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.
Booth is in jail and awaiting trial as Season 10 begins, but the Jeffersonian team wonder if the remains of a man who died 16 years ago have something to do with the conspiracy that put him in prison—a place Booth shares with criminals he helped lock up. Meanwhile, Sweets and Daisy share a surprise with the lab.
Agent Aubrey helps the team with their quest to dig into a government conspiracy that goes back decades and find out who framed Booth for murder, but the case takes a surprising turn with the discovery of DNA evidence that's linked to the scandal.
The remains of a right-wing radio host are found in a storm drain, and the investigation reveals some surprising extracurricular activities that narrows the search for suspects. Meanwhile, Agent Aubrey tries to get Booth to trust him, and Brennan worries about her husband's state of mind.
The investigation of the murder of a video-game designer reveals the wealth he accumulated during his career, which makes a suspect out of everyone who was in his inner circle. Meanwhile, "squintern" Jessica sheds light on an educational opportunity; and Brennan and Booth discuss Christine's future.
Brennan gives a keynote speech at a convention for forensic scientists, who are all eager to help when the remains of a body are discovered in a stairwell, but the Jeffersonian team are stunned when Hodgins becomes a murder suspect. Meanwhile, Brennan has an encounter with a rival; and Wendell returns to work with an update on his health.
A maid is murdered and her remains are found by the side of the road, and her wealthy former employer is a suspect, but the investigation takes a surprising turn when the team discover the deceased may have entered the U.S. illegally. Meanwhile, Arastoo prepares his dissertation for Brennan's approval, which coincides with talk of marriage between Cam and Arastoo.
A hedge-fund trader's remains are found under a merry-go-round, and the victim's boss emerges as the prime suspect, but Aubrey is troubled by an emotional connection to the case. Meanwhile, Christine curses for the first time, and Brennan and Booth don't agree on what to do about it.
A crossword-puzzle master's remains are found in an urban fracking site, but the search for the killer among his rivals reveals the deceased was suffering from a mental illness at the time of his death. Meanwhile, a pregnant Daisy gets a boost from her doula in her time of need.
The investigation of the murder of a college psychology professor reveals some controversial social experiments on his grad students, which lead to a long list of suspects. Meanwhile, Booth is shackled by online traffic school; and Wendell deals with his feelings about a nurse who's involved with his chemotherapy treatments.
The show's 200th episode is an homage to Alfred Hitchcock's films that takes place in 1950s Hollywood, where LAPD detective Brennan teams up with jewel thief Booth when the latter is framed for the murder of a wealthy socialite. Directed by series star David Boreanaz.
Avalon Harmonia lends her expertise to an investigation when the body of a psychic is found rotting in the trunk of a tree. Meanwhile, Brennan and Booth are divided over Christine's new imaginary friend; and the team remembers Sweets on his birthday.
A teacher is found dead in an abandoned bookstore, and her coworkers and students are suspects. Meanwhile, "squintern" Jessica Warren teaches Brennan some tricks of the Twitter trade when her publisher encourages her to embrace social media to reach more fans.
The body of an ex-con is found in pieces, and the investigation leads to a local bakery known for hiring former felons, but clues point to a robbery gone awry and a list of suspects from the deceased's past. Meanwhile, Arastoo mulls returning to Iran to visit his dying brother, which strains his relationship with Cam.
A miniature-golf star's death reveals the sport's highly competitive nature. Meanwhile, Brennan is afraid that her dad is dabbling in crime again; and Wendell asks Hodgins to help him fix his girlfriend's family heirloom.
A high-stakes gambler's remains are discovered in an industrial shredder, but Booth's history of addiction comes into play when he and Brennan investigate the world of underground poker. Meanwhile, Hodgins invents a lab-related product; and Brennan and Booth get some exciting family news.
The death of a celebrity chef is investigated by the team members, who track down clues at local restaurants. Meanwhile, Hodgins sells his new invention for millions, and Brennan helps Christine learn about bones by writing an anatomically correct song.
A private high-school student's remains are found in a ditch, and bullying may have played a role in her death, but Brennan isn't so sure it's murder when she finds similarities between her own teen years and the victim's.
Arastoo is kidnapped by a member of the Iranian parliament to help him with a murder case, so Booth and Cam head to the Middle East to expose the killer before it's too late. Meanwhile, Brennan is concerned about Booth's gambling habit, and asks Aubrey to protect her and Christine from her husband's bookie.
A cookie-jar collector's body is found near a river, and the killer may be a fellow kitchenware enthusiast. Meanwhile, Booth struggles to accept Brennan's decision that he move out of their house due to his gambling addiction; and Aubrey keeps an eye on one of the "squinterns."
The remains of an ex-con and biker who became a yoga instructor are found in the ruins of a forest fire, and the investigation casts a wide net in both worlds to find the killer. Meanwhile, Booth continues to fight his gambling addiction; and Angela and Hodgins make an important decision about their future at the Jeffersonian.
In the Season 10 finale, a victim's remains at a crime scene are reminiscent of Christopher Pelant's dirty work, so the team revisits their files on the infamous killer to find his possible protégé. Meanwhile, Angela wonders if Paris is the right place for her and Hodgins; and Brennan and Booth mull career moves out of the Jeffersonian and the FBI, respectively.