9,967 votes


FOX 2005

Dr. Temperance Brennan and her colleagues at the Jeffersonian's Medico-Legal Lab assist Special Agent Seeley Booth with murder investigations when the remains are so badly decomposed, burned or destroyed that the standard identification methods are useless.

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The 10 Best Episodes of Bones (Season 1)

Bones - S1E22

#1 - The Woman in Limbo (Season 1 - Episode 22)

Brennan receives some bones to identify, but is stunned when she discovers that the remains are those of her mother who disappeared when she was 15 years old. The determined date of her mother's death leaves Bones confused and angry.

The episode was rated 8.12 from 541 votes.

Bones - S1E9

#2 - The Man in the Fallout Shelter (Season 1 - Episode 9)

Brennan and her team are brought in to identify the body of a man found in a fallout shelter. While cutting into the bones of the man, Zach accidentally releases a deadly fungus, causing the team to be quarantined over Christmas.

The episode was rated 7.97 from 639 votes.

Bones - S1E7

#3 - The Man on Death Row (Season 1 - Episode 7)

A death row inmate asks for Booth's help to prove his innocence before he is scheduled to be executed. Booth agrees and asks Brennan and her team to help him out.

The episode was rated 7.94 from 625 votes.

Bones - S1E8

#4 - The Girl in the Fridge (Season 1 - Episode 8)

Brennan is about to go out for dinner with her old professor and ex-lover when Booth asks her and her team to help identify the remains of a young woman found in a refrigerator.

The episode was rated 7.93 from 620 votes.

Bones - S1E11

#5 - The Woman in the Car (Season 1 - Episode 11)

When a woman’s burned body is found in a car with signs that her child was kidnapped, Brennan and Booth suspect the father, Carl Decker. But things get complicated when Decker turns out to be in the Witness Protection program.

The episode was rated 7.92 from 586 votes.

Bones - S1E15

#6 - Two Bodies in the Lab (Season 1 - Episode 15)

When Brennan decides to give online dating a try, she ends up the target of a shooting at the local restaurant where she's meeting her date. The resulting investigation reveals that the shooter could be connected to either of the two cases she's currently working on.

The episode was rated 7.88 from 588 votes.

Bones - S1E20

#7 - The Graft in the Girl (Season 1 - Episode 20)

The team helps Deputy Director Sam Cullen's daughter, Amy, when she contracts a rare form of lung cancer after receiving a bone graft. Booth and Brennan learn she is not the only victim with this rare form of cancer.

The episode was rated 7.88 from 514 votes.

Bones - S1E5

#8 - A Boy in a Bush (Season 1 - Episode 5)

Booth asks Brennan to help locate and identify the remains of a six-year-old boy, Charlie, who went missing from a local park.

The episode was rated 7.87 from 666 votes.

Bones - S1E18

#9 - The Man with the Bone (Season 1 - Episode 18)

A human finger bone found in the clutches of a drowning victim leads to a search for buried treasure.

The episode was rated 7.85 from 470 votes.

Bones - S1E4

#10 - The Man in the Bear (Season 1 - Episode 4)

Brennan and Booth travel to Washington to investigate a human arm that was found in the stomach of a black bear.

The episode was rated 7.80 from 710 votes.

Bones - S1E3
#11 - A Boy in a Tree
Season 1 - Episode 3

When the decaying corpse of the Venezuelan Ambassador's son is found hanging from a tree on the campus of an exclusive private school, a simple suicide case quickly turns into a web of lies, sex and scandal involving the school's staff and students.

The episode was rated from 760 votes.
Bones - S1E12
#12 - The Superhero in the Alley
Season 1 - Episode 12

Brennan and Booth investigate the origins of a decomposed body that's been found in a local alley and determine it's the remains of a shy teen with an alter ego.

The episode was rated from 560 votes.
Bones - S1E19
#13 - The Man in the Morgue
Season 1 - Episode 19

A trip to New Orleans leaves Bones beaten, bloodied, and suspected of murder while plunged into the world of voodoo.

The episode was rated from 534 votes.
Bones - S1E6
#14 - The Man in the Wall
Season 1 - Episode 6

When Brennan and Angela get caught in a fight in a dance club, Brennan kicks someone into a wall, which causes the wall to break open and reveal a mummified corpse and a meth stash.

The episode was rated from 646 votes.
Bones - S1E16
#15 - The Woman in the Tunnel
Season 1 - Episode 16

Brennan and Booth stumble upon a subterranean world of homeless people when they find the remains of a filmmaker in the ventilation shaft of an underground tunnel.

The episode was rated from 535 votes.
Bones - S1E1
#16 - Pilot
Season 1 - Episode 1

Pilot episode. After returning to Washington, D.C., renowned forensic anthropologist Dr. Temperance Brennan is called in by FBI Special Agent Seeley Booth to aid an FBI investigation involving a set of bones found hidden in a lake.

The episode was rated from 1175 votes.
Bones - S1E17
#17 - The Skull in the Desert
Season 1 - Episode 17

While on vacation, Angela's boyfriend goes missing . When a skull shows up, she asks Brennan for help in identification, concerned it might be her boyfriend or the female guide who went missing with him. The investigation leads the team to a violent boyfriend, the local sheriff and ultimately to a counterfeiting ring setup in the desert.

The episode was rated from 533 votes.
Bones - S1E2
#18 - The Man in the S.U.V.
Season 1 - Episode 2

When a man is killed driving an SUV registered to a Middle Eastern man, Dr. Brennan and her team find themselves tracking a terrorist.

The episode was rated from 869 votes.
Bones - S1E10
#19 - The Woman at the Airport
Season 1 - Episode 10

Brennan and Booth investigate the body parts of a woman found near L.A. International Airport. Their investigation is slowed due to extensive cosmetic surgery the victim had done.

The episode was rated from 597 votes.
Bones - S1E13
#20 - The Woman in the Garden
Season 1 - Episode 13

Booth and Brennan investigate when a dug up corpse is found in the back of a gang member's car. While being questioned, a drive-by shooting allows him to escape. Booth and Brennan follow the clues, which lead them to an empty grave and another body in a grave at a wealthy senator's house, where the gang member used to work.

The episode was rated from 570 votes.

Last updated: oct 06, 2022



Maybe it's time to leave gracefully, this has gone on too long, out of ideas.


I have to admit although I've loved this show since episode one I sort of feel they've lost the spark along the way ... I guess they made the right choice when they decided to end it with season 12, it might be time! Anyway I'm gonna miss my weekly dose of Booth and Brennan and the rest of the squints :)


why is this show still airing.


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