Brennan and the team attempt to absolve Booth and get him released from prison. The remains of a man who has been dead for over sixteen years prove to be significant.
Aubrey works alongside the team to investigate a government conspiracy. DNA found on a previous victim helps the team to narrow down the suspects.
The Jeffersonian team investigates the murder of a controversial conservative radio host. The radio host remains where found in a storm drain. The team discover some of his extracurricular activities, which helps to narrow down the suspects. Elsewhere, Special Agent James Aubrey is desperate to gain the trust of Booth. Brennan is worried about Booth after recent events.
Special Agent Aubrey and the team investigate the murder of a video game designer. Jessica, the intern, talks about her educational cooperative with which has been involved in. Brennan and Booth talk about Christine's future.
Brennan runs into a publishing rival. Wendell hears back from his diagnosis. The team members investigate a murder when remains are found in a convention's stairwell.