I'm so pleased to bring the big scoop on what's to come in season 8 of Bones. EP Stephan Nathan spoiled about Brennan on the run, Booth's inevitable reaction, evil genius Pelant, the Jeffersonian gang and much more.
Booth, Brennan and Pelant
When Brennan does return, he is still the honorable man that he has been for seven seasons. However, he's furious. He's furious at Max, but he understands. He's furious with Brennan because [he thinks], "Wasn't there some way that she could include him? Why didn't she trust him with that information?"
I think she realizes the only way that he can keep her safe would be to do something illegal like taking out Pelant. Which is something that he might [still] have to do. We certainly have not seen the last of Pelant. I think you should be appropriately afraid. Pelant is an evil genius. He is somebody who tries to cover himself for any eventuality. We'll see everything pay off eventually. [And] we'll be seeing Pelant's strengths and weaknesses when we come back. He is going to surprise the team — and us — at every turn. I can guarantee that. Pelant's [story] is going to unfold in a way that I don't think anyone will foresee. It's definitely going to have its impact on Booth and Brennan's relationship.
Cam and the Jeffersonian gang
I think we saw in the finale that Cam is going to have to be completely above reproach. She is going to have to maintain that position so that the Jeffersonian can also be above reproach. All of those people are going to be doing their jobs so that none of the evidence is tainted. That will continue. Brennan's been gone, but she's been working. It will be revealed what kind of communication there has been from Brennan. I can't tell you who's been communicating with her, but somebody's been communicating with her. There has been some movement in the case. [The premiere] is all about trying to clear Brennan, bringing her back in and finding something that will put Pelant away. When we come back, that's the first order of business. Whether they're successful in all of those pursuits remains to be seen. I can't imagine they will be successful in all those pursuits, but we certainly want to see Brennan come home.
We're going to be exploiting the personal lives of all of our people. We want to get Cam involved in a new relationship and see what's going on with her daughter. There is the start of something with Angela [Michaela Conlin] maybe getting a little bit antsy. One of the four bonus episodes that we shot really kind of focuses on Angela and her domestication and how comfortable and uncomfortable she is with that. Sweets' life will take a turn. He's been very complacent. He thinks he has a very secure thing going on with Daisy [Carla Gallo], but I think we're going to try to shake things up for Sweets. We're going to try and find somebody for the FBI. We're also going to try to add new squinterns. We love all the squinterns that we have. The issue with them, as always, is what other shows they're going to be taking off to do. But it's our intention at this point to have our group come back, and if we can add some more people or bring back other people that we weren't able to bring back this year, that would be great. We'd love to have David Alan Grier come back. He's just phenomenal.
Bones will again be at this years' Comic Con and fans can look forward to some awesome swag. A beautiful retro poster(above right) of our crime fighting duo and an awesome pair of X-ray gloves(left) that will allow you to show off your inner skeleton; while supplies last of course :)
Source: TV Line, TV Guide