The famous television series Bones which aired from 2005 to 2017 with 12 seasons and 245 episodes have seen many characters leaving the show at different times. In this article, we will know about one character called Zack Addy, who left the show in the middle. The Ph. D holder Zack Addy was the fictional character in the series Bones. He was played by Eric Millegan.
He was last seen in the “The Day In The Life” episode, which was also the Season 3 finale Episode. He was charged with murder in that episode and was locked up in jail. While Booth shoots Roshan, Zack is still alive.
He concludes that he was unable to murder while acting on Gormogon’s orders, and he tells Brennan and Booth he is innocent. This persuades them to reconsider the evidence, and the episode concludes with the notion that Zack might eventually be released from the facility.
But he later returned in the season 11 finale as Dr. Brennan’s Kidnapper and that started some questions among fans, and he later appeared in season 12 in 2017. So let’s find out What Happened To Zack Addy On Bones?
What Happened To Zack Addy On Bones?
Sometimes the character is ended by the show on request by the actors, but this was not correct in Zack’s case. When the finale of season 3 was going on, there was a meeting held between Millegan and the creator and producer of Bones, Hart Hanson, and the writer of the show Stephen Nathan. Till that time, the identity of the serial killer who likes human flesh Gormogon was hidden.
But during that meeting, Millegan was informed by the producers and writers that Addy pulled Gormogon, and he was the one who was helping him in killing people. Millegan told the TV guide in an interview that this was not his idea but the team took that decision to mix things and make the season finale better.
Later, Millegan clarified that the cannibal was not Addy, and he had some mixed feelings related to that revelation. During an interview with Andrew E. Freedman, a PR firm, he said that he made an effort to shift his attention away from the reality that he would be leaving the program and onto how much fantastic acting material they were providing him instead.
Eric Millegan’s Bipolar Diagnosis Did Not Cause Him To Leave Bones
If you’re a big enough Bones fan to know the show’s untold story, you already know that there has been plenty of turmoil behind the scenes. Contrary to what you may hear, Millegan never connected his departure from the team with his bipolar disease. On the other, he has frequently stated that the cast and crew of the show, particularly Hanson and Emily Deschanel, have always supported his mental health.
In 2011, Millegan posted a two-piece article in the Huffington Post sharing his bipolar disorder. He also informed that during the shooting of the first season of Bones, he was suffering from depression and mania, and it triggered when they moved to LA from New York for the shooting. During the shooting of the show in 2006, he was diagnosed with bipolar disorder and medication and therapy started for the disease to maintain his condition. Talking with HuffPo, he said that Bipolar Disorder is a scary but manageable disease. If you take proper medication and have people who are supportive of you, then you can overcome this disease.
He also expressed his gratitude for Bones’ assistance in getting him through some of his darkest moments, saying that he believes he would have ended up in a mental institution if it weren’t for the stability Bones provided. In particular, Hanson took it upon himself to look out for the young actor; in addition to promising to keep Millegan’s employment for him in the event of medical leave, the Bones creator also thoroughly researched bipolar disorder.
What Zach Addy’s Actor From Bones Has Been Up To Since the Show Ended?
Since 2017, when the series premiered its last episode. Eric has taken an acting break since then. The other actors who were present in the show are doing different projects but Millegan is working as a mental health rights activist and an advocate for mental health.