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.


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.


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 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.

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.

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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)


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.

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A Night at the Bones Museum - S5-E5

Continuity mistake: The mummy is in direct sunlight with no shadows on him when Cam first walks up to examine him. When Bones and Booth walk up to him, a few seconds later, the right side of his face is in the shadows. (00:04:00)


The Proof in the Pudding - S5-E12

Continuity mistake: When Booth is talking to his boss at the diner, the latter is chewing on his mouth full of food when shot from the right, and has an empty mouth when shot from the left. This happens every time the shot changes angles.


The Plain in the Prodigy - S5-E3

Continuity mistake: Near the start, Cam is carrying sunglasses in her hand; suddenly they are on her face.


Harbingers in a Fountain - S5-E1

Continuity mistake: Brennan has just returned from Guatemala and is back at her office. She meets Booth and the two hug. The way they hug each other differs between shots, most notably the position of Brennan's right elbow on Booth's shoulder.


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