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The Complete Sixth Season


Starring: Emily Deschanel, David Boreanaz Michaela Conlin, Tamara Taylor, T. J. Thyne and John Francis Daley
Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment
RRP: £39.99
Certificate: 15
Available 17 October 2011

The twists, turns and sexual tension reach new heights as FBI Agent Seeley Booth (David Boreanz) and Dr. Temperance Brennan (Emily Deschanel) reunite once more. Booth and Brennan must face a disastrous flood on the US-Canada border which unearths eight pairs of dismembered feet, as well as a mysterious Jane Doe who is covered in blood and unable to communicate. Pushing their professional relationship to the absolute limit, Booth and Brennan’s pasts come back to haunt them, and Brennan reveals a secret that will change their lives forever...

Bones is an interesting crime/drama series Inspired by real-life forensic anthropologist and best-selling novelist Kathy Reichs work. But unlike similar shows, like CSI, there's a huge amount of humour injected into the episodes.

This is very much a "corpse of the week" show with each episode opening on a mysterious crime that is solved by the time the episode wraps up (sometimes rather too quickly so that the story seems a little silly). But this is just the backdrop to the series, the main ingredient here is the relationship between Booth and Brennan and the interesting characters that work in the lab.

This season the ongoing story arcs revolve around Angela Montenegro and Dr. Jack Hodgins preparing to be parents; Booth's new girlfriend; and Booth having to track down Jacob Broadsky (played by Arnold Vosloo) a professional sniper who in the past was Booth's friend and mentor.

Highlights in this season include:

The Babe in the Bar, in which a body is found inside a giant promotional chocolate bar

The Doctor in the Photo, in which Brennan starts to associate herself a little to closely with a victim - to the point where she sees herself on her photo ID and hears her own voice when listening the victim's audio recordings.

The Bullet in the Brain, if for no other reason than this has the most shocking visual effect of the series.

The Feet on the Beach, which sees the team trying to track down why numerous feet are washed ashore. The evidence leads to a body farm where scientists study how real corpses break down under various conditions.

The Finder, in which Booth and Brennan seek the help of a "finder", a former US soldier who has the ability to unearth anything, to track down a stolen 18th century treasure chart. The episode stars Geoff Stults, Saffron Burrows and Michael Clarke Duncan.

The Hole in the Heart, which sees Booth and Broadsky facing off. This episode also sees the death of a recurring cast member,

The Change in the Game, in which Booth and Brennan have to go undercover to infiltrate a bowling league after a decomposed body is found at a bowling alley.

Extras include audio commentaries on a handful of episodes; Gag Reel (4 min, 14 sec); The Visual Effects of Bones (11 min, 21 sec); and The Killing Pilot (43 min, 36 sec which is basically the pilot from The Killing series, designed to get you interested enough in the show that you'll go out and purchase the DVD).

Even if you haven't seen the show before, this season is pretty self-contained and you won't have any problem picking up what the main characters past history with one another is.

If you're a fan of the series, then this represents yet another satisfying slice of drama.


Darren Rea

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