Bones: Season 8, Episode 1

The Future in the Past (17 Sep. 2012)

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Months later, Brennan is still on the run from the FBI, after being framed for murder by Christopher Pelant. The remaining team searches for the real killer.



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Episode credited cast:
Dr. Jack Hodgins (as TJ Thyne)
TV Reporter
Homeless Man
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Dr. Ethan Sawyer


Max, Bones and baby Christine have been on the run for months since Christopher Pelant set her up for murder. Now they leave clues for Booth to realize the corpse they leave dug-up in his Virginia home small town is probably an early victim of Pelant's, the school counselor whose written recommendation was key in the IT genius's Stanford admission. Booth has a hard timing countering his buddy, Agent Hayes Flynn, in charge of arresting Bones. Despite childish emotive hostility from Angela's side, Bones' forensic interim, Dr. Clark Edison, helps clear the case which looks likely to end his contract. Pelant, now a children's computer introduction instructor, can't resist hacking, but a last surprise up his sleeve since childhood changes everything once more. Written by KGF Vissers

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Like his character, Christopher Pelant, actor Andrew Leeds attended Stanford University, graduating with a degree in Computer Science. See more »


In the beginning sequence, Angela finds two white flowers wrapped in black ribbon, and says that they are a sign from Brennan, saying that she has been there. Angela incorrectly identifies the flowers as snowdrops. They are not snowdrops. They appear to be a whiter version of Fritillaria meleagris, also known as checkered lily flower. In any event, they are not snowdrops. See more »


Dr. Camille Saroyan: The result of the work you're doing is that you will most likely be out of a job.
Dr. Clark Edison: It has occurred to me.
Dr. Camille Saroyan: Yet, it never occurred to you to do a bad job. I'll never forget that.
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The One Where Bones Is On The Run...
29 September 2014 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

I love this episode. It is such a great Season Premiere.

After last seasons finale, we now see Bones, a blonde Bones, that is, on the run, with her daughter Christine. Since Palant has changed evidence to show that Bones is guilty, she had to quickly pack up her life and her daughter, and get away from Washington D.C. as soon as possible. Months later, we see Booth contacting Bones and he finds out that her Dad, Max, has been helping her.

Meanwhile, back at the lab, Angela, Hodgins and Cam are trying to find a way to prove that Palant is the bad guy. Eventually, Angela decrypts some video footage, that had Bones on the tape, and made it back to the original, without Bones on there.

Overall, I give this episode a 9 out of 10.

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