"Committed " was creepy on so many levels, it's hard to know where to begin.
From the bed check in the mental hospital to Tommy and Megan's interviews with the patients, the entire scene was downright eerie. Even scarier was that Darby appeared to be the only sane person in the bunch.
At first I was taken in by her story as much as Megan, but Tommy's voice of reason rang in my head. The girl was a mental patient. As sincere as she sounded, it could have all been a well rehearsed lie or just a crazy story she believed to be true.
About half way through I began to wonder if Darby had actually murdered her little sister... and it was sort of sickening to realize I was right. Darby turned out to be a sociopath who hated her baby sister because she seemingly got all of the attention.
The ease with which the girl slipped from innocent victim to monstrous murderer was terrifying. Even more menacing was what she could have done to Lacy while the two were alone.
Darby's biggest mistake was pissing off Megan. As much as Megan hates being wrong, she hates being used even more. I had no doubt she would have shot Darby in the street if the girl had moved.
The investigation could have been labeled The Tommy and Megan Show as these two bantered back and forth as they searched for their killer. Despite the macabre setting, there exchanges such as in this Body of Proof quote made me smile…
Megan: Yeah, OK. You're right.
Tommy: Say that again. I want to use it for my ringtone. | permalink
Riley definitely knew exactly what she was doing when she cornered Megan in the bathroom. She told Megan about her and Tommy's one date in the hopes of stirring up trouble. I suddenly really disliked that girl.
Tommy and Megan make such a fun couple that it was heartbreaking to see her turn him away. How many times can she do that before he's gone for good?
But Megan has a lot on her plate right now with her doubts about her father's suicide. It was hard to tell if Joan was simply that upset by the thought of her late husband's body being exhumed or if she actually has something to hide. I got the feeling she still hasn't told Megan the whole truth about her father's death.
When Megan asked Charlie for help, his response was just what she needed to hear…
Charlie: I trust your instincts. You tell me something's off and I'll believe you. | permalink
With everyone telling her that her speculations were far fetched, Megan once again felt like the little girl to whom no one was listening. It was nice to have someone she respected validate her feelings, messy though they may be.
The one thing I have grown tired of is Kate threatening to fire Megan every other episode. When Kate isn't focused on her career in politics, she's playing the mean boss looking to impede Megan's investigations. The character is fast becoming repetitive and boring.
Do you think Tommy and Megan still have a chance? Will Charlie help her continue the investigation into her father's suicide? And am I reading Joan wrong or is she hiding something? So many questions left unanswered until our next Body of Proof.
C. Orlando is a TV Fanatic Staff Writer. Follow her on Twitter.Tags: Body of Proof, Reviews