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BONES Season Finale Recap: ‘The Past in the Present’

May 15, 2012 by  

Hey BONES fans! It’s hard to believe this season is over, and wow — what a finale! I loved “Crack in the Code” earlier in 2012, and this episode “The Past in the Present,” directed so keenly by David Boreanaz, kept it up nicely. There is SO MUCH to discuss, and I know I won’t cover everything. But let’s at least give it a shot!


The Scene of the Crime: At a wildlife refuge, a set of remains is discovered. Male, 30s, the victim appears to have been ravaged by a pack of wolves. When Brennan recognizes an unusual past bone break on the victim, she identifies who it is. After all, she’s the one who set the break.

The Victim: Dr. Ethan Sawyer, a one-time graduate school peer of Brennan’s. Ethan was most recently diagnosed as a paranoid schizophrenic and he made some threats against Christine.

Potential Suspects and Motives:  At the crime scene, Brennan suggests that the team’s current nemesis Christopher Pelant is behind Ethan’s death. And eventually, she confesses to Booth that she was conspiring with Ethan to help catch Pelant. Soon all of the signs point toward Brennan herself as the only likely suspect. Pelant manages to doctor footage of Brennan leaving Ethan’s psychiatric ward the night before he disappeared, and he manufactures a call for help to Booth from Brennan, leading Booth to break into Pelant’s home and beat him up. (Quite rightly — well done, Booth!)

When Booth is taken off the case, a Special Agent Flynn is assigned. I’m not sure if he was suspicious because I’m suspicious of ANYONE threatening Booth or Brennan, or if he really doesn’t seem to be trustworthy. Thoughts from you? He also removes Sweets from the case, and when Caroline receives a large sum of money from Brennan’s account, she too is removed from the case. The evidence continues to pile up, including a match of Ethan’s hair in Brennan’s Prius. Cam reports the findings to the FBI, despite her sadness.

Meanwhile, Max arrives and wants Brennan to get off the grid.

The Verdict:  As the episode came to a close, the team was no closer to catching Pelant than they were at the beginning of the episode, leaving us with a big cliffhanger. The BONES creators/writers are notorious for using the word “reset” to describe how they treat finales/premiers, and for the first time, I really feel like things will be different when the show comes back.


Each one has a personal battle of loyalty and love and rational, hardworking case solving thought processes. Cam and Wendell seemed focused on solving the case no matter what, while understandably, Angela was more concerned about clearing Brennan’s good name. Mega-friendship points for Angela in this episode, but please don’t think I’m dissing Cam or Wendell or anyone else who was doing what he or she thought was best.

Sweets also shows his hand when he insists Brennan would not have killed Ethan. It reminded me of “The Verdict in the Story,” when Booth stood up for Brennan on the stand. (Without the being in love with Brennan and “That’s a lot of heart” part, haha.)

Hodgins also wanted to skew the evidence toward Pelant, but he also came clean when the facts were that he’d given Brennan a flower that could have been used to extract some poison found on Ethan. Hodgins cares about Brennan, but this is a different reaction than what he’s had in the past with serial killers. With Gormogon, he had the Zack impact, and well…we know his interactions with the Gravedigger.

What are your thoughts on Max’s involvement? I think it was obvious as soon as he knew what was happening what his suggestion would be. I have mixed feelings, but I also appreciated the love he expressed for Brennan, Christine, and even Booth.


With the possible leap of Brennan declaring Pelant as Ethan’s murderer and Booth wanting Sweets to frame Pelant in his profile, I thought B&B were both completely in character. Those two moments could also be explained by intense stress, I suppose, but I feel like Booth and Brennan have always held steady. They did all the more as the episode went on, and I loved how each one’s core characteristics began to shine through — Brennan’s rational observation of facts and possible causes/reactions, and Booth’s unfailing trust that his gut KNOWS the difference between right and wrong and true and false. But through all of that, even as they sort of bickered in a softer way, their love for one another prevailed.

I liked the end scene where Brennan told Booth she loved him, not just because of Christine, and I liked the way Booth told her everything would be fine.

I love, love, love, love, love, love, love to infinity that Brennan took Christine with her. Gosh, my heart broke for Booth into about a million pieces, and he’s got to be going crazy. But I think it was really important for Brennan to not allow Max to take Christine with him alone and have her go somewhere else to hide out.

Last week’s ep was the “love letter” to fans, but for me, this one was the true love letter — an awesome episode with hints of past moments, excellent character work, good writing, scary as heck villain and heartbreaking moments of friendship, love and loyalty — both to Brennan as a person and to the rational and logical ideals she has enforced at the lab and instilled to her students and peers! SO GOOD!

Okay, enough from me. There is a lot more to discuss, and I hope you will join in below. What creeped you out most? What did you love most? What are your thoughts on the reactions of each person on the team?

I want to say a quick thanks to each person who has participated in the discussions this season! Once again, the comments are open — so sound off!

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42 Responses to “BONES Season Finale Recap: ‘The Past in the Present’”

  1. Jillian on May 15th, 2012 1:28 am

    I’m still shocked about what happen, so I don’t have any coherent thoughts right now. I’m freaked out about what’s going to happen in season 8 when they comeback. Is Booth going to be angry or struggle with his trust of Brennan? I really have no desire to watch that.

  2. Wow on May 15th, 2012 2:17 am

    Wow. Just wow. What a fantastic episode.
    This episode was fascinating in many ways, such as the team begrudgingly piling up evidence against Bones, the dilemma between helping their friend and doing their job was great. It also raised the issue of how much of a threat hackers can be, as well as the fact that sometimes, justice cannot be achieved. My heart breaks for Booth, seeing his daughter and Bones drive away, but it was the right thing to do.
    Thank you Fox, for renewing. Can you imagine if the series just ended here?

  3. Crystal on May 15th, 2012 2:37 am

    I felt like my heart was going to fall out of my chest through this whole episode, but I’ll say that is one hell of a way to end a season!!!! I TOTALLY loved when Brennan told Booth she loved him and not just because of Christine. We have known it all along but it was nice to finally hear it from Brennan. When Booth saw Brennan about to drive away and started that little run, I died inside!! And what about the beatdown Pelant got from Booth! Oh the love he has for Brennan!! And his threat against him brought me back to season 1 when Booth first stood up for Brennan.

    ONLY NEGATIVE THING I WILL SAY is that I have been here since day 1 waiting for these two to get together, and if anything regarding their relationship is ruined, I sure will not be a happy camper. I’m starting to ramble but I have to say that the whole episode was amazingly well done and I’m too excited for season 8!

  4. FB on May 15th, 2012 6:54 am

    I am struggling to see how they’re going to go from this from a storytelling standpoint. Bones the TV show is a crimedy. So either the Pelant situation gets magically resolved within the first couple of episodes of season 8 – which will be massively cliche, contrived, and makes the drama of this finale utterly meaningless and emotionally manipulating, or else Fox is okay with Bones the show suddenly turning into The Fugitive?

    And I’m sure Booth watching Brennan drive away for the umpteenth time while he is left to breathe in the exhaust fumes (at least it’s not cab #5260 this time, amirite?) will never affect their relationship, because because we’re supposed to know that B&B are “solid” and Booth always takes her back anyway, so this is another plot device that will have to end up wrapped up neatly with a little bow and no consequences. Whatever.

    Carla Kettner sure left a doozy of a situation for the writing staff to work their way out of, and I’m not as optimistic about season 8 knowing she’s leaving. She was the best writer on the staff.

  5. lana on May 15th, 2012 7:45 am

    All I can say right now is AMAZING work from David Boreanaz. Both as a director (expertly handling a thrilling season finale episode) and as an actor (the myriad of emotions he displayed last night, from concern to anger to despair, loss and the feeling of being lost). David had improved himself artistically by leaps and bounds, I’m amazed.

  6. Stephanie on May 15th, 2012 8:15 am

    That was a fantastic review Sarah! I, too, thought this was a really great episode – riveting from start to finish and completely heartbreaking at the end. As nice as it was to see B&B become a family this season, I have to admit that these serial killer arcs are where Bones (the show) really, truly shines. And DB did a bang-up job directing (and acting). That closing shot of him sitting on the church steps with the empty infant carrier and the way the camera kind of tilted as it passed his head was brilliant. Almost made me wonder if Pelant had hacked into camera on the street and was watching him…

    Brennan has now run (and really, considering Pelant’s rather unique “talents,” did she have a choice?), the same way her father did all those years ago, and that decision won’t be without consequences, but…I do think Booth understood why she left and why he had to stay (he may not have liked it, but I think he understood). The writers have found a way to “separate” B&B without “breaking” them up in order to maintain the tension and I’m interested to see how everything is going to work out next season.

  7. Lois on May 15th, 2012 10:03 am

    Wonderful Episode. I totally think Booth ‘got it’. Brennan wasn’t running from him, she’s protecting herself and Christine, and also him. Max laid it all out there. I felt awful for Booth, but I also think what she did was understandable. Max made it sound pretty bleak for her. No one wants her to end up like Ethan Sawyer. Pelant could still get to her in prison.

    I hope the time jump is not very long.

    I don’t feel the couple is threatened. They both got their ILY’s for you in.
    I highly anticipate s8 – and wow the reunion between B&B could be really good…if you know what I mean. We got a glimpse of the bedroom……I want to see more of it. 🙂
    Booth has to get Pelant – also can’t wait to see how he reacts to the creep all over the house!!! Then he’ll get his family back! :))

  8. E on May 15th, 2012 10:59 am

    I thought it was a good episode. However, the whole Brennan line to Booth at the end just was a WTF line for mr personally and not the profound moment that HH discussed in an interview, I actually thought ED was off in this episode. I know Brennan was supposed to be hyper rational so maybe this s why she was so robotic to me, including this line to Booth.

    Also, I thought we were supposed to se how Angela knew Brennan better than Booth. All I saw was that Angela truly cares about Brennan but not that she knows her better.

    I guessed what Brennan was going to do when she told Booth that Christine should be baptized and that she would go.

    I enjoyed the episode and DB directing. I love ED most on the show, but in this episode I personally enjoyed her least. Throughout the season, I have just lost that love for her character that I once had. She is just blah to me so often. They just never have a balance with her and I thought she was more normal in seasons three and four.

    Good way to end season.

  9. Mindy on May 15th, 2012 12:24 pm

    Kept me on the edge of my seat the whole hour, at one point I had to remind myself to breathe. I would breathe a whole lot easier if I knew for sure if DB was coming back in the fall. They would really write him out would they!?

  10. Jillian on May 15th, 2012 12:41 pm

    @Mindy DB is definitely coming back. His contract is renewed through season 8.

  11. SueK on May 15th, 2012 1:25 pm

    Really loved the episode from start to finish. The direction of the story and the episode (thanks DB!) was perfect IMHO. Thought Tamara (Cam) was terrific! Also will miss Carla. Can’t wait till next season. Alison, if you come by, look me up on twitter (SueK) we need to vent.

  12. Sally Shires on May 15th, 2012 1:27 pm

    DB was superb, as always, but I was UPSET. Am I the only one? How could she take that baby? You don’t stand there and tell somebody you love them, and the next moment take the baby he loves so deeply away from him. Both my husband and I feel that the story line with this Pelant character stretches believabilty too far. The sniper-gone-rogue Brotsky was believable. But this guy, Pelant, going into their HOUSE? They’re getting ready to arrest Brennan, and no surveillance was there watching? Personally, I hope Booth sues for custody of Christine when she surfaces and finds himself a woman to love him back. Or puts out an Amber alert. Brennan lost my sympathy last night. I don’t like her any more.

  13. Jillian on May 15th, 2012 2:00 pm

    @Sallt Shires Brennan only did it to save their family. If she would have stayed and gone to jail, who knows what Pellant would have done to her in jail. She didn’t tell Booth herself because then he wouldn’t have to lie and be accessory to her fleeing. Also…Booth isn’t going to sue for custody and find someone else. They aren’t breaking up.

  14. Dudoy on May 15th, 2012 2:26 pm

    Game changer?
    Yes, as in the ratings have been slipping steadily and the writers decided to pull the trigger and jump the shark. (Yes, mixed metaphors intentional because THAT’s how bad this was.) It’s the House crashes his car moment from last season.

    So many contrivances that many others are pointing out about Pellant, Brennan, Booth. Just so poorly thought out, even if Bones has never been big on realism. This finale is what happens when the vocal fans only care about the BB personal drama (and Hart Hanson listens even while saying he doesn’t) and the internal logic of the cases become an afterthought.

    You have to watch the show through some serious BB-centric goggles to accept this as legitimate drama. And on that matter, Brennan’s whole ‘I love you, not because of the baby’ was a lame case of tell not show.

  15. madbengalsfan85 on May 15th, 2012 2:36 pm

    While heartcrushing to see, I support what Brennan did. She is protecting her family in the best way she can. Booth going with her would have cost them everything, because as Max said someone needs to fight within the system. If Brennan was arrested, Pelant would be able to keep her in there so running was the best option. You can tell it wasn’t easy for her and I cannot wait until they reunite (s8 sex scene anyone?)

  16. Grandma S on May 15th, 2012 3:08 pm

    Sex scene??? First thing a man would want to do with a woman who took his child from him is make love to her. Sure.

  17. Jillian on May 15th, 2012 3:31 pm

    @madbengalsfan85 I agree. She had no choice. She ran to protect her family and Booth. She couldn’t have gone to jail. Who knows what Pellant would have done to her. Booth couldn’t have gone with her. He had to stay and fight the system…and also, he would have been an accessory to helping her running away.

    Booth understands why she did it. He’s not happy…but he understands. He has not reason to be angry at Brennan and fight her for custody or do some of things that these people are suggesting that he should do to her.

    Also…Hart said that he wants to do a sex scene in season 8, so I’m guessing it will in the premiere when they reunite.

  18. monique scott on May 15th, 2012 3:37 pm

    I love how the show ended booth is going to get his family back and brennan did what she had to do to save herself and her daughter thats what any mother would do. Booth will be upset for only a little while because he loves bones and he told her he would do anything for her including kill for her so people dont get your panties in a bundle in will all turn out good in the end. If people watched the paleyfest this year its only going to be this way for a little bit and andrew leeds is just a guest star. The Squints are going to solve this case angela is a computer genius Cam is doing her job right and i agree they should bring zack back to solve the message ethan sawyer left and max knows exactly what he is doing. Hes doing whats best for his daughter and grandaughter. Have faith people 🙂

  19. monique scott on May 15th, 2012 3:41 pm

    @jillian i agree

  20. df on May 15th, 2012 3:50 pm

    Some of these comments are so crazy. Booth should sue for custody? Hello did we watch the same scene where Pellant was in their HOUSE and in CHRISTINES ROOM taking pictures she would not have been safe. What do you think booth prefers time with his baby even though she is in danger or her being safe but away from him. Also if Brennan went to jail Pellant would control everything and she would be in serious danger. The only thing she could do was run and she shows how much trust and faith she has in booth to beat Pellant because thats the only way this can be resolved and she says she wants to be with him. He would not be Booth if he doesn’t understand that this was the right thing to do and I think he does since he didn’t chase after them or beat up max. It shouldn’t affect their relationship they’re solid as a rock.

  21. AllisonG on May 15th, 2012 3:53 pm

    Off the top of my head, I can think of two fanfiction stories that did a better job with the Partner in Peril trope. And I don’t mean just fan service romance, but better plotting and characterization. First the X-Files redux, then the fanfiction. No wonder I see jump the shark comments on other sites. Different from the rage or crying for last few seasons.
    Speaking of – Gormagon, Amnesia, 1 year apart, the show never bothers with follow through, so I don’t know why we’re supposed to be in a tizzy over this.

    And if the show knows what’s good for it, it will steamroll over this finale too and go back to the procedural. Fans have been blaming the time slot, but the biggest drops came after the season premier and the baby birth episodes.

  22. Dude, WTF? on May 15th, 2012 4:02 pm

    So Pellant is the almighty that Bones can’t risk going to jail. But it makes sense to run because there’s less chance of him tracking down a celebrity author/scientist on the lam with a baby?
    And the FBI is supposed to care about the timing of when Booth found out about Brennan running? Oh, you didn’t know about it beforehand? OK, you’re still part of the system.

    And that’s not even getting into how you can’t magically restore BB’s crime fighting authority after going rogue, no matter how innocent they were. Even for Bones world, that’s absurd. I can’t take any debate over Brennan’s heart or heartlessness seriously because the mind, it’s so clogged up with the stupid.

    I only saw a few episodes this season so I know I shouldn’t bother, but I didn’t realize the show had gotten this soapy and unbelievable.

  23. Samantha on May 15th, 2012 4:06 pm

    I have no words. My stomach was in knots the entire time and I knew Brennan was going to run, though I didn’t expect her to take the baby. And having the baby teary as she drove away, made my heart break. She misses her daddy already!

    I don’t think they can wait much more than the first, maybe the second episode of season 8 to resolve this, I mean, Bones is kind of the entire show!! But I will be interested to see how. I didn’t like that other agent man, he seemed jerky! I hope they bring in someone else to trump him or something.

    Was the video recording Pelant or was that just a viewer? Because I have a video monitor in my daughter’s room but it only sends a signal to the monitor, it doesn’t record. I am confused on if it did. If it did, him smiling at the end makes sense but then Booth would know he switched the clock, if it didn’t, Booth won’t know and Pelant’s smiling makes no sense.

    And did anyone else notice the time on the clock??? 4:47! Still don’t know what that means but it isn’t the first time we have seen it!

    Ugh, the wait until September will be brutal!! But can’t wait 😀

  24. Valerie on May 15th, 2012 4:43 pm

    Wow. Even though I’ll be in a mild state of depression for the next few days…just wow. My heart nearly broke to pieces when Booth went running towards Brennan at what my sister calls “super-human speed” when he finds out she’s becoming a fugitive and running away. I nearly cried when I saw Booth tearing up. Screams could be heard throughout my house when Booth told Max “Tell Bones I’ll get my family back.” Isn’t that why they called the episode ‘The Past in the Present’? Max’s actions that had ruined Brennan’s life as a child–and still today–happening once again; this time Booth being the victim? Sadly, this demeanor is so uncharacteristic of Brennan… I feel like Max really forced her to do it. (and for Christine)
    I don’t think Brennan did it let me get that clear. As soon as the episode finished and my heart rate returned to normal and I checked my Bones app. There was a poll that asked what should Brennan have done. Many chose “Run away…only she can prove her innocence”. How can she prove her innocence? I thought only the Squint Squad could (as said by Max in the final lines of the ep. to Booth) And how could she prove it?
    Finally, the clock said 4:47! I don’t know whether to be upset because Pelant switched their clock when invading the Booth and Brennan household or to be happy. Why happy? you ask–The clock isn’t blinking. Meaning they’re relationship is still in tact. Honestly, I wasn’t sure if B & B’s relationship would have survived if Brennan hadn’t told Booth “We’re not just together because of Christine, I love you.” Brennan still doesn’t fully trust her father and it’s been over 15 years. It’s okay though, Booth and Brennan have chemistry.
    Overall, amazing episode!!! Can’t wait for the four additional Fringe episodes tacked on to season 7 and of course season 8! Hopefully HH and SN will at least reach ep. 187 (ha!) 🙂

  25. Lynn on May 15th, 2012 7:18 pm

    I would like to know if anyone can tell me what episode Ethan Sawyer originally appeared in. I don’t remember seeing him before. I do remember seeing Pelant but I don’t remember the episode. If anyone can tell me, it would be a help.
    a quick e-mail to would be better for me than a post here. Thanks.

  26. Rach on May 15th, 2012 10:12 pm

    Last year’s season finale had 11.57 million viewers. This year was 7.21. (source: TV By the Numbers). No matter which square on the Fan Excuse Bingo card people choose to select – “People are too stupid to get it”, “It’s night is too competitive”, “it wasn’t promoted enough”, etc, and no matter how many interviews HH & SN do where they desperately try to convince the audience that they believe that “The chemistry is better than ever!!1!! The show is better than ever!!!1!”, the fact is that something isn’t working the way they think it is. And Emily Deschanel and Hart Hanson not bothering to come to New York for Upfronts this year doesn’t exactly relay much confidence either.

  27. Jillian on May 15th, 2012 10:20 pm

    @Rach Emily has a baby at home. She can’t just go to the UpFronts in NY.

    Also, they already renewed for a season 8. Ratings really don’t matter at this point.

  28. Mary on May 16th, 2012 1:34 am

    I’m glad Bones took Christine….who knows what Crazy Pelant would do to that child? He was doing SOMETHING in the nursery at B/B’s house…..

    Also, I do believe that their ratings have fallen because: (1) there were only 12-13 episodes, rather than a full run of 22, (2) a lot of fans didn’t know when they were one/not on because of the short run of episode, and (3) FOX moved their night from Thursday (where they were doing very well) to Monday. Rebuilding an audience takes time…..and the Bones run was too short, IMO, to build up that audience this season.

    I never expect too much from Bones; it’s entertainment, not “deep thinking”, so I just appreciate the show for what it is, not for what is isn’t.

  29. Grandma S on May 16th, 2012 8:39 am

    Moving it opposite the blockbuster ‘Dancing with the Stars” – when people were already weeks into this season of the Dancing show and vested in following it, had to be a huge hit to their ratings.

  30. Jennifer on May 16th, 2012 12:10 pm

    Bones has really gone down hill. Ever since she had her baby, the show has been consumed with it, and little else is happening. Yes, I admit, I hate kids and don’t have any. That being said, it seems like every episode is making it seem like if you have to work and leave your kid at daycare, you are not a good parent. If you don’t have background checks on everyone that comes within 50 feet of your kid, you don’t care about your child. It is ridiculous. Yes, it must be nice to have the entire world at your disposal but that is just not reality. Moving on, the season finale was just far fetched. First of all, as soon as brennan became a suspect, they all should have stopped working on the case. Any first year law student would have all that evidence thrown out. There is a huge conflict of interest and that doesn’t stop them. They just keep trudging through breaking rules. Ridiculous. Lastly, I cannot believe that she left with her kid. Once again, I don’t have kids. However, even I know that you don’t do what she did. First of all, you don’t go on the run! Does she have no faith in the system that she has worked for for the last 8 years? Really, how can we continue watching her if the second things don’t go her way, she runs. And on top of that, she took her kid! Yes, that’s smart, take your infant whole running from the law. And how can she say she lives booth, and them do that to him. If I was him, I would never trust her again. She gets her baptized and then takes off. That was the most childish thing I have ever seen. This show used to be about the cases, about the science. Now, it is a soap opera! And you must admit, having an atheist give birth to her child in a manger, like Jesus! Please! This show is over for me. I apologize for any typos, autocorrect is not your friend!

  31. monique scott on May 16th, 2012 3:16 pm

    @jennifer dont forget this story is fiction the writers are not gonna get it right all the time. She did the same thing her father did he did it to protect his children and she is doing the same thing he got exonerated and so will she. Its not a real situation its fiction (and yes i typed the word fiction again) there is no show out there that has had high ratings all the time they made mistakes too. There is a phrase thats says IF YOU DONT LIKE IT DONT WATCH IT. its simple as that HAVE A NICE DAY.

  32. Rach on May 16th, 2012 5:48 pm

    @Jillian Pretty sure babies are portable? And this is her job. She could show up to the Fox presentation and skip the after-party.

    And ratings always matter. The 38% of viewers who stopped watching this year aren’t magically going to come back next year.

  33. Jillian on May 16th, 2012 8:48 pm

    @Rach Tamara said at the UpFronts that Emily wanted to spend time with her child. It has nothing to do with her not feeling confident about her show.

    Also…people also watch online and DVR. Actually, the 18-49 demo ratings for DVR keep increasing each week. Just because the Nielsen’s ratings keep decreasing doesn’t mean that all those people have stopped watching. Also…they already got renewed for a season 8. The ratings won’t change that.

  34. andrea on May 17th, 2012 3:37 pm

    I think the episode was very well done-it quite raptly kept my attention. I’m pretty adept at figuring out the end of suspenseful episodes, but I didn’t expect Brennan to go on the run-that really surprised me. I agree with Rach in regards to ratings as well-I’m not home when Bones airs so I DVR it and watch it around 9pm when I return home. I think there are many fans who do this as well-Nielsen aren’t the only t measure of how well a show is doing and since Bones has been renewed, there’s the proof that Fox has faith in it. I think the shortened season, and the day switch did have an effect on the ratings too. IMO season 7 was a stronger one than season 6-despite the short season, a lot of ground was covered. I think with season 8 will have the time to go more in depth with the story lines; focusing on the drama and the relationship balanced with the cases very successfully. I’m anticipating season 8-I think it will be incredible. Though I’m not happy with Brennan deciding to become a fugitive, I think this decision will make for some intense emotions from the characters when the show returns!

    Note: I regards to Emily Deschanel deciding not to go to the Upfronts in New York; I know this is “part of her job” as Jillian stated, But she is a new mom and has been working very long hours since Bones came back from hiatus. She’s gone to all of these events for years and the flight from California to New York is at least 7 hours. There’s no need to take a baby that distance if it’s not absolutely necessary! Give her a break!

  35. andrea on May 17th, 2012 3:39 pm

    Please excuse some of the typos-it’s been a long week!

  36. Therese on May 19th, 2012 3:28 am

    So damn good I cried.

    Please keep her on the run this coming season, Hart! It would be so epic to do that, but I don’t see it happening. Well, at least I have my imagination. 🙂

  37. Bao on May 25th, 2012 5:47 pm

    This episode was really effective due to the involvement of Brennan’s family. This case was the most shocking to me out of all the other cases. I didn’t expect this kind of ending. I was expecting for the episode to finish the case like any other episodes, but sadly it didn’t. So according to what you mentioned above in your discussing, this case will continue on the next season or episode right? Because I’m so anxious, I want to see the how this case is resolved! ^_^

  38. Ana on May 30th, 2012 3:14 pm

    I really think Booth will not be angry at Brennan, he understands the situation which makes him more determined to catch Pelant.

  39. SueK on June 5th, 2012 1:08 pm


    Sorry but I really get POed regarding comparisons of Fan Fic to TV episodes. Fan Fic writers do NOT have to take into account:

    1-Telling a story in 42 minutes.

    2-Take into account relatively evenly spaced act/scene breaks (or any at all for that matter)

    3-Episode financial budget constraints

    4-Locations, sets and casting for extra characters

    5- Availability of “reoccurring” characters. Want a scene with Max, Parker, Avalon or Dr. Gordon Gordon? Then you better damn well be sure that Ryan O’Neal, Ty Panitz, Cindi Lauper and Stephen Fry are available.

    6- As far as the “spicy” bits in FFs? After all, this is broadcast TV and not a PPV channel.

  40. Cassie on June 22nd, 2012 5:23 pm

    I absolutely LOVED this episode, they could go anywhere with this storyline. And when Brennan had to take Christine my heart nearly broke. But what I don’t understand is why people think Booth didn’t know what was going on. Max said earlier in the episode that she would need to make a break, and judging by the look on Booth’s face when Brennan told him she loved him, he knew what was coming. The man was a military sniper and is a FBI agent, he’s not dumb. It was the only way Brennan could survive and her innocence proved. I’m not happy that she had to do it, but I understand.

  41. ella on July 2nd, 2012 8:48 am

    i haven’t watched beyond epi 8.3rd world country n so on.however the finale sounds exciting.we need to rem thou tht this is fictional.where i come frm,if a body is as decomposed as’bones bodies’ no one would ever find out what happened.we dont evn have dental records!to us,al tht is impossible.showing the baby every now n thn is nt ‘soapy’.it relates the fiction world to this one.the relshp hasnt taken over the cases.and for the its unreal brigade,hw many ppl do u knw that r as rational as bones?she’s unreal bt we luvd ha frm the start.lets just watch the show until we cant.4 me tht wil b wen BB break up.i really hate sweets n daisy.they r only abt still i watch.

  42. ella on July 2nd, 2012 9:05 am

    oh.and in episode 5 where bones left booth stranded in the boondocks, in my world he would have beaten her to within an inch of her life wen he got home.and after hearing the story,the village would av stood by him.strange huh?