Did you miss all the Bones fun at Comic-Con? Shame! But not to fear, Stephan Nathan and Hart Hanson (who was absent for medical reasons) were stand-up gentleman and hopped on the phone to help those who couldn’t make it out. And while I got some dish on the first few episodes coming to you soon, here’s what I can tell you:

Look for the best murders yet
“We’ve done 135 of them something and we are determined to top ourselves,” says Nathan. Hanson adds that if any year is the year to do so, it’s this one. With a writer’s room that’s “a great mixture of old war horses and new blood,” he thinks there’s potential for great science. “We’re going to be solid on our murders,” he says.

Is love enough?
After last year’s rocky year for Bones and Booth (birth + murder suspicions + being on the lam = rough year) Hanson says fans will see the ramifications play out. “We’re going to be exploring — mostly with Brennan and Booth’s relationship but also the other relationships too — what keeps couples together? Is love enough? What external hurdles set you back and what internal hurdles set you back. The theme is going to be how do two people in love stay togther in a world of murder and science.”

Pelant isn’t going anywhere
Brennan and Co. will attempt to clear her name, but Nathan says their attempts will be futile for a while. Why? Because they adore the crazy dude! “To varying degrees Stephan and I have liked or disliked our serial killers. This is the first time we both really, really liked a serial killer,” Hanson says. Nathan continues: “He’s just an odd, odd mixture of the most wonderful boy in the world — he’s the kid your mom always said ‘Why can’t you be more like Christopher?” — and then we find out Christopher kills people.” he says laughing.

Episode three…
… Will deal with a mad bomber. More on this soon.