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9x11 - The Spark in the Park Airs: Monday, December 6th, 2013
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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Bones wraps up its current season tonight with an episode that’s going to show fans just how bad computer hacker madman Christopher Pelant (Andrew Leeds) can be. And Emily Deschanel couldn’t be prouder of the fact that eight seasons in, the show can still keep the audience on its toes. “I feel like new life has been breathed into the show,” she says of this season. “It doesn’t feel like we’re winding down, it feels like we’re revving up.”
To prepare for tonight’s episode, airing at 8 p.m. ET on Fox, Deschanel chatted with EW about what fans can expect.
ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: Pelant is back tonight. He always hits a nerve with the Jeffersonian group, so how does everyone react to him being back? DESCHANEL: I think it’s emotional for everybody. We’re essentially being targeted. He’s had his sights on all of us, and this time, it seems very targeted toward Booth, specifically. The victims — there may be multiple victims — have connections to the FBI, and Booth knows [the first] victim well. So it’s a big deal. It’s very disturbing to say the least.
How is Brennan feeling?
It’s of course terrifying for Brennan because here she is getting closer and closer to Booth, they have a child together — the idea of losing Booth has become a possibility. It just makes their relationship even closer, but certainly it feels very personal and terrifying and so it definitely effects Brennan deeply….Before, she only had herself, so she didn’t care. If she died, she died. She didn’t worry about losing somebody else because she wasn’t close enough to anyone. Now, it’s a big deal.
Pelant’s presence always brings up interesting moral questions for the characters. Is that the case this time around?
Definitely some moral questions come up, and life questions come up for Booth and Brennan. They have to make decisions within their natures….It has them questioning what their lives are like and the choices they’ve made and if they’re happy with that. So it might cause them to make some big decisions in their life, too.
It’s definitely discussed. It’s definitely addressed. What the outcome is? I can’t really say. But it’s definitely addressed in this episode, and it certainly makes Brennan question her own beliefs and all of that. It’s a big — lots of things happen. It’s a big episode.
How do you feel about the prospects for the story if Bones and Booth are married or engaged one day, whenever that happens? From your perspective, does it feel like there’s a lot to mine there?
You know what? [The writers] always come up with new stories for whatever different status we have. I think it helps that we’re doing things out of order because it kept the show very interesting. We went from sexual tension to, oh, raising a child together. [laughs] So that’s a big deal, and it’s throwing these characters into different situations that are new to them. Now they’re figuring out how to raise a child from their two wildly different perspectives. I think if they got engaged or married it would bring some interesting new stories to the show, and it would just be a new opportunity for them to showcase their quirky, witty repartee.
Last, there’s a cliffhanger I assume. Tell me what you can.
The last minutes…it’s like the last few season finales where you really have to watch until the very late minute. I think there will be conflicting responses to the end of this episode. I think it really takes you on a roller coaster. And I think there will be happiness when certain things happen and sadness when other things happen.
One voice, on the telephone, is a writer asking about Monday’s tense season finale of her Fox show “Bones.”
Another voice, a few feet away, is Henry Hornsby. Henry is 18 months old. He’s hungry, or he’s wet, and he don’t care nothing about no stinking season finale.
Every few questions, then, Deschanel politely asks the voice on the phone for a repeat.
“What were we talking about again?” she says. “Sorry. Mommy brain.”
Deschanel may be the star of a hit TV show, a pretty good gig that Fox has just renewed for a ninth season next year. That doesn’t make the Mommy part any easier.
“It’s incredibly difficult to balance work and raising a child,” says the 36-year-old Deschanel. “It kills me every day. I struggle with it every day.
“It gets a little easier as he gets older . . . . But I still don’t think I balance it very well. Like right now, I really want to be with him, but I’m doing this.”
She then finds herself apologizing again, because that didn’t come out quite the way she meant it.
No one holds it against her, of course. It’s more like funny, because that’s just the sort of thing she might say on the TV show in her character as Temperance “Bones” Brennan.
Bones is brilliant, just not always sensitive to nuance.
What Bones will sense in Monday’s finale, Deschanel says, is danger. Christopher Pelant (Andrew Leeds), who Deschanel calls the most ominous villain in the show’s eight seasons, returns with malevolence on his mind.
Where before Pelant has targeted Bones, this time he’s after Seeley Booth (David Boreanaz), the father of Bones’ child.
When she senses a threat to Booth, she says, “Brennan will go farther than she’s ever gone before . . . to protect him.”
Yet at the same time, “It also makes her think about her life and their baby and their relationship.
“She never thought she’d have children. She never thought she’d get married. Everything has happened so fast, and this makes her stop to think about it.”
So even though she would do anything to protect him, she now asks if she wants to stay with him.
It’s an intense episode, says Deschanel, and she says that while some things will be resolved, aspects of the Pelant storyline will continue into next season.
In other words, it’s complicated. So is life.
“This job [acting], if you do it well, is extremely difficult,” says Deschanel. “Parenting, if done well, is even more difficult.”
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Believe it or not, the “Bones” Season 8 finale is coming up fast with “The Secret in the Siege” airing on Monday (April 29). What can we expect from this ending? Thanks to series star Emily Deschanel, we have a few spoilers to share.
Here are the top 5 things to know about the episode.
1. Booth (David Boreanaz) is the target of Christopher Pelant (Andrew Leeds) this time.
While Pelant has previously focused his targeting on Brennan, the Season 8 finale will have the target shift a bit to Booth and the FBI. The fact that Booth shot Pelant when last the two men met may have something to do with the villain’s new focus.
2. Brennan’s worry for Booth will lead her to reevaluate her relationship priorities.
“[Pelant] really forces her to look at her life and herself and her relationship and why she feels certain ways about certain things and makes her question some of her core beliefs,” Deschanel said. “It’s a very pivotal time for her.”
3. The return of Pelant may bring about some forward movement in the Booth-Brennan relationship.
Over the past season, not much has changed between Booth and Brennan. They’re living together and they have a baby, but we’re still waiting to see if this will lead to marriage or something else. The Season 8 finale — and the return of Christopher Pelant — may change that. “She realizes that, you know, Pelant could get him. Booth is in danger,” Deschanel explained. “Feeling Booth’s mortality and the possibility of him being in danger, and the concept of even living without him, kind of brings things to a forefront with Brennan.”
4. We can expect multiple murder victims.
It starts with just one FBI agent, but it sounds like Pelant isn’t going to stop there. Instead, several of Booth’s colleagues could be doomed before the episode ends.
5. How far will Brennan go to protect a loved one?
Dr. Brennan just likes her intern, Arastoo Vaziri, but she was willing to stick a hypodermic needle (allegedly filled with a deadly disease) into a criminal to save his life. So what would she do when someone she loves — like Booth — is in danger? “Brennan is willing to go farther than she’s ever gone to protect somebody that she loves,” Emily Deschanel said. “I think there’s really no bounds to her protecting.”
The “Bones” Season 8 finale, “The Secret in the Siege,” airs on Monday, April 29 at 8pm on FOX.
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Emily Deschanel, 36, hits a high note playing Dr. Temperance Brennan on the FOX series Bones. This week she chatted with PEOPLE about one last thing …
Last thing I indulged in
Oh, chocolate. For Easter I ordered these vegan, organic chocolate bunnies and eggs for a bunch of people, and I was the only one who ate them! I let myself eat too much, so I’m on the straight and narrow now.
Last song I sang out loud
We are always singing on the set. We once got into trouble for singing the whole soundtrack to Annie. I had [she sings] “We’re gonna rock down to Electric Avenue” in my head all day yesterday. It was my own little party for a while, and then [costar] David Boreanaz joined in.
Last time I cringed
I’ve been watching Homeland. There are definitely moments in that show where I’m like, “Don’t do that!”
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I’ll take any kind of Bones spoiler you’re willing to share! — Maggie ADAM: You’ve heard that this season’s penultimate episode is crazy-intense, right? “It’s kind of shot like 24 and everyone’s life is in danger,” executive producer Stephen Nathan says of the episode, which features an outbreak of a highly contagious, deadly disease in the lab that will infect one of the team members. Since Booth is furiously trying to get into the locked-down Jeffersonian, conventional wisdom might point to Brennan being the afflicted. But our money is on Cam or her new lover Arastoo. “[This] crisis deepens their relationship quite a bit,” Nathan teases. “It’s going to be very intense for them.”
Los Angeles Magazine wrote a nice piece on Emily in the April 2013 issue. Born and raised in L.A., the Bones star talks vintage Venice, Topanga hitchhiking, and East Coast rivalry. Check it out below:
I went to college in Boston, then moved to New York before coming back to Los Angeles. On the East Coast, when you tell people you’re from here, sometimes they say, “I’m sorry.” I’m offended by that. The city has so many wonderful things to offer, but I think people come here, see strip malls, and it doesn’t appeal to them. I can see why, but when I leave L.A., it’s not like the strip malls are what’s calling me back. Sometimes I ask people if they have been to L.A. and a lot of times they haven’t, but they have a perspective that it’s lacking in history, beauty, and culture. But the treasures are hidden here. You have your own treasures, of course, then something comes up you didn’t know about. A couple of years ago I discovered the Hollyhock House in Hollywood. I had driven past the area a thousand times, and I had no idea you could visit a Frank Lloyd Wright house. There are so many gems like that, especially downtown. I love the Bradbury Building—my father [cinematographer Caleb Deschanel] took me there as a child.
I grew up near Santa Monica and the Palisades, but we traveled with my dad for his work, so we always had an outside perspective and appreciated what Los Angeles has to offer. I remember going to Santa Monica Pier as a child, and we’d play Skee-Ball and ride the bumper cars. I went to preschool near Abbot Kinney in Venice and remember Main Street, and it was completely different, not as clean as it is now. There was a grittiness that I remember fondly. I liked the documentary Dogtown and Z-Boys because it had all this footage of Venice and Santa Monica. It’s a little before my time—I was born in the ’70s and grew up in the ’80s—but the Vans shoes, shaggy hair, and the guys who surfed and skateboarded trickled over into the ’80s. That grittiness is in a few corners still, and I’ll see it and say to my husband [actor David Hornsby], “Oh, that reminds me of old Santa Monica.”
It wasn’t that long ago, but so much has changed. In the ’90s, when I was in high school, I had friends in Topanga Canyon and Malibu who hitchhiked. My uncle did that in the ’60s, but you don’t think of people doing that in the ’90s, which is kind of crazy. I didn’t because I was too much of a goody two-shoes, but I do remember taking the bus along PCH to go to high school until I learned to drive.
Los Angeles will always be my home. I don’t know if I could feel that way about another place. And my family is here. My sister and my husband both work on the same [Fox] lot as I do, which is incredible. It’s nice to be in one place and have a job that keeps me in L.A. I’ve had lots of actor friends move here from New York, and I tell them it takes a year to feel settled. You have to work harder and make more effort, but it’s worth it.
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