A West Virginia truffle hunter's hog stumbles upon a corpse in the woods. The killing may fit in over a century of vicious, vivid feud between the neighboring Babcock and Mobley families, which a lawyer in the family had until recently converted into endless litigation. Natural resources and forbidden love may also prove crucial. Sweets gets to interrogate on his own while Booth is preoccupied with stopping Bones from chasing all baby-caregivers, even her own father. Written by
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Booth states "let's cut down grandpa Walton and get him back to the Jeffesonian." Ralph Waite who plays Booth's Grandpa played John Walton on "The Waltons". See more
Dr. Brennan and Dr. Saroyan argue about the age of the deceased person. Dr. Brennan says she will obtain an accurate age by carbon-dating the bones. However, as every Anthropologist knows, carbon-dating isn't used to determine the age of living (or in this case, recently deceased) things, it's used to determine when a plant or animal died. Since carbon-dating relies on the decay of Carbon-14, and since as long as an organism is still alive it is constantly replacing the amount of carbon in its system, it isn't until the plant or animal dies and the carbon is no longer being regenerated, that the amount of Carbon-14 starts to decay. Once an organism has died, over time the amount of carbon-14 decreases as it decays. It is by measuring the amount of Carbon-14 left in the body of a animal or plant that a scientist can deduce when the plant or animal died. See more
Special Agent Seeley Booth
Didn't they teach you, you know, how not to be irritating at shrink camp?
Dr. Lance Sweets
It was a university.
References The Waltons