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The Family in the Feud 

A West Virginia truffle hunter's hog stumbles upon a corpse in the woods. The killing may fit in over a century of vicious, vivid feud between the neighboring Babcock and Mobley families, ... See full summary »


Dwight H. Little (as Dwight Little)


Hart Hanson (created by), Pat Charles | 4 more credits »




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Emily Deschanel ... Temperance Brennan
David Boreanaz ... Seeley Booth
Michaela Conlin ... Angela Montenegro
Tamara Taylor ... Camille Saroyan
T.J. Thyne ... Jack Hodgins (as TJ Thyne)
John Francis Daley ... Lance Sweets
Ryan O'Neal ... Max Keenan
Patricia Belcher ... Caroline Julian
Carla Gallo ... Daisy Wick
William Sanderson ... Norbert Mobley
Rebecca Tilney ... Claire Babcock
Joe Adler ... Junior Babcock
Ezra Buzzington ... Ephraim Babcock
Mackenzie Mauzy ... SueBob Mobley
Tico Wells Tico Wells ... Dennis Timmons


A West Virginia truffle hunter's hog stumbles upon a corpse in the woods. The killing may fit in over a century of vicious, vivid feud between the neighboring Babcock and Mobley families, which a lawyer in the family had until recently converted into endless litigation. Natural resources and forbidden love may also prove crucial. Sweets gets to interrogate on his own while Booth is preoccupied with stopping Bones from chasing all baby-caregivers, even her own father. Written by KGF Vissers

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Booth states "let's cut down Grandpa Walton and get him back to the Jeffersonian." Ralph Waite who plays Booth's Grandpa played John Walton on "The Waltons". See more »


Dr. Brennan and Dr. Saroyan argue about the age of the deceased person. Dr. Brennan says she will obtain an accurate age by carbon-dating the bones. However, as every Anthropologist knows, carbon-dating isn't used to determine the age of living (or in this case, recently deceased) things, it's used to determine when a plant or animal died. Since carbon-dating relies on the decay of Carbon-14, and since as long as an organism is still alive it is constantly replacing the amount of carbon in its system, it isn't until the plant or animal dies and the carbon is no longer being regenerated, that the amount of Carbon-14 starts to decay. Once an organism has died, over time the amount of carbon-14 decreases as it decays. It is by measuring the amount of Carbon-14 left in the body of a animal or plant that a scientist can deduce when the plant or animal died. See more »


Special Agent Seeley Booth: Didn't they teach you, you know, how not to be irritating at shrink camp?
Dr. Lance Sweets: It was a university.
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References The Waltons (1971) See more »


Bones Theme
Written by The Crystal Method
Performed by The Crystal Method
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Bones I just a b**** in this episode
17 January 2020 | by jpharristxSee all my reviews

I LOVE this show, don't get me wrong. BUT, sometimes they write the characters as such shallow b's and a**holes. Brennan is no exception in this one! She's such a b**** in dealing with her dad! I usually skip this one every rerun because it is so poorly written for Brennen's character. That's such a shame because there are some other stars that just shine in this, but they really ruined Brennen's like-ability in this one.

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30 April 2012 (USA) See more »

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