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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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Sommerleigh pollonais

While I'm happy for both Angela and Hodgins and Booth and Brennan, I was really let down by how poorly the reveal was handled. After an angst filled season with the love triangle of B B and H. After waiting SO LONG for a proper Love Scene between our two stars, All we get is "I'm pregnant and your the father" .... Booth smiles... fade to black..WTF! NO hugs , no kisses NOTHING!.. sheesh.. They better get it right next season, or I think I'll stop digging BONES and join the CHASE permanently. FYI It IS possible for a couple to be together and the show still keep it freshness, take a page out of the BURN NOTICE book. :)

Solofia

Please let it be a girl, and the name Leah is fine by me!

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I CANT WAIT!!!!!!!!!!!! I've been waiting for them to get together since I showed the show to my parents and i new something happened between them after Murry died..(i bawled in that episode) anyway I hope everybody is happy for them and I hope that they will stay together :)

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i had stopped watching bones avidly during season 5 because it was taking sooooooo long for something to happen between b&b...i started watching again after hannah left so i'm not going to complain about how b&b got together - whatever together might be. a baby moreorless forces them to move their relationship along. yes it does suck we didn't so much as see a kiss but that's a mean way to get viewers to hook in next season (not saying i agree with it but it's something to look forward to.) i'm just happy something has happened between them and will continue next season. as for bones saying you're the father...booth kinda hesitated when she said i'm pregnant so perhaps she said it because his slight hesitation worried her. a lot of women who get pregnant that early on in an intimate relationship would reassure the guy that he's the father. roll on series 7!

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I read a couple interviews with the writers/producers of Bones online that revealed a lot about what's to come. No, the ending was no a dream. No, Brennan did not use artificial insemination. Yes, something actually happened that night. I loved the ending. I don't know why people are so upset. I don't think they're going to get together in until the very end of Bones, just because the writers have said over and over how the B&B tension is what makes the show. I think they could still make the relationship work, but you know, I see what they're saying. I think the pregnancy will really move things along though. Thank god they didn't make Bones pregnant from some other man or mix the Finder with Bones. So, I am very happy with the situation.

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I've watched the show since the beginning. It was never a must see TV show for me. I first started to think it was loosing something when there was no more Gordon and there was that sissy agent. What I saw of the end of the Grave Digger was her head being blown off. There was nothing about how they caught her, that sucked.
Unless the writters are moving towards a comedic take off of Bones, the shark has been jumped.

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I watch Bones with my wife. So over the years
I got to enjoy some of the episodes and
interaction between Booth/Brennan.
I know that if my wife came to me and said she
was pregnant and that I was the father.
My reaction would be... who the hell else could
be the father. I guess Brennan was sleeping
around... maybe with the guy from The Finder.
Walter...slept with her... they both had the
hots for eachother.
So the writers have made Brennan into a
whore after 6 years and that jerk of a FBI
agent just smiles.
Please give me a break.... Bones has become
a SOAP OPERA.

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soooo excited!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
lets see booth will be a good parent bones keep working on the social skills
i love jack!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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i love jack sooo happy there kid is not blined brennans kid will probobly die she will make a horible mom but smart i an still very exited for season sevon yayayayayayayayayayayayayayayayayayayay
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It was an awesome season finale. I have been waiting forever for this!!!!!! I am so looking forward to the new season to see the two draw closer to each other and Bones becoming a more sensitive woman, but still keep her character as the sharp and witty anthropologists.

Bones Season 6 Episode 23 Quotes

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

Hodgins

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.