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Season 8
September 17, 2012 - April 29, 2013
Season 8 is set to be released on Blu-Ray and DVD Fall 2013  

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DVD release  
Region 2: September 30, 2013
Season 7 Season 9

The eighth season of Bones premiered on September 17, 2012 on the FOX. The season concluded on April 29, 2013.

Main cast[]

Recurring cast[]

Interns[]

Season Overview[]

Season 8 has 24 episodes. There were 20 ordered, but then the 4 episodes they filmed for Season 7 and never aired will show in the new season. These bonus episodes are called "The Gunk in the Garage", "The Patriot in the Purgatory", "The But in the Joke", and "The Ghost in the Machine".

Main plots[]

  • Pelant returns to toy with the Jeffersonian and FBI.
  • Bones returns home.
  • Sweets' and Daisy's relationship changes dramatically.
  • Sweets moves in somewhere interesting...
  • A new intern..
  • An engagement turned bad...

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Episode Guide[]

  The Future in the Past September 17, 2012 801
Bones
Written By: Hart Hanson & Stephen Nathan
Directed By: Ian Toynton
The body of a high school guidance counselor may be Brennan's ticket home, but first the team must determine if Christopher Pelant is still controlling events behind-the-scenes. Meanwhile, Brennan and her father manage to elude the feds, and the FBI puts the Jeffersonian under the microscope.
  The Partners in the Divorce September 24, 2012 802
Bones
Written By: Michael Peterson
Directed By: Allison Liddi-Brown
Booth and Brennan investigate the murder of a famous divorce attorney who was in the midst of his own divorce. Unfortunately, the interviews highlight their own relationship struggles after three months apart.
  The Gunk in the Garage October 1, 2012 803
Bones
Written By: Jonathan Collier
Directed By: Kate Woods
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.
  The Tiger in the Tale October 8, 2012 804
Bones
Written By: Dean Lopata
Directed By: Dwight Little
The investigation into the mauled body of a day laborer at an animal expo leads the team to an animal trafficking operation, the operator of which is also the owner of the expo. Elsewhere, Brennan looks at a political career, while Sweets and Daisy face a major change in their relationship.
  The Method in the Madness November 5, 2012 805
Bones
Written By: Keith Foglesong
Directed By: Kate Woods
The Jeffersonian team investigates the death of a woman whose body was found mutilated and discarded in a city garbage can. Meanwhile, Booth invites Sweets to stay with him and Brennan while he searches for a new apartment.
  The Patriot in Purgatory November 12, 2012 806
Bones
Written By: Stephen Nathan
Directed By: Francois Velle
While investigating the remains of bodies that have been deemed unidentifiable, five “squinterns” uncover the identity of a man who died as a result of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, propelling the Jeffersonian team to determine if he was a perpetrator or a victim.
  The Bod in the Pod November 19, 2012 807
Bones
Written By: Pat Charles
Directed By: Tim Southam
When a crime scene cleanup expert’s remains are found mysteriously sealed in an impenetrable pod that washed up on the beach, the team tackles one of their most challenging investigations. Meanwhile, Angela and Hodgins learn of a secret romance in which Cam is involved.
  The But in the Joke November 26, 2012 808
Bones
Written By: Keith Foglesong
Directed By: Ian Toynton
A street artist who is plastering his work on a billboard falls into his glue—and onto a corpse—so the team try to get him unstuck from the remains as they also work to identify the body. Meanwhile, Booth takes a stab at stand-up comedy at a club's open-mike night to look for suspects; and Angela finds herself attracted to the street artist.
  The Ghost in the Machine December 3, 2012 809
Bones
Written By: Hart Hanson
Directed By: Milan Cheylov
Brennan and Booth investigate the remains of a young boy found in an abandoned greenhouse. But when it seems the boy's soul remains alive, Avalon Harmonia returns and attempts to help the deceased boy cross over. Meanwhile, the team start to question his/her beliefs about life after death.
  The Diamond in the Rough January 14, 2013 810
Bones
Written By: Nkechi Okoro Carroll
Directed By: Alex Chapple
An apparently diamond-encrusted corpse is found, a ballroom dancer, and she died just before a major competition on the TV show “Dance to the Top”. Booth and Brennan go undercover as a dance team and audition for the show. Meanwhile, Hodgins and Wendell desperately try to find a way to clean up the victim’s crystal-encrusted bones. Angela realizes that she’s let her dream of being an artist slip away while working at the Jeffersonian, and starts to re-evaluate her life.
  The Archeologist in the Cocoon January 14, 2013 811
Bones
Written By: Sanford Golden & Karen Wyscarver
Directed By: Jeannot Szwarc
A cocooned skeleton is found in a tree. The victim is identified as James Sutton, famed adventurer and archaeologist, who made a genuinely significant discovery – human bones, thousands of years old. Brennan and Dr. Edison fight over custody of the ancient bones… which are not only a scientific curiosity, but also pose a millennia-old murder mystery.

Meanwhile, Brennan is frustrated that baby Christine isn’t interested in peek-a-boo, which leads Booth and Sweets to worry that Brennan is being overcompetitive and may place too much pressure on Christine as she grows up.

  The Corpse on the Canopy January 21, 2013 812
Bones
Written By: Jonathan Collier
Directed By: Rob Hardy
After Hodgins and Angela were drugged and woke up to a bloody corpse hanging in the canopy of their bed and flower petals around their son Michael’s crib, they are forced to believe that Pelant is back for revenge against Hodgins. Although Hodgins wants to go after Pelant directly, Booth knows it’s best to work within the system and not go against protocol. As the Jeffersonian team investigates the corpse, they discover the victim was a Special Forces agent working for the world’s biggest supplier of mercenaries, and Angela and Hodgins decide to start an investigation without the rest of the Jeffersonian team for the sake of their family.
  The Twist in the Plot January 28, 2013 813
Bones
Written By: Kim Clements
Directed By: Milan Cheylov
The Jeffersonian team investigates the remains of two bodies that were found at the same burial plot: one of a female cancer patient; the other, the cancer patient’s “doula,” who was guiding her through her grieving process with the illness. Meanwhile, with a spotlight on the case, Brennan and Booth start discussing their individual choices for after-death arrangements. Also, Daisy Wick returns for her first case after her break-up with Sweets.
  The Doll in the Derby February 4 , 2013 814
Bones
Written By: Michael Peterson
Directed By: Tawnia McKiernan
Brennan and Booth investigate the death of a female roller derby skater whose body was dismembered. In order to get more answers, they enlist Angela to go undercover as a derby skater. Meanwhile, Cam tries to uncover the details behind Booth’s secretive hospital appointments.
  The Shot in the Dark February 11 , 2013 815
Bones
Written By: Dave Thomas
Directed By: Francois Velle
When Brennan is shot by an intruder at the Jeffersonian, the team rushes to solve the case... while a flatlining Brennan finds herself speaking with her late mother.
  The Friend in Need February 18 , 2013 816
Bones
Written By: Dean Lopata
Directed By: Jeffrey Walker
The Jeffersonian team investigates the remains of a 15-year-old boy. Although his mother and a few close friends saw him as intelligent with poor social skills, the team discovers that this seemingly innocent boy was actually involved in illegal activity and had attended a high school party two weeks prior where drugs were present.
  The Fact in the Fiction February 25, 2013 817
Bones
Written By: Keith Foglesong
Directed By: Dwight Little
When extremely educated new intern Dr. Oliver Wells starts working at the Jeffersonian, his enthusiastic personality and eccentric but undeniable observations get under Brennan’s skin and cause her to try to be more open-minded about scientific questions. But Booth worries she may have gone too far when she accepts the possibility of time travel as a factor in a murder investigation.
  The Survivor in the Soap March 4, 2013 818
Bones
Written By: Nkechi Okoro Carroll
Directed By: Tim Southam
The team investigates the death of Symchay Conteh, a young man whose remains were found in a barrel at a hazardous waste disposal facility. Meanwhile, as the team gets deeper into the investigation, Cam and Arastoo find it even more difficult to keep their relationship a secret and Brennan and Booth try to decide where to go on vacation.
  The Doom in the Gloom March 18, 2013 819
Bones
Written By: Sanford Golden & Karen Wyscarver
Directed By: Kate Woods
The death of a former female Marine sergeant whose remains are found charred due to an explosion leads Booth and Sweets to a group of doomsday preppers, of which the victim Deanna was a member. Meanwhile, Sweets finally finds an apartment and moves out of Booth and Brennan's home.
  The Blood from the Stones March 25, 2013 820
Bones
Written By: Pat Charles
Directed By: Francois Velle
An undercover cop is found murdered with a bag of diamonds hidden inside his body. The cop had been investigating ATM robberies, and the Jeffersonian team investigates to determine whether the ATM robbers also murdered the undercover officer. Meanwhile, the Jeffersonian is the subject of a documentary by Andrew Jursic, to help raise money. While filming, Brennan worries she does not have a likable personality and Jursic shows an interest in Caroline Julian.
  The Maiden in the Mushrooms April 1, 2013 821
Bones
Written By: Lyla Oliver
Directed By: Jeannot Szwarc
A body is found by treasure hunters under a patch of soil coated with mushrooms, the body is later discovered to be a woman who was a TV producer for a reality court show called Judge Trudy. Meanwhile, Brennan is concerned when she finds out her daughter Christine has bitten another child at daycare and Brennan is determined to find proof that a false assumption was made. Also, when Hodgins eats the last remnants of Finn's late grandmother's special hot sauce, he tries to chemically recreate the sauce.
  The Party in the Pants April 15, 2013 822
Bones
Written By: Michael Peterson & Keith Foglesong
Directed By: Reggie Hudlin
A stockbroker moonlighting as a stripper is found at a construction site. This leads to many awkward conversations around the lab and Bones' surprising (and blunt) opinions about "exotic dancers". Meanwhile, Booth's mom Marianne shows up after 24 years to invite him to her wedding.
  The Pathos in the Pathogens April 22, 2013 823
Bones
Written By: Kim Clements
Directed By: Chad Lowe
An ordinary murder case escalates into possible bioterrorism when the CDC brings in a body discovered at a biohazard disposal facility is found to have been infected with an unknown and potentially lethal virus. When Arastoo accidentally comes into contact with the remains, the team find themselves in unfamiliar territory as they work around the clock to identify the virus and solve the murder to prevent an outbreak. After Arastoo is saved and the killer identified, Brennan surprises Booth under a gazebo.
  The Secret in the Siege April 29, 2013 824
Bones
Written By: Stephen Nathan & Jonathan Collier
Directed By: David Boreanaz
Pelant returns, and Brennan begins to re-evaluate her relationship with Booth when evidence emerges that he could be Pelant's latest target after a series of murders are revealed to be connected to FBI agents with ties to Booth. A threatening phone call from Pelant causes Booth to withdraw accepting Brennan's marriage proposal, and he fears telling her the truth will endanger her and Christine.
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