BONES’ Emily Deschanel: The Return of Pelant Makes Brennan ‘Question Some of Her Core Beliefs’
April 23, 2013 by Marisa Roffman
As if our favorite BONES characters haven’t had enough trauma lately, next week’s season finale will bring some massive shifts as Pelant shows up once again to wreak havoc.
“They just thought they were going to lose one of their own with Arastoo [in “The Pathos in the Pathogens”], and Pelant is scary,” BONES star Emily Deschanel (Brennan) told reporters. “He’s someone who’s brilliant — maybe Brennan is a little bit smarter than him, but it’s hard to say. She hasn’t faced somebody quite as terrifying and challenging as him, and [he’s] targeting them. It’s pretty scary. She’s been raising her child with Booth; there are so many things that have happened in the last two years, they don’t have a moment to think about their lives and themselves and their relationship. Booth and Brennan get together, they get pregnant right away, and then have to raise a child together, and Brennan’s always been this person that’s said, ‘I’m not going to have children, I’m not going to get married’ and she’s kind of going along, but she’s not been forced to examine her life and that relationship. So when this happens with Pelant, it really forces her to look at her life and herself and her relationship and her feelings and why she feels certain ways about certain things. It makes her question some of her core beliefs. It’s a very pivotal time for her.”
Aside from Brennan’s soul-searching, her job will continue to keep her on her toes as Pelant branches out in his trouble-making.
“We may see multiple victims from Pelant,” Deschanel said. “It actually feels more targeted towards the FBI than the Jeffersonian, but of course, we’re partners with the FBI, as a whole. And Booth being Brennan’s partner in life and in their work, it feels personal even though no one is really targeted at the Jeffersonian. We are working…to solve this case, to find Pelant, to stop him however possible. To figure out what he’s doing, because he always has a hidden agenda as we’ve learned. He’s not just killing some person at random. There’s a reason he’s chosen the victims he’s chosen, there’s a reason he’s killed them in the way that he has, and there’s a meaning behind it.”
And as BONES executive producer Stephen Nathan teased, things will be especially bad for Sweets.
“If affects not only Booth at the FBI, but it affects Sweets,” Deschanel noted. “Pelant is targeting Booth, but it’s affecting Sweets as well: Pelant is taking information he’s learned from Sweets and is toying with him as well as he’s on this killing rampage. So Pelant…in this instance might be involving other people. We’re trying to figure out and investigate how he’s doing it. And so it gets scary when he’s possibly recruiting other people to do work for him.”
But will our guys finally be able to catch Pelant after chasing after him for more than a season and a half?
“[There’s] some closure, but the story is definitely ongoing,” Deschanel teased.
BONES season finale airs Monday, April 29th at 8 PM on Fox.
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