“Body of Proof” (2011)

Creators: Christopher Murphey

Cast: Dana Delany (Dr. Megan Hunt), Jeri Ryan (Dr. Kate Murphy), John Carroll Lynch (Detective Bud Morris), Nicholas Bishop (Peter Dunlop), Sonja Sohn (Detective Samantha Baker), Geoffrey Arend (Dr. Ethan Gross), Windell Middlebrooks (Dr. Curtis Brumfield), Terry Serpico (Ray Easton), Aaron Tveit (Skip), Sean Cullen (Daniel Robinson), Daniel Sauli (Mike Applebee), Sarah Botsfod (Louisa Armstrong)

Genres: Crime, Drama
Aired: March 29, 2011 – May 28, 2013
Running time: 42 minutes

Only the episode starring Aaron is featured.

Having lost her medical license in the aftermath of a family tragedy, Megan Hunt M.D. joined the medical examiners and proved herself a forensic genius. Yet even diplomatic police partner Pete Dunlop 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.




2.04 — “Point of Origin”
Director: Nathan Hope
Writer: Bryan Oh
Original air date: October 18, 2011

Peter stumbles upon a house fire in progress before the fire department arrives and is able to rescue a young woman. When Megan goes to the scene of the fire, she discovers that there is another victim who perished in the fire. This dismays Peter, who didn’t know there was someone else in the house and now has a personal attachment to this case. As Megan begins her investigation, she is usurped by veteran arson investigator, Ray Easton, and his young colleague, Skip, who challenge her at every step. When Megan complains to her boss, Kate wryly remarks that people usually find Megan impossible to work with, and the tension between the two women heats up.


• Because of the late start of the first season, only nine out of the filmed thirteen episodes were aired. The back episodes aired in the fall 2011 season, including Aaron’s “Point of Origin.”


2.04 — “Point of Origin”
Ethan Gross: I’ve got Mike Applebee’s dental records. And I just got off the phone with Peter.
Bud Morris: How is he?
Ethan Gross: This guy goes into a burning house, the ceiling collapses on him, and all he gets is a bruised shoulder. I mean, it’s like he’s made out of adamantium.
[silence from Megan Hunt and and Bud Morris]
Ethan Gross: Like Wolverine. From the X-Men.
Bud Morris: [shakes head]
Ethan Gross: You gotta go to the movies.

Curtis Brumfield: You know, relationships are hard. Especially when it involves three people, and two of them have issues.
Megan Hunt: And, suddenly, we’re not talking about the Applebee’s anymore. What is on your mind, Curtis?
Curtis Brumfield: I want you to know that 99.9% of the time, when it comes to you, I’m gonna side with Kate. But on her decision to date your ex, I think she’s wrong. Like Michael-Jordan-playing-baseball kind of wrong.
Megan Hunt: Wow. We actually agree on something… 00.1% of the time.

Ray Easton: Hey, hey, hey, hey, hey. You are aware this is an active fire scene, right?
Megan Hunt: Active? You’ve been here ten hours. You haven’t even left the kitchen.
Ray Easton: Well, collecting fire evidence is a little like being on a first date. Move too fast, you’re liable to get slapped in the face.
Megan Hunt: A-hah-hah-hah-hah… You’re in no danger of that.
Skip: Ray just wants it done right so he can fire Geraldine.
Megan Hunt: Who is Geraldine?
Skip: Show her the picture, Ray!
Ray Easton: [scoffs] You’re going to love this. [shows picture on cell phone] Meet Geraldine, my cannon.
Megan Hunt: [incredulous look]
Ray Easton: I know, but when I close a case, I like to light ‘er up to celebrate. She’s smaller than a breadbox, but she packs one hell of a wallop.
Megan Hunt: Well, some people think size doesn’t matter.

Megan Hunt: Let me guess — the ballet? I know that Todd’s firm has box seats at the Academy.
Kate Murphy: Actually, we’re going to a gallery opening.
Megan Hunt: He… can be charming.
Kate Murphy: Todd is a good man.
Megan Hunt: Let’s just… leave it at charming.

Ray Easton: That was her mistake; she trusted you.
Megan Hunt: And I made the same mistake.


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