"The story has taken a huge leap forward when we pick up in the premiere," shares exec producer Stephen Nathan, who reveals that a break in the case that landed Booth in the pokey — and kept him away from Brennan for four months — presents itself "and they run with it." However, the "emotional ramifications" of the entire ordeal will haunt both (and Booth especially) well beyond the opener. "He has been in war zones before, but he’s never been betrayed by the people and institutions that he trusts and has risked his life for," says Nathan. "That’s a big thing to deal with. There will be fallout from everything that’s happened that will trail out over time." A change of scenery might help. Since their house was rendered a bullet-ridden disaster area, Brennan gives Booth a new pad as a coming-home present. And that’s not Season 10’s only new addition. "At some point in the not-too-distant future, we will probably see a very little person who cannot drive or feed themselves yet," teases Nathan. "But how that little person makes their entrance, and from whom, is something I’d like to keep to myself."
BONUS SPOILER | We will finally learn Angela’s real name this season. Maybe. Probably. “It’s in the plans,” says Nathan. “But, you know, the best laid plans…”