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Bones Season 8 Spoilers: Time Jump, Fugitive Brennan, More!

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With the dust still settling after the surprising Bones season finale last night, in which Christopher Pelant framed Brennan for murder, talk has already turned to where we'll pick up next fall in Season 8.

Having left Pelant (and Booth) in her wake, Brennan took off with daughter Christine in what was a surprising cliffhanger to say the least. She is officially a fugitive from justice, with a newborn to boot.

Where do we go from here? Creator and executive producer Hart Hanson discusses what's next in an interview with TV Line, offering fans a sneak peek at Bones Season 8. Spoilers / excerpts below ...

Brennan, Booth, Baby

On the time jump to come: It always works for us to have the same amount of time pass for our characters as it did our audience, and I believe we will be close to that again. A couple of months will have gone by.

On whether there's a bomb in the clock: "I will never tell you. What the hell was he doing in the house?! You’ll have to tune in and find out."

On Brennan's status with the law: "There is an arrest warrant out for her and she is avoiding that warrant. If she gets [arrested and] gets into the system, then Pelant can do anything he wants to her."

"So she’s outside the system in that time, with the help of her dad.

On the length of this continued arc: "It will be many episodes before the Pelant story is resolved [but] I think we will have Brennan and Booth back together [and at work] by the end of the first episode."

"Everyone she works with [takes a position]. Who is, in fact, an accomplice? And who is maintaining a professional, objective attitude? You need both of those things to survive Pelant, and perhaps even catch him."

On Booth's reaction: "If she told him that she was going to evade an arrest warrant, that would be it for him; he would not be able to remain an FBI agent. So that was a kindness not to tell him."

"They’re not mad at each other. They’re facing a situation together."

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i agree with everyone else here. zack will be an amazing contribution to solving his crimes.. is it possible that the fbi agent who replaced booth could be Palent's accomplice? because the framing looks it has to be an inside job..what do you think guys?

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In order to prove that Bones is innocent they need to bring the squints together Daisy, Wendell, Clark, Zach, ect! I don't think I can wait for the fall premiere!

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i miss ZACK too when does the season8 start
Where is Brennan go

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It's definitely time to bring back Zack - I MISS HIM!!!! He can help put Pelant away please listen to the fans - WE WANT ZACK BACK, WE WANT ZACK BACK, WE WANT ZACK BACK

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Do people seriously not read the article? It specifically says the Pelant arc will "be many episodes before the Pelant arc is resolved." All they said would end by the end of the first episode of season 8 is Brennan being on the run. And that is how it should be. Without Bones, the show makes very little sense, so they have to get her back in the Jeffersonian to solve other crimes with the Pelant story running in the background, kind of in the same way they did with the Gravedigger arc. As for Zack, I don't particularly care if they bring him back or not. His character for a very large amount of time just felt like a more logical copy of Bones . . .

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It is time for Zac to come back and save Bones. They left it open to clear him and he is "twisted" enough in a good way to eat Pelant for breakfast. How crew isn't used to thinking outside the box,but it's Zac's specialty! It is going to be a loooong summer waiting for the wrap up!

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Like just about everyone on here, I miss Zack, too. They should bring him back. And I am still biting my nails as to whether or not there's a bomb in that alarm clock! Hurry back, Bones!!!

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No joke! halfway through the last episode all I said was they need Zac. Bring back Mr Addy!

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what's going to happen with the extra 4 episodes?

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When does the season start?

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