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Body of Proof Review: "Hunting Party"

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A "Hunting Party" led to a tragic death and a merry go round of suspects on Body of Proof this week, as there certainly were a lot of people who could have wanted Julie dead. This was a tough family to marry in to.

The fact that she didn't tell her husband she was pregnant struck me as odd. It seemed like there wasn't a lot of trust there if she told the business manager first and asked for an audit of her husband's finances. Talk about taking the joy out of the occasion.  

Victim in the Woods

And I loved how Martin's daughter knew exactly how much she and her brother would be getting from her father's estate, both with and without a new heir.

Megan was certainly giving Peter a lot of ribbing about his new girlfriend. Of course, he never copped to whether she was indeed his girlfriend or just a one-night stand who gave him a ride in the morning. Was Megan just having fun with him or did it bother her a little? I couldn't quite tell.

But then when Peter started to poke back he definitely took it a step too far when he brought up Megan's insecurities about Lacey. The best part was that he knew he took it too far and awkwardly tried to make it better. Unfortunately once something is said, you really can't take it back.

Lacey and Megan were kind of cute in this episode. It's nice to watch Megan make extra time to spend with her daughter, but please tell me she wasn't serious about buying her those shoes. No 14-year old should be wearing five inch heels and it's a mothers job to say so.

Then there's Kate, who acted unusually guilty after pulling Megan from the case. It seemed like she kept looking to Peter for reassurance but he was busy playing Switzerland.

The most pathetic moment was the killer begging Martin for forgiveness because he was so very, very sorry. Honestly, you purposefully killed the man's pregnant wife to cover your theft and now you're apologizing? You've got to be kidding!

Apparently Martin felt the same way because he responded with a bullet to the chest. I didn't see that one coming, but I could understand the sentiment. With a really good attorney, maybe he'll even get out of prison.

Body of Proof threw just enough curves to keep me guessing this week and provided enough personal interaction between our characters to make me want to tune in for more.

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So who has the shoe fetish on this show? I mean I *love* high heels myself, I have a closet full of them. But this show is beyond believable with both her choice of footwear to crime scenes, the shots of her shoes (as well as Kate's) and now working them into the story line?!? Is it the producer? the director? the writers? I mean seriously, someone working on that show has a serious fetish for high heels. And 5 inch "bondage" (as described in the show) heels for a 14 year old?!? Please, someone slap these writers around a bit. As someone else mentioned, I actually enjoy the show as a guilty pleasure, but the writing is poor, the acting is barely adequate and the premise is old and overused. I love the cast though and I have some small hope they'll take things up a notch.

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And it was a "double homicide"? Not in law, so no M.E. would call it that (except a pro-lifer, and there's nothing to indicate she is one). Overzealous prosecuters in southern states have tried it, which is scary, but in Philadelphia? Not to mention the snarky smartass attitude, played as a sign of her super intelligence. Yuck. I'm done with this show.

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Ridiculous is right! But I'm not finding it a pleasure, guilty or otherwise, and I'm a loyal Dana Delany fan who is really trying. This show has had some serious problems from the start, but one I find especially off-putting is the ignorance of the writers and/or the directors. Last season there was an episode where a clue that Megan supposedly found, I think it was powder from inside a surgical glove left on a victim's body. But the shot of the body at the scene showed her fully clothed, so that no powder of any sort could have gotten on her skin (I am pretty sure this was the detail, and I'm not going to go back and sit through those eps again to verify, but it was something really glaringly wrong like that). And these errors have piled up. The "method" of just accusing everyone they come across (a serious problem on Castle, too) is really bizarre, as is the idea that she is the real detective while the actual police officers are just there to pull out the handcuffs when she's finally got the right killer. Why can't anyone write a show that gives Delany something substantial to do? They want her to be glamorous instead of real, and that is discouraging. It's as though a desperate housewife has wandered onto the set and is pretending to be a Medical Examiner.

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I loved the episode, as Ethan and Curtis out the field work was so funny, otherwise the joke about Pete and sperm donation, and if the murderer really was pathetic apology after two murders, but I want to know if they chapters recorded pass of the first season that actually issued the penultimate good especially where a child kidnap

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The shoes are totally inappropriate. Ridiculous. But then, so is the way that she does her autopsies, wearing five inch heels herself. And little protection. They are not going for reality here. But I love it. This is becoming a guilty pleasure, because it is so ridiculous in every way, but delightful anyway. Except, I don't much care for the character of the daughter.

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I wonder who the tech. advisors are on these shows. Surly not cops or morgue workers. Or times have sure changed since I was with the department. Know is for entertainment, but wish was a bit more real.

Body of Proof Season 2 Episode 2 Quotes

I think we have enough dirty laundry around our office without me adding to it.

Peter

Dad said he had to force himself to drink beer before he started to like it.

Lacey