24 Episodes 2012 - 2013
The crime series' eighth season begins three months after Temperance "Bones" Brennan (Emily Deschanel) went on the run from the FBI, but the Jeffersonian team does everything it can to prove that she was framed for murder by diabolical genius Christopher Pelant (Andrew Leeds). Season 8's investigations revolve around the deaths of a divorce lawyer, an animal-expo worker, a crime-scene cleanup expert, a professional ballroom dancer, an archaeologist, a roller-derby skater, a TV producer and a stockbroker who moonlighted as a male stripper. In addition, Brennan is shot and the perpetrator may be linked to the Jeffersonian; and the menacing Pelant returns for revenge and more treachery.
The Future in the Past
Mon, Sep 17, 2012 60 mins
The eighth season begins three months after Brennan went on the run from the FBI, but the Jeffersonian team is doing everything it can to prove that she was framed for murder by diabolical genius Christopher Pelant, and their case gets a boost from an anonymous tip that leads to the discovery of a high-school guidance counsellor's remains.
The Partners in the Divorce
Mon, Sep 24, 2012 60 mins
The Jeffersonian team's investigation of the murder of a polarising divorce lawyer takes a strange turn when they learn that important evidence has been hidden by the man's widow and assistant. Meanwhile, Brennan tries to get back into a normal routine, but her three-month separation from Booth is making it difficult.
The Gunk in the Garage
Mon, Oct 1, 2012 60 mins
An investigation of human remains found in the aftermath of an explosion in a hotel garage hits a snag when the team learn their assumptions about a man's fate are incorrect. Meanwhile, Sweets gets a temporary partner at the FBI when Booth has to work on the department's budget, which could lead to a promotion.
The Tiger in the Tale
Mon, Oct 8, 2012 60 mins
The team's investigation of the death of an animal-expo worker leads them into the shady market for illegal animal trading. Meanwhile, Brennan considers her political aspirations; and Sweets and Daisy confront a change in their relationship.
The Method in the Madness
Mon, Nov 5, 2012 60 mins
A woman's mutilated body is discovered in a city garbage can; Booth offers Sweets a temporary place to live while he looks for a new apartment.
The Patriot in Purgatory
Mon, Nov 12, 2012 60 mins
Brennan's new fascination with basketball and legendary coach Phil Jackson's thoughts on teamwork prompts her to gather five of her best "squinterns" to analyse remains that have never been identified. In the process, they try to identify a man who died in the 9/11 attacks and determine whether he was a perpetrator or a victim.
The Bod in the Pod
Mon, Nov 19, 2012 60 mins
The remains of a crime-scene cleanup expert are found sealed in a mysterious pod that washed up on a beach. Meanwhile, Angela and Hodgins have reason to believe that Cam has a secret lover.
The But in the Joke
Mon, Nov 26, 2012 60 mins
A street artist who is plastering his work on a billboard falls into his glue and onto a corpse, so the team try to get him unstuck from the remains as they also work to identify the body. Meanwhile, Booth takes a stab at stand-up comedy at a club's open-mike night to look for suspects; and Angela finds herself attracted to the street artist.
The Ghost in the Machine
Mon, Dec 3, 2012 60 mins
A psychic joins the investigation of the death of a little boy whose soul is believed to be still alive, prompting the team members to reflect on their beliefs of life after death.
The Diamond in the Rough
Mon, Jan 14, 2013 60 mins
When a professional ballroom dancer is killed before her audition for a reality-TV dance competition, Brennan and Booth pose as potential contestants to hunt for suspects.
The Archaeologist in the Cocoon
Mon, Jan 14, 2013 60 mins
An archaeologist with a dubious reputation is murdered soon after making an important discovery.
The Corpse on the Canopy
Mon, Jan 21, 2013 60 mins
Hodgins fears that Christopher Pelant is back for revenge after he and Angela are drugged, and a corpse is found in their bed canopy while flower petals are spread around their son's crib. In the ensuing investigation, the team discover the body belongs to a Special Forces agent linked to a soldier-for-hire organisation, but Hodgins and Angela ignore Booth's request to let the FBI handle the case and start a probe of their own.
The Twist in the Plot
Mon, Jan 28, 2013 60 mins
Daisy's first case since breaking up with Sweets is a doozy: the remains of two bodies, one a female cancer patient, the other her life coach, found at the same burial site. Meanwhile, Brennan and Booth discuss their preferences for funeral arrangements after they die.
The Doll in the Derby
Mon, Feb 4, 2013 60 mins
Angela goes undercover on the roller-derby circuit after a skater's dismembered body is discovered. Meanwhile, Cam wonders if Booth is having an affair when she sees him having lunch with an unknown woman.
The Shot in the Dark
Mon, Feb 11, 2013 60 mins
Brennan is shot while working late at the lab, but her condition is further complicated by logic-defying visions of her deceased mother. Meanwhile, the team's investigation of the incident reveals that the perpetrator may be linked to the Jeffersonian.
The Friend in Need
Mon, Feb 18, 2013 60 mins
The remains of a 15-year-old boy are the subject of an investigation that begins to paint an unflattering portrait of the teen, who is initially remembered as being smart though socially awkward, but is ultimately linked to illegal behaviour and allegations of rape. Meanwhile, Finn wonders if he should tell Cam that her daughter is in town for the weekend.
The Fact in the Fiction
Mon, Feb 25, 2013 60 mins
New intern Oliver Wells unnerves Brennan with his unusual observations and impressive logic, which make her consider scientific theories she would have previously ruled out. Meanwhile, Booth balks at Brennan's embrace of time travel as a possible explanation during a murder investigation.
The Survivor in the Soap
Mon, Mar 4, 2013 60 mins
The remains of an immigrant from Sierra Leone are discovered in a barrel at a disposal facility for hazardous waste. Meanwhile, Cam and Arastoo try to keep their relationship under wraps; and Brennan and Booth discuss their holiday plans.
The Doom in the Gloom
Mon, Mar 18, 2013 60 mins
An investigation of the death of a US marine reveals the deceased's obsession with the apocalypse and a link to a group of doomsday preppers. Meanwhile, Sweets finds an apartment he loves, but Brennan and Booth doubt that he'll move out of their house.
The Blood From the Stones
Mon, Mar 25, 2013 60 mins
An undercover police officer who was investigating ATM robberies is murdered and found with a bag of diamonds inside his mutilated body. Meanwhile, Brennan's stiff personality is no asset when she's the subject of a documentary commissioned to raise money for the Jeffersonian.
The Maiden in the Mushrooms
Mon, Apr 1, 2013 60 mins
The murder of a TV producer is investigated. Meanwhile, Brennan is shocked by Christine's behaviour when she's accused of biting a classmate; and Hodgins turns the lab into a test kitchen in an effort to duplicate intern Finn's hot sauce.
The Party in the Pants
Mon, Apr 15, 2013 60 mins
The murder of a stockbroker who moonlighted as a male stripper is investigated. Meanwhile, Booth's mother, whom he hasn't seen in 24 years, shows up out of the blue with a special request.
The Pathos in the Pathogens
Mon, Apr 22, 2013 60 mins
The death of a journalist at a biohazard facility sparks fear of a viral outbreak, but the search for the cure intensifies when Jeffersonian intern Arastoo Vaziri is infected with the same mutated virus that killed the reporter.
The Secret in the Siege
Mon, Apr 29, 2013 60 mins
The Season 8 finale features more treachery from Christopher Pelant, who may have something to do with a series of murders that are linked to FBI agents close to Booth, which could mean he is the evil genius' next target.