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The Jeffersonian is looking a little different these days.

After 12 seasons and 246 episodes, Bones signs off as Fox’s longest running drama at the end of the month. But for fans who aren’t quite ready to say goodbye just yet, chin up (or, in squint terms, mandible up): In the final days of filming, after the series’ signature lab set was already gone, the cast and crew came together to share 22 more minutes of insights, inside jokes, and untold stories. Scientific jargon not included.

“We’d sometimes pretend if we didn’t have the dialect, what would this scene be like?” says actor TJ Thyne, laughing. “It’s Tamara [Taylor] and I over a body being like, ‘Oh, he’s got a, uh, twist in his foot there.'”

In a series of interviews, series stars Emily Deschanel, David Boreanaz, Michaela Conlin, John Boyd, Thyne, and Taylor — along with creator Hart Hanson and executive producers Stephen Nathan, Jonathan Collier, Michael Peterson, Kathy Reichs, Barry Josephson, and Karine Rosenthal — look back on Bones‘ run. As it turns out, early drafts of the pilot didn’t bear much resemblance to the version that made it to air, but the motivation behind the series never changed.

“[Hanson] wanted young people to watch the show and say, ‘I want to do that for a living,'” Conlin says.

Check out the full 22-minute special, Back to the Lab: A Bones Retrospective, above. (Spoiler-wary fans should note that the video features a handful of images and clips from the series finale.)

Bones airs its final two episodes Tuesdays at 9 p.m. ET on Fox.

Episode Recaps

Bones
Emily Deschanel and David Boreanaz play a will-they-won’t-they crime-solving duo.
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