Bones and Booth travel to Los Angeles to investigate a body found on a beach. The case leads them to call girls and plastic surgeons. Back in Washington, Hodgins and Goodman clash while authenticating the remains of an Iron Age warrior.
Bones is told to investigate a plane crash involving Chinese delegates, but she is more interested in bone fragments from a person who was not on the plane. The fragments lead to a man whose father has been missing for five years.
After Bones narrowly avoids being shot while on the way to a blind date, the shooter is thought to be connected to one of two murders she's investigating: one of mob boss James Cugini, the other a victim of serial killer Kevin Hollings.
An investigation into a train wreck that claimed three lives, one of them a U.S. senator. In other events, Brennan clashes with the new boss, Dr. Camille Saroyan, who has a romantic history with Booth.
When a tractor-trailer collides with a garbage truck, the skeleton of a 17-year old boy is found in the trash. A facial imprint from a shroud that wrapped the body helps identify the victim as a suburban honor student.
The headless skeleton of a young man is found in a state forest. Brennan and Booth's investigation becomes entangled in the local legend of a woman who was decapitated as a witch in the 1780s and is said to still haunt the forest.