Season 6 Episode 23

The Change in the Game

Aired Thursday 8:00 PM May 19, 2011 on FOX
out of 10
User Rating
567 votes

By Users

Episode Summary

In the 6th season finale, the team investigates the disturbing, unidentifiable remains of a bowler that were found jammed in one of the bowling alley's automatic pinsetters. After hitting a dead end in the case, Booth and Brennan decide to go undercover and join a competitive bowling team in search of answers.moreless

Who was the Episode MVP ?

  • What can I say... "dunno".

    Unfortunately, having seen this episode just today, I already knew about the pregnancy. I have to admit that this takes off a lot of suspence, but still I feel like saying that this episode could have been... huge.

    Angela+Hodgins was great, very emotional, maybe a little too much sugar with the smile/voice/skin part, but hey, they're an odd couple, and we love them for that. What raises the ep. score for me it's the fact they named the boy after Vincent. Yeah, I'm still shocked about his death. Like real-life shocked.

    Now, Booth and Brennan. Ups, the under-cover case. Downs, pretty much everything else.

    I agree, it didn't happen fast, 'cause we've been waiting for six years. Still, we got pretty much nothing for five and half years, so excuse me if i feel like they rushed into it. The fact is, I liked soooo much the tension between those two, that now i kinda feel the show will miss something. That's what made the show great for me, the fact they had a close friendship, a not-so-much-hidden sexual tension, and just a great partnership. I really hope I'm wrong here (as I usually am) when I state that something's gonna lack in the next season.

  • Why, Why

    I used to really like Bones, really like. But as soon as they started this Booth/Bones thing, i liked less. I can accept this if the real Booth and bones got together. I dnt see why a woman and a man can't work together and not fall for each other. Close quarters or not.I mean i liked them just the way they were, really good friends, who understand each other, it so hard, to see real friendship like that on tv. without anyone sleeping together. also, can't they lightne up on Bones a bit, she can be such a uptight know it all a bit too much. Geez. i'll still watch,to see what goes on.moreless
  • We knew it would come someday. And it was a little rushed, almost like an afterthought but I still thoroughly enjoyed this season's finale. Can't wait to see the next season.moreless

    I have never been somebody that enjoys a season finale with a cliffhanger. I'm probably the only person but they just drive me crazy. I loved this episode. The scenes with Angela and Hodgins were fantastic. They make a great couple.

    I've seen some people talking about how this will be the end of the show. I don't know about that. We all knew at some point if they wanted to get together their relationship was going to have to change. I don't think this will kill the sexual tension though. The 2 of them are very strong-minded people that just happen to be attracted to each other and in love. Sometimes that just increases the tension especially until they find their footing with each other which could take years.

    And then there is the issue of marriage which is gonna be a biggie. Booth has always wanted the white picket fence relationship and Brennan is more, as she calls it, rational in her approach. It will definitely lead to some tension and hopefully, Booth learned his lesson the first time and doesn't propose while waiting for the stick to turn blue or something of the sort.

    Brennan can still work on cases in the lab, which we all expected because Deschanel is pregnant. I don't think she can run after bad guys and clock them right now! She's too valuable to the FBI for them to dump her just cause she fell in love with Booth. Who wouldn't? I'm surprised all the female agents aren't in love with him, LOL!

    I can't wait for next season and I fully expect more fireworks. That's just the kind of couple they are.moreless
  • Not the greatest or worst season finale

    Ok...not the best season finale i've ever seen but also not the worst. unfortunately bones being pregnant was pretty predictable for me, with emily deschanel being pregnant for real i figured they wouldn't postpone bones and since they had hinted that booth and brennan had gotten together in the last episode i saw it coming, unfortunately this made the episode pretty boring for me, i'm a huge bones fan and B/B all the way but not very impressed. they coulnd't stop playing with words, if you listen carefully almost every other line brennan has is a comment about a baby or kid (ok, i'm exaggerating a little). next season i really hope we have some flashbacks to what happened in between the last 2 episodes of this season.

    I've also been waiting to explore booth's past a little more, any one else agree? cause for me it's always been a little fuzzy on when he left the army and when he joined the feds. kinda think it would be interesting to delve into his background more...we pretty much know everything about bren's parents but very little (aside from the abusive alcoholic) about booth's life before he met bones. so i hope next season they take the time to flashback a little, cuz with bren being pregnant there isn't going to be a lot of B/B on cases cause it would be against policy, not only for them to be working together but also for a pregnant woman to be out in the field.

    overall, i'm pretty interested to see how this next season plays out, and if we will have more seasons after this, i really hope we do, cause bones is awesome, but with all the changes in their relationship and this not exceptional but not terrible finale, i'm not sure how much longer our beloved bones family will be on the air.moreless
  • i just love bones..

    i fell in love with the concept the first time i saw it and i was hooked. i laughed, cried and felt what every character felt. i was into it. they had the perfect finale!it was simply put together perfectly. no rush in the characters. the moment where angela was in labor and hodgins has to stay cool under pressure was so natural. to me, they have captured that scene perfectly. the flaws were there to make it really catch the eye of ordinary people. that even the most intelligent people will go through the same thing when placed in that position. brennan and booth also had their shinning moment, of course!buck and wanda was definitely missed, since the circus episode. they were always good as a reel couple and to our surprise, they were gonna be a real couple after all.moreless
Emily Deschanel

Emily Deschanel

Dr. Temperance Brennan

Michaela Conlin

Michaela Conlin

Angela Montenegro

Tamara Taylor

Tamara Taylor

Dr. Camille Saroyan

T.J. Thyne

T.J. Thyne

Dr. Jack Hodgins

John Francis Daley

John Francis Daley

Dr. Lance Sweets

David Boreanaz

David Boreanaz

Special Agent Seeley Booth

Kevin Alejandro

Kevin Alejandro

Hercules "The Tornado" Maldanado

Guest Star

Ryan O'Neal

Ryan O'Neal

Max Keenan

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (2)

  • QUOTES (5)

    • (While Angela lies in bed at the hospital, Wendell and Cam are videoconferencing via web cam.)
      Cam: Hey, Sherry, how's it going?
      Dr. Banno: Oh, hey, Cam. We are solving a murder when we're supposed to be concentrating on bringing a life into the world.

    • Hodgins: Okay, you do know that that hot sauce—the only thing it's doing is making the baby sweat.
      Angela: My dad says that this always brings on labor.
      Hodgins: Oh, yeah. And a rock 'n roll guitar god is definitely the go-to guy for obstetrics.

    • Wendell: You know, the only perimortem injury that I could find is this fracture to the nasal bone.
      Hodgins: Who dies of a broken nose?
      Wendell: Exactly. If I can't figure out the cause of death, Dr. Brennan's gonna be tossing me into that machine.
      Hodgins: Right.
      Wendell: You're supposed to say, "No, she'll understand."
      Hodgins: Oh, but she won't.
      Wendell: Ah, that is so funny.

    • Angela: I'm pretty sure any day the Guinness people are gonna come and measure me.
      Hodgins: You look beautiful.
      Angela: Yeah, for a water buffalo.

    • Brennan: (about Angela and Hodgins) They looked so happy.
      Booth: Yeah, well, they had a baby.
      Brennan: But their whole lives have changed. You think they'd be a little more apprehensive.
      Booth: Well, you know, having a baby—that's a good thing.
      Brennan: Y-you really think that?
      Booth: Yeah, it's a great thing. What? What? Oh, come on, Bones. Look, the baby … the baby's fine. It's healthy. They had a healthy baby, all right? They love each other. This is the happiest day of their lives. Okay?
      (Brennan looks at Booth.)
      Booth: What?
      Brennan: I'm … I'm pregnant. (long pause) You're the father.
      (Booth smiles.)

  • NOTES (2)

    • Featured Music:
      "The Bowling Song" by Asleep At The Wheel
      "Make You Feel My Love" by Adele

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Canada: May 18th, 2011 on Global
      The Netherlands: May 30th, 2011 on RTL 4
      United Kingdom: June 8th, 2011 on Sky LIVING/Sky LIVING HD
      Sweden: June 12th, 2011 on TV3
      Spain: June 17th, 2011 on FOX
      Slovakia: January 25th, 2012 on JOJ
      Germany: May 24th, 2012 on RTL
      Finland: July 25th, 2012 on Sub
      Czech Republic: October 2nd, 2012 on Prima family