Season 8 Episode 10

The Diamond in the Rough

Aired Tuesday 9:00 PM Jan 14, 2013 on FOX



  • Trivia

    • Bones refers to "primitive" tribes in this episode, but anthropologists avoid using the term "primitive" because of its derogatory implications. One would think that she would know this as one of the leading members of the field.

  • Quotes

    • Brennan: Dancing the Rumba is like foreplay.
      Booth: (mumbling and kissing Brennan) ...because you've got a good instructor.

    • Brennan: (while they're dancing) Do we have to do anything special when it ends?
      Booth: No.
      Brennan: Why not?
      Booth: Because it's never gonna end, Bones. It's always gonna be just like this. Just like this.

    • Sweets: I don't get dancing as a profession.
      Booth: Look, I, uh, I put myself through college teaching dance.
      Sweets: Seriously?
      Booth: Yeah, seriously. Thirty bucks an hour.
      Sweets: Oh, being a stripper?

    • Cam: I'm gonna have to cut your hours here at the Jeffersonian. There's been a new round of cuts and—
      Angela: Are you firing me?
      Cam: No, no, I'm just cutting your hours. I actually thought you might be glad.
      Angela: Hodgins put you up to this, right?
      Cam: There's been a new round of funding cuts. Yes, of course, it's Hodgins.
      Angela: I am gonna kill him.
      Cam: Angela, could you just go along with it? I mean, everyone gets what they want. Hodgins gets to be a hero, you get reduced hours, and I get—
      Angela: Get to walk away clean.
      Cam: No, Angela, I get you. A little of you is better than a lot of everyone else.

    • Cam: Does Angela know we're having this talk?
      Hodgins: Are you kidding me? I like being able to draw breath. Can I have the cone of silence?
      Cam: I hate the cone of silence.
      Hodgins: Can you... (groans)
      Cam: Fine. Go.
      Hodgins: You know how sometimes it's worth it to lose a lot of something just to keep a little of it? Because a little of that something is worth a lot more than something else?
      Cam: Oh, God, I think we need to have a long discussion on the subject.

  • Notes

    • Crew Clarifications: Jan DeWitt (Produced by), Kathy Reichs (Inspired by the Life of Forensic Anthropologist and Author), Rick Millikan (Casting by), Dmitry Chaplin (Choreography by), Pamella Phillips (Make-Up Department Head), Bernie Gough (Hair Department Head), Katie Barnard (Insert Coordinator), Mike Grasso (Police Technical Advisor), Mark Marcum (Video Playback).

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Canada: January 14th, 2013 on Global
      Slovakia: April 10th, 2013 on JOJ

    • This episode was part one of a two-hour "winter premiere" according to the network press release.

  • Allusions