Bones Season 8 Spoilers: Time Jump, Fugitive Brennan, More!

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With the dust still settling after the surprising Bones season finale last night, in which Christopher Pelant framed Brennan for murder, talk has already turned to where we'll pick up next fall in Season 8.

Having left Pelant (and Booth) in her wake, Brennan took off with daughter Christine in what was a surprising cliffhanger to say the least. She is officially a fugitive from justice, with a newborn to boot.

Where do we go from here? Creator and executive producer Hart Hanson discusses what's next in an interview with TV Line, offering fans a sneak peek at Bones Season 8. Spoilers / excerpts below ...

Brennan, Booth, Baby

On the time jump to come: It always works for us to have the same amount of time pass for our characters as it did our audience, and I believe we will be close to that again. A couple of months will have gone by.

On whether there's a bomb in the clock: "I will never tell you. What the hell was he doing in the house?! You’ll have to tune in and find out."

On Brennan's status with the law: "There is an arrest warrant out for her and she is avoiding that warrant. If she gets [arrested and] gets into the system, then Pelant can do anything he wants to her."

"So she’s outside the system in that time, with the help of her dad.

On the length of this continued arc: "It will be many episodes before the Pelant story is resolved [but] I think we will have Brennan and Booth back together [and at work] by the end of the first episode."

"Everyone she works with [takes a position]. Who is, in fact, an accomplice? And who is maintaining a professional, objective attitude? You need both of those things to survive Pelant, and perhaps even catch him."

On Booth's reaction: "If she told him that she was going to evade an arrest warrant, that would be it for him; he would not be able to remain an FBI agent. So that was a kindness not to tell him."

"They’re not mad at each other. They’re facing a situation together."

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He may not catch Pelant yet but according to Angela's theory that could help prove Brennan's innocence and bring her back. True it might make her look more guilty for running but if she stayed Pelant will stop at nothing until all loose ends are dead. I'm not worried at all really, i'm only worried what's in that clock and why did he take a picture of the babies room! I hope that snake gets an even worse death than the Gravedigger, i think we all know if he lives he'll find a way to escape.


they need do wrap it up in one episode. Booth and Bones together makes the show great. Bring back Zack he is the next best thing to Bones, and puzzle solving is his specaility.


Just really starting to get into this show and I love it. I have to say if the writing of NCIS does not get better I may have to switch to this being my primary show, it is the only show at this point good enough to take its place.


I wanna see Angelas Dad take care of Pelant. Just sayin


Bring Back ZACK!


I'm really looking forward to Season 8! Bren & Max can bond a little on the run. And the Jeffersonian should realize that to catch a crazy genius they need a crazy genius --- Enter Zac Addy!!!!! Hodgins should take the code that Ethan put on the wall to Zac - Zac will solve it in nuthin' flat! I really miss Zac.


@david stop complaining. It sounds like they are actually going to do it the right way. The whole point if the show is that Bones and her team look at Bones and solve crimes. The show wouldn't be the show it's supposed to be if she stayed gone and/or not working for any amount of time! On another note, with Pellant being ab all around genius it seems as though the team needs an all around genius ti beat him... sounds like it's time to bring back Zack!!!!


wrapping it up in the first episode isn't a surprise. how many other shows have done it including ncis and ncis la. both wrapped up a major story line and went back to normal in one episode. i would have liked to see them take at least a couple episodes to finish this story line.


if you watched closely when Pelant was building the device you saw the clock digits run backwards - its a bomb !

Edmond dantes

Was it just me but the last episode like out of a Sir Arthur Conan Doyle novel of Sherlock Holmes? Interesting take if you a sure that Brennan was Sherlock (to a Booth as Watson) and Christopher Pelant was the Moriarty arch-type.

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