Just when they are needed most to make sure Christopher Pelant’s (Andrew Leeds) appeal doesn’t overturn his original conviction, Booth (David Boreanaz) is given a new murder case involving the discovery of a body in the National Hamilton Wildlife Refuge where all the evidence points to Bones (Emily Deschanel).
Not only did Bones know the victim, a brilliant mathematician and trouble schizophrenic, but security camera footage puts her in the facility where he was kept the night before he died, and the man had threatened Booth and Bones’ newborn child only days before his death. Although they have no evidence to prove it, Booth and Bones are sure Pelant is behind the attempt to frame Bones for the murder.
When Pelant plays Booth one more time, making him think Brennan is in danger, the FBI Agent reacts forcefully which gets both he and Bones removed from the case. Following the evidence Special Agent Flynn (Reed Diamond) follows the evidence and centers his investigation on Bones especially after Cam (Tamara Taylor) finds DNA evidence linking the victim to Bones’ car.
As the Seventh Season draws to a close Brennan listens to her father (Ryan O’Neal) and not her husband as she disappears with baby Christine before she’s arrested for murder. To bring his family home and keep his wife out of jail Booth will have to find a way to prove Pelant is responsible when the show returns next season.