When Hodgins and Brennan are buried alive, it's a race against time and a kidnapper who doesn't negotiate.



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Episode complete credited cast:
Jack Hodgins (as TJ Thyne)
Pete Sanders
James McDonnell ...
Assistant U.S. Attorney Kim Kurland
PA State Trooper


A reported find of 'two aliens' in a large vat proves the gruesome grave of human twin boys, Ryan and Matthew 'Matty' Kent, missing since years, burned at 300°. It's again the work of "the Gravedigger", a serial kidnapper-murderer who buries his victims and demands a royal ransom, no negotiation. The twins had not enough air to survive even if the ransom had been delivered as demanded, but after examining Matthew's serious fracture and stun-gun wounds, the team concludes it was a car crash, the Gravedigger was surprised by the second twin and has no larger vat available. Now the Gravedigger kidnaps both Bones and Hodgins from the Jeffersonian parking-lot, asking $8,000,000, well within his family's means. Zach discovers why the vat contains so much blood: Ryan severed his own artery with a pen, to give his brother more air and hence time. The forensic hostages -inside a car boot- aren't found within the ultimatum, but use enough tricks to gain time by saving and making oxygen, send a ... Written by KGF Vissers

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15 November 2006 (USA)  »

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(at around 26 mins) Hodgins tells Brennan after "analyzing" the light colored granules of "soil" by tasting them that it is connected to "bituminous coal" and so they are in "Virginia". Bituminous coal is a relatively soft type of black coal that contains a tar like substance called "bitumen", hence its name, and although it is found in Virginia in a few small areas it is much more common in West Virginia (which actually proclaimed it the "West Virginia State Rock"). Hodgins would not be able to tell from a cursory examination of some soil that was not the actual coal that they were in Virginia versus West Virginia. Also Hodgins being the expert that he is would have made a much more accurate assessment that they were in fact in West Virginia based on the evidence available. See more »


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EXcellent Episode!
15 July 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

We are introduced to the Grave Digger, which will have some related episodes in the upcoming seasons. While investigating, Dr. Brennan and Jack are buried alive in her car. Booth and the rest of the team work non-stop to find them before it's too late.

Jack and Angela's relationship is officially confirmed in this episode. Both express their deep feelings for the other, expressed after Jack's life in endangered.

Booth holds back no punches when it comes to finding Bones. He threatens a man's life, tells the squints what to do, and doesn't give up even when it looks like they are too late.

I love the Booth and Bones relationship. Anybody who can watch this show cannot tell me Booth is not totally in love with Bones! The emotions, the expressions, and his prayerful thankfulness at the end is all the proof we need!

Booth's running in the dirt to dig Bones out is a classic scene. The looks they share after only adds to the sweetness of the moment!

This story line is going to get worse before it gets better...If you like seeing Booths and Bones fighting to save each other, you'll defiantly want to watch the next one!

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