'Bones - The Complete Sixth Season'
(David Boreanaz, Emily Deschanel, Michaela Conlin, TJ Thyne, Tamara Taylor, et al / 6-Disc DVD / NR / 2011 / 20th Century Fox)
Overview: After a much-needed break, forensic anthropologist Dr. Temperance Brennan (Emily Deschanel) and FBI Special Agent Seeley Booth (David Boreanaz) return to the Jeffersonian Institute, along with their team of investigative "squints," for another darkly humorous season of murder, mystery, controversy and chemistry.
DVD Verdict: After all the hugs goodbye at the airport come the end of last season, we get a montage of everyone doing their own chosen thing. Then, as unidentified remains of a young girl have been found, and another has been declared missing, Cam alone in the role of Chief Medical Examiner is out of her depth. So, all the guys get a call to come back ASAP and help her, saving her job at the same time. 'The Mastodon in the Room' reveals that the team is together again, but no longer at the Jeffersonian (but that doesn't last long!). In 'The Couple In The Cave,' a couple of hikers shelter from the rain in a cave - and discover two dead bodies! Sweets is now clean shaven, and having big issues with Daisy. This episode also includes a wonderful sneezing scene! In 'The Maggots in the Meathead,' a beach comber comes across a necklace under the sand - attached to the neck of a dead body! A Jersey Shores-type episode, Booth asks his girlfriend Shannon to move in with him, and Angie is pregnant; but Hodgins doesn't want everyone to know!
In 'The Body and the Bounty,' dumpster divers come across severed hands and a head, and Dr. Bunson (the always-great David Alan Grier) makes an appearance. And he makes the episode truly fun. He also creates the term, Squintern! In 'The Bones That Weren't,' a skateboarder finds a skull under some concrete. We then get given a lot of supposed suspects, but the killer is made all too obvious to us as soon as he hits the screen (sorry!). This episode is good though, for the fact it has a skeleton created inside the lab from nothing! See it to believe it! Also, Hannah gets shot whilst on assignment. In 'The Shallow in the Deep,' remains of an old ship are found and brought into the lab, where along with the old bodies they find a brand new one! Some pink "alien" stuff is found on the bones and Hodgins starts to think out of space answers!
In 'The Babe in The Bar,' the worlds largest chocolate bar is revealed - and has a girls remains inside it as a creamy center! This episode also stars Wayne Knight (from Seinfeld aka Newman), and his line, "If she hadn't been in there, it would have been the best chocolate you'd ever eaten!" Hodgins finally gets to tell everyone that Angie is pregnant, but they already all know! In 'The Twisted Bones in the Melted Truck,' a farmer is killed in an exploding truck. But his melted bones cause Bones and co. to second guess his death. Hannah gets to meet Booth's son for the first time. In 'The Doctor in the Photo,' a tree uproots in a bad area of the city and reveals a skeleton underneath its roots. As the victim seems to mirror everything we know about Bones herself, she feels empathy for her - too much though, as it turns out. The episode also features the brilliant Enrico Colantoni (Flashpoint) as Micah, a night guard that becomes her voice of reason. [Fun Fact: The brain takes 3 days to adapt to a new idea!]
In 'The Body in the Bag,' a woman is found dead in her shower in an expensive apartment, and suddenly the story turns towards knock off bags and Chinese therapies. Also, out of nowhere, Hodgins buys the now-vacant apartment for he, Angie and the soon-to-be-born baby to live in (but it is never seen nor spoken of ever again in this season!) In 'The Bullet in the Brain,' the serial killer known as The Gravedigger is being transported to her court hearing to hear her appeal - and is killed stepping out of the transport van! In a VERY brutally-bloody scene, trust me! And as Sweets was standing right next to her at the time, he is now not himself. But, even though they figure out who the sniper is, he gets away. In 'The Sin in the Sisterhood,' a man is found dead and it seems the prime suspects are is three wives! And they are all sisters!! In 'The Daredevil in the Mold,' whilst drunk Booth and Sweets both declare that they are going to ask their respective girlfriends to marry them! A body is found on a rooftop, but how did he get there? A tale of BMX riders and engagement rings, the whodunit is obvious after someone is introduced to the episode for no good plot reason. But when Hannah rejects Booth's proposal, it is so frickin' sad to behold. Exit stage left, the Hannah character!
In 'The Bikini in the Soup,' a female wedding planner is killed under her at-home tanning bed and her male assistant is the number one suspect! Booth is now single, Sweets didn't ask Daisy to marry him after all (and it is never brought up again this season!), and as it's Valentine's Day, the entire crew wants to wrap the murder investigation up within eight hours - so they can all do their own VD stuff! For Booth and Bones it means something completely different - and wow, what a great ending scene it is! In 'The Killer in the Cross Hairs,' in a continuation from an earlier episode, Booth's sniper killer/buddy Jacob Broadsky is back - and killing again! Inclusive of a horrid rat-eating-a-body scene, Billy Gibbons (ZZ Top) makes another appearance as Angie's dad. The best line from this episode is when they are looking at a deer head on their lab table, and Hodgins says, "Are we performing an autopsy or preparing dinner for the Palin's?!" The episode also includes a intriguing device known as a Smart Bullet.
In 'The Blackout in the Blizzard,' the David Boreanaz-directed episode takes place mostly in a broken down elevator; where he (Booth) and Bones have to solve a crime - via the phone! [FYI: The audio commentary between Boreanaz and Emily Deschanel (Bones) is HILARIOUSLY BRILLIANT! Don't miss it as LOTS of 'Bones' things are revealed!
In 'The Feet on the Beach,' the US/Canada border has a bunch of feet wash up. But as half land one side, the other half the other side of the divide, Bones has to work with a man that she denounced job wise back a few years ago! A Body Farm with a leak is the reason for the feet washing up, but do such things exist?! Wow, I truly hope not! As for the killer of the chopped off feet that didn't match the others, well, as soon as he is introduced it is obvious! In 'The Truth in the Myth,' the host of a TV show called Mythbusters is murdered - possibly, as they would all like to believe in the lab, by the infamous, and mythical Chupacabra! A great fantasy story this with a little twist ending. In 'The Finder,' a rare episode that focuses about 90% on said Finder and his team, a body is found in the Glades and Booth brings in said Finder to help find some sunken treasure. Also staring both Michael Clarke Duncan and Danny Trejo, the episode is a LOT of fun, from start to finish! [Fun Fact: This was meant to lead to their own Finder show, but I don't think it ever did. I nice premise, if it did go anywhere it had to be without the mouthy British girl/bartender - as she was SOOOOOOO annoying throughout!]
In 'The Pinocchio in the Planter,' a young boy stumbles upon a skeleton buried underneath a flower bed in a newly-built play park. A story more to do with so-called radical honesty (take a listen to their theories), it is amazing to think about afterwards! In 'The Signs in the Silence,' a cop comes across a bloodied young deaf street girl - with a knife! It appears she has killed a man, but why ... and what is she so afraid of? A very impassioned episode, the ending will have you in tears!
In 'The Hole in the Heart,' the serial killer sniper that Booth is (still) chasing is back again, but this time Booth goes one-on-one with him to try and capture his old friend. But, much like the last episode, if you feel you want to cry at an episode of 'Bones' then this is another one to hanky-up for. As it brings with it a very tense who-will-get-shot montage, before one of the cast DOES get shot - and killed! A subplot of a proposed conference speech by Bones and Mr. Nigel-Murray re: T-Rex vs. Human in an arm wrestle is rather intriguing too! And, in the season finale, 'The Change in the Game,' a death at a bowling alley allows Booth and Bones to dress up (well, down, actually!) and go undercover in a bowling team. One that, by all pure fluke of chances, is the one that a) lost their member to the death, and b) is played on by Bones' father, Max (Ryan O'Neal). As for the BIG season ending reveal, well, YES, it is HUGE, trust me! Oh, and Angie gives birth to a very healthy, and full of sight baby boy! This is a Full Screen Presentation (1.66:1) enhanced for 16x9 TVs and comes with the Special Features of:
Audio Commentary – The Doctor in the Photo
Audio Commentary – The Blackout in the Blizzard
The Daredevil in the Mold – Extended Episode
The Bikini in the Soup – Extended Episode
The Visual Effects of Bones
The Killing Pilot Episode