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** Immediately afterwards, the episode features with a somber, haunting scene where Max [[spoiler: burns the corpse of the man who tried to kill Brennan]]. as a warning to anyone else who might have the same idea as [[SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic ''Running Up that Hill'']] plays, with close-ups of Max's face during lines like "And if I only could/Make a deal with God/And get him to swap our places" as he accepts that he may never see his daughter again because of what he's just had to do.

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** Immediately afterwards, the episode features with a somber, haunting scene where Max [[spoiler: burns the corpse of the man who tried to kill Brennan]]. Brennan]] as a warning to anyone else who might have the same idea as the song [[SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic ''Running Up that Hill'']] plays, with close-ups of Max's face during lines like "And if I only could/Make a deal with God/And get him to swap our places" as he accepts that he may never see his daughter again because of what he's just had to do.


** Immediately afterwards, the episode features with a somber, haunting scene where Max [[spoiler: burns the corpse of the man who tried to kill Brennan]]. as a warning to anyone else who might have the same idea as [[SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic ''Running Up that Hill'']], plays, with close-ups of Max's face during lines like "And if I only could/Make a deal with God/And get him to swap our places" as he accepts that he may never see his daughter again because of what he's just had to do.

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** Immediately afterwards, the episode features with a somber, haunting scene where Max [[spoiler: burns the corpse of the man who tried to kill Brennan]]. as a warning to anyone else who might have the same idea as [[SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic ''Running Up that Hill'']], Hill'']] plays, with close-ups of Max's face during lines like "And if I only could/Make a deal with God/And get him to swap our places" as he accepts that he may never see his daughter again because of what he's just had to do.


** The end, where Bones is able to tell the fiancée of a man murdered in 1959 what really happened to him, and that he'd never abandoned her. And that he inadvertently left her a legacy

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** The end, where Bones is able to tell the fiancée of a man murdered in 1959 what really happened to him, and that he'd never abandoned her. And that he inadvertently left her a legacylegacy.


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* And ''that'' was in the episode where Hodgins and Angela were supposed to be married. (Thank you, Grayson Barasa.)


** Immediately afterwards, the episode features with a somber, haunting scene where Max [[spoiler: burns the corpse of the man who tried to kill Brennan]]. as a warning to anyone else who might have the same idea as [['SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic' ''Running Up that Hill'']], plays, with close-ups of Max's face during lines like "And if I only could/ Make a deal with God/ And get him to swap our places" as he accepts that he may never see his daughter again because of what he's just had to do.

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** Immediately afterwards, the episode features with a somber, haunting scene where Max [[spoiler: burns the corpse of the man who tried to kill Brennan]]. as a warning to anyone else who might have the same idea as [['SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic' [[SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic ''Running Up that Hill'']], plays, with close-ups of Max's face during lines like "And if I only could/ Make could/Make a deal with God/ And God/And get him to swap our places" as he accepts that he may never see his daughter again because of what he's just had to do.


* From "Aliens in a Spaceship" [[spoiler: Bones and Hodgins have been buried alive by the Gravedigger and convinced they are going to die despite their PlotArmour]]

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* From "Aliens in a Spaceship" [[spoiler: Bones and Hodgins have been buried alive by the Gravedigger and convinced they are going to die despite their PlotArmour]] PlotArmour]].



* In "The Plain in the Prodigy" Mrs. Yoder asks for the DMV picture of her son. Since the family was Amish, she probably didn't have any other picture of their son.

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* In "The Plain in the Prodigy" Prodigy", Mrs. Yoder asks for the DMV picture of her son. Since the family was Amish, she probably didn't have any other picture of their son.



* * Before that, the scene where Angela [[spoiler:gives faces to all of the slave ship victims,]]

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* * Before that, the scene where Angela [[spoiler:gives faces to all of the slave ship victims,]]victims.]]



** Another heartbreaker of a quote

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* "The Signs in the Silence" - a deaf mute runaway girl is found covered in blood. It turns out [[spoiler: she had to kill a man who tried to kidnap her and take her back to her violently abusive parents, who it turns out in fact kidnapped her from her real parents when she was a toddler. It is an incredible AdultFear episode for any parent, to imagine their defenceless three-year-old being taken and used so horrifically that she's unable to trust anyone, and her only happy memory is of a stuffed rabbit...]]

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* "The Signs in the Silence" - a deaf mute runaway girl is found covered in blood. It turns out [[spoiler: she had to kill a man who tried to kidnap her and take her back to her violently abusive parents, who it turns out in fact kidnapped her from her real parents when she was a toddler. It is an incredible AdultFear episode for any parent, to imagine their defenceless three-year-old being taken and used so horrifically that she's unable to trust anyone, and her only happy memory is of a stuffed rabbit... but there's a happy ending, thank God.]]



** The most tearjerking fact of all is [[spoiler: everyone ignored him because he just looked like a homeless victim of random violence, it took 12 years for someone to pay attention and discover he was a homeless veteran that died in a [[HeroicSacrifice heroic sacrifice]] due to injuries sustained lifting the rubble. What they at first thought was his blood or his attackers' on his clothes was the blood of the people he saved. ]]

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** The most tearjerking fact of all is [[spoiler: everyone ignored him because he just looked like a homeless victim of random violence, it took 12 years for someone to pay attention and discover he was a homeless veteran that died in a [[HeroicSacrifice heroic sacrifice]] due to injuries sustained lifting the rubble. What they at first thought was his blood or his attackers' on his clothes was the blood of the people he saved. ]]



*** Arastoo couldn't pray, Clark left meat burning in the cafe where he was working, Finn was stabbed, Colin was caught stealing test answers and he and his teacher just watched, Wendell's fireman uncle never came home and Brennan was identifying bodies)

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*** Arastoo couldn't pray, Clark left meat burning in the cafe where he was working, Finn was stabbed, Colin was caught stealing test answers and he and his teacher just watched, Wendell's fireman uncle never came home and Brennan was identifying bodies)bodies.)


* The entirety of "The Ghost in the Machine". It's told from the point of view from the victim - A fourteen-year-old boy. Just his age itself is sad, but when you hear what everyone has to say to him (Or his skull, rather) and realize that he hears it too... Hell, Brennan even cries for him. And she '''never''' cries over victims.

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* The entirety of "The Ghost in the Machine". It's told from the point of view from the victim - A a fourteen-year-old boy. Just his age itself is sad, but when you hear what everyone has to say to him (Or (or his skull, rather) and realize that he hears it too... Hell, Brennan even cries for him. And she '''never''' cries over victims.



* In "The Puzzler in the Pit" the victim being accidentally killed in a fight by [[spoiler:His own illegitimate son, who'd tried to meet him and thought his father was blowing him off when really he had dementia and had just forgotten about the meeting they'd scheduled.]]

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* In "The Puzzler in the Pit" the victim being accidentally killed in a fight by [[spoiler:His [[spoiler:his own illegitimate son, who'd tried to meet him and thought his father was blowing him off when really he had dementia and had just forgotten about the meeting they'd scheduled.]]


** What's worse is that Ralph Waite (who played Hank) [[AuthorExistenceFailure died in 2014]].

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** What's worse is that Ralph Waite (who played Hank) [[AuthorExistenceFailure died in 2014]].2014.


* The story behind the remains the victim discovered in The Archeologist in the Cocoon. As it turns out they were a Neanderthal husband, his Homo Sapiens wife and their essentially hybrid daughter who were considered outcasts from either tribe. Another Homo Sapiens apparently attacked the family. The interloper threw a spear at the father, who went down; the mother, who had been grinding acorns, attacked the interloper with her grinding stone. She was struck down, and her larynx was crushed; in the time she attacked, it gave the father time to reach for his hatchet and strike the interloper, killing him instantly. However, both parents were mortally wounded; the father crawled over to cradle the mother as he died, and the mother died shortly after. The three-year-old was too young to survive on her own, and starved to death: her last action was to crawl over to her parents before she died.

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* The story behind the remains the victim discovered in The Archeologist in the Cocoon. As it turns out they were a Neanderthal husband, his Homo Sapiens wife and their essentially hybrid daughter who were considered outcasts from either tribe. Another Homo Sapiens apparently attacked the family. The interloper threw a spear at the father, who went down; the mother, who had been grinding acorns, attacked the interloper with her grinding stone. She was struck down, and her larynx was crushed; in the time she attacked, it gave the father time to reach for his hatchet and strike the interloper, killing him instantly. However, both parents were mortally wounded; the father crawled over to cradle the mother as he died, and the mother died shortly after. The three-year-old was too young to survive on her own, and starved to death: her last action was to crawl over to her parents before she died.


* In "The Foot in the Foreclosure" Booth's grandfather, Hank, is introduced. He's a constant source of snarky remarks and awesomeness. Also, he [[spoiler: accidentally burns down Booth's kitchen while making dinner]]. His speech to Booth after [[spoiler: the firefighters leave]] is really emotional. You can hear in his voice that he ''knows'' that now the roles have switched and his ''grandson'' will have to take care of ''him''. This hits a little too close to home for those who have seen their grandparents needing help to do previously mundane things.

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* In "The Foot in the Foreclosure" Booth's grandfather, Hank, is introduced. He's a constant source of snarky remarks and awesomeness. Also, he [[spoiler: accidentally burns down Booth's kitchen while making dinner]]. His speech to Booth after [[spoiler: the firefighters leave]] is really emotional. You can hear in his voice that he ''knows'' that now the roles have switched and his ''grandson'' will have to take care of ''him''. This hits a little too close to home for those who have seen their grandparents or parents needing help to do previously mundane things.

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* The killer from "The Couple in the Cave", while probably a bit too self-righteous about what he did, can tug at the heartstrings a bit talking about his motive, [[spoiler:having his brother die, and then seeing his brother's child die and leave behdin a grieving murder while the man responsible -albeit- unintentionally got off with a slap on the wrist]] and talking about all of the pain involved in that.
** From the same episode, the description of one victim crawling over to the body if his InnocentBystander girlfriend before dying.

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* In "The Puzzler in the Pit" the victim being accidentally killed in a fight by [[spoiler:His own illegitimate son, who'd tried to meet him and thought his father was blowing him off when really he had dementia and had just forgotten about the meeting they'd scheduled.]]


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** On a lesser ote, the sadness of the victim's wife.


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* In "The Psychic and the Soup", the team mourning on what would have been [[spoiler:Sweets']] birthday if he hadn't been murdered. Hodgins gets the most heartbreaking line.
--> '''Hodgins:''' He didn't even make it to thirty?


* So many in "The Man in the Fallout Shelter":
** The team's brief visits with their families, separated by a glass wall, while they're quarantined in the Jeffersonian during Christmas, set to "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas" sung by Music/ToriAmos.
*** Dr. Goodman seeing his two young daughters. It's one particularly sweet because you mainly see Goodman as the administrator and occasional DeadpanSnarker who has to corral the team as best he can.
*** Hodgins seeing his main squeeze, who leaves lipstick marks all over the glass while he smiles.
*** Angela with the gentleman we later learn is her father.
*** Booth seeing Parker.
*** Bones standing off to the side, alone, in stark and painful contrast to Zack's large, loving family come to visit him.
** The end, where Bones is able to tell the fiancée of a man murdered in 1959 what really happened to him, and that he'd never abandoned her. And that he inadvertently left her a legacy
** The final scene with Bones and the present... [[spoiler: which her parents had left for her when they had disappeared around Christmas. She was so angry with them for abandoning her that she never opened it... but she still kept it. The look on her face when she opens it is almost painful to see.]]
** "Don't you wish someone had told ''you'' that your parents were dead -- just so you can finally stop wondering?" -- "Yes."
* "The Superhero in the Alley". The ending, when Angela completes the final page of the murder victim's semi-autobiographical comic book? Yeah.
* "The Graft in the Girl". Amy, the teen daughter of Booth's boss, has cancer, which it turns out was caused by a bone graft from a bone with cancer. After further investigation it turns out there are more people with cancer from the same donor (whose bones were illegally harvested). In the end the murder is solved and, but Amy is still going to die.

* The beginning of “The Woman in Limbo”. Brennan sees Angela’s latest facial reconstruction of a Jane Doe and ''flips out'', repeatedly telling Angela that it’s a mistake and to do the facial reconstruction again, before storming out. She then rushes to look at the evidence found with the Jane Doe, and proceeds to break down when she finds a familiar necklace. Meanwhile, both Angela and Dr. Goodman are incredibly confused by Brennan’s outburst. That’s when Booth comes in and sees the facial reconstruction as well, and reveals the cause of Brennan’s reaction: [[spoiler:the Jane Doe is ''her mother''. She finally found out what happened to her in the worst way possible]].
** Made worse in the next scene. [[spoiler: Brennan had been searching for years to find her mother. Turns out she was at her workplace the entire time... Brennan just didn't know it.]]
** Also her breakdown at the pig farm. She says her name and what her job is, getting more tearful as she speaks, until she breaks down crying and Booth holds her. So much of what she thought she knew about herself was coming apart and she was clinging to things she knew to still be true.
** A more minor part, but still worth mentioning. Booth seeks out Bones's estranged brother, who left her not long after their parents did. When she goes to call him out on it, we find out her brother [[PromotiontoParent wasn't much older than her]], and genuinely thought she would have a better childhood in foster care than if he tried to raise her
* "The Boy in the Shroud". The entire episode, but especially the end when 'Bring on the Wonder' plays.



* The beginning of “The Woman in Limbo”. Brennan sees Angela’s latest facial reconstruction of a Jane Doe and ''flips out'', repeatedly telling Angela that it’s a mistake and to do the facial reconstruction again, before storming out. She then rushes to look at the evidence found with the Jane Doe, and proceeds to break down when she finds a familiar necklace. Meanwhile, both Angela and Dr. Goodman are incredibly confused by Brennan’s outburst. That’s when Booth comes in and sees the facial reconstruction as well, and reveals the cause of Brennan’s reaction: [[spoiler:the Jane Doe is ''her mother''. She finally found out what happened to her in the worst way possible]].
** Made worse in the next scene. [[spoiler: Brennan had been searching for years to find her mother. Turns out she was at her workplace the entire time... Brennan just didn't know it.]]
** Also her breakdown at the pig farm. She says her name and what her job is, getting more tearful as she speaks, until she breaks down crying and Booth holds her. So much of what she thought she knew about herself was coming apart and she was clinging to things she knew to still be true.
** A more minor part, but still worth mentioning. Booth seeks out Bones's estranged brother, who left her not long after their parents did. When she goes to call him out on it, we find out her brother [[PromotiontoParent wasn't much older than her]], and genuinely thought she would have a better childhood in foster care than if he tried to raise her
* Booth's [[spoiler: anguished declaration of love]] to Bones in "The Parts in the Sum of the Whole". And her heartbreaking reply.
--> '''Booth''': ''Hear me out. Alright? You know when you talk to older couples who have been in love for thirty or forty or fifty years, it's always the guy who says I knew. I knew. Right from the beginning. I'm that guy, Bones. I'm that guy. I know.''

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* The beginning of “The Woman in Limbo”. Brennan sees Angela’s latest facial reconstruction of a Jane Doe and ''flips out'', repeatedly telling Angela that it’s a mistake and to do the facial reconstruction again, before storming out. She then rushes to look at the evidence found with the Jane Doe, and proceeds to break down when she finds a familiar necklace. Meanwhile, both Angela and Dr. Goodman are incredibly confused by Brennan’s outburst. That’s when Booth comes comment in and sees the facial reconstruction “Judas On A Pole” as well, and reveals the cause of Brennan’s reaction: [[spoiler:the Jane Doe is ''her mother''. She finally found out what happened to her in the worst way possible]].
** Made worse in the next scene. [[spoiler: Brennan had been searching for years to find her mother. Turns out she was at her workplace the entire time... Brennan just didn't know it.]]
** Also her breakdown at the pig farm. She says her name and what her job is, getting more tearful as she speaks, until she breaks down crying and Booth holds her. So much
dad leaves that she’s “one of what she thought she knew about herself was coming apart and she was clinging to things she knew to still be true.
** A more minor part, but still worth mentioning. Booth seeks out Bones's estranged brother,
those people who left her not long after their parents did. When she goes doesn’t get to call him out on it, we find out her brother [[PromotiontoParent wasn't much older than her]], and genuinely thought she would have a better childhood in foster care than if he tried to raise her
* Booth's [[spoiler: anguished declaration of love]] to Bones in "The Parts in the Sum of the Whole". And her
family” is heartbreaking reply.
--> '''Booth''': ''Hear me out. Alright? You know
although it loses some sting when you talk to older couples know she does get a family later.
** Immediately afterwards, the episode features with a somber, haunting scene where Max [[spoiler: burns the corpse of the man
who tried to kill Brennan]]. as a warning to anyone else who might have the same idea as [['SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic' ''Running Up that Hill'']], plays, with close-ups of Max's face during lines like "And if I only could/ Make a deal with God/ And get him to swap our places" as he accepts that he may never see his daughter again because of what he's just had to do.
* The victim's father talking about his daughter (and his dead wife) in "The Girl in the Gator" and the team's guilt about how their SayingTooMuch causes him to get arrested for shooting the man who raped his daughter.
* "The Priest in the Churchyard" has a sad scene where the killer talks with her priest and ParentalSubstitute father William. She meant well and was trying to kill PedophilePriest's while he feels heartbroken both by how she's going to jail, and because it's all for nothing (one of the men she killed might not
have been guilty and the other certainly wasn't). William is also clearly saddened to realize that it was his own hostility towards one of the victims (fortunately the one who survived) due to that man replacing him which caused the killer to trust his judgment and go after that man.
* The sick and exhausted mother from “Stargazer
in the Puddle”. She had a daughter who sadly suffered from a condition that left her with a myriad of health issues: unable to hit puberty while simultaneously rapidly aging in other ways, yet leaving the affected person with the mentality of a six-year-old child. The mother was under heavy medications, and one of those drugs was experimental. It left her feeling worse than before and her own mental health began to deteriorate. She knew no foster home would take her daughter, and ended up killing the child with an overdose of her old medication and alleges to have drowned her daughter. It was ultimately done out of mercy and love. In a stroke of cruel irony, her medication belatedly began to work right after her daughter’s death. The scene between Brennan and the distraught mother was so heartbreaking -- the way the mother looked at the rock her daughter had written on and broke down crying: “I love for thirty or forty or fifty years, it's always the guy who says I knew. I knew. Right from the beginning. I'm that guy, Bones. I'm that guy. I know.''you”.



* "The Finger in the Nest," in which Brennan decides to adopt Ripley, the fighting dog at the center of the case. However, since the dog has killed a person, the judge in the case orders it put down - which she doesn't find out until after she's already purchased toys, bedding and a personalized collar tag. Brennan's expression at the news, and then her halting attempt to say something over Ripley's grave, is heart-wrenching.
* The victim's story in "The Perfect Pieces in the Purple Pond". A germaphobic young man with OCD was working hard to overcome them and was even set to get married. However the victim was hacked to pieces by [[spoiler: his own mother, who also suffered from OCD and had a mental break when she learned her son was going to leave. In the end it's revealed that she kept his head in a box buried in her garden after killing him.]]
* And let's not forget to mention when [[spoiler:Cam adopts Michelle]] in “The Doctor in the Den”, that one moment when she [[spoiler:goes up to her room to get the salt shaker]].
* Booth and Brennan sharing "scars" from their childhoods in "Mayhem on a Cross" as a way to comfort Sweets after discovering [[spoiler:whip scars on his back]].
** They're doozies too; Bones uncharacteristically starts the sharing unprompted by telling the story of the time her foster parents [[spoiler:locked her in the trunk of a car for dropping a dish.]] She's brought to tears by the memory, and keeps trying to justify it wasn't her fault
** Booth then, at a single look from Bones, tells them he would have [[spoiler:killed himself as a child had it not been for his grandfather]]
* In "The Plain in the Prodigy" Mrs. Yoder asks for the DMV picture of her son. Since the family was Amish, she probably didn't have any other picture of their son.
* In "The Foot in the Foreclosure" Booth's grandfather, Hank, is introduced. He's a constant source of snarky remarks and awesomeness. Also, he [[spoiler: accidentally burns down Booth's kitchen while making dinner]]. His speech to Booth after [[spoiler: the firefighters leave]] is really emotional. You can hear in his voice that he ''knows'' that now the roles have switched and his ''grandson'' will have to take care of ''him''. This hits a little too close to home for those who have seen their grandparents needing help to do previously mundane things.
** What's worse is that Ralph Waite (who played Hank) [[AuthorExistenceFailure died in 2014]].
** Hank revealing to Brennan that he is the reason Booth's father left the family. Hank discovered his son beating Booth and told him to leave and never come back. It is clear he doesn't understand why his own son could do that but he knew he had to protect his grandchildren. He asks Brennan to one day tell Booth and to comfort him as he's afraid Booth will hate him for driving his dad away.
* "The Goop on the Girl". The scene near the end where the radio broadcaster [[spoiler: gives his final show about how it's really his fault that the man died, because of all the hate he's spreading]]. His words were so touching, you'd have to be inhuman to not tear up at that.
--> [[spoiler: "These will be the final words I broadcast. And I hope they're the words you remember the best. Peace on Earth."]]
** Additionally, at one point Bones says she finds the idea of a woman burying her son "heart breaking". Booth tells her “You are the one who always says that the heart can’t break because it’s a muscle. It has to be crushed,” she replies “Well, isn’t it heart crushing?”
* In "The Bones on the Blue Line", Sweets is sitting next to a guy who just a text saying he's now cancer free. He then proceeds to tell Sweets how he's going to travel the world and sleep with exotic women, things he'd been putting off because of his cancer. Seconds later, he’s thrown into a handpole on the subway when the train derails, killing him instantly.
* Booth's [[spoiler: anguished declaration of love]] to Bones in "The Parts in the Sum of the Whole". And her heartbreaking reply.
--> '''Booth''': ''Hear me out. Alright? You know when you talk to older couples who have been in love for thirty or forty or fifty years, it's always the guy who says I knew. I knew. Right from the beginning. I'm that guy, Bones. I'm that guy. I know.''
* The sixth season premiere, "The Mastadon in the Room", in a good way when Hodgins and Angela are talking about [[spoiler:their baby]].
* In "The Shallow in the Deep" Cam [[TheDeadHaveNames reading out the names of the slaves who died in the sinking of the Amalia Rose]] as their portraits light up one by one behind her is incredibly moving, especially when she chokes up on reaching the one with her great-grandmother's name.
* * Before that, the scene where Angela [[spoiler:gives faces to all of the slave ship victims,]]
* Cam talking to Sweets about Michelle in "The Babe In The Bar". She asks him why she should be going to him for advice about her [[spoiler: adopted daughter]] when he doesn't even take care of a pet. As of "Mayhem on a Cross", we know that he was [[spoiler: adopted by a loving couple when he was a child]], and that he knows better than anyone why she should listen to him.
** In a sad but also heartwarming way, the fact that he tells her she's doing great. Coming from [[spoiler:Sweets]] who knows what it's like [[spoiler: to be adopted]], that's probably the highest praise he could give her, and she doesn't even know or understand.



**Actually, just Bones during the episode. She becomes so consumed by the fact she and the titular doctor are alike that she starts hearing her talk, and ends up not sleeping for almost the entire episode. The whole team are worried about her and she doesn’t even seem to know why.
**Another heartbreaker of a quote
--> Bones: “How come I understand every word [you] say, always? I don’t have that with anybody else. Sometimes I just hear…noise.”
* As a man who has already been on the tail end of [[spoiler:a rejected marriage proposal]] what happens to Booth at the end of "The Daredevil in the Mold" is particularly jarring.
* "The Blackout in the Blizzard". TJ Thyne can make the chemical composition of coins bring tears to your eyes.
-->'''Hodgins:''' You hear that something has a one in a thousand chance or one in 10,000. ''*sobs*'' But I guess it's like the lottery, right? Someone always wins, you know?
-->'''Angela:''' That sounds like good news.
** Then he just can't even speak and just looks at her, tears streaming down his face, and Wendell quietly leaves the room.
* "The Signs in the Silence" - a deaf mute runaway girl is found covered in blood. It turns out [[spoiler: she had to kill a man who tried to kidnap her and take her back to her violently abusive parents, who it turns out in fact kidnapped her from her real parents when she was a toddler. It is an incredible AdultFear episode for any parent, to imagine their defenceless three-year-old being taken and used so horrifically that she's unable to trust anyone, and her only happy memory is of a stuffed rabbit...]]
** The episode is also a tearjerker in terms of the reaction it brings out in both Bones and Sweets, who both [[spoiler:had firsthand experience with abuse in the foster care system]]. Sweets, usually very passive, is so upset by the girl's case that he [[spoiler:gets angry at Bones and argues with her in the diner]], something other characters note he's never done before



* In the season seven finale, Brennan [[spoiler:takes Christine and goes on the run after being framed for a murder]]. Booth manages to just catch the car driving off and says in the most heartbreaking little voice [[spoiler:"That's my family..."]]
**From the same episode, Cam breaking down in tears while telling Hodgins that the hair recovered from [[spoiler:Dr. Brennan's]] trunk matches the victim's.
* Booth's eulogy for a homeless veteran [[spoiler:who died rescuing three people from the Pentagon on 9/11]] in “The Patriot in Pugatory”.
** That entire episode. That entire fucking episode.
** The most tearjerking fact of all is [[spoiler: everyone ignored him because he just looked like a homeless victim of random violence, it took 12 years for someone to pay attention and discover he was a homeless veteran that died in a [[HeroicSacrifice heroic sacrifice]] due to injuries sustained lifting the rubble. What they at first thought was his blood or his attackers' on his clothes was the blood of the people he saved. ]]
** Finn, Colin, Fisher, Arastoo & Wendell telling each other their memories of the day, and when they first learnt of the 9/11 attacks.
*** Arastoo couldn't pray, Clark left meat burning in the cafe where he was working, Finn was stabbed, Colin was caught stealing test answers and he and his teacher just watched, Wendell's fireman uncle never came home and Brennan was identifying bodies)



* [[spoiler: Cam talking to Sweets about Michelle in "The Babe In The Bar". She asks him why she should be going to him for advice about her adopted daughter when he doesn't even take care of a pet. Come "Mayhem on a Cross", we find out that he was adopted by a loving couple when he was a child, and that he knows better than anyone why she should listen to him.]]
** In a sad but also heartwarming way, the fact that he tells her she's doing great. Coming from [[spoiler:Sweets]] who knows what it's like to be adopted, that's probably the highest praise he could give her, and she doesn't even know or understand.
* So many in "The Man in the Fallout Shelter":
** The team's brief visits with their families, separated by a glass wall, while they're quarantined in the Jeffersonian during Christmas, set to "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas" sung by Music/ToriAmos.
*** Dr. Goodman seeing his two young daughters. It's one particularly sweet because you mainly see Goodman as the administrator and occasional DeadpanSnarker who has to corral the team as best he can.
*** Hodgins seeing his main squeeze, who leaves lipstick marks all over the glass while he smiles.
*** Angela with the gentleman we later learn is her father.
*** Booth seeing Parker.
*** Bones standing off to the side, alone, in stark and painful contrast to Zack's large, loving family come to visit him.
** The end, where Bones is able to tell the fiancée of a man murdered in 1959 what really happened to him, and that he'd never abandoned her. And that he inadvertently left her a legacy
** The final scene with Bones and the present... [[spoiler: which her parents had left for her when they had disappeared around Christmas. She was so angry with them for abandoning her that she never opened it... but she still kept it. The look on her face when she opens it is almost painful to see.]]
** "Don't you wish someone had told ''you'' that your parents were dead -- just so you can finally stop wondering?" -- "Yes."
* In "The Shallow in the Deep" Cam [[TheDeadHaveNames reading out the names of the slaves who died in the sinking of the Amalia Rose]] as their portraits light up one by one behind her is incredibly moving, especially when she chokes up on reaching the one with her great-grandmother's name.
* In the season seven finale, Brennan [[spoiler:takes Christine and goes on the run after being framed for a murder]]. Booth manages to just catch the car driving off and says in the most heartbreaking little voice [[spoiler:"That's my family..."]]
* Cam breaking down in tears while telling Hodgins that the hair recovered from [[spoiler:Dr. Brennan's]] trunk matches the victim's.
* Booth's eulogy for a homeless veteran [[spoiler:who died rescuing three people from the Pentagon on 9/11]].
** That entire episode. That entire fucking episode.
** The most tearjerking fact of all is [[spoiler: Everyone ignored him because he just looked like a homeless victim of random violence, it took 12 years for someone to pay attention and discover he was a homeless veteran that died in a HeroicSacrifice due to injuries sustained lifting the rubble. What they at first thought was his blood or his attackers' on his clothes was the blood of the people he saved. ]]
* Finn, Colin, Fisher, Arastoo & Wendell telling each other their memories of the day, and when they first learnt of the 9/11 attacks.
* "The Finger in the Nest," in which Brennan decides to adopt Ripley, the fighting dog at the center of the case. However, since the dog has killed a person, the judge in the case orders it put down - which she doesn't find out until after she's already purchased toys, bedding and a personalized collar tag. Brennan's expression at the news, and then her halting attempt to say something over Ripley's grave, is heart-wrenching.
* "The Pain in the Heart". Everything involving [[spoiler:Zack]].
* "The Goop on the Girl". The scene near the end where the radio broadcaster [[spoiler: gives his final show about how it's really his fault that the man died, because of all the hate he's spreading]]. His words were so touching, you'd have to be inhuman to not tear up at that.
--> [[spoiler: "These will be the final words I broadcast. And I hope they're the words you remember the best. Peace on Earth."]]
* Bones says she finds the idea of a woman burying her son "heart breaking". Booth tells her “You are the one who always says that the heart can’t break because it’s a muscle. It has to be crushed,” she replies “Well, isn’t it heart crushing?”
* "The Boy in the Shroud". The entire episode, but especially the end when 'Bring on the Wonder' plays.
* "The Superhero in the Alley". The ending, when Angela completes the final page of the murder victim's semi-autobiographical comic book? Yeah.
* "The Graft in the Girl". Amy, the teen daughter of Booth's boss, has cancer, which it turns out was caused by a bone graft from a bone with cancer. After further investigation it turns out there are more people with cancer from the same donor (whose bones were illegally harvested). In the end the murder is solved and, but Amy is still going to die.
* In "The Foot in the Foreclosure" Booth's grandfather, Hank, is introduced. He's a constant source of snarky remarks and awesomeness. Also, he [[spoiler: accidentally burns down Booth's kitchen while making dinner]]. His speech to Booth after [[spoiler: the firefighters leave]] is really emotional. You can hear in his voice that he ''knows'' that now the roles have switched and his ''grandson'' will have to take care of ''him''. This hits a little too close to home for those who have seen their grandparents needing help to do previously mundane things.
** What's worse is that Ralph Waite (who played Hank) [[AuthorExistenceFailure died in 2014]].
** Hank revealing to Brennan that he is the reason Booth's father left the family. Hank discovered his son beating Booth and told him to leave and never come back. It is clear he doesn't understand why his own son could do that but he knew he had to protect his grandchildren. He asks Brennan to one day tell Booth and to comfort him as he's afraid Booth will hate him for driving his dad away.
* Their goodbye in the final episode of season 5 caused some tearing up as well, for sure.
* "The Singing in the Silence" - a deaf mute runaway girl is found covered in blood. It turns out [[spoiler: she had to kill a man who tried to kidnap her and take her back to her violently abusive parents, who it turns out in fact kidnapped her from her real parents when she was a toddler. It is an incredible AdultFear episode for any parent, to imagine their defenceless three-year-old being taken and used so horrifically that she's unable to trust anyone, and her only happy memory is of a stuffed rabbit...]]
** The episode is also a tearjerker in terms of the reaction it brings out in both Bones and Sweets, who both [[spoiler:had firsthand experience with abuse in the foster care system]]. Sweets, usually very passive, is so upset by the girl's case that he [[spoiler:gets angry at Bones and argues with her in the diner]], something other characters note he's never done before
* When Arastoo is infected with a deadly disease and the only one who can help is the murderer, seeing the normally stoic Cam just utterly break down begging him to help is utterly heartwrenching.

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* [[spoiler: Cam talking to Sweets about Michelle The part in "The Babe In The Bar". She asks him why she should be going to him for advice about her adopted Archaeologist in the Cocoon" where the team demonstrates the fate of the Neanderthal/Homo sapien remains from 25,000 years ago: [[spoiler:It was a family murder scene - a homo sapien mother, a neanderthal father, and a hybrid daughter when he doesn't even take care of were killed by a pet. Come "Mayhem on a Cross", we find out homo sapien interloper. The mother and father both died killing the interloper, while the 3 year old daughter was left to starve to death because neither species would adopt her. Their only comfort was that he was adopted by a loving couple when he was a child, the father crawled to and cradled the mother while he bled to death and she suffocated, and the daughter curled up with them at the end, so that he knows better than anyone why she should listen to him.they could all be together. Booth outright calls it [[HumansAreBastards The World's First Hate Crime]].]]
** * In a sad but also heartwarming way, the fact that he tells her she's doing great. Coming from [[spoiler:Sweets]] who knows what it's like to be adopted, that's probably the highest praise he could give her, and she doesn't even know or understand.
* So many in "The Man
“The Pathos in the Fallout Shelter":
** The team's brief visits with their families, separated by a glass wall, while they're quarantined in the Jeffersonian during Christmas, set to "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas" sung by Music/ToriAmos.
*** Dr. Goodman seeing his two young daughters. It's one particularly sweet because you mainly see Goodman as the administrator and occasional DeadpanSnarker who has to corral the team as best he can.
*** Hodgins seeing his main squeeze, who leaves lipstick marks all over the glass while he smiles.
*** Angela with the gentleman we later learn is her father.
*** Booth seeing Parker.
*** Bones standing off to the side, alone, in stark and painful contrast to Zack's large, loving family come to visit him.
** The end, where Bones is able to tell the fiancée of a man murdered in 1959 what really happened to him, and that he'd never abandoned her. And that he inadvertently left her a legacy
** The final scene with Bones and the present... [[spoiler: which her parents had left for her
Pathogen” when they had disappeared around Christmas. She was so angry with them for abandoning her that she never opened it... but she still kept it. The look on her face when she opens it is almost painful to see.]]
** "Don't you wish someone had told ''you'' that your parents were dead -- just so you can finally stop wondering?" -- "Yes."
* In "The Shallow in the Deep" Cam [[TheDeadHaveNames reading out the names of the slaves who died in the sinking of the Amalia Rose]] as their portraits light up one by one behind her is incredibly moving, especially when she chokes up on reaching the one with her great-grandmother's name.
* In the season seven finale, Brennan [[spoiler:takes Christine and goes on the run after being framed for a murder]]. Booth manages to just catch the car driving off and says in the most heartbreaking little voice [[spoiler:"That's my family..."]]
* Cam breaking down in tears while telling Hodgins that the hair recovered from [[spoiler:Dr. Brennan's]] trunk matches the victim's.
* Booth's eulogy for a homeless veteran [[spoiler:who died rescuing three people from the Pentagon on 9/11]].
** That entire episode. That entire fucking episode.
** The most tearjerking fact of all is [[spoiler: Everyone ignored him because he just looked like a homeless victim of random violence, it took 12 years for someone to pay attention and discover he was a homeless veteran that died in a HeroicSacrifice due to injuries sustained lifting the rubble. What they at first thought was his blood or his attackers' on his clothes was the blood of the people he saved. ]]
* Finn, Colin, Fisher, Arastoo & Wendell telling each other their memories of the day, and when they first learnt of the 9/11 attacks.
* "The Finger in the Nest," in which Brennan decides to adopt Ripley, the fighting dog at the center of the case. However, since the dog has killed a person, the judge in the case orders it put down - which she doesn't find out until after she's already purchased toys, bedding and a personalized collar tag. Brennan's expression at the news, and then her halting attempt to say something over Ripley's grave, is heart-wrenching.
* "The Pain in the Heart". Everything involving [[spoiler:Zack]].
* "The Goop on the Girl". The scene near the end where the radio broadcaster [[spoiler: gives his final show about how it's really his fault that the man died, because of all the hate he's spreading]]. His words were so touching, you'd have to be inhuman to not tear up at that.
--> [[spoiler: "These will be the final words I broadcast. And I hope they're the words you remember the best. Peace on Earth."]]
* Bones says she finds the idea of a woman burying her son "heart breaking". Booth tells her “You are the one who always says that the heart can’t break because it’s a muscle. It has to be crushed,” she replies “Well, isn’t it heart crushing?”
* "The Boy in the Shroud". The entire episode, but especially the end when 'Bring on the Wonder' plays.
* "The Superhero in the Alley". The ending, when Angela completes the final page of the murder victim's semi-autobiographical comic book? Yeah.
* "The Graft in the Girl". Amy, the teen daughter of Booth's boss, has cancer, which it turns out was caused by a bone graft from a bone with cancer. After further investigation it turns out there are more people with cancer from the same donor (whose bones were illegally harvested). In the end the murder is solved and, but Amy is still going to die.
* In "The Foot in the Foreclosure" Booth's grandfather, Hank, is introduced. He's a constant source of snarky remarks and awesomeness. Also, he [[spoiler: accidentally burns down Booth's kitchen while making dinner]]. His speech to Booth after [[spoiler: the firefighters leave]] is really emotional. You can hear in his voice that he ''knows'' that now the roles have switched and his ''grandson'' will have to take care of ''him''. This hits a little too close to home for those who have seen their grandparents needing help to do previously mundane things.
** What's worse is that Ralph Waite (who played Hank) [[AuthorExistenceFailure died in 2014]].
** Hank revealing to Brennan that he is the reason Booth's father left the family. Hank discovered his son beating Booth and told him to leave and never come back. It is clear he doesn't understand why his own son could do that but he knew he had to protect his grandchildren. He asks Brennan to one day tell Booth and to comfort him as he's afraid Booth will hate him for driving his dad away.
* Their goodbye in the final episode of season 5 caused some tearing up as well, for sure.
* "The Singing in the Silence" - a deaf mute runaway girl is found covered in blood. It turns out [[spoiler: she had to kill a man who tried to kidnap her and take her back to her violently abusive parents, who it turns out in fact kidnapped her from her real parents when she was a toddler. It is an incredible AdultFear episode for any parent, to imagine their defenceless three-year-old being taken and used so horrifically that she's unable to trust anyone, and her only happy memory is of a stuffed rabbit...]]
** The episode is also a tearjerker in terms of the reaction it brings out in both Bones and Sweets, who both [[spoiler:had firsthand experience with abuse in the foster care system]]. Sweets, usually very passive, is so upset by the girl's case that he [[spoiler:gets angry at Bones and argues with her in the diner]], something other characters note he's never done before
* When
Arastoo is infected with a deadly disease and the only one who can help is the murderer, seeing the normally stoic Cam just utterly break down begging him to help is utterly heartwrenching.



* The part in "The Archeologist in the Cocoon" where the team demonstrates the fate of the Neanderthal/Homo sapien remains from 25,000 years ago: [[spoiler:It was a family murder scene - a homo sapien mother, a neanderthal father, and a hybrid daughter were killed by a homo sapien interloper. The mother and father both died killing the interloper, while the 3 year old daughter was left to starve to death because neither species would adopt her. Their only comfort was that the father crawled to and cradled the mother while he bled to death and she suffocated, and the daughter curled up with them at the end, so that they could all be together. Booth outright calls it [[HumansAreBastards The World's First Hate Crime]].]]



* Learning that Clark's girlfriend of eight years broke up with him in 'The Ghost in the Killer,' leading him to be crashing at the Jeffersonian. Seeing the normally straight-laced and confident squintern hitting his lowest point and this lost is hard to see.



* "The Patriot in Purgatory" not only looks at what the interns and Brennan were doing when they learned about 9/11- Arastoo couldn't pray, Clark left meat burning in the cafe where he was working, Finn was stabbed, Colin was caught stealing test answers and he and his teacher just watched, Wendell's fireman uncle never came home and Brennan was identifying bodies), but also looks at the fate of veteran Tim Murphy; [[spoiler:after years of being ignored by government officials in Langley as just some crazy homeless guy, he ran ''into'' the burning building and rescued three people, but the strain of doing so caused so much damage that he bled out from internal injuries over the next week]].
* In 9x15, "The Heiress in the Hil", Hodgins learns about [[spoiler:his estranged brother, hidden away in a full-time psychiatric care facility by his parents before he was born.]] He goes to visit him and they're having a nice conversation, when Jeffrey has a psychotic break and starts ranting about his delusions. The look on Hodgins's face is ...
* And let's not forget to mention when [[spoiler:Cam adopts Michelle]] that one moment when she [[spoiler:goes up to her room to get the salt shaker]].
* Booth and Brennan sharing "scars" from their childhoods in "Mayhem on a Cross" as a way to comfort Sweets after discovering [[spoiler:whip scars on his back]].
** They're doozies too; Bones uncharacteristically starts the sharing unprompted by telling the story of the time her foster parents [[spoiler:locked her in the trunk of a car for dropping a dish.]] She's brought to tears by the memory, and keeps trying to justify it wasn't her fault
** Booth then, at a single look from Bones, tells them he would have [[spoiler:killed himself as a child had it not been for his grandfather]]
* [[spoiler:Bones tearfully telling Booth that she can't let go of her relationship doubts despite how she feels about him.]]
* The sixth season premiere, "The Mastadon in the Room", in a good way when Hodgins and Angela are talking about [[spoiler:their baby]].
* "The Priest in the Churchyard" has a sad scene where the killer talks with her priest and ParentalSubstitute father William. She meant well and was trying to kill PedophilePriest's while he feels heartbroken both by how she's going to jail, and because it's all for nothing (one of the men she killed might not have been guilty and the other certainly wasn't). William is also clearly saddened to realize that it was his own hostility towards one of the victims (fortunately the one who survived) due to that man replacing him which caused the killer to trust his judgment and go after that man.
* The victim's father talking about his daughter (and his dead wife) in "The Girl in the Gator" and the team's guilt about how their SayingTooMuch causes him to get arrested for shooting the man who raped his daughter.
* As a man who has been on the tail end of [[spoiler:a rejected marriage proposal]] what happens to Booth at the end of "The Daredevil in the Mold" is particularly jarring.
* "The Shallow in the Deep", when Angela [[spoiler:gives faces to all of the slave ship victims.]]
* "The Blackout in the Blizzard". TJ Thyne can make the chemical composition of coins bring tears to your eyes.
-->'''Hodgins:''' You hear that something has a one in a thousand chance or one in 10,000. ''*sobs*'' But I guess it's like the lottery, right? Someone always wins, you know?
-->'''Angela:''' That sounds like good news.
** Then he just can't even speak and just looks at her, tears streaming down his face, and Wendell quietly leaves the room.

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* "The Patriot in Purgatory" not only looks at what the interns and Brennan were doing when they learned about 9/11- Arastoo couldn't pray, Clark left meat burning in the cafe where he was working, Finn was stabbed, Colin was caught stealing test answers and he and his teacher just watched, Wendell's fireman uncle never came home and Brennan was identifying bodies), but also looks at the fate of veteran Tim Murphy; [[spoiler:after years of being ignored by government officials in Langley as just some crazy homeless guy, he ran ''into'' the burning building and rescued three people, but the strain of doing so caused so much damage that he bled out from internal injuries over the next week]].
* In 9x15, "The Heiress in the Hil", Hill", Hodgins learns about [[spoiler:his estranged brother, hidden away in a full-time psychiatric care facility by his parents before he was born.]] He goes to visit him and they're having a nice conversation, when Jeffrey has a psychotic break and starts ranting about his delusions. The look on Hodgins's face is ...
* And let's not forget to mention The pain in Brennan's voice when [[spoiler:Cam adopts Michelle]] that one moment when she [[spoiler:goes up to her room to get the salt shaker]].
*
Booth and Brennan sharing "scars" from their childhoods in "Mayhem on a Cross" as a way to comfort Sweets after discovering [[spoiler:whip scars on his back]].
** They're doozies too; Bones uncharacteristically starts the sharing unprompted by telling the story of the time her foster parents [[spoiler:locked her in the trunk of a car for dropping a dish.]] She's brought to tears by the memory, and keeps trying to justify it wasn't her fault
** Booth then, at a single look from Bones,
tells them he would have [[spoiler:killed himself as a child had it not been for his grandfather]]
* [[spoiler:Bones tearfully telling Booth that she can't let go of
her relationship doubts despite how she feels about him.]]
* The sixth season premiere, "The Mastadon in the Room", in a good way when Hodgins
to take Christine and Angela are talking about [[spoiler:their baby]].
* "The Priest in the Churchyard" has a sad scene where the killer talks with her priest and ParentalSubstitute father William. She meant well and was trying
go to kill PedophilePriest's while he feels heartbroken both by how she's going to jail, and Max's, because it's all for nothing (one of the men she killed might not have been guilty and operatives behind the other certainly wasn't). William is also clearly saddened to realize that it was his own hostility towards one of the victims (fortunately the one who survived) due to that man replacing him which caused the killer to trust his judgment and go conspiracy are coming after that man.
* The victim's father talking about his daughter (and his dead wife) in "The Girl in the Gator" and the team's guilt about how their SayingTooMuch causes him to get arrested for shooting the man who raped his daughter.
* As a man who has been on the tail end of [[spoiler:a rejected marriage proposal]] what happens to Booth at the end of "The Daredevil in the Mold" is particularly jarring.
* "The Shallow in the Deep", when Angela [[spoiler:gives faces to all of the slave ship victims.]]
* "The Blackout in the Blizzard". TJ Thyne can make the chemical composition of coins bring tears to your eyes.
-->'''Hodgins:''' You hear that something has a one in a thousand chance or one in 10,000. ''*sobs*'' But
them.
--> '''Booth:'''
I guess it's like the lottery, right? Someone always wins, love you.
--> '''Brennan:''' Don't
you know?
-->'''Angela:''' That sounds like good news.
** Then he just can't even speak and just looks at her, tears streaming down his face, and Wendell quietly leaves the room.
die.



* In "The Bones On The Blue Line", Sweets is sitting next to a guy who just a text saying he's now cancer free. He then proceeds to tell Sweets how he's going to travel the world and sleep with exotic women, things he'd been putting off because of his cancer. He got thrown into a handpole on the subway, killing him.
* Seeing Booth relapse on his gambling addiction is heartbreaking for anyone who has had loved ones go through similar relapses.
* The sick and exhausted mother from “Stargazer in the Puddle”. She had a daughter who sadly suffered from a condition that left her with a myriad of health issues: unable to hit puberty while simultaneously rapidly aging in other ways, yet leaving the affected person with the mentality of a six-year-old child. The mother was under heavy medications, and one of those drugs was experimental. It left her feeling worse than before and her own mental health began to deteriorate. She knew no foster home would take her daughter, and ended up killing the child with an overdose of her old medication and alleges to have drowned her daughter. It was ultimately done out of mercy and love. In a stroke of cruel irony, her medication belatedly began to work right after her daughter’s death. The scene between Brennan and the distraught mother was so heartbreaking -- the way the mother looked at the rock her daughter had written on and broke down crying: “I love you”.
* The victim's story in "The Perfect Pieces in the Purple Pond". A germaphobic young man with OCD was working hard to overcome them and was even set to get married. However the victim was hacked to pieces by [[spoiler: his own mother, who also suffered from OCD and had a mental break when she learned her son was going to leave. In the end it's revealed that she kept his head in a box buried in her garden after killing him.]]
* Learning that Clark's girlfriend of eight years broke up with him in 'The Ghost in the Killer,' leading him to be crashing at the Jeffersonian. Seeing the normally straight-laced and confident squintern hitting his lowest point and this lost is hard to see.
* The pain in Brennan's voice when Booth tells her to take Christine and go to Max's, because the operatives behind the conspiracy are coming after them.
--> '''Booth:''' I love you.
--> '''Brennan:''' Don't you die.
* Hodgins [[spoiler: getting stuck in a wheelchair]] is bad enough on its own but seeing him taking out his anger at this turn of events on the team to the point of verbal abuse, culminating with him telling Angela that she should leave if she can't take it, is heart-wrenching.

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* In "The Bones On The Blue Line", Sweets is sitting next to a guy who just a text saying he's now cancer free. He then proceeds to tell Sweets how he's going to travel the world and sleep with exotic women, things he'd been putting off because of his cancer. He got thrown into a handpole on the subway, killing him.
* Seeing Booth relapse on his gambling addiction in season ten is heartbreaking for anyone who has had loved ones go through similar relapses.
* The sick and exhausted mother from “Stargazer in the Puddle”. She had a daughter who sadly suffered from a condition that left her with a myriad of health issues: unable to hit puberty while simultaneously rapidly aging in other ways, yet leaving the affected person with the mentality of a six-year-old child. The mother was under heavy medications, and one of those drugs was experimental. It left her feeling worse than before and her own mental health began to deteriorate. She knew no foster home would take her daughter, and ended up killing the child with an overdose of her old medication and alleges to have drowned her daughter. It was ultimately done out of mercy and love. In a stroke of cruel irony, her medication belatedly began to work right after her daughter’s death. The scene between Brennan and the distraught mother was so heartbreaking -- the way the mother looked at the rock her daughter had written on and broke down crying: “I love you”.
* The victim's story in "The Perfect Pieces in the Purple Pond". A germaphobic young man with OCD was working hard to overcome them and was even set to get married. However the victim was hacked to pieces by [[spoiler: his own mother, who also suffered from OCD and had a mental break when she learned her son was going to leave. In the end it's revealed that she kept his head in a box buried in her garden after killing him.]]
* Learning that Clark's girlfriend of eight years broke up with him in 'The Ghost in the Killer,' leading him to be crashing at the Jeffersonian. Seeing the normally straight-laced and confident squintern hitting his lowest point and this lost is hard to see.
* The pain in Brennan's voice when Booth tells her to take Christine and go to Max's, because the operatives behind the conspiracy are coming after them.
--> '''Booth:''' I love you.
--> '''Brennan:''' Don't you die.
*
Hodgins [[spoiler: getting stuck in a wheelchair]] after the event of “The Doom in the Boom” is bad enough on its own but seeing him taking out his anger at this turn of events on the team to the point of verbal abuse, culminating with him telling Angela that she should leave if she can't take it, is heart-wrenching.



* [[spoiler: Hodgins manages to find evidence that could prove Zach didn't commit the lobbyist murder he confessed to and eagerly goes to show it to Cam...who proceeds to accuse him of evidence tampering. He snaps that she should just throw it out if she doesn't trust him and storms out.]]



* In "The Plain in the Prodigy" Mrs. Yoder asks for the DMV picture of her son. Since the family was Amish, she probably didn't have any other picture of their son.
+ Brennan’s comment in “Judas On A Pole” as her dad leaves that she’s “one of those people who doesn’t get to have a family” is heartbreaking although it loses some sting when you know she does get a family later.
** Immediately afterwards, the episode features with a somber, haunting scene where Max [[spoiler: burns the corpse of the man who tried to kill Brennan]]. as a warning to anyone else who might have the same idea as 'SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic' ''Running Up that Hill'', plays, with close-ups of Max's face during lines like "And if I only could/ Make a deal with God/ And get him to swap our places" as he accepts that he may never see his daughter again because of what he's just had to do.

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* In "The Plain in the Prodigy" Mrs. Yoder asks for the DMV picture of her son. Since the family was Amish, she probably [[spoiler: Hodgins manages to find evidence that could prove Zach didn't have any other picture commit the lobbyist murder he confessed to and eagerly goes to show it to Cam...who proceeds to accuse him of their son.
+ Brennan’s comment in “Judas On A Pole” as her dad leaves
evidence tampering. He snaps that she’s “one of those people who doesn’t get to have a family” is heartbreaking although it loses some sting when you know she does get a family later.
** Immediately afterwards, the episode features with a somber, haunting scene where Max [[spoiler: burns the corpse of the man who tried to kill Brennan]]. as a warning to anyone else who might have the same idea as 'SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic' ''Running Up that Hill'', plays, with close-ups of Max's face during lines like "And if I only could/ Make a deal with God/ And get him to swap our places" as he accepts that he may never see his daughter again because of what he's
should just had to do.throw it out if she doesn't trust him and storms out.]]


* Cam [[TheDeadHaveNames reading out the names of the slaves who died in the sinking of the Amalia Rose]] as their portraits light up one by one behind her is incredibly moving, especially when she chokes up on reaching the one with her great-grandmother's name.

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* In "The Shallow in the Deep" Cam [[TheDeadHaveNames reading out the names of the slaves who died in the sinking of the Amalia Rose]] as their portraits light up one by one behind her is incredibly moving, especially when she chokes up on reaching the one with her great-grandmother's name.



* The comparing scars scene in "Mayhem on a Cross" where Bones reveals that her foster parents locked her in a car for two days



* "The Priest in the Churchyard" has a sad scene where the killer talks with her priest and ParentalSubstitute father William. She meant well and was trying to kill PedophilePriest's while he feels heartbroken both by how she's going to jai, and because it's all for nothing (one of the men she killed might not have been guilty and the other certainly wasn't). William is also clearly saddened to realize that it was his own hostility towards one of the victims (fortunately the one who survived) due to that man replacing him which caused the killer to trust his judgment and go after that man.

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* "The Priest in the Churchyard" has a sad scene where the killer talks with her priest and ParentalSubstitute father William. She meant well and was trying to kill PedophilePriest's while he feels heartbroken both by how she's going to jai, jail, and because it's all for nothing (one of the men she killed might not have been guilty and the other certainly wasn't). William is also clearly saddened to realize that it was his own hostility towards one of the victims (fortunately the one who survived) due to that man replacing him which caused the killer to trust his judgment and go after that man.


* "The Priest in the Churchyard" has a sad scene where the killer talks with her priest and ParentalSubstitute father William. She meant well and was trying to kill PedophilePriest's while he feels heartbroken both by how she's going to jai, and because it's all for nothing (one of the men she killed might not have been guilty and the other certainly wasn't). William is also clearly saddened to realize that it was his own hostility towards one of the victims (fortunately the one who survived) due to that man replacing him which caused the killer to trust his judgment and go after that man.
* The victim's father talking about his daughter (and his dead wife) in "The Girl in the Gator" and the team's guilt about how their SayingTooMuch causes him to get arrested for shooting the man who raped his daughter.



** Cue Bones and Booth looking uncomfortably at each other, trying to figure out how to explain that [[spoiler:Sweets is dead]]*

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** Cue Bones and Booth looking uncomfortably at each other, trying to figure out how to explain that [[spoiler:Sweets is dead]]*dead]]

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