'Bones' preview: Booth and Brennan think they can dance in 'The Diamond in the Rough'

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Cross-show synergy. That's what it's all about these days. It makes sense then that "Bones" would team up with "So You Think You Can Dance" when the Jeffersonian team has to go undercover in order to solve a murder.

But can the detectives dance? Photos released from the episode indicate that they may indeed have some skills on the dance floor.

In "The Diamond in the Rough," Booth ( David Boreanaz) and Brennan ( Emily Deschanel) go undercover -- as Buck and Wanda Moosejaw, of course -- at a ballroom dancing TV competition.

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Their competitors are impressive to say the least -- two of them are played by "SYTYCD" alumni Eliana Girard (season 9) and Dmitry Chaplin (season 3).

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This does not intimidate Buck and Wanda when they go to sign up though.

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As anyone who watches ballroom-dancing competitions knows, part of the deal involves getting dressed up. This applies to men as well as women. While we may not get to see David Boreanaz in full sequins, at least we can know he uses hairspray for his performance.

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Can Booth and Brennan put on a show while simultaneously solving a murder?

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Booth apparently worked his way through college as a dancer, so he at least has some clue of what he's doing. Also, he can get help from Chaplin.

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All ready to go, Booth can then show Brennan how it's done. The question now becomes -- will she listen?

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Their performance might just work out. Someone's performance is good anyway, based on the reactions of the judges, "SYTYCD"s Tyce Diorio and Mary Murphy.

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On the other hand, the judgment of the Jeffersonian crowd doesn't look quite so positive. This could be a tough case for Booth and Brennan to solve.

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"The Diamond in the Rough" is the first hour of a double episode, airing on Monday, Jan. 14. This one is from 8-9pm while a second episode, "The Archeologist in the Cocoon," follows from 9-10pm.

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