This round of the Fox medical-mystery series is shorter than the others, but for a good reason that figured into the show's story trajectory ... title star Emily Deschanel's pregnancy.
The birth of Brennan (Deschanel) and Booth's (David Boreanaz) baby is part of these episodes, as is the impact of new parenthood on their jobs as investigators. The actors play out that aspect quite enjoyably, and it's to the credit of the writers that they work it in so sensibly. Ryan O'Neal reprises his recurring role as Brennan's father; Morgan Fairchild also guests. *** (Not rated: AS, P, V) (Also on Blu-ray)
<a href="http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0053O89IS/ref=nosim/?tag=zap2it07-20"><b>Buy 'Bones: The Complete Seventh Season' on DVD</b></a>.