Bones (2005–2017)
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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.


Jesús Salvador Treviño (as Jesus Trevino)


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


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)




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.

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Frank Ney was a real person. He was mayor of Nanaimo, BC, Canada and was known for dressing as a pirate. There is a statue of Pirate Frank in a city park. See more »


At several points they show the "treasure" site on Assateague Island with large piles of "dirt" around. Assateague Island is a barrier island composed of sand and so if they were actually digging on Assateague Island there would be piles of sand. See more »


Special Agent Seeley Booth: [Walking along a hallway leading to the morgue] Welcome to the dungeon.
Dr. Temperance 'Bones' Brennan: Why the FBI always stick their morgues in the most depressing basement they can find?
Special Agent Seeley Booth: Don't be such a snob Bones, ok? Not everyone gets to play in a multimillion dollar lab, you know... with skylights.
Dr. Temperance 'Bones' Brennan: It's because as a society we feel the need to hide death away. The people who deal with the death are viewed as freaks.
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Bones End Theme
Written by Peter Himmelman
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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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