The San Diego Comic Con panel for Bones was scraped just before the annual event took place, but EP Stephen Nathan loaded TV Guide up with the freshest Bones spoilers to date!
Season 7 will open with Brennan in her third trimester and cohabiting with Booth.
"They are a couple who have come together to have and raise this baby. How Booth and Brennan are a couple remains to be seen, because they're not changing who they are. Booth is the marrying kind; Brennan doesn't want to get married. So these are issues that are going to come up again and again and will be an integral part of their relationship."
Nathan also addressed the burning question of when we'll see Baby Bones, before or after hiatus.
"We are just trying to make this as surprising and sort of emotionally fraught as we possibly can, and that means not really being able to say when this baby's going to come. It's probably going to come at a time and in a way that no one expects. That's all we can hope for."
Bones lost an intern last season, but no worries.
"We're going to be introducing a new intern probably in the second or third episode."
A new long term villain for season 7 and possibly 8.
At the end of [episode] six, we want to leave with a real surprise for the audience from a plot point of view. I'm not necessarily talking about Booth and Brennan. I mean introducing some other nefarious character who we will follow for a little bit this season, and perhaps next. Someone who is an extremely odd and fearless foe. He's going to be much more of a 21st-century, tech-savvy foe."