The Bones season finale is upon us and creator Hart Hanson spoils all about tonight's intense finale. Pelant's is up for appeal and Brennan and Booth go head to head to keep him in lock down, but the murderous warning Pelant sends will cause Brennan to act very out of character.
"Our guys are very anxious for him not to be released because they know that he is a murderer," creator Hart Hanson tells TVGuide.com. "But [Pelant] takes the opportunity while he's face-to-face with them to start his next game. The murder mystery in this [episode] — they know from the get-go that Pelant did it. The trick is to prove that it was him and not our guys. She makes a crucial mistake," Hanson teases. "Now that she has a child and is in a relationship with someone, she is less objective, less able to distance herself as she has been in the past, when she was completely and utterly rational. She feels things a little deeper and it haunts her. There are consequences of her feeling more and being less detached from the world. I don't think anyone thinks, 'Oh my God, she might have done it,' for more than a moment," Hanson continues. "But the question becomes: How do we help her? And should we help her? We give them some moral dilemmas. Everyone is not in lockstep in how to proceed. Booth gets incredibly frustrated with her because she's still treating this case in an extremely rational and objective way, even though it involves them," Nathan says. "They know that the murder is a warning to them. [There's] kind of ever-increasing dread as the episode continues.""I think everyone in the episode gets a little overconfident," Nathan says. "But [Pelant] is now up against a foe as smart as he is. The Jeffersonian looks at it that way, but he looks at it that way as well. Both sides see incredible danger and an incredible game being played. The difference with Pelant is that, like a chess player, he very possibly can see one more move ahead than they can. There's a great sense of a noose tightening around the throats of our plucky gang," Hanson teases. "If we do it correctly, people will not see the ending coming, but people will have this inexorable feeling of being choked out. We couldn't top last year's cliffhanger," Hanson says. "Last year was a culmination of six seasons, emotionally. So we knew we had to do another kind of cliff-hanger, which is much more classic jeopardy. But the emotional stakes are amazingly high. ... If we're successful at it, it will be very upsetting in a very good way."