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BONES: Sarah and Marisa Pick the Best Episodes That Have Aired in Each Time Period

November 8, 2013 by  

So, it’s no secret BONES has moved around a lot on the Fox schedule. (If you count reruns, it has literally aired in every single Monday-Friday primetime spot Fox has!) But hey, the show is going nine seasons strong…and is about to make its first shift to airing original episodes on Fridays.

In honor of the upcoming move, GMMR’s fabulous BONES recapper, Sarah Curtis, and I looked back at the various time slots BONES has occupied and picked our favorite episodes that aired there.

Take a look at our choices…

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Sarah: This exercise was a lot harder than I thought it would be…and I was expecting it to be difficult. But ultimately, I chose "The Ghost in the Machine," because it is an episode that made me feel in a way BONES hadn’t made me feel in a long time. I loved the unique perspective of the victim’s soul and the way each character gave the best of himself or herself toward the case. I also adored the intimate look we had into Booth and Brennan’s life at home.

Agree? Disagree? Do you have an episode you feel should have made our list?


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21 Responses to “BONES: Sarah and Marisa Pick the Best Episodes That Have Aired in Each Time Period”

  1. EL on November 8th, 2013 3:53 pm

    Love your choices but I’m curious as to why having made fans wait for nine years, the most erotic thing the writers could come up with for B&B’s honeymoon are the bones of a dead Nazi. Fail, much?

  2. Chrissy on November 8th, 2013 4:54 pm

    As I was flipped through your choices, I kept saying, “Oh, I love that one too!” Others that are my faves are “Death in the Saddle” (I love Booth’s speech at the end), “The Mummy in the Maze, “Double Trouble in the Panhandle” and “The Blackout in the Blizzard.”

    Great list!

  3. Rita on November 8th, 2013 5:13 pm

    Love all of your choices. I can’t imagine doing a list of my favorite episodes, I have maybe 10 per season I don’t even know. What made me really enjoy this more was the little caption there explaining why you chose those episodes, it was truly the best part of this article. Aliens in a spaceship, Parts in the Sum of the Whole & The Woman in White… The emotion is just there. Even better if you watch them all three in a row, it’s like an emotional rollercoaster.

    (secretely still pissed about the move to fridays. Fox’s strategy is just lame)

  4. madbengalsfan85 on November 8th, 2013 5:22 pm

    @EL and what does this list have to do with the honeymoon…absolutely nothing! Congratulations on your irrelevant comment!

    Honorable mentions: “Two Bodies in the Lab”, “Doctor in the Photo”, “The Hole in the Heart”, “The Patriot in the Purgatory” (PS: this game is hard)

  5. crystallemae on November 8th, 2013 6:18 pm

    Great choices ladies!! I loved these eps too (and it makes me want to go home tonight and binge watch old Bones episodes…lol) Other honorable mentions: The Blackout in the Blizzard, The Hole in the Heart, 2 Bodies in the Lab, The Woman in Limbo, The Hero in the Hold, and the Proof in the Pudding.

  6. Lilian on November 9th, 2013 4:07 am

    How about best episodes from each season? I’d be interested to see which you pick.

  7. Frankie707 on November 9th, 2013 11:19 am

    Wonderful list, I can’t disagree with any episode on here. I want to say that Marisa’s comments on The Man in the Fallout Shelter are pretty much mine, from the comment about the pilot and the X-Files reference (my heart did a little pitty pat with that) to everything about this episode, EXACTLY.

    We really have gotten a lot of deliciousness in many different time slots with this show. I never can pick favorites because there is too much I love so a list like this works perfect for me.

  8. laffers18 on November 10th, 2013 1:34 pm

    I said it on twitter, but hats off for even attempting this list! The bad thing about Bones is that it’s SO hard to pick favourite episodes. There’s just so many to choose from! (Wait…did I say bad thing? I meant the BEST thing!)

    I love all the ones on this list (and Aliens…9 times out of 10 it’s in my favourite episode EVER spot) and the only one that I would have had to include is ‘Daredevil’ (…although I’m not sure what epi this would have usurped?!)

    It’s the first time i have ever cried watching Bones (and not pretty crying either. Full on ugly sobbing) and for that reason alone it’d have to be on the list. The entire cast was good, Emily was good and David was….magnificant. Seriously…I knew the man can act, but he blew me away. I have trouble leaving it off of any list!

  9. Christina on November 13th, 2013 11:12 am

    “Aliens in a Spaceship” and “The Patriot in Purgatory” are my all time favorites. I completely agree with this list and it is so hard to narrow it down to just 10 best episodes. I don’t think I have ever cared as much about a show as I do about Bones.

  10. Elizabeth on November 13th, 2013 11:21 am

    “Judas on a Pole” is probably one of my favorite episodes of the entire series.
    We first meet Max and he’s protecting his family in the best way he knows how, and in the end kills Kirby, which sets the show up for several other good episodes. It’s got conspiracy. Zack finally looks like a grown up. And the featured music is Placebo!

  11. Joanne Whitney on November 13th, 2013 11:29 am

    I agree. I love the 100th episode. Great performances by Boreanaz in particular.

  12. Barbara Schwab on November 13th, 2013 11:41 am

    I love Bones, your picks are great, but one of my favorites is The Double Death of the Dearly Departed. They were not in the lab, the characters were making small talk, the whole time Booth is trying to help Bones be sympathetic, I was sure David could be funny, but this episode showed they all can. I still laugh when I watch it.

  13. andrea on November 13th, 2013 12:13 pm

    So many great episodes of Bones! I agree with you both Sarah and Marisa-these were some of the best, best eps! Oh this is so hard! My favorites also include Woman in Limbo and The Girl in the Fridge from season 1. I have so many favs from eac season that if I listed them here-well the list would go on and on! I think Bones will do fine in the Friday time slot because we Bones fans will follow the show to whichever day/time slot if falls on-as your “exercise” proved! By the way, I’ve been watching Bones backwards through the seasons and now am on season 2-it’s fun going back and seeing how far all the characters have come. Thanks for your Bones picks.

  14. andrea on November 13th, 2013 12:14 pm

    oops typo “each”

  15. Heather Huston on November 13th, 2013 12:43 pm

    Wonderful list of episodes, all of them I agree with, plus the many wonderful episodes mentioned in the comments section. I could never give a favorite episode of Bones, just way too many wonderful moments spread throughout the nine seasons. I don’t think I could parse it down fewer than ten.

  16. Sheral on November 13th, 2013 12:46 pm

    Love your choices But I would have picked “The Prisoner in the Pipe” due to the Birth of Christine That was the most emotional and Happy scene

  17. mary edwards on November 13th, 2013 1:28 pm

    Don’t know the name of the episode…a Christmas one where they were all quaranteed….their family’s came and communicated through a window….

  18. Magda on November 13th, 2013 6:37 pm

    I love all your choices. However, from the 12 my ultimate favorite episode is “The women in white”. It was so emotional during the vows. It was just beautiful.

  19. Poetic_line on November 14th, 2013 10:53 am

    Great choices. I loved Samta in the Slush and the fourth season finale. Although it was a fantasy, it showed me that Booth and Brennan could be great as a couple and seeing them in love would not ruin the show. In fact, it made it much more exciting.

  20. Nicole on December 29th, 2014 10:00 pm

    My fave episodes are the gravedigger episodes. Make me cry every time.

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