Bones Creator Hart Hanson recently said that there were would be significant developments for Sweets in the Fox series' ninth season. Season 9 will find Sweets questioning whether he “wants to keep doing what he’s doing at the FBI,” spoils John Francis Daley.
“No matter how hard he tries, he doesn’t feel like he’s making enough of a difference in the world. Profiling criminals wasn’t the reason he got into his profession in the first place. So this season will definitely explore that inner monologue that’s going on with him.” And as teased in that aforementioned AA column, Sweets’ soul searching takes him away from the Jeffersonian in search of greener pastures. “There’s an opportunity for him to do something completely different, and he tries it out,” Daley confirms. “And somehow it leads to a lot of guns being shot and a lot of drama in the interrogation room. It’s chaos!”
Hart Hanson goes on to tease, "Sweets is asking himself, 'What kind of psychiatrist is he?' Should he help individuals, or is he someone who, like our plucky team, helps society as a whole by catching bad guys? He misses helping people, and he really wants to get hands-on. So, we're going to put him through that."