Ted Macys' corpse was found in Assateague island, a resort town near the National Park where Blackbeard's treasure is supposed to be buried but every pit floods. He was probably drowned and is found clasping a finger bone, 17th century, with tertiary syphilis. Archeologist Macy and his partner Giles Hardewicke lead the dig, funded by adventurer billionaire Branson Rose, personal protégé of mayor Frank Ney. Dr. Jack Hodgins insists on diving for soil samples in the 60 meter deep shaft which already killed a man and finds a probable pirate's corpse. Macy was probably killed after bringing up some treasure; the bones are stolen from the Smithsonian. Booth finds Hardewicke has blues, claiming the mayor kicked him after finding out Macy did his foxy wife. The pirate bones turn out to be stolen from the Jeffersonian and planted. The murderer uses the same spine-breaking Special Forces technique again. Written by
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No one lives on Assateague Island. It is a national reserve where tourists go camping or spend a day at the beach. It's famous for wild ponies (not Blackbeard) - although there is a myth about buried treasure. There is no mayor and no pirate theme. The location they chose to film in looks nothing like Assateague because the island is half marshland (on the bayside) and half sand dunes (the ocean side). (Chincoteague might have been a better place to set the murder because people actually live there.) See more
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