BODY OF PROOF “Lazarus Man” Review

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BODY OF PROOF “Lazarus Man” Season 2 Episode 4 – A dead man helps solve his own murder by living through it in “Lazarus Man,” this week’s Body of Proof. Hard to believe that the ME on the scene missed the fact that the victim was only mostly dead, but considering that she’s a new hire who turned her uniform into a club outfit, I’ll let it slide.

A search of the not-so-dead man’s apartment reveals that he had much neater roommate who worked for a local politician, and that roommate is eventually found dead in a pile of trash. So now there’s two victims, one who survived, leaving the detectives to wonder which man was the true target, the upstanding citizen or the slobby slacker?

Of course it’s the politico, ’cause it makes for a better story; he was killed and his roommate was almost killed, after he discovered that the new school that was built on funds from his official was also built on contaminated land. The campaign manager killed him to keep it quiet, because a seat on the local council is far more important than thousands of children’s lives.

I know that greed and corruption run rampant in the real world, but there are surprisingly few murders that arise over situations like this. It makes me wonder if we all went to school in buildings constructed on toxic dumping sites, but there was no righteous dude who gave his life trying to expose that fact.

All in all, it wasn’t a bad episode. The bond between the roommates was touching, as was the survivor’s vow to change is life in honor of his fallen friend. The new ME assistant and her trampy version of her uniform caught the eye of Ethan, as well as their boss, Curtis, but instead of admiring her for it, he chewed her out for looking ridiculously unprofessional, something rarely seen on TV.

The flirting between Megan and Peter escalated when his three shrill sisters turned up at the lab to tell him that his old girlfriend was in town. Of course this interested Megan and she spent most of the episode trying to get Peter to talk about his personal life.

When he finally did make a date with the former flame, it didn’t end well as he wound up in a bar with Megan afterwards, where I think both of them made it perfectly clear that they’ve got a thing for each other. Or at least that they enjoy the mutual flirting. I don’t see them becoming the next great TV romance, though. There’s just not enough there. But thanks, Body of Proof, for trying.

What did you think of the episode? Why did the campaign manager smell like a nail salon? Would waking up in a morgue make you reconsider your life? Let me know below!