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'm almost positive they didn't actually get together. I think the pregnancy is from Booth's sperm donation a couple of years ago. Otherwise, why not confirm that they actually got together? However, I do think they'll grow closer and possibly get together during the pregnancy.


They did it again, what a silly ending. Can't we get just sweet moment between them like a tender kiss? OK so she is pregnant, but why are they afraid to show the two of them being in love? They had sex one night then went back to partners now parents, I don't get it


I havent watched Bones for quite a while although I always liked it but with analog in the dumpster it isnt that easy getting any good channels. With that said, in my experience when a series starts introducing babies into the mix it usually means that the show is on its last legs. They have run out of ideas and need kids to kick in new ones. Hope I am wrong.


I'm not sure that Brennan being pregnant confirms that she & booth slept together. He _did_ make a donation a couple of years ago, remember?


Im happy with it and I agree with some people about thats how BONES would say it..remember shes different in some ways than "normal" people would react. I think the whole leaving out the sex scene was more of a way to try to keep people surprised at the season finale. I mean comeone with Bones being pregant in real life then showing them having sex, everyone would know. And as much as I would love this show to go on forever, most shows only last 6-10 seaasons if that so if you want to see bones/booth get together now would be the time to at least start. Usually a pregnancy takes a season up so by the end of next season they may/may not even have a baby yet. I personally was expecting a disappointment and all the hype would be for nothing because thats how last season ended so Im just happy that there was hype for something. And we dotn know what will happen next season...btw the pregnancy...the job...bones/booth different the rest of the crew..and whether bones/booth will have a relationship or not. Plus the health of the baby in hopes that nothing will go wrong like with angela/hodgins could have. Itll be interesting to see how they develop it.


the whole reason bones is pregnant is the show is becuz she is pregnant in real life and u cant hide a pregnancy with her character so there was no way around happy that they are having a baby, as my husband says that the baby is a fbi-bones finding baby


Its about time them two get together. I was about ready to quite watching the show. I was really upset when they brought in a girlfriend for Booth. Was so glad when she was gone. From the start it should be Booth and Bones, no one else.


Cutest baby ever!
And they could have at least let booth hug Brennan after she told him he's going to be a dad for the second time.
And why are there people who don't like the baby storyline?
Sure the timeline is a bit unrealistic but if they have the babies not far from each other they can be best friends or something.
And i hope it's a girl because Angela and Hodgins already have a boy and Booth already has a son so a girl would be a nice change...


Poor Brennan! She's seing nine months into her future! If i was pregnant and hearing the screams of childbirth i would run to the abortion clinic!!


That little girl is so funny! In a bad way but still i could have never kicked a guy in the nuts because of a bowling game!

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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.