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Brennan and Booth travel from D.C. to London for Brennan to guest-lecture at Oxford University and for Booth to speak at Scotland Yard. They are asked by local officials to lend their expertise to a high-profile murder investigation involving a young British heiress and are paired up with their respective British counterparts, Dr. Ian Wexler and Inspector Cate Pritchard. The duos venture through London to investigate the puzzling murder of the young and glamorous heiress, whose father is a wealthy American businessman. Meanwhile, back in D.C., the Jeffersonian team lends its expertise to the Brits' case, but they are thrown for a loop by the unexpected return of Angela's long-estranged husband who must consent to a divorce before she can marry Hodgins. When a member of the U.K.'s own investigative team is murdered, Brennan and Booth's personal connection to the case strengthens their resolve to help solve the mystery surrounding the death as they search for the London killer.
Having solved the murder of a wealthy American's daughter, Brennan and Booth are persuaded to remain in London when one of their English colleagues is killed.
When a partially decomposed body is found in an outhouse and identified as the host of a popular reality television show, "Busted by Bill," which catches infidelity in the act, Brennan and Booth must identify the killer from of a large pool of suspects, including many who were humiliated on the victim's show. As the team searches for key forensic evidence with the help of Brennan's overachieving grad student, Sweets and Bones watch episodes of "Busted by Bill" to search for suspects who fit a revenge killer's profile. Meanwhile, Booth tries to understand Brennan's romantic life when he learns she is juggling two relationships.
When Booth's son Parker finds a severed corpse finger in a bird's nest while playing with Booth, the team launches an investigation to find the rest of the body. They locate the corpse in Jefferson Memorial Park, and it soon becomes clear that the death was no accident. With the help of a new middle-aged grad student in the lab, the team identifies the victim as a local veterinarian whose penchant for gambling brings a number of suspects into the picture. When the victim's fatal injuries are found to be from a dog, the team uncovers an illegal dog fighting ring and enlists the help of Cesar Millan to help them connect the forensic canine evidence with the killer dog and its owner. Meanwhile, Booth asks Sweets to psychoanalyze his son who he thinks has been traumatized from finding the finger, and Sweets confronts Hodgins about his attitude in the lab.
When a shocked teenager finds a dismembered body laying in pieces in a strange purple pool of water, Brennan and Booth come to the scene only to find the victim's head is missing. With help from Brennan's newest grad student, Wendell, the team discovers the body is that of Jared Addison, a 25-year-old science fiction writer who suffers from OCD and a crippling fear of germs. With Sweets' psychological insight into Jared's perfectly regimented world, Booth and Brennan track down a number of suspects including Jared's psychologist, his much older girlfriend and his science-fiction book publisher, all of whom have good reason to want Jared out of their lives. However, without the victim's head, the team struggles to find enough evidence to locate a killer - that is, until they receive insight from Zack, who studies the case from afar at his psychiatric facility with case information provided to him by Hodgins. Meanwhile, Brennan scolds Booth for not letting her ever fend for herself.
When the remains of a much-disliked company office manager are found in a building elevator shaft, Booth and Brennan must find out which one of the employees had reason to murder the victim. From a recently-fired employee to the victim's own boss, the team realizes this office manager had more than their share of complaints to file. Meanwhile, Brennan's bleak and morbidly realistic grad student lends his insight to the case, and Hodgins and Angela try to navigate their post break-up relationship.
When skeletal remains are found in the Chesapeake Bay, Brennan and Booth are on the case to investigate. With only the upper torso of the victim intact, the team has little to work from besides the remnants of the victim's breast implants. Brennan and Booth are led to a small church community in Maryland where the victim was a pastor, but they have no record of her existence prior to moving to the small town five years prior. When the victim's lower half is discovered, the team realizes their initial assumptions about the victim may not be correct. As Sweets lends insight to the victim's psychological state and Brennan's latest grad student adds his own offbeat observations, the team must decipher who would have wanted her dead. From possible love interests to her family to the parishioners at the church where she was a pastor, the anatomy of the case is very misleading.
When the smashed remains of a well known artist are found in an impounded junkyard car, Booth and Brennan are on the case to find out if foul play is to blame for his death. With suspects ranging from the artist's rival to his own assistant, the team must race against the clock to find evidence of murder before the car is relinquished and put on exhibit as the sculptor's ultimate display of self-sacrifice for the sake of his art. Meanwhile, Angela's ex-girlfriend Roxie, who worked with the artist, becomes a suspect in the case, and Angela and the team must find out who delivered the final stroke in his artfully crafted death.
Booth and Brennan investigate the scene where a body was uncovered during a botched practice police raid. The team identifies the body as a struggling inventor's father who had recently reunited with his son. But when a second body surfaces, the team is led on a trail of deception to find out who was the actual con-man in the inventor's life. Clark Edison returns to the lab, and he and Hodgins work on piecing together blueprints from one of the inventor's potentially valuable inventions. Meanwhile, Booth's younger brother Jared moves to D.C. to take a job at the Pentagon, and Brennan, smitten with Jared, agrees to go on a date with him to a White House function. Her date with Jared leads her to learn information about Booth's past and give her a far greater understanding into her partner's motives.
Booth and Brennan are en route to China where Brennan has been summoned to help identify pre-historic anthropological remains with Booth in tow to watch over her highly sensitive equipment. Their restful flight is disrupted when a flight attendant discovers a fully cooked human body in the plane's industrial microwave. Booth and Brennan connect online with the team back in the U.S. using Brennan's high-tech equipment, as well as odds-and-ends gadgets from the airline passengers, to send evidence back to the Jeffersonian for processing. When they identify the victim as a travel writer working on a controversial story about airline pilots, Booth and Brennan race against the clock to solve the murder before the plane lands in China and they lose their jurisdiction over the case. Meanwhile back in the states, Angela and Roxie's relationship progresses as Hodgins tries to move on.
When a skull and various skeletal remains are found in a tree in a nationally protected wooded preserve, Brennan and Booth are on the case to investigate. Back at the Jeffersonian, Brennan learns of her estranged father's new position as a teacher, a prospect she is less than happy to learn about considering his recent acquittal for murder. In a lucky break, the victim's bones are identified in a government database as those of an ex-Marine who has been off-the grid for nearly three years. With no records of his whereabouts from the past three years, the team turns to the internet for answers. The investigation eventually leads Brennan and Booth to an ultra-elite private school and a group of rich and powerful families, one of whom the ex-Marine had worked for as a "manny." As the investigation continues, the team finds Brennan's father to be an unlikely asset to the case, but Brennan has mixed feelings about her father's involvement. Brennan and Booth's investigation delves deep into the world of lies and deception of the ultra privileged families.
Booth and Brennan investigate the remains of conjoined twins found in a shallow grave in a remote desert area on the Texas-Oklahoma border. Back at the lab, the team determines the skeletal remains to be those of Jenny and Julie, who were jugglers in a traveling circus. Knowing there is no way the circus folk will talk to anyone outside their tight-knit clan, Brennan and Booth must infiltrate the circus community in order to find out more information about the twins' deaths. Honing Booth's Ranger knife-throwing skills, the duo goes undercover as knife-throwing act "Buck and Wanda Moosejaw." As they encounter a variety of suspects among the colorful circus crowd, including ringmaster Henry Simon, a rather raucous clan of clowns and a tempestuous strong man who may have been romantically involved with one of the twins, Booth and Brennan find the circus experience to be quite the spectacle
A father and son find a frozen body in a pond while ice-fishing, and the team comes in to investigate the frigid crime scene. When Booth recognizes the man as a rival hockey player he had a fight with on the rink during a recent game, Booth becomes a main suspect in the investigation. FBI Agent Payton Perotta (guest star Marisa Coughlan) is brought in to assist Brennan with the investigation in Booth's place, and as the team analyzes the situation, they find a way to get Booth back in the game to aid in the investigation. As Booth gets off the bench and back onto the ice, he receives some unexpected advice from one of his hockey idols, former Los Angeles Kings star Luc Robitaille.
When Brennan, Hodgins and author Thomas Vega are summoned by a Federal Judge along with the United States Attorney regarding the ongoing investigation of the Grave Digger, they learn that evidence from the case has recently gone missing. With Brennan and Hodgins having been victims of the Grave Digger and Thomas Vegas currently writing a book about it, they become prime suspects in the missing evidence case. However, when Brennan and the team receive a phone call from the Grave Digger informing them that Booth has been buried alive with only 24 hours worth of oxygen, the Grave Digger threatens to leave him to die unless Brennan brings the missing evidence. The team immediately goes to Booth's apartment to assess the crime scene, knowing from Sweets' psychological assessment of the Grave Digger that they cannot tell the authorities about the situation or else the Grave Digger will retaliate against Booth. As Booth struggles to free himself from confinement, the team joins forces to locate him with precious time ticking .
When a group of eighth-graders find the decomposed body of woman wearing a medieval princess dress, the team is on the scene to investigate. With Booth incapacitated due to a back injury, Agent Payton Perotta steps in to help with the investigation. With insight from "squint" Colin Fisher, a self-professed geek and expert in the language of sci-fi, the team identifies the woman as a promotional model from ImagiCon, a convention for fans of comic books, video games and other sci-fi genre entertainment. Brennan and the team must navigate through the outlandish landscape of ImagiCon in order to track down the killer. They soon find the victim may have owned a highly valuable piece of sci-fi memorabilia that many would kill to possess.
Bungee-jumping couple plunges off a bridge on their wedding day only to come face-to-face with a corpse lying at the bottom of a gorge. With the horrified couple's wedding day ruined, Booth and Brennan hike down the rocky creek bed to examine the corpse and determine that the victim was already dead before he was thrown off of the bridge, thus ruling out suicide. Back at the lab, they notice an unknown substance oozing from the body, throwing the lab into an immediate lockdown. As the victim's bones continue to foam, the team realizes they have only 24 hours to determine the cause of death before the bones disintegrate completely. Meanwhile, Booth and Brennan identify the victim as a car salesman whose wheeling and dealing may have brought him many an unsatisfied customer.
When a petrified human body is found buried in a mound of salt in a city de-icing truck, Booth and Brennan are on the case. They discover the victim, Ashley, was a 16-year-old high school volleyball player who had been missing for three weeks. When the team discovers Ashley was pregnant at the time of her death, they are shocked to find that nearly half of her volleyball team is either pregnant or already has a baby, and the press reports an alleged "pregnancy pact." Booth and Brennan must delve through the complex web of relationships to find a motive for Ashley's murder. Meanwhile, when Angela and Roxie discuss adopting a dog, they must confront larger issues in their relationship.
The half-eaten body of a doctor is found in the tiger cage at the zoo following a hospital charity event, and Booth and Brennan determine the death was no accident. The team soon identifies the victim as Dr. Andrew Welton, and Cam reveals that she was engaged to Welton and lived with him 10 years ago. Though she is devastated by the loss, she nonetheless joins in the investigation to help find Dr. Welton's killer for the sake of his 16-year-old daughter who Cam once helped raise, potentially creating a life-changing situation for Cam. The team pieces together Dr. Welton's final evening as they question the suspects, including Brandon Casey, whom Sweets and Angela must hypnotize in order to jog his memory about what he saw the night of the gala. Meanwhile, lust is in the air at the Jeffersonian and Angela is obsessed by sexual thoughts as she tries to maintain her self-imposed celibacy.
Booth and Brennan are on the case when shattered, pulverized human remains are found in a garbage bag at a photo shoot. When the team discovers a meteorite shard lodged in the victim's ear, they are led to the Collar Institute of Science, a famous center for physics research in D.C. After questioning scientists at the institute, they discover the remains are those of Dr. Diane Sidman, a leading scientist and editor-in-chief of the Journal of the Collar Institute, who was also engaged to the Collar's founder. When they discover Dr. Sidman had been working on an extremely controversial project, Brennan and Booth investigate a multitude of death threats directed at her. As the team tries to decipher the cause of her death, Booth and Brennan are on the search for the killer, but their scientific method leads them into a dangerous situation. Meanwhile, Angela's father comes to town to seek revenge on Hodgins, and Sweets attempts to mediate the situation.
When the image of the Virgin Mary is spotted on a bale of compressed cardboard at a recycling plant, Booth and Brennan are on the scene. They discover the image is no miracle, but rather an outline of dried human blood. Upon closer inspection, they find a flattened body inside the compressed cardboard, and must find out who the victim is and who may have wanted her dead. When they discover the victim had been planning the perfect wedding for years - even before she even had a boyfriend - and was finally engaged to be married, they trace her last steps and find that her fiancé was not the only man in her life. With a trail of men from a cell-phone dating service in tow, Booth and Brennan try to understand the duplicitous woman's dealings. Meanwhile, the pair grow suspicious when they spot Sweets' girlfriend Daisy trying on a wedding dress with another man, and Hodgins and Angela come to terms with the status of their relationship.
When a real human skeleton is found being used as a stage prop for a death metal band in Norway, authorities determine the victim was an American citizen. The Jeffersonian team tracks the skeletal remains to an underground U.S. death metal band and identifies the victim as a bassist named Mayhem from a band called Spew. As Booth and Brennan venture into the unfamiliar world of death metal music to search for the killer and a motive, they learn about their own team's surprising musical preferences and gain new insight into Sweets' past. Meanwhile, when Sweets asks Dr. Gordon Wyatt for input on the book he's writing about Booth and Brennan, Dr. Wyatt lends Sweets an interesting perspective on the pair's unique relationship.
When a Jeffersonian coworker from the Egyptology department dies of heart failure, the whole team attends the wake. However, upon viewing the corpse, Brennan insists the death was no accident, and enlists Booth to help her steal the body so she and Cam can get a closer look. A bizarre mystery develops surrounding the victim's cause of death, and the suspects are as cryptic as the baffling death itself. Meanwhile, Cam gets a lesson in parenting when she tries to get her newly adopted teenage daughter Michelle to stop smoking.
Booth's detective friend, Ken Nakamura, calls him from Tokyo in a panic when his sister Sachi goes missing in Washington. Booth and Brennan are on the case, and their investigation leads them to a canal where they find Sachi's decapitated head. Booth and Brennan meet up with Ken and trace his sister's life away from home, and their investigation leads them to an elite escort service. When they discover that her roommate is also missing, they must race against the clock to find Sachi's killer.
When a human body is found inside the strung up Otter mascot uniform of a rival school, Brennan and Booth investigate whether the body inside the costume was dead beforehand, or killed during a Middlesex University bonfire event. The body is identified as Jimmy "Beaver" Bouvier, a fraternity brother at Middlesex University. When Brennan and Booth question his fraternity brothers, they learn that Beaver had a money-making operation on the side and was making a killing of his own. Meanwhile, Booth offers to help his brother Jared find a new job after being dishonorably discharged from the Navy.
The team is on the case when human remains are found inside a barrel of wine during a wine tasting. When the victim turns out to be a wine critic whose scathing reviews were capable of sending a vineyard to its ruin, everyone from the winery's owner to the victim's own wife becomes a suspect. Meanwhile, Brennan decides she wants to have a baby and surprises Booth with the request to father her child. The unexpected request dredges up a host of unspoken feelings and unresolved issues between the two of them, and Booth becomes consumed by the prospect of having another child. The stress of the situation, coupled with Booth's undiagnosed health issue, paves the way for a surprise visit from Stewie Griffin, FAMILY GUY's diabolically clever baby who offers Booth advice in his inimitable style.
Everyone is a suspect when a body is found murdered at a popular nightclub known as "The Lab." In an unusual twist of storytelling, Brennan, Booth and the Jeffersonian team take on various roles outside their normal duties, including serving as the nightclub staff as well as local law enforcement. A slew of special guest stars, including Max Keenan, Jared Booth and the members of Mötley Crüe, pay a visit.