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Bones: The Goop on the Girl

When Max, Brennan's father, gets in contact with Margaret Whitesell, he asks her to spend Christmas with him and Brennan. Meanwhile, Booth and Brennan investigate a bank robbery gone wrong in which a man dressed as Santa Claus was blown up.

Episode Info

Episode number: 5x10
Production Number: 5AKY10
Airdate: Thursday December 10th, 2009
Special Airtime: 08:00 pm

Director: Tim Southam
Writer: Carla Kettner

Alternate Airdates:

UK (sky LIVING) Dec 17, 2009
NL (RTL 4) Apr 05, 2010


Special Guest Stars
Ryan ORyan O'Neal
As Max Keenan

Guest Stars
Carla GalloCarla Gallo
As Daisy Wick
Tiffany HinesTiffany Hines
As Michelle Welton
Dorian MissickDorian Missick
As Owen Thiel
Jack KehlerJack Kehler
As Malaki Wallace
Melinda Page HamiltonMelinda Page Hamilton
As Georgia Hartmeyer
Wendy PhillipsWendy Phillips
As Abby Chevaleer
Zooey DeschanelZooey Deschanel
As Margaret Whitesell

Co-Guest Stars
J.J. BooneJ.J. Boone
As Teller
Matt McTigheMatt McTighe
As Santa
Main Cast
Emily DeschanelEmily Deschanel
As Dr. Temperance "Bones" Brennan
David BoreanazDavid Boreanaz
As Special Agent Seeley Booth
Michaela ConlinMichaela Conlin
As Angela Montenegro
T.J. ThyneT.J. Thyne
As Dr. Jack Hodgins
Tamara TaylorTamara Taylor
As Dr. Camille "Cam" Saroyan
John Francis DaleyJohn Francis Daley
As Dr. Lance Sweets
Episode Notes
Guest star Zooey Deschanel (Margaret Whitesell) is the real-life sister of series star Emily Deschanel.

Ryan O'Neal returns as Max Keenan. He was last seen in "The End in the Beginning."

ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Bob DylanHere Comes Santa Clausopening scene
Ingrid MichaelsonSnowfallAngela works on the facial reconstruction
Johnny RenoO Christmas Tree 
Matt AlberStar of Wonderthe team at the funeral

Episode Quotes
Booth: You know what, Bones? Sometimes I think your heart muscle is bigger than people give you credit for.

Daisy: Oh one more thing. I found this in Santa's twelfth rib.
Hodgins: I'm never gonna make my flight.
Daisy: I recommend celebrating in March.
Hodgins: Thank you, Ebenezer.

Margaret Whitesell: I'm Margaret.
Brennan: There's no resemblance.
Booth: What do you mean? You're both ... very beautiful.
Margaret Whitesell: "Beauty and folly are old companions."
Brennan: Told you! Benjamin Franklin.
Booth: Right, right. Hey hey! Good old Ben, you know, he invented electricity and the 100-dollar bill.
Margaret Whitesell: Neither one of those things is true.
Booth: You're right, there's no resemblance whatsoever. Nice meeting you, Maggie.

Cultural References
Angela: I'm talking like Maverick and Iceman reaction times.

Maverick and Iceman are both characters from the film Top Gun.

Hodgins: Thank you, Ebenezer.

Ebenezer Scrooge is the main character of Charles Dickens' novel, A Christmas Carol.

Episode References
While discussing not spending Christmas with their families, Hodgins tells Angela "there is more than one type of family." In "Judas on a Pole" Booth tells Brennan the same thing.

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