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How Bones Fans Really Felt About Caroline

"Bones" may not be the longest-running crime procedural ever produced, but it does present a unique take on the genre, as Temperance "Bones" Brennan (Emily Deschanel) stands apart from many procedural protagonists. Inspired by real-life forensic anthropologist Kathy Reichs and her series of popular books, "Bones" cultivates an atmosphere of inclusivity and humor. Brennan never apologizes for being the smartest person in the room. Even former army ranger turned FBI agent Seeley Booth (David Boreanaz) defers to her judgment and comes to love her later for it

Despite the heightened cases they take at the Jeffersonian Institute, the characters in "Bones" are fully fleshed out, making them relatable and believable. One fan-favorite character is federal prosecutor Caroline Julian (Patricia Belcher), who appears intermittently throughout the series for just over 50 episodes (via IMDb). Though not as prominent as the rest of the cast, fans have some strong reactions to the accomplished counsel.

Fans can't get enough of Caroline

Any time that Caroline Julian shows up on the screen, fans on Reddit take note. As a prosecutor, she often weighs in on cases and at times teams up with FBI Special Agent Booth to question suspects. Her snappy one-liners make her a standout character, one that fans delight in seeing.

U/CoconutLanceSweets posted that Caroline was "one of the most underrated characters ever," and fans were quick to jump on the bandwagon and sing her praises. "Not sure if she's underrated, but she's definitely my favorite character," commented u/OrionDecline21. "Yea I think she's exactly rated, but underutilized," agreed u/dudemann. "She's an amazing character and everyone knows it. She's just not talked about as much because we don't really know much about her. No real history or backstory, just great line delivery."

Though she is clearly a fan favorite, Caroline arguably doesn't get the focus that she deserves. In any given episode of "Bones," the prosecutor shows up to dispense exposition or comedic relief and takes her leave. Many episodes only feature her in a scene or two and leave the main mystery for Bones and Booth to solve. Even though she could do with more screen time, the appearances she does have are memorable. Caroline is one of many women in authority that do not let their expertise be supplanted by anyone else, and she's always there to offer an alternative perspective and challenge those around, whether they want it or not.