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The Saddest Death In Bones

For about 12 seasons on "Bones," Temperance "Bones" Brennan (Emily Deschanel) and Seeley Booth (David Boreanaz) and the team of "squints" at the fictional Jeffersonian institution, solved numerous crimes. Simply by studying the remains of a dead person and the bugs on them and enlisting the help of the all-knowing Angelatron, the team cracked the most difficult of cases. But along with the science, which also had its surreal moments, the show was every bit as dramatic as any other police procedural.

The team had an ever-evolving personal dynamic; who can forget how long it took for Brennan and Booth to admit their feelings for each other? They also had personal stories, such as those of Angela Montenegro's (Michaela Conlin) estranged husband and Brennan's estranged brother and father who return to her life. And they had formidable enemies, whether it was the hacker Christopher Pelant (Andrew Leeds) or the sharpshooting sniper Jacob Broadsky (Arnold Vosloo).

However, the thing that added the most amount of drama was the personal attacks on the team, which always left the fans reeling. From Brennan and Jack Hodgins (T.J. Thyne) being buried alive to Booth getting stranded on a ship about to be blown, the question was always one of whether they would survive or not. Somehow, they always did. Or almost always. "Bones" reached cruel heights when it killed off some truly lovable characters. And one such death made for one of the saddest moments on the show.

Vincent Nigel-Murray's death left the fans sobbing

Vincent Nigel-Murray (Ryan Cartwright), the socially awkward British intern, was shot to death by Booth's enemy and sniper Broadsky in Season 6. His sudden death left fans devastated, especially since his character had much scope to develop. An intern on a rotating schedule, Vincent only appeared in a few episodes. Despite that, his quirky fun facts and boyish voice made an impact on the audience. What makes his death a bigger travesty is the trigger behind it. While trying to catch Broadsky, Vincent picks up a burner phone rigged by the sniper to target Booth.

Many fans expressed disappointment in how Vincent was killed off. u/barberm364 wrote, "His death destroys me every single time i watch it, ugly crying and everything!" Fans also pointed to the moments right after Vincent was shot, when he lay dying in Brennan's lap, saying, "I don't want to leave." u/Albowonderer shared, "His final words are what makes it difficult for me, and the fact that it wasn't meant to be him. He also seemed the most 'innocent' out of the interns- innocent maybe isn't the right word maybe most pure? He showed his insecurities and downfalls and his way of overcoming them."

Vincent's death was also a big enough trigger to finally get Brennan and Booth together after what seemed to be an indefinite wait. All these things make his passing one of the biggest and most devastating deaths on the show.