Body of Proof Review: With Grief, Anything is Possible

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Dr. Megan Hunt has always been a complicated woman, but in "Eye for an Eye" we found out a little more about how she ended up that way. 

When Joan decided to sell the family home, Megan was once again forced to face her father's suicide. The funny thing was, it appeared that Joan was the one who had kept her daughter from ever looking at it too closely. In order to protect Megan, she banished all of her father's belongings and even hid his suicide letter from authorities.

Megan's Revelation

The problem was, there's no way to protect someone from grief and all that goes with it. 

Where Joan was obviously still quite angry with her late husband, to the point of calling him a coward for leaving them, Megan was unendingly curious. Something Joan was quick to write off as a daughter's unwillingness to see her father's flaws as she told Megan in this Body of Proof quote

Joan: I think you should stop living under the assumption that there's an answer to every question. | permalink

But that's who Megan is. She's a scientist. She's not satisfied until she finds the answer and there were things about her father's suicide that didn't make sense. 

That suicide note was certainly one of them. It was very strange and impersonal. Now that she has the means to obtain some answers I don't blame her for trying to find them. If she's wrong, Megan can finally let her father rest in peace but if she's right…there could be a 40-year old murder to solve.

I liked that she trusted Tommy enough to ask him for help and knew him well enough to be assured that he'd bend the rules to do it.  

Considering Tommy's run through of the different rooms they'd christened in her old home back in the day, it seemed these two had quite a history. I hope we get more details of their hot and heavy romance in the near future.

I loved that Megan sought help from a therapist. It's been a long time coming, but I hated that he turned out to be our murderer…for her sake. Megan could use someone to help her work through the grief and anger that's boiled just under the surface for so many years.

That said, Henry Ian Cusick did an amazing job in the role of Trent Marsh. I was in turns impressed, sympathetic and completely creeped out by the therapist/grieving husband/diabolical murderer. I can only hope he will return later in the season. I'd love to see more of him and this twisted, complex story.

This was easily one of the best episodes of the series, giving us insight into Megan's psyche while entertaining us with one of the most wickedly engrossing murder mysterious on TV.  I look forward to more Body of Proof season 3

Review

Editor Rating: 4.7 / 5.0
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    I agree in terms of Megan seeking help. I was finally glad about that. The murder mystery was boring and obvious. But, it was very obvious from Trent Marsh's first appearance that he was the killer. I had already concluded that he was the connection between the grieving father and the wife.
    For me, Body of Proof has not been strong in their murder mystery this season, but their characters are clearly developing. And I watch this season mostly for that.

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    I really enjoyed this episode and agree with Christine, that it's high time Megan got help with her anger. Too bad she picked a loser! I've enjoyed the UST between Megan and Tommy so far and I think that this new commitment to investigating her dad's death will surely up the ante in their relationship. Overall, the show is much meatier than it was last season.

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    It's about time they decided to give us more details about Megan's father's suicide, if that's what it was. I'm OK either way. If it's suicide than that's something she'll have to deal with and if not, we get a great murder mystery. I only wish they'd given us this story sooner.




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