It probably shouldn’t come as a surprise to “Bosch” fans that the writers originally intended to kill Honey Chandler (Mimi Rogers) in the show’s final season. The gunshot wounds she sustains to the chest in Season 7 Episode 4 (“Triple Play”) are not the most obvious survivable injuries. However, after nearly an entire season in a coma, Chandler finally manages to pull through and lives to see another day in Bosch: Legacy.
Apparently Rogers was satisfied when the producers told her of the plan to kill Chandler before the end of the series. “I said, ‘Well, if that’s all, when the show is over, why not, no pun intended, go out with a bang?'” Rogers told Looper. “I thought, ‘Cool, I’ll be dead.’ Poor Maddie, she’s losing another mother figure.”
But after reading more scripts, Rogers noticed that her character spent a lot of time in a coma — so much time that she decided to talk about it. “So, what’s up? I get shot, but then I’m in a coma in the hospital,” Rogers asked the producers between takes. “Is this going to be like the typical ‘Bosch’ thing where we torment Madeline and the audience and I end up dying anyway, or what?”
When she asked that question, producers quickly realized that Rogers was not privy to a very important development. “We got together, me and two or three of the producers, and they gave me the message that we have a new life and a new show and I’m not going to die,” Rogers said. “I literally cried tears of joy and carried on from there.”
The first episodes of Bosch: Legacy are now streaming on Amazon Freevee (formerly IMDb TV). Two new episodes will be released every Friday until the season finale on May 27th. All seven seasons of “Bosch” are also available for streaming on the site.