Body of Proof  Season #1

Synopsis: Body of Proof is an American medical drama television series that ran on ABC from March 29, 2011, to May 28, 2013, and starred Dana Delany as medical examiner Dr. Megan Hunt. The series was created by Christopher Murphey and produced by ABC Studios. On May 10, 2013, ABC canceled the series after three seasons.
Genre: Drama
Year:
2011
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ACT ONE:

FADE IN:

EXT. THE SCHUYLKILL RIVER, PHILADELPHIA, PA. -MORNING

Early morning light blazes across the water and heats up the

west side of the river. We hear FOOTFALLS on gravel. Heavy

but controlled BREATHING. And then ANGELA SWANSON races by.

At age 36, she's attractive, fit and driven. No mere jogger.

Six minute miles? No problem. She sips from a bottle of *

GATORADE as the gravel path she's running on angles towards

Strawberry Mansion Bridge.

EXT. FAIRMONT PARK -MORNING

On the hill overlooking the river A MAN LOITERS, white, mid

30's, wearing a hoodie, watching joggers run along the banks

of the river below. We get the feeling he's on the lookoutfor someone. And then Angela appears in the distance. He

starts for Strawberry Mansion Bridge.

EXT. STRAWBERRY MANSION BRIDGE -MORNING

Shadows gather under the bridge. Angela kicks it into high

gear. Into darkness she goes. And suddenly -

ANGELA'S POV

The CAMERA VEERS WILDLY as we are suddenly sent careening off

the path and plunging into the river.

IN THE WATER:

BLOOD PLUMES AROUND ANGELA'S HEAD. Her eyes roll. She

struggles for breath, and chokes on the water pouring into

her mouth instead. She's drowning. She fights it. But

slowly, inexorably, the river claims her....

EXT. STRAWBERRY MANSION BRIDGE -MORNING

All is still and quiet as Angela's inert body floats out from

under the bridge and rides the current towards Center City

and the Delaware River beyond.

DISSOLVE TO:

INT. UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA HOSPITAL -MORNING

CLOSE UP ON A WOMAN'S FACE. Her eyes are closed, but not in

repose. A thin red horizontal beam of light passes over her

face, accompanied by the mechanical sound of something moving

overhead. The magnetic ring of a CT scanner, to be exact.

Christopher Murphey -Body of Evidence -1/11/10 2.

We PULL BACK to take in a woman in her mid 30's, wearing a

hospital gown, lying on her back in the bed of the scanner.

She is DR. MEGAN HUNT. Just old enough to be on her second

medical career, brilliant enough to have done both in half

the time. We hear a BEEP. Her eyes open. And frown as a

cheery, sing-song female voice comes over a loudspeaker.

FEMALE VOICE (O.S.)

Okay dokey, Dr. Hunt, one more passand we'll have you out of there in

a jiffy.

MEGAN:

(miserable)

Super duper.

INT. DOCTOR'S OFFICE -MORNING

Megan stands at a mirror reattaching an earring and otherwise

checking her appearance for flaws. Of which there are none.

Her beauty, like everything else about her, is intimidating.

She wears the latest fashion and wears it well. Her style,

clothes and accessories will always be a cut above everyone

else's.

MEGAN:

A whole hour listening to that ding

dong technician. Since when does a

CT take that long?

MAN'S VOICE (O.S.)

I told them to scan you twice.

Megan turns to regard her neurologist, DR. SIMON BRUCE, age

43. He studies two sets of pictures laid out on his desk.

He looks up to meet Megan's gaze.

DR. BRUCE

To save you from making me do it

again when we didn't find anything.

Megan walks over and takes a look for herself.

DR. BRUCE

No damage to the cervical

vertebrae. Just like last year.

MEGAN:

What about another nerve conduction

study?

DR. BRUCE

No thanks. You punched me during

the last one.

Christopher Murphey -Body of Evidence -1/11/10 3.

She gives a little 'Who me?' smile. He takes her hands and

inspects them.

DR. BRUCE

No change in symptoms?

MEGAN:

Occasional numbness. Same as

usual.

DR. BRUCE

Well, your circulation's good,

you're not diabetic or

malnourished. And every test we've

done has come up negative. It's

been four years since your car

accident yet there's been no

improvement in your paresthesia.

Even if you could get reinstatedthere's not an insurance company in

the world that would cover you

stepping into an OR again.

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Christopher Murphey

Christopher Murphey is a television developer and executive producer. He is the creator of the ABC crime drama series Body of Proof and serves as executive producer on both the regular series as well as the webisodes. more…

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