Title: The Man with the Bone
Original Air Date: April 5, 2006
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* 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.