'Body of Proof: The Complete Third Season'
(Dana Delany, Jeri Ryan, Mark Valley, et al / 3-Disc DVD / NR / 2013 / ABC Studios)
Overview: Dr. Megan Hunt (Dana Delany) is back with riveting new cases in ABC's 'Body Of Proof: The Complete Third Season.' And as it turns out, it's also the season finale filled with even more unique medical mysteries and one mother of a shocking final twist!
DVD Verdict: As all you faithful and loyal followers of this wonderful TV show already know, Dr. Megan Hunt is a former neurosurgeon who's life is suddenly changed by an automobile accident. To make matters worse, she then accidently kills a patient on the operating table. This results in her resignation, and retirement from the profession altogether. Now she uses her medical knowledge and investigative instincts to solve the medical mysteries of the deceased.
OK, all caught up now, you newbies?! Good, so let's crack on with season three of this show that had me watching all its 13 episodes back-to-back one evening this week! In the season opener, Megan is back in the office despite the death of Inspector Peter Dunlop. But, as we quickly discover he was not the only one to jump ship as we lost the two cops that worked alongside her, another lead character, and a part-time medical examiner!
Anyway, moving on and as the short (final) season plays out we are presented with two replacement cops, one of which is Tommy; an ex of Megan's from days gone by! The second episode features a GREAT plot twist which I just never saw coming, so too (believe it or not) the third episode! In episode four Megan's daughter Lacey (Mary Mouser) is kidnapped along with another girl, and in episode five we get to know more about Megan and her search to learn the truth about her father.
And herein is where I think the cast and producers learnt they would not be getting renewed because the remaining episodes were good, but centered wholly on a serial killer Dr. Trent Marsh (Henry Ian Cusick), a lovely British doctor and Megan and Tommy getting closer to her dad's demise truth. As we progress, a dead man has a virus which quickly starts to spread within the morgue, then in another episode a prisoner break out goes horribly wrong when a protester is killed in the escape.
But the budget goes all out in episode 11 when a huge plane crash is brought to the small screen. And sure it's obviously a CGI screen, but some of the strewn plane and the scenes played out are really well done. Not to mention there's yet another plot twist! And in the 12th episode, a man breaks out of a prison convoy and hunts down Megan to help him prove he was wrongfully imprisoned. Come the final episode, and it is all about the big reveal of her father and BOY, does this ending come with not only complete closure, but a MONSTER plot twist that, well frankly, was as ludicrous as it was left of center! It also includes B-movie actor Jonathan Banks as Detective Glenn Fitz and That '70s Show's Kurtwood Smith as convicted serial killer Earl Brown. These are all Widescreen Presentations (1.78:1) enhanced for 16x9 TVs and comes with the Special Feature of:
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