Emily Dechanel and David Boreanaz must have had a blast filming Bones season 5, which is all the more reason to add the newly released DVD (or Blu-ray) to your tasteful TV on DVD collection. I have!
Let me refresh your memory about where Bones season 5 began: Booth was still healing from his brain surgery, and strange dream about being married to Bones. This was the most romantic season yet, where Booth is hoping that Bones always wants to be with him. Yup, it’s mad passionate love time! Except, we first need the awkward tension first! Besides, romance between our leads is not the only thing season 5 had to offer.
We had guest stars like Cyndi Lauper, Zooey Deschanel (Margaret, a relative of Bones), Billy Gibbons (Angela’s father), Carla Gallo (Daisy, a series regular now), Brendan Fehr (Booth’s brother, and a longtime crush of many a Roswell fan), Ryan O’Neal (Bones father), Stephen Fry (Dr. Gordon Wyatt) and the dearly beloved Eric Milligan (aka Zack Addy.) Season 5 also gave us the 100th landmark episode of Bones, celebrated by a flashback episode six years in the past, prior to our main characters knew each other. We also got to see The Gravedigger finally put on trial for her crimes, Bones and Booth kissing, and Angela and Hodgins getting back together.
Memorable episodes this season included “Harbingers in the Fountain” about an underwater Utopia, “The Tough Man in the Tender Chicken” about a murder at a chicken factory, “The Devil in the Details” about a corpse who had freaky artificial horns implanted on him and “The Death of the Queen Bee” where we got to go back to Brennan’s high school for a deadly reunion.
Bones is a great series for the will-they-won’t-they tension between our leads, the seriously diverse niche worlds that get explored, the great jewelry that Bones and Angela wear, and the fantastic music – from the theme song to the phenomenal score that plays at the end of ever episode over the credits. You’ll always have a great adventure with this show. That’s why I come back to it every year. Although, I do not advise trying to eat during the first 15 minutes of any Bones episode.
Bones Season 5 DVD Special Features:
“The Tough Man in the Tender Chicken” extended version
“The X in the Files” extended version
Episode commentary for “The Proof in the Pudding” by Tamara Taylor, T. J. Thyne, John Francis Daley and Michaela Conlin.
David Boreanaz: Directing the 100th episode
House of 100 Corpses
Episode Commentary for “The Beginning in the End” by Hart Hanson, Stephen Nathan and Ian Toynton. (So enjoyable! I love these guys.)
Gag reel (High-larious. It’s great to see such levity behind-the-scenes on such a dramatic series.)
Deleted Scenes (I appreciate these so much, but there was only three!)
The Bodies of Bones (Lots of gunk, people!)
The Nunchuck Way (Apparently Nunchucks can break any bone in your body!)
The Bones season 5 DVD set has 22 episodes (as does the Blu-ray.)
The Bones cast contains: Emily Deschanel as Temperance “Bones” Brennan, David Boreanaz as FBI Special Agent Seeley Booth, Michaela Conlin as Angela Montenegro, T.J. Thyne as Dr. Jack Hodgins, Tamara Taylor as Dr. Camille Saroyan and John Francis Daley as Dr. Lance Sweets.
Disclosure: I was sent a review copy, but the views expressed are my own.