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."

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"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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I suspect Pellant takes the baby. It is controversial, and nothing anyone here has suggested comes close to being controversial. Proposals? Hardly controversial. And Booth would never say no to Brennan. If the last image is to be haunting, if there is the potential for controversy, the only thing I can think of is that someone dies, or the baby is last seen in Pellant's arms as he drives away or some such.

Josie leeds

All I can tell the writers is this: IT AIN'T BROKE, DON'T TRY TO FIX IT!!!!!! Killing off characters is pure writer laziness and would really tick off some of the most devoted fans in the world. You (writers) have the chance to make this a classic TV program, good for a lot more years, if you just use your brains instead of your egos.


Since I heard it will change B and B for a little while I am thinking Pallant is going to kill one of two people. Hannah or Rebecca.


Can't wait for more Pellant. Dude is scary.


Maybe it will be a professional partnership issue which could have serious consequences on B&B's personal one. We can only wait with some trepidation for the fallout that has been promised. Let's also add a large dose of optimism into the pot for the survival of this lovely couple's dual partnerships and the continuation of the show.


Hart has said that they do not put children in peril, they are not that kind of a show, hopefully nothing has changed on that front. I'm thinking that either Bth or Brennan get hurt, that would affect their partnership and roll over into next season, perhaps even considering whether to continue working together since they now have a family. Just guessing as we all are.


Ideas the audience wouldn't be happy with:
Booth has been so preoccupied, annoyingly so, with not being like his father maybe he does something his father might.
Brennan thinking the only way to keep her family safe from Pellant is to leave...sound familiar.
They have been talking about Sweets being more active, i.e. gave him a weapon, maybe Sweets kills someone not under the appropriate circumstances and rethinks how he has been digging into what Booth has done in his past. I can personally care less to have anymore mysterious family show up trying to take time from the families we care to see on screen.

Sue ann

Actually, I don't care. I like this web site better than I like this show now. And yes, I read reviews of shows I do not watch, and I read reviews of shows I watch and don't like. Live with it.


I would love to see Bones proposing to Booth!


I wish it would be a proposal or something, but by everyone saying we wont like it,and then these hints, i have a really bad feeling it will be about the baby, i hope im wrong, it would ruin the show.

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