[WARNING: The following story contains major spoilers from Bones Season 8 finale. Read at your own risk.]
So much for a happy ending.
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Although Bones' Season 8 finale teased viewers by finally having Brennan (Emily Deschanel) ask Booth (David Boreanaz) to marry her, the smiles soon faded thanks to Christopher Pelant (guest star Andrew Leeds). While Booth & Co. were ultimately able to stop Pelant from taking out Sweets (John Francis Daley), the serial killer had the last laugh.
Once he learned of Booth and Brennan's engagement, Pelant threatened to kill more innocent people if Booth didn't call off the wedding. What's more, Booth couldn't let Brennan know the real reason behind his change of heart. Although Brennan agreed with Booth's decision, the closing shot proved that her heart has been broken.
So will Brennan revert to her hyper-rational ways of thinking? And is Booth's only way out of this mess to kill Pelant as he threatened to do? We chatted with executive producer Stephen Nathan to get the scoop on what's to come.
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Bones' executive producers believe Booth and Brennan still have plenty of obstacles to overcome this season. But they don't all have to be so serious!
Case in point: Monday's episode (8/7c, Fox) finds Booth (David Boreanaz) and Brennan (Emily Deschanel) struggling with Booth's decision to invite Sweets (John Francis Daley) to be their houseguest. And it won't be very long before Booth realizes three's a crowd.
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"Now that [Sweets] and Daisy broke up, we didn't want to go through the sort of traditional mourning of Daisy and moping and stuff like that," executive producer Stephen Nathan tells TVGuide.com...
Bones begins its eighth season with lots of unanswered questions, but there's one in particular that many of the show's characters must ask this season: Is love enough?
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"What we are trying to do this season is have everybody re-examining their relationships," executive producer Stephan Nathan tells TVGuide.com. "[Last season] everyone came together, everybody's relationships were solidified, and it was kind of a happy season. All of that got pulled apart at the end of the year, and now everybody is seeing the world in a new way." ...