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.
Brennan and Booth investigate a community suspected of having cannibalistic tendencies in the third-season opener. Meanwhile, Angela hires a private eye to find her ex, so she can get their marriage annulled. Ausa Caroline Julian: Patricia Belcher.
The Jeffersonian team investigates the murder of a soccer mom, whose minivan was rigged with a bomb. They discover clues linking the victim to a radical left-wing group that carried out numerous crimes in the 1970s. Meanwhile, Brennan visits her father (Ryan O'Neal) in prison, and Angela becomes jealous when Hodgins works closely with an attractive FBI agent.
An investigation of a mutilated body found in a forest leads the team to an underground S-and-M group. Meanwhile, Angela decides to undergo hypnosis in an attempt to recall the name of her husband, so she can get a divorce.
The Jeffersonian team investigates the murder of a philandering organic farmer. Meanwhile, Booth and Brennan begin meeting with a young psychiatrist, who warns that the FBI may discontinue their partnership if they don't resolve their issues. Dr. Lance Sweets: John Francis Daley.
The mummified remains of two teen girls are found at Halloween-themed amusements. When a third girl goes missing, Booth and Brennan fear that a serial killer may be at work. Meanwhile, the team prepares for the annual Jeffersonian Halloween Ball. Gregg Liscombe: Rider Strong.
When the remains of a Jeffersonian intern are found in the building's incinerator, the discovery leads to suspicion within the institution. Meanwhile, Cam has Booth pose as her boyfriend at a family gathering. Felicia Saroyan: Rochelle Aytes.
The remains of a high-school student are found in a time capsule. The Jeffersonian team's investigation focuses on classmates of the deceased, who are now in their late thirties. Dr. Lance Sweets: John Francis Daley.
The Jeffersonian team thinks a serial killer may be at work again after an archbishop is found murdered. Meanwhile, Brennan deals with family issues when her fugitive brother resurfaces to see his sick stepdaughter and a dutiful Booth promptly arrests him. Russ Brennan: Loren Dean. Max Keenan: Ryan O'Neal.
The Jeffersonian team investigate the murder of a mall Santa, who decked out his home with holiday decor and had gone as far as changing his name to Kristopher Kringle. Meanwhile, Brennan tries to arrange a festive family get-together. Max Keenan: Ryan O'Neal.
When a motorcycle racer's remains are discovered in a national park, Brennan and Booth hunt for his killer. But just when they're getting traction, another rider's seemingly accidental death throws the case off course. Meanwhile, Dr. Sweets tries to get Booth and Brennan to leave their work at the office.
Brennan and Booth investigate the death of a star college-basketball player found crushed under a set of stadium bleachers. Meanwhile, Hodgins attempts to propose to Angela. Chief Cutler: James Black. Coach Morse: Michael McGrady.
The Jeffersonian team struggles to remain impartial when they're called to testify for the prosecution in the trial of Brennan's father (Ryan O'Neal), who could be sentenced to death for the murder of FBI Deputy Director Kirby.
When the body of an aspiring singer (Ace Young of "American Idol") is discovered, Booth and Brennan probe a club's open-mike night, where they encounter the deceased's friends, rivals and one dangerously obsessed fan.
In the third-season finale, the arrival of a human jawbone at the Jeffersonian looks like the work of the Gormogon, while the disappearance of the silver skeleton from the lab suggests one of their own may be working as the serial killer's apprentice.