“Bones” will return from its winter hiatus with a bang. Not a literal bang, of course (probably, unless there’s a murder victim who gets shot), but figuratively speaking the return will represent a big night for the show. There will be two episodes — “The Diamond in the Rough” and “The Archaeologist in the Cocoon” — aired back-to-back on Monday (Jan. 14).

What can we expect? A video promoting the episodes may have some clues.

Granted, the video does focus primarily on the first of the two episodes, “The Diamond in the Rough.” In this episode, Booth (David Boreanaz) and Brennan (Emily Deschanel) head undercover — as Buck and Wanda Moosejaw! — to a dance competition in order to find their murderer. Guest stars from the real dance competition world (including Mary Murphy, Tyce Diorio, Dmitry Chaplin and Eliana Girard of “So You Think You Can Dance” will appear) help make this a dance competition we’re not likely to forget.

The second episode, “The Archaeologist in the Cocoon,” deals with a murder victim found high in the foliage, wrapped in what does indeed seem to be a cocoon of some sort.

What are the highlights from the video?

  • Sweets (John Francis Daley) immediately assumes Booth was a stripper in college? Sure he’s a pretty man, but that is a rather odd assumption to make.
  • Brennan seems to be integrating some fighting into her rumba style. Doesn’t she know that it’s supposed to be the dance of love?
  • While Booth and Brennan will definitely catch their murderer, it’s more of a question as to whether they will do so well in the rumba competition.

The two episodes begin at 8pm on Monday, Jan. 14 on FOX.

Posted by:Laurel Brown