Bones Season Finale Cliffhanger to Involve ...

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Bones returns Monday to begin its spring run ... one that will end poetically and perhaps controversially.

The season finale of Bones will involve the return of hacker and serial killer Christopher Pellant (Andrew Leeds) ... as well as a closing sequence that's already causing much debate in the writers' room.

Creator and show-runner Hart Hanson's tweet last week revealed the tension: “Our first conversation about the final image of Bones Season 7 morphed into a spirited debate. It ain’t gonna go easy…”

What does that even mean? Of the episode, "The Past in the Present," Hanson elaborates to “We’re all happy with the story, and we’re all happy with the cliffhanger we have.”

“What we’re actually debating is literally the last image that we leave our audience with."

Booth and Bones Photo

"We have options as to how it motors us into Season 8. There’s a see-saw between hope and confidence and vulnerability and fear that we have to walk. We’re searching for that last poetic image."

"That’s what we will argue about up until the day we shoot the scene - and I’ll bet you that we'll still be arguing about it as we’re putting music on the final shot in the editing room.”

Hanson and Nathan admit to being incredibly vague - even more so than the Bones brain trust usually is - saying "we really don’t want to tell anybody anything.” So, let the speculation begin?

Several theories being thrown around online, here and beyond:

  • The cliffhanger is a marriage proposal ... by Brennan
  • The cliffhanger is a marriage proposal ... by Booth
  • Pellant's return leaves the entire team in peril
  • Another character dear to us loses his/her life

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Bones Quotes

Booth: I worked really, really hard on my vows, but you know, now that we're here, look, um, hey. Do you remember the last time that we were here? Standing right around in this spot? It was right in the beginning before we really knew each other. I was trying to get away from you because you were irritating me and, uh, you chased me down, and you caught up to me and I said to you 'listen, I just have to get all my ducks in a row' and you said to me--
Brennan: I can be a duck.
Booth: Yeah. You know we had been chasing each other for a long time. Chasing each other through wars and serial killers and ghosts and snakes. And now chasing you has been the smartest thing that I have ever done in my life. And being chased by you has been my greatest joy. But now, we, uh, we don't have to chase each other anymore because we caught each other.

[to Bones] I'd die for you. I love you.

Booth

Bones Music

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Fearless Fearless Cyndi Lauper iTunes
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Song Rain Or Shine Matthew Perryman Jones