Why Bones Fans Think Angela Was Toxic
Though Bones is a crime procedural drama that revolves around forensic anthropology and the Federal Bureau of Investigation, it's not without its romantic elements. The most famous of which is surely the relationship between main characters Dr. Temperance "Bones" Brennan (Emily Deschanel) and Agent Seeley Booth (David Boreanaz) that forms over several seasons of the pair working together. But it's not the only relationship that bridges the work-home gap on the show. Hodgela, the aptly named relationship between Jack Hodgins and Angela Montenegro, has just as many ups and downs and spans the entirety of the show's 12 seasons in one form or another.
Hodgins, played by T. J. Thyne, and Angela, played by Michaela Conlin, had already been working together at The Jeffersonian Institute when the series kicks off, furnishing the pair with a wealth of history. Their relationship wasn't apparently very stable in the pre-Bones era, and part of that is due to Angela's inappropriate nature. It's that very nature that has fans thinking the character is toxic.