Back during Comic-Con 2012, Bones executive producer Stephen Nathan revealed that Booth (David Boreanaz) would be “furious” with Brennan (Emily Deschanel) when the two are finally reunited during Bones Season 8.

And it’s not like his anger is unwarranted, either. She did ditch him, take their child, and head off for a life on the run. That’s a hard thing to simply forgive and forget.

However, in a conference call on September 5, Stephen revealed that Booth’s anger with his partner/babymama won’t necessarily reveal itself right away. In fact, Booth and Brennan will be very excited to see each other in the Season 8 premiere. And yes, we do mean that sort of excited.

“Initially, you’re very happy to see somebody,” Stephen says, “but all of the three months of being abandoned, essentially, doesn’t go away.”

By the time we get to Episode 2, all of that tension will start bubble up to the surface. (Translation: Booth gets angry. Gulp.)

“There are things they have to get past,” Stephen says. “Even though they understand what happened to each other, that doesn’t mean that it’s easy to move on and to go back to what they had before. Everything will have changed a bit.”

Change? Hmm. Change we can deal with. As long as Booth and Brennan still love each other. They do still love each other, right?

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