Body of Proof “Falling for You” Review

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In “Falling for You,” Body of Proof celebrated their return from hiatus by tossing a bride off a balcony. But the real celebration for me was how much of the episode focused on the characters, rather than the murder of the week. Because, let’s be honest…the crime itself was kind of boring.

So, the groom accidentally pushed his bride to her death after her family and former boyfriend convinced her not to go through with the ceremony. Usually, it’s the other way around, so I’ll give them points for that, but the evidence that led them to their final conclusion seemed…contrived, even for a TV crime drama. If a certain type of flower is a bride’s favorite, you can be sure it’s going to show up in her wedding more than just once, on the groom’s lapel. I had a hard time swallowing that fact.

But, like I said, there was so much personal drama this week that I almost didn’t mind the weak “A” plot. And I’m not talking about Lacey’s teenage meltdown after she wasn’t invited to a major party, a freakout that caused her to get some truly terrible blonde streaks in her hair. One almost feels for Megan when you consider that she spent so much energy to get more time with her daughter, only to end up living with her as she heads straight into her rebellious years. Can you say “caveat emptor”?

No, the real award for drama went to Peter and his hot affair with assistant Dani, which has turned into something serious…exactly as he predicted and, if my memory is correct, didn’t really want to happen. It still seems like he doesn’t, but after a proper (and somewhat inappropriate) dressing-down by Ethan (who still harbors a major crush on Dani), Peter seems willing to give a relationship based on more than just sex a shot. So, Ethan basically guilted and shamed him into caring about Dani. That’s going to end well. Meanwhile, poor Ethan put it all out there for Dani, only to get gently, but firmly, tucked away into the friend cabinet. Pretty girls always pick the wrong guy first, but they often realize their mistake. I kind of hope Dani realizes hers when Ethan has a cute, geek girl who likes his skinny frame and mop of curls.

In the meantime, at least Ethan has his friendship with Curtis. I personally love Curtis; he can be a tyrant and a kill-joy, but he knows his stuff and he always puts the lab and the job first. It’s not easy being the voice of reason when everyone else is breaking the rules, as TV cops and doctors tend to do. This week, Curtis decided to go on a diet, making him extra snappy, but he found an ally in Ethan, who also feels like he’s not good enough sometimes. It was a nice moment between colleagues that wasn’t overly-friendly or unbelievable.

All in all, this would have been a very lackluster episode if not for the characters and their interactions. I hope the show takes this into consideration and gives us more personal drama to chew on for the rest of the season.

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