Bones Season Finale Review: And Baby Makes Three...

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Following weeks of agonizing over the state of Hodgela's baby's eyesight and the Brennan pregnancy bombshell, it's safe to say the aptly named Bones season finale, "The Change in the Game," really did say it all.

After last week's loss of Vincent Nigel Murray, Bones got back to its lighthearted roots. Booth and Brennan went undercover at Max's behest in order to uncover and apprehend the killer of "The Closer," a bowling great whose remains were found in the reset mechanism of a bowling alley lane right before a tournament began.

They became Buck and Wanda, a rather folksy pair, with true characters for teammates, including an overzealous redheaded preteen and an older woman with a thing for Buck. Furthermore, they weren't just a couple, Buck and Wanda were engaged, roles which Booth and Brennan seemed uncharacteristically comfortable playing.

Gone Bowlin'

I certainly enjoyed the antics. It was just the right atmosphere to counteract last week's intense episode, and it packed an entertaining punch in terms of the supporting characters that surrounded Booth and Brennan throughout the investigation.

The hard nosed young redhead was perhaps the most memorable given that she seemed to run the team, even causing Brennan to appear aghast at her behavior. That says something.

Moreover, that older woman hitting on Booth and his mullet was quite the entertaining piece. Add to it the the butch woman who hit on Brennan's undercover character and we had an entertaining twist.

On the Angela and Hodgins front, it couldn't have been any more entertaining to watch Hodgins remain on the edge of hysteria in anticipation of Angela going into labor. Poor Wendell was the recipient of much of the anxiety, though he took it like a pro.

What made the while episode was how easily Angela's calm and collected demeanor changed so drastically when she went into labor. Angela and Hodgins made quite the pair in that delivery room, neither sure they had what it took to deliver their first child.

In the end, though, it seems they had everything they needed: each other.

After some sweet words between the two, and the few agonizing seconds after the birth confirming that the baby could, in fact, see, the world was introduced to Michael Staccato Vincent Hodgins, the perfect blend of Angela's unconventional nature and Hodgins traditional and more conservative naming tastes.

In the Waiting Room

It appears that Hodgela's baby not only inherited the name bestowed upon him by Angela's father, but also the name of their fallen colleague and friend, Vincent Nigel Murray.

Among the many waiting for the arrival of the newborn, practically everyone associated with the regular cast, was Brennan, bunny in hand. If you remember from "The Sign in the Silence," Booth and Brennan debated what to get the baby.

Brennan initially rejected the idea of getting a stuffed animal, but when it proved a crucial part of the girl's memory in that case, Brennan reconsidered her position. It wasn't the only reason Brennan seemed so pleased to get the stuffed animal, as she withheld until the very end of the episode her pregnancy, which she shared with Booth.

He seemed as happy this time around as Booth was in the dream in "The End in the Beginning," the finale from season four. This revelation confirmed what really happened between Booth and Brennan after their late night conversation in the wake of Vincent's death.

It seems Deschanel's real life pregnancy has made its way into the plot of Bones, and it feels like Hart Hanson and company jumped the shark by putting a baby into the mix that is the non-relationship between Booth and Brennan.

Still, the revelation itself promises to make things interesting going forward. How could it possibly not?!?

What does this change really mean for the Booth and Brennan game? Does this finally mean B-squared is a go? How will they break the news to the Jeffersonian team?

Season 7 of Bones is a long way away, but in the meantime, sound off below!


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i really really like the story.. and so excited..i cant wait for season seven.. awesome!


Reading everyone's comments, all I can think is, "I'm excited for the upcoming season!" I was
shocked at Brennan's revelation, and it left me dumbfounded. I must say though, I am very happy to hear it. Hopefully this will solidify their relationship as a couple. We will see!!!!


I know that this I am being really immature-but god I am so looking forward to next season that it is really pathetic. It is about time that the writers etc have finally got these two together (although I do agree that there could have be a little more romance but lets face it there was not that much time left) Anyway to quote Katrina "I AM BEYOND EXCITED!!!!!!!!!!!"


When she told him, I immediatly thought about 'The doctor in the photo' when she told him she loves him. I am so happy for them, that it works. Or, that it happend or what. I am so excited for september.


So far on season 6 the episode that makes me cry : while bones told booth that she had missed her chances to be with booth and she cried on the car...I hope booth pull out and kissed and hug her !!!
why dont he did that?
The ending is unbelievable but yet its very cool show!


Maybe I'm wrong, but I don't think it took the pregnancy to get them together as an official couple. I thought it was obvious from the diner scene with Max that B squared became a couple before she dropped the preggers bombshell on him.  Even if they hadn't explicitly told everyone they're a couple, it looked pretty clear to me that the two of them had decided to be together.  I'm basing this on the looks, dialogue between them in the diner, the sexual innuendo, and the way Booth kissed her in the bowling alley. So I don't think we need to get the idea that they only had sex once...they could have been boinking like rabbits in the days after "Hole in the Heart" for all we know.    The way Brennan phrased the baby news was just her classic formal directness.  It had nothing to do with sleeping around or a sperm donor.  I think Booth knew what she meant, and no way was he thinking "thank god!" when Brennan said "You're the father." He knew she wasn't sleeping with anyone else.  We all know how she has a habit of stating pure concrete facts, and it would have been totally out of character for her to say, "Guess what honey? We are having a baby!"  Her apprehensiveness about her life changing made me realize she didn't do it artificially.  If she'd done that, she would have checked with Booth first to make sure she could still use his stuff.    And come on, she wouldn't ask him to be a mere donor at this point. They both made it clear to each other in the blizzard ep that they want to be together. So why would Brennan jeopardize that? She wouldn't hurt him like that. I think it's clear that she has grown too much this season to retreat into her season 4 mindset. I thought the writers hit a homerun, regardless of what other posters have said. The ending was a perfect representation of the nature of B squared's ever-evolving connection.  I don't see what the big deal is about not showing them doing the deed, and I think a baby will add so much comedy to the show. Hopefully we will get more scenes in season 7 between B squared like the nitwit-numbskull convo in the car.  Loved that! I personally enjoy writing that requires inferences rather than directly stating what's going on.  That's why I love this show! Can't wait for Sep!


In response to Eric T's comment, I disagree that Brennan told Booth that he was the father because she is sleeping around. On the contrary, I think that she couldn't have known for sure (at this early stage) unless he was the only one she had slept with during the relevant time. They are NOT married. As far as we know, the first time they slept together was when Brennan went to Booth after Nigel-Murray died. She told Angela the next day. This can't have been more than a month or to ago. So if they had no sexual relationship until a month or two ago, and she turns up pregnant, depending on how far along she is Booth could very well need to be told that there wasn't someone there before him. So I thought that her telling him that he was the father was natural and appropriate. Unless she told him, he would have to wonder because they were not "a couple" in the sexual sense until very recently.


@Judith Jonshon-Rivera;
They're not doing this just because emily is pregnant, stephen nathan said they had been talking about pulling this off before they found out about emily's pregnancy.


God! Relax, they're adding a baby big deal! Like that they might get together for good! It's a lot faster but's it's been 6 seasons why would you prefer one look here and there untill sweets decided to pull the therapy stunt? I rather see Booth rocking a baby to sleep or if it's a girl playing with Barbies and wearing a dress. That would be soo funny for me not to watch, and all my friends are over the moon about this!


ARE YOU KIDDING ME?!She's PREGNANT? What happened to the love story? They "jumped the shark" Big Time! It is a lousy idea!!! Lousy!! They could have hidden Emily Deshanel's pregnancy like other shows did. A baby? Really? Does anybody remember "Moonlighting". I was really hoping they wouldn't pull a "David and Maddie". It has been my dred since the show started, and here we are.Not happy at all!

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Bones Season 6 Episode 23 Quotes

I think we should just let the hot sauce do its magic.


Angela: One of these days I'm sure the Guiness people are going to come measure me.
Hodgins: You look beautiful.
Angela: Yeah, for a water buffalo.