Body Of Proof (Day 186)

Okay – a little back ground on the Body Of Proof series. Taken from IMDB because I’m too OCD to try to tell you myself without giving something away.

Having lost her medical license in the aftermath of a family tragedy, Megan Hunt M.D. (Dana Delany) joined the medical examiners and proved herself a forensic genius. Yet even diplomatic police partner Pete Dunlop (Nicholas Bishop) can’t prevent her arrogant attitude and total disregard for any authority or social norm to cause grave aggravation all around. Still, as long as the perpetrators suffer most, the bulldozer approach pays off on the balance.
PIcture From Here.

In the finale of season one (called Broken Home) Megan finds out her boss is sleeping with her ex-husband. Megan’s daughter (Lacey – age 12) is talking to her more now – when she wouldn’t even say hello the beginning of the season. She stops a funeral of a girl because she figures out that someone is lying about how she died. It’s all very interesting. But what I’m supposed to be writing about is the series second season premier.(WARNING: Spoilers)

The episode is called “Love Thy Neighbor” and it aired on the 20th of September and it comes on ABC. Sometimes I just don’t have time to watch everything I want to. 🙂
The episode opens with a girl in the woods who is there to meet her boyfriend. They both snuck out of their house at 5am (seriously?) so they could “be together” when their moment was interrupted by a BMW flying off the embankment at them and running into a tree.

The scene cuts to her meeting Lacey to take her to school at her ex husbands house and she greets both of them – and her boss (Kate) walks out the door and by her, saying hello and moving on. She really doesn’t care about Megan’s feelings AT ALL – at least in my opinion. Her daughter makes the remark that studying at the house is hard because of  the noise – of the tv down stairs. Then back to the BMW guy – Megan notices that the man driving the car didn’t turn his face away from the air bag which meant he was unconscious and that there was mud on his shoes but not on the brake or gas pedal. I would have never noticed that! After interviewing the wife – Megan takes a look around the neighborhood. Everyone looks suspicious.

I won’t go into detail with everything (yea for you).  Lacey is picked up from school by Kate because she’s sick without Megan knowing. Megan and Pete also find out that the driver of the BMW didn’t get along to well with his neighbors. One of them has a kinky fetish – some of her items match fibers found on the BMW driver. Odd thing – her husband set up the BMW driver and his wife to have an affair (who DOES that?).

Turns out the whole cul-de-sac is in on this “wife swapping” thing – swingers. THE WHOLE NEIGHBORHOOD. One guy’s wife left him and took their kids because he realized he loved one of the other women. One of the women in the group (they call it a sisterhood) is trying to sell the others pieces of a time share that turns out to be a money pit. It’s a condo built on top of a land fill in the Bermuda Triangle. Who wouldn’t look into something before they gave someone money?

Megan figures out that something in the air is poising the entire neighborhood. She found evidence of it in the brain of the BMW guy. So they go looking. The guy who lost his wife and kids (and his job) was cooking meth. The BMW guy saw him, so he killed him. Long story short anyway. He said he did it because he didn’t want anything else taken away from him (ie: his income from the meth making). Also – Megan’s daughter lied about being sick so she could get out of a science test. She didn’t want to fail and disappoint her mother. I never did that in school!!

The end.

Not the most riveting season opener ever but it was good. Megan was hit in the face with her ex husband sleeping with her boss and her and her daughter are getting closer. In all seriousness – Megan and her husband divorced over five years ago. Get over it. The whole reason they divorced was because she was more focused on her work than on the family. She still is – kind of – but she’s letting go of being so work oriented as far as I can tell.

All in all – a good episode. Nothing new was learned though and nothing old was really resolved. I watched it on Hulu for free just now as I am watching the CW waiting on the premier of Hart Of Dixie. I love Rachael Bilson (even though I don’t really like Rachaels because of one in particular) but I love the Bilson!

Did/Do you watch Body Of Proof? What do you think about this show? I think it’s a good one for ABC – I just hope it gets better.

xo – S.J.

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