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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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The Hole in the Heart is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Bones Episodes
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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Aliens in a Spaceship is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Bones Episodes
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 Parts in the Sum of the Wh... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Bones Episodes
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
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
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 Woman in Limbo is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Bones Episodes
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 Proof in the Pudding is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Bones Episodes
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 Hero In the Hold is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Bones Episodes
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) 9 on the list The Best Bones Episodes
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 Man in the Fallout Shelter is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Bones Episodes
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) 11 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 Change in the Game is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Bones Episodes
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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Pilot is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Bones Episodes
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 Man in the Morgue is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Bones Episodes
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) 15 on the list The Best Bones Episodes
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 Crack in the Code is listed (or ranked) 16 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 End in the Beginning is listed (or ranked) 17 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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The Bullet in the Brain is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Bones Episodes
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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Double Death of the Dearly Dep... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Bones Episodes
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 Signs in the Silence is listed (or ranked) 20 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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The Prisoner in the Pipe is listed (or ranked) 21 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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Judas on a Pole is listed (or ranked) 22 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 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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The Past in the Present is listed (or ranked) 24 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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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