Tonight marks the eighth season finale of Bones, “The Secret In The Siege”, and is promising to be one of the best yet, with evil genius super hacker turned murderer Pelant back with vengeance. Star Emily Deschanel previews a Pelant with “no restrictions”.
“I think it’s emotional for everybody,” previews Emily Deschanel. “The victims — there may be multiple victims — have connections to the FBI and Booth and Booth…knows the victim well. So it’s a big deal. After stealing Hodgins’s fortune in a previous episode, we’ll find Pelant operatings from some very fancy new digs. He has unlimited capabilities at this point and that’s pretty terrifying when you think about a brilliant, evil person with all those resources,” she says. “It’s like the last few season finales where you really have to watch until the very last minute,” she teases.
Executive Producer Stephen Nathan says the case is connected to Booth’s past, “We find out about some of his work at the FBI that we didn’t know about. And it appears as if the victims have a close connection to Booth.” Even more alarming, Pelant is staging crime scenes to mirror previous cases Sweets (John Francis Daley) has written about throughout his career. So, who is the real target? Although the finale will reveal another layer of Pelant’s game, don’t expect a total resolution of that story. “There’s huge things that happen, but there’s a lot left to question for Season 9,” Deschanel says. “Some questions are answered, but there are still lots of questions, especially about Pelant.”
“The subject of Brennan proposing definitely comes up and Brennan may be open to things she wasn’t open to in the past,” Deschanel teases. “Brennan has come a long way in how she views Booth and how she views marriage. She definitely takes some action in regards to her future with Booth. The outbreak put a seed in Brennan’s mind about how delicate our lives are,” Deschanel tells TVGuide. “She can’t help but internalize … how devastating it would be to lose Booth. That … plays a big part in the season finale. I’s been a big part of the past season and a half and we would be remiss if we didn’t examine it in the finale. If you thought the pot was stirred [this season], the pot… overflows and messes up the kitchen floor in the season finale. There are big changes happening to Brennan,” Deschanel says. “People can go their whole lives and never change who they are, but Brennan has really done work to change who she is. And circumstances in life have changed her without her intention, so Brennan may be open to things she wasn’t open to in the past,” Deschanel teases. “Brennan has come a long way in how she views Booth and possibly how she views marriage. She definitely takes some action in regards to her future with Booth.”