Bones

2005 • FOX
4.8
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Season 1 episodes (22)

1 Pilot
9/13/05
A dramatic series about a female forensic anthropologist who steps in to solve crimes when other crime solving methods have failed. Based on real life work of Kathy Reichs.
2 A Boy in a Tree
9/27/05
When the decaying corpse of the Venezuelan Ambassador's son is found hanging from a tree on the campus of an exclusive private school, Dr. Temperance Brennan and Agent Seeley Booth are called in to investigate. The cause of death seems to be suicide, but both Brennan and Booth suspect there may be an alternative cause of death.
3 The Man in the SUV
9/20/05
A car bomb explodes in front of a busy café, killing the driver and a number of the café's patrons, and injuring others. Since the car was registered to a prominent Middle Eastern man with U.S. government ties, Agent Booth calls Dr. Brennan into the case to help with the identification of the driver.
4 A Man on Death Row
11/22/05
Condemned man Howard Epps is scheduled to be executed by lethal injection in 32 hours for the murder of 17-year-old April Wright. Epps' attorney, Amy Morton, makes a last-minute appeal to Booth, the man who arrested Epps, to re-examine the case. Booth believes Epps is guilty, but acknowledges that the case had a few loose ends.
5 The Man in the Bear
11/1/05
When a human arm is found inside the stomach of a black bear, Brennan and Booth travel to Washington state to investigate. They search a small town for clues and discover that ritualistic cannibalism is involved. After a symbol points to the suspect's occupation, Brennan and Booth realize that there is sometimes more to an autopsy.
6 A Boy in a Bush
11/8/05
Brennan determines that Charlie was sexually assaulted before he was murdered, which leads Booth to conclude they're on the hunt for a serial pedophile. When the prime suspect is eliminated, Booth and Brennan pay a heartbreaking visit to Charlie's mother, Margaret, to inform her that Charlie's killer is still on the loose.
7 The Man in the Wall
11/15/05
When Brennan and Angela get caught in a melee in a dance club, Brennan kicks someone into a wall, which causes the wall to break open and reveal a mummified corpse and a meth stash.
8 The Girl in the Fridge
11/29/05
Brennan's former forensic anthropology professor - and ex-lover - Dr. Michael Stires, surprises her with a visit to her lab at the Jeffersonian while in town to interview for a job. While they make plans to have dinner together that evening, Booth wheels in a soiled refrigerator, revealing the decomposed remains of a young woman inside.
9 The Man in the Fallout Shelter
12/13/05
Construction workers find a skeleton in an old fallout shelter from the 1950s and the Jeffersonian is brought in to help identify the remains. When Zack cuts into the bone, he accidentally releases spores of the deadly fungus Valley Fever, causing the team to be quarantined in the lab over Christmas. While everyone tries to maintain the holiday spirit, Brennan buckles down to solve the mystery of the fallout shelter.
10 The Woman at the Airport
1/25/06
Dr. Temperance Brennan and FBI Special Agent Seeley Booth travel to Los Angeles to determine the identity of a woman whose body parts were found near Los Angeles International Airport. With Booth at the wheel of their convertible rental car, they are assisted on the L.A. end of the case by young FBI agent Tricia Finn, who is a little too eager to help.
11 Superhero in the Alley
2/8/06
FBI Special Agent Seeley Booth enlists Dr. Temperance Brennan's help when a decomposed body is found in a local alley and the cause of death is unknown. As Brennan tries to assess if a murder has been committed, the details of the case draw her in deeper, and she's determined to help Booth find the teen's killer.
12 Woman in the Garden
2/15/06
Booth and Brennan investigate when a Salvadoran gang member is stopped with a dug-up corpse of a young woman in the trunk of his car. While he's being questioned, a drive-by shooting at the site gives the suspect a chance to escape. Booth and Brennan are able to find where the woman was buried - a soon-to-be-excavated community garden - but when they investigate her vacant grave, they find a second empty grave as well. Clues lead them to a wealthy senator's house where the gang member worked, and the investigation gets more complicated as nobody is willing to offer up the truth.
13 The Woman in the Car
2/1/06
When a woman's burned body is found in a car with signs that her child was kidnapped, Brennan and Booth suspect the father, Carl Decker. But things get complicated when Decker turns out to be in the witness protection program. In two days he is scheduled to testify before a grand jury that his company has been sending defective body armor to Iraq.
14 The Man on the Fairway
3/8/06
Brennan and Zack are called to the crash site of a small jet carrying Chinese diplomats and one mystery female passenger. At the scene, Brennan discovers three small bone fragments that didn't come from the plane and might have something to do with a local man who went missing five years earlier. After Dr. Goodman orders the squints to focus their efforts solely on the Chinese diplomat case, the missing man's son, Jesse Kane, shows up convinced the bone fragments are from his missing father. Brennan and the squints work to solve a mysterious murder involving a scheming younger woman and a local maintenance worker while keeping Goodman in the dark. As the forensic evidence mounts, Brennan must consider the possibility that Jesse had something to do with his father's death.
15 Two Bodies in the Lab
3/15/06
When Brennan is about to meet an online date for the first time at a local restaurant, she only barely escapes being the target of a shooting and she and Booth are trying to track down her attempted killer. Was it the man she met online? Or is it someone connected to one of the two bodies she's investigating - the victim of a mob hit and the victim of a serial killer? Brennan is not deterred and insists on continuing all the investigations, while Booth sticks close by her side - until he's the victim of a bomb explosion, rigged to Brennan's refrigerator. With Booth hospitalized, Brennan gets protection from Agent Kenton of the FBI, but FBI protection is not enough and Booth must race to save Brennan's life.
16 Woman in the Tunnel
3/22/06
When the remains of a young documentary filmmaker are found in a ventilation shaft in an underground Washington, DC, tunnel, Brennan and Booth must venture into the maze of tunnels beneath the city and are surprised to discover a world of homeless shelters underground. Clues lead them to suspect that a man living underground was involved with the murder, but instead he gives them valuable information about the purpose of the victim's underground project.
17 The Man with the Bone
4/5/06
When a dead body is found clutching a 300-year-old finger bone, Booth and Brennan's investigation leads them to a dive site off the coast of Assateague Island where a pirate treasure may be buried. Hodgins is excited to get out of the lab and participates in a dive that uncovers more skeletal remains, which are authentic but prove that some of the bones found were actually stolen from the Jeffersonian collection. The investigation uncovers the possibility that the skeletal remains were placed at the dive site by a surprising culprit with a selfish motivation. But when the suspect is found murdered, a new lead sends the duo on the search for the owner of the dig shaft. Hodgins, excited to get involved in the case, volunteers for another dive in the shaft, but Brennan and Booth must race to save him from an underwater death when they discover who's behind it all.
18 The Skull in the Desert
3/29/06
While on vacation in the desert, Angela contacts Brennan to ask for her help in identifying a skull - she's afraid it's her boyfriend, Kirk, who left on a photo shoot and has been missing for several days. The skull is sent to the lab, where Zack and Hodgins confirm that the victim died of a gunshot wound, had traces of peyote in his hair, and, sadly, is Kirk. Booth thinks the murder is drug-related, but the investigation leads them to a counterfeiting ring in the middle of the desert.
19 The Man in the Morgue
4/19/06
When Brennan wakes up in the bathroom of her New Orleans motel room, bloodied, beaten up and her earring ripped out of her ear, she doesn't know what happened or how she got there, and discovers she's lost an entire day of her life. The circumstances and her loss of memory are enough to rattle even Brennan, who's in New Orleans on vacation, helping to identify victims of Hurricane Katrina. Upon learning of Brennan's situation, Booth arrives on the scene to help her decipher her lost day. When the local medical examiner in New Orleans is found murdered, Brennan is targeted as the prime suspect. Booth and Brennan's investigation leads them into the dark underworld of Southern voodoo, but their search for answers may not come in time to clear Brennan's name.
20 The Graft in the Girl
4/26/06
Booth's boss, FBI Deputy Director Sam Cullen, is anxiously awaiting information from doctors as to why his daughter Amy is dying of a rare form of lung cancer. When Brennan learns of Amy's condition, she questions the rarity of the cancer in a girl of Amy's age and background and discovers Amy had a bone graft as a result of a previous accident. Brennan enlists Booth's help to dig deeper into the origin of the bone graft she received, and they are shocked to learn Amy is not the only person with the rare terminal cancer and that she may be the victim of a crime.
21 The Soldier On The Grave
5/10/06
Booth and Brennan investigate the apparent suicide of a protester in Arlington National Cemetery. But Brennan and her team discover this was not suicide, it was murder, and the victim was a soldier who had served in Iraq, not a war protester as originally thought. Booth and Brennan pursue the murder investigation and interrogate the American soldiers the victim served with in Iraq. Their investigation leads to many unanswered questions about the victim's military unit in Iraq and the actions they took while on patrol there. As they uncover more information about the case, all clues point to a potential military cover-up. Meanwhile, Booth laments the horrors of war and his own shady past as a military sniper.
22 The Woman in Limbo
5/17/06
While trying to determine the identity of a Jane Doe, Brennan is shocked to learn the remains are those of her mother, who went missing with her father 15 years ago. After years of uncertainty and not knowing what happened to her parents, Brennan finally has confirmation of her mother's death, and the news understandably hits her hard. Now that remains have been uncovered, Booth can open an investigation into the case for the first time. After researching Brennan's parents' lives, Booth surprises her with the news that her parents were not the people she thought they were - both were outlaws living under assumed identities. With the team working to glean more information from her mother's skeleton, to Brennan, she's now more of a Jane Doe than ever. As more details of her parents' past, in addition to her own, come to the surface, Brennan must come to grips with a whole new reality.

About this show

Forensic anthropologist Dr. Temperance Brennan uses her uncanny ability to read clues left behind in bones to help FBI agent Seeley Booth solve murder cases. Based on the life of anthropologist and novelist Kathy Reichs.

Ratings and reviews

4.8
7.23K reviews
Jim Verarde
August 21, 2014
I think this is one of the best detective / forensic shows to-date... there's so much going on here in different levels in the series... the detective work, science forensic detail, the relationship between the characters and how it has evolved since its beginning, the romance between Seeley Booth and Temperance Brennan and all the other subplots that go with it friends & family... blended very nicely altogether
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Cherie Bates
September 19, 2014
Lots of crime shows are out there but what I love about Bones (n why I don't watch any of the others) is her cluelessness about the real world, it's absolutely hilarious n the line that Booth delivered during season 2, paraphrasing "they think they get away with it, but u make them pay" cuz her skills can solve thousand year old murders, so they are often solving murders that are weeks, months, years old, & a bonus. .. it's based on a real person, how cool is that!
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Kris M
July 26, 2021
Bones- the show that is your comfort food show. It is the sweetest and most beautiful show. Don't get me wrong, the corpses they show are beyond gross but that is not the focus-The focus of the show is Booth and Brennan, played beautifully to perfection by D. Boreanaz and E. Deschanel aka the people who invented chemistry. The 2 have smoking, sexy, passionate, hot chemistry yet have this goofiness that is so endearing. Chemistry is key but it's their connection that really rocks and sells it.
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