Episode 1: Pilot
Air Date: Sep 13, 2005
Special Agent Seeley Booth requests the help of Dr. Temperance Brennan, a top forensic anthropologist, to help provide information when skeletal remains are found in the bottom of a lake. With help from her team of specialists, Brennan determines the body is that of an aide to a Washington congressman. As Brennan provides Booth a series of clues, she wants in on the case. Though skeptical at first, Booth agrees to a partnership. However, Brennan may be in over her head as she leaves the lab and goes out into the field.
Episode 2: The Man In The S.u.v.
Air Date: Sep 20, 2005
A car bomb leaves the driver and cafe patrons dead and injures several others. When it is discovered that the car belonged to a prominent Middle Eastern man with ties to the government, Booth has Dr. Brennan help him in the identification of the driver. The clues that Brennan and her team uncover lead them in a shocking twist -- they must track down a terrorist before they strike again.
Episode 3: The Boy In The Tree
Air Date: Sep 27, 2005
When the corpse of the Venezuelan Ambassador's son is found hanging from a tree on the campus of his exclusive private boarding school, Brennan and Booth are called to determine whether or not the cause of death was suicide. Clues lead Booth, Brennan, and Brennan's team down a twisted trial of sex and scandal involving the school's own staff members.
Episode 4: The Man In The Bear
Air Date: Nov 1, 2005
After a human arm is found inside a black bear, Brennan and Booth are sent to Washington state to investigate the death. Their investigation in the small town leads them to suspect a ritualistic cannibal killed the victim.
Episode 5: A Boy In A Bush
Air Date: Nov 8, 2005
Despite being busy working on her latest novel, Brennan helps Booth identify the remains of a 6-year-old who was found dead after going missing from a local park. Brennan's investigation determines that Charlie was sexually abused before his murder, leading Booth to believe they are on the hunt for a pedophile.
Episode 6: The Man In The Wall
Air Date: Nov 15, 2005
When Brennan and Angela are caught in the middle of a fight at a dance club, Brennan kicks someone into a wall, exposing a mummified corpse and a large stash of methamphetamine hidden behind the wall. Together, Brennan and Booth are led down a trail of drugs, money and a turf war within the Washington, D.C. club scene.
Episode 7: The Man On Death Row
Air Date: Nov 22, 2005
Howard Epps, a condemned man on death row, is scheduled for execution in 32 hours for the murder of a 17 year-old female. Epps' attorney goes to Booth, the man who arrested Epps, to reopen the case. Though Booth refuses to believe Epps is innocent, he does recall loose ends in the case and agrees to take another look at it before Epps is executed. When Booth asks Brennan for help, bone abnormalities lead Booth, Brennan and the team to race against the clock to find the real killer before it's too late.
Episode 8: The Girl In The Fridge
Air Date: Nov 29, 2005
Brennan's former professor and ex-boyfriend Dr. Michael Stires makes a surprise visit to the Jeffersonian while he is in town interviewing for a job. While Brennan and Dr. Stires are at dinner together, Booth makes a gruesome discovery -- the remains of a young woman decomposing in a refrigerator. As Booth and Brennan investigate the case, Brennan is called as an expert witness at the trial, but is shocked when the defense brings in a very familiar expert of their own.
Episode 9: The Man In The Fallout Shelter
Air Date: Dec 13, 2005
When construction workers find human remains in a 1950s fallout shelter, the skeleton is brought to the Jeffersonian for identification. As Zack cuts into the bone, deadly spores are released leading to the quarantine of the lab over Christmas. While everyone else tries to keep the holiday spirit up, Brennan focuses solely on solving the mystery of the man in the fallout shelter. As she works to bring closure to the unidentified man's family, being quarantined in the lab acts as a catalyst in bringing the entire team closer together.
Episode 10: The Woman At The Airport
Air Date: Jan 25, 2006
Booth and Brennan head to Los Angeles to identify a woman whose body parts were found near LAX. There, Agent Tricia Finn assists in the case and turns out to be a huge fan of Brennan's books.
Episode 11: The Woman In The Car
Air Date: Feb 1, 2006
A woman is found burned to death in a car and investigation by Brennan and Booth determine that her child was kidnapped. They suspect that the father of the child, Carl Decker, was the kidnapper and murderer, but things become complicated when they learn Decker is in Witness Protection. Decker assumes that his company, who he believes is sending faulty body armor to Iraq, killed his wife and kidnapped his child in order to keep him quiet.
Episode 12: The Superhero In The Alley
Air Date: Feb 8, 2006
Booth and Brennan investigate when a decomposing body is found in an alley with an unknown cause of death. While Brennan tries to determine whether or not the victim was murdered, she realizes she may have more in common with the victim than she thought.
Episode 13: The Woman In The Garden
Air Date: Feb 15, 2006
Booth and Brennan are called to the scene when an El Salvadoran gang member is found with a corpse of a woman in the trunk of his car. As he is questioned at the scene, a drive-by shooting gives him an opening to flee police custody. Booth and Brennan find where the woman was originally buried -- a soon-to-be-excavated community garden -- but find another empty grave nearby. Their investigation leads them to a wealthy senator's estate where the truth is hard to come by.
Episode 14: The Man On The Fairway
Air Date: Mar 8, 2006
Brennan and Zack investigate the crash site of a small jet carrying Chinese diplomats as well as a mystery female passenger. There, Brennan finds small bone fragments that didn't come from any of the jet crash victims but may be a link to a man who disappeared five years ago. Brennan and her team focus on solving the jet crash as well as whose bone fragments were found at the site.
Episode 15: Two Bodies In The Lab
Air Date: Mar 15, 2006
As Brennan is about to meet an online date for their first date, she barely escapes being the victim of a shooting. Booth arrives and the two set out to track down the shooter. However, matters are made worse when Booth, protecting Brennan, falls victim to a bomb that was rigged to Brennan's refrigerator. With Booth in the hospital, Brennan receives additional FBI protection, but that protection proves to not be enough.
Episode 16: The Woman In The Tunnel
Air Date: Mar 22, 2006
When the remains of a documentary filmmaker are found in an underground tunnel, Brennan and Booth must go below the city in a maze of tunnels that are home to many of D.C.'s homeless population. As the investigation continues, Booth and Brennan suspect a man living underground is the killer, but he provides them with valuable information that points them to another killer.
Episode 17: The Skull In The Desert
Air Date: Mar 29, 2006
While on vacation in the desert, Angela calls Brennan for help in identifying a skull who she fears belongs to her boyfriend, Kirk, who disappeared while on a photo shoot. When traces of peyote are found in the victim's hair, Booth believes the death is drug-related, but clues lead them in another direction -- a counterfeiting ring.
Episode 18: The Man With The Bone
Air Date: Apr 5, 2006
When a body is discovered holding a 300-year-old finger, Booth and Brennan are lead to a dive site near Assateague Island where pirate treasure may be hidden. Hodgins is able to leave the lab and participates a dive that locates more remains, some of which were stolen from the Jeffersonian's collection. However, when Hodgins volunteers for another dive, Booth and Brennan must race to save his life when they identify the killer.
Episode 19: The Man In The Morgue
Air Date: Apr 19, 2006
When Brennan wakes up in a New Orleans motel room covered with blood, beaten and her earring ripped out of her ear, she cannot remember who attacked her nor how she got to the hotel room. Booth quickly arrives to the scene and works to help her remember. Things are made more complicated when the local medical examiner is found murdered and the police pin Brennan as their prime suspect.
Episode 20: The Graft In The Girl
Air Date: Apr 26, 2006
Booth's boss, FBI Deputy Director Cullen, awaits news from doctors about his daughter, Amy, who has been diagnosed with a rare and deadly lug cancer. When Brennan hears about Amy, she finds it hard to believe a girl Amy's age has contracted the disease. Research reveals that Amy had a bone graft, leading Booth and Brennan to find the origin of the bone graft which helps to prove that Amy is the victim of a crime.
Episode 21: The Soldier On The Grave
Air Date: May 10, 2006
Booth and Brennan look into the apparent suicide of a protester in Arlington National Cemetery. But Brennan and her team determine that the cause of death is murder not suicide and that the victim is a veteran of the war in Iraq not a protester as originally assumed. Further clues point to a military cover-up and the investigation leads Booth to have to relive his own career as a military sniper.
Episode 22: The Woman In Limbo
Air Date: May 17, 2006
As Brennan works to identify the remains of a Jane Doe, she is shocked when she finds that the remains are that of her mother who went missing with her father 15 years ago. The unexpected news that her mother is dead hits Brennan hard, but leads Booth to open an investigation into the case for the first time. His investigation provides some shocking news -- Brennan's parents were living under assumed identities -- all of which forces Brennan to deal with a new reality.