Brennan Episode Guides
The Bone That Blew
Various skeletal remains are found in a tree. Brennan and Booth's investigation leads them to an ex-Marine who has been off-grid for nearly three years. With no records from the past three years, the team uses the internet for answers. The investigation then turns toward a private school and a group of rich and powerful families, one of whom the ex-Marine worked for as a "manny." Later, the team finds Brennan's estranged father to be an asset to the case. His new position as a teacher makes her less than happy considering his recent acquittal for murder. Brennan and Booth's investigation uncovers a world of lies and deception of the ultra-privileged families.
The Passenger in the Oven
Brennan is summoned to help identify pre-historic anthropological remains in China, while Booth gets a free trip for watching over her highly sensitive equipment. Several hours in to the flight, a flight attendant discovers a fully cooked human body in the plane's industrial microwave. Booth and Brennan connect online with the team in the U.S. using Brennan's high-tech equipment, to send evidence back to the Jeffersonian for processing. The victim is identified as a travel writer working on a controversial story about airline pilots. Booth and Brennan try to solve the murder before the plane lands in China and they lose their jurisdiction over the case. Meanwhile, Angela and Roxie's relationship progresses while Hodgins tries to move on.
Fire in the Ice
Booth and Brennan investigate when a father and son find a frozen body in a pond during an ice-fishing trip. The victim is identified as a rival hockey player that Booth fought with during a game. Booth becomes the main suspect and FBI Agent Payton Perotta is brought in to help with the investigation. Booth gets back on the ice and receives some advice from one of his idols, Los Angeles Kings star Luc Robitaille.
The Science in the Physicist
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.
The Salt in the Wounds
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 Finger in the Nest
Booth's son finds a corpse finger in a bird's nest while playing, so the team launches an investigation in order to find the rest of the body, which eventually turns up in Jefferson Memorial Park. It becomes clear that the death was not due to an accident, and with the help of a new grad student in the lab, the team identifies the victim. Turns out this local veterinarian had a thing for gambling. This new information brings a number of suspects into the picture. The victim's injuries turn out to be from a dog, leading the investigation to an illegal dog fighting ring. With the help of Cesar Millan, the team is able to connect the forensic canine evidence with the killer dog and its owner. Later, Booth asks Sweets to treat his son because he thinks finding the finger may have traumatized him.
The Bones That Foam
A 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 remains, 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. Eventually, Booth and Brennan identify the victim as a car salesman whose wheeling and dealing may have brought him many unsatisfied customers.
The Double Death of the Dearly Departed
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.
The Hero in the Hold
Brennan, Hodgins and author Thomas Vega are summoned by a federal judge along with the United States Attorney, regarding the investigation of the Grave Digger. The duo learns that evidence from the case has recently vanished. Brennan and Hodgins, both victims of the Grave Digger, and Thomas Vegas having recently written a book about it, become prime suspects with regard to the missing evidence. But when the team receives a phone call from the Grave Digger informing them that Booth has been buried alive with a short oxygen supply, the Grave Digger threatens to let him die unless Brennan gives him the missing evidence. Booth struggles to get free, while the team joins forces to help locate him before it's too late.
The Skull in the Sculpture
The remains of a popular artist are found in a junkyard car. Booth and Brennan try to find out if foul play is involved in the death, or if it was artistic expression to the max. The suspects range from rivals to the artists own assistant, so the team races to find evidence of murder before the car is put on exhibit as a display of the sculptor's ultimate self-sacrifice for his own art. Meanwhile, Angela's old college roommate Roxie also becomes a suspect in the case, causing Angela some conflict of interest.
The Perfect Pieces in the Purple Pond
A teenager is shocked to find a dismembered body laying in pieces in a purple pool of water. When Brennan and Booth come to the scene they notice the victim's head is missing. With help from Wendell, the team discovers the body is a 25-year-old science fiction writer who suffered from OCD. Booth and Brennan track down a number of suspects surrounding Jared Addison's case, including Jared's psychologist, his older girlfriend and his book publisher, all of whom have good reason to want Jared out of the picture. With the victim's head missing, the team struggles to find enough evidence to locate the killer, until they receive some valuable information from Zack, who studies the case from his psychiatric facility, with case information provided to him by Hodgins.
Man in the Outhouse
A decomposed body is found in an outhouse and identified as the host of a popular reality television show, "Busted by Bill." Brennan and Booth attempt to identify the killer out of a myriad of suspects, including those who were humiliated on the television show. The team watches episodes of "Busted by Bill" to search for suspects who fit a revenge killer's profile. Later, Brennan learns Booth is juggling two relationships at the same time.
The He in the She
Skeletal remains are found in the Chesapeake Bay. Brennan and Booth, with only the upper torso of the victim intact, have little to work from besides the victim's breast implants. When the victim's other half is discovered, the team realizes they were incorrect. The team must decipher who would have wanted her dead.
The Cinderella in the Cardboard
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 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 grows 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.
The Con Man in the Meth Lab
A body is uncovered during a practice police raid. The team identifies the body as an inventor's father, but when a second body is found, the team is led on a wild goose chase, to find out who may have ended the inventor's life. Meanwhile, Booth's brother Jared moves to D.C. to work at the Pentagon, and Brennan, 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.
Double Trouble in the Panhandle
Booth and Brennan investigate conjoined twins found in a shallow grave in a desert area on the Texas-Oklahoma border. The team determines that the remains are those of Jenny and Julie, two jugglers in a traveling circus. Brennan and Booth infiltrate the traveling circus to find out more information about the deaths. The duo goes undercover as a knife-throwing act "Buck and Wanda Moosejaw." Brennan and Booth encounter a variety of suspects among the circus crowd, including Henry Simon, the ringmaster, a clan of clowns and a strong man, who may have been involved with one of the twins.
Yanks in the U.K., Part 1
Brennan and Booth go from D.C. to London for Brennan to speak at Oxford University and for Booth to speak at Scotland Yard. They are asked by officials to help with a murder investigation involving a young British heiress and are paired up with their respective British counterparts, Dr. Ian Wexler and Inspector Cate Pritchard.
The Girl in the Mask
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.
The End in the Beginning
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.
Mayhem on a Cross
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.
The Beaver in the Otter
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 Crank In The Shaft
The remains of a company office manager are found in an elevator shaft. Booth and Brennan try and figure out which of the employees had reason to murder the victim. First is the recently-fired employee, and the second key suspect, the victim's own boss. Meanwhile, Brennan's grad student lends his insight to the case, and Hodgins and Angela try to navigate their relationship.
Yanks in the U.K., Part 2
In D.C., the Jeffersonian team helps the Brits' case, but the unexpected return of Angela's husband, who must consent to a divorce before she can marry Hodgins, throws the team for a loop. When a member of the U.K.'s own investigative team is murdered, Brennan and Booth's connection to the case strengthens their resolve to help solve the mystery surrounding the death.
The Princess and the Pear
The body of a woman dressed as a princess is found by middle school kids. Booth asks Agent Payton Perotta to step in on the investigation on his behalf, due to his back injury. The team finds out the woman's identity with a little help from Colin Fisher. Turns out she was a promotional model from ImagiCon, a convention for fans of comic books, video games and sci-fi entertainment. Brennan and the team search through the ImagiCon convention in order to track down the killer. They soon realize that the victim owned a valuable piece of memorabilia that many would have killed for, making their investigation even more difficult.
The Doctor in the Den
The half-eaten body of a doctor is found in the tiger's 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.
The Critic in the Cabernet
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.
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