Forensic anthropologist Temperance "Bones" Brennan and her team work with the FBI to solve murders by identifying victims from their remains in a procedural series inspired by real-life forensic anthropologist and novelist Kathy Reichs.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A woman's body is found in an underground tunnel in Washington, D.C. 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. Harold: Glenn Plummer.
Brennan and Booth investigate when a human skull is found in the desert, where Angela and her boyfriend were vacationing until he went missing. Sheriff Dawes: James Parks. Alex Joseph: Kalani Queypo. Wayne Kellogg: Clayton Rohner. Professor Inez: Mercedes Colon.
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. Branson Rose: Robert Foxworth. Dane McGinnis: Rodney Rowland. Giles Hardewicke: Fredric Lane.
While in New Orleans helping to identify 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. Mike Doyle: Kevin Rankin. Graham Leger: Colby Donaldson.
The teen daughter of Booth's boss is diagnosed with mesothelioma, and Brennan tries to determine why the girl developed the rare form of lung cancer. Sam Cullen: John M. Jackson. Amy Cullen: Alexandra Krosney. Alexandra Combs: Sumalee Montano.
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. Tina Kent: Cyd Strittmatter. Bradley Kent: Eddie Allen. Regina Marshall: Monnae Michaell. Kiara Marshall: Jasmine McNeal.
Brennan identifies the remains of a Jane Doe as belonging to her mother, who went missing along with Brennan's dad 15 years ago. Then Booth uncovers surprising information about her parents. Russ Brennan: Loren Dean. David Simmons: Coby Ryan McLaughlin. Callie Warner: Dee Wallace.