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The Man with the Bone 

After a dead body is found near a 300 year old finger bone, Booth and Brennan investigate the site, which might be hiding pirate treasure.

Director:

Jesús Salvador Treviño (as Jesus Trevino)

Writers:

Hart Hanson (created by), Kathy Reichs (inspired by the life of forensic anthropologist and author) | 3 more credits »
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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
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
Robert Foxworth ... Branson Rose
Rodney Rowland ... Dane McGinnis
David Wells ... Harley Frankel
Cullen Douglas ... Harry Tepper M.E.
Fredric Lehne ... Giles Hardewicke (as Fredric Lane)
Chris Payne Gilbert ... Eric Hughes
Michael Chieffo ... Mayor Frank Ney
John M. Jackson ... FBI Deputy Director Sam Cullen
Lindsey Stoddart ... Katie Ney (as Lindsey Stodart)
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Storyline

Ted Macys' corpse was found in Assateague island, a resort town near the National Park where Blackbeard's treasure is supposed to be buried but every pit floods. He was probably drowned and is found clasping a finger bone, 17th century, with tertiary syphilis. Archeologist Macy and his partner Giles Hardewicke lead the dig, funded by adventurer billionaire Branson Rose, personal protégé of mayor Frank Ney. Dr. Jack Hodgins insists on diving for soil samples in the 60 meter deep shaft which already killed a man and finds a probable pirate's corpse. Macy was probably killed after bringing up some treasure; the bones are stolen from the Smithsonian. Booth finds Hardewicke has blues, claiming the mayor kicked him after finding out Macy did his foxy wife. The pirate bones turn out to be stolen from the Jeffersonian and planted. The murderer uses the same spine-breaking Special Forces technique again. Written by KGF Vissers

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 April 2006 (USA) See more »

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Stereo

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Booth tells Branson Rose - Robert Foxworth's character: "Oh sure, man, your attorney wants to go to court for the next twenty years and buy himself a nice vacation home in Tuscany" seeming to allude Tuscany Valley, the fictional valley where the TV show Falcon Crest (1981) took place, in which Foxworth played Chase Gioberti. See more »

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Steadycam operator and other crew visible in the side of the van when Hodgins carries diving hose away from the van. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Temperance 'Bones' Brennan: [Looking at the bones, allegedly those of a pirate, on the computer screen] Maybe they're right. Maybe this man died burying a treasure. Ironic. Stealing all that and never enjoying the spoils.
Angela Montenegro: So you believe there's treasure?
Dr. Temperance 'Bones' Brennan: I believe there's greed. That's the real curse.
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Whistles the Wind
Lyrics by Dave King
Composed by Flogging Molly
Performed by Flogging Molly
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This is a pretty sloppy episode...
21 February 2011 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

I need to first point out that I am NOT a regular viewer of this series. My wife loves it and I occasionally sit in as she watches. So why am I reviewing this part episode? Well, it was very sloppy in its geography and did an incredibly poor job trying to hide it--so bad that it irritated the life out of me.

The show begins with a fresh body being discovered holding a 300 year-old finger bone. It seems that it MIGHT be the bone belonging to a finger of a man killed to hide Blackbeard's treasure. As an aside, I am a history teacher and know quite a bit about pirates--and it's commonly assumed they buried their treasure--when in reality they usually spent it on whores, booze and a jolly good time. Actual proof that they buried it is difficult to substantiate. This didn't bother me too much. But what DID bother me tremendously was placing the episode on Assateague Island--a place I have visited many times. NONE of the details about the place are right. The National Park is located on the Virginia portion of the barrier island and it is a barren place with wild horses, a huge red lighthouse and absolutely NOT A SINGLE palm tree! There is no tiny square lighthouse or buildings on the place--it is a very naturalistic place with just a few roads, dunes marshland. Why didn't they just make up the name of a place and not even mention its exact location (heck, it looks more like the west coast of California or could be Georgia or Florida)? Sloppy...very, very sloppy...and yet MANY people who live around there or vacationed there will easily see it is NOT Assateague. This is even worse than the episode of "The FBI" where you see a mountain range where it is supposed to be 'just outside of Chicago'!


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