Dr. Temperance “Bones” Brennan and FBI Special Agent Seeley Booth are back in Bones: The Complete Eighth Season. There are more thrills to unearth this season with 24 new killer episodes. Framed for murder at the end of Season 7, Bones finally reunites with Booth and the Jeffersonian squints after being cleared of wrongdoing. Facing their most challenging cases yet, they solve the mystery of a roller derby darling’s demise, uncover a previously unrecognized 9/11 hero and even stop a pandemic. Meanwhile, madman Christopher Pelant continues his murderous rampage – inching closer to Bones and Booth daily. As the couple continue to balance work and parenthood -- especially their unique relationship, they are in for a shock when Booth’s mother shows up after a 24-year absence and Booth learns some surprising news about his fellow FBI agents.
Special features include a gag reel, deleted scenes, commentary on “The Future in the Past” episode and two featurettes: “Dying to Know: Bones Answers Your Questions!” and “Bare Bones: Total Fandom-onium.”
Bones: Season 9 airs on FOX on Mondays at 8/7c.
- “The Future in the Past” - Having been accused of murder, Brennan is on the run from the FBI, with help from her father Max. Booth and the Jeffersonian team are convinced evil tech genius Christopher Pelant has manipulated key evidence in the case to pinpoint Brennan as the prime suspect. Then, an anonymous tip leads the team to the remains of a high school guidance counselor that may hold the key to proving Brennan's innocence.
- “The Partners in the Divorce” - The Jeffersonian team investigates the murder of a high-powered divorce lawyer with a lot of enemies. The plot thickens when the team discovers that the attorney's wife and assistant have been hiding crucial evidence which could help solve the case. Meanwhile, Brennan tries to adjust to life after being on the run, and tensions start to rise between her and Booth as the impact of their three-month separation begins to take its toll.
- “The Gunk in the Garage” - After an explosion occurs in a hotel garage, the Jeffersonian team must research the remains found at the crime scene in order to match them to the victim. The investigation only gets trickier when they discover that the man whom they thought was dead is actually alive. Meanwhile, Booth has to take on a desk assignment to get the department's budget approved in order to land a promotion, so Sweets is given a temporary partner, FBI Special Agent Olivia Sparling.
- “The Tiger in the Tale” - The Jeffersonian team investigates the death of Jared Drew, an animal expo employee, and in the course of their investigation into his death, they enter the world of illegal animal trafficking. Meanwhile, Brennan thinks she would make an excellent presidential candidate, and Sweets and Daisy take on a big change in their relationship.
- “The Method in the Madness” - 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 Brennan and him while Sweets searches for a new apartment.
- “The Patriot in Purgatory” - When Brennan becomes fascinated with basketball and the underlying concepts behind Phil Jackson's philosophy of "teamwork," she calls upon five of her best "squinterns" to complete the task of identifying remains that have been deemed unidentifiable. During their investigation, the squints uncover the identity of a man who died as a result of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, which propels the team to determine if he was a perpetrator or a victim.
- “The Bod in the Pod” - The Jeffersonian team investigates the death of a crime scene cleanup expert whose remains are found mysteriously sealed in an impenetrable pod that washed up on the beach. Meanwhile, Angela and Hodgins learn that Cam is involved in a secret romance.
- “The But in the Joke” - A street artist, who is covertly plastering his art on a billboard, falls and lands directly into his own glue - and into human remains. So the team must not only figure out the identity of the remains, but must also find a strategic way to remove the part of the corpse that is still glued to the street artist. Meanwhile, Booth tries his hand at a comedy club's "open mic" night in order to seek out potential suspects and Angela's love of art leads her to become attracted to the street artist.
- “The Ghost in the Machine” - The Jeffersonian team investigates the death of a young boy whose soul remains very much alive. When psychic Avalon Harmonia attempts to help the deceased's spirit cross over, each member of the team begins to question his or her own beliefs about life after death.
- “The Diamond in the Rough” - The Jeffersonian team investigates the death of a professional ballroom dancer who was murdered three days before her audition on a popular dancing competition show. In order to solve the case, Brennan and Booth go undercover as dance competitors to see if they can find potential suspects.
- “The Archaeologist in the Cocoon” - The team investigates the murder of a well-known archeologist with a questionable reputation, who came upon a career-defining discovery right before his death.
- “The Corpse in the Canopy” - 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. Meanwhile, 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” - 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” - Brennan and Booth investigate the death of a female roller derby skater whose body was dismembered. In order to get more answers, they enlist Angie 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” - When Brennan is shot while working late at the Jeffersonian lab, she is rushed to the hospital in critical condition. While at the hospital, she struggles with visions of her mother that defy her usual logic. Meanwhile all evidence suggests that Brennan's attacker may be linked to the Jeffersonian.
- “The Friend in Need” - The Jeffersonian team investigates the remains of a 15-year-old boy. Although his mother and 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 investigation takes an ugly turn when an underage girl confesses to being raped and the deceased boy's reputation is compromised. Meanwhile, with the case's spotlight on deception, intern Finn Abernathy contemplates telling Cam that her daughter Michelle is in town visiting for the weekend.
- “The Fact in the Fiction” - When extremely educated new intern Dr. Oliver Wells starts working at the Jeffersonian, his quick-learning, enthusiastic personality challenges Brennan as he gets under her skin with his eccentric but undeniable observations, causing her to try to be more open-minded about many scientific questions. Meanwhile, 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” - The Jeffersonian team investigates the death of Symchay Conteh, a young man whose remains were found in a barrel at a hazardous waste disposal facility. They discover that the victim was an immigrant from Sierra Leone working numerous part-time jobs in order to make ends meet 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 on a vacation destination.
- “The Doom in the Gloom” - When the Jeffersonian team investigates the death of a former Marine sergeant whose remains were found burned to a crisp, they discover that she was discharged after a fist fight with another Marine. When Booth and Sweets go to question the other Marine involved in the altercation, they learn that Deanna was obsessed with the idea of the apocalypse, which leads the team to a following of doomsday preppers who become key suspects in her death. Meanwhile, Sweets thinks he has landed his dream apartment but Brennan and Booth are not convinced that he will actually move out.
- “The Blood from the Stones” - An undercover police officer, who was investigating a string of ATM robberies, turns up dead in a van with a bag of diamonds found inside his mutilated body. So the Jeffersonian team must figure out whether or not the ATM robbers are also murderers, or if the cop was crooked. Meanwhile, Brennan is the subject of a documentary commissioned to raise funds for the Jeffersonian, and she struggles to be likeable on camera.
- “The Maiden in the Mushrooms” - The Jeffersonian team investigates the murder of a TV producer. Meanwhile, Brennan has trouble accepting the fact that Christine might be an "average" child, when her daughter gets accused of biting another classmate. Then, Hodgins uses all of his tools at the Jeffersonian to chemically recreate Finn's special hot sauce.
- “The Party in the Pants” - The Jeffersonian team investigates the murder of Jack Spindler, a successful employee at a brokerage firm by day, but a stripper by night. When the team learns how Spindler's moonlighting affected his personal life, they start to question the people closest to him, including his stripper friend, Storm. Meanwhile, Booth's mother shows up after a 24-year absence in his life and makes a special request of him.
- “The Pathos in the Pathogens” - The Jeffersonian team rushes to prevent a viral outbreak while investigating the murder of journalist Mia Garrett after her infected body is found at a biohazard facility. When the mutated virus that killed Mia infects Jeffersonian intern Arastoo Vaziri, their only chance of saving him is by solving the murder. Tension and passion build as the team races against the clock to find the killer - and the cure.
- “The Secret in the Siege” - When evil tech genius Christopher Pelant returns to toy with the Jeffersonian team in their newest investigation, they discover that the string of murders that have been occurring are tied to FBI agents close to Booth. Meanwhile, as the investigation unfolds, Sweets realizes that the evidence seems all too familiar to him and Brennan starts evaluating her relationship with Booth when signs begin to point to him as a potential target of Pelant's.
- Emily Deschanel as Dr. Temperance "Bones" Brennan
- David Boreanaz as FBI Special Agent Seeley Booth
- Michaela Conlin as Angela Montenegro
- T. J. Thyne as Dr. Jack Hodgins
- Tamara Taylor as Dr. Camille Saroyan
- John Francis Daley as Dr. Lance Sweets
- Patricia Belcher as Caroline Julian
- Andrew Leeds as Christopher Pelant
- Reed Diamond as Hayes Flynn
- Ryan O'Neal as Max Keenan
- Danielle Panabaker as Olivia Sparling
- Tiffany Hines as Michelle Welton
- Cyndi Lauper as Avalon Harmonia
- Eugene Byrd as Dr. Clark Edison
- Luke Kleintank as Finn Abernathy
- Michael Grant Terry as Wendell Bray
- Pej Vahdat as Arastoo Vaziri
- Carla Gallo as Daisy Wick
- Joel David Moore as Colin Fisher
- Brian Klugman as Dr. Oliver Wells
- Commentary on “The Future in the Past”
- Deleted Scene from “The Patriot in Purgatory”
- Deleted Scene from “The Survivor in the Soap”
- Deleted Scene from “The Party in the Pants”
- Dying to Know: Bones Answers Your Questions!
- Bare Bones: Total Fandom-onium
- Gag Reel
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