Mob mentality is a scary thing. It knows no reason or logic. It has no compassion and it twists the idea of justice into something frightening. And, most of all, it forgets that no matter what we think we know, there is the possibility that we are wrong.
Perhaps that's why I found "Sympathy for the Devil" so fascinating. It's always interesting to see who follows the mob and who breaks free.
Megan was absolutely right. No matter who the body on her table is, no matter what they've done, they deserve the same due diligence.
I was disappointed in Ethan but not completely surprised. Sometimes smart people forget they don't know everything and this time Ethan forgot that his job was to observe. It wasn't to judge the body on the table. It was to collect evidence.
I was so proud of Kate when she told him off. His behavior was unprofessional and set up the entire department for a law suit. What was amusing was the Ethan didn't see it coming. Ethan's lucky he didn't lose his job.
This was definitely one of Body of Proof's darker episodes. One of the few lighter moments was watching Curtis kick the reporters out on their butts. He wanted nothing to do with the media circus. If I had one complaint it was that we didn't have nearly enough Curtis.
When Megan talked about the dirt underneath Hillary's eyelids I couldn't help but cringe. Imagine waking up to find yourself buried alive. That's just horrifying.
The one character who had my sympathy was Joan. She did her job and perhaps a murderer went free - but if the evidence wasn't there, that wasn't her fault. But in the court of public opinion it was, and a splendid career went down in flames. It's not fair but sometimes life is like that.
Bud and Sheila were entertaining. Even cynical, sarcastic Bud still believed he could get through to the jaded, fame-driven reporter. In the end she was simply on to her next victim... I mean news story. No offense, Nancy Grace.
So was Hillary's mother right? Did she kill her son? Or was a broken young woman who lost her own son the victim of her mother's misguided conclusions? The truth is that we'll never know the truth and perhaps that's the scariest part of all.
C. Orlando is a TV Fanatic Staff Writer. Follow her on Twitter.Tags: Body of Proof, Reviews