This summer, Bones creator Hart Hanson did something he hates doing: He gave viewers a huge spoiler.
At Comic-Con in July, Hanson told thousands of gathered fans that -- despite the Season 8 cliff-hanger that saw Booth (David Boreanaz) turn down a long-awaited proposal from Brennan (Emily Deschanel) because of a threat from serial killer Christopher Pelant (Andrew Leeds) — Booth and Brennan will be getting married this season. "It was a sad enough season-ender that we wanted to tell people, 'You know what? This works out alright,'" Hanson tells TVGuide.com.
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As such, crafting the Season 9 premiere (Monday at 8/7c, Fox), which takes place a few months after where the finale left off, became a bit tricky. After all, before that happy day comes, Booth and Brennan have to work through the consequences of Booth's lie. "We had to figure out: 'How do we continue telling the story of these two people in an honest way?'" executive producer Stephan Nathan says...
Mortality is definitely on Dr. Brennan's mind on the Season 8 finale of Bones.
After watching Cam (Tamara Taylor) almost lose her boyfriend on the Fox drama's penultimate episode, Brennan (Emily Deschanel) is more focused than ever on making sure Booth (David Boreanaz) comes home alive at the end of the day. "The outbreak put a seed in Brennan's mind about how delicate our lives are," Deschanel tells TVGuide.com. "She can't help but internalize ... how devastating it would be to lose Booth. That ... plays a big part in the season finale."
Bones' season finale is still one week away, but Monday's episode promises to raise the stakes significantly as the Fox drama heads into the homestretch.
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"It's a really intense episode," executive producer Stephen Nathan tells TVGuide.com. "It's kind of shot like 24 and everyone's life is in danger. It's lockdown at the Jeffersonian."
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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...