COMMENTARY | “Bones” Season 6, Episode 23, “The Change in the Game” begins at a children’s birthday party at a bowling alley and the brattiest kid who ever celebrated a birthday. His mom was reluctant to do what was necessary to discipline the rug rat.
However, fate or God was not. The gory body parts that appeared among the bowling pins will likely set the kid straight, albeit perhaps straight into therapy.
The victim turns out to be a member of a bowling team, the same one, in fact, that Max Keenan belongs to. This time, as he has promised to stop doing that, Max did not kill him. But who did?
Bones and Booth go undercover, joining the bowling team for the tournament. Bones starts to chew gum and has teased her hair to make herself look like a 1980s floozy. Booth, with a long wig, unshaven visage, and ratty clothes, seems rather more low class than his usual button-down self.
So who was the murderer? Was it the Latin fellow who replaced the victim on the bowling team? Was it the league coordinator code-named “the Raven?” (never more!) Was it the bratty red haired bowling prodigy? More of that anon.
The usual forensics wizardry conducted by Hodgins and Wendell is interrupted by Angela going into labor. The hot sauce she is consuming like iced tea finally has the desired effect. So, with the help of video two-way communications, Hodgins and Angela offer advice in between labor pains and screaming.
In the meantime, the bowling tournament continues along with a peek into the culture, which contains entirely too much superstition to suit Bones. The bratty kid bowls her turn and then decamps with disgust to the video arcade room to work out her anger management issues.
After interminable listening to gossip and pain staking forensics work back at the lab, the killer turns out to be the guy behind the counter who hands out bowling shoes. It seems that the victim was killed for his smelly feet.
And then Angela is delivered of a healthy baby boy, one who can see, praise be God. But that is not the climax of the episode or of the season.
It seems that Booth and Bones did more than cuddle for comfort that night after the other intern bought the farm. And thus Bones is now great with child. Will the kid be born with her brains and his courage? Or perhaps her lack of social skills and his fear of clowns? As it is, Season 7 should be interesting. Bones getting hormonal will be something to see.
Source: Bones, The Change in the Game, TV.Rage