Bones: Season 5, Episode 6

The Tough Man in the Tender Chicken (5 Nov. 2009)

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The weird face of a hydrogen sulphate-affected corpse, found floating in a river fits Nick Rabin, head of personnel at industrial chicken farm Clucksten, which is opposed by John Collins's ... See full summary »

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The weird face of a hydrogen sulphate-affected corpse, found floating in a river fits Nick Rabin, head of personnel at industrial chicken farm Clucksten, which is opposed by John Collins's animal rights campaigners and baker Roy Meyers's group of smell-bothered neighbors. Nick's severed thumbs and toes were used at protests elsewhere. His widow, Gaynor, anonymously helped Josh. Meanwhile Booth worries about his character judgment instincts and Angela is emotionally obsessed with 'saving' a piglet. Written by KGF Vissers

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This is not the first time David Boreanaz and Tracy Middendorf have appeared in a series together. Tracy played Tina in the first episode of the series Angel (1999) as Tina, the girl he tries to save after first he first arrived in L.A. See more »

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Dr. Jack Hodgins: DARPA created a chicken soldier?
Wendell Bray: I do not see the United States military making chicken soldiers. Eagle, maybe.
Dr. Jack Hodgins: That's why we couldn't find his so-called fingers. Cuz they were transformed into talons.
[Makes claw like motions with his hands]
Dr. Jack Hodgins: I mean, talons would be much better weapons.
[Wendell makes talon like gestures with his hands]
Dr. Camille Saroyan: Human remains in water tend to lose all their fingers and toes due to predation.
Dr. Temperance 'Bones' Brennan: If I were going to combine animal and human DNA with an eye toward creating a ...
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Right in the neck
7 November 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A chicken farmer is found murdered, and the team goes to visit the chicken farm to find out why. They run into angry protesters and neighbors and some really hinky farm workers. In fact, the killer is evident from +the moment he/she appears on screen. But the episode is not dependent on the killer's identity. It is a guessing game as to what killed the farmer, and how. His corpse reveals some very odd damage. Meanwhile, Angela goes off the deep end in her enforced celibacy, and Sweets tries to pull her back form the brink. A good episode, if a little gorier than most. It also features some nice, breezy banter between B&B at their favorite diner.


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