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The Flaw in the Saw is the sixth episode of the twelfth season of Bones.


The dismembered body of successful golfer-turned-lumberjack Phyllis Paul brings the squints to the Lumber Sports Regional Championships. At this competition, Booth and Brennan discover numerous secrets that could have resulted in Phyllis' murder, including an affair with a married rival. Meanwhile, Hodgins secretly analyzes the bacteria on the bone of a prior victim that he believes will exonerate the murderer, Zack Addy.


Main Cast[]

Intern of the Week[]

Recurring Cast[]

Guest Cast[]

  • David Koechner as Jack Flap
  • Dave Thomas as Dick Scarn
  • Stephanie Czajkowski as Helga Thisk
  • Trevor Torseth as Ragnar Thisk
  • Nathan Gamble as Gene Frong
  • Igna Cadranel as Nancy Alpert
  • Melissa Tracy as Phyllis Paul
  • Jeffrey Larson as Freddy
  • Brandon Soo Hoo as Pete
  • Matt Nix as Greg
  • Rydell Danzie as Lumberjack

Featured Music[]

  • "Battle Without Honor or Humanity" by Tomoyasu Hotei
  • "Turn Up" by The Heavy


  • Angela tells Hodgins that his evidence might not be enough to overturn a conviction. However, Zack took a plea deal, he didn't get convicted.


  • Booth: Bones, let's wait until she puts down that huge chainsaw before we accuse her of murder.