The Gravedigger returns and captures Booth. He wants the evidence that someone has stolen from the case, and he believes that Bones has it. Can the Squints find their friend before Booth becomes the Gravediggers latest casualty?



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Episode complete credited cast:
Jack Hodgins (as TJ Thyne)
Judge Williams (as Richard Licata)
Sarah Allan ...


Hodgins, Bones and author Thomas Vega are officially suspected of stealing FBI evidence concerning the Grave Digger, who once buried both team members alive. The team aborts Bones' award gala after the fiend sends a coded message: he has captured Booth and will asphyxiate him in a coffin within 24 hours unless the evidence is paid as ransom. Now Hodgins admits he has it, but convinces the others to try first 8 hours to identify the monster. Vega is found murdered in his car. Meanwhile Booth suffers a hallucination - he is with the ghost of corporal Edward 'Teddy' Parker, whom his best efforts couldn't save in combat. Teddy seems to help his efforts to escape from his 'coffin', an entire Navy ship loaded with explosives. The evidence is handed over, with disappointing result. Booths' brother Jarod risks everything to enable more illegal moves even after once special agent Payton Perotta has them all taken from the case. Written by KGF Vissers

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On humans, the inferior nuchal lines are on the bottom back of the skull very close to where the spinal cord enters the skull (occiput nearest the foramen magnum). These ridges extend from the midline to both left and right, curving around the foramen. When Bones says the burn marks are normally equidistant to the inferior nuchal line but are now angled 4 cm. to the right, her terms are woefully imprecise because those lines curve around the skull. Describing the burn positions relative to the midline of a specific cervical vertebrae would be more precise but sound less impressive. See more »


Agent Booth and Teddy Parker have a discussion on the merits of lock picking. Booth states that "any lock worth picking is worth kicking". In an earlier episode Booth is seen picking the lock on a door to let him and Brennan into a suspects home. See more »


Jared Booth: She's the Gravedigger?
Dr. Jack Hodgins: It's her.
Jared Booth: Can you prove it?
Dr. Temperance 'Bones' Brennan: No. We can't. Is that problem?
Jared Booth: Not for me!
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When the Pain Dies Down
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I hate immortal supervillian plot arcs
29 March 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

It's just weak storytelling. Infinite mega mega super genius who has limitless powers, total omniscience about everything and everyone and unchecked power over space and time. It's tedious but also it's silly. Mega uber criminal who doesn't actually want a ransom or anything except to have a long conversation with their nemesis. Like Sherlock Holmes' Moriarity. I mean what next? Gravedigger floods the Grand Canyon? And there is officially ghosts in Bones now? Ghosts? What about time travel? Hey I know. Bones dead mother will show up next. It's just lazy TV. And I am tired of it. Science is one thing supernatural magic is another.

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