The Season 8 finale of Boneswas heart-wrenching. Brennan (Emily Deschanel) proposed to Booth(David Boreanaz), only to have her happiness ripped away by Pelant. The hacker forced Booth to break off the engagement without telling Brennan why.
It will be a long, torturous summer waiting to see how these two pick up the pieces of their lives. In fact, the effects of Booth’s rejection are still very much in play when Bones Season 9 starts up. According to TVLine, the September 16 return — Season 9, Episode 1 — is titled “The Secrets in the Proposal.”
Producer Stephen Nathan tells the site, “We want to continue exploring how Booth and Brennan adjust after their ill-fated proposal and the secret Booth is forced to keep. Secrets will be a theme we keep alive — and dead (we are a murder show after all) — in the episode.”
Earlier, Nathan told TV Guide, “It's going to be a big setback for Brennan and a big setback for the relationship when we open Season 9. She opened herself up and was somehow emotionally betrayed. And there's been no satisfactory reason given.”
Something tells us it’s going to take more than a carton of ice cream and some anthropology journals to cure Brennan’s heartbreak.