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The Best Seasons of 'Bones'

Updated May 13, 2020 1.6k votes 435 voters 23.0k views12 items

List RulesVote up the best seasons of Bones.

All the seasons of Bones have been great, but which seasons really stand out? As it turns out forensic anthropology is a powerful aphrodisiac for Special Agent Seeley Booth and Dr. Temperance “Bones” Brennan. Some of the most memorable episodes of Bones come from different seasons, so picking the top season isn't easy. To determine once and for all what the best seasons of Bones are, let's rank every Bones season from best to worst.

Bones is an American crime procedural comedy-drama series – created by Hart Hanson – that follows investigators as they use clues found in human remains to solve crimes. Bones premiered on Fox on September 13, 2005, and aired 12 seasons before concluding on March 28, 2017. The talented cast included Emily Deschanel and David Boreanaz in the lead roles. You might even get a kick out of these other shows like Bones!

Vote up your favorite seasons of Bones, and vote down any bad seasons that you really didn't enjoy, despite how much you loved any individual episodes. It can be painful to put one Bones season over the other when there are so many good ones, which is why you can vote on however many seasons you like.

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    Bones - Season 3

    The third season of Bones premiered on September 25, 2007, and contains 15 episodes. This season finds Brennan and Booth investigating the serial killer, Gormogon.

    This season features several unforgettable episodes including: "Soccer Mom in the Mini-Van," "The Man in the Mud," and "The Pain in the Heart."

    Memorable moments:

    • Booth and Brennan investigate the death of Kristopher Kringle.
    • Booth hosts his own funeral.
    • There is an explosion in the lab.
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    Bones - Season 2

    The second season of Bones premiered on August 30, 2006, and contains 21 episodes. This season finds Brennan and Booth re-encountering the serial killer Howard Epps.

    This season features several unforgettable episodes including: "The Titan on the Tracks," "Spaceman in a Crater," and "Stargazer in a Puddle."

    Memorable moments:

    • Booth visits a psychiatrist.
    • Epps escapes from death row.
    • Angela and Hodgins almost get married.
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    Bones - Season 6

    The sixth season of Bones premiered on September 23, 2010, and contains 23 episodes. This season finds the series introducing its spin-off series, The Finder.

    This season features several unforgettable episodes including: "The Couple in the Cave," "The Sin in the Sisterhood," and "The Change in the Game."

    Memorable moments:

    • Brennan spends the night at Booth's place.
    • Vincent Nigel Murray is killed.
    • Brennan tells Booth that she's pregnant with his baby.
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    Bones - Season 5

    The fifth season of Bones premiered on September 17, 2009, and contains 22 episodes. This season finds Booth confessing his feelings for Brennan.

    This season features several unforgettable episodes including: "The Plain in the Prodigy," "The X in the File," and "The Boy with the Answer."

    Memorable moments:

    • Angela and Hodgins get married.
    • The Gravedigger is convicted.
    • Booth and Brennan share a flashback kiss.
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