Bones: Season 1, Episode 17

The Skull in the Desert (29 Mar. 2006)

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Brennan goes to help Angela when her boyfriend goes missing in the desert, and Booth gets in on the action when the sheriff won't cooperate.

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Angela Montenegro, on vacation in the Navajo desert reservation, asks Brennan to come over alone: someone left a human skull with the local sheriff Ben Dawes. She she fears that it may be her long-time, long-distance boy friend Kirk Persinger, who went missing with his female guide Dhani Webber, the sheriff's sister. She finds a bullet-wound and convinces Booth to investigate, unofficially. The skull is Kirk's and has traces of the local drug peyote, according to Angela supplied for ritual use only by local artist Wayne Kellogg, who won't divulge the secret traditional plantation sites, and identifiable bite marks from a coyote. Then Alex is found at home, beaten to pulp, probably by fellow Navajos for selling peyote to outsiders, and Kirk's bones plus camera with film in the wilderness. Atypical engraving plates Bones noticed at Kellogg's place lead to a surprising crime connection. Written by KGF Vissers

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Saguaro cacti do not grow on or near the Navajo Reservation. Saguaros are indigenous to the Sonoran Desert of Southern Arizona and New Mexico. See more »

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Bones:The Skull in the Desert
14 December 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Angela gives a photographer three weeks out of the year to spend time together in the rugged desert and is scared that a skull found could very well be his. When Bones sends it back to the Jeffersonian lab in DC, Addy and Hodgins confirms what Angela feared all along, that the skull was in fact Kirk's. A Najavo model Kirk uses, Danny, is still missing out there and her whereabouts are crucial, not to mention time is of the essence before she runs out of water, cooking under the sun. Bones elicits help from Booth and the three assist the sheriff(the missing girl's brother), Dawes(James Parks), in trying to find her. It seems that Peyote was found in Kirk's hair and this drug traces back to a white artist who makes a modest living off of Najavo paintings, Wayne Kellogg(Clayton Rohner). Kellogg doesn't make enough to afford his digs in the desert where he lives, and the Peyote had to come from drug dealers. Soon Kellogg is even possibly tied to counterfeiting. Danny also has a Najavo boyfriend who sells Peyote to the white man much to the chagrin of his people. Angela is pretty shaken up in this episode, questioning why she didn't make more of an effort to establish a more viable relationship with Kirk and if she'd ever get such a chance again. Zach and Hodgins often argue tirelessly as to who gets the skull and remains of Kirk first with Goodman making the call, Addy later scolded by Brennan for not getting results to her sooner. Zach is a grad student attached to Brennan and Goodman believes he must eventually grow up and "leave the roost".


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