Bones: Season 5, Episode 8

The Foot in the Foreclosure (19 Nov. 2009)

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In Howard Fileman's house, which is for sale, estate agent Katie Selnick and two prospective buyers discover a corpse, charred except for a fat foot. Clever forensics gradually show it was ... See full summary »



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Dr. Jack Hodgins (as TJ Thyne)
Katie Selnick
David Bowe ...
Howard Fileman
Stephanie Simon
Maureen Mack
Officer David Poe


In Howard Fileman's house, which is for sale, estate agent Katie Selnick and two prospective buyers discover a corpse, charred except for a fat foot. Clever forensics gradually show it was actually two people, a fat man and PricoCo saleswoman Meg Tracy, who recently lost half her excessive weight and met her lover in a fetishist club. Seely however is greatly distracted by a surprise visits from 'pops' Hank Booth, who left his retirement home after hitting a male nurse and now tries to 'correct' Booth's life, but rather lost control of his own. Written by Anonymous

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Both Lindsay Hollister and Ralph Waite appeared in different episodes of Cold Case, and appear here together. See more »


Hank: Yeah, and don't worry. Whenever you need a little privacy with that bone doctor, I'll make myself scarce.
Special Agent Seeley Booth: Thanks, but there's nothing going on between us.
Hank: You gay?
Special Agent Seeley Booth: What? No!
Hank: She's a keeper! You should listen to me, I warned you about Rebecca being a waste of time, didn't I?
Special Agent Seeley Booth: You know Pops, I can take care of my own love life.
Hank: I don't think so.
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21 November 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

B&B investigate a double homicide - the corpses are of an incredibly obese couple bludgeoned and burned to death on a bed in a vacant house up for sale. Booth's grandpa comes to pay a visit and stay with Booth for a little while. Grandpa is played by Ralph Waite, who played Jethro's dad on NCIS a season or two back. So I guess this makes Booth and Jethro related somehow. Not much else going on here, although Waite gets to dance with two very large women in a nightclub for large women. I would be happy to see Waite turn up again on a future episode. As the man who raised Booth (and his brother), Grandpa quickly sees that B&B are meant for each other and makes no bones about it. Pun intended. As usual, the killer is rather obvious, but that's part of the fun as B&B, and Brennan's lab crew, must figure things out bit by bit.

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