Bones: Season 1, Episode 14

The Man on the Fairway (8 Mar. 2006)

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Bones is told to investigate a plane crash involving Chinese delegates, but she is more interested in bone fragments from a person who was not on the plane. The fragments lead to a man whose father has been missing for five years.



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Episode complete credited cast:
Dr. Jack Hodgins (as TJ Thyne)
Jesse Kane
Ray Sparks
Ian Dyson
Karen Anderson
Female Tech
Security Guard (as Roderick L. McCarthy)


Zack Addy expresses regret that it's the third case in a row he and Bones must handle without Special Agent Seeley Booth when they are called to the site of a crashed private jet which carried State Department staff and two Chinese cultural attachés (often a spy cover.) The FAA and NTSB classify the crash on a golf-course as an accident, but there is one charcoaled body more than on the passenger list, plus bone fragments of yet another person at the crash site, with cut marks consistent with amputation. Jeffersonian director Dr. Daniel Goodman accepts orders to concentrate only on identifying the sixth passenger; Bones insists to Booth the seventh man is the only possible murder victim. To the amazement of both, Jesse Kane, a reputed expert on missing persons and aspects of police work, approaches them, claiming the bone fragments are probably from his father, rich stockbroker Max Kane, whose disappearance five years earlier on the way to his cottage started Jesse's quest for such ... Written by KGF Vissers

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When Brennan calls Zack over to examine the anomalous piece of bone, she is holding the fragment. The camera pans out and her arm is extended, possibly pointing at the ground. When it zooms back in, she is again holding the bone close to her face. See more »


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Bones:The Man on the Fairway
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Bone fragments found on a golf course where a plane carrying Chinese diplomats and an unidentified sixth victim crashed are focused on by Bones and her Jeffersonian team. A young man named Jesse Kane whose search for his missing father has formed him into a crusader for victims' rights believes the bone fragments are of his father. Bones, whose parents abandoned her, becomes quite attached to his case much to the chagrin of her boss who is told by the government to make the uncovering of the sixth victim's identity top priority. What the team soon discover is that the victim whose bone fragments were found was frozen and fed into a wood chipper! This episode addresses Bones' situation further in regards to seeking out the whereabouts of her parents and how she will motivate her team to go against their boss' wishes to pursue the identity of the golf course victim over the unidentified woman, who turned out to be an escort! Zach desperately wants Booth's approval as part of "the team" and considers Seeley's ignoring him part of his inclusion. Kane believes his father's much younger wife was responsible for his murder and is very involved in the investigation, so hungry for "the answer". Solid episode has alternating compelling cases and some important developments in Brennan's character as Bones asks Booth to look at her parents' file and see if he can dig up any information. Michael E Rodgers guest stars as Jesse Kane. Hodgins tense relationship with Dr. Goodman is further elaborated as the former gleefully accepts the cloak and dagger routine of going behind his back(even though it is later established that Goodman knew all along). This episode shows a pig fed into the same wood chipper as the victim much to the delight of those who work in the Jeffersonian Institute. Haunting conclusion when it is discovered that one brother put the other in a freezer alive just to inherit their dead mother's home!

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