Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Operation: Zacksplanation is go for launch.

Updated 8/29: You can now read my script...right here!

"The Man in the Restaurant"

And Wendy's equally intriguing (and completely different!) script is here: "The Man on the Roof"

Coming soon: Another version of the script - with commentary! Featuring my very own chicken scratch and Red Pen treatment!

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The day has come. Or at least it will in about 18 minutes, probably by the time I finish typing.

My link is not quite ready, but soon Wendy Young from Obsessed With Bones and I will be unleashing our fan scripts dealing with the "Zack Situation" on "Bones."

I'm not going to tell you too much, because I want you to read it first. But I can tell you that this was written as an "episode," meaning it could logically follow the season finale's events by a few months. (Of course, Season 4 has already started filming and has followed its own plot, but anyway...) I can also tell you that it deals with several aspects of Zack's story that were never explored, never mentioned, and probably never even considered. But aside from this being a completely unofficial, fan-written story, there is nothing fantastical going on here. In "The Man in the Restaurant," you will not find Booth in a delirious state, you will not see Patrick Duffy exiting the decontamination shower, and Zack will not be waking up next to Suzanne Pleshette.

Until I can update tomorrow night, please visit www.ObsessedWithBones.com to download my script in pdf format. I will post a more comprehensive summary tomorrow, including a list of the very important people who helped me write this.

In the meantime, I thank Eric Millegan (who celebrated his birthday this Monday!) for creating such a great character that his undoing also undid my writer's block. I wish I hadn't had to write this at all, but if a good story can come out of it (and if it means that Eric is free to do more storytelling himself), maybe this hostage situation of a script was worth it after all.

I also thank Wendy, a fantastic writer who was crazy enough to go along with this cockamamie idea. This was a fun ride, and it's been such a pleasure writing with you!

Also: Stay tuned for a HuffPo on fan-fiction later this week, including another version of my script with "commentary." How self-indulgent, I know. Equal parts sharing the storytelling process and defending my sanity.

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6 Comments:

Blogger MelissaInBama said...

As someone else who was positively physically ill over the atrocity that was the season finale of Bones, let me just say THANK YOU! Not that it takes much to outdo what the "writers" did (IMO an untrained monkey with a sharpie could outdo what they aired), but you are a genius!

I did something similar, only in FanFic form because I just couldn't live with that being the end. You can read it here if you like--

http://www.fanfiction.net/s/4270650/1/Illogical

And again, thanks for caring enough to try to make it right-- considering Hart Hanson seems to have no intention of doing such.

- Melissa

10:29 PM  
Blogger Ms. Feasance said...

I love the script, and I'm probably going to come across as a huge nitpicker; but...doesn't Hodgins have three doctorates?

1:26 PM  
Blogger Jamie said...

GASP! Does he have three? Ugh, I was bound to make some sort of mistake like that. I'll stand corrected!

9:55 PM  
Blogger corygs said...

I loved your script. I could see this as an epy! I loved the opening discussion betwen BB, I loved bringing in an old falme of Hodgins but makingit platonic now, I loved how you explained the Zack story. It makes SO MUCH SENSE. I could never believe that they coudln't get him off somehow if they just made the effort like with Max. You really caught the characters and I could picture them in my mind whiel I was reading this. Excellent job! Hart, where are you?

11:45 PM  
Blogger Jeannie said...

As someone who didn't find PitH all that awful I found your script very believable - if Zack didn't do it, then that could be very well the reason he acted the way he did. And I loved your science! Forensic linguistics - very cool.

By the way, I saw my neighbor's cat on the street yesterday and it gave me the creeps. Thanks for that! ;-)

2:34 AM  
Blogger O'Bloggie said...

Jamie, I haven't read your script yet, but I look forward to it.

Believe it or not, I only just got around to watching the finale of Bones last night (This is why I didn't respond to your e-mail about it a long while back).

Because I read your blog, I knew roughly what happened. And I'm going to be honest with you--I was kind of looking forward to it. I find Zack to be one of the most annoying characters on television, and I was beyond delighted that he is going away for good. Don't hate me.

The episode itself was pretty shit, but yay! Zack is gone for good.

Now I'm off to read your script.

7:43 PM  

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