Atlantic State University's football star's corpse is found crushed in the grandstand, but that's not the cause of death. Suspects include his team spot successor Colby Page and his girlfriend Celeste, daughter of former star player and present campus security chief Jack Cutler, mentor George Francis who supplied steroids, simpleton teammate but womanizing rival Ed Dekker, ambitious but cancer-terminal coach Morse, vindictive tutor and dumped girlfriend Justine Berry. Written by
Did You Know?
The original air date of this episode, which involves a murder on a college campus, was delayed a full year in the wake of the tragic mass shooting at Virginia Tech on April 16th, 2007. Incidentally, something very similar happened to star David Boreanaz
, almost exactly eight years earlier when an episode of Buffy the Vampire Slayer
(1997) titled "Earshot," which involved a school shooting plot, was postponed following the tragedy at Columbine High. See more
Because the episode aired out of its original intended order, several plot lines were skewed. Booth reveals to Dr. Brennan that he was once a jock, which she already knew because they discussed it in "The Secret in the Soil". See more
Dr. Temperance 'Bones' Brennan
I don't understand.
Special Agent Seeley Booth
RJ Manning, I guess, broke her heart and a bit of her brain in the process.