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BONES, a darkly amusing procedural entering its 10th season, is inspired by real-life forensic anthropologist and novelist Kathy Reichs.
Dr. TEMPERANCE BRENNAN (Emily Deschanel) is a highly skilled forensic anthropologist who works at the Jeffersonian Institute in Washington, D.C., and writes novels on the side. When the standard methods of identifying a body are useless (ie. the remains are so badly decomposed, burned or destroyed), law enforcement calls on Brennan for her uncanny ability to read clues left behind in the victim’s bones.
While most people can’t handle Brennan’s intelligence, her drive for the truth or the way she flings herself headlong into every investigation, Special Agent SEELEY BOOTH (David Boreanaz) of the FBI’s Homicide Investigations Unit is an exception. A former Army sniper, Booth mistrusts science and scientists – the “squints,” as he calls them – who pore over the physical evidence of a crime. But even he cannot deny that the combination of his people-smarts and Brennan’s scientific acumen makes them a formidable duo, both professionally and personally.
Aside from Booth, Brennan is most comfortable with her equally brilliant colleagues at the Jeffersonian’s Medico-Legal Lab. ANGELA MONTENEGRO (Michaela Conlin), an artist who specializes in reconstructing facial features and crime scenes, is Brennan’s earthy and bawdy best friend. Angela is married to and has a son with DR. JACK HODGINS (TJ Thyne), affectionately known as “the slime and bug guy,” a conspiracy theorist and expert on insects, spores and minerals. Dr. CAMILLE “CAM” SAROYAN (Tamara Taylor), the street-smart and centered coroner, must wrangle all the geniuses under her purview. Lending his professional expertise to Brennan and Booth is Dr. LANCE SWEETS (John Francis Daley), a brilliant young FBI psychologist who is equally adept at profiling murderers and providing impromptu therapy to his co-workers.
At the conclusion of Season Nine, the team took down the Ghost Killer serial killer, only to find that she was just a small cog in a much larger conspiracy involving high-ranking government officials and people within the FBI. Committed to uncovering the truth, Brennan and Booth ignored the potential danger of confronting a governmental monolith and soon found their professional and personal lives in turmoil, after Booth was arrested for the murder of three FBI agents.
Season 10 will begin with Brennan and the squints desperately trying to get Booth out of jail, clear his name and absolve him of crimes he did not commit. They know the only way to do this is to finish what Booth started and uncover who is behind the conspiracy at the FBI. Throughout this ordeal, Brennan and Booth both will wrestle with the decisions they made on their biggest case yet – decisions that will test their relationship, as well as their careers. Bones