Body of Proof Review: Brides, Botox, & Black Eyes

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We all feel second best some of the time, but self doubt ran rampant on the latest Body of Proof, as "Falling for You" highlighted almost everyone's insecurities.

The bride, the groom, and the black eye. I couldn't help but feel for Melissa. She struggled with so many self image issues that she had a nose job, botox, a tummy tuck, breast augmentation and liposuction. I'm sure no one from high school would ever have recognized this girl. 

She also had lousy taste in friends. Her best friend slipped her aspirin after her botox treatments to give her a black eye on her wedding day. Talk about catty! And it was all done to exact revenge over a guy. Some friend.

And even the guy wasn't worth it. He was the groom who accidentally shoved her over the balcony when she tried to call off the wedding. 

I'm a fan of actor Brendan Hines. I liked him as Eli on Lie to Me and thought he was adorable in his guest stint on Castle so I was a little heartbroken when Marc was revealed as the killer. Thanks to his baby face, he even had me believing it was an accident.

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Ethan, Dani, and Peter. Why is it that the longer this triangle continues, the less I like Peter?

Ethan finally asked Dani out only to learn it was too little too late. At least she was honest with him. She told him she had a date on Friday night with someone else and asked if they could reschedule for Sunday afternoon. Ethan didn't miss the friend status implied in a Sunday matinee.

The person who baffled me in all of this was Peter. He was oblivious to Ethan's crush on Dani. Apparently his investigative skills weren't working in his personal life. Then, once he found out Ethan was interested, he suddenly seemed to want more than a casual fling... when days earlier he was blowing the girl off to go out with his buddies.

So was Peter developing real feelings for Dani or was it more of a territorial thing? Either way, the one thing I was certain of was that the more I saw of Dani and Peter, the more I was rooting for her and Ethan.

Curtis. Oh poor Curtis. I know how loud the call of the chocolate cake can be. It was a little heartbreaking to hear how the jovial big man didn't feel good enough. However, it was a nice moment when Ethan tried to show him that he wasn't alone.

Megan and Lacey. I couldn't fault Lacey's storyline in this episode as it mirrored the murder victim's. What girl doesn't recall being 13? You look in the mirror and see everything wrong with you and you never feel cool enough to fit in. 

Lacey's rebellion with the hair color felt realistic. I remember more than one friend who did it. Lacey was just lucky her highlights didn't turn out orange.

Even Megan had her moments uncertainty in this episode. Her father's suicide will always haunt her and the lack of answers drove her to search for the reason for Melissa's supposed suicide. Only in this case, the answer wasn't suicide at all.

In the end, I was happy to see Megan and Lacey's mother daughter moments and I enjoyed Ethan and Curtis' bonding time, but Dani and Peter's kiss simply made me hope that their affair is short lived. Am I the only one?

Review

Editor Rating: 4.4 / 5.0
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Rating: 3.8 / 5.0 (38 Votes)

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    People seem to forget it's entertainment I really enjoy this show it's light mystery I save my energy for criminal minds

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    I felt this was a very poorly written episode. They made a great deal of the earrings, but never tied it up. (1)Why were the earrings loose and not in her ears? (2)How did the father's hair get on one? Not to mention that pap at the end. A girl of Lacy's age would not have been consoled with those words. They were from a mother who just brushed off her daughter's "crisis". Why did the bride stop taking her thyroid...another loose end. I hope the next episode is better.

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    Never liked Peter. This show is more a nothing else to watch tonight thing than anything else. But my major question is this: do real M.E.'s have long hair that they wear suspended over their shoulders hanging above the Body of Proof? You could carpet a house with the hair I've left clinging to everything I've touched over the years. I don't dare commit a crime. There would be a bread trail of DNA evidence leading right to my door.

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    Way too much thought put into a lightweight , yet watchable**, network show that is carrying over a few simple story lines. Use that energy and thought on PBS Masterpiece, AMC or pay cable where the challenge and the payoff is worth the time and attention... **At least I can get a few giggles from Curtis each episode......since lame network s*itcoms are UNwatchable and out of the question !!

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    I want Dani with Ethan too, but you didn't mention the look of unhappiness in Peter's face when Dni said she would never get married. That's why he pulled back from her and had plans. I think he wants something permanent and was under the impression that she wanted it to be casual. He even said it at the end. I don't think he got serious because he found out about Ethan liking her. She didn't indicate to him she wanted something more serious. Remember Peter has been hurt by a fiancée before he's being cautious, not a creep. I still prefer him with Meagan though.

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    No, you are not the only one who wants to see this affair (Peter and Dani) as short-lived, but you are also not the only one who is liking Peter less and less as this series goes on. Ethan may actually be too good for her. She has shown a somewhat alarming propensity for ignoring rules she does not like, but I don't remember the precise details any more. She just bothers me -- had she worked for me back in the day, I would have sat her down for a talk, and had she continued on, she would have been history. I see this character as trouble. One thing you did not mention, which I thought lovely, was that Megan told Bud she would do the talking in the cemetery, because he was not being politic. (Not her words, but her meaning.) And his comment that he was becoming like her was spot on. Charming! I've been a big fan of that actor since Fargo. He is terrific. So was whomever wrote that scene in the cemetery.