Skeletal remains of a young girl are found, and when brought back to the lab, the team recognizes this is not just any murder but that of Howard Epps, who the team encountered in the first season, a convicted serial killer on death row. He left clues leading to another body, a fresh kill that is only a week old. Brennan and her team scramble to decipher Epps' cryptic clues as they try in a desperate effort to find his accomplice who has been killing for Epps. When they realize that another victim may be alive, the team works under pressure to try to find the young girl.
- Temperance Brennan - Emily Deschanel
- Seeley Booth - David Boreanaz
- Jack Hodgins - T.J Thyne
- Angela Montenegro - Michaela Conlin
- Zack Addy - Eric Millegan
- Camille Saroyan - Tamara Taylor
Guest Cast Edit
- Howard Epps - Heath Freeman
- Gil Lappin - Rodney Lane Holland
- Caroline Epps - Christie Lynn Smith
- Henry Gerber - Gregory Scott Cummins
- Grant Hathaway - Jim Jansen
- Sister Karen Dunne - Irene Roseen
- Helen Majors - Tarah Paige
It Don't Matter To The Sun - Rosie Thomas
- Booth: Run her through the database, get an ID.
Cam: Why don't you just ask him?
Booth: Well, because the last time Bones saw Epps, it got violent.
Cam: You'll be there to protect her.
Booth: She's not the one who needs protecting. Bones broke his wrist.
Brennan: [ flashback to when Bones broke Epps's wrist] He touched me with his creepy serial killer hands.
Cam: Better not take Dr. Brennan.
- Brennan: Are you on some kind of medication?
Caroline Epps: Dr. Brennan, I'm not one of those crazy women who falls in love with death row killers.
Brennan: Obviously, that's exactly what you are.