Thursday 8:00 PM on FOX Premiered Sep 13, 2005 Returning October 1, 2015



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  • Season 1 Episode 1: Pilot

  • Dr. Brennan's second sentence to Booth is:
    "Don't call me Bones" (which becomes a running theme for the beginning of the series).

    Another catch phrase of hers is introduced in this episode: "I don't know what that means." She usually says this when someone makes a popular culture allusion or remark.

  • When Zack is taking photographs of the corpse, the video footage is clearly mirrored, as can be seen by the positions and letters on the patches on his jacket. Additionally, Zack is holding the camera lens with his right hand and shooting the photos with his left. Cameras are designed the opposite way.

  • Brennan says that the next closest forensic anthropologist after her is in Montreal. Montreal is where the original Bones novels are set.

  • In this episode and in many of the episodes after this, when Booth and Brennan are driving, Booth does not wear his seatbelt - only Brennan does.

  • Goof: When Brennan finally leaves the Jeffersonian to get back home, we see three shots of her: one crossing the Jeffersonian Park and two others in Washington streets. But while she is holding two bags in the first shot, one suddenly disappears and is not in the other two shots.

  • Goof: The long shot of the funeral appears to be a composite. It shows the rear of the Lincoln Memorial in the distance, with a row of trees leading up to the cemetery. But the Potomic River is immediately behind the Lincoln Memorial.

  • Goof: At the funeral Brennan walks over to the coffin and lays a rose on the right hand end of the coffin, on top of a few other roses. Later in the same scene, Cleo's parents lay roses down in the same spot, but there are no other roses there yet.

  • Goof: In the first post-credit scene, just as the music stops, Temperance is kneeling and holding a camera. The patch on her shoulder is reversed, showing the footage was flopped (mirrored).

  • Goof: The opening shot of Bones's plane getting in could not possibly have been Dulles International Airport, as was claimed. Dulles is located in Virginia, 26 miles west of Washington, D.C., and there is no view of the Capitol building from there. This is actually a shot of Reagan Washington Airport.

  • Goof: When Oliver does not want to hold pressure on Thompson's wound, Booth says "That guy bleeds to death, Bones will go on trial for attempted murder."
    If he bled to death, the charges would be murder or manslaughter, NOT "attempted" murder.

  • Goof: Thompson appears to be pouring gas all over the fish room. Gas fumes are extremely flammable. When Bones shoots, the flash from the gun would have sparked a fireball given as much gas as the guy was splashing around.

  • Goof: Right before Bones shoots Thompson, he pulls a lighter out of his left pants pocket with his left hand and lights it. But when they show the bullet hit his leg, his hand is near his pocket like he is reaching for the lighter. No lighter can be seen as he falls to the floor.

  • Season 1 Episode 2: The Man in the S.U.V.

  • In this episode, Booth uses a security card to access the forensic area of the lab, but in the next episode he doesn't have one. This is because The Man in the S.U.V. was originally scheduled to air after A Boy in the Tree, not before.

  • Goof: When Booth and Bones are going up the escalator, Booth's mouth does not match up with what he is saying.

  • Goof: Brennan moves her hands from her hips and folds her arms while talking with Mrs. Masruk, but her reflection behind Mrs. Masruk shows her hands still on her hips.

  • Goof: At 18:35 there are people visible entering the restaurant behind Bones, yet when the shot pulls out a second later onto Booth, Bones, and Angela, the people are gone.

  • Goof: At 31:20, Dr. Brennan is congratulating Angela on doing good work, but when she is talking to her she clearly says "Good work An-u-la" instead of "Good work Angela."

  • Goof: During their car ride, at around 35:10, just as Booth finishes his line "Just be careful, alright," the view in the rear window changes and suddenly there is a car close by.

  • Goof: At the end of the episode there is a close-up of Bones and her head is resting on her hand, but when the shot changes, her hand is down.

  • Goof: When Hamid was on the phone with his wife he was speaking fluent Arabic with a Lebanese accent, making it hard for one to believe that he's truly Afghani.

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facing danger, Murder & Mayhem, failed crime, gritty crime scenarios, coping with death