Bones

The Shot in the Dark - S8-E15

Plot hole: Angela comes into the autopsy room to inform Hodgins and Cam that Brennan is awake. Cam says that Brennan said the entry wound was cold and Hodgins comes up with the ice bullet theory. But how did Cam know what Brennan said about the cold if she didn't already know Brennan was awake?

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Suggested correction: Bones told Booth that the entry wound was cold when she woke up. It's only fair to assume that Booth called Cam and told her.

But then, Cam would know Brennan was awake making the whole point of Angela coming in to tell them pointless. Plus with Cam knowing Brennan is awake, why would she not tell Hodgins?

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The Party in the Pants - S8-E22

Other mistake: The body falls from the excavator revealing there is no other debris in the excavator. However when the team get there they are told that the load in the bucket fell on the body, crushing the head. (00:03:15)

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The Gunk in the Garage - S8-E3

Revealing mistake: Dr. Sweets gets shot by a stray bullet. However, before they fire their guns when Dr. Sweets says "they have guns" he already has the blood shot stain on his shirt. (00:39:10)

The Gunk in the Garage - S8-E3

Plot hole: When doing the investigation they go to the construction site and speak to the foreman who is absolutely fine. However at the end, the foreman is unstable on his feet with a head injury. He should have been unstable when they first spoke to him.

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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.

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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)

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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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