The Plain in the Prodigy - S5-E3

Audio problem: We see Angela swipe her card and walk up onto the platform to get the skull at the start. When she walks up you can hear the beeps from her swiping her card. After she walks up, an extra swipes his card to walk up but no beep is heard. (00:04:10)

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The Man on Death Row - S1-E4

Audio problem: After Zac has decrypted the code, Hodgins states he's got something. When he starts to say the line the camera doesn't show him. However it changes halfway through "got." Once the camera angle has changed you can see Hodgins' mouth and it's not moving despite us hearing him speak. (00:15:40)

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Pilot - S1-E1

Audio problem: Bones asks Booth if he was any good at being sniper. Booth replies and for the first part of his reply the audio doesn't match his mouth. As the angle changes however, it does match up from that point onwards. (00:32:05)

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The X in the File - S5-E11

Audio problem: At about 3:47 into the episode, you hear the sound of a slide racking on a pump shotgun, however, when the shotgun wielding woman appears on camera, she is holding a side by side break action double barreled shotgun instead of a pump action.

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Suggested correction: This is wrong because it is Booth that says the line, not Bones you can see booth mouthing something.

You're correct it is Booth who says the line, but his mouth is out of sync with the lines said. The mistake simply got Bones and Booth mixed up and should read "Booth says a line about not needing mittens to Bones, however his mouth doesn't match up with what is said"

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Player Under Pressure - S3-E11

Audio problem: As he is preparing to put the skull in the turkey carcass, we hear Hodgins telling Cam that he is wrapping a skull in a turkey carcass, but his lips don't match the words "turkey carcass." He is saying something else.

The Parts in the Sum of the Whole - S5-E16

Continuity mistake: In this episode, Booth and Bones are telling Sweets about their "real first case" together - the case where they actually met for the first time. During this episode, Booth, Bones, and Angela take some evidence to Caroline, and Booth introduces them both (most importantly Brennan) to Caroline. However, in season 1, episode 19, "The Man in the Morgue", (which would have taken place after this initial first meeting) when Brennan is accused of murder in New Orleans, Booth has Caroline fly to NOLA to be Brennan's lawyer, and he introduces the two of them. If they had already been introduced during the first case Booth and Brennan worked on together, they would not have needed to be introduced here; they would have already known one another.

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The Dwarf in the Dirt - S5-E7

Trivia: At around 5 mins 11 seconds into the episode, Vincent Nigel-Murrey and Dr. Saroyan are discussing the bones on the forensic platform. In the background of a shot of Vincent, the x-ray on the screen is of Homer Simpson's head in the middle of the screen, instead of a real human skull.


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The Girl in the Mask - S4-E23

Question: When Doctor Brennan is examining the victim's skull, she states that a "straight suture across the palatine bone" indicates that the victim was a native Japanese speaker. I've studied linguistics, but I've never heard of a person's native language actually affecting their anatomy. So, for example: would a person of Japanese heritage who was born and raised in the US and spoke only English be distinguishable from a person who grew up in Japan and spoke only Japanese, purely by their palatine bones? (00:06:10)


Answer: Since the palatine bone is a bone that helps form the mouth it has a lot to do with speaking. The shape of it differs a lot depending on your ethnic background. I would guess that they, in the show, meant that the person's bone tells that they were Japanese and that it was "made for the purpose of speaking Japanese." That's what I'd assume anyway. I've studied molecular biology though, so I'm not an expert on bones.

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