Brought about by events at the end of season 4, Bones returns for its fifth season on September 17 with Booth and Brennan struggling with the emotional fallout resulting from the change in their relationship. While that alone would make potentially great storylines, including the repercussions of Brennan's request to have Booth father her child, the new season offers interesting plots set up for the other characters.
Warning: Bones season 5 spoilers ahead!!!
According to Entertainment Weekly's Michael Ausiello, Bones is looking to cast an actress in her late teens to play Cam's adopted daughter Michelle. Yes, you heard me right it's Michelle. You're probably confused as I am since we've already met Cam's adopted daughter Michelle in the past. Evidently, "we're going to learn that Cam's got another adopted daughter around the same age and with the same name." How weird is that?
Meanwhile, executive producer Hart Hanson reveals some Angela spoilers early in the season: She'll break her vow of celibacy with a man!
"It's someone we've seen before," he teased. "I just told Michaela who it was and she shrieked."
It's also probably no accident that in the same episode, Angela and Brennan's friendship is tested like never before.
"Angela and Brennan have a big fight," Hanson added. "Their friendship is deeply challenged. It'll be the first time that Brennan realizes that being totally rational about something isn't necessarily being a good friend. And every time she has done that in the past, Angela has come around and excused Brennan's behavior. This time, if they're friendship is to be maintained, Brennan has to take a step toward the irrational."
As of this moment, there is no word yet on the fifth season's guest stars other than Cyndi Lauper gracing the first episode. However, Hanson says that one familiar face will be making a return appearance.
"[Stephen Fry (Gordon Gordon Wyatt)] seems to be available, so we're going to try and get him for episode ten," Hanson said of Booth and Brennan's original psychiatrist. "It may be [for] the Christmas show....if it's the Christmas show, he's the perfect guy to come back."