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The Bones that Weren't is the fifth episode of the sixth season of Bones.


After the skull of a promising young dancer is found lodged in concrete at a construction site, the team must first figure out what happened to the victim’s skeletal structure. After learning the victim quit ballet to pursue hip hop, Booth and Brennan uncover another layer of evidence that points them to a suspect who had a secret relationship with the victim. Meanwhile, when Hannah is put on assignment in a dodgy part of town, her safety is jeopardized and her life is put in critical danger.


Main Cast[]

Intern of the Week[]

Recurring Cast[]

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Featured Music[]

  • "In One Ear" - Cage The Elephant
  • "System Overload" - Pjayz
  • "Waltz C Minor Op 64" - Fredrick Chopin
  • "House of Wax" - Wax Tailor
  • "Why Don't You Love Me" - The Dahis
  • "Nobody Hot As Me" - KU


  • This episode features more production errors than usual. The edges of several facades can be seen in the opening scene. Also, light reflects off the camera during one of the night scenes.
  • When the women are brought into the FBI headquarters to get their hand prints, the guilty woman drinks from the glass with her right hand. However, the print that Hodgins found on the plastic was a left hand. (Pointing this out, the print Hodgins finds is left hand which indicates the murderer is right handed [the hand used to hold the knife], so that the guilty person is more likely to use their right hand, not left.)


Brennan: (holding a box cutter) Doctor Hodgins, would you come over here and be a corpse?
  • Hodgins: (reluctantly) Yeah.
  • Angela: Sweetie, you do mean pretend to be a corpse, right? Because the way your holding that knife you look a little Slashery.

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