The BEST episodes written by Stephen Nathan

The Recluse in the Recliner
1992 votes

#1 - The Recluse in the Recliner

Bones - Season 9 - Episode 24

The team investigates the death of a man who had offered Booth information on a possible government cover-up related to a previous case, but was killed before their meeting took place. As Booth and the Jeffersonian team dig deeper into the burgeoning conspiracy surrounding the man’s death, it’s evident Booth may be in over his head, and his future with the FBI is put in question.

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The End in the End
1888 votes

#2 - 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 Change in the Game
4112 votes

#3 - The Change in the Game

Bones - Season 6 - Episode 23

In the 6th season finale, the team investigates the disturbing, unidentifiable remains of a bowler that were found jammed in one of the bowling alley's automatic pinsetters. After hitting a dead end in the case, Booth and Brennan decide to go undercover and join a competitive bowling team in search of answers.

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Debra's Sick
458 votes

#4 - Debra's Sick

Everybody Loves Raymond - Season 1 - Episode 13

When Debra comes down with the flu and is bedridden, inexperienced Raymond must take care of her and the three kids.

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The Conspiracy in the Corpse
1976 votes

#5 - The Conspiracy in the Corpse

Bones - Season 10 - Episode 1

The Jeffersonian team works diligently to get Booth out of jail and absolve him of crimes he did not commit. Meanwhile, Daisy and Sweets have a surprise for the rest of the Jeffersonian team.

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The Pain in the Heart
2493 votes

#6 - The Pain in the Heart

Bones - Season 3 - Episode 15

The Gormogon serial killer is back again, and the silver skeleton from the basement vault has gone missing. All the Jeffersonian employees become suspects, with the scary possibility that one of their own is working with Gormogon.

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You Can Lead a Horse to Water...
11 votes

#7 - You Can Lead a Horse to Water...

Grace Under Fire - Season 2 - Episode 25

Grace is ready, but her boyfriend reneges on the grounds he is celibate due to two earlier affairs that went wrong.

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The Beginning in the End
3549 votes

#8 - The Beginning in the End

Bones - Season 5 - Episode 22

The team works to uncover clues buried under a life’s worth of possessions saved by a hoarder in order to solve the mystery of his death. Meanwhile, Angela’s father has a specific purpose for his most recent visit, and Brennan and Booth are confronted with unique opportunities.

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The Boy with the Answer
3384 votes

#9 - The Boy with the Answer

Bones - Season 5 - Episode 21

The trial of The Gravedigger hits close to home for members of the team, and everyone at the Jeffersonian must work overtime to uncover the forensic evidence to elicit a conviction.

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The Secrets in the Proposal
2394 votes

#10 - The Secrets in the Proposal

Bones - Season 9 - Episode 1

The Jeffersonian team investigates the murder of Jason Siedel, an accountant for the state department, whose remains were found in a hotel air conditioning unit. When Booth finds his old army buddy and CIA agent, Danny Beck, clearing away evidence at the victim's condo, he begins to realize that Siedel's murder could yield more suspects than the team had anticipated. Booth also seeks out Aldo Clemens, his friend and an ex-priest from their military days together, to get advice on his relationship with Brennan, now that Pelant has put a wedge between them. Meanwhile, Brennan must decide whether to have faith in Booth or to end her relationship with him.

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Two Bodies in the Lab
2035 votes

#11 - Two Bodies in the Lab

Bones - Season 1 - Episode 15

When Brennan decides to give online dating a try, she ends up the target of a shooting at the local restaurant where she's meeting her date. The resulting investigation reveals that the shooter could be connected to either of the two cases she's currently working on.

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The Future in the Past
3347 votes

#12 - The Future in the Past

Bones - Season 8 - Episode 1

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.

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The Critic in the Cabernet
2551 votes

#13 - The Critic in the Cabernet

Bones - Season 4 - Episode 25

The team is on the case when human remains are found inside a barrel of wine during a wine tasting. When the victim turns out to be a wine critic whose scathing reviews were capable of sending a vineyard to its ruin, everyone from the winery's owner to the victim's own wife becomes a suspect.

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The Signs in the Silence
3782 votes

#14 - The Signs in the Silence

Bones - Season 6 - Episode 21

A mysterious young deaf girl is thought to have committed a recent murder after she's found on the streets, covered in blood and holding a knife. It's up to the Jeffersonian team to figure out who this girl is and determine if she's really the one to blame for the murder.

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The Man in the S.U.V.
2700 votes

#15 - The Man in the S.U.V.

Bones - Season 1 - Episode 2

When a man is killed driving an SUV registered to a Middle Eastern man, Dr. Brennan and her team find themselves tracking a terrorist.

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The Memories in the Shallow Grave
4067 votes

#16 - The Memories in the Shallow Grave

Bones - Season 7 - Episode 1

When the Jeffersonian team identifies the remains of a woman found in a paintball field, they discover two missing-persons reports in her file. Booth and Sweets interrogate the victim's husband and learn that she suffered from amnesia. When squint Wendell Bray learns that the victim also survived a bullet wound, inconsistencies in her medical records uncover a surprising crime linked to her murder. Meanwhile, Brennan and Booth adjust to their new life as an expectant couple and deal with the forthcoming changes in their home life.

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The Patriot in Purgatory
3027 votes

#17 - The Patriot in Purgatory

Bones - Season 8 - Episode 6

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.

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The Next in the Last
1369 votes

#18 - The Next in the Last

Bones - Season 10 - Episode 22

When the Jeffersonian team discovers remains of a victim, and elements of the crime scene point to a possible protege of serial killer Christopher Pelant, they must revisit their prior work on Pelant while tracing new clues that will hopefully lead them to the copycat killer. Meanwhile, Angela is skeptical about her and Hodgins decision to move to Paris and Brennan and Booth contemplate options outside of the Jeffersonian and FBI.

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The Secret in the Siege
2235 votes

#19 - The Secret in the Siege

Bones - Season 8 - Episode 24

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.

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The Couple in the Cave
4006 votes

#20 - The Couple in the Cave

Bones - Season 6 - Episode 2

When the remains of a couple are discovered in a cave at National Park, the team must piece together the identity of the man and the woman as well as solve the crime. After interrogating two viable suspects, the team identifies the woman as a marketing executive who also served as her partner’s AA sponsor, providing clues that lead them to expose the truth. Meanwhile, Booth’s girlfriend and Afghanistan war correspondent, Hannah Burley, makes a surprise visit. After meeting Burley and sensing the couple’s genuine happiness, Brennan re-evaluates her own relationship with Booth, and he tries to teach her that love is not always logical.

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Yanks in the U.K. (2)
1025 votes

#21 - Yanks in the U.K. (2)

Bones - Season 4 - Episode 2

With the case of the murdered heiress solved, Booth and Brennan prepare to head back home, but are shocked to learn of another murder - and this time it's someone they know. Meanwhile, with Birimbau unexpectedly coming back into Angela's life, things get complicated between her and Hodgins.

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The 200th in the 10th
1502 votes

#22 - The 200th in the 10th

Bones - Season 10 - Episode 10

This homage to Alfred Hitchcock finds the Jeffersonian and FBI teams in a 1950s-styled Hollywood setting with Brennan as an LAPD detective battling sexism within the police force and Booth as a notorious jewel thief who is framed for the murder of a rich socialite.

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The Glowing Bones in the Old Stone House
2161 votes

#23 - The Glowing Bones in the Old Stone House

Bones - Season 2 - Episode 20

The team investigate a glowing body. Hodgins proposes to Angela -- several times.

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Mother and Child in the Bay
2155 votes

#24 - Mother and Child in the Bay

Bones - Season 2 - Episode 2

When the remains of a young pregnant woman and fetus are found in the Delaware Bay and identified as a newlywed who disappeared a year earlier, the investigation is aimed toward her husband, but takes a surprising turn. Booth is upset that his ex-girlfriend is letting their son spend time with her new boyfriend.

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The Soldier on the Grave
2030 votes

#25 - The Soldier on the Grave

Bones - Season 1 - Episode 21

Brennan and Booth investigate an apparent suicide in Arlington National Cemetery, but soon discover it is a murder linked to a military cover-up.

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The Headless Witch in the Woods
2202 votes

#26 - The Headless Witch in the Woods

Bones - Season 2 - Episode 10

While investigating the death of a film student who was working on a documentary about the legend of a headless witch, who haunted woods in the 1700's, Brennan develops a strong bond with the victim's brother.

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The Third Annual Shotz Talent Show
32 votes

#27 - The Third Annual Shotz Talent Show

Laverne & Shirley - Season 4 - Episode 16

In the third annual Shotz talent show, Laverne and Shirley perform as human puppets.

Playing the Roxy
1 votes

#28 - Playing the Roxy

Laverne & Shirley - Season 4 - Episode 3

Laverne comes out the bedroom wearing only her slip and reading a magazine about a stripper named Roxy's adentures. It turns out that Shirley has read the article and when Laverne is about to go outside to collect the mail, Shirley gives Laverne a telling off for wearing only her slip outside. So she goes to collect the mail. Lenny and Squiggy appear wearing their new lodge hats, The Order Of The Bass, and then tell Laverne that Shirley is taking a nap outstide at the bottom of the stairs. Shirley has fallen and hit her head and now thinks she is Roxy from the magazine. She then shows a complete change in her persoanlity as she practices bumps and grinds. Carmine thinks he'll have more luck with Roxy and chats her up just as Laverne tells him to leave. Later when Shirley/Roxy is all alone, Lenny and Squiggy arrive and try to get Roxy to strip. She says she will if it's at a mens club and she gets paid, so they arrange for her to strip at their lodge's big party. Laverne comes home late

Oh, Come All Ye Bums
5 votes

#29 - Oh, Come All Ye Bums

Laverne & Shirley - Season 4 - Episode 14

Laverne and Shirley are decorating their Christmas tree, when a bum called Rags knocks at the door and tells Laverne and Shirley that he's bringing 36 of his bum friends with him to Frank's annual Hobo Christmas Dinner at the Pizzabowl. Next we see Lenny and Squiggy dressed as an elf and a fairy working in a department store as Santa's helpers. They're being pestered by an obnoxious little boy. Frank DeFazio whose taken the job of Santa Claus, comes in to help raise money to pay for the Hobo's dinner. The Pizzabowl has been doing bad business and he can't afford to pay for the dinner this year, hence the Santa job. Laverne and Shirley comes in after having fought a large crowd over Christmas bargains. When they see Lenny and Squiggy they burst out laughing and they pull the brat away from Squiggy who has him in a choke hold. The rumpus causes the department stores manager to come out and when he sees the commotion, he fires Frank as Santa. Laverne recognizes her father's loud voice and

Friday Night
134 votes

#30 - Friday Night

Joan of Arcadia - Season 2 - Episode 8

After being prodded by Judith to go on a real date, Joan and Adam nervously prepare for a romantic night at a fancy French restaurant. Little do they know that Judith has subsequently made some misguided plans for herself for that evening, which later causes the guilt-ridden Joan to wonder if she could have prevented her friend's misfortune.

Out of Sight
137 votes

#31 - Out of Sight

Joan of Arcadia - Season 2 - Episode 2

Judith, a wild friend of Joan's from summer camp, starts school at Arcadia High; Will investigates a drive-by shooting; Kevin confronts Andy about the on-going lawsuit.

The Gift
109 votes

#32 - The Gift

Joan of Arcadia - Season 1 - Episode 22

After God tells Joan to give Adam a gift, she finds something that leads her to wonder if God's suggesting she have sex with him... While secretly searching through Adam's backpack for gift ideas, Joan is stunned to find a condom there. She soon wonders if sex is the ""gift"" God had in mind, and she nervously ponders whether or not she'd be ready for such a big step. Meanwhile, Kevin begins covering court proceedings for the paper and ends up causing a stir in one of Will's cases.

Independence Day
103 votes

#33 - Independence Day

Joan of Arcadia - Season 2 - Episode 16

Incensed that Will and Helen have forbidden her to go to a concert with Adam and stay overnight with him in his father's camper, Joan goes anyway. After Joan has a conversation with God about free will, she decides to use it as a rationale for lying to her mother in order to go on the trip as she's convinced that Helen simply wants her to remain a dependent little girl. Meanwhile, Luke is shocked when the nerdy, girl-obsessed Friedman rebuffs the advances of the surprisingly infatuated Stevie.

Common Thread
136 votes

#34 - Common Thread

Joan of Arcadia - Season 2 - Episode 21

Joan and Grace fear the worst when, on the heels of failed attempts to reconnect with Joan, the emotionally fragile Adam goes missing during a hike... Despite Grace's attempts to foster a more comfortable rapport between her friends, Joan is intent on hurting Adam with her rebuffs, which she regrets when it appears that his life may be in danger. Meanwhile, Helen is shocked when a priest tells her that the man who raped her 25 years ago would like her to visit his deathbed so he may apologize. Also, Luke is dismayed and intrigued when he learns that Friedman has been getting stoned.

Bees Do It, Birds Do It, But Not in a Car
1 votes

#35 - Bees Do It, Birds Do It, But Not in a Car

Jesse - Season 1 - Episode 3

Jesse's been taking it real slow in her relationship with Diego, but things begin heating up and she may not wish to cool them off.

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Live Nude Girl
1 votes

#36 - Live Nude Girl

Jesse - Season 1 - Episode 4

Jesse learns that Diego once had a relationship with the nude model he's been painting at his house.

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