Michael Ausiello
February 10, 2010 AT 07:29 PM EST

Something tells me this is not going to sit well with B&B ‘shippers.

Sources confirm to me exclusively that Rena Sofer is joining the cast of Bones as a potentially recurring love interest for — don’t shoot the messenger! — Booth.

The former General Hospital Emmy winner — who’s currently recurring on NCIS as a (possibly romantic) foil for Mark Harmon’s Gibbs — will be playing Dr. Catherine Klein, a marine biologist with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration who has been called into the Jeffersonian after finding human remains inside a dead tiger shark. Sparks fly between her and Booth, and the two agree to go on a date.

And I repeat: Don’t shoot the messenger!

Image Credit: Boreanaz: Greg Gayne/Fox; Sofer: Glenn Harris/PR Photos

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