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The Jeffersonian team investigates the murder of a nationally ranked gymnast, whose remains were hit by lightning and scattered throughout a public park. Although evidence points to a fellow gymnast (guest star Maroney) as the key suspect, Brennan and Booth discover the victim was leading a double life. Meanwhile, Booth gets upset when Brennan shows surprising empathy for the victim's father (guest star Schiff), and Cam confronts the woman who stole her identity.
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PREVIOUSLY ON… | Booth hastily (and awkwardly) called off his engagement to Brennan after Pelant threatened to kill a handful of innocents if he failed to do so, leaving his would-be bride heartbroken. Elsewhere, Sweets felt responsible for the unintentional role he played in Pelant’s latest killing spree.
COMING UP NEXT | The action jumps ahead several months, where Booth and Brennan’s relationship is on the verge of buckling under the strain of The Lie. “The first episode will clearly revolve around how Brennan and Booth deal with the fact that the wedding was called off,” shares exec producer Stephen Nathan, who confirms that the star-crossed lovers will eventually mend fences and (hallelujah!) tie the knot during Season 9. And have no fear — this won’t be some rinky-dink, half-assed affair. “We’ve been waiting over eight years for this and we really want to deliver the wedding that everybody hopes for,” assures Nathan. “It’s our intention that when [viewers] get an invitation, it’s well worth wearing a clean suit and buying a nice gift.” Elsewhere, Sweets takes a guilt trip to the inner city to explore a new job opportunity, and Hodgins is reunited with a surprising family member.
TVLINE BONUS SPOILER | Something happens in Episode 2 that rocks Cam’s world — and subsequently impacts her burgeoning romance with Arastoo. “It’s not a disease or anything like that,” Nathan notes. “But it’s something she will have to contend with for [the rest of] this season.”
“Bones” returns to Fox for its ninth season this fall, and star Emily Deschanel reflected on the big TV milestone.
“I never even comprehended that nine was a possibility in any realm whatsoever,” Emily, who plays Dr. Temperance “Bones” Brennan on the show, told Access Hollywood at Fox’s TCA bash in Los Angeles last week.
When Emily’s show premiered back in 2005, she said she couldn’t have imagined that it would have such a lengthy lifespan, outlasting several other shows on the network.
“When I started the show, I thought, ‘This show could go for three years!’ but that was the longest I could possibly conceive of and then, as the show went on, it’s just like — it just keeps going and it blows your mind that it just continues,” she added. “But now, we’re longer than ‘House’ and longer than ’24,’ which were hugely successful shows on Fox. I just feel so blessed that we are continuing and in our ninth season, so we’ll see how far we go.”
The Season 9 premiere of “Bones” kicks off at 8/7c on Monday, September 16 and Emily’s Brennan character, and David Boreanaz’s Special Agent Seeley Booth have hit a very rocky romantic road.
“When we come back this season, we’re not in a good place,” she said.
Especially thanks to the serial killer – Pelant – blackmailing Booth into not accepting Brennan’s proposal.
“There’s that serial killer stopping us from getting married and Booth has rejected Brennan’s proposal and she doesn’t know why and so they’re really unhappy at the beginning of the season,” she said. “We just filmed the first episode back, so it’s unusual to see these characters in that way. Especially Brennan — I don’t understand why our relationship’s not working, it’s just sad.”
Brennan doesn’t know that Booth is being blackmailed and Emily said it will be interesting to see if Brennan can follow her heart instead of her head.
“There’ s a secret and he has a perfectly good reason [not to marry her], but we’ll see if Brennan is able to kind of have faith in something and she’s such a person who goes for empirical data, who goes for patterns and sequences, and we’ll see if she’s able to have faith, without having proof,” Emily said. “And it may require her… to have faith for them to be OK and we’ll see if that’s possible.”
A blast from the past could play a role in saving Booth and Brennan’s future when Bones Season 9 gets underway.
In the second episode of the Fox fave’s new season (which opens Monday, Sept. 16), B&B go undercover at a couples retreat — but as “Tony and Roxy,” the personae they first created in Season 2′s “The Woman in the Sand.”
And one way or another, things are gonna get hot for the duo.
As Tony and Roxy, “We get to do sweat lodges, which I have personal experience with,” Emily Deschanel reports. (“I went to Crossroads School, and that was part of the curriculum!” she explains with a laugh.)
Alas, before any sweating commences, things are still chilly for Brennan and Booth in the wake of him bailing on their brand-new engagement, at Pelant’s bidding.
“There’s some tension there still,” Deschanel previews. “But as I’ve been saying, we start out in a bad place this season and it’s a slow journey to getting back together. [Entering Episode 2] we’re in a place that’s not great, but it’s better than where we started — so at least there’s hope there.”
Maybe Booth can restore their romance wholesale with one grand, romantic gesture? “Yeah…. Yeah…,” Deschanel agrees with a grin. “And that’s all I’m going to say!”
This is another interview from the 2013 Comic-Con “Bones” panel. This is the first time I’m seeing the interview and even though the panel was days and days ago, I figured I’d go ahead and post for others who haven’t seen it. Enjoy!
It took Temperance Brennan a long time to get there.
For a duration of Bones, this character was opposed to marriage, relying more on her head than her heart and refusing to commit to such a step with Booth.
But something changes on Bones Season 8, just in time for Brennan to have her heart broken. In this exclusive interview with Emily Deschanel from Comic-Con, we ask the actress about Brennan’s decision and get an update on her mental state heading into Season 9.
Actress Emily Deschanel recently dished about how much she loves being vegan and speaking up for animals. The “Bones” star has called for people to ditch dairy for its cruelty, and said she always pushes for “Bones” to shine a light on animal and environmental topics.
Deschanel is now calling for support of a fundraising campaign for a vegan shoe line. Beyond Skin Vegan Shoes recently launched the campaign on Kickstarter.com, aiming to raise funds for their new line of “affordable, wearable yet stylish” cruelty-free shoes. “Are you a woman who like shoes? Help out this great (cruelty free vegan) company and get shoes in return!” Deschanel tweeted yesterday. Yup, there are some pretty cool perks when you donate to the Kickstarter – ranging from a shoutout on the Beyond Skin Facebook page all the way up to a chance to design your very own pair of vegan shoes which you’ll own in five different colors (and you get to order more!).
Beyond Skin writes, “We are a 10 year old, self-funded, indie, UK vegan footwear label dedicated to designing cruelty-free, luxury shoes for stylish, discerning ladies. We have created this Kickstarter project as we hope to be able to put into production an exciting new diffusion line of comfy, wearable yet stylish ladies vegan shoes to sit alongside our current luxury ’boutique’ collection. This exciting new range will launch with 10 styles, which have been designed for everyday wear at a more affordable price-point without sacrificing our signature, vintage inspired aesthetic and will with your help be exclusively available at our online store www.beyondskin.co.uk.”
Currently, the company launches one collection each season, available in small, independently-owned boutiques as well as the Beyond Skin website. “We are now at a crucial point within our business that in order for us to move forward and flourish, we need to reach a much wider audience and cast our vegan net further afield,” they add.
Ten different pairs, already designed, will be included in the new line that Beyond Skin says is crafted with “high-quality Italian leather alternatives.”
Check out Beyond Skin’s fundraising campaign video below!
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I’m so excited for a Bones wedding! Got any other scoop about the new season? — Melanie ADAM: When the new season begins, Brennan is still noticeably devastated that Booth, under the duress of Pelant, called off the engagement. “Booth is not someone who sits well with unhappiness,” creator Hart Hanson says. “He wants to fix things and that’s what he’s trying to do. His desire [is] to kill Pelant.” So will he? “He’s not usually like that; he’s not a killer. But… Caroline and Sweets are very concerned,” he teases.
Question: So, the Bones crew made a really big announcement at their Comic-Con panel: Booth and Brennan are getting married! Do you have any idea when the wedding will be taking place during Season 9? —Maria Ausiello: I tried mightily to get an answer out of Hanson, but he wouldn’t budge. “I’m not telling you when,” he protested, before adding with a laugh, “That’s my one shred of self dignity.” I did succeed in getting HH to cough up an extremely vague detail about the type of wedding they will have, as well as an update on the possibility of a 10th season. Oh, and the show’s dreaded move to Friday night? Not necessarily happening! Press PLAY below for the complete Q&A.
The last season of Bones ended on a cliffhanger that left Booth turning down Brennan’s proposal in order to keep both of them safe from Pelant.
At Comic-Con 2013, stars Emily Deschanel and David Boreanaz, along with creator Hart Hanson and executive producer Stephen Nathan sat down to talk about where Booth and Brennan will be as the series begins and how the wrinkle in their relationship will also affect those closes to them – including Hodgins and Angela.
TV Line has posted a wonderful, wonderful recap for their readers recapping the “Bones” panel at the 2013 Comic-Con Convention. It looks as though we are getting a wedding sometime in the future, as well as some time-jump scoop going on! Enjoy the read and keep checking back for clips from the panel!
Stock up on rice (or whatever congratulatory adornment Brennan’s favorite obscure ancient tribe uses), because make no mistake, Fox’s Bones is heading for a wedding in Season 9.
“We’re not fooling you — they will get married this season,” show boss Hart Hanson shared on Friday afternoon at Comic-Con.
Brennan famously (and as had been agreed upon) popped the question to her main man in the Season 8 finale — a moment which Emily Deschanel and David Boreanaz recreated on the Comic-Con stage, yet with the roles reversed.
“Bones, you have been there for me for so long,” he poured his heart out. “You have had so much meaning in my life as this character. I am asking you, would you please marry me?”
Alas as it played out in the finale, Booth abruptly bailed on his brand-new fiance, unbeknownst to her due to pressure from the pesky, deadly Pelant.
More scoop on the season premiere, Booth and Brennan’s changing relationship and more below:
GROWING PAINS | The season opener, which starts shooting Tuesday, will feature a three-month time jump. “The relationship between Brennan and Booth will be slightly different,” teased executive producer Ian Toynton. “The relationship has been pushed to a different level, a different place. They’re in a serious place.”
KILLER BADDIE | Boreanaz’s feelings on Big Bad Pelant? “He’s getting a little old,” replied the actor. “He needs to go fast. From Booth’s perspective, he’s really annoying. … I really think Booth should take him out, in a really strong manner.” And he may get his wish. Hanson accidentally let slip that he does know how Pelant will eventually die.
BOOTH SEEKS HELP | As Boreanaz hinted to TVLine, viewers this season will meet an ex-priest “who has past with Booth,” teased Hanson. “Everybody’s mad at Booth for reneging on the engagement and he doesn’t have anyone he can talk to. So he seeks out the man he used to talk to.”
SQUINTERN ON WHEELS | Should the show lose another squintern to some other acting gig, the next one will be “someone in a wheelchair who is just unbearable,” revealed Hanson, who’d like to “have some fun” with the “not politically correct” character.
SWEET LOVE | Of another couple’s future, Hanson would only say, “Sweets is still in the show, and Daisy is still in the show.”
CRIMES OF THE HEART | Booth and Brennan’s next undercover gig will involve a couples’ retreat. While they’re there trying to solve a murder, they’ll also uncover some of their own “brutal problems,” hinted Hanson.
TEEN FLASHBACK | Hanson has an ambitious, unusual idea for an episode: “[We're] struggling to find a way to do a show where we see everybody as a young teen doing their jobs in the Jeffersonian and the FBI,” he shared. “I think it would be really fun to have kids playing them. We don’t know how to do it yet.”
BLAST FROM THE PAST | On the neverending question of whether Dr. Zack Addy will return, Hanson said, “It’s on the list of things to do. We don’t have plans for it. We don’t not have plans for it.”
As mentioned, the timeslot for “Bones” will be changing. When it premieres in the fall, it will be at its normal timeslot on Monday’s at 8:00 PM. However, in late fall after The World Series, Fox is moving “Bones” to Fridays at 8:00 PM. To check out the full schedule, click here.
No Bones about it: Booth and Brennan are on the move. New Girl‘s Nick and Jess, meanwhile, scored the most coveted timeslot in all of TV.
Fox on Monday announced its official schedule for the 2013-14 TV season, and herewith are the biggest headlines: After launching its ninth season in its regular Monday/8 pm timelsot, Bones will relocate to Fridays at 8 pm in late fall (after the World Series); a special episode of New Girl (in addition to one of Fox’s freshman comedies) will air after the network’s telecast of Super Bowl XLVII on Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014; at midseason Glee will hand over its Thursday-at-9/8c timelost to the Greg Kinnear legal drama Rake (Glee will resume its fifth season in late spring and run through June); and M. Night Shyamalan’s event series Wayward Pines (starring Matt Dillon) will launch in 2014.
Elsewhere, a limited series reboot of 24 is set to launch next May, J.J. Abrams’ new post-apocalyptic cop drama Almost Human will assume Bones‘ Monday perch post-baseball, where it will lead into fellow rookie drama Sleepy Hollow (The Following will reclaim the 9/8c slot at midseason).
On tap for midseason, in addition to American Idol and The Following: New series Gang Related, Surviving Jack, Us & Them and Murder Police.
Fox has not yet decided the fate of The Cleveland Show.
Bones star Emily Deschanel is encouraging moms to boycott cows’ milk and embrace a vegan diet to show compassion for cattle.
The 36 year-old actress has teamed up with animal rights organization People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) for a new video campaign urging women to raise their children on vegan diets and stop supporting the “cruel” dairy industry.
In the video, Deschanel, who has a 20-month-old son Henry, says, “As a mother, I experience the joy of raising my son every day. But not all moms are so lucky. Mother cows on dairy farms have their young traumatically torn away from them shortly after birth so that the milk meant for their calves can be sold to people instead.
“The best way to help cows abused by the dairy industry and keep your family healthy is to stock your fridge with delicious vegan foods. Please join me in standing up for all mothers by refusing to support the cruel dairy industry.”
Deschanel is the latest celebrity to promote a vegan diet alongside PETA, following in the footsteps of Joaquin Phoenix, Casey Affleck, Alicia Silverstone and Mayim Bialik.
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Bones giveth, and Bones (quickly and cruelly) taketh away.
In Monday’s season finale of the long-running Fox drama, Brennan — buoyed in part by a certain Big Bad’s escalating reign of terror — overcame her aversion to marriage and popped the question to Booth. His answer? “Hell, yes!”
But in a heartbreaking twist, Pelant (who has an allergic reaction to even the whiff of happiness, particularly where B&B are concerned) threatened to whack five random strangers if Booth didn’t end the engagement. And adding insult to injury, Booth wasn’t allowed to tell Brennan why he was calling it off!
Cut to a bewildered and devastated Brennan, cue the closing credits.
In the following Q&A, Bones EP Stephen Nathan takes us inside the action-packed hour and teases what’s to come in Season 9 (hint: time jumps, deaths, rigged alarm clocks, possible break-ups and more!)
TVLINE | What you did to Booth and Brennan was just… not right. [Laughs] It was so much fun to do!
TVLINE | Couldn’t Booth, you know, tell Brennan what was really going on somewhere outside of Pelant’s reach — like in the shower?
No. There’s too much at stake. It’s not just Brennan’s life but Christine’s, too. He has a daughter he has to think about. And Pelant is crazy. Booth doesn’t want to test those waters, not before they figure out how to get them. And I can promise that they will, and we already know how. Pelant will not live forever.
TVLINE | Will he live beyond the Season 9 premiere?
Yes. He won’t go quietly into the night.
TVLINE | Will the premiere pick up right where the finale left off?
There will be a bit of a time jump. It’s not going to be huge, but it’s going to be enough of a time jump that we can tell their relationship has been through something. It becomes an issue of trust between Booth and Brennan. It’s a very difficult emotional situation for them to be in. We have a lot to contend with heading into Season 9 with this tension and rift. It’s going to be a lot to surmount.
TVLINE | How serious will this obstacle be? Is it going to jeopardize the relationship?
The potential for that is definitely there. We don’t want to soft-pedal this. There’s a secret, and relationships don’t really thrive when one or both parties are withholding something. And I think that’s what we’re going to see. And we do have some episodes that we’re developing now that embrace that conflict.
TVLINE | How hard is Sweets going to take the unintended role he played in Pelant’s latest killing spree?
He definitely feels responsible for the death of those people, because Pelant was using Sweets’ work. So there’s fallout from that.
TVLINE | And Booth, I’m guessing, will be on the warpath.
Yes. When Season 9 opens up, we will see him quite obsessed with Pelant, quite obsessed with the fact that he wants this guy out of his life. Going through [normal] channels is not working.
TVLINE | Is it now safe to say Pelant messing with Booth and Brennan’s alarm clock last season was just a red herring? It hasn’t been revisited since.
That will play into what comes up next season. That is something we will revisit.
TVLINE | Even though it was a short-lived engagement, the question-popping scene was really sweet. Was there any discussion about having her get down on one knee?
We never wanted to do anything excessively traditional with Brennan. And it seemed to us that we had to put her in a situation where she could be spontaneous — something that we’ve seen evolve in her life over time. She’s always so rational that having her character evolve where she can spontaneously do something, she can rationalize it later as she did in the episode, but the reality is she couldn’t imagine living without Booth.
TVLINE | This totally sets things up for Booth to eventually turn the tables and do the proposing himself.
That crossed our minds. But we will have to see how it will unfold. We have our ideas on how this situation might resolve, but it might in no way fall into the current expectations of the fans.