The Season 8 premiere of "Bones" concluded Brennan's life as a fugitive and single mother. The episode restored the Jeffersonian crew, and everyone bonded over Brennan's ordeal. On the surface, it was a bit too perfect, but Booth's abandonment, Flynn's odd glances, and the mystery of Pelant's alarm clock swap in Season 7 will surely keep things interesting.
While on the lam with Max and little Christine, Brennan researched Pelant's paper trial for info that was not compromised by the ingenious hacker. The villain became even creepier when she discovered he killed his high school guidance counselor. She and Max uncovered enough evidence to tip the FBI.
Although the whole team helped, Angela's dedication was integral to Brennan's redemption. Brennan used flowers to communicate with her. Snowdrop petals symbolized hope, letting Angela know that solving the counselor's murder would save Brennan. The flowers also helped Booth find Brennan at the Snowdrop Motel. It almost sounds unbelievable, but Angela and Booth are very intuitive people. Consider their close bonds with Brennan, and it makes perfect sense.
Buh-bye, blonde Bones
Sawyer's triangle was a mathematical model of Pelant's triple personality. Angela merged the three sides and extrapolated the code for the altered surveillance video. The gang exonerated Brennan, disproved Caroline's bribery allegation, restored Booth's field position, and Cam found a way to employ both Brennan and Clark. Brennan finally ditched her creepy Norman Bates hairstyle. It was a perfect ending until Pelant escaped the murder charges.
He erased all traces of Christopher Pelant and established a digital identity as Bassam Alfayat, an Egyptian citizen. Angry government officials insisted on bringing him home immediately. In Season 7, Booth cautioned Flynn that nothing was as it seemed when it came to Pelant. He should have remembered that warning.
Flynn: Friend or foe?
The white-haired agent made many ominous glances during the Season 7 finale. Was he mulling over the Pelant case or working on something sinister? Flynn's hesitance in charging Pelant with hacking gave the criminal ample time to create a new identity. The way he grabbed Brennan's marigold, which symbolized pain and grief, from the trashcan hinted at a deeper connection to Pelant.
During her three months on the run, Brennan relied on her father and maintained direct communication with Angela. Their relationships grew while Booth was alone. He was lost, stuck in a desk job, and endured regular interrogations with Flynn. Brennan tested his faith, and it is likely he will become the one with trust issues this season.
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