I hope they have some good reason plot-wise for killing Sweets, he was one of my favorite characters. I'm guessing this is the last season and there may be other deaths as it plays out but this was sad.
Got to say I much preferred the old home set vs. the new. Seems too clinical, like the lab at the Jeffersonian. But that is where Bones spends most fo her time so I guess it would make sense for her to choose a home like that.
HE's apparently also going to be involved in the re-make of the Chevy Chase "Vacation" movies.
Seriously though, he was one of the reasons I continued to watch the show, a show that probably reached end-of-life status about 2 seasons ago. It's still entertaining television, but I'm finding I have less and less vested interest in it with each new character development now. There were so many ways he could have left the show without killing him off senselessly. Sure, his death and the investigation will now propel probably half the season, but since we already have a somewhat reasonable idea of what it is about, it's not like his death is actually some sort of awesome mystery to be solved.
With his brains and his passions, along with Daisy and the pregnancy, there are so many ways/reasons he could have left the Smithsonian without being offed. That doesn't mean they would ever have to bring him back, but at least his character might have found meaningful closure and, maybe he returns for the final episode.