Wednesday, February 22, 2012
Body of Proof
"Body of Proof" airs Tuesday nights on ABC. I didn't notice until this episode that Joanna Cassidy's name is in the opening credits. She's played the mother of Megan (Dana Delaney) since last season (the first) but she's been billed as a guest star after the opening credits. She's in three of my favorite movies: "The Late Show," "Who Framed Roger Rabbit?" and "Blade Runner."
If you missed it, she did the right thing in a case, was demonized by the press for it and lost her re-election bid as a judge. So now she's working on her resume and computer skills. (I would think judges would have good benefits packages. Guess I was wrong there.)
So she, Megan and Lacey (Megan's daughter) are going to NYC for a family weekend. But Megan gets called into work. Bud and Sam didn't have as much to do but that's probably in part because Megan had a date. Peter found the exchange Megan and her caller (he showed up at her work -- he thought they'd spoken online but Lacey was on her mother's computer and showed a Facebook like account to her grandmother and they replied as Megan) amusing. That's really all he had to do.
The case was a killer whose victims included a woman who'd been buried in a house wall months ago.
But the real point of the show was some 'big whigs' had their daughter pass away. From drugs. And Kate was asked to humor them and did. She told them they would keep the news private as the parents wanted.
But the cocaine? It was cut with some animal drug and causing injuries so Kate had to put out a pubic alert. When she announced it, the press asked a question or two including if it was true that the daughter of so-and-so had died from the drug?
Kate said "no comment."
Enter the menace. I have no idea who the woman was, she wasn't the mayor. But she shows up and Kate says she said "No comment." That's not good enough for this woman who tells Kate she's demoted and no longer running the coroner's office.
She puts Curtis in charge.
I really don't like that.
But maybe it won't be forever. Megan wanted to call the mayor to complain.
And that wasn't anything against Curtis, for her.
For me, it is. Curtis has enough stress. That was dealt with already in an episode where he talked about his eating problems.
I don't see how a tense situation like this helps him. And he's already snapping at Ethan. (He always snaps at Ethan but usually there's a level or play to it. This was just "DO IT!" type snapping.)
Going out with C.I.'s "Iraq snapshot:"