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Bones, an American procedural crime drama that premiered on Fox in 2005, is based on forensic anthropology and forensic archaeology, following Dr. Temperance "Bones" Brennan and the lives of not only her peers, but her friends, loves, and the victims of the crimes she sets out to solve. The series is based loosely on the life and works of forensic anthropologist and novelist Kathy Reichs, who also produces the series. While the series follows an underlying narrative surrounding the life of Dr. Brennan and her acquaintances, each episode, respectively, focuses on an FBI case file. In "Bones", Dr. Brennan and FBI Special Sgent Seeley Booth make up an unlikely duo. While Brennan is the brains- a team leader at the fictional Jefferson Institute Medico-Legal Lab, which collaborates frequently with the FBI- Agent Booth is a premier criminal investigation specialist. Together, the two fight to solve and prevent crimes, all the while watching their own relationship evolve. Underlying the series' is a constant battle between science and faith, humanity and God: What brings man to commit such crimes, and how should we approach them?

12 Seasons, 246 Episodes
September 13, 2005
Cast: Emily Deschanel, David Boreanaz, Michaela Conlin, T.J. Thyne
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  • Even when Brennan suffers a setback, the team continues to search for Kovac, putting everything she has ever taught them to the test.

  • In the penultimate episode of the series, the characters' final stories begin to unfold.

  • The team investigates the death of an aspiring writer/director whose burning body landing onto a passing car.

  • Booth, Brennan and Aubrey go undercover at a rowdy demolition derby to investigate the gruesome death of a young man who was involved in a hay baler accident.

  • Tension rises between Booth and Brennan following heartbreak. Meanwhile, someone from Brennan's past comes to visit.

  • When multiple dead bodies are found from Booth's former Army unit around D.C., Booth must dive into his past to find the killer before the killer finds Booth. Meanwhile, Brennan's father, Max, has a secret.

  • The dismembered body of successful golfer-turned-lumberjack Phyllis Paul brings the squints to the Lumber Sports Regional Championships. At this competition, Booth and Brennan discover numerous secrets that could have resulted in Phyllis’ murder, including an affair with a married rival. Meanwhile, Hodgins secretly analyzes the bacteria on the bone of a prior victim that he believes will exonerate the murderer, Zack Addy.

  • The team investigates the death of a tutor of privileged students. Meanwhile, Bones is frustrated with the voice of her audio book and tries to prove that she can record it herself.

  • A person from Booth and Brennan's past is killed. Meanwhile, Aubrey faces a moral dilemma of his own when his dad comes back into his life.

  • The team investigates when an elderly man is found inside an acid dump site.

  • The team investigates the death of a man involved with creating artificial intelligence bots and must determine if the victim's own artificial intelligent bot was programmed to kill him.

  • Booth is desperate to find Brennan, who is in the clutches of her kidnapper and former assistant, Zack Addy.

  • 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.

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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.

'Bones' Season 8, Episode 18: 'The Survivor in the Soap' Recap

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.

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