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.
Season 6 begins seven months after the Jeffersonian team went its separate ways, but they're summoned back to Washington, D.C., by Caroline Julian when a case involving the body of an unidentified young boy could cost Cam her job.
A surprise visit by Booth's girlfriend, war correspondent Hannah Burley (Katheryn Winnick), forces Brennan to take another look at her relationship with Booth. Meanwhile, the team tries to identify a couple whose remains were found in a cave in a national park.
Brennan's whirlwind tutorial in pop culture gets put to the test when she and Booth investigate the remains of a 23-year-old man who was seen carousing the previous evening at a Jersey-shore nightclub. Meanwhile, Hannah hits it off with the Jeffersonian team; and Angela tries to keep a personal matter secret.
Brennan makes a deal with a celebrity professor (David Alan Grier) to be her new intern after he inquires about hosting his children's science show from the Jeffersonian. Meanwhile, a dismembered corpse is identified as a bounty hunter, and the team find they're not the only ones looking for a fugitive who is wanted for murder.
Hannah may be reminded of her war-correspondent days when she's assigned to a story in a dangerous part of town. Meanwhile, a skull found at a construction site is linked to a dancer's decision to switch from ballet to hip-hop. Stephen "tWitch" Boss ("So You Think You Can Dance") guest stars.
The proper burial of human remains from a slave ship leads to the discovery of a murder that may be tied to a boat that caters to romances between older women and younger men. Meanwhile, Sweets tries to keep his relationship with Daisy platonic; and Cam is surprised by a connection to the slave ship.
An eccentric candy mogul (Wayne Knight) is under suspicion when human remains are found in the world's largest chocolate bar, but the tale of how they got there is just as puzzling as the victim's mysterious life. Meanwhile, Cam is worried about Michelle's college choice; and Hodgins wants to throw a party to make Angela's pregnancy public.
A burnt corpse found in a truck leads Brennan and Booth to a local high school where the victim's wife works, and they find evidence of an illicit relationship between a teacher and a student. Meanwhile, Hannah tries to form a bond with Booth's son; and Sweets helps Daisy with a government psychological exam.
When the body of a surgeon is found in a tough neighborhood with multiple skull fractures, Brennan is disturbed by how much she has in common with the victim, but her perspective may be just what the team needs to solve the case.
The discovery of a body in the shower of a socialite's home is linked to a counterfeit handbag-distribution ring and a young Chinese girl's quest to fit in with a select group. Meanwhile, Booth and Hannah discuss his relationship with Brennan; and Angela and Hodgins map out the future for their family.
Before the final appeal of her death sentence, Heather Taffet (Deirdre Lovejoy), aka the Grave Digger, is hit by a sniper's bullet, but the Jeffersonian team's ensuing investigation could point to either Booth or Max (Ryan O'Neal) as a suspect. Meanwhile, Sweets is unnerved by an encounter with this convicted killer.
A body dressed as a scarecrow and found in a cornfield turns out to be a polygamist, but Booth and Brennan detect resentment among the man's three wives, and the team must work quickly to solve the case before a coming storm damages the evidence. Meanwhile, Cam assesses her relationship with a doctor (Elon Gold).
A BMX rider's remains on a warehouse roof appear to be the result of a stunt gone terribly awry, until Brennan and Booth uncover critical evidence that suggests the victim's death may not have been an accident. Meanwhile, Sweets asks Booth for advice about proposing to Daisy; and Booth goes to great lengths to prove his commitment to Hannah.
When a wedding planner's remains are found in a tanning bed on Valentine's Day, Brennan and Booth find the key to the case may be found on the victim's computer. Meanwhile, Cam hopes the investigation doesn't get in the way of her holiday plans; and Hodgins learns that the most romantic gifts don't come with a price tag.
After Jacob Broadsky, the sniper who killed the Grave Digger, strikes again, Booth must rely on his military training to stop him before the sharpshooter hits his next target. Meanwhile, Angela's father, ZZ Top guitarist Billy F. Gibbons, wants to name her unborn child.
A blackout during a blizzard hinders the investigation of a murder case that could have far-reaching consequences. Meanwhile, the power outage also traps Booth and Brennan in an elevator, with Sweets on the outside asking all the wrong questions; and Angela and Hodgins may have reason to worry about their unborn baby's health. Directed by David Boreanaz.
Brennan teams up with a Canadian forensic podiatrist to solve the mystery of seven pairs of dismembered feet found after a flood on the border with the U.S., and all but one are from corpses at a university body farm. Meanwhile, Michelle is annoyed when Cam meddles in her college plans.
The death of a myth-busting TV host in the West Virginia wilderness may be the work of the legendary chupacabra, though the list of suspects also includes a pet psychic (Jo Anne Worley) who was one of the victim's rivals in the field. Meanwhile, Jeffersonian assistant Vincent Nigel-Murray's 12-step program features some shocking confessions. Written by John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein.
Booth calls on Walter Sherman (Geoff Stults), a fellow soldier with a bloodhound's tracking skills, for help with a case involving a 17th-century treasure map and the remains of a maritime-museum security guard found in the Florida Everglades.
A murder victim made himself few friends by being overly honest, and team members find out why when they begin being more honest with each other. Meanwhile, Angela urges Hodgins to deal with the fact that she's pregnant.
The team wonders if a recent murder may have been committed by a teenage, hearing-impaired Jane Doe, who was found in the streets while covered in blood and holding a knife. Meanwhile, Angela tries to keep new details of her pregnancy a secret from Hodgins.
When a bowler's remains are found in an automatic pinsetter in the Season 6 finale, Booth goes undercover to fill an injured Max's slot on the victim's team to look for clues and suspects. Meanwhile, a pregnant Angela works via Webcam from the hospital.