The BEST episodes written by Michael Peterson

The End in the End
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8.10
1888 votes

#1 - The End in the End

Bones - Season 12 - Episode 12

With Kovac still at large, the team searches for evidence to track him down. After Brennan experiences a setback, the rest of the team must figure out how to find Kovac without her, putting everything she has ever taught them to the test. When all signs point to Kovac having outside help, as well as a hideout, Booth and Brennan go searching for him.

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The Nightmare Within the Nightmare
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8.01
1677 votes

#2 - The Nightmare Within the Nightmare

Bones - Season 11 - Episode 22

The team dives back into investigating a serial killer from the past, attempting to find “The Puppeteer,” who lives with his victims’ bodies before disposing of them. Meanwhile, Brennan works through her guilt over her retirement last year, blaming herself for not stopping the serial killer earlier. However, little does she know she might be in some trouble of her own.

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The Exception to the Rule
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7.88
1221 votes

#3 - The Exception to the Rule

Bull (2016) - Season 2 - Episode 6

Bull travels to a small town on a personal mission to help his high school sweetheart, Allison, sue a local factory that she believes is making residents ill by contaminating the water.

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The Hope in the Horror
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7.86
2107 votes

#4 - The Hope in the Horror

Bones - Season 12 - Episode 1

Brennan has been kidnapped by her former assistant, Zack Addy, as Booth and the rest of the lab desperately search for her.

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The Lance to the Heart
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7.86
1809 votes

#5 - The Lance to the Heart

Bones - Season 10 - Episode 2

The investigation into who framed Booth for murder leads the Jeffersonian team to a conspiracy within the government that dates all the way back to J. Edgar Hoover. After additional DNA discovered on a previous victim is linked to the case, the team narrows down the list of suspects, leading them closer to cracking the case.

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The Repo Man in the Septic Tank
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7.81
1927 votes

#6 - The Repo Man in the Septic Tank

Bones - Season 9 - Episode 17

A repo man's remains are found in a septic tank, and the Jeffersonian team must work together to figure out who the killer is. When the team discovers that the victim had a troubled past, some key witnesses from his earlier days become potential suspects. Meanwhile, handsome and charming Rodolfo Fuentes has defected from Cuba, where he was a forensic anthropologist, but now needs an internship to complete his degree. Brennan agrees to try him out as an intern on a case, and Brennan and Booth discuss whether or not Christine should have a religious upbringing.

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The Monster in the Closet
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7.79
1565 votes

#7 - The Monster in the Closet

Bones - Season 11 - Episode 13

The Jeffersonian investigates the decomposing body of a social worker in the park, but evidence suggests the killer lived with the body for months before dumping it. Things get even more complicated when they determine another set of remains has similar details which link the multiple victims to a serial murderer who had sinister interactions with his victims’ bodies. Booth and Aubrey consult with behavioral analyst Karen Delfs to help with clues to the killer’s identity while Cam tries to determine what (and who) she wants in her romantic life.

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The Hot Dog in the Competition
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7.66
3910 votes

#8 - The Hot Dog in the Competition

Bones - Season 7 - Episode 2

The Jeffersonian team identifies the remains of a competitive-eating champion, just days before the start of the Gluttony Games, a premiere eating competition with a $10,000 prize at stake. The remarkable work of new squint - and former juvenile delinquent - Finn links obscure evidence found in the belly of a snake with laws of physics that helps solve the crime. Despite his brilliance in the lab, Finn is met with hostility and skepticism, leading Cam to question her decision to give him a chance to start anew. Meanwhile, Booth is caught off-guard by an announcement Brennan makes about their baby. To diffuse the tension between them, the couple agrees to experiment by putting themselves in each other's shoes.

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The Warrior in the Wuss
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7.66
3319 votes

#9 - The Warrior in the Wuss

Bones - Season 7 - Episode 10

The corpse of a truck company employee is found in the middle of the woods. After the victim’s son is questioned, Booth and Brennan visit his karate class in search of a motive. Back at the lab, Hodgins is going overboard purchasing lab equipment. Then, Booth’s son Parker returns from England and Brennan is apprehensive about how he’ll react to his new baby sister.

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The Party in the Pants
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7.66
2199 votes

#10 - The Party in the Pants

Bones - Season 8 - Episode 22

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.

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The Doll in the Derby
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7.64
2315 votes

#11 - The Doll in the Derby

Bones - Season 8 - Episode 14

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.

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The Partners in the Divorce
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7.64
3113 votes

#12 - The Partners in the Divorce

Bones - Season 8 - Episode 2

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.

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The Mystery in the Meat
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7.63
2202 votes

#13 - The Mystery in the Meat

Bones - Season 9 - Episode 10

The Jeffersonian team investigates the murder of a food scientist whose remains were tossed in a meat grinder and mixed into cans of stew served in a school cafeteria. When the team uncovers the scientist's newest - and highly lucrative - food invention, they also track the trail of jealous competitors in the multi-million dollar food industry. Meanwhile, Angela plans a post-wedding bachelorette party for Brennan, which gets crazier than intended.

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The Murder in the Middle East
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7.61
1317 votes

#14 - The Murder in the Middle East

Bones - Season 10 - Episode 19

When a powerful member of the Iranian parliament kidnaps Arastoo (guest star Pej Vahdat) to have him aid in a murder case, Booth and Cam head to Iran, and the rest of the Jeffersonian team must race against the clock to help expose the killer. Meanwhile, Brennan discovers the truth about Booth’s growing gambling habit, and she turns to Aubrey for help to keep her and Christine safe from her husband’s menacing bookie.

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The Brother in the Basement
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7.61
1492 votes

#15 - The Brother in the Basement

Bones - Season 11 - Episode 2

Another layer is added to the mystery of Booth's whereabouts and the state of his physical condition when the team discovers that FBI Agent Miller has not been entirely truthful with the FBI and the Jeffersonian, keeping vital information from them that could lead them to Booth. Meanwhile, the Jeffersonian gets a surprise visitor, FBI digital forensic scientist Dr. Benjamin Metzger, who works with Angela to try to decode the information the team has been able to uncover regarding Booth's location and the circumstances surrounding his disappearance. Also, Arastoo makes a major decision that affects his and Cam's personal and professional relationship

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Ever After
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7.57
174 votes

#16 - Ever After

Tell Me a Story (US) - Season 2 - Episode 10

Tucker and Maddie frantically try to escape Olivia’s clutches, resorting to desperate measures. Simone grows more suspicious of her step-brother but doesn’t want to further involve Jackson. Ashley, Rebecca, and Beau, back on the Force, prepare for her comeback concert, while a vindictive Taylor sets her final plan in motion.

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The Geek in the Guck
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7.57
1695 votes

#17 - The Geek in the Guck

Bones - Season 10 - Episode 4

The murder of a video game designer leads to numerous suspects after the team uncovers information about how he acquired his fortune.

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The Killer in the Crosshairs
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7.55
3766 votes

#18 - The Killer in the Crosshairs

Bones - Season 6 - Episode 15

Jacob Broadsky returns with his vigilante justice and a case that will pit Booth's skills once again against Broadsky's, and this time it will come down to the wire as Booth tries to save the intended victim. Back at the lab, Angela's father descends with one of his unusual requests.

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The Bond in the Boot
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7.47
2841 votes

#19 - The Bond in the Boot

Bones - Season 5 - Episode 2

Brennan and Booth are asked to investigate the death of a man who was murdered for the secret contents of his briefcase. They suspect that secret operatives are at work, and their theory is proven correct when they find the liquefied remains of a CIA agent in the trunk of a car. Meanwhile, Brennan's new best-selling book causes tension between her and Booth, and Wendell loses his scholarship.

The Purging of the Pundit
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7.47
1729 votes

#20 - The Purging of the Pundit

Bones - Season 10 - Episode 3

The Jeffersonian team investigate the murder of a controversial conservative radio shock jock who had some interesting extracurricular activities. Meanwhile, Brennan is concerned about Booth's psychological well-being in light of recent events.

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The Body and the Bounty
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7.47
3527 votes

#21 - The Body and the Bounty

Bones - Season 6 - Episode 4

After a skull and decomposing hands are found in a dumpster, the team must not only solve the crime but also search for the rest of the victim’s remains. Identified as Ray Raminsky, the victim turns out to be a bounty hunter in search of Charles Braverman, a man indicted for the murder of a co-worker. Meanwhile, Brennan is asked by Professor Bunsen Jude “The Science Dude” if he can shoot an episode of his children’s show from The Jeffersonian Lab with Brennan as his special guest. Brennan initially turns him down, but is surprised when he makes her a deal she can’t refuse, so she takes him on as a new “squintern.” As the team pieces together the details of the crime, they discover that they are not alone in the hunt for Braverman and find themselves in a chase with an unexpected suspect.

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The Girl in the Mask
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7.46
2591 votes

#22 - The Girl in the Mask

Bones - Season 4 - Episode 23

Booth's detective friend friend from Tokyo, Ken Nakamura, calls him when his sister, Sachi, goes missing while in Washington, D.C. With Brennan, Booth investigates her disappearance.

The Bones That Foam
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7.46
2583 votes

#23 - The Bones That Foam

Bones - Season 4 - Episode 16

When newlyweds encounter a corpse while bungee-jumping off of a bridge, Brennan and Booth are sent to investigate. After determine the cause of death was not suicide, the team at the Jeffersonian discover an unknown substance coming from the body. This sends the lab into lockdown and have only 24 hours to uncover the murderer before the body disintegrates.

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The Salt in the Wounds
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7.44
2607 votes

#24 - The Salt in the Wounds

Bones - Season 4 - Episode 17

The body of a pregnant 16-year-old athlete found buried in a mound of salt in a city de-icing truck leads Booth and Brennan to the discovery that many of her teammates are pregnant or have babies after a pregnancy pact.

The Devil in the Details
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7.26
2944 votes

#25 - The Devil in the Details

Bones - Season 5 - Episode 14

Brennan and Booth investigate a set of uniquely disfigured remains allegorizing biblical text. As they acquire more information about the victim, a former patient of Dr. Adam Copeland at Havenhurst Sanitarium, they are confronted with suspects who are hard to characterize as either good or evil. Meanwhile, Jeffersonian intern Arastoo Vaziri reveals a secret about his past.