — is ready to leave the hospital with Angela (Michaela Conlin), but it sounds like he isn’t in the clear just yet.

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“I need you to take it slow,” warns his doctor.

Check out the clip above to see how Hodgins takes the order to stay away from work.

Bones returns Thursday, Apr. 14 at 8 p.m. on Fox.

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