‘Bones’ Season 8 Premiere Trailers Reveal Booth & Brennan Reunion

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Bones fans yearning for a glimpse of the veteran show’s eighth season were given a double treat as the network aired its first look at season 8 during primetime, then followed it up this weekend with extended episode clip during the Fox Fall Preview 2012.

It’s no huge surprise that Fox is capitalizing on the tension from the Bones season 7 finale, with Brennan (Emily Dechanel) on the run and serial killer Pelant (Andrew Leeds) on the loose. The now-blonde forensic anthropologist will have to stay one step ahead of the FBI, which shouldn’t prove too difficult with Max (Ryan O’Neal) and Angela (Michaela Conlin) keeping her in the loop.

Also not surprising is that Booth (David Boreanaz) refuses to sit this one out on the sidelines. Those pining for the return of Kung-fu Brennan should be pleased with the couple’s reunion scene. And it feels like they could be back in DC as Brennan, ever the logical one, calmly goes over the facts while Booth frets about her spending the rest of her life either on the run or in prison.

The ending clip with FBI Special Agent Hayes Flynn (Reed Diamond) in the Hoover conference room demanding to know just how many members of the Jeffersonian team are helping Booth and Brennan on the side almost makes you feel sorry for him. Let’s hope his learning curve isn’t as steep as Brennan’s.

That brings us to the Fox Fall Preview:

Overused puns from Ike Barinholtz aside, it’s clear that while the premiere will be fraught with tension the show will soon return to its crimedy roots. The extended clip from the Royal Diner shows a reinstated Booth and Brennan hashing out case details as they always have. Brennan exercises her sports metaphor muscles while Booth plays along with mild amusement. Her “Atta Boy!” butt slap is only topped by Booth’s furtive glance to make sure no one else saw.

For the last two years, Bones has stumbled around trying to find its stride with fans after season 6′s disastrous love triangle and Emily Dechanel’s unexpected pregnancy that drastically altered the course of season 7. The Pelant cases last season were well-received and should be again providing Hart Hanson and his writers can follow-through, despite losing key writer and executive producer Carla Kettner to Fox’s new drama, Mob Doctor.  If they can regain that rhythm between quality cases and engaging character arcs, they have the potential to rebuild their audience and secure themselves a future far beyond season 8.


Bones premieres Monday, September 17th at 8/7c on Fox

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  1. Remember Zach Addy….yeah….

    • yes, that was the coolest thing ever, but i was so sad when we found out he worked for Gormogon and he had to leave :(

  2. can’t wait for season 8. let’s see sweets go up against pelant!!!! would be so hot. love pelant. such a different type of serial killer than we’ve seen. more please.

  3. While I do agree with the excitement over the new season, I heartily disagree with your comment re: rebuilding the audience.

    This statement makes it sound as though the entire audience crumbled during seasons 7 & 8, which is more of your opinion rather than a fact. The introduction of Hannah and the shortened S7 may have been disheartening for some, but not everyone was dissatisfied with these storylines, as your comment suggests.

    • Sorry, that should have been Season 6 and 7. That’s what I get for typing before I’ve had some caffeine.

  4. that was totally the problem. shortened season and there was a long time in between some eps. this season is going to be da bomb. just watched new opening credits. totally amazing. plus b and b are going to get back together. and they have a solid villain to keep them on their toes. is it september 17th yet? can’t wait.

  5. I wonder how long they are going to keep Pelant around in season 8. I hope they find a way to exonerate Bones and keep Pelant lurking around in the season, but I suppose there has to be a conclusion to this story arc that includes imprisonment or death for him. I work nights at Dish so I’m glad I turned on the PrimeTime Any Time feature on my Hopper to keep up with the show. My DVR automatically records three hours of primetime coverage on the big four networks, which is nice since I don’t have to worry if I forget to set a recording. I just hope the show doesn’t lose its semi-comedic tone since I read that this season supposedly has a darker tone.

  6. Can’t wait for season 8 to start. I was thrilled when Booth and Bones finally got together. It was like, what took you so long. I just hope they don’t drag out the Pelant character getting his come upings to long. I can’t wait to see the team kick a little butt to the bad guy.

    • yeah, i dont want them to drag it out either, to be honest i just want them to arrest him in the first 1-3 episodes of season 8. but i wanna know what the whole story is with the bomb that pelant put in their house!!! if any one lives in America and sees this, please, please, please tell me! i wanna know!!! im very impatient like that

  7. I am in love with bones, but since i don’t like in America i have to wait an extra 6 months for it to come out, it is killing me. But i disagree about the 7-8 season interest thing, i really got interested with that whole thing between Gormogon and Zack Addy that is when i really fell in love with Bones, i have just grown to love it even more.

  8. by the way, i meant to say “live in America” not “like in America”