Body of Proof (Season One)
1.01 – Pilot
aired on March 29, 2011
Directed by: Nelson McCormick | Written by: Christopher Murphey
A female jogger is found floating in the Schuylkill River. Dr. Megan Hunt teams up with her partner, medical investigator and former cop Peter Dunlop, under the watchful eye of their boss, Chief Medical Examiner Dr. Kate Murphy, who is very aware of Megan’s gifted but polarizing work style. Megan’s colleagues, Dr. Ethan Gross and Deputy Chief Medical Examiner Dr. Curtis Brumfield, must find their own way to work alongside the new medical examiner. Megan’s investigation takes her out in the field where she meets old-school cop Detective Bud Morris, who is exasperated by Megan’s tenacity and bull-headedness. But his partner, Detective Samantha Baker, possesses a quiet respect for Megan’s input, even if Morris doesn’t. Meanwhile, as she’s is trying to solve the female jogger’s death, Megan has to solve a personal puzzle of her own — what is the perfect present for her daughter’s 12th birthday?
1.02 – Letting Go
aired on April 3, 2011
Directed by: Nelson McCormick | Written by: Matthew Gross
When a young, interracial couple is found shot and killed inside their car in Fairmont Park, Dr. Megan Hunt promises the grieving parents that their daughter’s killer will be found. Detectives Bud Morris and Samantha Baker are ready to chalk the case up to a murder-suicide, but Megan and her team find evidence on the bodies that sends the case in an entirely different and shocking direction. Meanwhile, Peter advises Megan not to push too hard when it comes to reconnecting with her daughter, Lacey.
1.03 – Helping Hand
aired on April 5, 2011
Directed by: John Terlesky | Written by: Corey Miller
During the autopsy of a young woman murdered in a seedy hotel room, Megan is shocked to discover her own special connection to the victim. Meanwhile, after learning to her surprise of some personal challenges her colleagues are dealing with, Megan realizes how much goes on around her that she’s been missing, and takes a sudden interest, much to her colleagues’ amusement.
1.04 – Talking Heads
aired on April 12, 2011
Directed by: Christine Moore | Written by: Diane Ademu-John
When a severed hand and foot turn up in a back alley, Megan and her team must literally piece the victim back together. Meanwhile, Megan’s daughter, Lacey, gets her mother’s reluctant permission to visit her at the office and film her at work as part of a video essay for Social Studies class. What Lacey learns in the process profoundly changes her view of her mother.
1.05 – Dead Man Walking
aired on April 19, 2011
Directed by: Matthew Gross | Written by: Christopher Murphey
Karen Archer is the identical twin of a beautiful corpse, Jessica, whose mysterious death keeps Ethan and Curtis guessing. As Ethan’s personal interest in this case deepens, Curtis begins questioning Ethan’s motives. Meanwhile, Megan faces old demons when she visits her former boss at the hospital where she used to practice. A patient has died after recent surgery. Was it murder or malpractice? Megan begins to suspect the victim’s doctor, but as soon as she starts ruffling feathers, the hospital stonewalls.
1.06 – Society Hill
aired on April 19, 2011
Directed by: Kate Woods | Written by: Matthew V. Lewis
Megan re-enters the high society world to which she once belonged when a top magazine editor is found dead at her Chestnut Hill mansion. Megan accepts her mother’s invitation to a social event with the ulterior motive of confronting a prime suspect, appalling her mother in the process. When Kate asks Ethan to investigate the only trace evidence found at the murder scene, he’s surprised by her uncharacteristically upbeat and supportive attitude.
1.07 – All in the Family
aired on May 3, 2011
Directed by: John Polson | Written by: Sam Humphrey
A perfect neighborhood in the Philadelphia suburbs is shaken when a stay-at-home dad is found stabbed to death in his home. As Megan unravels the mystery of his death and who killed him, she recalls how she learned of her own father’s death. Meanwhile, Peter helps Megan juggle her biggest challenge yet, taking charge of the Saturday carpool with her hard-to-impress daughter, Lacey, and her girlfriends. Also, Kate takes on a consulting role in a pro bono case with Megan’s ex-husband, Todd.
1.08 – Buried Secrets
aired on May 10, 2011
Directed by: David Platt | Written by: Sunil Nayar
A sleepy driver hits something, but drives on. A dead policeman is discovered there at day-break. Soon attention turns to the deceased’s last case.
1.09 – Broken Home
aired on May 24, 2011
Directed by: Nelson McCormick | Written by: Andrew Dettmann
Megan suspects foul play when a young philanthropic socialite dies.