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Bones Exclusive: [Spoiler]'s Returning!

Bones Season 9Bones is sending Booth and Brennan a belated wedding present in early 2014 — and it’s fair to say this particularly item was not on their registry.

TVLine has learned exclusively that an early 2014 episode of the Friday-bound Fox dramedy will mark the return of the man, the myth, the menace… Pelant!

No joke.

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Despite having been killed off last month, the Big Bad — once again played by Andrew Leeds — will resurface for at least one episode.

Don’t worry. He’s still dead. (We think.)

“He’ll be back in the flesh,” confirms exec producer Stephen Nathan, “but somewhat ethereal in the show.”

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Might Pelant be returning to posthumously pass the torch to the forthcoming Ghost Killer — a villain he cryptically warned Booth and Brennan about before his demise? “Brennan is the type of person who is not going to forget the words of warning that were given to her by Pelant,” Nathan told reporters earlier today in a conference call. “We will see… how immersed and overwhelmed Brennan is by the idea of this new serial killer.”

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