The latest episode of "Body of Proof" aired last night on ABC. Hmm.
Megan Hunt is a great character. And she's a take no prisoners type person. That can be good.
Last night, I'm not sure it was.
She destroyed Ethan.
When Megan destroys someone on her own level or higher, that's fine and I think we root for her to tell of the pompous politician or police officer. But when she's tearing into Ethan -- tearing like we've never seen her tear into anyone -- I think there's a problem.
Lily Tomlin talked about Ernestine on a TV thing, it may have been that Laugh In reunion a few years back. But she was talking about how she had to fight to protect Ernestine's integrity because when Ernestine was taking on J. Edgar Hoover, it worked but when they've got her talking to Joe Namath, the character's been squandered and reduced.
Ethan was in the wrong and had been throughout. But I would recommend that they don't go there again.
It didn't make me stop liking Megan but it did take me out of the episode. And it was a good episode and I was enjoying it. Then that happens and I'm suddenly sitting there thinking, "What are they going for with this scene?"
Megan's mother, the judge, let a woman go. The next day the woman was killed.
People were angry because they believed the woman had killed her own baby and that Megan's mother let her go when she should have stayed in jail.
Ethan was piping off all this Nancy Grace type nonsense. (And they had a woman on playing a Nancy Grace type.)
When he did that -- when the dead woman was their case -- Kate should have stepped in. The call out should have taken place then but it didn't.
Ethan made mistakes. Apparently basic mistakes. (If so, sorry to tell the writers, but they really didn't establish that to the viewers.)
So the Judge was up for re-election. But had no opponent.
But due to the Nancy Grace coverage, she lost.
My other problem with the episode was the murder.
Who killed the woman?
And that was obvious in her first scene. And she only had two or three scenes.
Going out with C.I.'s "Iraq snapshot:"