Season 6 Episode 5

The Bones That Weren't

Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Nov 04, 2010 on FOX
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Episode Summary

A ballet dancer is murdered and Booth and Brennan are led to suspect a group of street dancers in the crime. Meanwhile, Booth's girlfriend Hannah is shot, leaving Booth to worry for her health.

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  • Brennan on a case with no bones? Well, almost no bones...

    I knew Hannah was going to get shot when I saw the trailers for the episode. I did think it was going to be more serious than it turned out to be, but I do believe that her new BFF, Brennan, will unwittingly and perhaps unwillingly, be the downfall of she and Booth.

    The two women in Booth's life are very similar, very smart and very driven. Hannah's drive may just be the thing that ultimately drives Booth away. And lets face it: a successful chemistry experiment, they ain't!

    Other than that, how did I feel about the case? Well, so-so.

    Fun stuff?: Once again, Angela's lab tricks are really out there, but would be very cool if possible someday. Hodgins is waaaayyyy too into his garbage, and this dumpster diving may have had Mr. Viziri weighing the relative merits of cultural versus forensic anthropology! Sweets conducting his interview in Shakespearean English...classic Sweets, but admissible evidence? I still loved it.

    But the whoodunit part didn't grab me this time out. No less enjoyable an episode for that fact however.moreless
  • Filler episode

    Everything was going well until... Hannah appeared... but I had to finish watching.

    I wonder what is wrong with Brennan lately that she pauses too much before saying something complicated. I find it desperating and she didn't use to do it, it's like Emily is about to forget her lines or something.

    I have nothing against sex, but Hannah and Booth having sex all the time makes me realize where their relationship is headed. Yes, to disaster.

    Angela's participation in the case was really cool but it seemed totally unbelievable.

    Brennan leaving Hannah's hospital room and Booth staring at her, watching her leave, was worth watching the whole episode. There are still feelings there and it's still their moment, it hasn't died. So I hope this is the relevance in Hannah getting shot, Booth's feelings for Brennan resurfacing little by little; otherwise, her getting shot is totally pointless, because I don't believe in that Brennan/Hannah friendship at all.moreless
  • I hope Brennan gets those glasses back.

    Street Ballet Dancer.

    OK, I've seen worse but still.

    Anyways a case with no real bones? That's new at least. The entire laser bone thing was by far one of the coolest technical devices ever shown on the show. Indentification by tooth tatoo. That's also new. At least theyr'e trying to spice up the show a little bit. Hannah, Hannah Hannah. What are we going to do with her. Or more importantly, what are the creators going to do with her. I started out actually kind of liking her. But now. Ugh. She's a bit of a prat. Extremely concieted thinking she can get that story, and the entire sneaking around you boss' back thing- no. She's a brat, sorry. And look where it gets her. Shot in the knee. I'm a little disappointed it wasn't through the heart. And after Brennan quite literally saves her life she demands a gift? RUDE. And she has a horribly naselly-whiny voice.

    As for the suspects. The injured teacher, the other hiphop dancer, the hippie girl, the magician, and the Shakespeare dude. they were just not convincing. The teacher had a way more convincing motive than than Beverly. Just not a realistic plot.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

Katheryn Winnick

Katheryn Winnick

Hannah Burley

Guest Star

Ronnie Steadman

Ronnie Steadman

Derrick Price

Guest Star

Alex Weed

Alex Weed

Johnny Shade

Guest Star

Pej Vahdat

Pej Vahdat

Arastoo Vaziri

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (2)

    • Goof: 2 by 3 by 4 meters of concrete makes up a volume of 24 meters cubed. Considering the average concrete to have a specific gravity of 2.4, it should weigh about 57.6 tons. Not less than a ton like Bones says.

    • Goof: The 3D-printer Angela uses to create a 3-dimensional replica of the skeleton raises the already created print out of the plastic-liquid. In this way, the print is in the way of the lasers. Actually, the lasers heat and solidify the plastic point-by-point just below the liquid's surface. The print is then sunk by bit to enable the print of the next layer, allowing the lasers to reach their focus-points without being disturbed by already printed parts. The print-process normally takes a whole night for an print-object of the size of the skeleton, not just a few moment as suggested in this episode.

      Also, the lasers used for 3D-printing operate at a wave-length not perceptible for humans (they are invisible to humans), and due to their dangerous nature, are being operated either in closed rooms or behind a special orange glass which prevents the laser-beams from exiting the work-area.

  • QUOTES (4)

    • Brennan: Dr. Hodgins, would you come over here and be a corpse?
      Hodgins: Yeah.
      Angela: (to Brennan) Sweetie, y-you do mean pretend to be a corpse, right? 'Cause the way you're holding that knife, you're looking a little slashery.

    • Hannah: Don't worry, Seeley, I'm fine.
      Booth: You got shot, Hannah, you're not fine.
      Hannah: I've been shot before. So have you, right?
      Booth: It's not like you build up an immunity to gunshot wounds.

    • Brennan: Your fluidity makes it appear that you have no bones, and I am an expert on bones, so I find that very impressive.
      Russell: Well, thank you. I take that as a great compliment while being intimidated by law enforcement.

    • Brennan: You stayed up all night?
      Angela: Yes.
      Brennan: Is that good for the baby?
      Angela: Well, what he doesn't know, doesn't hurt him, right?

  • NOTES (2)

    • Featured Music:

      "In One Ear" by Cage the Elephant
      "Waltz No. 7 in C Sharp Minor, Op 64 No. 2" by Frédéric Chopin
      "System Overload" by PJayz
      "House of Wax" by Wax Tailor
      "Why Don't You Love Me" by The Dahls
      "Nobody Hot As Me" by KU

    • Original International Air Dates:

      Canada: November 4th, 2010 on Global

      Australia: November 14th, 2010 on Channel Seven

      The Netherlands: November 29th, 2010 on RTL 4

      Spain: December 3rd, 2010 on FOX

      Sweden: January 2nd, 2011 on TV3

      Norway: January 6th, 2011 on TV3

      United Kingdom: February 2nd, 2011 on Sky LIVING/Sky LIVING HD

      Latin America: March 23rd, 2011 on FX

      Slovakia: September 21st, 2011 on JOJ

      Germany: October 20th, 2011 on RTL

      Finland: March 21st, 2012 on Sub

      Czech Republic: May 1st, 2012 on Prima family