Book: Frozen Heat (Nikki Heat #4) by Richard Castle

The crime scene is something out of a horror movie. A woman is stuffed in a suitcase. She was stabbed to death. Nikki Heat has been assigned the case. But things get interesting when this case links to her mother’s ten year old murder.

Solving this case means that Nikki will have to delve into her mother’s past as well. The case takes them through history and even to Paris. Although, Paris doesn’t go as planned since Nikki and Rook get kidnapped.

Can Nikki handle all that she learns about her mother? Does she solver her ten year old murder? Who murdered the woman in the suitcase? Does the pair escape their captors?

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Bones S01, Ep18 – The Man with the Bone

Show: Bones
Season: 1
Episode: 18
Title: The Man with the Bone
Original Air Date: April 5, 2006


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Favorite Quotes:

* Bones: We are looking for answers, Jack, not treasure.

* Booth: You dive too?
Bones: I have the time because I don’t own a tv.

* Angela: So you believe there’s treasure?
Bones: I believe there’s greed. That’s the real curse.

* Bones: Ok let’s say it’s a pirate. This would be an extraordinary find.

* Hodgins: I wonder if there was gold dust on it.
Bones: Perhaps you should start working with a parrot on your shoulder.

* Bones: Maybe we’re looking for someone else.


Synopsis: Booth introduces Bones to Harry. He has a body for them to investigate. He was holding a bone and the doctor put it in a solution to cause it to break down and destroy any trace evidence. Back at the lab, it’s been determined the finger is over 300 years old. Hodgins thinks it’s the bone of a pirate from a treasure island. The two head to the island. When everyone ignores Booth, Bones gets their attention. Back at the lab, Zack and Hodgins are researching Blackbeard’s Treasure. Harry arrives with Bones and Booth. He has a soil sample. Hodgins needs a soil sample from the bottom of the hole to determine if he died at the bottom and floated to the top. He insists on collecting the samples himself. He is a certified cave diver. Back at the dive site, Booth tries to ensure that Hodgins will be safe during the dive. The mayor is interfering with the investigation. Back at the lab, Bones examines the bone again. At the dive site, Hodgins gets suited up and begins his descent. He makes it all the way to the bottom. He finds a skull and the entire skeleton that goes with it. The evidence suggests that the person was killed at the top after reaching the bottom. The millionaire investor flies in quite angry about the bones belonging to him. Booth talks to one of the treasure hunters. Bones goes into the bone room and finds that there are no bones. She’s livid and everyone telling her to calm down is making her angrier. Booth talks to the mayor’s wife about her affair with the man who was murdered. Hodgins checks the bone again. Harry then tries to back up his strangulation theory with Bones. It triggers something in Bones brain. Zack has everything that could make the hole. She determines the bones were placed in the bottom, it’s a fraud. She calls another curator in with a set of bones. She proves that the bones he has are fake. His bones are actually missing because they were placed in the bottom of the pit. The FBI director is stunned and everything is laid out for him. Hodgins is at the shaft hanging out with the guy who helped dig it. He tells him the bones were planted. He admits that he wants to go down again. Booth and Bones question Hardwick again. He gives them full access to the books. Angela goes over the security footage. Someone turned off the camera during the bone theft. She and Goodman do a little test run. Goodman suspects a guard. They figure out who took them. He got paid 10 grand to steal them. He was actually hired to steal the bones twice. Booth and Bones go back to the dig site They find Hardwick dead. Harry decides Hardwick died the same way. Bones compares both sets of X-Rays. She demonstrates how it would have to be done. It’s a special forces skill. They meet with Rose. Bones proves he was never in special forces. Later that night, Hodgins is suiting back up to dive the pit. Booth runs the dive master’s name. He served in the Navy and was a Navy Seal. Booth and Bones approach the shaft, they don’t know that Hodgins is diving. He explains he killed the two people because they turned the dive into a con. Booth shoots out the monitor and gets him to bring Hodgins up. At the lab, Hodgins and the team authenticate the coin. Angela draws Hodgins as a pirate.

The Curse of Oak Island S04, Ep14 – Sticks and Stones

Show: The Curse of Oak Island
Season: 4
Episode: 14
Title: Sticks and Stones
Original Air Date: February 14, 2017


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Synopsis: The brothers look at all the timbers brought up from the third hole. It appears that it’s just been clay since those timbers were brought up. They are at around 120 feet depth at this point. This grab brings up a circular piece of wood. A wedge of wood is also brought up. A rainstorm hits and they can continue to work in the rain. Lightning starts and the crew is forced to shut down operations because of all the metal. The brothers take all their finds over to Dan’s house to get his opinion on them. Marty shows him the round log and asks if it could be one of the original logs found on the ten foot platforms. Dan holds his opinion until the carbon dating comes back. Rick, Charles and Jack take a couple of stonemasons to see Nolan’s Cross. The rock they show them is the one that is carved like a face. They determine it is sandstone. A second rock is shown to the masons. It’s the granite stone at the bottom of the cross. The two are speechless and believe it’s been altered by humans. The bottom is extremely smooth and it would have to have been drug a long distance to achieve that. The team meets later that night in the war room to discuss the carbon testing results. Results are from the 1600’s, including the round oak log. This round log is not the kind of material that any previous treasure hunter has used. It has to be from the original money pit. The storm has cleared enough that the money pit dig and bore hole T1 has resumed. Wood is not coming up anymore, just clay. The can is at 148 feet and so is the excavation. They are anticipating wood on this hammer grab, but it’s only clay. The next grab is only clay as well. The brothers are very confused that they are only getting clay. They’ve hit a wall, so to speak. The excavator teeth have hit something that may be metal and has brought them to a halt. They try to break though and the hammer grab brings up slate. It may be the bedrock. It is bedrock and this hole is terminated. Marty and Rick are both disappointed. Marty wants to quit and Charles gives him a pep talk. Back at the war room they regroup and call Craig and update him. Marty wants to give up on the money pit, but Rick won’t let him cry “Uncle!” Craig is on board for a fourth bore hole. Marty does not want Rick to have regrets, so they decide on a fourth hole. Rick gets to pick the fourth hole location. Rick already knows where he wants to dig. He wants to chase the debris field of a tunnel implosion during a dig in the late 1800’s. Marty likes his logic as well. Rick pays him a tribute. The next day Rick tells Andrew about the fourth hole and gives him the location of the hole. They mark it and label it GAL1. Andrew gets the equipment moved to dig the new hole. The excavating casing is swung into place.

The Golden Girls S01, Ep18 – The Operation

Show: The Golden Girls
Season: 1
Episode: 18
Title: The Operation
Original Air Date: February 8, 1986


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Favorite Quotes:

* Sophia: You drink out of a paper bag in the park and suddenly everybody is your friend.

* Sophia: I won’t dance, don’t ask me.

* Sophia: A mother knows when her child is lying, it’s like bat radar.

* Dorothy: You win, you always win but you don’t play fair.
Sophia: That’s why I always win.

* Dorothy: Rose, do a big ugly man with a limp a favor and shut up.

* Dorothy: You’re not serious.
Sophia: No, I’m just acting as stupid as you are.

* Dorothy: More men have seen my bottom today than in my entire life.

* Blanche: I think I caught what Dorothy has. My foot hurts.

* Rose: If you end up in a puddle tonight you better break into Singing In The Rain.


Synopsis: Blanche and Rose bring Dorothy home, limping. She has injured herself tap dancing. Dorothy brushes it off as no big deal. They head into the kitchen for a snack. Dorothy’s foot continues to cause her pain. Blanche tells her to do a Cincinnati Time step and when she does she exclaims in pain. The next day Blanche and Rose practice while Dorothy is at the doctor. When she comes home she lies and tells them she is fine. Sophia tells her she is lying and forces her to tell the truth. She has a small tumor in her foot that needs to be removed. It can be removed, but she does not want to do it. She has a panic attack. Sophia guilts her into having surgery. Dorothy checks in to the hospital the night before the surgery but the girls don’t calm her fears and she tries to leave. After the girls leave a doctor comes in and tells her that he will be doing her surgery because the scheduled doctor is going to be in court. Later that evening a Priest arrives. He starts giving Dorothy her last rites. He’s in the wrong room and doesn’t help her fears. Back at the house Blanche is getting ready to go out. She sees Dorothy walk by. Rose runs in telling Blanche to call the police. They try to get her to go back to the hospital. Sophia comes in and Dorothy keeps trying to not go back. So she tells about being left alone at 5 years old in the hospital. She continues to say no, so Sophia tells her she will remove the tumor. Dorothy agrees to go back to the hospital. She has a roommate now who has to have surgery as well. After she tells Dorothy her story, Dorothy is singing a whole different tune. Back at the house, Rose is trying to get Blanche to go to the recital. Blanche tells Rose that she is afraid to perform in front of groups. She then tells her an embarrassing story from her childhood. Rose, however, is not taking it. She makes her go. Dorothy wakes up to find her mom asleep in the chair next to her. Blanche and Rose come to visit Dorothy. The two had to change up their act. They perform their routine for Dorothy and Sophia. She’s impressed but pissed. She puts her arm through Rose’s hat.

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Hot in Cleveland S02, Ep08 – LeBron is Le Gone #HotinCleveland

Season: 2
Episode: 8
Title: LeBron is Le Gone
Original Air Date: March 9, 2011


Guest Stars:
Jon Lovitz: Opera Guy
Isaiah Mustafa: Kevin
Dan Bakkedahl: Jasper
Cyndi Martino: Patricia
Anthony Holiday: Ben


Synopsis: Melanie and Elka are at the bar. Melanie gets the game turned off for Oprah. Elka tells her to use her “powers” to get the guys to get them ice cream. A coach from the Cavaliers comes in and Melanie goes gaga over him. Elka tells her to use her powers to get him. They talk and later Joy comes in. She announces she’s engaged to homeless man “opera guy” so she can get her green card. Melanie and Elka are skeptical. Back at the house Elka is trying to teach Melanie basketball for her date with Coach Jason. During her date, Melanie follows Elka’s instructions and everything is fine while they are at the house. But…

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The Nanny – S01, Ep17 – Stop the Wedding, I Want to Get Off

Show: The Nanny
Season: 1
Episode: 17
Title: Stop the Wedding, I Want to Get Off
Original Air Date: March 16, 1994


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Favorite Quotes:

* CC: How does Miss Fine know about her?
Niles: He talks in his sleep.

* Fran: Don’t be greedy, God will punish you.
[Miss Babcock walks in]
Fran: See?

* Fran: Well, honey, you’re marrying a duke. If it were me I’d be throwing leaflets out of the goodyear blimp and my mother would be flying it.

* Fran: Mark my words, Jocelyn don’t love the Duke.

* Fran: Well I got the song, “Baby you could drive my car.”

* Fran: She’s very sensitive. She senses doom.
Max: Miss Fine, she senses doom at Disneyland.

* CC: Maxwell, I just love weddings.
Niles: Well, we all want what we can’t have.

* Max: Miss Fine, where is Jocelyn? It’s time to give her away.
Fran: Too late, she’s already gone.

* Fran: Next time I get a hunch I say we go to the track.


Synopsis: Max is on the phone with his sister in London. She is coming to visit and bringing a man with her. Max and Niles are shocked because she’s never brought a man to meet the family. It’s now the day of Jocelyn’s arrival. The doorbell rings and Max answers it. They happily greet each other. Her boyfriend is the Duke of Salisbury. Her driver, Lester, brings in the bags. They all sit and chat. The pair announce they are engaged. At dinner, Miss Babcock arrives. Fran offers to help plan the wedding. They decide to get married the following Sunday. Grace is worried about being the flower girl. Some wedding supplies arrive with Kenny, but he’s afraid to stay. Fran shows her the dress but she is skittish. She asks her about favorite songs, but she comes up empty. Jocelyn goes for a ride and her driver Lester is the only one able to give Fran all the answers for the ceremony. As Fran and Niles talk in the kitchen Lester brings in Jocelyn, in his arms. Fran starts to become suspicious. Later that night, Fran wakes up Max. She tells him that Jocelyn is in love with Lester and that he needs to call off the wedding. Max is incensed. It’s the day of the wedding and everyone is nervous. Fran promises not to mention anything to Jocelyn. So instead she has a chat with Lester. As the guests arrive, Miss Babcock acts quite lecherous towards Max. In Max’s office, Jocelyn is getting ready. Lester sneaks in to tender his resignation. Before he leaves he starts kissing her arm. Meanwhile, the wedding is starting. Fran goes into Max’s office to find Jocelyn and Lester kissing. When Max finds out he’s furious. Fran has Kenny do some standup comedy to stall. The Duke discovers the two kissing and is heartbroken. Max and she make up. Lester proposes and she accepts. Fran ends the comedy routine and then replaces the Duke with Lester. Max walks Jocelyn down the aisle. Later that evening Max gives Fran the bouquet she caught.

Recipe: Baked Vanilla Coffee Donuts

I don’t think you can ever go wrong with donuts. I love the combination of coffee and vanilla too.

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The Curse of Oak Island S04, Ep13 – One of Seven

Show: The Curse of Oak Island
Season: 4
Episode: 13
Title: One of Seven
Original Air Date: February 7, 2017


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Synopsis: The first two bore holes did not get them the results they wanted. They have let Craig pick the third bole hole. So far they have not hit water on this hole. In the war room, they speak with a researcher. He enlisted the help of a professor and his assistant to assist with the cipher. They’ve determined that French is the language the cipher was created in. A translation is brought about, but it’s incomplete. There is also an inscription on this cipher that translates to one of seven. Which means 6 other pieces are missing and all 7 are needed to solve the Oak Island mystery. Rick, Dan Henske and Jack head to Smith’s Cove the next day to continue searching for the box drains. For today’s work, they have hired a professional operator for the excavator. As the digging begins water starts pooling in the pit. They are forced to quickly set up a drainage pump to remove this new water. Jack jumps into the hole. There is a mysterious pattern of rocks. The archaeologist isn’t sure what it is either. It is determined to be an anomaly. They are forced to stop digging as they get too close to the coffer dam and they can’t risk compromising it for their own safety. In the war room, they meet with the owner of a small island just off the coast of Oak Island. He shows them surveys that were down on the island. It proves the island was man-made. He states that his island is connected by several tunnels to Oak Island. He presents additional pieces of evidence. After his presentation, he makes them an offer to be a consultant for one season to allow them to use the information he has. He’d get a 15% cut of anything found using that data. The whole team returns to Smith’s Cove. Marty hops in the excavator bucket to get lowered into the hole to examine it more closely. He determines it’s man-made. Dan makes the trip over. He believes it’s a box drain also known as a French drain. The coffer dam is too close to excavate the whole system. It would need to be reinstalled farther out and be considerably larger. The archaeologist states that it is a man-made structure. That afternoon, they head to T1 for an update on the progress. Vertical timbers have been pulled up. They’ve been hand cut. This find is a first for the team. A different kind of wood is also pulled up. It’s shaped like a log and based on the smell is very old. Craig wonders if it could be from the original money pit. They send a portion of it for testing.

Numb3rs S01, Ep10 – Dirty Bomb

Show: Numb3rs
Season: 1
Episode: 10
Title: Dirty Bomb
Original Air Date: April 22, 2005


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Favorite Quotes:

* Don: It turns out the wife was right, Ray was a victim.

* Alan: If you’ve got one failing it’s only because you don’t think like a criminal.


Synopsis: A transport team is moving nuclear waste. The truck takes off and the follow car wont’ turn over. The follow team can’t reach the driver. Don and his team arrive and start analyzing what could have happened. There is enough material being transported to make a dirty bomb. Charlie is in his classroom working on a math problem for Larry. He plays a trick on him. Don shows up and asks the two about the nuclear hijacking. They give him a breakdown of the damage that this waste could cause. There is enough material to take out several blocks. Terry and David talk to the follow team. Terry has pulled the driver’s record. They interview his wife. She tells them about a group that approached Ray. The group wanted his route info for a protest, but instead he’s found dead. The truck is being ransomed for $20 million. Charlie comes into the office. Don would like to know if he can predict where they might detonate the material. He can predict a lot of things but not what type of bomb they will use. They get a call from a physicist who spoke to two people about the isotope stolen. Alan comes out and finds the two working. Larry tells Alan what’s going on. After Alan calms down, Charlie asks him to help. Don has a possible suspect. Terry got a notice about C4 missing from a naval base. He then takes off to let Charlie know about the C4. They interview an older gentleman. It turns out his son is friends with the suspect and works at the Naval Base. They search his apartment and the bomb was made there. The hijacker calls in with some ransom information. He’s upped the deadline. Alan tells them Angela’s square is the mostly likely target because of the way the buildings are set. They evacuate the area. As they are searching the area a bomb goes off. Don and his team were within 100 feet, but they are free of radiation. Don thinks it all might be a bluff and a power play. Back at the house, Charlie, Alan and Larry all talk. Charlie is upset because he was going to pick the other location. At the office Don, Terry and David start analyzing the buildings in that area. They go to an art restorers and she have been robbed of some extremely valuable set of paintings, the value is approximately $100 million. Turns out the suspect had rented a space in the same building to case the place and plan the robbery. They track down a rented vehicle. It leads them to a building. They take down the main suspect and two more with him. They don’t find the casks but they find the stolen art. The team interrogates the three they arrested. They realize the casks are still on the trucks and untouched as of yet. At the house, Larry explains this stuff causes the walking ghost syndrome. Charlie wants to use game theory to crack them. Don goes with Charlie on this. He puts all three suspects together and lets Charlie give them a little school session. They get Mark to turn. He tells them where the truck is and that someone is with the truck. They head to the location and approach the building. But the guy with the truck drives it through the doors. He threats to dump the casks. He actually starts to dump them. The man is sick from radiation poisoning. Later that night Don brags to Alan about how Charlie got them to break. But the casks are safely recovered.

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