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Body of Proof Review: Evil Genius

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Body of Proof concluded its two-part premiere with enough twists and turns to keep me guessing until the very end of "Abducted - Part 2."

Megan Hunt's snarky disposition made avoiding her coworkers questions about her odd behavior easy, at least for a while. She simply bit their heads off whenever they asked her something. For someone else that might have sent up a red flag, but for Megan's colleagues it was just another day in the morgue.

Can Megan Trust Tommy?

That was, until she lied to Tommy. The short walk Megan took as she approached that girl's body was enough to make my stomach churn. The tension was well played, considering I never really believed it was Lacey. 

But when Megan blew off the detectives' questions and lied about the time of death, Tommy immediately knew something was up.  

Tommy might have driven Megan crazy but he also seemed to know just when and how to push as he admitted in this Body of Proof quote

 I've probably got more patience for you than any other man in the world but right now I'm running out of it. | permalink

I'm desperately hoping we get to learn more about the history between these two characters. With these kind of sparks happening 20 years later, there story must be good.

Hopefully just as good as the serial killer story which kept throwing in twists that I didn't see coming. As if bombs inside of human bodies weren't scary enough, how about a human being looking forward to being the one to go boom?

I was shocked when Karl opened that van door. I didn't see that coming. And as horribly twisted as his logic was, it was truly disturbing to learn that over 6,000 veterans kill themselves every year. If that statistic is true, I find it incredibly disconcerting that we haven't heard more about something so alarming.

Yvonne's husband killed himself after returning from Afghanistan and apparently she lost her mind since it suddenly became okay to hack apart other soldiers and murder a 14-year old girl.

With Lacey being held by a crazed serial killer, Megan, Tommy, Adam and a group of cops so loyal to Tommy that they were willing to work off the grid and risk their jobs all raced to save her. But I think that Adam made the biggest sacrifice as he had to bail on his date…

Adam: Do you know who you just hung up on? A lingerie model. That's right, a lingerie model. This is her last night in town before she moves to Rio to teach a class on pole dancing. | permalink

You had to feel for the guy. That opportunity probably won't be coming around again any time soon.

As I kept expecting Tommy and his crew to swoop through the door, I was once again surprised to find out it wasn't going to happen any time soon. Yvonne and Karl had somehow managed to swap vans, ditch Megan's tracking device and Lacey's insulin.

At that point I had no doubt that Megan was going to pocket a scalpel and try to slash Yvonne's throat because that's how far a mother would go to protect her child. I almost wished she was able to do it. 

But Tommy's rescue was all the more satisfying when in the end it bought him a smile from Megan and an introduction to her daughter. I see great things ahead for these two.

A few side notes….

  • As much as I love the heels, perhaps a pair of flats might be more appropriate for the next bomb drop to a crazed serial killer.
  • Poor Ethan. The guy lasted longer than I thought he would before he cracked under the pressure.
  • Watching Kate flip flop over the case because she was concerned about covering her ass was more than a little disconcerting.

Are you looking forward to more Megan and Tommy this season? Any chance Megan will set a good example for her daughter and seek help of her own to deal with all the trauma in her life?  What are you hoping to see in this new season of Body of Proof?

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Well... they did say they would amp up the stories for this season.. hard to tell how it's working since all the ratings at the overstuffed hour of 10 on Tuesdays are down... Dana Delany is a first cousin of a close friend so I watch anyhing of hers regardless

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i like the new cast of BOP, but the story was a little too much. Not arguing - this is a reality for those poor vets who do not get the right help. But I don't think someone who has had their spleen removed and a foreign object implanted in them would be able to drive and get on a plane within 4 hrs of such major surgery. Also, to think that he and that nurse pulled off this whole thing alone, not too believable.
Next week preview appears to be dealing with demonic possession...I kinda wished they would get back to regular murder mysteries like the prior seasons.

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Jumping a board the Megan/Tommy (Mommy? lol) ship! Love Mark Valley in this role. Tommy and Megan seem believable (although what happened to the hottie yard designer she was dating last season?). Nice twist with the vet, although targeting others like himself was just heinous. As a nurse, I shudder to see the actions of Yvonne. What a disgrace! Kate - well, her actions were believable. Still, Jeri Ryan always brings dignity and class to a role, so I gave her the benefit of the doubt!

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Sadly, the stat on veteran suicide IS real. I think this worked to make Karl a more sympathetic character. It's much harder to condemn him when he really does have a good point; you can only condemn how he chooses to act on it. Killing more people, innocent ones, isn't the right way to get attention, but you can't really fault him for being frustrated and wanting to draw attention to the problem. Outstanding, emotional-roller-coaster-ride of an episode all around.

Body of Proof Season 3 Episode 2 Quotes

What happened? Did somebody tell you you should cover your ass?

Megan

You took the victory lap on this, gave your press conference. If this case blows up you're the one who's going to get hurt.

D.A.