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Bones, Season 5

Bones, Season 5

By Patrick Samuel • March 23rd, 2011
Static Mass Rating: 4/5
20th Century Fox 

Release date: October 18th 2010
Certificate (UK): 15

Running time: 996 minutes

Cast: David Boreanaz, Emily Deschanel, Eric Millegan, T.J. Thyne, Michaela Conlin, Tamara Taylor, Ryan O’Neal, Patricia Belcher, John Francis Daley, Michael Grant Terry

Guest stars: Cyndi Lauper, Zooey Deschanel, Stephen Fry, Ryan O’Neil, Billy Gibbons, Robert Englund

Their eyes meet, their body language says it all, the chemistry between them is intoxicating and what’s more, they look great together.

You’ve seen it before; David and Maddie in Moonlighting, Mulder and Scully in The X-Files, and we have it again with FBI Special Agent Booth (David Boreanaz) and forensic anthropologist Dr Brennan (Emily Deschanel) in Bones.

Bones, Season 5

We know they’re meant to be together, their friends know it, and colleagues know it, but season after season they keep us guessing. Will they? Won’t they? The truth is, we’d like them to, but we’d prefer they didn’t because the secret of a great on-screen pairing is to keep them far apart for as long possible.

Season 5 of Bones, I’m glad to say, continues to do just that. After being in a coma at the end of Season 4, Booth is cleared for work again by Sweets (John Francis Daley) and is eager to get back into the swing of things. While having to relearn the basics of plumbing, he also has to reassess whether his feelings for Brennan are real or one of the effects of the coma.

Bones, Season 5

Previous seasons put the focus more on the cases, but this one, is more about the relationships and how the dynamics change.


  • Harbingers in a Fountain
  • The Bond in the Boot
  • The Plain in the Prodigy
  • The Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood
  • A Night at the Bones Museum
  • The Tough Man in the Tender Chicken
  • The Dwarf in the Dirt
  • The Foot in the Foreclosure
  • The Gamer in the Grease
  • The Goop On the Girl
  • The X in the File
  • The Proof in the Pudding
  • The Dentist in the Ditch
  • The Devil in the Details
  • The Bones On a Blue Line
  • The Parts in the Sum of the Whole
  • The Death of the Queen Bee
  • The Predator in the Pool
  • The Rocker in the Rinse Cycle
  • The Witch in the Wardrobe
  • The Boy With the Answer
  • The Beginning in the End

Inspired by real-life forensic anthropologist and best-selling novelist Kathy Reichs, who also wrote and directed the episode The Witch In The Wardrobe, Bones keeps going from strength to strength.

The episodes are well written and I think it was a good decision to focus more on the relationships because after 4 seasons, we want to know more about how these characters feel and not just how they work.

The humour continues to balance the sometimes gory crime scenes, autopsies and experiments although at times I felt Cam (Tamara Taylor) needs more to do than just watch everyone else work.

Deschanel’s style is wonderfully quirky and often off-beat. Brennan’s methodical approach, not just to science, but all aspects of her life contrast well with Booth’s impulsive machismo, but Season 5 sees those qualities overlapping.

Bones, Season 5

As well as the main cast, there are some surprising and not-so-surprising guest appearances.

Cyndi Lauper turns up in Harbingers in a Fountain as a psychic linked to a case, while Zooey Deschanel (Emily’s younger sister) plays a distant relative in The Goop On the Girl.

If you’re going to get a horror icon to play a suspicious high school janitor, then it has to be Robert Englund in the episode The Death of the Queen Bee.


  • The 100th episode with director David Boreanaz
  • Audio commentaries
  • Extended versions
  • The Bodies of Bones featurette
  • The Nunchuck Way featurette
  • Deleted scenes
  • Gag reel

The show is currently in its 6th season and is one of the highlights in television at the moment.

As long as they continue to keep us guessing with the age-old question “Will they? Won’t they?”, then I’m sure there’s more to come.

Patrick Samuel

Patrick Samuel

The founder of Static Mass Emporium and one of its Editors in Chief is an emerging artist with a philosophy degree, working primarily with pastels and graphite pencils, but he also enjoys experimenting with water colours, acrylics, glass and oil paints.

Being on the autistic spectrum with Asperger’s Syndrome, he is stimulated by bold, contrasting colours, intricate details, multiple textures, and varying shades of light and dark. Patrick's work extends to sound and video, and when not drawing or painting, he can be found working on projects he shares online with his followers.

Patrick returned to drawing and painting after a prolonged break in December 2016 as part of his daily art therapy, and is now making the transition to being a full-time artist. As a spokesperson for autism awareness, he also gives talks and presentations on the benefits of creative therapy.

Static Mass is where he lives his passion for film and writing about it. A fan of film classics, documentaries and science fiction, Patrick prefers films with an impeccable way of storytelling that reflect on the human condition.

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