Body of Proof Review: Win At Your Own Risk

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Why is it that anyone who wins the lottery on a TV show usually ends up dead? I know that a lot of folks don't know how to handle millions of dollars but is it really that dangerous? I'd be willing to take my chances.

Despite his windfall, Walter Brown was definitely an unlucky man. "Your Number's Up" brought our lottery winner 20 cousins he'd never heard of, all looking for money, and little did he know he had an endocrine tumor making him sicker by the day. Perhaps he should have bought himself a physical exam with that cash.

Robert Irvine on Body of Proof

When the one friend who recognized that something was amiss confronted him about it, Walter ended up on the wrong end of a chef's knife. What a horrifying way to go. 

He even missed his fancy chef's party, but I couldn't say that was a big loss. I hate those demonstrations where they flip their knives in the air. It's not a circus, it's a kitchen. Just cut the food and leave the sharp instruments on the cutting board.

Ethan got his own case this week, sort of.  Kate was certainly looking over his shoulder, with reason. Ethan seemed ill-prepared for speaking with the emotional family, especially when he had no answers. 

For anyone who has gone to a hospital for a so-called simple operation, Kimberly Gleason's death was frightening. Enter with appendicitis and leave in a body bag from a raging bacterial infection. This case proved that stories don't need to be creepy to be scary, just realistic.

So 13-year old Lacy charged a $300 cashmere hat on her mom's credit card without asking. Someone was definitely testing her boundaries. I applauded Megan for returning the hat but the red heels she bought for herself looked a little silly at the crime scene.

I loved Curtis' response to Lacy when she lamented the work at the morgue:

I know we should say something wise, but sometimes work is just work. | permalink

One small nit to pick with this story: I doubted that Lacy could actually work in the county offices at age 13. She might have been able to volunteer and have her mom pay her for the time but I don't think could legally get an actual paycheck.

In another part of the medical examiner's office, Peter and Dani were groping one another as Peter tried but failed to keep their new relationship professional in the workplace. Between that and the search for his birth parents, I would bet that Megan won't take long to notice her partner is distracted. The bigger question is how much will he tell her?

With the risk of ending up a plot point on your favorite TV crime drama, would you cash in a multi-million dollar ticket?


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Love this show!


Curtis' reaction when Peter told him about the $300 hat was an expletive I'd never heard before. I believe he responded with, "Oh, macadangdang!". At 4 syllables I doubt it will catch on and become a popular slang term but I will do my best to keep it alive.
Felt bad for Ethan having to tell a family that their child died. I had a friend who went to the hospital for elective surgery only to throw a clot that lead to a heart attack and she died. Very scary stuff when routine surgery (if there is such a thing) leads to death.


In Body of Proof, Your number is up. Who played Walter Brown?

Sue ann

Yes, the case was all too realistic. My cousin went into a hospital two years ago with an operable brain tumor. The operation was a complete success. The tumor was benign, and they got it all. She got a raging staph infection in her stomach at the hospital, complained about the pain, and was told that she was imagining it. A month after the surgery, she died, from the staph infection she got at the hospital; the doctors had refused to examine her until it was too late. These things can happen. A long, long time ago, I was ill and dying, with an illness which causes psychotic behavior. I did not know I was being nuts, though, and those closest to me did not notice it. (Yes, I know what that implies.) A former nurse at my employer's business diagnosed it and sent me to a doctor. So, I can well believe that people who knew the deceased well did not realize that he was actually ill, and not just changing because of his sudden wealth. I think that Dani is apt to get Peter in a lot of trouble. She is behaving like a child, wanting acknowledgement in public, no matter the risk. He should know better. I would take my chances with a lottery ticket win like that. I know all of my relatives. There are none to crawl out of woodwork. Megan's shoes ALWAYS look ridiculous, at crime scenes, and in the autopsy room. Her garments are highly inappropriate for her job. She looks like she still should be on Desperate Housewives. (And I actually like her, which shows how stupid I think her wardrobe is.) I liked this episode, but I did not think it was anything very special. Just average. I'm not especially impressed with the teenage daughter, either. Nor with her mother the judge, when she shows up. Curtis and Ethan are becoming my favorite characters on this program. I think it is likely that Lacy's "paycheck" was drawn on her mother's bank account. I started work with Social Security and the IRS deducted at age 15 in Illinois a million years ago, but that was strictly state-monitored. I don't think one can work younger than that unless it is a family-owned business, like a shop or farm. Laws in PA may differ from IL, and 20th Century from 21st, but I suspect Megan paid her.


Never miss this show


It was rather refreshing to see a CIS type program where the crime wasn't a crime for a change. I think that may be a first..


The show was great but I hate the relationship between Lacy and her mother. It is terrible.,I wish they would just move on. She doesn't even know how to talk to her. It distracts me from the show

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Body of Proof Season 2 Episode 10 Quotes

There is a gaping hole in his torso. Doctor, I believe that's your department.


I bought these shoes with the money I earn.