Season 5 Episode 8

The Foot in the Foreclosure

Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Nov 19, 2009 on FOX
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Episode Summary

A real estate agent discovers human remains while showing a property, and the team is called in to investigate. Meanwhile, Booth's grandfather moves in with Booth, and tags along with him while he's working the case.

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  • Meet Booth's Grandfather!

    In this episode of Bones, the following happens. When human remains are found in an empty house, Booth and Bones are called in to investigate. But the true story in this episode was Booth's Grandfather, Paps, who comes into town. He can see the chemistry between them, and keeps telling them that they should be together. Paps was a character, I fell in love with. He was just like Booth, but an older version. And the scenes between him, Bones and Booth were just so precious. Although when the episode ended he went back to his nursing home, all I can say is this; Hart please bring Paps back and soon.moreless
  • Booth's Grandfather comes to live with Booth for a while and he and Brennan make a kind of connection. The team must investigate the murder of 2 people found disintegrated on a bed in a house on the market, Booth's grandfather tags along to investigate.moreless

    This episode was okay.... I was really ready for something huge at the end of this one. Or at least a more touching moment than "I like your necklace" (paraphrasing, yes)

    I very much liked most of the episode. The whole Booth's grandfather visiting and making a connection with Brennan and even the case itself.

    I loved how Booth's grandfather could immediately sense the love and tension between his grandson and Brennan. And also all the advise he gave the both of them.

    Booth's grandfather was a great character, I loved the moment when he told Brennan it was his fault Booth's father left him. And how he wanted Brennan to tell him. that's what made me hopeful for a touching moment in the end between Brennan and Booth. The writers are trying to trick us it seems.

    I believe if the writers are going to get the characters together (B and B) then it should be very spontaneous or at least in a very touching moment, but still with a little spontaneity. I don't count on the writers to get them together in a season finale, premier, or series finale. It just doesn't seem like something the writers would do since it seems like they're all about originality. with all this talk about Booth being so in love with Brennan and Brennan being in love with Booth (although not really admitting it to herself yet) the writers obviously have something planned. But if they keep dragging on this back and forth and endless amount of "moments" it's just gonna get old, it already has. and when it finally happens it won't be as special. and if it never happens at all... I think its pretty safe to say, there will be many angry fans.

    That's why this episode disappointed me in the end, we could have gotten a little more than this, maybe it was a good idea but I'm just tired of the endless talk and no action.moreless
  • ashed up corpse on a bed and we get to meet pops for the first time. decent episode, could have used a bit more time on the case.

    The case itself was interesting but kinda went alittle flat about halfway in. Was good to see clark kinda open up alittle. I guess his grandfather had alot to do with his life aswell and nice to see him talk about it. I kinda thought the lady selling the home might have done it at first, she was way out in left field. I guess if i was the husband and found people in my old bed, that might set me off too. Pops gave alot of background on booth. It kinda shows where booth gets his attitude from. Plus we find out that his father didnt just leave booth but pops told him to leave and not come back. Poor sweets gets enough from booth and now pops firing cracks at him was too funny. In all i think bones learns alot more about booth from pops and maybe she will know why booth does the things he does for people, especially her. With pops telling them each to just do what feels right at the end, maybe we will see them saying and doing more together, maybe not. till next episode.moreless
  • Insight to chars.

    I most say I loved Booth in that kind of situation. I mean, he was having is grandfather around and that little bit opened up a whole new side of him: that very proud little boy attitude and trying to work out things what used to be in the past and was not anymore (I mean.. they still were like child and grandfather but now Booth were grown up etc).

    Also the connection Bones got with his grandfather. It was little unexpected but totally understandable, specially meaning the connection she has had with her family.. bonding with grandparent sounded like great storyline for her. So.. I really liked the story of the chars, but the case.. I do not know. It did not caught me.moreless
  • Another fine episode..

    Hey, I bet you guys are annoyed at me for giving thumbs up for every episode of Bones, right? haha

    But what can I say? Bones is on a roll. While we get poor written shows and boring stories out there (Gossip Girl, Smallville anyone??), Bones just keeps getting better and better.

    Booth's gramps' visit was interesting. I hoped he'd stay longer. His interactions with Bones were fine and that part where he told her about his son (Booth's dad) was touching. Booth knew his dad left him but not why.. he'll be very sad when he learns about this.

    Bones is not avoiding the love matter anymore. Gramps asked her to hold Booth when the time comes and she didn't flinch. She said yes without hesitation.

    The end was a confirmation (not that we needed one, right?) that she feels the same way. "Everyone needs someone. Don't be scared. It all goes by so fast.. you don't want any regrets."

    Fine piece of advice. We should all think like that. Life is too short. Do what you gotta do.. don't regret what you've done.. but what you haven't done..

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

Sarah Rafferty

Sarah Rafferty

Katie Selnick

Guest Star

David Bowe

David Bowe

Howard Fileman

Guest Star

Adrienne Smith

Adrienne Smith

Stephanie Simon

Guest Star

Eugene Byrd

Eugene Byrd

Dr. Clark Edison

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (2)

    • Goof: When Booth and Pops are having dinner in his apartment, a fork can be seen in Booth's hand while the camera is focusing on Pops. As the camera switches angles and focuses on Booth, the fork is suddenly gone from Booth's hand, and his hands are together in front of him. When the camera jumps back to focus on Pops, Booth is all of a sudden holding the fork again.

    • While visiting Booth, Booth's grandpa Hank (played by Ralph Waite) starts a fire in Booth's kitchen while he's away, and blames it on a faulty stove.

      On the episode "Faith" of CBS's NCIS, which aired a few weeks later (on December 15th), show star Leroy Gibbs' father Jackson (also played by Ralph Waite) comes to visit his son and starts a fire in his living room, and blames it on the sooty fireplace flue.

  • QUOTES (8)

    • Hank Booth: (about Bones) She's got talent, charm, beauty, money. And you're just friends? (Booth stays quiet) I didn't raise you very well.

    • Hank Booth: (about Sweets) A doctor? I don't think so.
      Booth: No, it is.
      Brennan: It's true.
      Hank Booth: Where'd you get your MD, in a Cracker Jack box?

    • Booth: I like that thing around your neck.
      Bones: What?
      Booth: That thing that you're wearing around your neck. It looks really good.
      Bones: Well, you've seen it before.
      Booth: I don't think so.
      Bones: (scoffs) Well ... thanks.
      Booth: Sure.

    • Hank: Did I take these blue pills?
      Booth: Yeah, and you took the yellow pills, too.
      Hank: I feel like a damn chemistry experiment. They didn't have this stuff fifty years ago and everybody was fine.
      Bones: Actually, medicine has increased life expectancy quite a bit since 1959. Fifty years ago you'd, probably be dead.
      Booth: Bones.
      Hank: Oh I like her. She's real. She's got balls.
      Bones: Well, ovaries, actually.
      Hank: All right, you got a pair of steel ovaries.
      Bones: Thank you.

    • Hank Booth: You remember what I told you.
      Brennan: I remember.
      Hank Booth: He's big and strong, but he's gonna need someone, everyone needs someone. Don't be scared.
      Brennan: Scared, of what? I'm not scared of anything.
      Hank Booth: It all goes by so fast, you don't want any regrets.
      Brennan: I don't understand.
      Hank Booth: Yes you do.

    • Hank Booth: If you ever need a little privacy with the bone doctor, I'll make myself scarce.
      Seeley Booth: Okay, thanks. But there's nothing going on between us.
      Hank Booth: You gay?
      Seeley Booth: What? No.
      Hank Booth: She's a keeper. You should listen to me. I warned you about Rebecca being a waste of time, didn't I?

    • Hank Booth: (about Sweets) And who's this, a friend of Parker's?

    • Sweets: Uh, so, shall we go?
      Hank Booth: You got room on your bicycle for my bag?

  • NOTES (2)

    • Featured Music:
      "Baby Got Back" by Sir Mix A Lot (at Club Jiggle)

    • International Air Dates:
      United Kingdom: November 26th, 2009 on Sky1/Sky1 HD
      Sweden: January 10th, 2010 on TV3
      Spain: February 5th, 2010 on Fox
      Australia: February 14th, 2010 on Channel Seven/7HD
      Latin America: March 3rd, 2010 on Fox
      Norway: August 12th, 2010 on TV3
      Finland: October 16th, 2010 on Sub
      Slovakia: October 20th, 2010 on JOJ
      Germany: October 28th, 2010 on RTL
      Czech Republic: April 12th, 2011 on Prima


    • Booth: So, what are we talking about here, spontaneous combustion?
      Bones: There's no such thing!
      Booth: Sh- come on Bones, electrical currents, human body, they start sparking, and before you know it -- whoosh, flame on!

      "Flame on" is the phrase spoken by Marvel comic book character Johnny Storm -- the Human Torch of the superhero group The Fantastic Four -- when he ignites his flame.