Body of Proof Season Finale Review: "Broken Home"

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"Broken Home" was a solid outing for Body of Proof. It had an intriguing murder, lots of suspects, and an interesting personal twist for Megan. But as a season finale…. eh.

Maybe it's me but I expect more from a season finale. It doesn't have to be a cliffhanger but I want something that leaves me longing for the next season to begin. 

The death of the promising, young philanthropist had a nice story arc when the cause of death ranged from disease, to suicide, and finally murder.

The poor girl's family was a nightmare.

Distracted Megan Hunt

Mom withheld her medication so she'd garner the sympathy of having a sick daughter and then her sister ended up killing her for her inheritance. Only her brother, who came across as a bit of a jerk for most of the episode, actually cared about her. Such a short, sad life.

I generally hate gore and am glad that Body of Proof subjects us to so little of it, yet I found myself fascinated by the autopsy of the girl's neck. Maybe it was the detail of the muscle and the lack of blood but I've never seen such a procedure portrayed with that level of specificity. 

Is there some rule on this show that we can't have both detectives every week? Detective Baker's definitely growing on me but I missed Bud. He and Megan had some great chemistry and I was hoping for more of that by the end of the season.

Megan's discomfort over having her ex date her boss seemed justified to me. I know they've been divorced for five years but it's still an odd position to be in and I understood why she wasn't happy about it. That said, since they're all adults and no one is doing anything wrong, she'll just have to get over it.

On the other side I wondered if Todd really deserved Kate. I like Kate's character very much but as far as I'm concerned the jury is still out on Todd.

Somehow that storyline turned into a great bonding moment for Megan and her daughter. Lacy obviously hoped for a reconciliation between her parents. I liked that Megan was honest with the girl. That simply isn't going to happen. And although Megan didn't hide her discomfort, she told Lacy to treat Kate with respect. I like it when adults actually act like adults.

All in all this was a solid episode but it just didn't live up to my expectations of what a season finale should be. However, I am happy that Body of Proof will be coming back in the fall for a second season so maybe they'll do it better next time around.


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I dont like Todd but Ithink that they could have got Megen a nicer looking boyfreind I hope that Lacey stays with her mum -And the good wife i am disapointed that she is now cheating on Peter.


I'm quite pleased with the iofnmration in this one. TY!


I really enjoy this show and look forward to it every week. I just wish they would reveal who the killer is before the last five minutes of the show. Theres no character build up but hopefully that will change next season. Still, I realy enjoy this show.


I love this show... dead bodies always crack me up...


I see colchicine is being pushed in this episode as a 'life-saving' drug, although I didn't catch was the ailment was. As a drug predating the FDA, colchicine was sold as a generic in the United States for many years. In 2009, the FDA approved colchicine for gout flares, awarding Colcrys a three-year term of market exclusivity, prohibiting generic sales, and increasing the price of the drug from $0.09 to $4.85 per pill. That's an increase of 5,400%. Also, the girl's mother was giving her a placebo, a sugar pill. The pill Dr. Hunt burned was uncoated, and 'smelled like creme broule. If I had been taking uncoated sugar pills, and knew anything about chochine (which I do, a little), I would have thought, Hmmm, why do these pills tasted so sweet, and why aren't they killing my stomach, which is a well-known side effect of colchicine. This to me was a hole in the plot you could drive a truck through, and a little bit of shilling for the big pharmaceutical company that now has exclusive rights to a medication that is thousands of years old.


I´m sorry, but this was not the season finale. I've already watched three more episodes...
What is everybody talking about?


I really enjoyed the episode and was also very fascinated by the autopsy the angles/examination of the young girls neck. Generally I am not one for gory stuff but some how this show makes it educational. Am also totally with Megan how inappropiate is it for your boss to date your ex-husband. I really don't understand why only Lacey saw it as a problem. Don't really expect much from Todd but I like Kate too and thought she would have acted differently. I wasn't really let down with this as a season finale I think we have come to expect too much drama from shows and I am looking forward to next season for the character development and new cases. As much as the son was a jerk in the beginning for some reason I thought he was going to ask Megan out...probably wishful thinking. I liked their chemistry. yep I do realize they were at his sister's funeral and he just had his mother arrested.


Hopefully, when they bring it back in the fall it won't be on the same day and time as The Good Wife so that we don't have to choose which one to watch.


Pretty good season finale. I was hoping that Kate and Megan would have more dialogue, especially during this episode.
But I am glad to see that Megan and Lacey are having more mom and daughter time. Having said that, I had read that even though the season finale has just taken place, 3 new episodes of Body of Proof will air over the next couple of weeks: 2 episodes will air on May 31 and 1 last episode will air on June 14.


Season was just plain too short :/
Definitely looking forward to a full season in the fall.

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Body of Proof Season 1 Episode 9 Quotes

I know this is a terrible time for you and I'm afraid I'm going to make it a lot worse.


So either gravity failed or someone's lying.