Bones

The X in the File - S5-E11

Factual error: The Roswell, New Mexico sheriff forces Bones to examine the body because it was found in his jurisdiction. But later in the episode, we learn that the body was found 2 kilometers from the border of Mexico. Roswell is not even in a county on the border of New Mexico much less one that borders Mexico. In fact the closest border to Roswell between the US and Mexico would be in Texas - hours drive away. The Roswell sheriff would have no jurisdiction.

Myridon

The Boy with the Answer - S5-E21

Continuity mistake: It is the evidentiary hearing, all characters are put on the witness stand so you get to see what all of them are wearing. The trial starts the next day and lasts at least three days, but when they are in court at the end of the trial for the reading of the verdict for the gravedigger they all have the exact same outfits on as the day of the evidentiary hearing.

dmah
Upvote valid corrections to help move entries into the corrections section.

Suggested correction: How is it a mistake? By the submissions own words it's at least 4 days later. So why couldn't they end up wearing the same?

Ssiscool Premium member

One person, sure, but everyone wearing the exact same outfits 4 days later? That's way more likely to be a mistake than a big coincidence.

The Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood - S5-E4

Factual error: Near the end, the gang is using Luminol to check for blood on neighbourhood signs. Luminol won't work in broad daylight, they should have used a blue light filtering lens to enhance its visibility.

DavidRTurner

The Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood - S5-E4

Visible crew/equipment: We can see crew reflected in Hodgins' car door as he arrives at the crime scene. (00:20:20)

DavidRTurner

The Proof in the Pudding - S5-E12

Continuity mistake: At the end when Booth is hugging Brennan after the bone sinks, Brennan's hands go from being clenched to being open to being clenched again.

Boobra

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.

Harbingers in a Fountain - S5-E1

Continuity mistake: When Angela is checking the facial recognition, the photos actually stay the same, but just rotate spots.

The Boy with the Answer - S5-E21

Continuity mistake: As Booth hugs Brennan in her apartment, her head switches shoulders each time the camera changes angle.

The Foot in the Foreclosure - S5-E8

Audio problem: In the beginning of the episode, Booth introduces his grandfather to Sweets and his grandfather asks, "Where did you get your M.D., in a Cracker Jack box?" You can hear Bones laugh, but her mouth remains closed.

CherryxDarling

The Plain in the Prodigy - S5-E3

Factual error: When Bones and Booth go to visit Levi's parents and Sarah's brother yells at her that she is needed at home, when he gets into the buggy you see him wearing a wedding ring. Amish wear a beard to indicate marital status, not jewelry it is against the religion to wear any decoration including wedding rings.

A Night at the Bones Museum - S5-E5

Factual error: Hodgins makes a remark about the mummy wrappings being for an important person because it is a diamond weave pattern. However, the diamond weave pattern didn't come into effect until the Greco-Roman period that began at 332 B.C. It certainly wouldn't be found in an 18th dynasty mummy, no matter how important he was.

A Night at the Bones Museum - S5-E5

Factual error: Hodgins says that natron was a naturally drying agent, which was used in the second century B.C. This is both wrong and right. While it is true that natron was used for mummification, it was used for thousands of years in Egyptian culture, not just the second century B.C.

The Dwarf in the Dirt - S5-E7

Character mistake: Episode 5.07, "Dwarf in the Dirt" - Over lunch with Doctor/Chef Gordon Wyatt, Angela says he'd have to dislocate his jaw like "an articulated python" in order to bite into his sandwich. The snake is actually called a reticulated python.

The Beginning in the End - S5-E22

Continuity mistake: When the skull rolls to a stop there are very few maggots on it. When the camera shows it a few seconds later there are lots. (00:02:00)

Ssiscool Premium member

The Gamer in the Grease - S5-E9

Visible crew/equipment: When Booth and Bones first see the Autistic boy a pink T marker is visible on the floor.

Ssiscool Premium member

Harbingers in a Fountain - S5-E1

Character mistake: Bones gets stabbed with a scalpel and it's sticking out her arm. As a forensic anthropologist she would know the worst thing you can do is pull the item out. Which she does straight away.

Ssiscool Premium member

Harbingers in a Fountain - S5-E1

Continuity mistake: Bones gets stabbed with a scalpel in her arm and it's bleeding profusely. However the next day she has a short sleeve top on and there is no mark or bandage on her arm.

Ssiscool Premium member
Bones mistake picture

The Gamer in the Grease - S5-E9

Continuity mistake: Fisher is putting a glove on his right hand when Dr Saroyan walks in. It cuts between them a few times, then we see him turning to the table to explain about the bones and neither of his hands are gloved. A short while later he turns to put on gloves - he regloves his right hand, it goes back to Dr Saroyan for a second, then back to him turning towards the table and both hands are now gloved. (00:17:20 - 00:18:20)

kaly2006

The Predator in the Pool - S5-E18

Continuity mistake: When Brennan and Hodgins are in the aquarium tank recovering the skull, the hose for Brennan's air starts over her left shoulder. During the first close up where Brennan is actually retrieving the skull, the breathing apparatus has been reversed, so the hose is now over her right shoulder. All other shots the hose is over the left shoulder. (00:06:30 - 00:08:00)

The Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood - S5-E4

Continuity mistake: Near the end, as Parker drinks his milkshake, its contents rise & fall (not counting his drinking some). Also, he moves the glass about enough to illustrate that it's fake - it would have spilled, the way he handles it.

DavidRTurner

Dr. Temperance Brennan: I've never gotten a B and I never will.
Seeley Booth: That's my girl.

More quotes from Bones

The Goop on the Girl - S5-E10

Trivia: When Max and Temperence go out to lunch with Temperence's cousin Margaret, Max comments that the pair are "practically sisters," and later when Margaret meets Booth, Booth asks if she is Bones' sister. The actress playing Margaret is actually Emily Deschanel's sister, Zooey.

Cubs Fan
More trivia for Bones

Join the mailing list

Separate from membership, this is to get updates about mistakes in recent releases. Addresses are not passed on to any third party, and are used solely for direct communication from this site. You can unsubscribe at any time.

Check out the mistake & trivia books, on Kindle and in paperback.