Brennan and Booth go undercover at an Old West-theme shooting competition. Meanwhile, Angela and Hodgins discuss their future and what it holds for their family; and Cam gets to know Sebastian better.
Backstrom and the S.C.U. investigate when a participant in a performance-art festival is found dead, and the suspects are all creative artists involved with the event.
The S.C.U. investigates the death of a young female sex surrogate in Portland's Rose Garden. Meanwhile, Backstrom hears unsettling news about his mother.
Evidence in the investigation into a hit-and-run that left a wealthy woman dead points to vehicular homicide and uncovers a controversy involving her charitable work. Meanwhile, Backstrom's unhealthy habits disturb his doctor and his ex-fiancée.moreless
An oil-pipeline explosion in Backstrom's childhood hometown looks to be the work of ecoterrorists, and brings back his estranged father, Sheriff Blue Backstrom, to assist in the investigation. The father-son reunion reopens old wounds, and a late-night visit from Everett's former fiancée further complicates his personal life.moreless
The investigation into the murder of a Chinese fortune teller in Portland's Chinatown leads the unit to a laundry service that appears to be a front for illegal gambling activities.
The unit is under the gun and has only three days to rescue a teenage girl abducted by an online predator, and the case hits close to home for Backstrom, who is jarred by the girl's resemblance to a victim of an unsolved case that dogged him seven years ago. Meanwhile, Det. Sgt. John Almond's church stares down eviction after he missed the last three rent payments.moreless
Backstrom considers the murder of a drag queen and blogger, who's a prominent member of Portland's LGBT community, a hate crime, and the case takes a surprise turn when Backstrom's gay tenant becomes a suspect. Meanwhile, Backstrom is pulled before the Civilian Oversight Committee as the result of his shooting a suspect in a previous case. To complicate matters, his former fiancée is in charge of the group.moreless
The unit investigate when a youth pastor is murdered in the church, and there is suspicion the killing could be the work of a cult. Meanwhile, the Chief of Police recruits Backstrom's former fiancée to run a newly formed Civilian Oversight Committee tasked with investigating questionable conduct within the bureau.moreless
An arson investigator enlists the S.C.U.'s help after a firebug's latest crime gets escalated to attempted murder when it involves a family. Although evidence points to a local, Backstrom believes it may be someone who's the least likely suspect. Meanwhile, Valentine tries to help helps Niedermayer recover stolen evidence.moreless
Booth and Brennan's wedding is finally here, but a murder and family conspire to ruin the event. A body discovered while the wedding rehearsal takes place threatens to split Brennan's attention from the wedding, so Cam and Angela do their best to keep it from her until the case requires all of the team. Meanwhile, Max comes to town for the wedding, but the bag full of money he brings with him seems to indicate he has other duties than walking the bride down the aisle.moreless
While investigating a boy's murder, the team allows Avalon Harmonia access to the body after she claims the boy's soul hasn't passed on. Avalon's work causes the scientists to reexamine what they believe about life after death.moreless
A street artist who fell into his own glue while converting a billboard poses a challenge to the team when part of a dead comedian's body in his glue gets stuck on him. Booth goes undercover at a comedy club to identify suspects, and Angela is drawn to the artist.moreless
Brennan, intrigued by Phil Jackson's management style, pulls all her interns together as a team for a project worthy of the basketball coach's philosophy. She charges them with identifying remains that have been determined unidentifiable. For the team, however, it turns out that naming the bodies may be the easiest part of their task when one of them is from 9/11 and they must decide if he is a victim or perpetrator.moreless
The team investigates a man who should be dead from a bomb explosion, but whom they find living with his wife when they come to notify her of her loss. Meanwhile, Sweets breaks in a new partner from the FBI.moreless
Christopher Pelant's appeal of his verdict goes to trial, and Booth and Brennan do everything they can to keep him behind bars. But a new murder with ties to Pelant that the team hopes will put him permanently in prison takes a nasty twist that puts Brennan's freedom in jeopardy.moreless
The crew heads out to LA to work on a film called "Bone of Contention" which is based on Brennan's most recent book; when Brennan finds out that the film lacks authenticity she intervenes to bring it up to snuff; but when a prop body turns out to be an actual murder victim the team must stop working on the film and work the case instead; Booth is also offered a job.moreless
Another body is discovered in the woods. This time the investigation reveals the victim was part of a Hatfield-McCoy-type battle between two families. At home, Brennan's reluctance to accept her father's babysitting services means she must delve into her own family history to understand her feelings.moreless
When remains are discovered in the middle of the woods, the team is called in to determine the how and why this trucking company employee was murdered. Meanwhile, Hodgins has caught the shopping bug, and seems to think he has an unlimited budget, as he augments his lab with high-tech toys. At home, Booth copes with Parker's return from England and the realization he's no longer an "only."moreless
A blue corpse discovered at a landfill inspires squint Vaziri's creative side in a scientific way. His results send the team to investigate a hair salon and its inhabitants. Meanwhile, Booth plans something special for Brennan, who is unhappy with her post-partum physique.moreless
Special Agent Genny Shaw pitches in at the agency with Booth, while Brennan reduces her activities – sort of – on her first day back to work when the team is asked to solve the case of an extreme couponer who was dragged to her death by a big rig. Elsewhere, Cam is unhappy with Michelle's involvement with Finn.moreless
Booth is not happy when Brennan, in her advanced state of pregnancy, decides she is the only scientist who can solve the mystery of a prisoner's corpse found miles from the prison in the sewer system. Unfortunately, her determination to work as usual puts them in danger and results in a surprise arrival in a location only Brennan can appreciate.moreless
The team investigates what appears to be a murder scene at a national monument, but the only clue left is a coded message made of human blood that will be the beginning of a scavenger hunt for the solution, courtesy of a new, technologically-proficient foe. Elsewhere, Booth and Brennan look for a new home.moreless
The body of a "storm-chaser" found after a tornado leads the team to study weather patterns to try and solve the case. Elsewhere, a desperate Angela and Hodgins turn to her father for child-care assistance, and Brennan must cope with Booth's over-protectiveness.moreless
The dismembered body parts of a Ship 'n' Print employee are found at a dead letter office, prompting the team to go in and investigate. A love triangle involving the victim complicates things. Meanwhile, Booth's grandfather reveals some shocking news to Booth.moreless
When a toy company executive is found shrink-wrapped with one of their Prince Charmington Dolls, the company's CEO gives Booth and Sweets access to the company's prototype lab, and Brennan's concern over her fitness as a mother causes her to integrate the case into her life. Elsewhere, Daisy supports Sweets' defiance of Booth in going after a gun certification.moreless
A competitive eating champion's body is found shortly before the next major competition. Following a disagreement over the baby, Booth and Brennan attempt a little role-playing. Back at the lab, Brennan's new assistant seems a mismatch, despite his genius.moreless
The body of a woman found buried under a paintball field yields more questions than answers as the investigation into her death reveals even she didn't know who she was. On the domestic side, Booth and Brennan adjust to sharing space with each other … and her growing stomach.moreless