Special Agent Seeley Booth requests the help of Dr. Temperance Brennan, a top forensic anthropologist, to help provide information when skeletal remains are found in the bottom of a lake. With help from her team of specialists, Brennan determines the body is that of an aide to a Washington congressman. As Brennan provides Booth a series of clues, she wants in on the case. Though skeptical at first, Booth agrees to a partnership. However, Brennan may be in over her head as she leaves the lab and goes out into the field.
A car bomb leaves the driver and cafe patrons dead and injures several others. When it is discovered that the car belonged to a prominent Middle Eastern man with ties to the government, Booth has Dr. Brennan help him in the identification of the driver. The clues that Brennan and her team uncover lead them in a shocking twist -- they must track down a terrorist before they strike again.
Blue Merle -- Every Ship Must Sail Away, Spoon
-- I Turn My Camera On, Moonraker -- Shalom, Deep Audio -- Try
When the corpse of the Venezuelan Ambassador's son is found hanging from a tree on the campus of his exclusive private boarding school, Brennan and Booth are called to determine whether or not the cause of death was suicide. Clues lead Booth, Brennan, and Brennan's team down a twisted trial of sex and scandal involving the school's own staff members.
Songs: Brendan Benson
-- Cold Hands, Warm Heart, West Indian Girl -- Miles From Monterey (Bernie Remix), Deep Audio -- Sunshine Everywhere, Positive Flow -- The City Streets
After a human arm is found inside a black bear, Brennan and Booth are sent to Washington state to investigate the death. Their investigation in the small town leads them to suspect a ritualistic cannibal killed the victim.
Despite being busy working on her latest novel, Brennan helps Booth identify the remains of a 6-year-old who was found dead after going missing from a local park. Brennan's investigation determines that Charlie was sexually abused before his murder, leading Booth to believe they are on the hunt for a pedophile.
When Brennan and Angela are caught in the middle of a fight at a dance club, Brennan kicks someone into a wall, exposing a mummified corpse and a large stash of methamphetamine hidden behind the wall. Together, Brennan and Booth are led down a trail of drugs, money and a turf war within the Washington, D.C. club scene.
Howard Epps, a condemned man on death row, is scheduled for execution in 32 hours for the murder of a 17 year-old female. Epps' attorney goes to Booth, the man who arrested Epps, to reopen the case. Though Booth refuses to believe Epps is innocent, he does recall loose ends in the case and agrees to take another look at it before Epps is executed. When Booth asks Brennan for help, bone abnormalities lead Booth, Brennan and the team to race against the clock to find the real killer before it's too late.
Songs: Madison Smartt Bell & Wyn Cooper -- Anything Goes
Brennan's former professor and ex-boyfriend Dr. Michael Stires makes a surprise visit to the Jeffersonian while he is in town interviewing for a job. While Brennan and Dr. Stires are at dinner together, Booth makes a gruesome discovery -- the remains of a young woman decomposing in a refrigerator. As Booth and Brennan investigate the case, Brennan is called as an expert witness at the trial, but is shocked when the defense brings in a very familiar expert of their own.
Songs: Mark Geary -- Hold Tight
When construction workers find human remains in a 1950s fallout shelter, the skeleton is brought to the Jeffersonian for identification. As Zack cuts into the bone, deadly spores are released leading to the quarantine of the lab over Christmas. While everyone else tries to keep the holiday spirit up, Brennan focuses solely on solving the mystery of the man in the fallout shelter. As she works to bring closure to the unidentified man's family, being quarantined in the lab acts as a catalyst in bringing the entire team closer together.
Booth and Brennan head to Los Angeles to identify a woman whose body parts were found near LAX. There, Agent Tricia Finn assists in the case and turns out to be a huge fan of Brennan's books.
A woman is found burned to death in a car and investigation by Brennan and Booth determine that her child was kidnapped. They suspect that the father of the child, Carl Decker, was the kidnapper and murderer, but things become complicated when they learn Decker is in Witness Protection. Decker assumes that his company, who he believes is sending faulty body armor to Iraq, killed his wife and kidnapped his child in order to keep him quiet.
Booth and Brennan investigate when a decomposing body is found in an alley with an unknown cause of death. While Brennan tries to determine whether or not the victim was murdered, she realizes she may have more in common with the victim than she thought.
Booth and Brennan are called to the scene when an El Salvadoran gang member is found with a corpse of a woman in the trunk of his car. As he is questioned at the scene, a drive-by shooting gives him an opening to flee police custody. Booth and Brennan find where the woman was originally buried -- a soon-to-be-excavated community garden -- but find another empty grave nearby. Their investigation leads them to a wealthy senator's estate where the truth is hard to come by.
Songs: Elefante -- Nada Es Para Siempre, Sporty Loco -- Rey De Reyes
Brennan and Zack investigate the crash site of a small jet carrying Chinese diplomats as well as a mystery female passenger. There, Brennan finds small bone fragments that didn't come from any of the jet crash victims but may be a link to a man who disappeared five years ago. Brennan and her team focus on solving the jet crash as well as whose bone fragments were found at the site.
As Brennan is about to meet an online date for their first date, she barely escapes being the victim of a shooting. Booth arrives and the two set out to track down the shooter. However, matters are made worse when Booth, protecting Brennan, falls victim to a bomb that was rigged to Brennan's refrigerator. With Booth in the hospital, Brennan receives additional FBI protection, but that protection proves to not be enough.
Songs: Depeche Mode
-- A Pain That I'm Used To, Foreigner
-- Hot Blooded, Brookville -- Walking On Moonlight
When the remains of a documentary filmmaker are found in an underground tunnel, Brennan and Booth must go below the city in a maze of tunnels that are home to many of D.C.'s homeless population. As the investigation continues, Booth and Brennan suspect a man living underground is the killer, but he provides them with valuable information that points them to another killer.
Songs: Syntax -- Pride
While on vacation in the desert, Angela calls Brennan for help in identifying a skull who she fears belongs to her boyfriend, Kirk, who disappeared while on a photo shoot. When traces of peyote are found in the victim's hair, Booth believes the death is drug-related, but clues lead them in another direction -- a counterfeiting ring.
When a body is discovered holding a 300-year-old finger, Booth and Brennan are lead to a dive site near Assateague Island where pirate treasure may be hidden. Hodgins is able to leave the lab and participates a dive that locates more remains, some of which were stolen from the Jeffersonian's collection. However, when Hodgins volunteers for another dive, Booth and Brennan must race to save his life when they identify the killer.
Songs: Flogging Molly -- Whistles the Wind
When Brennan wakes up in a New Orleans motel room covered with blood, beaten and her earring ripped out of her ear, she cannot remember who attacked her nor how she got to the hotel room. Booth quickly arrives to the scene and works to help her remember. Things are made more complicated when the local medical examiner is found murdered and the police pin Brennan as their prime suspect.
Songs: Zydeco All Stars -- No Scratch Blues, Buckwheat Zydeco -- Tee Nah Nah, Bo Dollis & The Wild Magnolias -- Tipitina
Booth's boss, FBI Deputy Director Cullen, awaits news from doctors about his daughter, Amy, who has been diagnosed with a rare and deadly lug cancer. When Brennan hears about Amy, she finds it hard to believe a girl Amy's age has contracted the disease. Research reveals that Amy had a bone graft, leading Booth and Brennan to find the origin of the bone graft which helps to prove that Amy is the victim of a crime.
Over the Rhine -- Born, Pete Murray
-- See the Sun, Frou Frou -- The Dumbing Down of Love
Booth and Brennan look into the apparent suicide of a protester in Arlington National Cemetery. But Brennan and her team determine that the cause of death is murder not suicide and that the victim is a veteran of the war in Iraq not a protester as originally assumed. Further clues point to a military cover-up and the investigation leads Booth to have to relive his own career as a military sniper.
As Brennan works to identify the remains of a Jane Doe, she is shocked when she finds that the remains are that of her mother who went missing with her father 15 years ago. The unexpected news that her mother is dead hits Brennan hard, but leads Booth to open an investigation into the case for the first time. His investigation provides some shocking news -- Brennan's parents were living under assumed identities -- all of which forces Brennan to deal with a new reality.
Songs: Peter Himmelman
-- As the Stars Fall Away, Honeymoon Suite -- New Girl Now
Brennan and Booth investigate the site of a train wreck where the bodies of a senator and a high-profile businessman are found within the wreckage. The businessman's body is found in a car on the train tracks, and at first glance, it is an apparent suicide. While investigating a possible connection between the two victims, Brennan and her team discover the businessman is still alive, but severely injured, at a local hospital, and the body at the scene is someone else. As the clues begin to unravel, the investigation gets more complicated when details of the man's private life are revealed, leading Brennan and Booth to a private detective who may hold key information. Meanwhile, Brennan is introduced to Dr. Camille Saroyan, a first-rate pathologist who has been hired as the head of forensics at the Jeffersonian, and more importantly, Brennan's boss. It doesn't take long for Brennan to figure out "Cam" is a little too familiar with Booth and that they share something of a past. Also, Booth encourages Brennan to visit her mother's grave site for the first time.
Booth and Brennan examine the remains of a woman and fetus found in the Delaware Bay. The body is identified as that of Carlie Richardson, a pregnant newlywed whose mysterious disappearance one year ago had been a major national news story. Carlie's husband Kyle Richardson is immediately thought to be the prime suspect in the case, but he disappears before Brennan and Booth can question him, prompting Booth to call for a manhunt for Kyle. Clues found with the remains throw suspicion in a different direction, and Brennan enlists Booth and her team at the Jeffersonian to recreate the potential scene of Carlie's murder to get a better idea of the build and body type of the murderer, with shocking results. Meanwhile, Booth is annoyed that his ex-girlfriend Rachel, the mother of his son Parker, is letting Parker spend so much time with her new boyfriend, forcing Booth to be more territorial than Rachel would like.
Brennan and Hodgins join Booth and Cam at a crime scene beside an overturned garbage truck. Among the trash in the truck is the body of a young man wrapped in a shroud. Brennan finds that his skull is cracked and his leg is broken, and Hodgins determines the victim has been in the trash heap for at least three weeks. At the lab, Angela is able to identify the body from a facial imprint created by the shroud. As Booth and Brennan try to unravel the limited clues of the case, the parents of the deceased boy point a suspicious finger at their sons young girlfriend, Kelly, a product of the foster system. Brennan takes her team members rush to judgment and criticism of Kelly to heart since shes a product of the foster system as well. When Kelly confesses to the murder of her boyfriend, Brennan and Booth dont buy it, but are shocked and disheartened to discover who the real murderer is. Meanwhile, things get tense when Brennan and Cam butt heads over their different work styles and Brennan recoils at Cams power plays. When a disagreement comes to a head, Cam threatens to start looking for Brennans replacement, even if it means losing the whole Jeffersonian team if theyre forced to take sides.
Songs: Susan Enan feat/ Sarah McLachlan -- Bring On The Wonder
Moments after Booth and Brennan unearth the skeletal remains of a young girl, it becomes clear they aren't dealing with just any murder case. Hodgins, Zack and Cam confirm this back at the lab when they discover that the cause of death points straight to Howard Epps, a convicted serial killer who has been on death row for years; Brennan's previous testimony in his case gave Epps a stay of execution. Booth interrogates Epps, seemingly to no avail, but after finding a clue on the deceased girl that leads them to another young body - this one only a week old - they realize that Epps is forcing them to play a deadly game. As the body count rises, Brennan and her team scramble to decipher Epps' cryptic clues in a desperate effort to find his cold-blooded accomplice. The team is pushed even further when it is revealed that the latest victim may still be alive, with only hours left to live. As precious seconds tick away, Brennan and her team must test their limits and confront their fears to save a young girl from becoming a victim.
After Booth has a bedroom romp with his ex-girlfriend Rebecca, he gets a call from Brennan about their latest case and agrees to meet her at a condominium construction site. They're led into a partially built unit where they find the gruesome remains of a man dissolving in a bathtub of household cleaning products. After determining the victim had Brittle Bone Disease, they search a database of area BBD victims, all of whom are children, and split up to visit them in hopes of finding a connection to the dead man. When both Brennan and Booth come back with confirmation of the man's identity, they realize he was living a double life with two different families. In what first appears to be a straightforward case of jealousy and insurance money, new clues send Brennan and Booth in a completely different direction and a third suspect is brought to light.
Brennan and Booth are called to the site of an explosion in a Miami hotel where a young woman has been burned to death. Initially, the explosion is thought to be the work of a Colombian drug cartel intending to target Judge Dolores Ramos, the Colombian judicial representative. State Department official Alex Radziwill insists everything to do with Judge Ramos and the case go through him, which becomes both annoying and problematic when he stands in Brennan and Booth's way as they do their jobs in pursuit of key information about the case. When fingers point to Ramos' husband and son, Booth and Brennan are shocked to learn who was behind the murderous plot, and how far the State Department will go to protect a murder suspect.
Brennan and Booth investigate the death of Brianna Swanson, a young beauty queen whose decomposed remains are discovered at a Washington, DC, water filtration plant. Brianna's father is a suspect initially, but new clues lead Brennan and Booth to Brianna's dance school, where they glean key information. Meanwhile, Hodgins works up the nerve to ask Angela out on a date and after contemplating the pros and cons of dating a coworker, she agrees to go
When the unearthed skeletal remains of Mason Roberts, a federal prosecutor who disappeared five years earlier, are discovered in the desert outside Las Vegas, Brennan and Booth suspect his death may be tied to the mob. The body count in the desert rises when vultures lead them to the recent remains of a young woman, just a few yards away. Booth suspects the same person may have been responsible for both deaths, but the womans injuries lead Brennan to believe she has a long history of domestic abuse and her husband may have been responsible for her demise. Brennan and Booth question the deceased womans husband, who denies he hurt his wife, but leads them to a Vegas loan shark. When an anonymous lead takes them into the world of gambling and underground ultimate fighting, Booth and Brennan go undercover as Vegas high-rollers. Booth takes his turn in the ring and risks his life in a desperate effort to uncover the mystery.
When the bodies of twin teenage boys kidnapped five years earlier are discovered in Pennsylvania, Booth and Brennan find themselves on the trail of the Grave Digger, a notorious serial killer whose M.O. is to kidnap, bury his victims alive and make a single, exorbitant ransom request. If the money is not paid in the specified period of time, there is no further communication and the victims are left to die. During the investigation, Brennan and her scientist colleague Dr. Hodgins become the Grave Digger's latest victims, forced to try to solve their own kidnapping from an underground grave.
When the headless body of a young man, along with a video camera full of documentary footage, is discovered in the DC-area woods, Brennan and Booth are called in to determine identify the year-old remains and determine if a murder was committed. The body is proven to be that of University of Virginia film student Graham Hastings, who had disappeared a year before while making a documentary about the local legend of a woman thought to be a witch who beheaded anyone who dared to look for her. In a mysteriously parallel set of circumstances, Brennan and the team find that Graham was beheaded by an axe. After examining the dark, chaotic and choppy footage from Grahams camera, Brennan and Booth learn that two other people Grahams girlfriend Lori and fellow classmate Brian were in the woods with Graham on the night of his disappearance. DNA on the axe used to murder Graham leads a shocking revelation of the killers identity. Meanwhile, Brennan befriends Grahams brother, Will, when she finds out that he, too, was an orphan, but the friendship quickly dissolves when the truth behind his brothers murder is uncovered.
When a mans body is found gutted, burned and hung up like a scarecrow on the roof of the Federal Building, Booth and Brennan are called in to identify the charred remains and determine who was behind the murder. Based on several factors, Booth determines the victim was a snitch working within an organized crime syndicate. Brennans brother, Russ, tells her he got a mysterious call from their long-lost father, warning him they are in danger, and Brennan is contacted by a priest, who delivers a message from their father insisting she and Booth drop the case. Brennan and Booth determine the murdered victim was ex-FBI agent Garrett Delaney, who was tracking Russ and planning to kill him, giving more credence to their fathers warning. As more clues come to light and a government conspiracy is revealed, Booth and Brennan make a shocking discovery as to who was behind Delaneys murder, and Booth is forced to make one of the most important decisions of his career, with very personal ramifications. Meanwhile, Zack must defend his dissertation, the last step to completing his doctorate, but needs some help from Angela to help him get taken seriously.
Special Guest Stars: Ryan O'Neal
as Father Toby Coulter |
-- Running Up That Hill
Brennan and Booth are called to the scene of a deadly fire at a D.C. prison to investigate what they believe is the death of Brennans incarcerated adversary, serial killer Howard Epps, whose body was found burned beyond recognition. But Brennans examination leads to the chilling realization that the charred body is not Epps, but that of a D.C. fireman Epps killed in order to fake his own death and escape from a maximum security prison amid the commotion of the fire. After paying a visit to Epps former wife, Caroline, to determine if she has any clue as to his whereabouts, Brennan and Booth leave empty-handed, but are concerned for Carolines safety with her ex-husband on the loose. Their fears are quickly realized as they get concrete proof that Epps has killed again. As Epps leads Brennan and Booth into a game of cat and mouse, its clear he is targeting them and the people theyre close to, all the while giving them clues they desperately try to decipher before Epps takes another victim. While Cam conducts an autopsy on Epps latest victim, Booth implores her to break protocol to save time and jump to a later step in the process. Against her better judgment she does, but she is sprayed with a deadly poison and critically injured. As Cams life hangs in the balance, Booth, Brennan and the rest of the Jeffersonian team race to figure out what deadly substance is killing Cam and determine Epps whereabouts before Cam becomes his latest victim.
Booth's gun is taken away after he shoots a clown ornament on an ice cream truck and has to undergo psychological evaluation to prove he's mentally sane before he can get his gun back. With Booth gun-less, Brennan has to head town to Florida to look into the death of a college student whose body is found inside of a dead alligator. She is assigned to work with Agen Tim Sullivan, but the two soon face stylistic differences that leaves Brennan looking forward to Booth's return. While Booth undergoes his evaluation, the victim's body is taken to the Jeffersonian and is identified as Judy Dowd, a woman who disappeared several weeks before her body was found.
Songs: Debbie Deb -- When I Hear Music
Brennan, Booth and the Jeffersonian team are called in by the Bancroft family, major donors to the Jeffersonian, to investigate the death of Terence Bancroft, who was found dead at home, bound to his desk chair and maliciously stabbed. The team proves the body had been there for almost a month. Booth questions Terences wife, Clarissa, while the team brings the body and all the evidence back to the Jeffersonian for further tests. Hodgins removes an old photo of himself with the victim from official evidence so the others wont see it, knowing the photo links him to the case. When the case goes to trial and Hodgins involvement is revealed, the Jeffersonians reputation is jeopardized, prompting Brennan to make an important decision about her team. Psychiatrist Dr. Gordon Wyatt has cleared Booth to carry a gun and go back to work, but its contingent on Booth continuing to meet with Wyatt on a few underlying issues issues that may be creeping into Booths judgment and affecting his investigative work. Meanwhile, Agent Sullivan invites Brennan to one of his basketball games and the heat is turned up on their relationship.
Brennan's latest murder-mystery novel is an instant best-seller. Riding high on the wave of literary success and her new relationship with Agent Sullivan, Brennan prepares to do her rounds on the publicity circuit to promote her book. However, when a body is found in the marina, Booth and Brennan find shocking similarities between the case and Brennan's book. If the murderer is indeed a copycat killer, this would be the first of three killings. When the second victim is found, the team races against the clock to stop the third and final killing from occurring.
Booth interrupts Brennan's romantic weekend away with Sully to aid him in investigating a crime scene where the shell of a woman's body is found, but her bones had been removed. The investigation becomes intriguing to the team who have to reconstruct her skeletal structure, but the task proves to be a difficult and gruesome one. Clues soon point to a rare ancient Asian custom that involves burying the bones of an unmarried woman with those of an unmarried man to serve as an afterlife wedding ceremony. Meanwhile, Sully has a shocking question for Brennan, one that forces her to make a decision about their future together.
When a water main breaks at the historic St. Agathas church cemetary, the cemetary is flooded resulting in coffins being brought up and corpses being exposed. Brennan is called to identify the remains and help return them to their final resting pace. Father Matt informs Brennan and Zack that the latest burial was 50 years ago, but Brennan finds a skull that had been buried less than five years ago which they believe is part of a murder. The mystery around the murder increases when Father Matt grows strangely ill. Meanwhile, Hodgins' and Angela's romance beings to heat up, but Angela is thrown off guard when Hodgins makes a bold move.
Booth and Brennan investigate the case of a partial skeleton found in cement. Booth thinks a member of a crime family - Hugh Kennedy - is to blame, but when he hears word that Hugh was burnt to death in a car things get more complicated. Booth finds out that Hugh is actually alive, but then gets kidnapped by him. Brennan must now find Booth before he is hurt, but this is harder to do than she thinks, and she ends up going to great lengths to get Booth back safely.
Songs: Poco -- Keep On Tryin'
Brennan and Booth investigate when a dead man is found in a crater. His remains are sent to the Jeffersoanian for review where Hodgins' analysis leads him to conclude that the body had been in outer space for a short period of time. Booth and Brennan discover the man is an astronaut, Colonel Howard, who worked for the NASA. Meanwhile, Hodgins tries a more romantic approach to proposing to Angela.
When a body is discovered with remains that are emitting a green glow, each of the team must utilize their talents to uncover the person's identity. However, as the team works together with Brennan and Booth to solve the murder, everyone is shocked to discover that the victim is one of their own.
Songs: Damien Rice
-- Cannonball, Mozella -- Going Home, Zeb -- Limbomaniacs, Juan Maclean -- Love is in the Air
A decomposed skeleton of a young girl is found in a grocery cart in the D.C. area. Angela's evidence reveals the face of an 80-year-old woman, but the team learns the victim actually was a 22-year-old woman with a debilitating aging disease. Brennan and Booth's suspect the victim's mother. Meanwhile, Brennan's father, Max Keenan, reappears in Brennan's life reconnect with her and is surprised by the news he delivers. Hodgins and Angela marry with Brennan and Booth as maid of honor and best man, respectively, but all does not go as planned.
Songs: ZZ Top -- Blue Jean Blues, ZZ Top -- Gimme All Your Lovin’
A group of teenagers are driving when a skull smashes through the windshield. Brennan tests a young forensic anthropologist as a replacement for Zack, while she and Cam inspect the skull. The find human teeth marks on the skull, suggesting that cannibalism may have been involved. Once the victim is identified, Booth and Brennan head out into the field and clues lead them to a cannibalistic society. Meanwhile, Cam suggests hiring a private investigator so Angela can track down her ex-husband, but that proves to be easier said than done.
-- See the World
Brennan and Booth are put on the case when a soccer mom is blown up in her minivan. The team discovers that the mother had once been a member of the National Liberation Army during the 1970s and the FBI had been trying to track her down since. But when the team learns that June may have been on her way to turn herself in, the motives for her murder become more complex. Meanwhile, Brennan visits her father in prison and Booth gives her advice on the situation.
An 11-year-old camper comes across a decomposed body of a man with his feet removed and arms bound. The team heads to the woods to investiage and clues lead them to a Virginia lodge used for an S&M retreat where women act as jockeys and men act as their horses. Several people become suspects, including the victim's wife. However, Zack and Hodgins find evidence that makes finding the killer more difficult than expected.
Meanwhile, Angela agrees to use hypnosis to help her remember the name of her husband so she can get a divorce and marry Hodgins, but she has difficulty falling into a trance.
Booth and Brennan are called when teenagers find a decomposed body near the grounds of the VA hospital. They identify the man as Franklin Curtis, a man who founded a chain of organic supermarkets. Investigation of the body by the team concludes that the man had been cooked or incinerated after his death. Booth's main suspect is a rival farmer, but when the flesh of another body is found on Curtis's body, the team is lead to believe it was a double homicide. Meanwhile, Booth and Brennan are assigned to undergo counseling with psychiatrist Dr. Lance Sweets.
A Halloween maze-goer finds mummified remains of a teenage girl within a pumpkin patch maze. Booth and Brennan are perplexed by the fact that the girl had been dead for at least a year, and Hodgins later finds that her body is covered in spider bits. When a second mummified victim is found in a Halloween park funhouse, the team must question park employees before another teenager falls victim. Meanwhile, the team dresses up for the annual Jeffersonian Halloween Ball.
Songs: Automatic Automatic -- Monster, Adam Merrin -- Still Alright, The Black Angels -- Young Men Dead
After charred remains of a Jeffersonian intern, and the daughter of a top Jeffersonian scientist, are found in the building's incinerator, the team is forced to name colleagues as suspects. When they learn the intern had been working on the Widow's Son serial killer case, they begin to wonder if her death was connected to the case. Meanwhile, Booth agrees to act as Cam's boyfriend for her family reunion.
A time capsule buried 20 years earlier holds the corpse of an adolescent.
When construction workers find the body of an archbishop whose kneecaps were removed, the team traces the murder back to the case of the Widow's Son serial killer. Angela finds a victim tree in the evidence vault, which leads the team to believe the serial killer has a systematic pattern in selecting its victims. With this knowledge, the team tries to predict who will be the next victim and how they can stop the killer before it's too late. Meanwhile, Brennan's brother Russ comes out of hiding when he learns his girlfriend's daughter is sick, but his reappearance forces Booth to intervene.
Songs: Great Northern -- Low Is a Height, Madrugada -- Sail Away
Booth and Brennan are called to the scene when a body is found in a sewer. The team is shocked when all clues point to the victim being Santa himself and are even more miffed when the victim's legal name turns out to be Kris Kringle. While following the clues in order to find the man's killer, more evidence comes about that makes the team suspect that he's the real deal.
A young couple goes skinny-dipping in a spring, but their moment of fun is ruined when they uncover a skeleton in the mud. Brennan and Booth are called to investigate and find that the skeleton is that of Tripp Goddard, a motorcycle racer who recently won the Super Grand Prix. The first suspect is Danny Fitz, the race's second-place finisher. However, though Booth and Brennan think they have the case wrapped up, another crash claims another victim in suspicious circumstances. Meanwhile, Dr. Sweets has Brennan and Booth go with him on a double-date in order to get them into another social setting together where they have to interact away from a case.
Brennan and Booth are called to a college campus when remains are found under the bleachers of a basketball court. Though the body was badly crushed, a gold necklace with the number 11 on it helps to identify the victimas the star point guard of the school's nationally ranked basketball team. When the team reconstructs RJ's skull, they find that he was dead before the bleachers crushed his body. Taking this into account, Brennan and Booth uncover several motives and suspects for RJ's murder.
Songs: Sam Roberts -- Uprising Down Under
Booth and Brennan are called to investigate when a body is found burned beyond recognition in car that was run off of the road. As they investigate, the team finds the victim's baby in a tree avbove the scene of the accident. Brennan is designated as the infant's caretaker until family can be reached, but her mothering skills are questioned when the baby swallows a piece of evidence. Once the victim is identified, Booth and Brennan head out to a poor Virigina town to look into who may have wanted the woman dead.
Max goes on trial for the alleged murder of FBI Deputy Director Robert Kirby, and the Jeffersonian team members, minus Brennan, are called as expert witnesses for the prosecution, keenly aware that their testimony could put Max on Death Row. Brennan, serving as a forensics advisor for the defense, must rely not only on her expertise as an anthropologist but also on her dedication to her family to find a way to exonerate her father.
Songs: Sara Lov -- Fountain
Brennan and Booth investigate the murder of singer Tommy Sour, including his many fans and enemies within the music scene. But their search leads to a woman obsessed with the singing star, who now has redirected her admiration towards Booth, now that Tommy is dead. The Jeffersonian team may be changed forever when a shocking event is revealed during the investigation.
A human jawbone is discovered at the Jeffersonian and Brennan and the team determine it is from the Gormogon serial killer. Following an explosion in the lab that sends Zack to the emergency room, Gormogon's skeleton disappears from the vault making everyone at the Jeffersonian a suspect.
Songs: Michael Hedges -- Aerial Boundaries, Social Distortion -- Bad Luck
Booth and Brennan head across the pond to the UK where Brennan guest lectures at Oxford while Booth speaks at Scotland Yard. While there, local officials ask for their help on a high-profile murder case involving a British heiress who was dating a lord.
Songs: Peasant -- Raise Today
While in London, Booth and Brennan aid in a murder investigation where they team up with Dr. Ian Wexler and Inspector Cate Pritchard. Back in D.C., the Jeffersonian team leads their help in the case, but is surprised when Angela's long-estranged husband returns.
Plant Life -- Fool for You, Ron Sexsmith
-- Ghost of a Chance
After a decomposed body of the host of a popular reality show is found in an outhouse, Booth and Brennan must track down the killer out of a large group of suspects, most of which were humiliated on the victim's TV show. Meanwhile, Booth tries to comprehend Brennan's romantic life after he finds out she is involved in two relationships.
Songs: Katie Herzig -- I Hurt Too
When Parker finds a severed finger in a bird's nest while playing with Booth, the team gets together to find the rest of the body. After the body is found in Jefferson Memorial Park, it is revealed that the death was a murder. With the help of a new grad student, the team is able to identify the body as a local veterinarian with a gambling problem. This fact leads them to an illegal dog fighting ring where, with the help of Cesar Millan, the team is able to gather enough evidence to track down the killer.
Songs: Katie Herzig -- I Hurt Too
When a teenager comes across a dismembered body in a pool of purple water, Brennan and Booth are called to the scene. There they find that the victim's head is missing. With help from the newest grad student, Wendell, the team learns the body is that of Jared Addison, a 25-year-old science fiction writer with severe OCD. Sweets lends his expertise to the case as Booth and Brennan interview suspects, which includes Jared's psychologist. Meanwhile, a person from the group's past gives them insight into the case.
Songs: Katie Gray -- Set Free
When the remains of a manager are found in an office building's elevator shaft, Booth and Brennan must attempt to find which employee had the most motive to kill their boss. Meanwhile, Brennan's latest grad student, who has a very bleak and morbid outlook on life, lends his insight.
When remains are found in the Chesapeake Bay, Booth and Brennan are sent to the scene to investigate. The team has little to go on when only the upper torso is found, complete with breast implants. However, when the lower half is found, everyone realizes their initial assumptions about the victim were incorrect.
Songs: Antony and the Johnsons -- River of Sorrow, Bag of Toys -- Share
A skull is found in an impounded junkyard car and Booth and Brennan must uncover whether or not foul play was involved. They soon discover that the remains are that of a famous artist and the suspects range from rival artists to his own assistant who stands to inherit everything upon his death. Meanwhile, Angela's ex-girlfriend becomes a suspect in the case, leading Angela to go to any lengths to prove her ex's innocence.
Songs: Pete Murray -- Happy Ground, Madita -- Shiver
Booth's brother, Jared, and Brennan investigate after a body is found uring a police raid. The team learns the victim is an inventor's father who had a difficult past with his son. But when a second body is found, the team must race to find the con man in the inventor's life. Meanwhile, Brennan goes on a date with Booth's brother and learns a lot about Booth's past.
Booth and Brennan travel to China to help identify pre-historic remains, but while on the flight, a human body is found in the plane. In order to solve the crime, Booth and Bones must get equipment from the passengers in order to piece together a device to send evidence back to The Jeffersonian before they lose jurisdiction. Back in the U.S., Hodgins begins to move on after his break-up with Angela, while Angela and Roxie grow closer.
Songs: Jenny Lewis -- Godspeed
Brennan and Booth investigate when several skeletal remains are found on protected grounds. The team uncovers that the remains are that of an ex-Marine who has been AWOL for 3 years. Clues leads Booth and Brennan to an elite private school where the ex-Marine had worked as a "manny" for one of the rich families.
Songs: Brendan James -- The Sun Will Rise
Booth and Brennan are sent to the Texas-Oklahoma border to investigate the murder of conjoined twins found in a shallow grave in the desert. At the lab, the team determines the remains belong to Jenny and Julie, jugglers for a traveling circus. In order infiltrate the circus community, Booth and Brennan go undercover as a knife-throwing act "Buck and Wanda Moosejaw" to find the story behind their murder.
After a volunteer fireman is found dead at an ice rink, Booth and Brennan are called to investigate. However, when information surfaces that Booth may have a conflict of interest in the case, he is removed from the investigation and becomes a suspect himself.
When Booth is kidnapped by the Grave Digger, the team at the Jeffersonian must race against the clock to save him before it's too late. Meanwhile, evidence from the case goes missing and Brennan and Hodgins are suspected of stealing it.
Songs: Chris Stills -- When The Pain Dies Down
Bones and the team are called to investigate when a woman is murdered during a sci-fi convention. While Booth is out with an injured back, Agent Payton Perotta arrives to help with the investigation.
When newlyweds encounter a corpse while bungee-jumping off of a bridge, Brennan and Booth are sent to investigate. After determine the cause of death was not suicide, the team at the Jeffersonian discover an unknown substance coming from the body. This sends the lab into lockdown and have only 24 hours to uncover the murderer before the body disintegrates.
Booth and Brennan are called when a human body is found buried in a mound of salt onboard a de-icing truck. They find the victim was a pregnant 16-year-old high school student and soon learn that half of her teammates on the school volleyball team were part of a secret "pregnancy pact."
When the half-eaten body of Cam's former fiancee is found in the tiger cage at the zoo, Booth and Brennan uncover that his death was far from accidental. Now the team must put the pieces of the fiancee's final day back together, including hypnotizing a suspect in order to spark his memory.
Booth and Brennan are sent to investigate when human remains are found during a photo shoot. When the team uncovers a meteorite in the victim's ear, they are led to the Collar Institute of Science in D.C. There they learn the victim had been a part of a controversial project, Brennan and Booth must investigate the several death threats she had received. Meanwhile, Angela's father arrives in town to confront Hodgins.
Songs: ZZ Top -- El Diablo
Booth and Brennan are called when an image of the Virgin Mary is found in a bale of compressed cardboard. They find that the image is in fact a bloody outline of a body that has been flattened inside of the cardboard bale. Once the victim is identified, Booth and Brennan retrace her final moments and find the vicitim was involved in shady relationships. Meanwhile, Booth and Brennan become suspicious when they see Daisy, Sweets' girlfriend, trying on wedding dresses with another man; and Hodgins and Angela come to terms with their relationship.
When it is discovered that a stage prop used by a Norwegian death metal band is in fact a real human skeleton, the remains are sent to the Jeffersonian when authorities determine the vicitim was an American citizen. The team links the skeleton to a U.S. death metal band and Booth and Brennan must venture into the death metal music scene in search of the killer. Meanwhile, Sweets goes to Dr. Gordon Wyatt for input on a book he's writing about Booth and Brennan, and Dr. Wyatt gives him a new perspective on the duo's relationship.
Songs: Blue Shoes -- Better, Jameson -- Get to the Choppah
When a Jeffersonian coworker dies of heart failure, the entire team goes to the wake where, upon viewing the body, Brennan realizes the death was no accident. Brennan then convinces Booth to help her steal the body, leading them into a bizarre mystery surrounding the actual cause of death. Meanwhile, Cam gets a crash-course in parenting when she must convince her newly adopted daughter to quit smoking.
Booth's detective friend from Tokyo, Ken Nakamura, calls him when his sister, Sachi, goes missing while in Washington, D.C. With Brennan, Booth investigates her disappearance and soon find a canal in which they discover Sachi's decapitated head. Ken arrives in Washington and Booth and Brennan work with him to retrace his sister's final moments to find her killer.
The team is called to investigate when the body of a frat boy is found inside of a college mascot uniform following a pep rally. Meanwhile, Booth offers to help Jared, his brother, find a new job.
After a body of a wine critic is find inside of a barrel of wine, the team investigates and soon find that the critic gave a bad review that lead to the closure of a vineyard. Meanwhile, Booth finds out he has a health problem, and Brennan, making matters worse, informs him that she wants to have his baby.
A body is found murdered at "The Lab," a nightclub, and everyone is a suspect in a unique season finale in which Brennan, Booth and the team all take on various roles outside of their normal duties.
Dayplayer -- Caveman, Motley Crue
-- Dr. Feelgood, Dayplayer -- Neverending Summer
Six weeks have passed since Booth and Brennan have seen each other. During this time, Booth has been recovering from brain surgery and Brennan has been busy on a dig in Guatemala. Angela's psychic, Avalon Harmonia, reveals that there are bodies buried under a fountain in DC, but both Booth and Brennan are skeptical when Angela tells them about it. However, when the lead pans out, Booth and Brennan find 11 bodies buried underneath a fountain. Meanwhile, Booth has to deal with side effects of his coma and brain surgery.
Brennan and Booth look into the death of a man murdered for the contents of his briefcase. The evidence leads them to suspect that a group of secret operatives were behind the murder, and their suspicions are confirmed when remains of a CIA agent are found in the trunk of a car. When Brennan and Booth question the CIA's Assistant Director of Intelligence, they question the man's allegiance to the U.S. Meanwhile, the financial success of Brennan's latest book leads to a rift between her and Booth; and when Wendell loses his scholarship, the team searches for alternate funding in order to keep their intern around.
When human remains are discovered by the railroad tracks, Brennan and Booth are called to investigate. They learn the remains belong to Levi Yoder, a member of the Amish community who went missing two months before his Rumspringa. Brennan and Booth discover that Levi was a piano prodigy, and are led to believe his talent may have lead to his death. Meanwhile, Cam tries to cope with the stress of being a new parent, while Booth does his part to keep Cam’s stepdaughter, Michelle, in line.
Songs: The Drawbacks -- Complicated, Great Lake Swimmers -- River's Edge
Brennan and Booth are called to investigate when human remains are found during a neighborhood block party. With numerous hidden secrets and scandals, each neighbor in the cul-de-sac has a motive for the murder, leaving Booth, Brennan, and Sweets to look through the drama to find their suspect. Meanwhile, intern Arastoo admits the truth about his past.
The Rising Tide -- Liliko'i Lover, Frank Sinatra
-- The Good Life
Brennan and Booth investigate when charred human remains are found on an electrical fence. The corpse is determined to be a mummified Egyptian royal on loan to the Jeffersonian exhibit, and when the exhibit curator is murdered, the team must look to their own to find the killer. Meanwhile, Brennan goes on a date with Booth's supervisor, and Sweets' girlfriend returns to the Jeffersonian.
When the remains of a chicken farmer are found on a river bank, Booth and Brennan are called to investigate. They soon uncover that the farmer, who was also a well-known animal rights activist, was about to inherit a chicken factory, leading him to make several enemies with motive to kill him.
Songs: A.A. Bondy -- When the Devil's Loose
Booth and Brennan look into the murder of a dwarf who was once a wrestling star. Meanwhile, Booth, still dealing with the effects of his surgery, has trouble getting re-certified with the FBI to carry a weapon.
Songs: Glass Pear -- My Ghost, Skybombers -- Reason to Live
When a real estate agent uncovers human remains during a property showing, Booth and Brennan are called to investigate. Meanwhile, Booth's grandfather moves in with Booth and insists on tagging along during the investigation.
The remains of a video gamer are found in a grease truck, and Booth and Brennan soon uncover that the victim, Steve Rifton, is the only gamer to have a perfect score on a particular video game. His perfect score helped him to link a partnership with a gaming referee, but this partnership created animosity toward him in the gaming world. Meanwhile, Hogins, Sweets and intern Colin Fischer camp out for tickets to a movie premiere.
Matthew Perryman Jones -- Rain or Shine, Matthew Ryan
-- The World Is...
When Max, Brennan's father, gets in contact with Margaret Whitesell, he asks her to spend Christmas with him and Brennan. Meanwhile, Booth and Brennan investigate a bank robbery gone wrong in which a man dressed as Santa Claus was blown up.
Songs: Bob Dylan
-- Here Comes Santa Claus, Johnny Reno -- O Christmas Tree, Ingrid Michaelson
-- Snowfall, Matt Alber -- Star of Wonder
Brennan and Booth head to New Mexico to look into a case in which human remains with extraterrestrial attributes were found. There they find that their victim was a UFO fanatic known for her extensive search for alien life and her "evidence" has even Brennan rethinking human existence. Meanwhile, Angela and Wendell admit to having a relationship.
Mr. White and government agents demand that Brennan and her team look into the cause of death for a set of remains and closes the Jeffersonian Lab to do so. However, the team soon find that they are investigating an infamous presidential assassination. Meanwhile, Booth's boss, Andrew Hacker, helps Booth break into the lab to determine the motive behind the investigation.
A skeleton is discovered at a Civil War battleground, and Brennan and Booth are called to investigate the case. Despite the location, Brennan finds that the remains belong to Dan Pinard, a local dentist. While Booth looks into a list of suspects, Vincent the intern works to clean the bones of clay residue. Meanwhile, Booth's brother returns with surprising news.
Songs: The Bird And The Bee -- What's In The Middle
Brennan and Booth are called to investigate when a set of remains found in a church appear to be demonic. As they dig into information about the victim, who is a former patient of Dr. Adam Copeland at Havenhurst Sanitarium, they encounter unique suspects who they have a hard time deciding whether they are good or evil. Meanwhile, intern Arastoo Vaziri talks about a secret from his past.
When a subway train is thrown off the track by 60,000 gallons of flood water, a partially skeletonized body emerges out of the overflow. While Dr. Sweets, a passenger on the derailed train, copes with post traumatic stress, the rest of the team and intern Daisy Wick get to work on identifying the victim as Martin Aragon, a professional ghost writer caught up in a deadly love triangle. Meanwhile, Brennan releases her second book to great success, but has to accommodate a nosy reporter, and Sweets' near-death experience leads him to make a drastic decision
As Sweets is finishing up his book on Booth and Brennan they tell him how they first met several years ago.
The team’s latest case takes Brennan back to her alma mater, Burtonsville High School, where she and Booth investigate the discovery of an unidentified skull and upper torso. With Angela’s help, they identify the victim as one of Brennan’s classmates, and notice a possible connection to a second murder committed 15 years prior. Brennan and Booth go undercover as a married couple at her class reunion to interrogate a set of suspects, where even as an adult, Brennan is still predictably misunderstood and her only friend lies in a strangely dark and offbeat janitor.Meanwhile, Hodgins spills a lab secret.
When human remains are discovered in the belly of a shark, Brennan and Booth are brought in to identify the missing person. Evidence suggesting the victim had been the prey of several fish directs the team's investigation to The Aquarium of the Atlantic, where a guest lecturer and notorious self-help guru preaching the healing power of the ocean has gone missing. Meanwhile, both Brennan and Booth navigate their own relationship when a marine biologist shows interest in Booth
When the body of a rich adventure-seeker is found in a hotel laundry machine, Booth and Brennan are led to the last place he was seen: a Rock 'n Roll Fantasy Camp. While Brennan and Booth lead the investigation outside the lab, Hodgins, Angela and intern Arastoo use a fragment of prehistoric wooly mammoth tusk - found with the remains - and Angela's knowledge of the music industry to connect the evidence to potential suspects. Meanwhile, Cam looks for a doctor for her daughter Michelle
A cabin burns down in the woods revealing two bodies, one of a modern-day witch and one from the days of the Salem Witch Trials leading Booth and Brennan into the world of Wicca to find a killer. Meanwhile, when Hodgins' reckless driving gets him and Angela arrested and thrown in jail, Sweets and intern Clark Edison step into unfamiliar territory to help out the team
The trial of The Gravedigger hits close to home for members of the team, and everyone at the Jeffersonian must work overtime to uncover the forensic evidence to elicit a conviction
The team works to uncover clues buried under a life’s worth of possessions saved by a hoarder in order to solve the mystery of his death. Meanwhile, Angela’s father has a specific purpose for his most recent visit, and Brennan and Booth are confronted with unique opportunities.
The team helps Cam solve the case of an unidentified boy; after making personal discoveries, the members of the team realize they belong in Washington, D.C.
When the remains of a couple are discovered in a cave at National Park, the team must piece together the identity of the man and the woman as well as solve the crime. After interrogating two viable suspects, the team identifies the woman as a marketing executive who also served as her partner's AA sponsor, providing clues that lead them to expose the truth. Meanwhile, Booth's girlfriend and Afghanistan war correspondent, Hannah Burley, makes a surprise visit.
When Booth and Brennan are called to investigate decomposed remains found at the Jersey Shore, the team IDs the victim as Richie "The V" Genaro, a 23-year-old who partied the night before at a popular nightclub. Booth and Brennan question Genaro's peers and the club bouncer, and Brennan surprisingly proves her pop culture savvy and anthropological expertise after watching what she believes to be a documentary on the inhabitants of the Jersey Shore, but was in actuality a reality show set there. Meanwhile, at the lab, the team grows fond of Booth's girlfriend, Hannah, and Angela tries to keep her pregnancy a secret
After a skull and decomposing hands are found in a dumpster, the team must not only solve the crime but also search for the rest of the victim's remains. Identified as Ray Raminsky, the victim turns out to be a bounty hunter in search of Charles Braverman, a man indicted for the murder of a co-worker. Meanwhile, Brennan is asked by Professor Bunsen Jude "The Science Dude" if he can shoot an episode of his children's show from The Jeffersonian Lab with Brennan as his special guest. Brennan initially turns him down, but is surprised when he makes her a deal she can't refuse.
After the skull of a promising young dancer is found lodged in concrete at a construction site, the team must first figure out what happened to the victim's skeletal structure. After learning the victim quit ballet to pursue hip hop, Booth and Brennan uncover another layer of evidence that points them to a suspect who had a secret relationship with the victim. Meanwhile, when Hannah is put on assignment in a dodgy part of town, her safety is jeopardized and her life is put in critical danger.
The past and present collide when human remains from a 150-year-old slave ship, the Amelia Rose, surface. The team is tasked to give the deceased a proper burial but make an unforeseen discovery linked to a recent murder. In the course of the investigation, Booth and Brennan are led to a different kind of ship, a "Cougar" cruise, where they learn their victim was seen moments before his death. Meanwhile, Sweets struggles to maintain a casual relationship with Daisy, and Cam discovers a surprising and emotional connection to the Amelia Rose
When human remains are discovered in the world’s largest chocolate bar, a “sweet” event for a candymaker quickly turns bitter. As eccentric chocolate factory owner Jimmy Walpert deals with the tragedy, the team soon discovers that the victim was a mysterious character whose past is full of secrets, lies and love affairs.
Meanwhile, Cam struggles with her daughter’s decision to attend a university that fails to meet her high standards, and Hodgins asks Angela to arrange a party to announce her not-so-secret pregnancy.
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Booth and Brennan’s next case leads them to a crime scene where a human carcass has literally melted into the dashboard of a charred truck. As the team investigates the case, they discover a gunshot wound in the victim, but learn that neither the fire nor the bullet was the cause of the victim’s death. Additional clues lead them to a local high school where the victim’s wife is a teacher. As a student-teacher relationship begins to surface and a pattern takes shape in the lab, the team is able to track down the murder weapon and solve the crime.
Meanwhile, Sweets resists the temptation of allowing his feelings for Daisy to interfere with helping her pass a government psychological evaluation, and Hannah attempts to break the ice and warm up to Booth’s son Parker.
Brennan gets a glimpse into her own life when the body of a brilliant and career-driven surgeon is found in a rough neighborhood with multiple fractures in her skull and no indication as to how or why she was there. While the team investigates the case objectively, Brennan struggles to separate her own life from the victim's as she perceives many parallels between them the more she learns about the victim's past. Meanwhile, evidence found at the crime scene brings the team closer to solving the case, but it's Brennan's unique perspective that propels her to retrace the final events of the victim's life.
An unidentifiable body is discovered in the shower of an upscale home belonging to a young female socialite. With the help of nosey bones expert and Jeffersonian "squint" Clark Edison, skeletal reconstruction and evidence in the drain reveal that the victim was a young girl employed by a counterfeit handbag distributor. The team learns that the victim supplied counterfeit purses to her socialite acquaintance, and after interrogating the self-centered socialite and sifting through footage on a hidden camera, they discover evidence linking them to the murderer. Meanwhile, Angela and Hodgins discuss their future home and where they want to raise a family, and Booth opens up to Hannah about Brennan's feelings for him.
The city anxiously anticipates the arrival of Heather Taffet, more notoriously known as "The Gravedigger," for her final appeal after being sentenced to death for a kidnap-murder and a series of similar coldblooded crimes. But when a bullet targeted at The Gravedigger is fired from a distance and hits her, the Jeffersonian team is tasked to piece together the sniper's precise location as well as identify the suspect and his motives. With the help of probing investigator Caroline Julian, Booth and Brennan put together a list of likely suspects, but the evidence and the remarkable skill needed to pull off the crime leads the team to believe that the crime was an inside, professional job, leaving Brennan's father Max and even Booth as plausible suspects. Meanwhile, Sweets attempts to put on a brave face after being caught in the firestorm just moments following a chilly encounter with The Gravedigger.
A body disguised as a scarecrow is found with a bullet wound in a remote cornfield, and the team is forced to work against the clock to avoid a storm and potential complications that would affect the evidence. Booth and Brennan interrogate the victim's three wives, who are also sisters, and learn that jealousy between the sisters and their desire for their husband's attention had caused a major rift in the family. Booth and Brennan also question one relative who disapproved of the victim's polygamy. Meanwhile, Cam loses confidence in her relationship with her on-call doctor boyfriend, but they both realize they need to make their relationship a priority.
A BMX rider's remains are discovered on the roof of a warehouse after a failed bike stunt. While Booth and Brennan interrogate the victim's fellow riders, Hodgins and newly mellowed "squint" Fisher identify the numerous fractures in the victim's skeletal structure, and Angela recreates the series of events that led to the fatal accident. Meanwhile, Sweets turns to Booth for advice about his relationship with Daisy, and Booth makes a decision about his relationship with Hannah.
The liquefied remains of a wedding planner are found in her home tanning bed on Valentine's Day, and Cam pressures her team to solve the case in time so she can celebrate the holiday with her boyfriend. While the "squints" works tirelessly in the lab, Booth and Brennan interrogate a slew of possible suspects until they unlock classified files in the victim's computer, which lead to their main suspect. Meanwhile, Booth and Brennan downplay the significance of Valentine's Day, and Hodgins tries to plan a romantic day for Angela.
After notoriously murdering "The Gravedigger," sniper-on-the-loose Jacob Broadsky strikes again. This time, his victim is a prior suspect who escaped the justice system. More determined than ever to catch Broadsky, Booth uses his own military training to beat the sniper at his own game.
Meanwhile, Angela's father visits the Jeffersonian and insists on naming his unborn grandchild
A severe blizzard causes a city-wide blackout, adding to the obstacles the team must overcome in order to solve a murder case that could be linked to a potential viral outbreak. But when Booth and Brennan find themselves trapped in an elevator during the power outage, Sweets is on hand for outside assistance, but does more than what's asked of him when he initiates a touchy conversation about Booth and Brennan's relationship. Meanwhile, Angela and Hodgins get worrisome news about the health of their unborn baby, and Hodgins and squint Wendell Bray get creative in the lab and put their scientific skills to use to identify the victim and the rare disease
Brennan teams up with a forensic podiatrist to match seven pairs of severed feet with bodies; Cam makes college plans for her daughter.
The remains of a mythbuster television show host are found in the wilderness appearing to have been killed by the mythic Chupacabra, a reptile-mammal hybrid creature whose existence has not been confirmed. The team soon learns that the victim traveled to the remote West Virginian area to debunk the Chupacabra myth, and they interrogate possible suspects, including a rival wilderness-channel host/cryptozoologist/pet psychic. But when a tape is recovered at the crime scene and peculiar tooth marks are found in the victim's remains, the team learns details about the victim's demise that challenge the original theories surrounding his death. Meanwhile, recovering alcoholic squint Vincent Nigel-Murray makes amends with each member of the team and makes some surprising confessions.
The remains of a maritime museum security guard are found in the Florida Everglades after an attempt to steal an obsolete 17th century nautical chart fragment used to find treasures. In order to solve the crime, Booth seeks out Walter Sherman, a former Iraqi soldier with an uncanny gift to unearth anyone and anything. With Sherman's help, as well as that of his colleague, Ike Latulippe, and his legal advisor, Leo Knox, the team is led to tattoo artist who points them in the direction of a tough young woman. But when the woman is found murdered with remnants of the map lodged in her remains, the team discovers centuries of history linked to the map and the suspect behind the crimes. Meanwhile, Brennan puts Sherman's remarkable skill to the test, and Booth harbors cold feelings toward his former military comrade.
The team identifies the remains of a successful ad man found in the grounds of a newly built community center playground. Upon inspecting the victim's home and interrogating his former partner and employer, Booth and Brennan discover that the victim burned bridges by adopting an aggressive attitude toward honesty and was a member of a radical honesty support group. Meanwhile, each of the team members attempts to adopt a more honest way of communicating that doesn't always lend itself to good relationships, and Angela urges Hodgins to confront the realities of their pregnancy.
A 15-year-old Jane Doe, who is hearing impaired and unable to communicate, is found on the streets covered in blood and wielding a knife, leading the team to believe she is responsible for a recent murder. Meanwhile, Angela keeps Hodgins in the dark regarding the details of her pregnancy.
When sniper-on-the-loose Jacob Broadsky claims another victim, Booth becomes more determined than ever to catch his elusive foe. After a bullet meant for Booth strikes an innocent victim, Booth makes it his mission to catch Broadsky once and for all.
The unidentifiable and gruesome remains of a male bowler are found lodged in the automatic pinsetter of a bowling lane. Brennan's father, Max Keenan, is a member of the victim's bowling team, but currently sidelined with an injury. With no clear lead in the case, Booth and Brennan go undercover and join the very competitive bowling team in hopes of finding clues about the victim. Upon meeting the victim's teammates, including an arrogant 12-year-old bowling prodigy, it becomes apparent there could be many suspects in the case. Meanwhile, a very pregnant Angela anticipates her labor at any moment, but continues to work diligently via webcam to identify the murder weapon from the hospital.
When the Jeffersonian team identifies the remains of a woman found in a paintball field, they discover two missing-persons reports in her file. Booth and Sweets interrogate the victim's husband and learn that she suffered from amnesia. When squint Wendell Bray learns that the victim also survived a bullet wound, inconsistencies in her medical records uncover a surprising crime linked to her murder. Meanwhile, Brennan and Booth adjust to their new life as an expectant couple and deal with the forthcoming changes in their home life.
The Jeffersonian team identifies the remains of a competitive-eating champion, just days before the start of the Gluttony Games, a premiere eating competition with a $10,000 prize at stake. The remarkable work of new squint - and former juvenile delinquent - Finn links obscure evidence found in the belly of a snake with laws of physics that helps solve the crime. Despite his brilliance in the lab, Finn is met with hostility and skepticism, leading Cam to question her decision to give him a chance to start anew. Meanwhile, Booth is caught off-guard by an announcement Brennan makes about their baby. To diffuse the tension between them, the couple agrees to experiment by putting themselves in each other's shoes.
Songs: Mindy Gledhill. -- "Anchor", Airbourne. -- "Hellfire", Philadelphia Grand Jury. -- "Ready To Roll"
fter the remains of a female toy company executive are found shrink-wrapped with a Prince Charming doll, the company's CEO gives Booth and Sweets access to the company headquarters' highly classified prototype lab, where details of the victim's personal life begin to emerge. Meanwhile, Sweets, with the support of his girlfriend, squint Daisy Wick, prepares for his gun certification test despite Booth's opposition to Sweets carrying a weapon. Mom-to-be Brennan, wonders whether she will be a good mother and uses the case as a way to understand the importance of toys and playing with her child.
Songs: Slighter. -- "No Control"
Dismembered remains are discovered in several mailing boxes at a dead letter office, and the Jeffersonian team identifies the victim as an employee of a local Ship 'n' Print, where the staff recently split the winnings of a lottery prize. The team uncovers a complicated love triangle between two married employees and the victim, and while motive points to the husband, a critical clue leads them to solve the crime definitively. Meanwhile, Booth's grandfather breaks some unexpected news, and Special Agent Genny Shaw learns the importance of teamwork.
Songs: Lex Land. -- "What Happens Now?"
The team discovers the remains of a so-called "storm chaser" who seems to have died while following a tornado. In trying to figure out how injuries occuring during the storm, they unlimtately believe he was murdered. Meanwhile, Booth becomes increasingly overprotective of Brennan both at home and in the field, and sleep-deprived Angela and Hodgins come to terms with having Angela's father and rock musician babysit their infant son.
Songs: The Walking Pheumonias -- "Don't Forget To Call Your Mother", ZZ Top. -- "Hi Fi Mama", Younger Brother. -- "Spinning Into Place"
A cryptic message penned in human blood is discovered at a national monument. As the Jeffersonian team embarks on a scavenger hunt to solve the case, they realize their tech-savvy suspect remains one step ahead of them. Meanwhile, Booth and Brennan search for the perfect home for their new family.
Songs: The Twilight Singers. -- "Be Invited"
The remains of an escaped convict are found in a residential sewer, but an examination of the sewer pipes indicates that the murder occurred within prison walls. Brennan insists on solving the crime - despite Booth's pleas for her not to overexert herself - and the expectant couple experiences a very untraditional arrival of their baby daughter.
Songs: Marc Scibilia -- "How Bad We Need Each Other", Freedom Fry -- "Rolling Down"
With the help of Special Agent Genny Shaw, the Jeffersonian team identifies the remains of a discount shopper and "extreme couponer" who was dragged along the road by an 18-wheeler. Meanwhile, Brennan is adjusting to her first day back at work after giving birth, and Cam disapproves of her daughter's romance with intern Finn Abernathy.
When a corpse is found at a landfill, dyed in a blue substance, intern Arastoo Vaziri discovers a method that helps eliminate postmortem damages to the corpse, which leads the team back to a hair salon where the victim worked. Meanwhile Bones is feeling uncomfortable in her post-baby body, so Booth decides to do something special to boost her self-confidence
The corpse of a truck company employee is found in the middle of the woods. After the victim's son is questioned, Booth and Brennan visit his karate class in search of a motive. Back at the lab, Hodgins is going overboard purchasing lab equipment. Then, Booth's son Parker returns from England and Brennan is apprehensive about how he'll react to his new baby sister.
When a corpse is found in the middle of the woods, the team links the victim to two families that have been feuding for almost a century. Brennan and Booth interrogate a family member with a shocking confession that leads them to a motive for the victim's murder. Meanwhile, Brennan has a difficult time accepting her father's offer to babysit their infant daughter because of his unpredictable presence in her own childhood
Brennan and Booth head out to Los Angeles to consult on the production of "Bone of Contention," a film based on Brennan's latest book and the work of the Jeffersonian team. While on set, Brennan intervenes after finding flaws with the actors' performances, not to mention the film's total disregard for science. Then she discovers that the prop cadaver being used is an actual murder victim, forcing her and Booth to launch an investigation that has real-world consequences in the land of make-believe. Meanwhile, Booth is offered a job on the studio lot, and embarrassing information is revealed about Cam's past
Evil tech genius Christopher Pelant, a suspect in a previous case Brennan and Booth handled, is back in court on appeal. Knowing what he is capable of, Brennan and Booth inform the judge that he is a suspect in two murder cases. Then, Brennan and Booth are called to the scene of a new murder. After determining the victim is Brennan's friend, who also is linked to Pelant, the Jeffersonian team works to prove he is guilty once and for all. But when law enforcement examines the team's findings, key pieces of evidence are tied to Brennan and suspicion falls on her.
Having been accused of murder, Brennan is on the run from the FBI, with help from her father Max. Booth and the Jeffersonian team are convinced evil tech genius Christopher Pelant has manipulated key evidence in the case to pinpoint Brennan as the prime suspect. Then, an anonymous tip leads the team to the remains of a high school guidance counselor that may hold the key to proving Brennan's innocence.
The Jeffersonian team investigates the murder of a high-powered divorce lawyer with a lot of enemies. The plot thickens when the team discovers that the attorney's wife and assistant have been hiding crucial evidence which could help solve the case. Meanwhile, Brennan tries to adjust to life after being on the run, and tensions start to rise between her and Booth as the impact of their three-month separation begins to take its toll.
After an explosion occurs in a hotel garage, the Jeffersonian team must research the remains found at the crime scene in order to match them to the victim. The investigation only gets trickier when they discover that the man whom they thought was dead is actually alive. Meanwhile, Booth has to take on a desk assignment to get the department's budget approved in order to land a promotion, so Sweets is given a temporary partner, FBI Special Agent Olivia Sparling.
The Jeffersonian team investigates the death of Jared Drew, an animal expo employee, and in the course of their investigation into his death, they enter the world of illegal animal trafficking. Meanwhile, Brennan thinks she would make an excellent presidential candidate, and Sweets and Daisy take on a big change in their relationship
The Jeffersonian team investigates the death of a woman whose body was found mutilated and discarded in a city garbage can. Meanwhile, Booth invites Sweets to stay with Brennan and him while Sweets searches for a new apartment.
When Brennan becomes fascinated with basketball and the underlying concepts behind Phil Jackson's philosophy of "teamwork," she calls upon five of her best "squinterns" to complete the task of identifying remains that have been deemed unidentifiable. During their investigation, the squints uncover the identity of a man who died as a result of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, which propels the team to determine if he was a perpetrator or a victim
Songs: Ane Brun -- The Light From One
The Jeffersonian team investigates the death of a crime scene cleanup expert whose remains are found mysteriously sealed in an impenetrable pod that washed up on the beach. Meanwhile, Angela and Hodgins learn that Cam is involved in a secret romance.
A street artist, who is covertly plastering his art on a billboard, falls and lands directly into his own glue - and into human remains. So the team must not only figure out the identity of the remains, but must also find a strategic way to remove the part of the corpse that is still glued to the street artist. Meanwhile, Booth tries his hand at a comedy club's "open mic" night in order to seek out potential suspects and Angela's love of art leads her to become attracted to the street artist.
The Jeffersonian team investigates the death of a young boy whose soul remains very much alive. When psychic Avalon Harmonia attempts to help the deceased's spirit cross over, each member of the team begins to question his or her own beliefs about life after death.
The Jeffersonian team investigates the death of a professional ballroom dancer who was murdered three days before her audition on a popular dancing competition show. In order to solve the case, Brennan and Booth go undercover as dance competitors to see if they can find potential suspects.
The team investigates the murder of a well-known archeologist with a questionable reputation, who came upon a career-defining discovery right before his death.
After Hodgins and Angela were drugged and woke up to a bloody corpse hanging in the canopy of their bed and flower petals around their son Michael's crib, they are forced to believe that Pelant is back for revenge against Hodgins. Although Hodgins wants to go after Pelant directly, Booth knows it's best to work within the system and not go against protocol. Meanwhile, as the Jeffersonian team investigates the corpse, they discover the victim was a Special Forces agent working for the world's biggest supplier of mercenaries, and Angela and Hodgins decide to start an investigation without the rest of the Jeffersonian team for the sake of their family.
The Jeffersonian team investigates the remains of two bodies that were found at the same burial plot: one of a female cancer patient; the other, the cancer patient's "doula," who was guiding her through her grieving process with the illness. Meanwhile, with a spotlight on the case, Brennan and Booth start discussing their individual choices for after-death arrangements. Also, Daisy Wick returns for her first case after her break-up with Sweets.
Brennan and Booth investigate the death of a female roller derby skater whose body was dismembered. In order to get more answers, they enlist Angie to go undercover as a derby skater. Meanwhile, Cam tries to uncover the details behind Booth's secretive hospital appointments.
When Brennan is shot while working late at the Jeffersonian lab, she is rushed to the hospital in critical condition. While at the hospital, she struggles with visions of her mother that defy her usual logic. Meanwhile all evidence suggests that Brennan's attacker may be linked to the Jeffersonian.
The Jeffersonian team investigates the remains of a 15-year-old boy. Although his mother and few close friends saw him as intelligent with poor social skills, the team discovers that this seemingly innocent boy was actually involved in illegal activity and had attended a high school party two weeks prior where drugs were present. The investigation takes an ugly turn when an underage girl confesses to being raped and the deceased boy's reputation is compromised. Meanwhile, with the case's spotlight on deception, intern Finn Abernathy contemplates telling Cam that her daughter Michelle is in town visiting for the weekend.
When extremely educated new intern Dr. Oliver Wells starts working at the Jeffersonian, his quick-learning, enthusiastic personality challenges Brennan as he gets under her skin with his eccentric but undeniable observations, causing her to try to be more open-minded about many scientific questions. Meanwhile, Booth worries she may have gone too far when she accepts the possibility of time travel as a factor in a murder investigation.
The Jeffersonian team investigates the death of Symchay Conteh, a young man whose remains were found in a barrel at a hazardous waste disposal facility. They discover that the victim was an immigrant from Sierra Leone working numerous part-time jobs in order to make ends meet Meanwhile, as the team gets deeper into the investigation, Cam and Arastoo find it even more difficult to keep their relationship a secret and Brennan and Booth try to decide on a vacation destination
When the Jeffersonian team investigates the death of a former Marine sergeant whose remains were found burned to a crisp, they discover that she was discharged after a fist fight with another Marine. When Booth and Sweets go to question the other Marine involved in the altercation, they learn that Deanna was obsessed with the idea of the apocalypse, which leads the team to a following of doomsday preppers who become key suspects in her death. Meanwhile, Sweets thinks he has landed his dream apartment but Brennan and Booth are not convinced that he will actually move out
An undercover police officer, who was investigating a string of ATM robberies, turns up dead in a van with a bag of diamonds found inside his mutilated body. So the Jeffersonian team must figure out whether or not the ATM robbers are also murderers, or if the cop was crooked. Meanwhile, Brennan is the subject of a documentary commissioned to raise funds for the Jeffersonian, and she struggles to be likeable on camera
The Jeffersonian team investigates the murder of a TV producer. Meanwhile, Brennan has trouble accepting the fact that Christine might be an "average" child, when her daughter gets accused of biting another classmate. Then, Hodgins uses all of his tools at the Jeffersonian to chemically recreate Finn's special hot sauce
The Jeffersonian team investigates the murder of Jack Spindler, a successful employee at a brokerage firm by day, but a stripper by night. When the team learns how Spindler's moonlighting affected his personal life, they start to question the people closest to him, including his stripper friend, Storm. Meanwhile, Booth's mother shows up after a 24-year absence in his life and makes a special request of him
The Jeffersonian team rushes to prevent a viral outbreak while investigating the murder of journalist Mia Garrett after her infected body is found at a biohazard facility. When the mutated virus that killed Mia infects Jeffersonian intern Arastoo Vaziri, their only chance of saving him is by solving the murder. Tension and passion build as the team races against the clock to find the killer - and the cure
When evil tech genius Christopher Pelant returns to toy with the Jeffersonian team in their newest investigation, they discover that the string of murders that have been occurring are tied to FBI agents close to Booth. Meanwhile, as the investigation unfolds, Sweets realizes that the evidence seems all too familiar to him and Brennan starts evaluating her relationship with Booth when signs begin to point to him as a potential target of Pelant's
The Jeffersonian team investigates the murder of Jason Siedel, an accountant for the state department, whose remains were found in a hotel air conditioning unit. When Booth finds his old army buddy and CIA agent, Danny Beck, clearing away evidence at the victim's condo, he begins to realize that Siedel's murder could yield more suspects than the team had anticipated. Booth also seeks out Aldo Clemens, his friend and an ex-priest from their military days together, to get advice on his relationship with Brennan, now that Pelant has put a wedge between them. Meanwhile, Brennan must decide whether to have faith in Booth or to end her relationship with him.
The Jeffersonian team investigates the murder of Adam Pak, a management consultant whose remains were found being eaten by bobcats. When evidence leads the team to a marriage retreat site, Brennan and Booth go undercover as previous personas "Roxie" and "Tony" to try to find more evidence. While at the retreat, Brennan and Booth meet fellow married couple Bill and Evelyn Schumacher, whose relationship seems a little too perfect. Meanwhile, Cam gets mistakenly arrested when her identity is stolen and Sweets decides to take a leave from the FBI
The Jeffersonian team investigates the murder of Jamie Delcampo, a member of the Estrellas Locas gang, whose remains were found in a burnt out car. Meanwhile, having taken time off from the FBI in the wake of Pelant's latest assault on the team, Sweets ultimately decides to help with the investigation when he discovers that a young boy from the center where he volunteers is the son of one of the gang members
Pelant is back, and the members of the Jeffersonian team want to put an end to the hold he's had over them, once and for all. When a human cadaver is willed for research to the team, they devise a plan, with the help of Special Agent Hayes Flynn, to stage the human cadaver in a way that Pelant would stage a murder, and steal his spotlight in order to flush him out. But their plan backfires when Pelant is a step ahead of them, resulting in him killing someone close to Booth. Meanwhile, Sweets returns from his leave of absence and is convinced that Agent Flynn isn't the person whom everyone thinks he is
The Jeffersonian team investigates the murder of Charlie McCord, a high school principal who, upon learning he had terminal cancer, created a website where people could go and pay for his inspirational videos. When the team finds a suspicious video of Charlie punching former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Chuck Liddell in the face, it leads the team to Charlie's bucket list, which ultimately helps them get closer to solving the case. Meanwhile, Brennan and Booth finally start to plan their wedding and Sweets could be replaced by a virtual profiling system
The Jeffersonian team investigates the murder of Nancy Handelman, whose body was discovered at the time of Brennan and Booth's wedding rehearsal. When the case becomes more serious than the team anticipated, Cam and Angela do everything in their power to keep the details of the investigation from Brennan in order to ensure that she will stay focused on her big day. Tensions run high when unfortunate events occur to stall the wedding temporarily, and Max comes to town with a suspicious duffle bag full of money
While honeymooning in Buenos Aires, Brennan and Booth can't just relax on vacation. So, instead, they decide to help Raphael Valenza, a local detective and huge fan of Brennan's books, solve the murder of a Nazi war criminal whose remains were found in an historic mass grave. Meanwhile, back in Washington, D.C., Hodgins and Angela struggle to take care of Christine while Brennan and Booth are away
The Jeffersonian team investigates the murder of Sean Nolan, a failed model whose body is found intertwined in a beaver dam. The team soon discovers that Nolan's fruitless modeling career left his sperm donations as his only source of income. However, when the team learns that he falsified records, they start to suspect anyone who was jilted by his donations. Meanwhile, Brennan struggles with social niceties and tact when she is drawn into a feud with author Tess Brown and Hodgins gets in touch with his motherly instincts when he plays host to a fly larva
Brennan is a juror on the case of professional soccer player Peter Kidman who is accused of murdering his wife. When she uses pure objectivity to help prove the killer not guilty, his best friend and a key witness in the case turns up dead. The Jeffersonian team must work together to prove that the soccer star was in fact guilty of killing both his wife and his friend
The Jeffersonian team investigates the murder of a food scientist whose remains were tossed in a meat grinder and mixed into cans of stew served in a school cafeteria. When the team uncovers the scientist's newest - and highly lucrative - food invention, they begin to track the trail of jealous competitors in the multi-million dollar food industry. Meanwhile, Angela plans a post-wedding bachelorette party for Brennan and it gets crazier than intended
The Jeffersonian team investigates the murder of a nationally ranked gymnast, whose remains were hit by lightning and scattered throughout a public park. Although evidence points to a fellow gymnast as the key suspect, Brennan and Booth discover the victim was leading a double life. Meanwhile, Booth gets upset when Brennan shows surprising empathy for the victim's father, and Cam confronts the woman who stole her identity