Bones: Season 5, Episode 11

The X in the File (14 Jan. 2010)

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An out-of-this-world case brings Brennan and Booth to New Mexico where they investigate human remains with extraterrestrial attributes. The victim is identified as a local UFO fanatic, ... See full summary »


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Episode cast overview:
Dr. Jack Hodgins (as TJ Thyne)
Sheriff Jerry Bonds
Marvin Breekman
Delmy Polanco (as Kelly E. Smith)
Marsha Vinton
Blaine Miller
Rachel Adams (as Penny Johnson Jerald)
Tourist Woman


An out-of-this-world case brings Brennan and Booth to New Mexico where they investigate human remains with extraterrestrial attributes. The victim is identified as a local UFO fanatic, known around town for her relentless search for alien life forms and whose latest "evidence" leads even Brennan and Booth to re-think outside existence. Meanwhile, a local sheriff refuses to release the bones, forcing the team at the Jeffersonian to work via satellite, and Angela and Jeffersonian intern Wendell come clean about their relationship. Written by FOX Publicity

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Dean Haglund who played Blaine Miller in this episode played Richard Langly in both The X-Files (1993) and its short lived spin off The Lone Gunmen (2001) See more »


This episode implies that Roswell, New Mexico is a short drive, perhaps even within walking distance, from Juarez, Mexico. At one point, a character mentions that they see a glow over the horizon and somebody says the glow is coming from Mexico. In a direct line, Roswell is close to 150 miles from Juarez. The most direct driving route between the two towns is 208 miles and takes over 5 hours. See more »


Delmy Polanco: If I give it to you, will you drop the trespassing charges and let me go?
Sheriff Jerry Bonds: If you don't hand it over, I'll just charge you with obstructing justice,
[indicates Booth]
Sheriff Jerry Bonds: He'll charge you with interferring with a Federal Investigation, and maybe even murder. And you will pray for the good old days where all you were worrying about was silly little trespassing and burgulary charges.
Dr. Temperance Brennan: I find he's very... useful in certain situations.
Special Agent Seeley Booth: Very usefu.
[to Delmy]
Special Agent Seeley Booth: So hand 'em over.
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References The Misadventures of Sheriff Lobo (1979) See more »

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