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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When Booth and Brennan enter the UFO diner, Booth sees a framed photo and says, "Oh, Rocketship 7!" The man in the photo is Dave Roberts "Dave Thomas," the host of the morning children's program "Rocketship 7," which ran on WKBW-Buffalo from 1962-78 and also David Boreanaz 's (Booth's) father. 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 »


Sheriff Jerry Bonds: Nuh uh, FBI's got jurisdiction only if I *agree*. Otherwise you need jump through several legal hoops which will take some time during which time the victim stays in the meantime.
Dr. Temperance Brennan: Then why did you call us?
Sheriff Jerry Bonds: I could use the help. But I'm not gonna take the heat when people scream I sent an alien off to Washington for secret testing.
Sheriff Jerry Bonds: I've been through that before.
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References The X-Files (1993) See more »

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