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Season 1
September 13, 2005 - May 17, 2006
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DVD release  
Region 1: November 28, 2006
Region 2: October 30, 2006
Region 4: January 11, 2007
Season 12 Season 2

The first season of the FOX TV series Bones premiered on September 13, 2005 and concluded on May 17, 2006.


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  Pilot September 13, 2005 101
Written By: Hart Hanson
Directed By: Greg Yaitanes
After returning to Washington, D.C., renowned forensic anthropologist Dr. Temperance Brennan is called in by FBI Special Agent Seeley Booth to aid an FBI investigation involving a set of bones found hidden in a lake.
  The Man in the S.U.V. September 20, 2005 102
Written By: Stephen Nathan
Directed By: Allan Kroeker
An SUV explodes outside a cafe, killing several civilians. When Dr. Brennan confirms the identity of the deceased driver to be the leader of the Arab-American Friendship League, the authorities suspect the man to be a terrorist. Through examining the human remains of the driver, Brennan and her team are able to help Agent Booth to find the killer and stop a potential terrorist act involving the President.
  A Boy in the Tree September 27, 2005 103
Written By: Hart Hanson
Directed By: Patrick Norris
A boy is found hanging from a tree at an exclusive private school, apparently having committed suicide. Things quickly become more complicated when the school attempts a cover-up.
  The Man in the Bear November 1, 2005 104
Written By: Laura Wolner
Directed By: Allan Kroeker
Dr. Brennan reluctantly joins Agent Booth to travel to Washington State, where a human arm was found inside the stomach of a bear. As Brennan identifies the man, she discovers that he might have been a victim of a cannibal.
  A Boy in a Bush November 8, 2005 105
Written By: Steve Blackman & Greg Ball
Directed By: Jesús Salvador Treviño
A six-year-boy's remains is found near a shopping mall and when he is confirmed by Dr. Brennan to be the same boy who went missing from a local park, Booth and Brennan's team work together to find his murderer.
  The Man in the Wall November 15, 2005 106
Written By: Elizabeth Benjamin
Directed By: Tawnia McKiernan
During a fight at a dance club, a wall breaks open to reveal a mummified corpse and a stash of methamphetamine. When Brennan and her team identifies the deceased to be a former DJ of the dance club, Booth and Brennan investigate a rival DJ and the owner of the dance club.
  A Man on Death Row November 22, 2005 107
Written By: Noah Hawley
Directed By: David Jones
Howard Epps, a death row inmate, has less than two days left before his execution. When his attorney asks for Booth's help to prove his innocence, Booth agrees to look over the case and asks Brennan and her team to help him, even though he is convinced of Epps' guilt.
  The Girl in the Fridge November 29, 2005 108
Written By: Dana Coen
Directed By: Sanford Bookstaver
Brennan's former professor and ex-lover, Michael, comes to Washington, D.C. and the two quickly resume their relationship. After Brennan and her team help Booth identify a young woman found in a refrigerator, they proceed to find out who had killed the woman. As Brennan works to gather evidence for the prosecution, she discovers that Michael has been appointed as an expert witness for the defence.
  The Man in the Fallout Shelter December 13, 2005 109
Written By: Hart Hanson
Directed By: Greg Yaitanes
Two days before Christmas, Booth brings in the body of a man found in a fallout shelter. While Brennan is eager to examine the body, her colleagues want to go to the company's Christmas party. When Zack cuts into the bones of the man, he accidentally releases a deadly fungus that causes the team, including Booth and Dr. Goodman, to be quarantined over Christmas.
  The Woman at the Airport January 25, 2006 110
Written By: Teresa Lin
Directed By: Greg Yaitanes
Brennan and Booth investigate the body parts of a woman found in different locations by Los Angeles International Airport. However, Brennan and her team have trouble identifying the victim when they discover that she had extensive cosmetic surgery done, which altered the core architecture of her skull.
  The Woman in the Car February 1, 2006 111
Written By: Noah Hawley
Directed By: Dwight Little
An agent from the state department is sent to perform a security review on Brennan and her team. Meanwhile, the burnt body of a woman is found in a car with signs that her child was kidnapped, leading Booth and Brennan to suspect the father, Carl Decker. Their investigation is complicated when Decker turns out to be in the witness protection program.
  The Superhero in the Alley February 8, 2006 112
Written By: Elizabeth Benjamin
Directed By: James Whitmore Jr.
A decomposed corpse in a superhero outfit is found in an alley. Booth and Brennan discover that the victim was a fan of comic books and had engaged in role playing with his friends, but his attempt at being a hero had deadly consequences.
  The Woman in the Garden February 15, 2006 113
Written By: Laura Wolner
Directed By: Sanford Bookstaver
Brennan joins Booth in his investigation regarding a dug-up corpse found in the back of a gang member's car. When Brennan and her team examine the original burial site of the corpse, they find another empty grave, leading Booth to believe that there was a double homicide.
  The Man on the Fairway March 8, 2006 114
Written By: Steve Blackman
Directed By: Tony Wharmby
Brennan and Zack investigate a small jet crash that was carrying some Chinese diplomats and an unidentified female guest. At the crash site, Brennan finds some bone fragments that do not belong to any of the passengers, but might belong to a man who has been missing for five years.
  Two Bodies in the Lab March 15, 2006 115
Written By: Stephen Nathan
Directed By: Allan Kroeker
Two cases are brought to the Jeffersonian Institute; one concerning the human remains of whom the FBI thinks is mob boss James Cuguni, while the other concerns a possible murder victim of serial killer Kevin Hollings. When Brennan narrowly misses being the target of a shooting while waiting for a date, it becomes probable that the shooter is connected to one of these cases.
  The Woman in the Tunnel March 22, 2006 116
Written By: Greg Ball & Steve Blackman
Directed By: Joe Napolitano
The body of a documentary film-maker is found at the bottom of a tunnel shaft beneath Washington, D.C. Brennan and Booth are introduced to an underground society, whose leader thinks he might be responsible for the victim's death.
  The Skull in the Desert March 29, 2006 117
Written By: Jeff Rake
Directed By: Donna Deitch
When Angela finds a skull in the desert on her vacation, she asks Brennan for help identifying the skull as she fears that it may be her missing boyfriend's.
  The Man with the Bone April 5, 2006 118
Written By: Craig Silverstein
Directed By: Jesús Salvador Treviño
Booth brings Brennan to examine a 300-year-old finger bone that was found with a corpse in a national park. When they discover that the bone may have belonged to a pirate, the team is led on a hunt for pirate treasure.
  The Man in the Morgue April 19, 2006 119
Written By: Noah Hawley & Elizabeth Benjamin
Directed By: James Whitmore Jr.
Brennan is on vacation in New Orleans identifying bodies of Hurricane Katrina victims. When she suddenly wakes up and realizes that she has lost her memory of the previous day, Booth flies down to help her. Soon, she becomes the prime suspect in a murder case.
  The Graft in the Girl April 26, 2006 120
Written By: Laura Wolner & Greg Ball
Directed By: Sanford Bookstaver
The team helps FBI Deputy Director Sam Cullen's daughter, Amy, when she contracts a rare form of lung cancer after receiving a bone graft. Booth and Brennan learn she is not the only victim with this rare form of cancer.
  The Soldier on the Grave May 10, 2006 121
Written By: Stephen Nathan
Directed By: Jonathan Pontell
A charred body found in a cemetery leads to the team investigating a possible cover-up involving a group of soldiers in the Iraq war.
  The Woman in Limbo May 17, 2006 122
Written By: Hart Hanson
Directed By: Jesús Salvador Treviño
Booth opens an investigation into the disappearance of Dr. Brennan's parents when her mother's remains are discovered. Brennan reunites with her brother, whom Booth brings to Washington, D.C. to help in the investigation.