Bones (2005–2017)
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The Man on the Fairway 

Bones is told to investigate a plane crash involving Chinese delegates, but she is more interested in bone fragments from a person who was not on the plane. The fragments lead to a man whose father has been missing for five years.


Tony Wharmby


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




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
Michael E. Rodgers ... Jesse Kane
Michael Bowen ... Ray Sparks
Shashawnee Hall ... Ian Dyson
Christina Chambers ... Karen Anderson
Marc Raducci ... Eddie
Dana Cuomo ... Female Tech
Roderick McCarthy ... Security Guard (as Roderick L. McCarthy)


Zack Addy expresses regret that it's the third case in a row he and Bones must handle without Special Agent Seeley Booth when they are called to the site of a crashed private jet which carried State Department staff and two Chinese cultural attachés (often a spy cover.) The FAA and NTSB classify the crash on a golf-course as an accident, but there is one charcoaled body more than on the passenger list, plus bone fragments of yet another person at the crash site, with cut marks consistent with amputation. Jeffersonian director Dr. Daniel Goodman accepts orders to concentrate only on identifying the sixth passenger; Bones insists to Booth the seventh man is the only possible murder victim. To the amazement of both, Jesse Kane, a reputed expert on missing persons and aspects of police work, approaches them, claiming the bone fragments are probably from his father, rich stockbroker Max Kane, whose disappearance five years earlier on the way to his cottage started Jesse's quest for such ... Written by KGF Vissers

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8 March 2006 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Hodgins and Zack throwing the frozen pig through the wood chipper is the beginning of the long-standing plot line / joke of Hodgins conducting unorthodox (and often unapproved) experiments to not only collect data, but for the fun of it. See more »


Dyson of the NTSB is describing the jet crash, saying the jet reported problems while "200 miles southeast of Norfolk. Yeager Airport of Charleston tracked them for 30 minutes". Norfolk is in Virginia; Charleston is in WEST Virginia, a different state. Yeager Airport would not be tracking a plane 500 miles away. See more »


Dr. Temperance Brennan: Stop, or I'll kick you in the testicles!
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References The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974) See more »


Look After You
Written by Isaac Slade and Joe King
Performed by The Fray
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The true crime
11 July 2016 | by mitchrmpSee all my reviews

A plan crash isn't the center of Brennan's investigation. She finds three bone fragments that don't belong with the crash and longs to learn who they belong to. A man believes they are from his missing father. So after Brennan overrides her boss's orders and directs her three helpers to focus on the other case, they sneak around to find the truth.

Brennan and Booth have rather interesting talks. Though Booth accuses Brennan of missing him, it's obvious the feeling is quite mutual. Booth constantly pulls her into the field with him to help him solve the case.

The young man looking for his father plays on Brennan's sympathies by bringing up the fact that her parents are also missing. This infuriates Booth. You can just see his protective instincts clashing with his trying to stay objective.

B & B share a rather intimate look at the end that's interrupted by Zack, who is happy his and Booth's "friendship" is back on track.

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