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Bones (2005–2017)
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The Diamond in the Rough 

Brennan and Booth enter a dance competition to find a killer of a contestant. After the killer is caught, Brennan still wants to enter the competition for the judges.


Alex Chapple


Hart Hanson (created by), Kathy Reichs (inspiration) | 1 more credit »

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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
Michael Grant Terry ... Wendell Bray
Sarah Scott ... Laila Serrano
Marta DuBois ... Maureen Serrano
Vince Corazza ... Palmer Heston (as Vincent Corazza)
Alison White ... Registrar
Mary Murphy ... Herself
Tyce Diorio ... Himself
Andres Perez-Molina ... Tommy Kentner
Vai Tiare Vai Tiare ... Blossom


A young woman's corpse is found, mysteriously covered in what seem like diamonds. Typical wear and tear injuries suggest she was a dancer, soon identified from the missing persons database. She was participating in a TV show, so Booth, who paid his way through college being a ballroom dance instructor, goes undercover with Bones as his partner, who only imagines being up to it. Hodgins and Wendell invent a way to clean the corpse, without destroying the evidence, in search of the cause of death. Actually eliminating malicious poisoning as the cause of death, the victim and relevant contest persons are scrutinized. Written by KGF Vissers

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Release Date:

14 January 2013 (USA) See more »

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16:9 HD
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Did You Know?


Eliana Girard who played Katalina was a contestant for So You Think You Can Dance. One of the judges from the show Mary Murphy makes an appearance on here as well. See more »


When Laila and Rocko are dancing, the long sleeve is clearly on Laila's right arm. When Mary and Tyce give their critiques, the shots back to Laila and Rocko show Laila not just on the opposite side of Rocko, but also show the long sleeve on her left arm. When they leave the stage, it shows the sleeve on Laila's right arm again and she is also on Rocko's right side again. See more »


Dr. Camille Saroyan: [Seeing Bones in her dance warmup outfit] This is, uh... good look. You going to the hootenanny later?
Dr. Temperance 'Bones' Brennan: [Insulted] N- hootenanny is an informal gathering for singing and dancing. I am training for an extremely rigorous ballroom dance competition.
Dr. Camille Saroyan: Oh.
Dr. Temperance 'Bones' Brennan: [Very determined] Booth and I intend to win the rumba competition.
Dr. Camille Saroyan: [Smiling, hopefully] And catch a murderer?
Dr. Temperance 'Bones' Brennan: [Softer now] Yes. Of course. That's the main objective.
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References Throw Momma from the Train (1987) See more »


When The Morning Comes
(feat. Amy Smith)
Written by Jon Allen and Amy Smith
Performed by Jon Allen
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