“The Man in the Cell.” Howard Epps returns to haunt Brennan in this episode when he manages to escape prison. The danger threatens to envelop Booth’s son, Parker, and forces Brennan into FBI protection for a time, which she finds intolerable.
“The Girl in the Gator.” This episode was okay, but it was a thinly-disguised jab at the viewers rooting for the Booth/Brennan romance when Booth is taken off the case and a new FBI agent is assigned to the team that strikes romantic sparks with Brennan.
“The Man in the Mansion.” Brennan’s romance with the new FBI agent continues in this episode. Viewers had to buckle down for a bumpy ride for a while as the writers played this story arc out over the next few episodes. Also, Hodges’s secret life as scion of a wealthy family gets threatened with exposure.
“The Bodies in the Book.” Taking a humorous turn, this episode plays of the conceit that someone uses ideas created in Brennan’s books to murder people. It’s especially funny in light of the fact that the whole series was lifted from a series of books.
“The Boneless Bride in the River.” The romantic arc finally ends between Brennan and Sullivan in this episode, much to the relief of all the fans. We didn’t buy it for a minute, but it was uncomfortable while it lasted. The mystery in this episode is really well done.
“The Priest in the Churchyard.” This is another really good mystery and forensic puzzle, and it showcases some of the sizzle between Booth and Brennan as they discuss religious aspects and where those beliefs fit into people’s lives.
“The Killer in the Concrete.” The mystery in this one is okay and follows some conventional twists and turns. But it’s the return of Brennan’s father that the fans were waiting on.
“Spaceman in a Crater.” This episode was a blast. Hodges was unleashed to go wild with his conspiracy theories.
“Glowing Bones in the Old Stone House.” As the series season starts to wind down, Angela and Hodges’ relationship once more is shoved onto the front burner. However, the mystery in this one is well-told and captivates viewers just as much as whether or not Angela and Hodges will get married. Furthermore of interest, Emily Deschanel’s father directed the episode. If might have been more fun to see him direct one where she interacted with her series “father.”