Body of Proof

Season 1 Episode 9

Broken Home

Aired Tuesday 10:00 PM May 17, 2011 on ABC
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Episode Summary

Megan suspects foul play when a young socialite dies, even though she had a terminal illness. The investigation means the funeral is halted but it doesn't help that the body was embalmed before the autopsy leaving few clues for the team. The investigation is then interrupted by Kate's personal life. Lacey thinks her parents might be getting back together.moreless

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  • Season finale?

    I just don't understand how this is a season finale. Nothing new happened, no cliffhanger, nothing. The case was dull and so soo predictable (the first bad guy is NEVER the killer, it's always the nicest person of the lot), and I didn't like Megan making a fool of herself while saying "my husband" instead of "my ex". I would also be pissed I my ex slept with my boss, doesn't mean the boundaries have to be crossed.moreless
  • Good episode!

    It's easy to criticise this episode because there was no real cliffhanger as a season finale, but its also possible to look at this as a sland-alone episode, and in that erespect, it was flawless!

    The storyline was highly interesting and this case has to be one of my absolute favourites that this progaramme has ever come up with.

    All up, this was a very good episode, and I really loved it! Unpredictable and entertaining! Keep it up!!! :)moreless
  • A descent finale that excelled in being standard.

    The case of a socialite being murdered took a while to start up. It was no surprise that she didn't commit suicide and it took an awful long time before that was over with. Still, rich families are a wonderful setting to have a murder mystery take place in. The mother who only cares about her image, the black sheep of the family and the forbidden love with a poor boy. Everything was pulled out to keep the mystery going on and honestly, all of it was entertaining enough. The amount of stories that came from it kept the edge to this filler episode. You had all the suspects and it was a simple guessing game. Of course the real motive didn't come until the very end.

    I don't know how hard it is to be a medical examiner but Body Of Proof has the flaw that it can only work with bodies. That's why it took some huge indiscretions from the main character, who is either very lazy at her job or just doesn't have a clue how to do a full examination, to serve as plot points. Then there was the private stuff, right out of a Desperate Housewives episode. (Get it, DH?) It was actually quite dull. It seems every lone wolf detective lead has a kid to take care of and the problem of your boss sleeping with your ex isn't all too thrilling either. It actually felt like the main character was just whining the entire team. Not very smart.moreless
Jill Eikenberry

Jill Eikenberry

Lillian Parkson

Guest Star

Jo Armeniox

Jo Armeniox

Sara Parkson

Guest Star

Eric Sheffer Stevens

Eric Sheffer Stevens

Bill Parkson

Guest Star

Jeffrey Nordling

Jeffrey Nordling

Todd Fleming

Recurring Role

Mary Matilyn Mouser

Mary Matilyn Mouser

Lacey Fleming

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (1)

    • Peter Dunlop: Funny thing... you always go straight to the bodies.
      Dr. Megan Hunt: What are you talking about?
      Peter Dunlop: Whenever something is bothering you, this is where you're drawn for solace, to the dead.
      Dr. Megan Hunt: Maybe because they don't make annoying observations.

  • NOTES (3)

    • Although credited, John Carroll Lynch (Detective Bud Morris) does not appear in this episode.

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Italy: March 15, 2011 on Fox Life
      Canada: May 17, 2011 on Citytv
      United Kingdom: September 13, 2011 on Alibi
      Germany: October 19, 2011 on ProSieben
      Sweden: November 30, 2011 on Kanal 5
      Finland: February 15, 2012 on Nelonen
      Norway: February 19, 2012 on TVNorge
      Czech Republic: October 29, 2012 on T1
      Slovakia: March 3, 2013 on JOJ

    • Acknowledgement: With grateful acknowledgement to the State of Rhode Island and Steven Feinberg, Rhode Island Film and Television Office.


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