Fox has released the official synopsis for the January 14th two hour return of Bones, "Diamond In The Rough" and "The Archaeologist In The Cocoon". The Jeffersonian team takes on two cases in their season 8 return. Mary Murphy and Tyce Diorio from So You Think You Can Dance Guest-Star.
- In the first case, the Jeffersonian team investigates the death of a professional ballroom dancer who was murdered three days before her audition on a popular dancing competition show.
- In order to solve the case, Brennan (Emily Deschanel) and Booth (David Boreanaz) go undercover as dance competitors to see if they can find potential suspects.
- Then, the team investigates the murder of a well-known archeologist with a questionable reputation, who came upon a career-defining discovery right before his death in the special.