Thursday, May 22, 2008

Zack Addy as Hannibal Lector

It's been bandied about that Zack could very well appear as sort of a Hannibal Lector character now, where they go to him when they're really stumped and need help.

What do you think? Would you enjoy it? Do you just want Zack to appear any way they can get him? Does it make sense? Do you think it's a little odd?

14 comments:

L said...

As much as I loved Zack, I wish this were his exit. IMO it's a little too plot-device-y (kind of like what Sweets was, and kind of still is actually) to have him as the "incarcerated expert" they always go to. :/

cali said...

Comparing Zack to an evil murderer, doesn't sound at all like Zack, the character isn't actually evil. he hasn't done anything worse than Brennan's father and he was let of with nothing.

I think Zack deserves a happy ending, he has after all helped catch plenty murderers and shown that he is thoughtful and sweet.

Kyra said...

I think it would be a little odd. Bones will be looking for a replacement, probably, so I guess I don't really see where they'd need him.

ADDhole said...

No pun intended, but Zack, is a hands-on researcher. His observational expertise comes from having time alone with the evidence. Although he might realize how to get past explosive safe deposit boxes while eating his cup-a-soup it's not his strength to deduce motives or intent. That's why in reenactment scenarios he was always the victim. (Looking back on that now sort of telegraphed his fate, didn't it?) I'm going to miss Zack because I'm going to miss his quirky interaction with the Hodgins and Camille and Angela. That would be missing in any visits to him in another form of institution outside of the Jeffersonian.

Anonymous said...

The use of the Zack Addy character as the Gormagon apprentice was full of holes & ruined the series for me. It was already teetering on the edge & now, if I do continue to watch; I hope they have a really smart twist that will intelligently place Zack Addy back into his place in the lab & on the side of the "good guys"....I mean come on....an injured (SERIOUSLY injured) Addy was supposed to have used the explosion as a diversion to go into the vault? Either there is a 2nd squint who is involved; which would really be too much, or the plot just doesn't make sense.

Evi said...

Zack was never supposed to go into the vault to get the skeleton. That was entirely the master. At the end, when Booth kills the master, you can see the skeleton in his lair. The skeleton was the master's 'reason for being'.

Snowy said...

I want to see him back, but as much as I hate to say it I think thats only because I love Zack. Still, I want to see him in bones...And I have no idea what Hannibal Lector is...

So I was watching some season one episodes and it sorta freaked me out cuz he said 'It's [The skull] is so clean you could eat off of it.' and I was like woa...Then another time he described perfectly how easy it would to make a fake Jeffersonian ID badge...

Karl Elvis said...

I just watched the finale last night.

What were they *thinking*? This episode was an utter mess, from the 'pretend Booth is dead' device to the checklist of 'guess who looks guilty now' to the utterly out-of-character reveal of Zack as the killer.

Utterly stupid.

This makes me wish for a Dallas 'oh what a horrible dream' episode when it comes back next season.

Brian said...

I enjoyed Zack, but what really puzzles me, is that it just doesn't line up.
In "The Knight on the Grid" you get a glimpse of the new Gormagon apprentice (which is supposed to be Zack) killing the lobbyist.
I had a feeling that it wasn't Eric Millegan jumping the lobbyist, so understandably I was rather perplexed. It just doesn't line up.
I also found the part about Booth's apparent death utter nonsense and not providing any further depth for any other part of the character development.
Even though it's a bad excuse, I get the feeling, that if the writers had dealt with the Gormogon story line more, it would have made more sense.

lbblock said...

This whole Zack the Killer plot is a dream (nightmare) sequence that occurred when Zack told Hodgins that he didn't like the morphine because it gave him dreams... and of course, Hodgins, in his typical insensitive mode, proceeded to go on a button-pressing drug-feeding frenzy! The whole episode was a fake-out with Booth's death, too.

Carol said...

I loved zack, he was really smart and i think that his ending was pour, they could have explored more his character , the gormagon case was really really good but the end was really really bad, i love the series but this seanson end wasn't good at all, Zack deserved more!!!!!

Anonymous said...

i know it was a long time ag this was showen on sky but i have only just got in to bones and know hve watched 1st 3 seasons.
i was sad about the whole zack story but notice i main thing tht was wrong.zack was not widows son and that was must for both master and apprentice.

Marcella said...

I have only recently started watching Bones. I just happened to pick it up when the pilot episode ran on TNT so I start setting TIVO to record the show. I have been watching the most current episodes and find the lab without Zack is not the same. I miss the Zack character and find this character and the relationship between Hodgins and Zack to be one of my primary draws to keep watching. I sadly realized this last night after watching "The Bones That Foam" my interest is starting to wane. A Zack infusion to a storyline would be greatly appreciated.

Anonymous said...

So far, Bones has not lived up to it's claim of using Zack as a reoccuring character. Once is NOT reoccuring. And then to leave us sitting with the knowledge of his partial innocence, was incredibly cruel. No parallel should ever be drawn between Zack and Hannibal Lector either.

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