Bones (2005–2017): Season 8, Episode 10 - Bones - full transcript

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.

♪♪

This is Palmer Heston in search
of more paranormal abnormalities.

Tonight, I'm
coming to you live...

in the base of Dillinger Quarry,

where, since the
York murders of 1923,

there have been numerous
sightings of the paranormal.

- That's pretty scary, Palmer.
- Now some people say that...

the apparition is York's
wife looking for revenge.

I totally agree with that.

While others say it's York
himself searching for his mistress,

still in love with her even
though she killed him.



There's a full moon out
tonight, which is perfect...

because according to our documents,
that's when the apparitions appear.

Who's there?

It's the vengeful wife, man.
Do not cheat on your wife.

She will end you.

Okay, it's an animal.

But animals, as we know, are
often precursors to the paranormal.

Good save, Palmer.

Hello?

Hello!

Remember, fear
is never your friend.

Apparitions are always more
afraid of you than you are of them.

Hello!

The a-apparition.



What the hell is that?

Oh! Oh! Oh!

Oh! What is... Holy crap!

Oh, my God. Oh, this is amazing.

This is unbelievable.

- I'm gonna win a...
- Emmy for this.

Oh!

Oh, my!

What is that?

Dr. Richards found
traces of brucellosis...

in skeletal remains
from the 10th century.

The first known case. Isn't
that remarkable? Mm-hmm.

Then you must
understand my excitement.

I do, yeah.

You love your work.
Well, what about you?

You reconstruct the faces of murder
victims as well as anyone in this country.

That's the most depressing thing
that anybody has ever said to me.

I thought it was a compliment.

When we met, I was an artist.

I mean, imagine waking up
one day and realizing that,

for years, you haven't been doing
anything close to what you love.

I can't imagine that. I have
to do this. It's who I am.

So you're saying
I'm not an artist.

Not really. I didn't say that.

No, I have a painting
of yours. I love it.

I-I know. I painted
that eight years ago.

Brennan.

Okay. All right. Thank you.

We'll be right there.

The remains have finally
been delivered to the lab.

They need us there
right away. Okay, you go.

I'm just gonna
finish my oatmeal.

Perhaps you've just
been working too hard.

Fatigue can prevent the body
from stimulating actin and myosin,

which can cause depression.

Don't worry about me,
sweetie. Honestly, I'm fine.

You go. The remains are calling.

I'm gonna stay
here and finish up.

Okay.

I prefer to examine the
remains where they were found.

Don't have much of a choice. The host
made it part of his show to bring it here.

I had a hard time
getting him to leave.

From the size of the skull
and the arch of the maxilla,

the victim appears to
be a Caucasian female.

Here I thought the first thing we'd be talking
about is why the victim is made of diamonds.

Simple incrustation.

Wow, she's beautiful.
What are they?

They're an impediment to
our work. Are they gems?

No, they're a mix of calcite,
mica flakes and prehnite.

All pretty common in the
quarry where she was found.

Water runoff from the quarry's mining
activity was filled with these crystals.

Bored.

Which combined with
the shallow creek water,

where the remains were?

Really bored now,
guys. I'm bored.

Yeah, and in the heat,
the water evaporated,

which caused the
crystals to stick to the bone.

So, shorts around the
ankles, that would suggest...

- Sexual assault.
- Any estimate on time of death?

Moisture and decomp, aided
by the scavengers in the area,

could have removed
the tissue in three days.

Crystals wouldn't need any
more than three days to form.

All of this in six
days. I'm impressed.

Okay, look, T.O.D. is six days.

How about an I.D.?
Hey, cause of death?

Determining cause of death is impossible
until we remove all of these crystals.

I'm on it.

Whoa! Oh, man!

The feet aren't quite right.

There are remodeled fractures to
the second metatarsals on both feet,

as well as evidence of
os trigonum syndrome.

Sayonara. I don't even like feet,
even when they're not falling off.

So when you get a face,
you get back to me, okay?

- It's all up to you now, dude.
- No problem.

Oh!

These are not in
any way attractive.

Look at the toenails. It's like
somebody hit them with a hammer.

I'm looking for an
explanation for these...

The victim's feet.

Oh, sesamoiditis,
metatarsalgia, tenosynovitis.

Twenty-six bones in the feet, and
every one of them has been damaged.

Now that we have these X-rays, I can
see exactly what we're dealing with here.

Torture?

Remodeled fractures to the
second metatarsals on both feet.

These were caused by repetitive,
slow, up-and-down movement.

It's an injury
common to athletes.

- Like gymnasts?
- Mmm, or a dancer?

Hmm.

Well, let's look at the
Missing Persons database...

and see if there's any
missing gymnasts or dancers.

You know, Angela, this
reminds me of the fact...

that every occupation
has its drawbacks.

Are you trying to draw
an analogy between me...

and the trashed-foot
murder victim?

Yes. Well, dancers
give up a lot for their art.

Yeah, in pursuit of their
art. I'm not pursuing art.

I'm-I'm pursuing murderers.

That was really nice
though, sweetie... you trying.

I appreciate it.

Oh, hey.

Katarina Wirz. Sounds
like a dancer's name.

Reported missing a week
ago by Kendrick Mantorov.

Is he her husband? No,
looks like it's her partner.

What kind of partner?

♪ Conversation's not my thing ♪

♪ Small talk's not
in my vocabulary ♪

♪ But show me a woman who
knows how to shake her stuff ♪

♪ And you will hear me
holler from the rooftop ♪♪

Yes, that's me and Katarina...

at the Eastern
Seaboard semifinals.

- We won.
- We're very sorry for
your loss, Mr. Mantorov.

All week, I told people, only death
would keep Katarina from practice.

But she'd been
off her game lately,

so I'd hoped she'd
just gave it up.

- Gave up dancing?
- It happens, you know?

People just stop because,
suddenly, they want a real life.

But not you.

No.

Who wants a real life
when you can dance?

We couldn't find
any of her family.

Katarina's mother is in
Germany. They aren't close.

Now, Katarina changed
continents just to dance with you.

I'm good.

Women would kill
to be my partner.

Okay, well, I guess we're gonna have to take
a hard look at your new partner then, huh?

What? No. Blossom?
That's ridiculous.

Wait, you already have
a new partner? Of course.

Frankly, Blossom is
even better than Katarina.

Wow, you moved
on quickly. I had to.

The auditions end in three days.

Katarina would not have wanted me to
miss the opportunity just because of her.

Auditions for what?

Dance to the Top? Yeah.

The TV show. Yeah, yeah.

Yeah. His story checked out.

Our victim followed him here
from Germany three years ago.

Now, Kendrick and Katarina
had a nickname... Special "K."

Special "K"? Special "K."

They were the best
competitive ballroom dancers...

from New York to Miami.

This TV show was their first
big shot at a lucrative payday.

Wow. They sleep together?

No, but he's not gay, if
that's what you're thinking.

I didn't think that all, you
know, male dancers were gay.

I wasn't suggesting that at all.

Why would you say something
like that? Common stereotype.

Well, anyway, Katarina was
killed during a sexual assault, right?

Right. Mm-hmm.

So maybe all this time
getting close to her,

he makes a move, she
says no, he snaps, kills her.

Maybe. Maybe.

I don't get dancing
as a profession.

Look, I, uh... I put myself
through college teaching dance.

S-Seriously?

Yeah, seriously.
Thirty bucks an hour.

Oh, being a stripper.
No, not being a stripper.

I was teaching
actual dance, Sweets.

So this guy, Kendrick, he's
a good enough dancer...

that somebody would
kill to partner with him?

Yeah, number one male
dancer on the Eastern Seaboard.

I can't actually picture
you taking dance lessons.

Well, my mom taught me.

She was a dancer.

Your mom was a dancer,
and she taught you to dance.

Yeah, it was something
that we did together.

Yeah, she would put me on her feet,
and we would get the rhythm down.

Anyways, I got older, and I...

I was good enough to
teach. Teach older women?

Mostly. A lot of
wandering hands.

Well, they would get tired, or
they would lose their balance.

Yeah. You were
a gigolo. No, stop.

- You were a gigolo
for 30 bucks an hour.
- Simmer down, sport.

Okay? Let's just try and
solve a murder. Oh, yeah.

- Yeah, yeah.
- To a motive...

Well, stakes are high.

You get on Dance to the Top, you stand to
collect a minimum of half a million dollars.

You win, you get maybe 10 times that in
endorsements and, uh, the subsequent tour.

You know, the whole reason that
I taught, you know, older women...

was because, you know, the young ones,
they didn't want to learn the fox-trot.

Mmm. You were a
gigolo. Don't even go there.

Stop. Order your soup.

Oh, God. What's happening here?

I found something amazing.

A friend who never
contradicts you?

No, an explanation,
aside from sexual assault,

to explain the victim's
disarrayed clothing.

Does it involve maggots?
Yeah. Hey, check this out.

These maggots, right?

They have moved
these shorts from here...

6.3 centimeters to
there in four hours.

Oh. Yeah, so simple math...

No, I get it. Your critters had more
than enough time to pants the victim.

Yeah. Insect activity mimicked
sexual disarray clothing patterns.

We can adjust the
profile of the murderer.

I'll tell Sweets.

Any ideas on removing the
crystals from the skeleton?

- Not really.
- Because that's more important
than your maggots.

- Says who?
- Dr. Brennan.

- Undercover?
- Yeah.

Oh! I love going undercover!

- Why?
- Because it's fun
and exciting.

No, I mean why does Sweets think
that we have to work undercover?

Because the Dance to the
Top auditions end in three days.

We get to go
undercover as dancers?

Seriously, why are the
auditions so important to us?

Well, the best motive
for killing Katarina Wirz...

is that she and her partner
were the surefire winners.

Ballroom dancing. I've
watched that on TV. I can do that.

I'll teach you how.
It'll be fun, Booth.

- She doesn't know?
- Know what?

- Booth was a dance teacher.
- That does not sound true.

Okay, A... Bones, you can't learn how
to dance by watching somebody on TV,

and it is true.

And B... Sweets, why do
we have to go undercover?

Why can't I just, you know, flash
the badge and ask questions?

If the killer was motivated enough
to kill Katarina to win the competition,

why stop at her?

You mean her partner,
the other "K," is in danger?

Or his new partner. Keep an
eye on 'em, catch the murderer.

I learned how to play tennis
by watching Wimbledon on TV.

Bones, you can't
dance. I beg to differ.

Whoa. Okay. You
even said it yourself.

- You have that whole
asymmetrical thing.
- Oh. That sounds personal.

It's an asymmetrical
development of my left iliac crest,

which is only a problem
for ballet, not for ballroom.

You know what? You
should offer him 30 bucks.

He'll dance with
anyone for 30 bucks.

I'll give you a hundred
bucks if we can go undercover.

Kendrick Mantorov is either
your killer or a possible target.

- Getting close to him
makes sense.
- Makes sense.

Makes sense. Fine!

All right.

Okay. Here we go, Wanda.

Excuse me. Buck
and Wanda Moosejaw.

- We want to dance to the top.
- Yeah, everybody does.

But they usually just end up
crying onto their spangly clothes.

We have been dancing for years.

You won't see
any crying from us.

Right.

Sign here and
here, here and here.

Wanda?

Hmm. We are absolving them of
responsibility in the event of our death.

Standard release. You want
to dance to the top or not?

Okay. I'll be Contestant "A."

Oh!

Hey! I...

I was... I was being as gentle as I could,
and, look, Dr. Brennan's gonna fire me.

- What do you want me to do?
- Help me.

All right. Okay.

What we're dealing
with here is nucleation.

Octadecyl dimethyl
ammonium chloride.

Now, bone is an ideal surface for crystalline
solute particles to adhere and grow.

All I heard there is that
you want me to get fired.

Hey, come on.
Don't put that on me.

You're the king of the lab.
Or at least you used to be.

Apparently, now you're
just another clueless tech.

Okay. All right. I see what you're doing
there, and I'm far too evolved for it to work.

- I had to try.
- Try just focusing on figuring
out cause of death?

That's why I need you to help
me get these damn crystals off.

Fine. I'm up for the challenge.

This is gonna be fun. Oh, yeah.

♪♪

Four beats, slow. Quick, quick
rhythm with hip sway over standing leg.

Got it? Okay, I like the rumba.

Yeah, so did my students.
It was the dance of passion.

I find it quite exciting that
you were a rumba teacher.

This is a case, Wanda. I know,
but I think we can win this too.

Give me a second to
put the music on. Listen.

Don't forget to shift your weight, you
know, through the heel with the hip action.

Okay.

♪♪ Okay. One, two,
three. One, two, three.

Come here. Ready? Okay.

Uh, I think I've got
it. You think so?

I think I've got it. Really?

Isn't that Kendrick?

That must be his, uh, new
partner. Wow, they're good.

- What are you doing?
- What she's doing.

You see, I can
observe her movements,

assign the proper kinesthetic
awareness... Whoa! Whoa!

Translate that to my
own musculature... Okay.

And then mimic her exactly.

Right. Okay. See? It's
easy. I told you I can do this.

How hard is it to deliver
the correct protein shake?

Are you trying to ruin my
daughter's chances here?

No. I'm just delivering
what they gave me.

Is someone paying you to do this? Is
someone trying to sabotage my daughter?

Because if they
are, I will kill them.

I will slit their throat!
Mother, stop it!

Perhaps I should talk to her.

Tommy, I'm sorry.
She gets crazy.

- Just... Just go.
- You heard her. Go!

I'm sorry, Tommy.

Now, Rocko, Laila.

♪♪ Dance!

Wow. Okay, they are good.

Well, with Katarina out of the
way, they could win this thing.

They're good too. Uh-oh.

Ooh!

Hey. How's it comin'?

Uh, not well.

I'm not even sure
that I want it to.

Oh. You want the
killer to get away?

Interesting new
take on your job.

Look at these X-rays.

They're beautiful.

Okay. I can see that.

That's not really what we're
about here, but... Yeah, I know.

I'm being asked to turn something
beautiful into something ugly.

I started out trying to bring more
beauty into the world, not less.

I understand that this job
can be stressful, Angela.

This isn't about stress. No one
does this job better than you.

That's not what Brennan said.

She said I'm as good as
anyone. And that's true.

So, maybe somebody
else should take over.

I know that it can be frustrating
not getting results right away.

But it's not about results.

I'm-I'm an artist, Cam.

And these murders,
it's made me forget that.

If you need some time off,

I'm sure that we can
work something out.

But right now, we
really do need...

I know. I am on it.

But none of the X-rays that I've
reconstructed show any injuries at all.

So, if I were you, I'd... I'd put
my money on Hodgins or Wendell.

♪♪

Oh, you're good, you're good,

but your balance was just
a little off on that last turn.

You might want to try this.

Go away. I'm not talking.

Right. Just trying
to be friendly.

One dancer's tip...
Oh... to another.

I'm Buck. This is a
competition. I'm not talking.

Right. Competition. You're
competitive. I like that.

You like to win. Not talking.

So, how's Kendrick?

Shame what happened
to his last partner.

Not... talking.

Right, so I've heard.

Is he nervous the same
thing's gonna happen to him?

Are you making a
threat? Huh? No.

Sounded like it, you creep.
And don't threaten my partner.

- You both sucked.
- Ha! You wish!

No one has ever attempted
anything like this before.

Which is why we are testing
this on a fake skeleton first.

So, how exactly are
you hoping this will work?

Well, based on my calculations,

vibrating a solution of
ammonia and detergent...

through a rapidly changing
array of frequencies...

should dislodge the
crystals from the bones.

"Should." You start with a
theory, right? That's the theory.

The trick is going to be to dislodge
the crystals and not the bones.

Watch this.

Whoop.

Oh. Whoa, whoa! No!

Oh! Oh!

Whoa, whoa.

Oh, great.

♪♪

Let's go.

♪ Are you ready for me? ♪

♪ I am waiting for you ♪

♪ I'm so ready to go ♪
You're welcome.

♪ Don't care what you do ♪

♪ Turn your back on me ♪

♪ It'll get back to you ♪

♪ It'll get back to you ♪

Your mother seems very devoted.

Oh. Uh, she's... she's
just a frustrated dancer.

She doesn't mean
anything. I understand.

In many maternal societies, young
women are forced to perform...

to raise the stature
of their mothers.

In one primitive tribe, the mothers
would kill other young females...

who were perceived
to be threats.

Why are you telling me that?

I have a lot of fun stories
like that. I'm Wanda.

Laila.

Buck and I are doing the rumba.

Ooh.

It's a very sexual dance.

Well, I guess I know
who my competition is.

- Yes, you do.
- Get away from her!

- Oh, we were just talking.
- Not to my daughter,
you're not.

- Mama!
- Keep quiet, Laila!

I'm a mother, so I understand.

That's a beautiful
dress, by the way.

My hands are numb from sewing
because I love my daughter. You, I hate.

I imagine you felt the
same way about Katarina.

She must have
been quite a threat.

- Unless you want to end up like
her, you'll walk away now!
- Mama, stop it!

Uh, Katarina was my friend.
We... We trained together.

Katarina just wanted to steal
your secrets. She didn't like you.

She was my friend, Mom!

Now look what you've done.

So?

All indications are that the
mother is capable of murder.

Right. But nothing
more than a suspicion?

Well, she's a good
seamstress. That's a fact.

So we're no closer than before.

Until we have some definitive
cause of death, I'm afraid you're right.

So we might as
well practice. Huh?

We've entered a competition.
I take that very seriously.

Right. Go.

Now, one, two, three, go.

No, no. It's a one,
two, quick step.

One, two. One, two. Quick
step, over the hip, swing.

Watch it bounce. Hip swing.

Give me more of
those. Crunch. Crunch.

Is this gonna work, Dr. Hodgins?

My calculations have been
double-checked, so, theoretically.

Practically, not theoretically,

if this destroys the bones, all
hope of solving this case is lost.

Well, you don't really
have to put it like that.

Well, I guess I'm just
a plainspoken cowboy.

Hey, you were
confident 10 minutes ago.

You said this wouldn't compromise
the remains. I'm confident, okay?

The remains have been soaked
long enough to dislodge the initial...

Great. Then let's go for it. No!

Okay. Just remember,
no one's perfect, okay?

Eight seconds.

Any bones breaking off?

None so far.

We did it!

Wow. We can
finally solve this case.

Mm-hmm. Told ya.

Good afternoon,
Dr. Brennan. Um, should I ask?

I'm undercover, and I should be
practicing. What's so important?

Uh, would you please take
a look at the victim's teeth?

You mean a photograph
of the victim's teeth?

Uh, yes, yes. The
distinction is important.

Uh, yes. I'm sorry. Um,
on the outside of the tooth,

the crystals formed along the
gum line, but on the lingual surface...

There's a lot more,
yes. Good work.

Uh, Dr. Brennan, obviously, that
means something to you, but I don't see it.

The enamel on the lingual surface
was eroded, exposing the dentin and...

Giving better
purchase to the crystals.

Most likely caused
by? Oh, uh, a quiz.

I guess... Um, I guess...

Uh... I don't know.
Um, stomach acid?

Uh, all right. What
would cause that?

Uh, bulimia? Possible.

But let's do a
histological review...

to see if there are any other
indicators of an eating disorder.

Cause of death would
be much more helpful...

than a chronic
ailment, Mr. Bray.

I think I found
that, Dr. Brennan.

Fracture and
displacement of the C2...

and injuries of the C4 and C5.

Her neck was
twisted till it broke.

This is a... good look.

You goin' to the
hootenanny later?

No, hootenanny is an informal
gathering for singing and dancing.

I am training for an extremely
rigorous ballroom dance competition.

Oh.

Booth and I intend to
win the rumba competition.

And catch a murderer?

Yes, of course. That's
the main objective.

Wow.

Just go with it.

♪♪

Kendrick? Yeah.

Kendrick Mantorov?
Buddy, really?

How many Kendricks do you
know in the ballroom dancing game?

I have to ask you a question.

This is a competition,
pal. Why would I help you?

It's not about the
competition. Okay?

All right, shoot. Oh,
it's about my partner.

She's not really that
good. Yeah, I've seen her.

My advice... lots of practice.

Right.

Whoa, we practice. We practice.

But you know how it is.
She's at the top of her game.

Oh. And, uh, you're not?

I'm way better than she
is. We're talking miles apart.

She sucks. You gotta get
yourself a new partner. Right. Okay.

How?

What's the problem? Are
you sleeping with your partner?

What's that got to
do with anything?

Can you break off the personal
stuff? A little advice there.

There is no link between how
good you are on the dance floor...

and how good
you are in the sack.

That leaves brutal honesty.
Tell her she can't dance.

Ooh. No. I can't do
that. That'd be bad.

That leaves murder.

Is that how you got
your new partner?

No, it's not.

I guess I left out
option number three.

Option number
three? What's that?

Get lucky.

Hey, Angela.

Are you, uh,
taking a late lunch?

No. No, I'm done.

For the rest of
the day, correct?

Not for the rest
of time. Yes, yes.

When I quit for good, I'll be
much more formal about it.

A letter will be involved.

Okay. Good to know.

Hey, do you want to
know where I'm going?

I'm not your mother.

I'm going to take Michael Vincent
to the Corcoran Art Museum...

to look at beautiful paintings.

- Good.
- Yeah, I want us to feast our
eyes on John Singer Sargent.

All righty then.

Because I love the way the people
in his paintings hold their arms.

It is just beautiful.

It's like prayer or
dancers or both.

Sounds lovely.

Have fun.

Dr. Saroyan? Yes, Mr. Bray?

I have the results
from the mass spec.

Katarina Wirz did
not have bulimia.

Just tell me. She was poisoned.

By what? Lead...

In doses that suggest it
could not have been accidental.

So, based on these readings,

I'd say Katarina was ingesting low levels
of lead over an extended period of time.

But she didn't die of poisoning.

No, based on the amount that she
ingested, it wouldn't have killed her.

But wouldn't she know she was being
poisoned? I mean, wouldn't you taste lead?

Well, see, lead acetate is a
common, soluble lead salt...

also known as lead sugar
because it tastes so sweet.

Isn't lead acetate
used in men's hair dye?

- Yeah.
- I imagine a few of those
dancers dye their hair.

Come on. Someone putting hair
dye in your food. You'd taste that.

Lead acetate is also used
in its salt form to dye fabric.

Lead sugar in your food. Yeah,
well, you wouldn't taste that.

All the dancers wear costumes.

We've just narrowed down the suspects
to everyone at the dance competition.

Who wants to tell Dr. B.?
'Cause it's not gonna be me.

So, we're checking the contestant
list against the Bureau's files.

So far, no one has
any criminal record.

Uh, where are you?
In the basement.

Look, there's tons of dancers
here, okay? So privacy is scarce.

Can we hurry it up a little bit?

Wow. You know, your video looks so
good in low light. Is that a new phone?

Really? Now? Seriously.

I'm sorry. It's just my plan
is up and I need a new...

You know what? Never
mind. Uh, what do you need?

We need to know who we are looking for,
okay? So we can narrow down the suspect pool.

I'm afraid you're asking
for the impossible.

There's no single profile
for those who poison.

Well, the victim was poisoned
over the course of a year.

Okay, well, that would indicate
someone in close proximity to the victim.

- That seems obvious.
- That was hostile.

Well, it's getting hot in here.

Hodgins said that the amount of
poison wasn't enough to kill the victim.

Okay, that could indicate that
either the poisoner was incompetent...

or didn't want
to kill the victim.

Okay, would you
like to guess which?

Well, since her neck was broken,
I'm gonna go with incompetent.

When he realized the poisoning wasn't gonna
work, he finished her off in another way.

I think you're looking for a very
determined, but inexperienced killer.

Great. Got you.
Okay. Thanks, Sweets.

Come on. Let's
go, let's go. Whoa.

Wow.

What was that for? It just
felt like high school in here.

Didn't you ever sneak
away to the closet?

Well, the backseat of
the car was more my thing.

Dancing the rumba
is like foreplay.

It is, 'cause you got
a good instructor.

Uh...

We...

Mmm.

Um, Michael Vincent isn't
really supposed to be here.

Well, he was with
me at the museum.

And you wanted me
back here, so... I can go.

Oh, no, no. Thank you. I
hope you enjoyed the show.

Yeah, I only got to look at the portrait
of Mrs. Henry White for 20 minutes...

before you called, but...

You looked at one
painting for 20 minutes?

You know, Sargent used a
pallet of lead white, bone black,

viridian, vermilion and rose
madder all just for the skin.

Could you have taken
that in in 20 minutes?

No.

Let's just get back to this.

I looked at Katarina's computer,

and it looks like she made an appointment
with a doctor for the day after she died.

With a neurologist.

Lead poisoning would affect
balance and give her headaches.

Must've been affecting
her ability to dance.

Not enough apparently. She
was still the favorite to win.

Seems like she always wins.

Thank you, Angela.

Sure.

♪♪ One.

Okay. Two. Ready? Here we go.

Three, four.

I got it. I got it.

- You two are 531, right?
- Yes, 531.

Okay. There are 19 couples ahead of you, and
then you're up for your first round of auditions.

We're ready. Dance to the top.

I don't really care.

I'm gonna text
everybody at the lab.

They're gonna be
so impressed. Shh.

Didn't you say that Cam said that
poison was used to dye fabrics?

Yes. Lead acetate is the
best way to set the color.

Right. Well, take a look at Throw
Mama from the Train over there.

Oh, well, she makes all of her
daughter's costumes, down to dyeing them.

If I can get some of the material,
we could do a chemical analysis.

Hi.

You're still here.

I got called back.

You okay?

I'm just cranky
and out of sorts.

Come on. Come on.

Yeah.

I'm so tired of
all this ugliness.

I just want some
beauty in my life.

Well, okay, then...
Then we can fix this.

It's not a car or-or a watch.

It's a big, complicated life.

Hey. What do you want?

I mean, today.

Not in life. Just today.

I want to look at John Singer
Sargent for longer than 20 minutes.

And I want to learn how he
paints arms like calls to heaven.

And I want to paint like that.

Okay.

That's doable.

And I want to do it
any time I want. Well...

Bird by bird.

Baby steps, okay? Yeah.

Okay.

Cam. Cam, Cam, Cam.

Okay, now is not a
good time, Dr. Hodgins.

It's about Angela.

I'm all yours. Thank you.

Um...

Does Angela know
we're having this talk?

Are you kidding me? I like
being able to draw breath.

Can I have the cone of silence?
I hate the cone of silence.

Fine. Go.

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?

Oh, God. I think we need to have
a long discussion on the subject.

♪♪

If lead acetate was used
in dyeing Laila's costume,

then there would still be trace
amounts of lead in her dress.

I hid my forensic kit in
my makeup case, Booth.

- That's very smart
of you, Bones.
- Thank you.

I'm using the sodium rhodizonate
to test for the presence of lead.

It's the same process used
to test for gunshot residue.

You gotta hurry up. People
are starting to look at us here.

- You can't rush science, Booth.
- It's blue. What does that mean?

Nothing yet.

If lead is present, this hydrochloric
acid solution will turn the material red.

Laila and Katarina were friends,

so Laila or her mother would have been able
to slowly poison Katarina over the year.

Security guard, 2:00, coming.

It's lead acetate, Booth.

♪♪

♪♪

She's looking good.

Do you have to arrest her now?

Why not? Well, can't
you just let them finish?

Okay, discretion. Good idea.

No, no. It's like Angela said.
Sometimes art should come first.

And they're magnificent.

Well, I don't know about that.

He's leading with just his
arms, and she's resisting.

Translates badly to the hips.

No, trust me, they're very good.

Ah!

Bravo!

Mary, the hips. They do not lie.

They may avoid the
question, but they never lie.

- Mm-mmm.
- Rocko, you must lead
with your whole body.

Not just your arms. Laila, you
were living your life in this number.

I mean, incredible.

You were on fire out there.

You were fabulous.

And Rocko... he can dip
me anytime. Mm-hmm.

Yes!

Come on, Bones.

Oh, you shine.

And I'm so proud of you.

I thought you were
very, very good.

Excuse me. We can do this
quietly or I can make a big noise.

You follow me?

Okay, my mother
didn't do anything, okay?

I poisoned Katarina
with my mom's lead salts.

I said don't talk.

You listen to me for once
in your life. Are you serious?

- All I do is listen.
- You are an extremely
bossy woman.

I just wanted to
get Katarina sick.

I just knew that if I could
get on this TV show,

she could point me out to the
world, say, "That's my daughter."

So you did all this to
make your mother proud?

I didn't mean to kill Katarina.

I got a boyfriend. You think Tommy's gonna
stick with me when I'm in jail for murder?

Oh, Katarina didn't
die of poisoning.

Someone broke her neck.

You want to confess to
that, Miss Bossy Pants?

- No, because I didn't do that.
- Great, well, I know who did.

Let's go. Everybody
in. Wait. Who would...

Don't worry about it. Don't worry about
it. Who would break Katarina's neck?

Don't worry about
that. I got it figured out.

It was the boyfriend.

What evidence do you have
that the boyfriend is the killer?

The boyfriend's strong
enough to break her neck, okay?

He wants his girlfriend to win this stupid dance
contest so she can escape Miss Bossy Pants.

Trust me. The boyfriend.

♪♪

♪ Your dirty love ♪

She is smoking in this routine.

♪ Sold me to somebody
What's wrong with you? ♪

♪ Your dirty love Put
your gun back down ♪

They are very, very good,
Booth. What? No, they're not.

I mean, his footwork
doesn't match his shoulder,

and her weight falls
too heavily on her heels.

Can we just focus on
trying to find Tommy here?

♪ Bang, bang, baby ♪

There.

♪ Now that wind is howling ♪

- Oh, we got a runner.
- Oh!

♪ I know what you're
asking for ♪ ♪ Whoa ♪

♪ I'll give you what you want ♪

♪ And more ♪

Whoa! Tommy, stop!

Stop. F.B.I. Don't move!

Stop. Stop it.
Right there. Hold it.

What is going on, Tyce?

Oh!

What was that?

♪ Bang, bang, baby
Leave me dead or alive ♪

Stop! Hey! Whoa!

♪ The same old lies ♪

♪ I know what
you're asking for ♪

Whoa! Hey!

Really?

Is the whole chase
scene part of their routine?

♪ I know what you want me for ♪

Uh... Oh!

♪ Your dirty love ♪♪

Oh, my God. That was fabulous.

That is great.

Oh.

Whoo-hoo!

Whoo-hoo!

Okay.

You said if you could just give your mom
this one win, we'd be free to live our lives.

I did it for us. Just
stop talking, Tommy.

I hope you're
happy. Our lives...

Okay then. All right, Wanda.

Bones, why do you look
so sad? We solved the case.

I am happy.

Couple 531, Buck and Wanda
Moosejaw, you're on deck.

This is your 20-minute warning.

We don't have to audition.
We caught the murderer.

Well, I texted everybody.
They're coming to watch us.

Come on. You really want to
audition for this dance competition?

- Where is Cam? We're gonna miss this thing.
- Here she comes.

Okay, let's roll.

Uh, Angela, could
I have a moment?

Wait, wait. But
we're already late.

Something is going on here that I don't
know anything about, so I'm walking away.

Running away.

Yeah, Cam?

I'm gonna have to cut your
hours here at the Jeffersonian.

There's been a new
round of cuts and...

Are you firing me? No, no.
I'm just cutting your hours.

I actually thought
you might be glad.

Hodgins put you
up to this, right?

There's been a new
round of funding cuts.

Yes, of course, it's Hodgins.

I am gonna kill him. 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...

Get to walk away
clean. No, Angela.

I get you.

And a little of you is better
than a lot of everyone else.

Well, that also sounds like
something that Hodgins would say.

Nope. That one's all me.

Contestants 531, Buck
and Wanda Moosejaw.

- You look beautiful.
- Yes, thank you.

- Ready?
- Yes, ready to rumba.

No. No, no. We're
going to waltz. What? No.

We're gonna waltz. Trust
me. This is our dance, okay?

Just let me lead, all right? Smile!
I don't know what that means.

♪♪

Here you go. Smile.

All right. What are you
doing? We should go this way.

No, no, no, no.
We're going this way.

No, no. We're going this way.

- I think the arm
should probably be...
- Uh-oh.

Your hand is digging into me.

No, it's the other...

Seriously, are we supposed to
believe Booth made a living doing this?

In a minute, she's gonna stand
on his feet like a four-year-old.

- Oh!
- Oh, that's...

I don't know much about dancing, but
is it supposed to look like a fistfight?

How we doing?
We're doing just fine.

I think we move well together.

I'm a very good dancer.

You're a great dancer.
What are you doing?

Are we being punked?

She looks so
beautiful and happy.

- Really?
- Yeah.

Her arms are like a John
Singer Sargent painting.

Beautiful.

What are we doing? I don't
know. Just spin. Smile. Spin.

♪ Don't waste your
tears on the sadness ♪

♪ They're only
clouds in your eyes ♪

♪ Don't look too far
and you'll find me ♪

♪ And I'll bring
you peace of mind ♪

♪ For the night is the day ♪

♪ Only sleeping ♪

♪ And the moon will
return as the sun ♪

Do we have to do anything
special when it ends?

No. Why not?

Because it's never
gonna end, Bones.

It's always gonna
be just like this.

Just like this.

♪ I'll be here when
the morning comes ♪

♪ I'll be here when
the morning comes ♪♪

♪♪

What's that mean?