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The Witch in the Wardrobe 

A cabin burns down in the woods revealing two bodies - one of a modern-day witch and one from the days of the Salem Witch Trials - leading Booth and Brennan into the world of Wicca to find ... See full summary »

Director:

François Velle

Writers:

Hart Hanson (created by), Kathy Reichs (inspired by the life of forensic anthropologist and author) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Emily Deschanel ... Temperance Brennan
David Boreanaz ... Seeley Booth
Michaela Conlin ... Angela Montenegro
Tamara Taylor ... Camille Saroyan
T.J. Thyne ... Jack Hodgins (as TJ Thyne)
John Francis Daley ... Lance Sweets
Eugene Byrd ... Dr. Clark Edison
Jillian Bach ... Ember
Kate Vernon ... Rowan
William Stanford Davis ... Floyd Barber
Joel Polis ... Mario Trivisonno
Peter Holden ... Jesse Byrd
Chris Ufland ... Murray Huddler
Troy Winbush ... Fireman #1
Bruno Amato ... Fireman #2
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Storyline

A cabin burns down in the woods revealing two bodies - one of a modern-day witch and one from the days of the Salem Witch Trials - leading Booth and Brennan into the world of Wicca to find a killer. Meanwhile, when Hodgins' reckless driving gets him and Angela arrested and thrown in jail, Sweets and intern Clark Edison step into unfamiliar territory to help out the team. Written by Fox Flash

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A melted-onto-the-body piece of amber is found on the severely burned corpse. Hodges says it melts at 4 to 7 hundred degrees Fahrenheit. Amber is basically a form of tree resin, is famously flamable, and decomposes into oil of amber at temps above 400 degrees F. It would not survive a house fire. See more »

Goofs

The black carrion birds which resemble and are called crows in this episode are actually ravens, a much larger black bird of the same family as crows that are commonly seen eating dead and decomposing animals. As an anthropologist Bones should know this distinction. See more »

Quotes

Special Agent Seeley Booth: [after the wiccans strip during their ceremony] Okay, why is that when things like this happen, it always happens to people you *don't* want to see naked?
Dr. Temperance 'Bones' Brennan: Huh?
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Connections

References Jurassic Park (1993) See more »

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Bones Theme
Written by The Crystal Method
Performed by The Crystal Method
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Alteration X 10
25 December 2010 | by ttapolaSee all my reviews

"The circle is now complete." So, Kathy Reichs served as an inspiration for Bones (presumably both the character and the series - the credits sure don't make a distinction), and now she has actually written an episode! But - please note that she did not do it *alone*: staff writer Pat Charles is also credited, which is perfectly normal since the bonus material on several US TV series DVD/Blu-ray box sets seems to indicate that most TV shows have a Writers' Room, where scripts are changed based on whatever decisions result from collective discussion about the script. Gone are the days when J. Michael Straczynski wrote over a season's worth of consecutive episodes all by himself. Or when Quentin Tarantino left his distinctive mark on an episode of ER.

Whatever the creative contributions behind this episode, the fact remains that it is a great episode. Almost at the end of the *fifth* season, and Bones shows no signs of fatigue. The show delivers yet another bizarre murder case and builds around it an episode that is not only creative (can't spoil the twists!) but also heartfelt and full of quality funny moments. CSIs, eat your hearts out. William Petersen was right when he stated his dislike of Bruckheimer & co stretching the show into a full-blown franchise. Bones shares the same kind of magic dynamic between its two lead characters as The X Files (no hyphen!) did in its glory days. Remember when Anderson and Duchovny started to take time off, let alone when they were replaced? Thanks to the special status of Brennan, she cannot be replaced, and though Booth could be replaced *in theory*, only a fool would try to continue this show without Deschanel and Boreanaz. Supporting characters are pretty good too, especially Sweets - that joke about his age never gets old. Ha! I made a meta-joke of it!

It's almost become unnecessary to review an episode since they all seem to be at least a 7/10, but this is an 8/10 thanks to character development and great guest stars Kate Vernon (of BSG) and Wade Williams (of the "great in season 1 and 2, $#it in season 3 and 4" Prison Break). Now if Brennan only would start to believe and make us viewers happy...


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 May 2010 (USA) See more »

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1.78 : 1
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