On a Bones panel at the 2008 International Comic-Con in San Diego last weekend, actor
"Angela may have a relationship this season [with] someone by the name of Roxy," Conlin volunteered to the enthusiastic crowd.
The popular Fox crime drama — created by Hart Hanson and starring Emily Deschanel and David Boreanaz as a forensic anthropologist
Angela Montenegro, an artist specializing in forensic facial reconstruction, is engaged to entomologist
Angela was revealed to be bisexual last season,
But Angela’s bisexuality was hinted at as early as the first season, when she teased Bones in "The Man in
The FedEx messenger flirts with Angela
During the second season, the writers carefully and slowly developed a romance between Angela and Hodgins, culminating in a wedding that was called off at the last minute when it was discovered that Angela was technically still married to a man in Fiji who refused to grant her a divorce. In the third season, Angela and Hodgins hired a private investigator to help her find and divorce him, to no avail. The fourth season picks up with that story line, as Angela’s mysterious husband finally makes an appearance in the opening episode.
Because the writers and the audience have become so invested in the relationship between Angela and Hodgins, it seems unlikely that a rekindled romance between Angela and Roxy — if it actually happens — will be anything more than a temporary obstacle for Angela and Hodgins.
But the recurring theme of Angela’s bisexuality is noteworthy, especially considering the scarcity of lesbian or bisexual characters on TV. Angela is one of only a few on scripted broadcast television next season — the others are Thirteen (Olivia Wilde) on House,
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Casting for the character of Roxy and the timing of her appearance in the upcoming season is not yet known. If history is any guide, it is likely to coincide with the sweeps period in November.