Original air date: 09/13/2005 Runtime: 44:10 min. Forensic anthropologist Dr. Temperance Brennan teams up with FBI agent Booth to investigate the famous unsolved murder of a young female Senate intern. Their inquiry leads them to suspect three men: the Senator the intern was having an affair with; a speechwriter who became mentally unstable and stalked her; and the intern’s boyfriend, the senator’s aid.
Original air date: 09/20/2005 Runtime: 44:08 min. Brennan and Booth investigate a case concerning a Middle Eastern diplomat accused of a suicide bombing; further investigation leads them to suspect that the alleged terrorist was actually murdered and framed for the deadly incident.
Original air date: 11/22/2005 Runtime: 44:22 min. Brennan and Booth investigate the case of a man on death row who some believe to be innocent; they manage to dig up new evidence — including two additional murders — which forces them to question the wisdom of the stay-of-execution they have helped grant.
Original air date: 01/25/2006 Runtime: 44:09 min. Brennan and Booth travel to Los Angeles to investigate the murder of a call girl who had a great deal of plastic surgery on her face; and Goodman and Hodgins clash while trying to authenticate the remains of a specimen from the Iron Age.
Original air date: 03/08/2006 Runtime: 44:08 min. Brennan and Zach investigate a crash involving a State Department flight carrying Chinese diplomats; they find themselves drawn to bone fragments found near the crash site that belong to someone who could not have been on the flight.
Original air date: 05/17/2006 Runtime: 43:38 min. While trying to determine the identity of a Jane Doe, Brennan is shocked to learn the remains are those of her mother, who went missing with her father 15 years ago. After years of uncertainty and not knowing what happened to her parents, Brennan finally has confirmation of her mother's death, and the news understandably hits her hard. Now that remains have been uncovered, Booth can open an investigation into the case for the first time. After researching Brennan's parents' lives, Booth surprises her with the news that her parents were not the people she thought they were - both were outlaws living under assumed identities. With the team working to glean more information from her mother's skeleton, to Brennan, she's now more of a Jane Doe than ever. As more details of her parents' past, in addition to her own, come to the surface, Brennan must come to grips with a whole new reality.