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"Bones" has been showing since 2005 on Fox and just finished airing the seventh season in May 2012. The series follows Dr. Temperance Brennan, a forensic anthropologist and played by Emily Deschanel, and FBI agent Seeley Booth, played by David Boreanaz of "Angel." Brennan, because of her love of bones, has been nicknamed "Bones" by Booth.

The character of Dr. Temperance Brennan is loosely based on the character of Dr. Temperance Brennan in the book series by Kathy Reichs. Reichs is also one of the show's producers and a real life forensic anthropologist. Dr. Brennan is a very literal person and deals almost exclusively in facts. Because humans don't always behave according to the "facts," she has a hard time in social situations.

However, she takes social interaction as seriously as she does her work as a forensic anthropologist and her coworkers at The Jeffersonian Institute (a real, well-known bastion of scientific discovery that has been fictionalized in the series) work at trying to help her understand a regular person's humor and reactions to social situations. However, the bulk of the story revolves around Bones, who has been authorized to be Booth's partner, and Booth as they solve crimes.

Cases are assigned to them when they involve human remains that have bones present. Some are fresh, some are ancient and others are barely recognizable or are fragmented. Dr. Brennan's team, made up of Angela, a reconstruction artist and genius with computer algorithms whose father is ZZ Top's guitarist, Hodgins, an expert on bug larvae, plants and trace material, and a revolving cast of forensic anthropology interns. Some of the interns can't hack Brennan's lack of an interpersonal style and others are just as quirky as the rest of the regular crew.

One graduate student, Zack Addy, who later became Dr. Zack Addy was just as awkward as Brennan in social situations, but he wound up being an apprentice to a serial killer later on in the series. Bones, Booth and crew have had to deal with Zack and his master and several other killers. All that while Brennan helps solving crimes, trying to manage her relationship with Booth (they're now married and have a daughter despite a bumpy ride) and dealing with her father's criminal past and abandonment of her.

Other characters include the always analyzing psychologist, Dr. Lance Sweets, Dr. Camille Saroyan, the head of the Jeffersonian Forensics Division and grumpy, but lovable, prosecutor in the U.S Attorney's office, Caroline Julian. "Bones" has a great mix of dialogue, humor and drama which makes it a yearly favorite for many. With a new serial killer toying with the team, the eighth season, which starts in September 2012, is already looking good.

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September 13, 2005
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  • A female body is discovered at a glass recycling plant with a diamond wedged in her jaw. French Inspector Rousseau approaches the team with an accusation against the Marquis De Chaussin, who happens to be the victim's husband and lives in Virginia.

  • The Jeffersonian and FBI investigates when the remains of famous billionaire explorer Henry Charles are found in Antarctica. The team confirms he was killed when he went missing ten years ago, but the timeframe puts Dr. Clark Edison on the short list of suspects. Meanwhile, Cam's sister comes by to help with wedding plans.

  • The team investigates the death of a professional hockey player who was decapitated. Meanwhile, Hodgins and Oliver have a competition of their own when Hodgins builds two drones and they compete to retrieve the victim's missing head.

  • To produce a television segment on the lab, a camera crew follows the team during their investigation of a corpse found in a landfill that was buried more than a decade earlier.

  • A drunk college student stumbles upon the body of a Secret Service agent prior to a presidential visit.

  • The body of the leader of the Lynwood University male acapella singing group is found in the school rat lab. As the investigation progresses, the team finds out one of the best singers of the group was recently ousted.

  • The body of a private investigator is found frozen in ice, after being dumped in the Potomac.

  • The team investigates the murder of a convicted felon who was staying at a halfway house.

  • The team investigates when the decomposing body of a social worker is found. Her case is linked to other deaths, revealing a serial killer is on the loose.

  • The team investigates the murder of the founder of a men's rights organization.

  • Hodgins is about 2 months into his rehabilitation and forced to navigate life in a wheelchair. Meanwhile, Brennan and Booth investigate the murder of a public defender.

  • The teams are shaken when a police officer is murdered.

  • Brennan and Booth go undercover at an Old West-style shooting competition in hopes of solving a murder. Meanwhile Angela and Hodgins discuss the future of their family and Cam makes a connection with photographer Sebastian Kohl.

  • A political journalist is murdered after publishing an article exposing corruption in the NSA.

  • The team investigates when the remains of an escape artist are found in the woods.

  • The team investigates the death of a U.S. Senator, who was shredded in a street sweeper.

  • Brennan's investigation into a murder where the victim was decapitated, is interrupted when FBI Agent Abbie Mills (guest star Nicole Beharie) and Ichabod Crane (guest star Tom Mison), come from Sleepy Hollow to claim the body.

  • Brennan recruits a brilliant forensic anthropologist to aid in the investigation of the death of a real estate agent.

  • The team investigates when remains are found at a fish farm.

  • Booth is still nowhere to be found, but the team learns that Agent Miller knows details about his location and state of mind.

  • When Booth disappears six months after he and Brennan left their careers behind, Brennan is forced back into the world of forensic analysis, which brings her into contact with a member of Booth's family.

  • Evidence at the crime scene of a murder points to a protege of Pelant.

  • The team investigates the death of an ex-con turned yoga instructor.

  • Who would kill a popular cookie jar collector?

  • The team investigates the murder of the son of a powerful diplomat.

  • Brennan and Booth investigate the death of a private high school student.

  • The team investigates the death of a celebrity chef.

  • Booth and Brennan work undercover during the investigation of the death of a high-stakes gambler.

  • The team investigates the death of a mini-golf superstar. Brennan is worried about her dad.

  • The team investigates a local bakery after the remains of an ex-con are discovered in pieces.

  • The team investigates the death of a wealthy teacher found in an abandoned bookstore.

  • The team investigates the death of a local psychic and Angela seeks the help of her psychic friend.

  • Reminiscent of an Alfred Hitchcock film, this episode reimagines the teams in 1950s Hollywood.

  • The team investigates the death of a psychology professor.

  • The team investigates the death of a crossword puzzle master after his body is found in an urban fracking site.

  • After damaged human remains are discovered under a merry-go-round, the team's investigation leads them to a billion dollar hedge fund company.

  • The team investigates a maid's death and it turns into a bigger case than expected. Tension simmers between Cam and Brennan.

  • Brennan encounters a publishing rival. Wendell receives word on his diagnosis. The team investigates remains found in a convention's stairwell.

  • The team investigates the murder of a video game designer. Brennan and Booth discuss Christine's future.

  • The team investigates the murder of a controversial conservative radio host whose remains were discovered in a storm drain.

  • Aubrey and the team collaborate on a government conspiracy and are able to narrow down the list of suspects when DNA is discovered.

  • In the tenth season premiere, Brennan and the team attempt to prove Booth's innocence. A dead man's remains become relevant.

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'Bones' Season 8, Episode 19: 'The Doom in the Gloom' Recap

The burned remains of a former Marine sergeant are discovered. The team discovers she was discharged after a fist fight with another Marine and was preoccupied with the apocalypse.

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The remains of a young man from Sierra Leone are discovered in a barrel at a hazardous waste disposal facility.

'Bones' Season 8, Episode 17, 'The Fact in the Fiction' Recap

New intern Oliver Wells unnerves Brennan with his unusual observations and impressive logic, which make her consider scientific theories she would have previously ruled out. Meanwhile, Booth balks at Brennan's embrace of time travel as a possible explanation during a murder investigation.

'Bones' Season 8, Episode 16: 'The Friend in Need' Recap

Booth and Bones investigate the complicated case of a teenaged boy whose remains shine a light on a horrific school party involving an alleged rape and drugs.

'Bones' Season 8, Episode 15: 'The Shot in the Dark' Recap

When Brennan is shot while working late at the Jeffersonian lab, she is rushed to the hospital in critical condition. All evidence suggests that Brennan's attacker may be linked to the Jeffersonian, but can they solve the case in time?

'Bones' Season 8, Episode 13: 'The Doll in the Derby' Recap

A derby girl is found dead. Who could have killed her and why? Also, why is Booth being so secretive about his visits to the hospital?

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