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The Skull in the Desert 

Brennan goes to help Angela when her boyfriend goes missing in the desert, and Booth gets in on the action when the sheriff won't cooperate.

Director:

Donna Deitch

Writers:

Hart Hanson (created by), Kathy Reichs (inspired by the life of forensic anthropologist and author) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
Emily Deschanel ... Temperance Brennan
David Boreanaz ... Seeley Booth
Michaela Conlin ... Angela Montenegro
Eric Millegan ... Zack Addy
T.J. Thyne ... Jack Hodgins (as TJ Thyne)
Jonathan Adams ... Daniel Goodman
James Parks ... Sheriff Dawes
Clayton Rohner ... Wayne Kellogg
Brent Briscoe ... Larry Stansfield
Mercedes Colon ... Professor Inez
Kalani Queypo ... Alex Joseph
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Storyline

Angela Montenegro, on vacation in the Navajo desert reservation, asks Brennan to come over alone: someone left a human skull with the local sheriff Ben Dawes. She she fears that it may be her long-time, long-distance boy friend Kirk Persinger, who went missing with his female guide Dhani Webber, the sheriff's sister. She finds a bullet-wound and convinces Booth to investigate, unofficially. The skull is Kirk's and has traces of the local drug peyote, according to Angela supplied for ritual use only by local artist Wayne Kellogg, who won't divulge the secret traditional plantation sites, and identifiable bite marks from a coyote. Then Alex is found at home, beaten to pulp, probably by fellow Navajos for selling peyote to outsiders, and Kirk's bones plus camera with film in the wilderness. Atypical engraving plates Bones noticed at Kellogg's place lead to a surprising crime connection. Written by KGF Vissers

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TV-14
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 March 2006 (USA) See more »

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Stereo

Color:

Color

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

James Parks (Sheriff Dawes) played alongside David Boreanaz on "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" as one of the Gorch brothers, Tector Gorch. See more »

Goofs

During a scene where Booth and Bones are driving through the desert, near the beginning of the episode; a mountain suddenly 'appears' in the background over Booths' shoulder. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Temperance 'Bones' Brennan: Obviously you subconsciously sifted through the rational facts of the case and processed the most likely scenario.
Special Agent Seeley Booth: I'm sure that's it.
Special Agent Seeley Booth: Yeah, what else could it be?
Angela Montenegro: It's the only rational explanation.
Dr. Temperance 'Bones' Brennan: Wait, are you guys making fun of me?
Special Agent Seeley Booth: Let's go back home. You know, where there's water and shelter and living things? Come on.
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References Dr. Phil (2002) See more »

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Bones End Theme
Written by Peter Himmelman
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