Review | Bones

Credit: L Busacca/Fox/

AIR DATE: Thursday 4/1

Us Rating: ***1/2

The clever drama is back from a break. Even better news: The show's writers are determined to dig deeper with the characters yet keep things fun and frisky. The starting point is unexpectedly moving as a subway tragedy causes Sweets (John Francis Daley) to rethink his life, while the latest mystery puts Brennan (Emily Deschanel) and Booth (David Boreanaz) back in delightful banter mode. There's a sweet ending too! (Fox, 8 P.M.)

--John Griffiths