When Bones returns in a few weeks, Booth and Brennan are still reeling from Pelant’s actions in the season 8 finale and even though Brennan has no idea Booth called off their engagement because of Pelant, she’s certainly feeling the effects of that manipulation.
Fox has released a preview for the season 9 premiere that indicates we’ll be starting the season on a very serious note. All relationship troubles aside, Booth and Sweets are both getting shot at in the episode, titled “The Secrets in the Proposal”. In fact, Sweets is going through a lot right now as he feels incredibly guilty that it was his insight into Booth and Brennan that allowed Pelant to terrorize them both. The preview also introduces us to Freddie Prinze, Jr. who guest stars as Danny, a covert CIA agent who has an interest in Booth and Brennan’s latest case (the investigation into the death of a State Department account who was found in a hotel air conditioning unit). Danny also happens to be an old associate of Booth’s and could potentially recur on the show.
Speaking of Booth’s old friends, photos for the episode introduce Aldo Clemens (guest star Mather Zickel), a friend and ex-priest from Booth’s military days who will try to counsel Booth through his relationship problems with Brennan.
Watch the video below and click the link to browse through photos for the season 9 premiere of Bones, airing on Monday, September 16 at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT on Fox.