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Body Of Proof: Sympathy for the Devil

When a mother is put on trial for murdering her son, she is found innocent in the court of law, but not in the eyes of the public. Megan and the team are forced to set aside their personal feelings and get justice for the victim. Getting to the truth however, is more difficult then they expect, especially when an overzealous reporter does everything possible to sensationalize the case and the victim's mother finds it all just too much to bear.

Source: ABC

Episode Info  

Episode number: 2x13
Production Number: 209
Airdate: Tuesday January 17th, 2012
Special Airtime: 10:00 pm

Writer: Sunil Nayar

Alternate Airdates:

AU (Seven) Jun 25, 2012
UK (alibi) Apr 23, 2013
IE (RTÉ ONE) Aug 13, 2013

Guest Stars
Joanna CassidyJoanna Cassidy
As Joan Hunt
Charley RossmanCharley Rossman
As Victor Malone
Jonathon TrentJonathon Trent
As Craig Bana
Marcia Gay HardenMarcia Gay Harden
As Sheila Temple
Rita WilsonRita Wilson
As Ruth Stone
Tomi TownsendTomi Townsend
As Tanya Raymond

Co-Guest Stars
Main Cast
Dana DelanyDana Delany
As Dr. Megan Hunt
Jeri RyanJeri Ryan
As Dr. Kate Murphy
Geoffrey ArendGeoffrey Arend
As Dr. Ethan Gross
Windell MiddlebrooksWindell Middlebrooks
As Dr. Curtis Brumfield
Mary MouserMary Mouser
As Lacey Fleming
Nicholas BishopNicholas Bishop
As Peter Dunlap
John Carroll LynchJohn Carroll Lynch
As Detective Bud Morris
Sonja SohnSonja Sohn
As Detective Samantha Baker


The scene opens with Sheila Temple’s "Temple of Justice" telecasting the acquittal of Hillary Stone – a woman who was charged with killing her five-year old son. The next morning, construction workers discover a dead body at their site. Her face is barely visible, and it is sticking out of the earth because of the rain that dissipated the ground overnight, but no one has recognized her yet. After Detective Bud arrives with Peter and Megan, he wants to dig out the body, but Megan has a brush – they should be excavating, not digging. Not before long, Peter points out the dead woman is Hillary Stone. Bud reminds them she had killed her son – many noticed her dropping the sack in the river. However, to Megan, how Hillary died is what matters now. ..

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