On April 6th, the latest article of EW’s Spoiler Room was published. On the second page a question about Booth’s brother was asked:
Whatever happened to Booth’s brother? They had an episode where he got engaged to get married & that was the last we ever saw of him. Also since he’s about to be a grandpa will we be seeing more of Bones’ father (Ryan O’Neal)? Thanks. — BP
New gramps Max shows up in the April 30 episode, “The Family in the Feud.” (Well, that doesn’t sound good.) As for Jared (Brendan Fehr), it seems like any possible chance for a return went out the window last season when Brennan announced she was with child. “I’m pretty sure the one that we would’ve gotten to, had we had a normal length of a year would be some more Booth family stuff,” creator Hart Hanson said recently. “But those just went away, because of the shortened season and because we had these strong B stories, character stories connected to the baby.” So I guess you could say the baby’s to blame. Then again, we wouldn’t say that because what jerk blames a baby for something. They’re just babies! (I digress…) Anyway, I have high hopes for a return from Fehr eventually.
Brendan Fehr guest starred as Jared Booth in the fourth season for a longer story line and he made a guest appearance in the fifth season as well.