Body of Proof Review: Slowly Disappearing

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A dead body in a freezer had Megan's team in a deep freeze on Body of Proof this week, as a grieving family struggled to hold on to its past and future.

Robert Picardo guest starred as Henry in "Cold Blooded." Picardo and Dana Delany also starred on China Beach together about 20 years ago and I've been a huge fan of both actors ever since - so I was thrilled to see them team up again here.

One Cold Case

Picardo's performance as Henry, a man suffering from possible Alzheimer's, hit home. I watched my grandfather suffer through this disease. Henry had that same look in his eyes:confusion, sadness, and fear. It's truly heartbreaking to watch and know so little can be done. It's like watching your loved one slowly disappear.

Henry's witness statements were erratic at best.  There were pieces of what had happened wrapped up in memories of the past, which left Megan and Bud to puzzle together the truth.

I really thought Anthony was the killer because he seemed like such an ass. He was just so angry. Annabelle seemed too obvious a choice, but Karen was such a wall flower that I never even thought of her until the end.

I could actually understand Karen's rage. Moving all the way back to Philadelphia to watch her husband work at a job he hated in order to take care of Henry, and then have Joe tell her she'd never really be family? Yeah, I might want to hit him with something heavy too.

Megan's past as a neurosurgeon was highlighted as she worked with Henry's dementia only to find his Alzheimer's was misdiagnosed. Learning that there was a 45-minute procedure that could cure Henry was a miracle.

Although I'm sure these things can happen, it all felt a little trite, especially having witnessed the ravages of this disease in my own family. But this is TV, not real life, and I'll take my happy endings where I can get them.

The side story of the episode was Peter's search for his biological parents. He's had the information for a while now but hasn't pursued it. Finally, with Dani's prodding, he made the leap.

I was surprised by Peter's reaction. He was so upset to find out that his mother was dead and his father had given him up. I suppose that wasn't the story he'd had in his head but what did he expect? His father was a teenager at the time and did the best he could. I would hope that Peter would find some comfort in simply having answers.

Ethan was still snarking at Peter over stealing Dani. I've never been a big fan of Dani and Peter together but Curtis was right. Ethan was being petty and immature. It's time to accept that these two are a couple and move on.

A couple more side notes: did anyone else notice that they seemed to show more detail from this autopsy than they have in previous ones? It was both gross and fascinating at the same time.

Watching everyone examine the body while wearing their winter jackets was amusing... and then I realized that Megan has my red jacket. Or I have hers, depending how you look at it.

Curtis and Ethan were once again the much needed comic relief. Ethan calling their renactment of the crime "cuddle time" and Curtis threatening to create a whole new crime scene was definitely a highlight.

This episode of Body of Proof was one of my favorites from this season. Where does it rank for you?

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Whoa! Tried to vote for my favorite shows, plural, but just Missing registered. I wanted to vote for Body of Proof, also. Fine cast, intriguing mysteries. A different take on the usual forensic evidence gig. Please keep it--I miss it! Keep looking for it--didn't notice that we'd seen the finale!


Who is Tommie Mac? This show is a wonderful, funny place to be once a week. Dana Delaney's character is perfect for her and her costars are individually well rounded and worth getting to know. Anyone know how we can let the network know that this is a quality show with devoted viewers and this is one that should be picked up for a full season...or more.


It was NPH - normal pressure it - I think it may be what my father is suffering from!


I love this episode as well as all the others! I DO NOT hope this show gets cancelled. I think Tommy Macs comment was a bit much. I understand its your opinion, but come on really? Grow up!


Dors any one know what they ended up diagnosing Henry with? The actuall disease he had? Thanks


Does anyone who played Maria in this episode?


I love this show!
This one dealing with Henry was so sad and I can relate to it.
Our Grandpa had Alzheimer.
I hope they do not cancel this show.


I definitely enjoyed seeing Dana Delaney and Robert Picardo onscreen together again. I was also a big "China Beach" fan. It was probably one of his finest performances I've seen. It would've been nice to get at least one scene between Picardo and Jeri Ryan as a nod to all their great work together on "Star Trek: Voyager" too. It seems like Bud and Megan have cultivated more mutual respect which aids the cases more.


Loved this episode as I do most of them I so hope they don't cancel this show. Being severely disappointed as one comment said is so over the top. WTF it's a tv show not reality


I was severely disappointed with the dialogue as Megan was about to enter the restaurant freezer for the first time. Peter warned her that is was cold in there and her response was, "Haven't you heard? I'm cold blooded." For a pathologist to imply that a cold blooded animal can thrive in a cold environment is an insult to viewers. Couple that with the constant CGI-ing of Philadelphia to Hollywood standards, which I've been tolerating, and this show is now off my DVR. I really hope this show gets cancelled.

Body of Proof Season 2 Episode 14 Quotes

It's a match. This meat tenderizer is guilty.


Haven't you heard, I'm cold blooded.