Body of Proof Review: Outbreak!

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Oh, Dani. Just when I'd begun to like you, you're gone. It's been two weeks since the last Body of Proof  and "Going Viral Part I" came roaring back with a vengeance.

After seeing the previews I knew that Dani would be one of those to fall ill and I figured she had a 50/50 chance of surviving. What I didn't see coming was her getting slammed by an SUV in the first five minutes and dying in Peter's arms. I literally flinched when the vehicle hit her.

Luke Perry on Body of Proof

Peter spent most of the episode coming to realize how little he knew about his girlfriend. We all have things we hold back in relationships. Unfortunately, Peter always seemed to want something more casual and, although Dani may have started off that way, her feelings were growing more serious as the weeks past.

Peter was obviously suffering from shock and grief mixed with some guilt over knowing so little about the woman he was sleeping with.

All of this took place while an outbreak was spreading through the city.  As Bud said in one of the Body of Proof quotes:

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No kidding. Between the decontamination showers, the cozy gray jammies and the airtight biohazard suits, the whole thing ranged from uncomfortable to downright scary.

I couldn't understand Megan's annoyance at Kate having called in the CDC. When that many bodies pile up from an illness, I'd think the CDC would be high on the list of phone calls.

I didn't mind CDC Officer Charlie Stafford - played by Luke Perry - but I don't know that he added enough to the story besides someone for Megan to play off of. And the FBI came across as amateurish when they wanted fast answers over accurate ones.

As much as Ethan looked like a dork in that taped up contamination suit, I couldn't blame him. When you're watching people suffer and die while bleeding from their eyes and mouth, I'd be reaching for some extra tape too.

As Bud sent his wife to her sister's, Megan was on the phone with Lacy. I was happy to see that Lacy's diabetes will be an ongoing part of the story, as Megan asked her how much insulin she had on hand if she were unable to get home. I do hope we get to see that storyline played out in greater detail in the future.

As the hour ended it became obvious that Kate's needle stick would come back to haunt her. Now we have a set up for an impressive conclusion to our two-parter. With one of their own already dead, another with her life hanging in the balance and a madman spreading his contaminated blood throughout the city, the clock is ticking. Who will live and who will die on next week's Body of Proof?


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C. Orlando is a TV Fanatic Staff Writer. Follow her on Twitter.


I liked the series better last year. Now they're getting too much into the personal lives and it's turning into a soap opera. Just solve crimes, please.


totally didn't see her getting mowed down by the excursion. had to rewind that scene a couple times it happened so fast. hope they don't kill off Kate. just when they started giving Dani some good story lines they run her down with a 4ton truck.


I found this episode hard to take seriously. How a Dr would keep her possible infection secret instead of telling a CDC doctor who is availble to treat her exposure immediately comes across as not plausible. Also, why make the FBI agent more inept than the Die Hard Agent Johnson & Agent Johnson (no relation). Cliche # 3, once you break out the rubber air tight suits you can automatically start the timer on number of potential breaches before the actual breach.


This episode kept my interest and the plot line wasn't 1=1=2. I liked it and hopefully the second part will be just as well written and delivered. I agree with the OP, was looking for more from Luke Perry character. Maybe that will come in the second part (I hope).

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Double negative..... They whack the hottest babe on the show ..... And for you basic cablers , that watch a boatload of network tv, your attention span skills are challenged with a 2 parter. Too funny !


Yes, the first 5 minutes was very tense... But now they kill Nathalie Kelley's Dani = not watching anymore... Too bad.


Sounds like an amazing and heartbreaking episode cant wait

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