Jesse Kane is an expert when it comes to cases where people are missing. He believes the un-charred bone fragments may belong to his father, Max Kane, who’s been missing five years. Though Brennan sympathizes with Jesse (due to the unsolved case of her parents’ deaths), she refuses to discuss the details of the current case with him. For a time he himself was suspected, but in the end it turns out that the bone fragments did not belong to his father. During the episode, he attempted to kiss Dr. Temperance Brennan in which she backed away and said that she worked there.