Bones

Season 5 Episode 13

The Dentist in the Ditch

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Aired Unknown Jan 28, 2010 on FOX
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Booth and Brennan are called in when a skeleton is found in the trenches of a Civil War battleground. Brennan determines that the remains are those of a present-day dentist, but a residue stuck on the bones is keeping the cause of death from being determined. Meanwhile, Booth's brother Jared returns with interesting news.moreless

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  • Another good one

    9.0
    In this episode of Bones, the following happens. When the remains of a dentist are found, Booth and Bones are called in to investigate. What follows is a story full of twists and turns. We also see that Jared has returned in this episode with his new girlfriend. Booth runs a background checks on her, and tells Jared what he finds only it doesn't go too well. As the episode ends, we see Jared asking Booth to be his best man at his wedding. Bones also makes a speech about love. Her speech was really sweet and I'm convinced it was a way to tell Booth that she loves him.moreless
  • Great episode, not one of the best for the murder aspect but the chemistry between Booth and Brennan was amazing!

    7.5
    It was a great episode overall. Not so good for the murder mystery aspect though, i've seen better shows for that. That didn't mean the episode was a flop though because the ever growing tension between Booth and Brennan was fantastic. It's kicking up a notch every episode! Something's got to give soon!!!! The fact that Brennan is modelling herself on Booths principles is soooo sweet. It's becoming more apparent just how much he means to her. The lab team are really coming together too after the whole Angela/Hodgins split, I especially loved how Vincent is finally getting his outbursts of random trivia under control.moreless
  • Amongst a heap of sand and dirt, the remains of a dentist is found by two civil war reenactment soldiers and Brennan's main concern is keeping the bones safe from harm. Also Booth's brother returns with his new GF/fiance.moreless

    8.5
    I hope the gay community joins the Bones fan club since the case mainly revolved around some issues they face, I'm not saying they aren't already fans, and the progress of the investigation was more than acceptable, specially the quite unusual solution involving rhubarb.



    But the main focus of the episode was on Booth trying to prove to his brother that the girl he wanted to get engaged to had a rather unpleasant story behind her and Brennan made some excellent points attempting to make Booth back off. Believing that people's past is irrelevant to their future is not as easy as it sounds and the characters' struggle with the issue looked very natural. All in all, it wasn't my favorite episode but I'm gonna listen to Brennan and say let's drink to love (ironically enough, I don't drink alcohol).moreless
  • Meh.... (SPOILERS)

    6.5
    I usually love Bones, but tonight I had a hard time getting into it. I'm all for gay rights, but it seemed like the entire episode revolved around the victim's sexuality. He wasn't killed because he was gay it was an accident. Even though the fight was because of the murderer's comment, it still wasn't the REASON he died.



    Also, let me just say that I love Vincent-Nigel Murray. I do, I just LOVE that character. This episode, however, it just seemed that all he wanted was Brennan's approval and whined when he didn't get it.



    I also didn't understand Booth's sudden change of heart when it came to his views on love. I know that the coma has messed him up a little (still no blinding ties!!), but even throughout the episodes after the coma he still followed his gut. I don't understand why now he decides to change his views just because of Jared...



    I know that it's impossible for a television show to have nothing but perfect episodes. I'm sure that next week's episode will make up for this okay-episode.



    Thanks for reading :)moreless
  • Nicely done.

    8.0
    The characters were their usual fun selves. The episode was about a murdered guy (nothing new there) who happened to be homosexual. I felt the writers did a very good job at acknowledging some gay issues without it overshadowing the story.



    Padme Dalaj's (Jared's fiance) previous occupation was also handled very realistically. Tolerance and acceptance are good things.



    Dr. Brennan's matter-of-fact approach to just about everything is refreshing. She doesn't get caught up with being "p.c." or distracted by emotions. She cuts right to the issues without any nonsense. And, she gets some very funny lines.



    Robert Gant had a brief appearance. He was great in "Save Me."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

Dilshad Vadsaria

Dilshad Vadsaria

Padme Dalaj

Guest Star

Cameron Bender

Cameron Bender

Chris Fife

Guest Star

Fay Masterson

Fay Masterson

Grace Bryson

Guest Star

Brendan Fehr

Brendan Fehr

Jared Booth

Recurring Role

Ryan Cartwright

Ryan Cartwright

Vincent Nigel-Murray

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (1)

  • QUOTES (5)

    • Booth: If I were in your shoes, I'd want to know if my girlfriend was hiding something.
      Jared: No, you wouldn't. Okay, I have watched you for years. I learned. You would make your own judgment. You wouldn't care what other people said. You'd say exactly what I'm gonna say. Go to Hell.

    • Booth: But who marries someone after a month?
      Bones: I thought you believed in love at first sight.
      Booth: Only in the movies, all right? And not for Jared.

    • Bones: (making a toast to Jared and his girlfriend) When Booth and I first met ... I didn't believe that such a thing as love existed. I maintained that it was simply brain chemistry. But, perhaps Booth is correct. Perhaps love comes first and then creates the reaction. I have no ... tangible proof but, I'm willing to accept Booth's premise.
      Booth: To love.

    • Booth: (about running a background check on Jared's girlfriend) So you really think that I was wrong?
      Bones: I don't know if you were wrong. But I fail to see the point of being right.
      Booth: Okay. I've really been thinking about, what you said. What if I ruined it for him? What if he was really happy with her?
      Bones: I imagine you would never forgive yourself.
      Booth: (sarcastically) Thanks.
      Bones: Well on the bright side, he might totally ignore you.
      Booth: Great. Thank you.

    • Brennan: I- I ... feel some anxiety.
      Booth: Okay about what?
      Brennan: About your sudden abandonment of a belief system. Really it's, it's making my stomach upset.
      Booth: (agitated) Well you know what? You are really just ahm, crack a window there, Bones, all right? Just get some air.
      Brennan: You told me that my father's criminal past didn't matter, that the love between us was real and that was all that mattered. Because I believed you ... my father and I have a relationship today.
      Booth: Okay I'm, glad I could help out.
      Brennan: I'm anxious because I can't see any meaningful difference between, my father and your brother's girlfriend. Can you explain that to me?

  • NOTES (2)

    • International Air Dates:
      Spain: March 12th, 2010 on Fox
      United Kingdom: March 25th, 2010 on Sky1/Sky1 HD
      Latin America: April 7th, 2010 on Fox
      Sweden: April 25th, 2010 on TV3
      Norway: September 16th, 2010 on TV3
      Slovakia: November 17th, 2010 on JOJ
      Finland: November 27th 2010 on Sub
      Germany: December 9th, 2010 on RTL
      Czech Republic: April 28th, 2011 on Prima

    • Featured Music:
      "What's In the Middle" by The Bird and the Bee (when Bones is examining the skeleton)

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