22 Episodes 2005 - 2006
Season 1 of the crime drama begins with forensic anthropologist Temperance "Bones" Brennan (Emily Deschanel) back in D.C. after months away identifying genocide victims. Agent Seeley Booth (David Boreanaz) promptly hijacks her to help him with a case.\ Brennan initially refuses, but her boss at the Jeffersonian Institute, Dr. Daniel Goodman (Jonathan Adams), insists that part of her job is being lent out to the FBI. She agrees to work with Booth, but only if she can be his partner in all areas of the cases. The first of these cases establishes the premise for the next 21 episodes. After a body surfaces, the remains are transferred to the Jeffersonian, where Brennan and her devoted "squints" leap to action. Brennan's team includes her assistant, the socially inept but brilliant Zack Addy (Eric Millegan); bugs and slime expert Dr. Jack Hodgins (T.J. Thyne); and her best friend, forensic artist Angela Montenegro (Michaela Conlin). The main suspect turns out to be a powerful senator, but despite warnings from the FBI to stay away, Brennan continues with her investigation. Throughout the season, Brennan and Booth are devoted to uncovering the truth, repeatedly finding themselves in dangerous situations and relying on each other for backup. Booth eventually confides to Brennan that he wants to bring closure to victims' loved ones to make up for the lives he took in his sniper past. Brennan, meanwhile, is dedicated to identifying the deceased as a result of the mysterious disappearance of her parents years ago. The duo work together to solve crimes involving small-town cannibals, promiscuous private-school teens and a homeless society in an underground tunnel. As each case draws to a close, the bantering pair grow more intimate, a closeness heightened during the season finale, when unearthed bones provide a link to Brennan's past that may reunite her with the family she thought was lost forever.
Tue, Sep 13, 2005 60 mins
Temperance (Emily Deschanel) is called in by the FBI to help on a case and identifies the body of a missing intern who was involved with a married senator. Seeley: David Boreanaz. Zack: Eric Millegan. Ken Thompson: Sam Trammell. Oliver Laurier: Chris Conner. Sen. Bethlehem: Larry Poindexter. Hodgins: TJ Thyne. Angela: Michaela Conlin. Goodman: Jonathan Adams.
The Man in the SUV
Tue, Sep 20, 2005 60 mins
Temperance works on a case where a man exploded a car at an outdoor café, killing and injuring several occupants. Santana: Jose Zuniga. Gibson: Dave Roberson. Farid Masruk: Nicholas Massouh. Sahar Masruk: Bahar Soomekh. Tessa Jankow: Ane Dudek.
A Boy in a Tree
Tue, Sep 27, 2005 60 mins
Temperance (Emily Deschanel) must determine if a prep-school student, son of a Venezuelan ambassador, committed suicide or was murdered. Ambassador Olivos: Marlene Forte. Santana: Jose Zuniga. Tucker Pattison: Toby Hemingway. Shapiro: Heavy D. Sheriff Roach: Patrice Quinn.
The Man in the Bear
Tue, Nov 1, 2005 60 mins
A human arm is found inside a bear's stomach, and Brennan and Booth learn that ritualistic cannibalism was involved. Ranger Sherman Rivers: Steve Reevis. Dr. Denise Randall: Marguerite MacIntyre. Dr. Andrew Rigby: Alex Carter. Sheriff Chris Scutter: Tom Kiesche. Booth: David Boreanaz. Temperance: Emily Deschanel.
A Boy in a Bush
Tue, Nov 8, 2005 60 mins
Temperance and Booth search for a serial pedophile who assaulted and killed a 6-year-old boy. Student No. 1: Tiffany O'Hara. Student No. 2: Ryan Churchill. Capt. Henning: Paul Parducci. Ellie Nelson: Kathleen M. Darcy.
The Man in the Wall
Tue, Nov 15, 2005 60 mins
Brennan kicks someone into a wall during a melee in a club, and the wall breaks open to reveal a mummified corpse and a stash of methamphetamine. Brennan and Booth then follow a trail of drugs and money through the Washington, D.C., club scene.
The Man on Death Row
Tue, Nov 22, 2005 60 mins
Booth and Brennan investigate a six-year-old murder case when the man convicted of the crime is scheduled to be executed, but his lawyer has doubts about his guilt.
The Girl in the Fridge
Tue, Nov 29, 2005 60 mins
Brennan's former professor (and ex-lover) surprises her with a visit and takes an interest in her latest case, which involves the decomposed remains of a young woman found in a refrigerator. Dr. Michael Stires: Josh Hopkins.
The Man in the Fallout Shelter
Tue, Dec 13, 2005 60 mins
Dr. Brennan investigates the case of a man whose skeletal remains were found in a fallout shelter 50 years after his death. Meanwhile, a freak accident causes the lab personnel to be quarantined together over Christmas.
The Woman at the Airport
Wed, Jan 25, 2006 60 mins
Brennan and Booth investigate the body parts of a woman found near L.A. International Airport, and their probe is slowed by extensive cosmetic surgery the victim had done. Penny Marshall has a cameo.
The Woman in the Car
Wed, Feb 1, 2006 60 mins
A woman's burned body is found in a car, and there are signs that her son may have been kidnapped. The prime suspect is the father. Sam Cullen: John M. Jackson. Carl Decker: Zeljko Ivanek. Donovan Decker: Jake Cherry. Assistant U.S. Attorney Weeks: Marc Jablon.
The Superhero in the Alley
Wed, Feb 8, 2006 60 mins
When a decomposed body is found in an alley, an investigation determines that the remains are those of an introverted teen who wrote comic books.
The Woman in the Garden
Wed, Feb 15, 2006 60 mins
When a gang member is stopped with a young woman's dug-up corpse in his trunk, an investigation of her gravesite leads Booth and Brennan to a second empty grave. Sen. Alan Corman: Michael Cavanaugh. Kate Corman: Dey Young. Logan Corman: Matt Barr. Hector Alvaredo: Mike Gomez. Miguel Villeda: Robert Lasardo. Jose Vargas: Jose Pablo Cantillo. Rosa: Annette M. Lesure.
The Man on the Fairway
Wed, Mar 8, 2006 60 mins
Brennan and Zack investigate the crash site of a small jet carrying Chinese diplomats and a mysterious female passenger. At the scene, Brennan finds three bone fragments not from the passengers that may be related to the case of a local man reported missing five years earlier.
Two Bodies in the Lab
Wed, Mar 15, 2006 60 mins
Brennan is the target of a shooting, but it's not clear if the perpetrator is behind a recent serial killing or a six-year-old mob hit. Either way, it's evident someone doesn't want the cases solved.
The Woman in the Tunnel
Wed, Mar 22, 2006 60 mins
A woman's body is found in an underground tunnel in Washington, DC. She was a documentarian making a film about homeless people living in the tunnels, but Brennan and Booth's investigation turns up more than cardboard houses.
The Skull in the Desert
Wed, Mar 29, 2006 60 mins
Brennan and Booth investigate when a human skull is found in the desert, where Angela and her boyfriend were holidaying until he went missing.
The Man With the Bone
Wed, Apr 5, 2006 60 mins
Brennan and Booth investigate the case of a man found dead in a flooded excavation shaft holding a 300-year-old finger bone in his hand
The Man in the Morgue
Wed, Apr 19, 2006 60 mins
While in New Orleans helping to identify the remains of flood victims, Brennan runs afoul of voodoo practitioners, has no memory of an entire day and becomes a suspect in a lurid murder.
The Graft in the Girl
Wed, Apr 26, 2006 60 mins
The teenage daughter of Booth's boss is diagnosed with mesothelioma, and Brennan tries to determine why the girl developed the rare form of lung cancer.
The Soldier on the Grave
Wed, May 10, 2006 60 mins
The apparent suicide death of a protester in Arlington National Cemetery turns out to be murder, and the victim is a soldier who served in Iraq
The Woman in Limbo
Wed, May 17, 2006 60 mins
In the Season 1 finale, Brennan identifies the remains of a Jane Doe as belonging to her mother, who went missing along with Brennan's dad 15 years ago.