Body of Proof

Season 1 Episode 4

Talking Heads

Aired Tuesday 10:00 PM Apr 12, 2011 on ABC
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Episode Summary

Megan and her team must piece a victim back together when body parts turn up in a back alley. Lacey gets Megan's reluctant permission to film her at work for her school video essay project which in turn has a profound effect on Lacey's view of her mother.moreless

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  • A beautiful message: everyone that crosses our path has something to teach us if we are open to it.

    This was easily my favorite episode so far. I loved the Lacey / Megan interactions. Lacey's visit to mom's workplace to make a video essay for school made for a light-hearted day at the lab with Lacey trying to convince each interviewee to break her mom's rules and show her something 'interesting.'

    Ethan finally made Megan understand that only shows her daughter the parts of herself she wants her to see. What followed when Megan showed Lacey the hand was beautiful. I loved the end when Lacey said she was proud to be Megan's daughter. I'm not a parent, but I can't imagine too many things that would touch a parent's heart more than that.

    As far as the case goes, I figured it out right away. I even had the motive right!! It was one of those Monk "He's the guy" moments that almost never happens.

    I've taken to this show quickly and I hope it's not of these 8-12 episode and done projects that seem to so often be the case these days. Dana Delany is a pleasure to watch and I love her character.

    The message that every life has a story to tell and it's their job to tell it is a beautiful job description.moreless
  • A very nice instalment with one of the most beautiful scenes thus far that shows just how talented Dana Delany is.

    Another very nice instalment of Body of Proof. The writers find another way to give the show a nice comic edge with Lacey coming to the office to get research for a project. By convincing the men of the office to break her mother's rules about what can be seen and what cant be seen we get some very nice comic scenes. We also have a beautiful sequence in which Megan tells Lacey about the meaning behind her job and mother and daughter have their first connection.

    Also a very nice mystery this week with plenty of nice twists and turns. Would have to say the best mystery so far accept that too many people got accused of the murder before the final killer is revealed but I suppose that just adds to the drama of this illusive figure.

    Loved the final scene that closed the episode in which Megan sees her daughters class video. A very moving scene that really will help set this show apart. It was a defining moment for the mother and daughter's relationship and just shows how heartfelt a series like this can be. Had to change my rating to 10 out of 10 cause I just felt this episode had so much to offer. :)moreless
Tom Pelphrey

Tom Pelphrey

Dean Avery

Guest Star

Abigail Hawk

Abigail Hawk

Jenny Avery

Guest Star

Pun Bandhu

Pun Bandhu

James Ling

Guest Star

Mary Matilyn Mouser

Mary Matilyn Mouser

Lacey Fleming

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

    • The motto of the lab is Hic locus est ubi mors gaudet succurrere vitae, which means "This is the place where death rejoices to teach the living".

  • QUOTES (2)

    • Dr. Kate Murphey: Your daughter's a lot like you.
      Dr. Megan Hunt: Is that good or bad?
      Dr. Kate Murphey: Amusing.

    • Dr. Megan Hunt: (to Lacey) We do a lot of different things here but they all have the same goal. To find out what happened so that a family can mourn, so that the right person is held accountable. They're not just dead bodies to us, Lace, they're the stories of a life and it's our job to tell it.

  • NOTES (3)

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

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Italy: March 1, 2011 on Fox Life
      Canada: April 12, 2011 on Citytv
      United Kingdom: August 9, 2011 on Alibi
      Germany: September 14, 2011 on ProSieben
      Finland: January 11, 2012 on Nelonen
      Norway: January 15, 2012 on TVNorge
      Czech Republic: October 1, 2012 on T1
      Slovakia: February 17, 2013 on JOJ

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