Season 5 Episode 15

The Bones on a Blue Line

Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Apr 01, 2010 on FOX
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Episode Summary

A subway train Sweets is riding gets derailed by flood water, and the overflow subsequently reveals human remains. While the team studies the remains back at the lab, Sweets suffers post traumatic stress. Meanwhile, the release of Brennan's newest book proves very successful.

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  • ugh, product placement.

    If it hadn't been for the time they wasted on adding a car ad instead of plot, i would have really liked this episode. I liked how impacted Sweets was by sudden/pointless death.
  • Bones finally comes back with a derailed subway car, a annoyingly hilarious journalist and a new relationship twist...

    Sweets in on the subway talking to this guy who was just cured of cancer. The a flood derails the subway, a body washes up against the window, and the poor boy that Sweets was talking to dies. This episode was pretty good, and that's mostly because of the Japanese journalist that was interviewing Brennan. She cared A LOT more about the relantionships between the actual people than she did about the science, no suprise there. I'm dying to find out what exactly is on page 187, knowing Angela and Hodgins, it's bound to be something. Speaking of Angela, it is also revealed that she is the one who writes all the steamy parts of Brennan's book.

    There is a "suprise" ending, that almost everyone expected. It was cute though. In all, it was a pretty good come back.moreless
  • Thinking about life..

    This episode was somehow controversial. I most say I loved the whole Sweets storyline.. not that while watching it did not made much sense and looked quite unexplained.. but when the ending came.. and we saw where it lead.. it made much more sense and had nice message on it.

    Even thought Brennan storyline had nice ending too.. I did not liked the process there at all. That journalist or whoever she was.. was way too annoying and they looked like broken gramophone running around one aspect of the story. I do not know.. I think there is much more on the serie than that.. And the case was quite overshadowed by both of those substorylines and it was way too easy to guess who was the murderer. Expect much more from next episode.moreless
  • Angela has been writing all of the emotional parts of Brennan's books.

    The episode is all around good, but what I can't get over is how much they screwed up Brennan's character. In this episode, you find out Angela has been coming up with all the sex scenes and whatnot in the books Brennan authors. I really hate this move. It messes with Brennan's characterization. You need to believe that her, well, humanity comes out through these books. She's really more of a thief since Angela's parts are the ones people actually like.

    Of course, not everything can even be Angela's idea since Brennan is writing all of that emotionally-packed stuff when Booth was in the hospital. Writers changing their minds again. Hate it.

    I have Bones scored Superb. But it won't stay that way for long if the writers keep screwing it up like they did this episode and the next on. I mean, come on!moreless
  • Page 187....

    Well we at least found out page 187 is a sexual thing that Hodgins done with Angela. Can we get the book to find out exactly what is so amazing??? Was is just me or did Booth have a look of relief when Brennan told him that she got that part from Angela and not first hand from a partner. What ever IT is I wonder if Booth will someday give Brennan the first hand experience? Brennan gives Angela 25% of her book income. Wow. Ahhhh. Sweets proposes to Daisy and she in turn proposes to Sweets. So now we have a wedding in our mists. Yeah. This show has really gotten good this episode. Even the murder involved romance. Such a good show this time. Can't wait till next week to see what we've been waiting five years to see. Yeah!moreless
Emily Deschanel

Emily Deschanel

Dr. Temperance Brennan

Michaela Conlin

Michaela Conlin

Angela Montenegro

Tamara Taylor

Tamara Taylor

Dr. Camille Saroyan

T.J. Thyne

T.J. Thyne

Dr. Jack Hodgins

John Francis Daley

John Francis Daley

Dr. Lance Sweets

David Boreanaz

David Boreanaz

Special Agent Seeley Booth

Seiko Matsuda

Seiko Matsuda

Riku Iwanaga

Guest Star

Michael Trotter

Michael Trotter

Colin Casey

Guest Star

James Madio

James Madio

Eddie Ceraficki

Guest Star

Carla Gallo

Carla Gallo

Daisy Wick

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (2)

    • The train station that the train arrives at, just as water comes rushing into the station, is a movie prop used in the "studio tour" at Universal Studios. On the tour, visitors ride through the subway station when an earthquake strikes.

    • Goof: While investigating with Sweets, Angela starts a remote desktop connection with a computer that received some love letters, indicating to Sweets that the IP address of the computer she's connecting to is All 192.68.*.* addresses can only be accessed within their local networks though, so there's no way that Angela could have gained control of the computer she claims she did.

  • QUOTES (9)

    • Angela: (on the phone with Booth) Okay, look, Brennan types up her book. And then, I go to her place and I lie on the couch, I mean, with a glass of wine. And she reads me the book. I make suggestions.
      Booth: Oh. Um, she reads you the whole book?
      Angela: Well, yeah. Yeah. And I say, "You know what would be great here? If they were naked," or uh, "What if he says this to her and then they laugh and then they kiss". You know, that kind of stuff.
      Booth: The good stuff, you mean?
      Angela: No, do not do that. She writes the book, I just drink wine and make suggestions. Like her editor. And editors do not get credit.
      Booth: How about page 187?
      Angela: What is it with you guys and page 187? I have to go, I'm busy.

    • Brennan: The idea of soul mates actually originated with Plato.
      Booth: Yeah. You mean, uh, the clay that kids play with.
      Brennan: No, the anc- (Booth smiles) Ohh. (she chuckles)
      Booth: What?
      Brennan: You're joking.
      Booth: (sarcastically) Me joke? No.
      Brennan: No the ancient Greek philosopher. His theory was that, humans originally consisted of four arms, four legs, and two faces. Zeus was threatened by ... their power and split them all in half. Condemning us all to spend our lives trying to complete ourselves.
      Booth: I don't believe that's true.
      Brennan: (chuckles) I agree. It's ridiculous.

    • Daisy: People think that scientists aren't romantic, but Dr. Brennan has a knack for the steamy.
      Hodgins: Yeah, well ... still waters run deep.

    • Daisy: This man was on the verge of maybe having his sight returned and, Lance's dead friend from the subway, just found out he was cured of leukemia.
      Cam: Yeah it's ironic.
      Daisy: With all due respect, that's not irony. People may think it's irony but it's really just an unfortunate juxtaposition of events.
      Angela: Well, guess they're gonna need a shorter word for that.

    • Daisy: Where are we going?
      Angela: Uhh Cam asked me to get you out of the lab.
      Daisy: Why?
      Angela: Because you keep sighing and moaning.
      Daisy: I thought I was keeping that to myself.
      Angela: No, no, you were, sharing with everyone.
      Daisy: Why do you drive a minivan? Do you have kids that we don't know about?
      Angela: I'm an artist, Daisy, and this Sienna has plenty of room plus I stink at parallel parking and that, back-up camera thing is like the invention of the century.

    • Cam: What do you know? King of the lab!
      Hodgins: Wow! that's a first! Usually I have to say it.
      Cam: Yeah, but I wanted to hear how it sounded with a touch of modesty.

    • Booth: Sweets?
      Sweets: Yeah! Yeah, sorry.
      Booth: You sure you're ready to come back to work?
      Sweets: Yeah, I'm fine.
      Booth: Well ... that guy in the subway, one way to look at it, it's uhh ... that he died happy.
      Sweets: What?
      Booth: Think about it. This guy, gets this great news and what's he do? He shares it, with a stranger.

    • Hodgins: (after having Angela read page 187 of Brennans's book) That's that thing that I do. Nobody else does that thing. It's my thing, that I do.
      Angela: Right.
      Hodgins: It's not a well-known thing, it's, you know, my thing that I do.
      Angela: Right I remember. I was there.

    • Hodgins: I identified the blue substance on his bones as a polymer. A paint or a rubber, maybe dye. That's why I'd like to go searching for rat poop.
      Cam: Of course you'd like that.

  • NOTES (1)

    • International Air Dates:
      Canada: March 31st, 2010 on Global
      United Kingdom: April 8th, 2010 on Sky1/Sky1 HD
      Australia: April 18th, 2010 on Channel Seven/7HD
      Latin America: April 21st, 2010 on Fox
      Spain: May 7th, 2010 on Fox
      Sweden: May 9th, 2010 on TV3
      India: September 28th, 2010 on Star World
      Norway: September 30th, 2010 on TV3
      Slovakia: December 1st, 2010 on JOJ
      Finland: December 4th, 2010 on Sub
      Czech Republic: May 5th, 2011 on Prima