Response Essay

Based on the excerpt from Alice Bolin’s Dead Girls: Essays on Surviving an American Obsession that you read, how does the episode from Dateline Mystery: The Life and Death of Lauren Astley fit into the conventions, or tropes, of the “dead girl show” that Bolin identifies? Name specifics of the how and suggest what purpose they may serve. Further, there are some parts of the episode that seem to go against the ideals that Bolin suggests?
What do you think they are and why what value do they add to the episode (or perhaps they add no value at all: if so, please explain)?