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Bones Season 8 Spoilers: Where is Brennan? How Will Booth React?

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Booth and Brennan became a couple, co-habitated, endured the challenges of pregnancy, saw their lives intertwine like never before and welcomed a child in Bones Season 7. Not bad for 13 episodes.

Their biggest challenge for the duo may lie ahead, though.

After Brennan was framed for murder by Christopher Pelant in the season finale, she high-tailed it out of town with baby Christine and father Max, feeling that she had little choice but to abandon Booth.

Whatever her motives, how he reacts is an open question.

In an interview with TV Guide, executive producer Stephen Nathan weighs in on what lies ahead for the show's central couple, as well as numerous other Season 8 developments. Excerpts below!

Booth and Brennan in Court

On the cliffhanger: "Every season, we build to a conclusion that hopefully is going to propel us into the next season with fans either very excited or really pissed off. Both outcomes are usually good."

"It's hard to top 'I'm going to have your baby,' so we had to figure out something that was going to really exploit this new relationship that they have and the new family that they have, as well as really get our show back on track as a murder show. This kind of gave us the best of both worlds."

"We've managed to explode the FBI, the Jeffersonian, Booth and Brennan, and their relationships with all of their friends. It's certainly a good place to start putting the pieces back together again [in Season 8].

On Booth's reaction: "He's furious. [He thinks], 'Wasn't there some way that she could include him? Why didn't she trust him with that information?' Still, from a practical standpoint, [Booth knows] Max was right."

"[Brennan leaving] was the only logical thing she could do. Booth has to work within the system. We wanted Booth to remain a good man, to be the man he wanted to be for his daughter and for his son."

"I think Brennan realizes the only way that he can keep her safe would be to do something illegal like taking out Pelant. Which is something that he might [still] have to do. We certainly have not seen the last of Pelant."

"To put Booth on the run compromises his character and his job. When Brennan does return, he is still the honorable man that he has been for seven seasons. However, he's furious. He's furious, but he understands."

On the time jump between seasons: "She's been gone, but she's been working. It will be revealed what kind of communication there has been from Brennan. I can't tell you who's been communicating with her, but somebody's been communicating with her. There has been some movement in the case."

On whether she's still on the run: "[The premiere] is all about trying to clear Brennan, bringing her back in and finding something that will put Pelant away. When we come back, that's the first order of business."

"Whether they're successful in all of those pursuits remains to be seen. I can't imagine they will be successful in all those pursuits, but we certainly want to see Brennan come home.

On the so-called bonus episodes, some of which were teased in this new promo: "We'll be sprinkling them throughout the first part of next season. This season, since we do have a full order, we're going to be able to do more with the supporting cast than we were able to do last year."

On the supporting cast: "We're going to be exploiting the personal lives of all of our people. We want to get Cam involved in a new relationship and see what's going on with her daughter."

"There is the start of something with Angela maybe getting a little antsy. One of the four bonus episodes that we shot focuses on Angela and domestication and how comfortable and uncomfortable she is with that."

"Sweets' life will take a turn. He's been very complacent. He thinks he has a very secure thing going on with Daisy, but I think we're going to try to shake things up for Sweets."

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I'm always apprehensive when close cast members begin dating each other. Too often, the show loses its appeal and is cancelled. What keeps the viewers is the suspense and tension. I think they should have outside relationships.

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When to talk to couples that have been together for a long time it is the hard times that define how much they loved each other. Let Booth and Bones show us how it should be done. Let Bone lose the last of her imperviousment and Booth his anger. Have Bones ask Booth to marry her. Don't change their personalities, just make them a couple who really love each other and are in it for the long haul.

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I think they will stay together,and booth is gonna take out pelant . Then they will go back to solving murders. One big happy family.i love bones !!!

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I hope this brings Booth and Brennan closer,because it shows her just how much he really loves her and Christine,yeah he may be furious,but its for a good reason and just proves how much he cares,remember Brennan told him before she left that she loves him and not just because they have a baby.I think at some point she will realize just how much he means to her and eventually ask him to marry her,but not in some fancy wedding,something small and intimate or just the 2 of them and a preacher. This show is the BEST!!!!!!!!!!

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I believe that season 8 will see Booth and Brennan permanantly split from each other as a couple,Hannah will return and so will geoff stultz {from,the finder) Brennans leaving Booth on the sidelines ,as she did will prove too much for their relationship,and from here on it their only connection will be professional as far as their relationship goes....it's over!

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