Bones : Season 6

  • Network: FOX
  • Series Premiere Date: Sep 13, 2005
Season #: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
User Score
7.4

Generally favorable reviews- based on 46 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 36 out of 46
  2. Negative: 5 out of 46

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  1. May 22, 2011
    6
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Out of all the seasons of Bones this is probably my least favourite. The episode "The hole in the heart" was almost definitely the worst episode of the show and one of the worst episodes ever written. The deciding moment was when Brennan confides in Angela that her and Booth had slept together after their colleague, Nigel Murray, had been murdered in front of them. Hodgins bursts into the room with information that could solve their dear friends death. Angela blatantly tells him that she doesn't care about any information that could give closure to their friends death because she wants to hear more about Bones' sex life. Who does that?! Ever?! This is followed by a cheery sending away while they sing "The lime and the coconut" as they load his corpse into the back of a coroners van. They follow up by going drinking and subsequent episodes forget his existence. Truly horrible writing. Not only did they brush over the death of a friend but they concluded 5 seasons of endless will they-won't they tension between Brennan and Booth with a miserable (but not sad by any means) Brennan being comforted by Booth which apparently is enough to get them into the mood. 5 seasons of a steady slope to an ultimate climax brushed over. I'm not disappointed with the entire season but I'm very disappointed with the conclusion to the season. I've seen better shows cancelled for better seasons. I've also started to notice that the characters are losing their nature and failing to evolve in any real fashion. It's almost as if the writers decided that their old kinks and habits have already been worn out and as a result failed to come up with any new ones so they chose to just not exhibit any.
    Season six will need better writers and a better story arc.
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Metascore
75

Generally favorable reviews - based on 4 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 4
  2. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. It's a blast to watch Deschanel walk the line between broad comedy and complex emotion with growing scientific precision.
  2. Tonight's episode is one of those typical season openers where the writers have to undo most of what happened in the previous season's finale, but Bones fans won't want to miss it.
  3. 60
    Each member makes a case for his or her status as the team's "linchpin," allowing the rest of us to see a little more about all, rather than the series' usual focus on Bones and Booth. A love letter to group synergy and the fruits of hard labor, the entire episode makes its own case for the team's existence. The whole is much greater than the sum of the parts.