When Booth's son finds a severed finger in a bird's nest, the trail leads to a veterinarian involved with an illegal dog-fighting ring.
When a partially decomposed body is found in an outhouse and identified as the host of a popular reality television show, "Busted by Bill," which catches infidelity in the act, Brennan and Booth must identify the killer from of a large pool of suspects, including many who were humiliated on the victim's show. As the team searches for key forensic evidence with the help of Brennan's overachieving grad student, Sweets and Bones watch episodes of "Busted by Bill" to search for suspects who fit a revenge killer's profile. Meanwhile, Booth tries to understand Brennan's romantic life when he learns she is juggling two relationships.
When a reality-TV show host is found dead in an outhouse, Brennan and Booth have a large pool of suspects, many of whom were humiliated on the show.
Pritchard asks Booth and Brennan to help investigate another murder, this one hitting closer to home. And Cam makes an impulsive decision.
From executive producers Hart Hanson, Barry Josephson and Stephen Nathan comes the fourth exciting season of BONES, a darkly amusing procedural with humor, heart and character, inspired by real-life forensic anthropologist and novelist Kathy Reichs. Dr. Temperance Brennan is a highly skilled forensic anthropologist who works at the Jeffersonian Institute in Washington, DC, and writes novels as a sideline. When the standard methods of identifying a body are useless-when the remains are so badly decomposed, burned or destroyed that CSI gives up-law enforcement calls in Brennan for her uncanny ability to read clues left behind in the victim's bones. Most law enforcement can't handle Brennan's intelligence, her drive for the truth, or the way she flings herself headlong into every investigation. Special Agent Seeley Booth of the FBI's Homicide Investigations Unit is the exception. A former Army sniper, Booth mistrusts science and scientists-the "squints," as he calls them--who pore over the physical evidence of a crime. But even he cannot deny that the combination of his people-smarts and Brennan's scientific acumen makes them a formidable team.
The Gormogon serial killer has struck again, and when the silver skeleton disappears from the vault, every Jeffersonian employee becomes a suspect.
When an aspiring singer is murdered, his fans and foes are investigated -- particularly one obsessed woman who redirects her affections toward Booth.
Max's trial begins, and Brennan's colleagues are called as witnesses for the prosecution. As an advisor for the defense, can Brennan exonerate Max?
Brennan takes care of a baby whose mother has been murdered. But Brennan's maternal skills are called into question when the infant swallows evidence.
When a star college basketball player is murdered, there are several suspects... more than one of whom may be guilty of the killing.
A motorcycle racer's skeleton is found in a hot spring, but just as the team thinks they've solved the case, another bike crash deepens the mystery.
A murdered mall Santa appears to have really been Kris Kringle, but his secrets are uncovered. Elsewhere, Booth and Brennan deal with family issues.
The Widow's Son serial killer strikes again -- a bit too close to home. Meanwhile, Brennan is reunited with her brother.
When the body of a long-missing computer geek turns up in a 1987 time capsule, the victim's peers become the focus of the investigation.
The remains of a Jeffersonian intern -- the daughter of a respected scientist -- are found in the incinerator. Is it the work of a serial killer?
Booth and Brennan investigate the mummified remains of two teenagers found at an amusement park. Later, the team attends an annual Halloween ball.