hole in the heart bones 320 'Bones': Place your bets on who dies in 'The Hole in the Heart'

“Bones” has a daunting number of pins in the air as it juggles the last two episodes of Season 6.

A recurring — or possibly regular — cast member dies in the penultimate episode, prompting a possible hook-up between Booth (David Boreanaz) and Brennan (Emily Deschanel). Angela (Michaela Conlin) and Hodgins (T.J. Thyne) are about to deliver their (potentially blind) baby. And the start-date for Season 7 is uncertain given Deschanel’s real life pregnancy.

All of this is fodder for endless speculation and dissection over the coming weeks, but what we’d really like to figure out right now is… who’s going to die this Thursday?

Based on promos and the episode’s cast, we’re most concerned for the fates of Sweets (John Francis Daley) or the not-so-pivotal Mr. Nigel-Murray (Ryan Cartwright). Each seem to stand an equal chance of being on the other end of sniper Jacob Broadsky’s (Arnold Vosloo) rifle — though based on the whimsical, bowling-themed finale, we can’t imagine the Jeffersonian gang would get over Sweets so quickly.

With a potential death looming over most of the season, we’ve also been particularly worried for Caroline Julian (Patricia Belcher). The D.A. rallied the troops during the season premiere and has maintained a slightly buoyed presence throughout the season. She doesn’t appear to be in the episode, but we’re concerned all the same.

And what about Cam (Tamara Taylor)? We would be floored to see her go, but she’s not one of the untouchables like Booth, Brennan, Angela and Hodgins.

So sound off, fans. Who’s getting that fatal shot to the chest this Thursday — and how do you feel about it?

Posted by:Mikey O'Connell