We already gave you an in-depth analysis of the 30-second promo for Bones Season 7 Finale “The Past in the Present,” but FOX released a brand-new 15-second teaser promo that includes one new juicy frame of footage: Brennan (Emily Deschanel) holding Christine on the side of the road, looking super-upset.

Between that shot and the shot of Andrew Pelant (Andrew Leeds) skulking around Christine’s nursery, we’re starting to think that all the spoiler chatter we’ve reported about something bad happening to a beloved character, might actually involve Baby Christine. We know — gasp — but let’s think this through for a minute.

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While we’d never wish harm on an innocent baby (let alone B&B’s messiah lovechild), endangering Baby Christine means that all of our favorite Jeffersonians would remain unscathed. After seven seasons, they kind of have got seniority, right? And if Booth (David Boreanaz) has to go into super-Dad mode to protect Christine, we know he’ll save the day.

And even if he doesn’t — it’s worth admitting that Baby Christine might have been a bit of a buzzkill (or at least ratings kill) in the last half of this season. Maybe Hart Hanson is looking to inject the series with some intense emotional drama by having Brennan and Booth grapple with something bad happening to their child? We’re not rooting for this to happen, we’re just saying that it might make for some extra-compelling TV.  

If Baby Christine is kidnapped (or worse) that would certainly qualify as the “shocker” finale that we’ve been teased with? One thing’s for sure — we’ll know on Monday night.

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