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Starring Emily Deschanel as Dr. Temperance Brennan (aka Bones) and David Boreanaz as FBI Special Agent Seeley Booth, Bones follows the duo as they use forensic evidence to solve crimes. The best episodes of Bones are about the mysteries found in human remains. Some good episodes of Bones focus on the relationship of Booth and Brennan.

What are the best episodes of Bones? “Aliens in a Spaceship” from season two is a fan favorite. This episode finds the team investigating the murder of a twin boys. “The Pain in the Heart” is also a compelling episode of the Fox series, Bones.

“The Woman in Limbo” is another good episode from Bones as is “The Man in the Fallout Shelter” which finds Booth and Dr. Goodman being quarantined over Christmas.

Do you have a favorite episode of Bones? Give the best episodes a vote up and vote down any episodes you may not have liked.

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    Aliens in a Spaceship

    Bones Season 2

    Original AiringNov 15 2006

    Episode Number9

    Seriesbones

    The bodies of twin boys, kidnapped five years earlier, are discovered. The investigation lead Booth and Brennan to a notorious kidnapper known as the Grave Digger. During the investigation, Brennan...  more
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    The Hole in the Heart

    Bones - Season 6

    Original AiringMay 12 2011

    Episode Number22

    Seriesbones

    Rogue sniper Jacob Broadsky returns once again, claiming another victim and making Booth determined to put him away once and for all....  more
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    Original AiringApr 08 2010

    Episode Number16

    Seriesbones

    When Dr. Sweets' book gets published, both Booth and Brennan read it and tell him about the first time they met: 6 years ago. The episode will give a new perspective on Booth and Brennan's...  more
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    Original AiringMar 17 2011

    Episode Number16

    Seriesbones

    During a blizzard that causes a citywide blackout, the team must solve a murder case that could be connected to a possible viral outbreak; Sweets starts a touchy conversation about Brennan and...  more
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    The Woman in Limbo

    Bones Season 1

    Original AiringMay 17 2006

    Episode Number22

    Seriesbones

    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...  more
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    Original AiringDec 13 2005

    Episode Number9

    Seriesbones

    "The Man in the Fallout Shelter" is the ninth episode of the first season of the television series, Bones. Originally aired on December 13, 2005 on FOX network, the episode is written by Hart Hanson...  more
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    Two Bodies in the Lab

    Bones Season 1

    Original AiringMar 15 2006

    Episode Number15

    Seriesbones

    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...  more
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    Original AiringJan 21 2010

    Episode Number12

    Seriesbones

    Mr. White and his team of government agents put the Jeffersonian Lab on lock down and demand that Brennan and her forensics team determine a cause of death for an unidentified, but highly classified...  more
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    The Change in the Game

    Bones - Season 6

    Original AiringMay 19 2011

    Episode Number23

    Seriesbones

    In the 6th season finale, the team investigates the disturbing, unidentifiable remains of a bowler that were found jammed in one of the bowling alley's automatic pinsetters. After hitting a dead end...  more
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    Pilot

    Bones Season 1

    Original AiringSep 13 2005

    Episode Number1

    Seriesbones

    "Pilot" is the first episode of the television series Bones, which premiered on the FOX network on September 13, 2005. It is written by series creator Hart Hanson and directed by Greg Yaitanes. It...  more
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    Original AiringMay 13 2010

    Episode Number21

    Seriesbones

    The trial of The Gravedigger hits close to home for members of the team, and everyone at the Jeffersonian must work overtime to uncover the forensic evidence to elicit a conviction....  more
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    The End in the Beginning

    Bones Season 4

    Original AiringMay 14 2009

    Episode Number26

    Seriesbones

    The Season 4 Finale. A dead body is found at a club called "The Lab." The team has to do some unexpected and unusual things that have to do with this club. Brennan and Booth may become a couple....
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    Original AiringMay 05 2008

    Episode Number13

    Seriesbones

    Brennan's father Max Keenan is on trial for the alleged murder of FBI Deputy Director Kirby. Everyone on the team, except for Brennan, is called as a witness for the prosecution during the trial. ...  more
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    The Prisoner in the Pipe

    Bones - Season 7

    Original AiringApr 02 2012

    Episode Number7

    Seriesbones

    Brennan and Booth investigate the death of a prisoner and Brennan goes into labor in a jail....
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    The Signs in the Silence

    Bones - Season 6

    Original AiringMay 05 2011

    Episode Number21

    Seriesbones

    When a 15-year-old Jane Doe is found on the streets, it is up to Brennan, Jeffersonian Intern Arastoo Vaziri and the entire Jeffersonian team to figure out her history and if she is responsible for...
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    The Bullet in the Brain

    Bones - Season 6

    Original AiringJan 27 2011

    Episode Number11

    Seriesbones

    The city anxiously anticipates the arrival of Heather Taffet, more notoriously known as "The Gravedigger," for her final appeal after being sentenced to death for a kidnap-murder and a series of...  more
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    The Pain in the Heart

    Bones Season 3

    Original AiringMay 19 2008

    Episode Number15

    Seriesbones

    The Gormogon serial killer is back again, and the silver skeleton from the basement vault has gone missing. All the Jeffersonian employees become suspects, with the scary possibility that one of...  more
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    Judas on a Pole

    Bones Season 2

    Original AiringDec 13 2006

    Episode Number11

    Seriesbones

    Booth and Brennan are called to the scene where a man's body was found hung like a scarecrow, gutted, and burned on the roof of a building used by the FBI to hide witnesses....
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    The Man in the Morgue

    Bones Season 1

    Original AiringApr 19 2006

    Episode Number19

    Seriesbones

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

    Bones Season 4

    Original AiringFeb 05 2009

    Episode Number14

    Seriesbones

    While trapped and trying to escape from a ship in the middle of the ocean, Booth is haunted by strange hallucinations....  more
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    Harbingers in the Fountain

    Bones Season 5

    Original AiringSep 17 2009

    Episode Number1

    Seriesbones

    It's been six weeks since Booth and Brennan have seen each other. Booth has been recovering from brain surgery, and Brennan has been on a dig in Guatemala. Angela's psychic, Avalon Harmonia reveals...
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    The Soldier on the Grave

    Bones Season 1

    Original AiringMay 10 2006

    Episode Number21

    Seriesbones

    Brennan and Booth investigate an apparent suicide in Arlington National Cemetery, but soon discover it is a murder linked to a military cover-up....
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    The Bodies in the Book

    Bones Season 2

    Original AiringMar 14 2007

    Episode Number15

    Seriesbones

    Brennan and Booth have to solve three murders that are identical to the murders in Brennan's new bestselling book....
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    Original AiringNov 27 2007

    Episode Number9

    Seriesbones

    Booth and Brennan investigate a mall Santa named Kris Kringle who was found dead by two elves. A series of clues makes the murdered mall Santa seem like he's the real deal....  more
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    The Corpse on the Canopy

    Bones - Season 8

    Original AiringJan 21 2013

    Episode Number12

    Seriesbones

    After Hodgins and Angela are drugged and wake up to a bloody corpse hanging in the canopy of their bed and flower petals around their son Michael's crib, they are forced to believe that Pelant is...
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