Brennan gives a keynote speech at a convention for forensic scientists, who are all eager to help when the remains of a body are discovered in a stairwell, but the Jeffersonian team are stunned when Hodgins becomes a murder suspect. Meanwhile, Brennan has an encounter with a rival; and Wendell returns to work with an update on his health.moreless
After a mysterious illness strikes children from military families, Gibbs and the team investigate the cause. Meanwhile, Abby and Jimmy partner with the Naval Medical Research Center to determine the strain of illness, all in hopes of delivering a cure before the holidays. Also, Vance struggles with forgiveness as his estranged father-in-law makes a surprise visit to his home.moreless
The latest investigation for the detectives involves a bride who was murdered immediately preceding her nuptials. Angela, Frankie and Frost focus their attention on Jane's new neighbor.