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* KnowWhenToFoldThem: Megan quit being a neurosurgeon very quickly after accidentally killing a patient. She accepted fault and settled with the family out of court. She does ''not'' seem to know when to fold them while investigating a case.


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 (Creator/JeriRyan), 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.

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Blunt and to the point, she has no problem in butting heads with not only the medical investigator Peter Dunlap (Creator/NicBishop) and the Chief Medical Examiner Dr. Kate Murphy (Creator/JeriRyan), 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.


Megan Hunt (''Creator/DanaDelany'') 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 (''Creator/JeriRyan''), 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.

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Megan Hunt (''Creator/DanaDelany'') (Creator/DanaDelany) 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 (''Creator/JeriRyan''), (Creator/JeriRyan), 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.


* YouGetMeCoffee: Megan does this to Detective Morris during the autopsy in the first episode.

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Megan does this to Detective Morris during the autopsy in the first episode.


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.

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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''), (''Creator/JeriRyan''), 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.



%%* DaChief: Kate Murphy, The Chief Medical Examiner, played by ''Jeri Ryan.'' She is briefly sacked from the role, but reinstated.

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%%* DaChief: Kate Murphy, The Chief Medical Examiner, played by ''Jeri Ryan.''Creator/JeriRyan.'' She is briefly sacked from the role, but reinstated.



* {{Fanservice}}: Hello, ''Jeri Ryan'' in 3x06, walking around in BlackBraAndPanties, after a hot hookup the previous night.

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* {{Fanservice}}: Hello, ''Jeri Ryan'' Creator/JeriRyan in 3x06, walking around in BlackBraAndPanties, after a hot hookup the previous night.


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* SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: Peter Dunlop ([[http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0084153/ Nic Bishop]]) [[spoiler: dies]] in the second season finale and is replaced by Tommy Sullivan ([[http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0885090/ Mark Valley]]). Both men are handsome, square-jawed, have similar build, similar voices, and the characters have similar personalities. Peter was introduced in the pilot as having an ongoing working relationship with Megan; Tommy was given a built-in history as an OldFlame, so was able to drop into place without a hitch.


* 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.

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* 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 latter lying to their child to make Megan look heartless and badmouthing her when she's actually doing something nice, the latter former quick to shoot Megan down any time she makes an effort.


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."

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Megan Hunt (''Dana Delany'') (''Creator/DanaDelany'') 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."


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* AloneWithThePsycho: Megan, in the second season finale.

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

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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.''
** She is briefly sacked from the role, but reinstated.
* DeadpanSnarker: Megan Hunt.

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



* DrJerk: Megan again.

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

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* %%* {{Jerkass}}: Megan, full stop.



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

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* UnresolvedSexualTension: Somewhat between Megan and Peter.

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* %%* UnresolvedSexualTension: Somewhat between Megan and Peter.


* KilledOffForReal: [[spoiler: Dani Alvarez.]]
** And in the 2rd season finale, [[spoiler: Peter.]]

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* AloneWithThePsycho: Megan, in the second season finale.


* 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.

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