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List of the best Bones episodes, as determined by voters like you. Crime drama fans will also enjoy the best Criminal Minds episodes and the greatest NCIS episodes. Starring Emily Deschanel as Dr. Temperance Brennan (aka Bones), the TV series has been running since 2005 and currently at 12 seasons. With all the amazing episodes of the show that exist, it's hard to trust just one person's opinion of what the top Bones episodes of all time are. Fans of Bones are very passionate about the show, and there are often debates over which episodes are the greatest. That's why this list exists- so you can vote for your favorites and we can find out once and for all what everyone thinks the best episode of Bones is. Consider this your definitive guide to the best Bones episodes. 

This list is made up of episodes like "The Bullet in the Brain" and "The Patriot In Purgatory." What is the best Bones episode of all time? Vote below and help us answer that question! Whether you're looking for the top 10 episodes featuring the Gravedigger, episodes about Booth's and Bones' relationship, or the new and funny ones, this list has it all. 

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Aliens in a Spaceship is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Bones Episodes
Aliens in a Spaceship Bones Season 2 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, ...more

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The Hole in the Heart is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Bones Episodes
The Hole in the Heart Bones - Season 6 Rogue sniper Jacob Broadsky returns once again, claiming another victim and making Booth determined to put him away once and for all.

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The Parts in the Sum of the Wh... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Bones Episodes
The Parts in the Sum of the Whole Bones Season 5 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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The Pain in the Heart is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Bones Episodes
The Pain in the Heart Bones Season 3 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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The Blackout in the Blizzard is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Bones Episodes
The Blackout in the Blizzard Bones - Season 6 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 Hero In the Hold is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Bones Episodes
The Hero In the Hold Bones Season 4 While trapped and trying to escape from a ship in the middle of the ocean, Booth is haunted by strange hallucinations.

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The Boy with the Answer is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Bones Episodes
The Boy with the Answer Bones Season 5 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.

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The Proof in the Pudding is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Bones Episodes
The Proof in the Pudding Bones Season 5 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 ...more

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The Change in the Game is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Bones Episodes
The Change in the Game Bones - Season 6 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 ...more

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The Woman in Limbo is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Bones Episodes
The Woman in Limbo Bones Season 1 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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The Man in the Fallout Shelter is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Bones Episodes
The Man in the Fallout Shelter Bones Season 1 "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 ...more

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Two Bodies in the Lab is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Bones Episodes
Cara Roden added Two Bodies in the Lab Bones Season 1 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 ...more

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The End in the Beginning is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Bones Episodes
The End in the Beginning Bones Season 4 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

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Pilot is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Bones Episodes
Pilot Bones Season 1 "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 ...more

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The Crack in the Code is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Bones Episodes
The Crack in the Code Bones - Season 7 A cryptic message penned in human blood is discovered at a national monument. As the Jeffersonian team embarks on a scavenger hunt to solve the case, they realize their tech-savvy suspect ...more

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The Bullet in the Brain is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Bones Episodes
The Bullet in the Brain Bones - Season 6 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 ...more

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The Past in the Present is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Bones Episodes
The Past in the Present Bones - Season 7 "Hacktivist" and suspected serial killer Christopher Pelant is back in court, but the team's efforts to pin another murder on him don't go as planned.

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The Man in the Morgue is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Bones Episodes
The Man in the Morgue Bones Season 1 A trip to New Orleans leaves Bones beaten, bloodied, and suspected of murder while plunged into the world of voodoo.

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The Verdict in the Story is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Bones Episodes
The Verdict in the Story Bones Season 3 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 ...more

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The Prisoner in the Pipe is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Bones Episodes
The Prisoner in the Pipe Bones - Season 7 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 is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Bones Episodes
The Signs in the Silence Bones - Season 6 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 ...more

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Double Death of the Dearly Dep... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Bones Episodes
Double Death of the Dearly Departed Bones Season 4 When a Jeffersonian coworker dies of heart failure, the entire team goes to the wake where, upon viewing the body, Brennan realizes the death was no accident.

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The Corpse on the Canopy is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Bones Episodes
The Corpse on the Canopy Bones - Season 8 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 ...more

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Wannabe in the Weeds is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Bones Episodes
Wannabe in the Weeds Bones Season 3 A wannabe singer Tommy Sour was found on a grassy location. The investigation leads Brennan, Booth, and Cam to the Checker Box Restaurant where Tommy used to sing. There are several suspects who ...more

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Harbingers in the Fountain is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Bones Episodes
Harbingers in the Fountain Bones Season 5 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 ...more

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Mummy in the Maze is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Bones Episodes
Mummy in the Maze Bones Season 3 On Halloween, two mummified bodies are discovered and found to be people reported missing the past two Halloweens. When Booth and Bones learn about a missing girl, linked to the suspect of the ...more

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Judas on a Pole is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Bones Episodes
Judas on a Pole Bones Season 2 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 Widow's Son in the Windshi... is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Bones Episodes
The Widow's Son in the Windshield Bones Season 3 After a skull smashes into the windshield of a teenager's car, the investigation reveals the skull has been gnawed on by human teeth, which implies cannibalism and marks the beginning of the ...more

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Stargazer in a Puddle is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Bones Episodes
Stargazer in a Puddle Bones Season 2 When Angela draws the face of an old woman to go with the decomposed skeleton of someone much younger, they soon learn the victim had Progeria, an aging disease. Booth and Brennan investigate to ...more

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The Bodies in the Book is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Bones Episodes
The Bodies in the Book Bones Season 2 Brennan and Booth have to solve three murders that are identical to the murders in Brennan's new bestselling book.

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The Mastodon in the Room is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Bones Episodes
The Mastodon in the Room Bones - Season 6 With Cam’s reputation and career on the line, the team travels from overseas to help her solve the case of an unidentified young boy. The Forensics Anthropology Unit lost much of its vigor after ...more

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The Santa in the Slush is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Bones Episodes
The Santa in the Slush Bones Season 3 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.

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The Critic in the Cabernet is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Bones Episodes
The Critic in the Cabernet Bones Season 4 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 ...more

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The Killer in the Crosshairs is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Bones Episodes
The Killer in the Crosshairs Bones - Season 6 Sniper Jacob Broadsky takes out a victim who escaped from the justice system; Booth uses his military training to try to stop Broadsky before he strikes again; Angela's father visits the

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A Night at the Bones Museum is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Bones Episodes
A Night at the Bones Museum Bones Season 5 Brennan and Booth are called to investigate what appears to be charred human remains on an electrical fence. The mysterious corpse is later determined to be a mummified Egyptian royal on loan to ...more

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The Skull in the Desert is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Bones Episodes
The Skull in the Desert Bones Season 1 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 ...more

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The Death of the Queen Bee is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Bones Episodes
The Death of the Queen Bee Bones Season 5 The team’s latest case takes Brennan back to her alma mater, Burtonsville High School, where she and Booth investigate the discovery of an unidentified skull and upper torso. With Angela’s help, ...more

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The Knight on the Grid is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Bones Episodes
The Knight on the Grid Bones Season 3 After the body of an archbishop is found, missing the kneecaps, the team concludes the murder is related to the Widow's Son case.

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The Graft in the Girl is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Bones Episodes
The Graft in the Girl Bones Season 1 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 ...more

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Double Trouble in the Panhandl... is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Bones Episodes
Double Trouble in the Panhandle Bones Season 4 A shallow grave holds the remains of conjoined twins; Booth and Brennan infiltrate a circus community after they discover that the twins were jugglers there.

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The Twist in the Twister is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Bones Episodes
The Twist in the Twister Bones - Season 7 The team discovers the remains of a so-called "storm chaser" who seems to have died while following a tornado. But footage recorded during the storm ultimately leads them to believe he ...more

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The Goop on the Girl is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Bones Episodes
The Goop on the Girl Bones Season 5 When a man dressed as Santa Claus blows himself up during a botched bank robbery, Brennan and Booth work to identify the bomber and determine his motives. Meanwhile, Brennan makes plans to spend ...more

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The Witch in the Wardrobe is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Bones Episodes
The Witch in the Wardrobe Bones Season 5 A cabin burns down in the woods revealing two bodies, one of a modern-day witch and one from the days of the Salem Witch Trials leading Booth and Brennan into the world of Wicca to find a ...more

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Method to the Madness is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Bones Episodes
Method to the Madness Bones - Season 8 The Jeffersonian team investigates the death of a woman whose body was found mutilated and discarded in a city garbage can. Meanwhile, Booth invites Sweets to stay with Brennan and him while ...more

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The Dwarf in the Dirt is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Bones Episodes
The Dwarf in the Dirt Bones Season 5 Stephen Fry returns as Dr. Gordon Wyatt. Booth, still suffering some lingering effects from his brain surgery, has to get re-certified for FBI marksmanship, but is not the accurate shot he was ...more

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The Plain in the Prodigy is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Bones Episodes
The Plain in the Prodigy Bones Season 5 When human remains are found alongside the railroad, Brennan and Booth are called to the case. The bones belong to Levi Yoder, a member of the Amish community who disappeared two months ago, ...more

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A Man on Death Row is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Bones Episodes
A Man on Death Row Bones Season 1 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.

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Boy in the Time Capsule is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Bones Episodes
Boy in the Time Capsule Bones Season 3 On the 20th anniversary, the Foothill High School, class of '87 alumni unearth the time capsule they buried to discover the remains of one of their classmates inside. Booth and Bones investigate ...more

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The Girl in the Fridge is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Bones Episodes
The Girl in the Fridge Bones Season 1 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.

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The Memories in the Shallow Gr... is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Bones Episodes
The Memories in the Shallow Grave Bones - Season 7 The body of a woman found buried under a paintball field yields more questions than answers as the investigation into her death reveals even she didn't know who she was. On the domestic side, ...more