History Series / BodyOfProof

26th Mar '16 2:36:25 AM Morgenthaler
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* AloneWithThePsycho: Megan, in the second season finale.

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* %%* AloneWithThePsycho: Megan, in the second season finale.



* BerserkButton: Adoption for Peter, since [[spoiler: he was adopted himself.]]

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* %%* BerserkButton: Adoption for Peter, since [[spoiler: he was adopted himself.]]



* TheCoroner: The main character and pretty much everybody who works at the Medical Examiner's Office.
* DaChief: Kate Murphy, The Chief Medical Examiner, played by ''Jeri Ryan.''
** She is briefly sacked from the role, but reinstated.
* DeadpanSnarker: Megan Hunt.

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* %%* TheCoroner: The main character and pretty much everybody who works at the Medical Examiner's Office.
* %%* DaChief: Kate Murphy, The Chief Medical Examiner, played by ''Jeri Ryan.''
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'' She is briefly sacked from the role, but reinstated.
* %%* DeadpanSnarker: Megan Hunt.



* DrJerk: Megan again.

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* %%* DrJerk: Megan again.



* FieryRedhead: Megan.
* ForensicDrama

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* %%* FieryRedhead: Megan.
* *%% ForensicDrama



* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Megan for sure.
* {{Jerkass}}: Megan, full stop.

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* %%* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Megan for sure.
* %%* {{Jerkass}}: Megan, full stop.



** [[spoiler: Megan's father.]]

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** %%** [[spoiler: Megan's father.]]



* SherlockScan

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* %%* SherlockScan



* UnresolvedSexualTension: Somewhat between Megan and Peter.

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* %%* UnresolvedSexualTension: Somewhat between Megan and Peter.
26th Mar '16 2:05:04 AM Morgenthaler
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* KilledOffForReal: [[spoiler: Dani Alvarez.]]
** And in the 2rd season finale, [[spoiler: Peter.]]
22nd Mar '16 2:18:38 PM athalara
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Added DiffLines:

* AloneWithThePsycho: Megan, in the second season finale.
22nd Mar '16 2:05:39 PM athalara
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* ActorAllusion: Arriving at the victim's residence in ''Love Thy Neighbor'' Megan mentions she used to live in a cul-de-sac like this, and that there's more to the place than meets the eye. At the end she tells Ethan he couldn't handle a desperate housewife. Delany was on ''Series/DesperateHousewives.''



* CastingGag: Creator/ChristinaHendricks plays the love interest of ''Geoffrey Arend'''s character -- her husband.



* FollowTheLeader: Has been criticized as being a copy of ''Series/{{Bones}},'' ''Series/{{Castle}},'' or ''Series/{{House}},'' in that it has an overly blunt know-it-all medical examiner who has a partner of the opposite sex with some UnresolvedSexualTension.
** Or reaching further back for an even more direct example, ''Series/CrossingJordan,'' which even includes the AmateurSleuth element.
*** Reaching even ''further'' back, there's ''Series/{{Quincy}}.''
*** [[Film/FightClub Everything's a copy of a copy of a copy.]]



* PlayingAgainstType: If you are used to seeing ''Tim [=De=]Kay'' as the honest and good Peter Burke in ''Series/WhiteCollar,'' his turn as the creepy-ass religious fanatic father in 3x03 will give you a start.
** ''Jeri Ryan'''s Kate Murphy is pretty much a polar opposite of [[Series/StarTrekVoyager Seven of Nine.]] Subverted in that Ryan has played many roles as professional women.
22nd Mar '16 2:01:23 PM athalara
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* AmateurSleuth: Technically, she's only supposed to examine the bodies, not solve the crimes. But she doesn't care.

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* AmateurSleuth: Technically, she's Megan Hunt is only supposed to examine the bodies, not solve the crimes. But she doesn't care.



* DaChief: The Chief Medical Examiner, played by ''Jeri Ryan.''

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* DaChief: Kate Murphy, The Chief Medical Examiner, played by ''Jeri Ryan.''



* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler: In the second season finale, Peter was stabbed while protecting Megan from a crazy serial killer and died in her arms.]]



** And in the 3rd season [[spoiler: Peter.]]
* MissingMom: Megan was this to her daughter, since she worked 18 hour days.

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** And in the 3rd 2rd season finale, [[spoiler: Peter.]]
* MissingMom: Megan was this to her daughter, since she worked 18 hour days. After a lot of effort on her part, they got far better, to the point that [[spoiler: her daughter stays with her when her father, who had custody, left for a new job in California in season 3]]
* TheMissusAndTheEx: For a while during seasons 1 and 2, Megan's boss Kate was dating Megan's ex-husband, Todd Fleming.


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* OldFlame: In the third season, the new police detective Tommy Sullivan turns out to be an old flame of Megan. He claims he returned to Philadelphia to get her back. She wasn't very interested.


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* PutOnABus: Bud Morris, Samantha Baker and Peter Dunlop after the second season finale: [[spoiler: Bud took a leave of absence to take care of his new son; Samantha went to the FBI and Peter was killed (see Heroic Sacrifice above)]]
**Megan's ex-husband, Todd Fleming, also left to a new job in California.
20th Mar '16 4:48:09 PM aye_amber
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* {{Catchphrase}}: Curtis has a very particular way of saying: "Mmm-hmm."
* TheCoroner: The main character and pretty much everybody who works at the ME's Office.

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* {{Catchphrase}}: CatchPhrase: Curtis has a very particular way of saying: "Mmm-hmm."
* TheCoroner: The main character and pretty much everybody who works at the ME's Medical Examiner's Office.
20th Mar '16 4:43:53 PM aye_amber
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* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Megan for sure.



* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Megan for sure.
20th Mar '16 4:39:45 PM aye_amber
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* {{Fanservice}}: Hello, Creator/JeriRyan in 3x06, walking around in BlackBraAndPanties, after a hot hookup the previous night.

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* {{Fanservice}}: Hello, Creator/JeriRyan ''Jeri Ryan'' in 3x06, walking around in BlackBraAndPanties, after a hot hookup the previous night.
20th Mar '16 4:38:39 PM aye_amber
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[[caption-width-right:301:Megan Hunt examining one of her "patients."]]

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[[caption-width-right:301:Megan [[caption-width-right:301: Megan Hunt examining one of her "patients."]]"]]



Megan Hunt (Dana Delany) was a brilliant neurosurgeon until a car accident caused unknown neurological damage that makes her hands numb occasionally. After she accidentally killed a patient, she decided to switch jobs and become a medical examiner - because, after all, "I can't kill anybody if they're already dead."

Blunt and to the point, she has no problem in butting heads with not only the medical investigator Peter Dunlap and the Chief Medical Examiner Dr. Kate Murphy (Jeri Ryan), but also with the police detectives she helps. One consequence of her previous life as a workaholic, though, is her estrangement from her daughter and her striving to make up for the neglect she had in the past.

Not to be confused with the erotic thriller ''Film/BodyOfEvidence''.

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Megan Hunt (Dana Delany) (''Dana Delany'') was a brilliant neurosurgeon until a car accident caused unknown neurological damage that makes her hands numb occasionally. After she accidentally killed a patient, she decided to switch jobs and become a medical examiner - -- because, after all, "I can't kill anybody if they're already dead."

Blunt and to the point, she has no problem in butting heads with not only the medical investigator Peter Dunlap and the Chief Medical Examiner Dr. Kate Murphy (Jeri Ryan), (''Jeri Ryan''), but also with the police detectives she helps. One consequence of her previous life as a workaholic, though, is her estrangement from her daughter and her striving to make up for the neglect she had in the past.

Not to be confused with the erotic thriller ''Film/BodyOfEvidence''.
''Film/BodyOfEvidence.''



!!Tropes found in ''Body of Proof'':

* ActorAllusion: Arriving at the victim's residence in ''Love Thy Neighbor'' Megan mentions she used to live in a cul-de-sac like this, and that there's more to the place than meets the eye. At the end she tells Ethan he couldn't handle a desperate housewife. Delany was on ''Series/DesperateHousewives''.

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!!Tropes
!! Tropes
found in ''Body of Proof'':

Proof:''

* ActorAllusion: Arriving at the victim's residence in ''Love Thy Neighbor'' Megan mentions she used to live in a cul-de-sac like this, and that there's more to the place than meets the eye. At the end she tells Ethan he couldn't handle a desperate housewife. Delany was on ''Series/DesperateHousewives''.''Series/DesperateHousewives.''



* AmoralAttorney: The lawyer the victim was sleeping with in the first episode - and the victim herself before she had an accident falling down stairs which changed her.

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* AmoralAttorney: The lawyer the victim was sleeping with in the first episode - -- and the victim herself before she had an accident falling down stairs which changed her.



* BerserkButton: Adoption for Peter, since [[spoiler: he was adopted himself]].
* CaliforniaDoubling: Set in Philadelphia. Shot in California.
* CastingGag: Creator/ChristinaHendricks plays the love interest of Geoffrey Arend's character--her husband.
* {{Catchphrase}}: Curtis has a very particular way of saying "Mmm-hmm".

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* BerserkButton: Adoption for Peter, since [[spoiler: he was adopted himself]].
himself.]]
* CaliforniaDoubling: Set in Philadelphia. UsefulNotes/{{Philadelphia}}. Shot in California.
UsefulNotes/{{California}}.
* CastingGag: Creator/ChristinaHendricks plays the love interest of Geoffrey Arend's character--her ''Geoffrey Arend'''s character -- her husband.
* {{Catchphrase}}: Curtis has a very particular way of saying "Mmm-hmm".saying: "Mmm-hmm."



* DaChief: The Chief Medical Examiner, played by Jeri Ryan.

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* DaChief: The Chief Medical Examiner, played by Jeri ''Jeri Ryan.''



* DoubleStandard: Mentioned by Megan when she describes how her husband got full custody of her daughter: she claims the court ruled against her because a man who works eighteen hours a day is a "good provider", a woman who works eighteen hours a day is an "absentee mother."

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* DoubleStandard: Mentioned by Megan when she describes how her husband got full custody of her daughter: she She claims the court ruled against her because a man who works eighteen 18 hours a day is a "good provider", provider," a woman who works eighteen 18 hours a day is an "absentee mother."



* {{Fanservice}}: Hello, JeriRyan in 3x06, walking around in BlackBraAndPanties, after a hot hookup the previous night.
* FollowTheLeader: Has been criticized as being a copy of ''Series/{{Bones}}'', ''Series/{{Castle}}'', or ''Series/{{House}}'', in that it has an overly blunt know-it-all medical examiner who has a partner of the opposite sex with some {{UST}}.
** Or reaching further back for an even more direct example, ''Series/CrossingJordan'', which even includes the AmateurSleuth element.
*** Reaching even ''further'' back, there's ''Series/{{Quincy}}''.

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* {{Fanservice}}: Hello, JeriRyan Creator/JeriRyan in 3x06, walking around in BlackBraAndPanties, after a hot hookup the previous night.
* FollowTheLeader: Has been criticized as being a copy of ''Series/{{Bones}}'', ''Series/{{Castle}}'', ''Series/{{Bones}},'' ''Series/{{Castle}},'' or ''Series/{{House}}'', ''Series/{{House}},'' in that it has an overly blunt know-it-all medical examiner who has a partner of the opposite sex with some {{UST}}.
UnresolvedSexualTension.
** Or reaching further back for an even more direct example, ''Series/CrossingJordan'', ''Series/CrossingJordan,'' which even includes the AmateurSleuth element.
*** Reaching even ''further'' back, there's ''Series/{{Quincy}}''.''Series/{{Quincy}}.''



* FairCop: Peter, who is an ex-cop and now a medical investigator. Megan is a [[FairCop Fair Medical Examiner]].

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* FairCop: Peter, who is an ex-cop and now a medical investigator. Megan is a [[FairCop Fair Medical Examiner]].Examiner.



* HeroicFireRescue:One episode kicks off by having Peter run into a burning house to rescue one of the inhabitants, underlining his bravery credentials.

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* HeroicFireRescue:One HeroicFireRescue: One episode kicks off by having Peter run into a burning house to rescue one of the inhabitants, underlining his bravery credentials.



* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Megan for sure
* KilledOffForReal: [[spoiler: Dani Alvarez]]

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* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Megan for sure
sure.
* KilledOffForReal: [[spoiler: Dani Alvarez]]Alvarez.]]



* NeverSuicide: Subverted, Megan has a ANA (antinuclear antibody) panel run on a suicide - not because she thinks it's murder, but because she just wants to know ''why'' they committed suicide.
** [[spoiler:Megan's father.]]
* NoSympathy: Megan is the character trait variation, although she certainly has her moments of empathy. Her daughter and ex-husband appear to have a certain amount as well: the former lying to their child to make Megan look heartless and badmouthing her when she's actually doing something nice, the latter quick to shoot Megan down any time she makes an effort.
* OmnidisciplinaryScientist: Evidently, it's easy to go from being a neurosurgeon to being a pathologist/medical examiner! The two disciplines are about as far apart as you can go without completely falling out of the realm of medicine. The only unifying subject that both disciplines deal with, neurohistology/neuroanatomy, is interestingly the only subject that the show has yet to touch on.

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* NeverSuicide: Subverted, Megan has a ANA (antinuclear antibody) panel run on a suicide - -- not because she thinks it's murder, but because she just wants to know ''why'' they committed suicide.
** [[spoiler:Megan's [[spoiler: Megan's father.]]
* NoSympathy: Megan is the character trait variation, although she certainly has her moments of empathy. Her daughter and ex-husband appear to have a certain amount as well: the The former lying to their child to make Megan look heartless and badmouthing her when she's actually doing something nice, the latter quick to shoot Megan down any time she makes an effort.
* OmnidisciplinaryScientist: Evidently, it's easy to go from being a neurosurgeon to being a pathologist/medical pathologist / medical examiner! The two disciplines are about as far apart as you can go without completely falling out of the realm of medicine. The only unifying subject that both disciplines deal with, neurohistology/neuroanatomy, neurohistology / neuroanatomy, is interestingly the only subject that the show has yet to touch on.



* PlayingAgainstType: If you are used to seeing Tim [=DeKay=] as the honest and good Peter Burke in ''WhiteCollar'', his turn as the creepy-ass religious fanatic father in 3x03 will give you a start.
** Jeri Ryan's Kate Murphy is pretty much a polar opposite of [[Series/StarTrekVoyager Seven of Nine]]. Subverted in that Ryan has played many roles as professional women.

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* PlayingAgainstType: If you are used to seeing Tim [=DeKay=] ''Tim [=De=]Kay'' as the honest and good Peter Burke in ''WhiteCollar'', ''Series/WhiteCollar,'' his turn as the creepy-ass religious fanatic father in 3x03 will give you a start.
** Jeri Ryan's ''Jeri Ryan'''s Kate Murphy is pretty much a polar opposite of [[Series/StarTrekVoyager Seven of Nine]]. Nine.]] Subverted in that Ryan has played many roles as professional women.



* TheStinger: In ''Lost Souls'', the "DemonicPossession" turns out to have a perfectly rational explanation, but something the "possessed" person said during the exorcism is still bothering Megan. She asks about it, and the victim says she doesn't really remember much of anything that happened while [[spoiler:she was under the influence of the PCP she'd been poisoned with. Then she says, in a voice that isn't her own, "Now go learn something", which was the rest of the quote that she'd started to say the first time that she was "possessed".]]
* TerribleIntervieweesMontage: Curtis interviewing new drivers. The candidates are mostly unqualified and/or creepy (i.e., talking about how interested they are in dead bodies). There is one one experienced, normal-sounding candidate, and it looks like the montage is over... and then she starts texting in the middle of the interview.

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* TheStinger: In ''Lost Souls'', "Lost Souls," the "DemonicPossession" turns out to have a perfectly rational explanation, but something the "possessed" person said during the exorcism is still bothering Megan. She asks about it, and the victim says she doesn't really remember much of anything that happened while [[spoiler:she [[spoiler: she was under the influence of the PCP she'd been poisoned with. Then she says, in a voice that isn't her own, own: "Now go learn something", something," which was the rest of the quote that she'd started to say the first time that she was "possessed".]]
"possessed."]]
* TerribleIntervieweesMontage: Curtis interviewing new drivers. The candidates are mostly unqualified and/or creepy (i.e., talking about how interested they are in dead bodies). There is one one experienced, normal-sounding normal sounding candidate, and it looks like the montage is over... and And then she starts texting in the middle of the interview.



13th Apr '15 9:55:45 AM nombretomado
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* ActorAllusion: Arriving at the victim's residence in ''Love Thy Neighbor'' Megan mentions she used to live in a cul-de-sac like this, and that there's more to the place than meets the eye. At the end she tells Ethan he couldn't handle a desperate housewife. Delany was on DesperateHousewives.

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* ActorAllusion: Arriving at the victim's residence in ''Love Thy Neighbor'' Megan mentions she used to live in a cul-de-sac like this, and that there's more to the place than meets the eye. At the end she tells Ethan he couldn't handle a desperate housewife. Delany was on DesperateHousewives.''Series/DesperateHousewives''.
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