Body of Proof Review: Who Suspects a Missing Brain?

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It was hard to believe that Body of Proof could ramp up more tension than last week's conclusion to the two-parter but "Mind Games" took Megan Hunt and her team to a whole new level.

It wasn't hard to believe that Megan's first case led to convicting a serial killer. She's always been an overachiever so why start out slow. And what a gruesome case it was.

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I didn't realize you could remove someone's entire brain through their nasal cavity. I still wish I didn't know. That is utterly disgusting but makes for a a compelling serial killer.

How many killer's mutilate their victims with a hook? It's certainly an underused weapon of choice. And, as Ethan said in one of the night's most memorable Body of Proof quotes ...

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Wilson Polley killed the women who either dumped him or turned him down. That there were only three on his list was the real surprise. He seemed like such a charmer.  Were there really only three that didn't succumb to his advances?

Speaking of charming, why do people send serial killer's fan mail? Where most of us are smart enough to run in the opposite direction, there are weirdos who want to get close to these psychopaths. There should really be some sort of watch list for these budding crazies.

The murder that reopened this case was really sad. The fact that she was killed the same way as her mother was horrible. That she was pledging some stupid sorority that drew circles on her non-existent body fat or made her run around commando for a week to get in was truly pathetic. Who would be a part of such nonsense other than bullies and girls with low self esteem? Sounds like a fun club.

But back to the case. Megan was certainly feeling the pressure. Kate automatically thought that Megan made a mistake because it had been her first case and that really got her riled up. Megan Hunt doesn't play to lose.

Her fight with Peter over Lacy was silly but predictable. Megan was already stressed and scared. She had to take it out on somebody and Peter was handy.

The one thing I missed in this episode was Curtis. I felt as though we hardly saw the big guy and I missed his humor and his giant teddy bear affection.

The moment I saw that Megan was alone in the office I knew Wilson was coming back for her. I also figured that he'd try to remove her brain while she was still alive. He had years of built up rage towards Megan so it made sense that he'd be extra cruel.

I wondered why Peter came back to look for Megan. Was he feeling guilty for being harsh with her before the party and did he think she wasn't coming because of him?

I loved the end where Megan shot Wilson and Peter threw him over the balcony. I don't blame Peter one bit. That man was evil and managed to find a way to kill even while in prison. 

As Peter's life hangs in the balance, so does the show. Body of Proof has yet to be picked up for a third season and with it's ratings I'd say it has a 50/50 shot at it. If you're a fan you might want to contact ABC and let them know you'd like to see more Body of Proof.

If it does come back, do you think Peter will survive? My hope is that he does and he and Megan grow closer but we'll have to cross our fingers and wait and see. 

Review

Editor Rating: 4.6 / 5.0
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    Please DO NOT CANCEL this series!!! It is so much better than all of those reality shows and mindless comedies. The ensemble is terrific - the characters all have their own personalities and work so very well together. It has a great story to tell and does so very well. It took a while to get a personality for each of the major characters but they are now well developed and should be allowed to continue to teach and entertain us. Dana Delaney is wonderful! THe hour is late and maybe a lot of people record it and then watch - but it is entertaining, has a good premise, and gets you emotionally involved. Please reconsider this cancellation and consider eliminating some of the more repetitive truly silly comedies and reality shows. Thank you.

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    Please do not cancel Body of Proof..Love, love, love that show. Hang on Peter!

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    PLEASE do not cancel Body of Proof. I love this show and I am so tired of all the drivel on "reality" shows. Dana Delaney is wonderful and the rest of the cast are great as well.

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    Oh come on, do not cancel this show! I love this show and all the characters, you can't cancel. Besides, how the heck are we suppose to know what happens to Peter, and what kinda gift did Henry get the baby???? And is it a girl or a boy, come on, give us a break here!!! Are you listening, people are speaking here! This show is a mixture of it all, and I love it.

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    I am a retired physician/Medical Examiner. I usually enjoy this show and have watched most episodes.. This last one: "Mind Games"...was so preposterous it was almost funny. Give me a break ! Did anyone else recognized the parody of "Silence of the Lambs"...and, sure, this criminal , serial killer snuck out of jail and then back in... HA ! Bad writing... Bad , Bad bad...and sentimental soppy... A soap opera at best. Goodby and good ridence....

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    I move to the USA long ago and loved to watch TV series, until I found out how disrespectful companies are about the viewers, the ONES WHO WATCH THE SHOWS. They cancel shows without giving the writers/actors/producers a chance to wrap-it-up. (Quantum Leap?) I am very selective and watch only four shows (Ghost Whisperer is over): The Mentalist, Body of Proof, Castle & Psych.

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    This show is one of the best on TV. Yes, there are too many unanswered questions for ABC to cancel it. We do not need more "reality" showsor teenie bopper shows. I will be very disappointed if this is canceled and some mindless pap takes its place. Just wish they would tone down Megan's character a little as she has a tendency to be overwhelmingly annoying at times. Love the rest of the cast, especially Curtis and Peter

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    There has to be a season 3, I love this show, and Dana is amazing.... Please please renew it.

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    We were very disappointed to hear the show was canceled. Say it ain't so--It really is the most enjoyable crime show on tv,funny and smart,with good acting and sympathetic,interesting characters. I guess those characteristics do not make for popularity? Too bad for us.

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    PLEASE DO NOT CANCEL BODY OF PROOF. THIS SHOW HAS BEEN AMAZING EVERYTIME I WATCH IT. MY GRANDMOTHER AND I WATCH IT EVERY NIGHT. THIS SHOW IS JUST TOO GOOD 2 B CANCELED. I WANT TO KNOW WHAT HAPPENS TO PETER. DOES ADLEN PROPOSE TO MEGAN? IS BUD'S BABY A BOY OR A GIRL? DONT CANCEL IT WHILE THERE IS TOO MANY QUESTIONS TO ANSWER!