Body of Proof featured us a connection between the living and the dead in "Point of Origin" as a deceased woman's search prodded Peter to open up about his past.
This was a tough case for Peter. First, he saved Jenna from the fire... only to find out there was a second person he didn't save. The look on his face when he discovered the latter said a lot about this man. Others told him he'd already done more than most people would have by saving Jenna, but Peter obviously felt like he let a man die.
When Peter learned that Jenna had been searching for her birth parents, the parallel hit a little too close to home. Then, to know that hours before her death her birth father literally slammed the door on her, it was almost too much for him.
Daniel Robinson was a man with a lot to hide, but wouldn't it have been simpler and certainly kinder to just tell Jenna his story and send her on her way? It seemed the more he fought her and made a scene, the more he'd risk his wife finding out about his hidden past. Elsewhere...
Peter and Megan's growing friendship: I appreciated the way they've brought these two along. Peter shared his story about having been adopted and how he regretted burying the information about his birth parents. Megan hinted at her own issues with her father. I look forward to the eventual moment when she tells Peter about her father's suicide.
And did you notice how Megan's first reaction was to hug Peter once he was released from the hospital, or how quickly she jumped to his defense with the arson investigator? Yes, these two have come a long way.
Kate and Megan's war: I hope they've put this one to bed as I've grown tired of the constant bickering over Kate dating Megan's ex. I'm sure issues will come up from time to time but could we not make it such a focal point of their relationship every week? It would be great if they could truly move forward.
Curtis and Ethan: Looked like the office finally got wind of Kate's romance with Megan's ex and everyone weighed in. I loved Curtis's reaction:
On her decision to date your ex, I think she's wrong. Like Michael Jordan playing baseball wrong. | permalink
I agreed with Curtis. Kate made a bad decision getting involved with Tod but then again, you don't choose who you fall in love with. Of course I really don't think it will last, but we'll have to wait and see.
This episode was one of my favorites of the new season. Mining the show's characters pasts definitely adds more depth, a trend that will hopefully continue as Body of Proof moves along.
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