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
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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
You're forgetting something! Brennan and Hodgins are out of air.
Special Agent Seeley Booth
Great. You wanna give up, huh? This Bones we're talking about and Hodgins. You really think they didn't find a way to extend their air supply? Hell found a way to send us a message, asked us for help! And you wanna give up because of MATH?
A Light On a Hill
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