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.
In the seventh-season premiere, the team investigate the death of a woman with a history of amnesia, disappearances and head trauma whose corpse is found in a shallow grave. Meanwhile, Booth and a very pregnant Brennan discuss their living arrangements once their baby is born.
A new squintern (Luke Kleintank) makes an immediate contribution to a case involving the death of a competitive eater, whose remains are identified before a premiere event, but his delinquent past makes his welcome to the Jeffersonian a rude one. Meanwhile, Brennan's announcement about her baby irks Booth, and it challenges them to reconsider each other's perspective.
A toy-company CEO (Morgan Fairchild) grants Booth and Sweets access to its top-secret lab after the remains of a female executive are discovered in a shrink-wrapped doll. Meanwhile, Daisy helps Sweets in his quest for a permit to carry a gun, though Booth doesn't agree that he should; and Brennan learns a little about motherhood and the importance of toys.
Human remains found in mail at a dead-letter office are linked to a local business-service retail center, where a group of employees are recent lottery winners. Meanwhile, Booth gets surprising news from his grandfather (Ralph Waite); and Special Agent Genny Shaw learns a lesson in teamwork.
The team discovers the death of a storm chaser may not have been caused by the tornado he was following. Meanwhile, Angela and Hodgins have reservations about letting Angela's father, ZZ Top guitarist Billy F. Gibbons, babysit Michael; and Booth becomes very protective of Brennan at home and at work.
An escaped convict's remains are found in a residential sewer pipe, but the team find evidence that a murder occurred inside a prison. Meanwhile, Booth asks Brennan to take it easy as they await the birth of their baby.
The team gets help from Special Agent Genny Shaw in identifying the remains of an extreme couponer whose body was dragged by an 18-wheeler. Meanwhile, Brennan returns to work after having her baby; and Cam isn't happy with her daughter's relationship with intern Finn Abernathy.
A chemical breakthrough by intern Arastoo Vaziri helps determine that the remains of a corpse—dyed blue—found in a landfill are those of a person who worked at a hair salon. Meanwhile, Booth tries to boost Brennan's self-esteem when she's self-conscious about her physique after giving birth.
Booth's son, Parker, comes home from England, but Brennan wonders how he'll react to his new baby sister. Meanwhile, the discovery of a truck-company employee's corpse in the woods prompts a visit to the victim's son's karate class; and Hodgins goes on a shopping spree for lab equipment.
A corpse found in the woods may be connected to a feud between two families that's been going on for more than 100 years. Meanwhile, Max's offer to babysit his granddaughter, Christine, dredges up unpleasant memories for Brennan about her childhood.
A film adaptation of Brennan's latest book takes her and Booth to Los Angeles for the production, where Brennan criticizes the acting and disregard for science, but the trip takes a strange turn when a prop cadaver happens to be a real murder victim. Meanwhile, Booth gets a job offer to work on the studio lot; and Cam's past comes back to haunt her.
Series star David Boreanaz directs the Season 7 finale, which features the return of Christopher Pelant when the "hacktivist" and suspected serial killer is back in court, but the team's efforts to pin another murder on him don't go as planned after evidence points to Brennan as the culprit.