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The Bones Episodes Fans Always Skip On A Rewatch

People love "Bones." Even if you've never seen the Fox series, you'd likely have trouble convincing someone you've never at least heard of it. The crime drama ran for a whopping 12 seasons and 245 episodes (via IMDb), and fans continue to binge through their favorite episodes today. If the TV series doesn't provide enough material, there is also the Kathy Reichs-authored novel series it is based on, which consists of an equally impressive collection of over 20 books

"Bones" follows Dr. Temperance "Bones" Brennan (Emily Deschanel) and FBI Agent Seeley Booth (David Boreanaz) as they investigate complex murders. They often only have a set of bones or other minimal material to work from, making Brennan an invaluable part of the team. The main appeal of the show was the humorous interactions between Brennan and Booth. The two seem to be total opposites, but as Paula Adbul once informed us: opposites attract. 

You'll find no shortage of love for the Hart Hanson-created series, but with so much material, fans can definitely be picky about what they like and don't like. There are even a handful of episodes of "Bones" that many appear to agree are not worth rewatching, even if the rest of the show is. Those episodes happen to include a particular character that just didn't land with fans.

Bones fans like to skip the episodes with Hannah

Hannah Burley (Katheryn Winnick) appears in Season 6 of "Bones" and was a love interest of Seeley Booth (David Boreanaz). Booth and Burley have history, as Booth once saved the journalist's life in Afghanistan. They begin a relationship in Season 6, despite it already being established that Booth has feelings for Temperance Brennan aka "Bones" (Emily Deschanel). 

Perhaps it was the possibility of Booth ending up with someone else, but many fans agree the Hannah episodes are not worth rewatching. "I skip every Hannah episode. I can't help it," u/jopper4eva wrote in a Reddit thread where numerous fans confirmed they do the same. "Most of Season 6. I hated the Hannah storyline so much," fellow Reddit commenter u/Not-A-Zombie86 wrote about episodes most often skipped on a personal rewatch. "She's seriously the worst," u/newyorkcatlady added. 

If fans plan on skipping the Hannah-centered episodes, it's about a third of Season 6, with her making appearances in seven episodes in total. Her arc begins in "The Couple in the Cave" and ends with "The Daredevil in the Mold." It's telling that the character was never brought back in the rest of the series, considering the connection she had with Booth and the fact that her character leaves in a pretty open-ended way. What is it about Hannah that some fans hate so much?

Hannah was an obstacle to the relationship fans wanted

To be fair, Katheryn Winnick is a talented actress who has turned in strong performances in work like "Vikings." She just happened to be given a character on "Bones" who seemed like she was really only there to drive a wedge between the two beloved main characters and to reaffirm who they are. This becomes clear when Booth (David Boreanaz) decides to propose to Hannah (Winnick) in the Season 6 episode "The Daredevil in the Mold." While marriage is important to Booth's future, Hannah says it is not to hers. The two break up over their disagreement on marrying, leaving Booth with the truth: He is in love with Brennan (Emily Deschanel).

While Booth and Hannah do have a connection, Hannah is really primarily seen through the eyes of either Booth or Brennan, meaning we never got to the nuance of her character. We either see the pain she could inadvertently cause Brennan or the rose-colored glasses Booth puts to his face as he barrels forward with their relationship. Hannah acts as an antagonist of sorts to the one relationship fans wanted: Booth and Brennan. That's not a great spot to be in if likability is your main concern.

Burley actually teases in her final moments on the show that she and Booth are potentially not over forever. Considering how some fans now skip over her episodes, it's probably a good thing that tease turned out not to be true.