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The Parts in the Sum of the Whole

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The Parts in the Sum of the Whole
Season 5, Episode 16
Air date April 8, 2010
Written by Hart Hanson
Directed by David Boreanaz
Episode guide
The Bones on the Blue Line
The Death of the Queen Bee
Season 5 cast
Season 5
September 17, 2009 - May 20, 2010
Season 5 is available on Blu-Ray/DVD  

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DVD release  
Region 1: October 5, 2010
Region 2: October 18, 2010
Region 4: October 27, 2010
Season 4 Season 6

The Parts in the Sum of the Whole is the sixteenth episode of the fifth season of Bones


In the 100th episode, Booth and Brennan confront Sweets about the mistakes in his book about them, Sweets is surprised to learn that he made a mistake, he then asks Booth and Brennan to tell him the truth about their real first case. They tell Sweets the story of their first case leading to a series of flash backs to their first real case, which show the formation and evolution of their relationship, as well as the relationships of the other Jeffersonian workers. While telling Sweets the story he discovers that they kissed for the first time after getting drunk. Sweets, outraged that they didn't tell him this, says that Booth should make the first move to begin a relationship with Brennan, since his conclusion is still the same that the two of them are in love with one another. They then leave the room where outside they talk about what Sweets had written in his book about them, Booth says he's "the gambler" and tells Brennan he wants to give them a shot. After Brennan saying that the FBI might not let work together anymore, Booth objects saying "Don't do that.", then kisses Brennan. Brennan pushes Booth away saying no, that he thinks he is protecting her but he is the one that needs protection from her, Booth then tells her that he has to move on no matter how long it takes for him to fall in love with someone else. The two of them then leave arm in arm walking away.


Main CastEdit

Guest CastEdit

Featured MusicEdit

  • "Mmm" - Laura Izibor


  • Booth is again mentioned to be a descendant of John Wilkes Booth, as Brennan said, by his bone structure.
  • Last appearance of Zack Addy
  • Booth defines to Zack while in his office why he refers to scientists as "squints". "You know, when you look at things, you squint. Like that."

I don't know what that meansEdit

  • Booth mentions an event for a bunch of "hoity-toits"-- which he defines as shakers, machers and intellectual types of people such as Judge Hasty.
  • Angela, when she sees Zack for the first time, refers to him as "Jimmy Neutron". Neither him nor Brennan know what she was talking about.


"I have been wanting to do that for years. You are so hot!" -Booth to Bones.

"Should we tell him?"-Bones to Booth. (In response,)"Yes! Yes, you should."-Sweets to Bones.

"You know what? You're a cold fish." "You're a superstitous moron." "Get a soul." "Get a brain."-Booth, then Bones, to each other. "Agent Booth."-FBI Tech. "What?" -Bones and Booth together. "I'm Agent Booth."- Booth to Bones.

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