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The Best Bones Episodes  

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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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Wannabe in the Weeds is listed (or ranked) 26 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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Mummy in the Maze is listed (or ranked) 27 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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Stargazer in a Puddle is listed (or ranked) 28 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) 29 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) 30 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) 31 on the list The Best Bones Episodes
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 Graft in the Girl is listed (or ranked) 32 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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The Skull in the Desert is listed (or ranked) 33 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) 34 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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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 Killer in the Crosshairs is listed (or ranked) 36 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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The Critic in the Cabernet is listed (or ranked) 37 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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Double Trouble in the Panhandl... is listed (or ranked) 38 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 Widow's Son in the Windshi... is listed (or ranked) 39 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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The Knight on the Grid is listed (or ranked) 40 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 Goop on the Girl is listed (or ranked) 41 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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A Man on Death Row is listed (or ranked) 42 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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The Girl in the Fridge is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Bones Episodes
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 Witch in the Wardrobe is listed (or ranked) 44 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) 45 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 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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The Dwarf in the Dirt is listed (or ranked) 47 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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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 Twist in the Twister is listed (or ranked) 49 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 Soldier on the Grave is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Bones Episodes
The Soldier on the Grave Bones Season 1
Brennan and Booth investigate an apparent suicide in Arlington National Cemetery, but soon discover it is a murder linked to a military cover-up.