Vincent Nigel Murray (Ryan Cartwright), the socially awkward British intern, was shot and killed by Booth’s enemy and sniper, Broadsky, in Season 6. His sudden death left fans devastated, especially since his character had a lot of room to develop. As an intern with a rotating schedule, Vincent only appeared in a few episodes. Nevertheless, his quirky fun facts and boyish voice impressed the audience. What makes his death even more of a farce is the trigger behind it. While trying to capture Broadsky, Vincent takes a sniper-rigged Burner phone to attack Booth.
Many fans expressed their disappointment at how Vincent was killed. u/barberm364 wrote: “His death destroys me every time I look at him ugly crying and all!” Fans also pointed to the moments right after Vincent was shot when he was dying on Brennan’s lap and said : “I don’t want to go.” u/Albowonderer shared, “His last words make it difficult for me, and the fact that it shouldn’t be him. He also seemed to be the most ‘innocent’ of all the interns – maybe innocent isn’t the right word, maybe the purest? He showed his insecurities and falls and his way to overcome them.
Vincent’s death was also trigger enough to finally bring Brennan and Booth together after what seemed like an indefinite wait. All of these things make his death one of the biggest and most devastating deaths in the series.