"Bones" has already teased a new serial killer in the first part of season 9, and when the series returns with episode 12, "The Ghost in the Killer," be ready to possibly learn more about her (if Pelant was telling the truth). That's not all that's coming up, as right now, you can get a look at the next three episodes, for which FOX released promotional photos on Monday, Dec. 30.
In the next "Bones" episode, after a girl's remains are delivered to Brennan (Emily Deschanel) and Booth's (David Boreanaz) home by someone who thinks her death 18 years ago wasn't an accident, the team discovers she was killed and her death was covered up. One possible suspect is an ex-boyfriend, who was friends with Hodgins (TJ Thyne). Meanwhile Brennan dreams about Pelant (Andrew Leeds) again and the other potentially more heinous killer, whom she realizes could be involved with Lana's death.
The episode after that, 913, "Big in the Philippines," airing Jan. 17 and directed by series star David Boreanaz, is the one featuring guest star Charlie Worsham, the team investigating the murder of an anonymous singer, and the "emotional story with Wendell [Michael Grant Terry]" executive producer Stephen Nathan has already teased.
The third episode for which FOX has released photos is 914, "The Master in the Slop," airing Jan. 24. In that episode, Sweets (John Francis Daley) will be going undercover in the world of professional chess during a case for which the crime scene is a parking garage. Also, Dr. Douglas Filmore (Scott Lowell) returns to help with the case.
The slideshow offers a look at Brennan and Clark (Eugene Byrd) examining the remains in "The Ghost in the Killer," the team investigating the murder and Brennan and Booth talking to Wendell about his future in "Big in the Philippines," and Sweets playing chess and Dr. Filmore working with the Jeffersonian team in the lab in "The Master in the Slop."
"Bones" season 9 airs Fridays at 8 p.m. on FOX, returning with new episodes on Jan. 10 with "The Ghost in the Killer." What do you think of these photos for episodes 12, 13 and 14?