List of Rizzoli & Isles episodes

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Rizzoli & Isles is an American crime drama series based on the novels by Tess Gerritsen, starring Angie Harmon and Sasha Alexander as the respective title characters. It premiered on TNT on July 12, 2010, and set a record as cable TV's most watched commercial-supported series launch.[1] The premiere was later recognized as the all time most successful cable series launch, with DVR viewers the week of the premiere increasing viewership to just over 9 million.[2]

The first two seasons aired Monday nights at 10 p.m. ET/PT.[3] The series was quickly renewed for a second season on July 30, 2010, after airing only three episodes.[4] The third season premiered on a new night and time, Tuesdays at 9 p.m. ET/PT, beginning June 5, 2012,[5] and continuing through the 2013–14 fourth season.

As of August 19, 2014, 66 episodes of Rizzoli & Isles have aired.

Series overview[edit]

Season Episodes Originally aired DVD release dates
Season premiere Season finale Region 1 Region 2 Region 4
1 10 July 12, 2010 (2010-07-12) September 13, 2010 (2010-09-13) June 28, 2011 (2011-06-28)[6] October 22, 2011 (2011-10-22)[7] August 29, 2012 (2012-08-29)[8][9]
2 15 July 11, 2011 (2011-07-11) December 26, 2011 (2011-12-26) May 22, 2012 (2012-05-22)[10] March 18, 2013 (2013-03-18)[11]
3 15 June 5, 2012 (2012-06-05) December 25, 2012 (2012-12-25) June 11, 2013 (2013-06-11)[12] November 11, 2013 (2013-11-11)[13] June 19, 2013 (2013-06-19)[14]
4 16 June 25, 2013 (2013-06-25) March 18, 2014 (2014-03-18) June 10, 2014 (2014-06-10)[15] November 3, 2014 (2014-11-03)[16] N/A
5 15[17] June 17, 2014 (2014-06-17) N/A N/A N/A N/A

Episodes[edit]

Season 1 (2010)[edit]

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1 1 "See One. Do One. Teach One" Michael M. Robin Janet Tamaro July 12, 2010 (2010-07-12) 296014 7.55[18]
The episode starts as Jane Rizzoli and Maura Isles investigate the murder of a husband and wife in their prestigious home, but when the signature leads back to the killer that traumatized Rizzoli, she decides to stay at Isles' house until the killer is found. The next day, Rizzoli is told that the murderer has escaped from a hospital before starting surgery. That night Rizzoli gets a call that some one has ransacked her apartment. When she gets there, a person dressed as a coroner lures her into his van, a man comes out of a body bag in the van and stuns her, then the first man injects her with a solution. She wakes up with her hands, and feet tied. Later, she escapes and kills the first man and gets revenge on the second.
2 2 "Boston Strangler Redux" Michael M. Robin Janet Tamaro July 19, 2010 (2010-07-19) 2M5451 7.27[19]
In the middle of a baseball game, between Boston Police Department and the Drug Unit, a body is dropped onto the field from a nearby bridge. Along with the body in the field, Frankie finds a part to a tire, which he thinks to be part of the car. Maura tells Jane that she needs to be nicer to Frankie, Jane confesses that she'd love to help Frankie make detective but he's not ready. Back at the station Korsak finds out that he was passed up for the Sergeant by Joey (Donnie Wahlberg), an old rival of Jane's. While getting ready for a family dinner, Angela confesses that she thinks Frank needs Frankie to be part of Rizzoli & Sons. She wants Jane to tell him all of the things that she missed. Before Angela can finish Jane gets called in for another strangling victim. Maura and Jane are both worried, because its the second strangling in one day. While finding the identities of their victims, Korsak believes that the Boston Strangler is back, and that he wasn't really caught like everyone believed. During dinner with her date, Maura begins to analyze her date, and diagnoses him with Marfan's Syndrome, when he hears this, he runs off. When Jane pitches the idea to Joey that the Boston Strangler is back he says that it isn't true, and it's a copy cat killer. Korsak and Jane go investigate the strangler case, and go visit an old detective (Brian Dennehy) that was on the case. Maura tries to help Frost get over his fear of dead people, by doing an autopsy with him. With a case of twist and turns Jane and Korsak find out who was killing the women. When Jane goes to find the perp, he has Maura held hostage. Maura stabs him with a scapel and Jane knocks him down with a baseball bat.
3 3 "Sympathy for the Devil" Roxann Dawson Joel Fields July 26, 2010 (2010-07-26) 2M5452 6.55[20]
The death of a teenage boy who had been part of an exorcism leads Rizzoli to suspect his pastor and a skater gang. Meanwhile, Rizzoli's mother sets her up on a date with Lt. Grant.
4 4 "She Works Hard for the Money" Arvin Brown Dave Caplan August 2, 2010 (2010-08-02) 2M5453 6.61[21]
Jane and Maura investigate the murder of a BCU college student, Danielle Davis, who was shot on campus. Danielle was attending college on a soccer scholarship and was well-liked by everyone. However, they later find that Danielle had a broken ankle, resulting in the college pulling her scholarship, yet she somehow still managed to pay her college tuition. Evidence soon appears that suggests Danielle was working as a hooker and Jane believes finding her pimp will solve the case. Meanwhile, Jane helps her mother with her rundown car.
5 5 "Money for Nothing" Nelson McCormick Dave Caplan & Joel Fields August 9, 2010 (2010-08-09) 2M5456 7.42[22]
A floater pulled from the Boston Harbor turns out to be the eldest brother of a Boston Brahmin family. Maura's connection with the family creates tension between her and Jane. Meanwhile, Angela has begun selling a Polynesian health drink.
6 6 "I Kissed a Girl" Michael Zinberg Alison Cross August 16, 2010 (2010-08-16) 2M5455 6.49[23]
When Jane and Maura are doing yoga class they are called onto the case of a dead woman in an alley. When Jane and Frost talk about investigating the husband, Maura finds that she was married to a woman. When they talk to her wife, Meg (Brenda Strong) she insist that Boston recognizes their marriage, and she has a right to know who killed her. Maura then sets Jane up with Jorge (Antonio Sabato Jr.) on a double date with Maura and her date. Jane finds it suspicious that she was raped and murdered after she was already dead. Jane and Frost go to talk to the owner of Merch, the stamp that they find on the victims hand. The owner of the club insist that it was most likely someone who was organizing a hate crime against gays, even though Massachusetts recognizes gay marriage.
7 7 "Born to Run" Matt Penn David Gould August 23, 2010 (2010-08-23) 2M5454 6.73[24]
Two young men are shot dead while running the Massachusetts Marathon, putting Detective Rizzoli & Doctor Isles under pressure to solve the case while struggling to keep around a half-million people from going into a mass panic.
8 8 "I'm Your Boogie Man" Mark Haber Janet Tamaro August 30, 2010 (2010-08-30) 2M5457 6.42[25]
Jane's life is in danger again by Charles Hoyt and this time he has a different apprentice.
9 9 "The Beast in Me" Adam Arkin Karina Csolty September 6, 2010 (2010-09-06) 2M5458 7.24[26]
The death of a young man leads to Dr. Isles finding out more about her biological father, who is not what she expected him to be.
10 10 "When the Gun Goes Bang, Bang, Bang" Michael M. Robin Janet Tamaro September 13, 2010 (2010-09-13) 2M5459 6.56[27]
The entire homicide division is present at a warehouse, when an undercover homicide cop was shot and killed. Upon arrival back at headquarters, Rizzoli interviews a witness to the murder, but things go awry when the drug dealers responsible storm headquarters at gunpoint and shoot the on-duty cop working the desk. Whilst everyone at the crime scene remains none the wiser, a desperate Rizzoli and Isles try to save Frankie's life, when it hangs in the balance on Maura's table after he is also shot by the assassins. The day takes an even darker turn when Rizzoli is held at gunpoint by the man responsible, the last person anyone ever suspected. In order to catch him, she makes the ultimate sacrifice.

Season 2 (2011)[edit]

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11 1 "We Don't Need Another Hero" Michael Zinberg Janet Tamaro July 11, 2011 (2011-07-11) 2M5601 6.38[28]
Three months after the shooting at the precinct, Jane is ready to get back to work, but has to wait for a doctor to sign off that she is ready for duty. At a award ceremony for officers that showed extraordinary efforts in the line of duty Jane begins bonding with a fellow recipient, Abby, but after the award ceremony is over, Abby's car explodes. During the autopsy Maura finds that someone in the army killed Abby because she was hit by friendly fire while in the line of duty. Meanwhile, Angela and Frank are getting divorced and someone from Jane's past returns.
12 2 "Living Proof" Bethany Rooney Dee Johnson July 18, 2011 (2011-07-18) 2M5602 6.39[29]
A dead surrogate at a day spa leads to a search for the baby's biological parents.
13 3 "Sailor Man" Michael Zinberg Joel Fields July 25, 2011 (2011-07-25) 2M5603 6.04[30]
A body is found during Fleet Week; Frost has a tense visit with his father. Angela's car needs repairing.
14 4 "Brown Eyed Girl" Mark Haber Julie Hébert August 1, 2011 (2011-08-01) 2M5607 6.45[31]
The daughter of Jane's former partner is kidnapped in front of the daughter's brother. They race against the clock to find the missing girl after another girl who resembles her is found dead.
15 5 "Don't Hate the Player" Holly Dale David Gould & Janet Tamaro August 8, 2011 (2011-08-08) 2M5604 6.46[32]
Rizzoli and Isles investigate the death of a minor league coach amid a power struggle over the team; Jane's brother gets out of prison.
16 6 "Rebel Without a Pause" Nelson McCormick Elizabeth Benjamin & Janet Tamaro August 15, 2011 (2011-08-15) 2M5605 6.74[33]
Maura's knowledge of American history becomes useful when a Revolutionary War re-enactment leads to a real mortality; Maura's mother visits.
17 7 "Bloodlines" Michael Zinberg Elizabeth Benjamin & Dee Johnson August 22, 2011 (2011-08-22) 2M5606 6.27[34]
While Jane and Maura are getting breakfast, Frankie's ex-girlfriend, Teresa, is at the Police Station. When Teresa starts talking to Jane, Jane gives her the cold shoulder, because Teresa left her with a car loan. When they arrive at the murder scene, they find a female who was 'burned at the stake'. While checking the knee replacement that didn't burn, Jane questions Frankie about Teresa, they then found out their victim is Helen Downey. While investing Helen's house Jane, Korsak and Frost find an altar, and a skull, meaning that Helen was a witch. When Maura gets to Helen's house, she shows that Helen was casting an evil, love and protection spell. While looking through Helen's items, Frost and Jane find that she owned three acres of land, and she had genealogies since 1969. Korsak and Frost investigate the man who was getting the evil spell cast on him. When Jane sees that Frankie is going on a picnic, her and Maura go to spy on him. Frankie catches them spying and reveals that he has a daughter. Jane, Maura and Frost travel to a cult store, who is owned by the three people that Helen left her land to. The male leader decides to lead a seance to contact Helen from the dead to figure out who murdered her. At the seance, they ask if Helen knows who killed her, and the male leader then begins to speak in a deeper tone voice, presumably Helen, says her killer is near. At the dinner, Teresa reveals that she is working towards getting her nursing license. When Jane gets' skeptical about who the little girls father is, Frankie gets upset and insist that he is the father. Just when they are about to leave, to investigate another witch getting attacked, Jane steals the little girl's sippy cup to figure out if Frankie is the father. When they go to find one of the other wiccans, the male witch is found dead, drowned in his bathtub. Maura finds that Sabrina has schizophrenia. When Jane orders a protective detail, she finds that Sabrina is in the middle of a psychotic break, and she's been killing the witches because that's what's going through her head.
18 8 "My Own Worst Enemy" Terrence O'Hara Joel Fields & Emilia Serrano August 29, 2011 (2011-08-29) 2M5608 6.71[35]
In the middle of the night Ian, a friend of Maura's, shows up at her house. Jane is worried, when there is no sign of Maura, on the scene of a father shot, and a son wounded. During the autopsy of a street junkie, Jane is getting angry because Maura is receiving text messages, and isn't telling her what it's about. Angela tells Jane about how Maura has a new man, who Jane has no clue about. While investigating the case, Korsak and Frost find that the victim who survived has an uncle, who was let out of prison six weeks ago. Jane confronts Maura about Ian, who Maura says the love life is complicated. Jane taking offense decides to walk off, until Maura stops her showing her the texts, trying to get her attack Jane tells her, that she changed all her shoe boxes. Jane and Korsak are both confused when the son leaves the hospital AMA. When the son is out the hospital, he drives to a warehouse where they find open a container where they find a studded necklace, that they use to impound the container so they have enough time to examine what's in it. When Jane goes to Maura's to get her to fix her ingrown toenail, Maura gets Ian to fix her toe. While talking to Angela, Jane says that she got a weird vibe from Ian, and Angela says that her gut is probably right. When Angela goes snooping through Ian's boxes, she finds that he has three different passports from three different countries. When seeing the rest of the rats, Maura finds that the rats were killed too easily for it to be a regular poison. Maura finds that the rats ingested parts of blankets, which were laced in cocaine. When Angela tells Jane about the passports Jane gets mad and tells her that she shouldn't have done it. It turns out that the nail salon owner took the son's family hostage and he started dealing it to get his wife and child back. When Jane goes to the warehouse where the wife and child are being held the man who owns the nail salon attacks her. She and Frost fend him off and find where the two are kept.
19 9 "Gone Daddy Gone" Fred Toye David Gould & Dee Johnson September 5, 2011 (2011-09-05) 2M5609 6.69[36]
Jane is worried that Maura and Tommy might start sleeping together, when she finds out that he stayed there all night playing chess together. They are called on the case of a car with no victim, who is found out to be Melissa Black, full blood spattered all on the inside. Korsak tells Jane that she needs to go to sensitivity training, but she wants to avoid it at all cost. While Jane and Maura are at the docks, where Melissa works, the victim washes up to shore. To Maura's dismay Melissa is killed with an ice pick, the signature of her biological father, Paddy Doyle. When Maura sees that its a link to Paddy Doyle, she decides not to perform the autopsy because she wants Doyle to be put away, and not to be released because Maura is his daughter. Jane begins to get upset when she finds out that Maura and Tommy have been sending IM's to each other during the day. In the middle of a chess game, Paddy Doyle bursts into Mauras home, injured and one of his friend's demands for him to be worked on. Maura gets angry when Paddy asks her questions about her personal life, she asks him why he killed the woman at the docks, and he said that he had nothing to do with her murder. Later, Paddy Doyle's right hand man is murdered. Jane becomes worried when she can't reach Maura when the body is found. By the time Jane gets there, Paddy is long gone while Maura and Tommy are still tied up. Jane discovers that the only reason Korsak wanted Jane to go under sensitivity training was so he could get an extra day off. Later, it is discovered that Paddy's best friend killed Melissa. In the end, it turns out that the dock manager ordered the hit on Melissa. When Jane, Korsak, and Frost go to arrest the manager, Paddy had already tortured him, and left before he would get caught.
20 10 "Remember Me" Randy Zisk David J. North & Janet Tamaro September 12, 2011 (2011-09-12) 2M5610 5.63[37]
It's Jane's Birthday, Maura and Angela are setting up a surprise birthday party but Maura can't find out what to get her. But when a prisoner inmate is murdered, Jane and Maura discover that Hoyt is in the prisoner infirmary. Hoyt is receiving treatment for cancer, and he has offered to give Jane information on murders that he has done years ago. Hoyt gives Jane and Maura the clues, but he said it in a riddle. Maura believes that the cancer has spread to his brain and he doesn't know what he's saying, but Jane believes and wants to give the family some peace. Maura finds a balloon full of four teeth in the victims intestines. Jane finds out that a family of four had gone missing in 2005, at the same college their victim had gotten accepted to, it is also the same college that Hoyt got kicked out of years ago. Jane tells Maura that she doesn't like her birthday because she doesn't want to get disappointed. When Hoyt wants to see Jane and give up everything on everyone he's killed, Maura goes with her, and he attacks Jane, while a guard holds Maura. Korsak and Frost find the guards prints on the bail money for their victim. When Hoyt goes after Maura, Jane attacks him and kills him with a scapel.
21 11 "Can I Get a Witness?" Andy Wolk Janet Tamaro & Elizabeth Benjamin November 28, 2011 (2011-11-28) 2M5611 4.78[38]
Jane and Korsak are preparing a witness, who witness the murder of a community activist, when he is murdered the night before his trial. Bill O'Reilly (Bill O'Reilly) starts covering Jane's case, and Angela is overtaken with joy because she enjoys watching him. When Jane and Valerie Delgato (Roselyn Sánchez) find out that their C.I. has been murdered, Valerie tells Jane that she needs to get a I.A.B report on the officer who was in charge of guarding him, Jane disagrees with her and refuses to file one. When Bill O'Reilly comes to town with a book signing Angela get excited when Maura agrees to take her and badge her to the front. When Little T, who was convicted of killing nearly 15 people, is trying to get the charges dropped, the only way to not drop them is for Korsak to present his C.I., but he disagrees and doesn't want to show his witness. Jane and Frost find out that Donte had a girlfriend, Roleta, and a daughter named Destiny, which is also the name of the tattoo that he has on his shoulder. When Maura and Angela meet Bill O'Reilly, Angela gives him Jane's number to get her on the factor. Korsak gives up his badge when the lieutenant gives him an ultimatum, his informant or badge. Roleta turns out to be Korsak's C.I, and she agrees to show up to court to save the case. When they find out where Donte is murdered and find tire tracks, it turns out that Valerie murdered Donte so that she wouldn't lose her case and her perfect reputation as an ADA.
22 12 "He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother" Steve Robin David Gould & Dee Johnson December 5, 2011 (2011-12-05) 2M5612 3.86[39]
Maura throws a goodbye party for Tommy, since he has gotten a new apartment and is moving out of her house. Later on when he comes back to show his appreciation for her letting him stay in his home, they almost share a kiss but Maura says no because it might affect their relationship with Jane. The next day a bank is robbed and a man is gunned down as the killer is about to leave. When at the scene Det. Frost and a FBI agent seem to know each other from a past time. When the van is found that was used in the robbery, the dead body of one of the robbers is in it. Korsak finds out that Frost and the FBI Agent used to be engaged, him and Jane want to find out what happened. When the FBI runs the prints from the van, the print matches Tommy. Tommy is then arrested and when Jane finds out she gets angry at Maura for not telling her. Tommy tells Jane that the only reason he had the van was to move to his new place, since he and the dead bank robber were friends. Jane, Korsak and Frost work to see that Tommy's alibi is legit. As another bank robbery is underway, and a hostage is bleeding out, Jane goes in to talk the gunmen down. With the gunmens' identities now revealed, Tommy is released from prison and the charges are dropped.
23 13 "Seventeen Ain't So Sweet" Rod Holcomb Shelley Meals & Darin Goldberg December 12, 2011 (2011-12-12) 2M5613 4.91[40]
Jane is getting ready for her high school reunion and Maura is helping her pick out clothes. Jane is worried what people are going to think about her. Jane is sad when Casey canceled their date because he was sent back to base instead of getting on a plane ride home. Maura takes Jane to her reunion since Casey can't make it. At the end of the high school reunion one of Jane's old friends, Steve, is murdered on the football field. Korsak's ex-wife Melanie comes back after not seeing him for five years. It turns out that Steve was having an affair with an old classmate Debbie, while she was having an affair with another man who's identity is unknown. Vince's ex-wife Melanie is trying to pursue Vince to help her start a yoga business. Hours after Frost and Jane talked to Debbie she is found dead at her flower shop, and it appears to be a suicide. Maura finds that Debbie was murdered, and the rope was wrapped around her neck, to make it appear to be a suicide. Another one of Jane's classmates, Maria, is dead. Maria had a congenital heart disease, and she died from a heart attack. When Maura was investigating her heart, she pulls out a valve, that failed. The valve's company was owned by one of Jane's old classmates, who is also Steve's boss. Steve knew that the valves his boss's company was making, was failing, he planned on blowing the whistle that they were failing. It turns out that Jane's old classmate, Kate, murdered Steve, and Debbie, so that she could stay rich and live a fabulous life.
24 14 "Don't Stop Dancing, Girl" Mark Haber Story: David Gould & Janet Tamaro
Teleplay: Janet Tamaro
December 19, 2011 (2011-12-19) 2M5614 5.32[41]
Jane and Maura are on the case, when a Dance Mom, Denise Ryan, is killed when she is stabbed in the chest with scissors. Korsak's ex-wife calls and tells him that his step-son has been arrested for the shooting of a cop. Korsak is distraught when he can't see Josh because he isn't legally his father anymore. Maura finds that their victim has had extensive surgery on her face. Jane revealed that she used to take dance classes as a child. Josh is angry at Korsak for not being their for 5 years. He tries to convince Korsak that he is fine and doesn't need him, but Vince doesn't believe him. Maura finds that Denise has fractures in both of her wrist, most likely from being a battered wife. Jane and Frost are confused when there is no record of her, her daughter, or her daughters biological father existing up to ten years ago. It seems that they are in the Witness Protection Program. Josh's friend, Gavina tells a story about how Josh shoots the cop, and how he hates cops because Korsak's a cop. Korsak explains to Josh that he will go to prison for the rest of his life if he doesn't say anything. It turns out that Denise used to be a wife of a druglord and was running from him ever since she testified against him. When Korsak and Maura investigate it turns out Josh told the truth when he said he tried to perform CPR on the officer when he was shot. It turns out that Dakota's biological father killed Denise and tried to kidnap Dakota to take her back to Mexico.
25 15 "Burning Down the House" Michael Zinberg Janet Tamaro December 26, 2011 (2011-12-26) 2M5615 5.79[42]
In the season 2 finale, Jane and Maura are on the case of a fire fighter killed in a fire. When the death looks suspicious Maura declares it a murder. When Maura orders the fire reports for the unit, she becomes the next target of the killer. The killer attempts to kill Maura, by running her over, but instead Maura's mother pushes her out of the way. With Constance in critical condition Paddy Doyle comes back to town to protect Maura. Maura tells Jane, and Jane tells Agent Dean, but as her boyfriend not as an FBI Agent. Jane and Korsak suspect that it's a firefighter who has set the fires, so they inspect all the firefighters. Planning a sting to catch the killer Jane sends Maura undercover in the building of the fire. When the killer is just about to take a gun and shoot Maura Paddy shoots him. Jane not seeing this coming runs in, but Agent Dean comes out and shoots at Doyle. Paddy shoots Dean and Jane shoots Paddy. He falls off a platform and hits the ground. The episode ends with Jane and Maura's friendship in pieces and Paddy on the ground dying.

Season 3 (2012)[edit]

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26 1 "What Doesn't Kill You" Michael Katleman Janet Tamaro June 5, 2012 (2012-06-05) 2M5901 5.62[43]
Season 3 opens right after the shooting. Maura's father is in critical condition, and Maura and Jane's relationship is in trouble. IAB is also starting an investigation about what happened. They investigate Jane until a cop is murdered and they have a new case. Maura is forced with the decision of signing a DNR for her father. While all this is happening to her real father, her adoptive mother is still in the hospital from being hit by the car. In the end, it turns out that the dirty cop was an IAB agent. Jane finds out that a painting that a 'student' of Constance's was actually a painting of Maura's biological mother, and that she is supposedly dead. Maura also finds out that her father said she died on the day she was born, August 7, 1976, and has a gravesite and marker with the name of Baby Maura Doyle on it.
27 2 "Dirty Little Secret" Aaron Lipstadt Steve Lichtman & Kiersten Van Home June 12, 2012 (2012-06-12) 2M5902 5.13[44]
Jane's dad returns with the surprise that he's getting married. But to get married he must get Angela to sign an annulment, which she won't sign. Jane and Maura work the case of a yoga student who was killed. The yoga student was also a geology major who discovered illegal activity by the person that owns the yoga company. Jane and Maura are trapped, and Maura's life is in danger after the owner crashes into them. Jane has to cut open Maura's leg in order for her to be able to walk. Korsak, suspecting something is up, comes in to rescue them. Jane and Maura apologize for the way they have behaved towards each other.
28 3 "This is How a Heart Breaks" Steve Robin David Gould & Sal Calleros June 19, 2012 (2012-06-19) 2M5903 5.36[45]
Jane investigates the death of an ex-serviceman living on the streets demonstrating classic PTSD symptoms. Maura and Jane save the life of a man brought into the morgue by performing a tracheotomy. Maura dates a man who turns out to be a bit of an artist and they are caught tagging graffiti by Jane's brother. When the friend of the victim, another ex-serviceman, and a documentary film maker are found dead and killed by the same weapon as the first victim Jane must find out why. A clue in an electronic keyboard leads them to the killer who turns out to be a "wannabe" street artist but has no talent so killed the first man, who has been producing street art to explain what he experienced when on tour in Iraq/Afghanistan, so that he can sell the work and make a name for himself. Heartache for Jane in this episode as she sees an old flame who refuses to see her again for reasons unknown to Jane.
29 4 "Welcome to the Dollhouse" Mark Haber Russell J. Grant & Janet Tamaro June 26, 2012 (2012-06-26) 2M5904 5.43[46]
Jane and Maura are on the case of a killer that dresses his victims as 1980s dolls. Meanwhile, Korsak finds a dog that turns out to be a dog for soldiers with PTSD, the dog works at the same place that Casey works at. When Maura brings the dog back she realizes what is wrong with Casey, and why he doesn't want to see Jane. Maura tells him that he must tell Jane about his injury. Angela starts a blog about the crime going around, with the website set up by Frost. The killer ends up being the son of a cop, whose wife had gone missing years ago. He had gone mental from watching his father kill his mother, and was trying to get someone to tell the police about what had happened. Maura tells Angela about Casey, and makes her swear not to tell. Soon after Jane gets a message from Casey wanting to meet. It turns out that Angela had written Casey, as if from Jane, saying that she accepted him and it didn't change anything. Jane explained that she would've said the exact same thing. Casey agrees to meet with Jane on a date soon.
30 5 "Throwing Down the Gauntlet" Jamie Babbit Antoinette Stella & Janet Tamaro July 3, 2012 (2012-07-03) 2M5905 5.32[47]
Rizzoli & Isles are on the case of a law student who was killed and dumped into a trash bin. When Jane finds out that Maura knows who her mother is and where she is, she urges Maura to contact her. Maura's biological mother, Dr. Hope Martin (Sharon Lawrence), turns out to be a very successful doctor who helps women and children in need. She invented a technique to help rehydrate the fingers of victims so that they may be identified. When Maura is in need of that technique, Jane calls upon Maura's biological mother to help. Maura decides that she doesn't want to tell Dr. Martin that she is her daughter, since Hope believes Maura died at birth. Angela gets into politics when she starts supporting a new candidate for mayor, Tom MacGregor, Jr., who helps school lunches. Jane finds a link between her victim and MacGregor. It turns out that the new candidate's assistant murdered the victim when she was getting close to discovering that he killed her best friend 10 years ago, because the girl liked Tom better.
31 6 "Money Maker" Greg Beeman Story by: David Sonnenborn & Janet Tamaro
Teleplay by: Janet Tamaro
July 10, 2012 (2012-07-10) 2M5906 5.51[48]
Maura sets up a dinner date with Hope and her daughter. As soon as Maura does this she regrets this decision insisting that her home is a mess, and doesn't know what to cook for her. Just as she asks Jane what to do, they are called on the case of a right ear, that is stuck to the house of a woman named Georgette, who is working on selling the house. Just as the garbage truck comes, Jane stops them, to find out that their victim, Neal Murray, is in the trashcan. Maura finds that Neal had erectile dysfunction, and had to inject medicine into the left side of his shaft, she finds that the murderer is right handed because the last injection mark is on the low right side. Later that night at dinner just as Hope and her daughter, Cailin, arrive Maura finds that the drawing of Hope is still on her wall. During dinner Jane, Maura, Angela, Hope and Cailin discuss about how moving has been hard on her and how she has to move schools. When dinner is over, Cailin leaves early wanting to be alone, moments later Hope follows her insisting that she is fragile and needs her mother. The next day, Hope reveals that Cailin is ill with a bacterial infection, and she is need of a kidney transplant. Later Maura decides that she's going to donate a kidney to Cailin anonymously, since she believes they're a match. Frost and Jane find out that Neal was running an underground sex party, and that the night Neal was murdered there was a party at that house, and that Georgette is the realtor on all the houses. It is found out that Georgette is a former prostitute. Later, Jane and Maura go into one of the sex parties that Georgette throws, Jane works by taking hairs from the call girls, and Maura examines them to see if they're the one who killed Neal. When Jane goes back to get more hairs, she hears a scream, and finds that Georgette has been murdered and pushed into the pool. At the end it is found out that the wife of the coach murdered Neal and Georgette. At the end of the episode, Cailin tells Maura that she knows who she is, and she doesn't want her kidney. Hope, who has been frantically looking for Cailin, walks in and Maura tells her that she is Paddy Doyle's daughter. Disbelieving her, Hope tells her she doesn't want anything to do with her, walking out and leaving Maura in tears.
32 7 "Crazy for You" Fred Toye Antoinette Stella & Lindsay Sturman July 17, 2012 (2012-07-17) 2M5907 5.84[49]
Maura is hosting an event for other scientists, and Dr. Pike is there; before the two can start fighting, Jane and she are on the case of the murdered Dr. Eve and her husband, Dr. Rodd. When Frankie and Angela are in front of the police station, Angela's car is hit, but who ends up being Lydia (Alexandra Holden). Lydia reveals that her fiance has dumped her, and she is now living out of her car. Frankie tells Jane about it, and they agree not to tell Angela who she really is. When Jane tells Maura about Frankie meeting Lydia, Maura tells her about Tommy sleeping with Lydia long before their dad had become engaged to her. Frost and Korsak find out that the reason they couldn't get a warrant for the doctors' medical records was because the judge they went to was leading a double life. Later on at a party at the Dirty Robber, Dr. Pike declares his love for Dr. Isles, then he tries to fight another doctor there. At Maura's house, Angela brings Lydia there where Maura finds out that she needs an ambulance because she is about to slip into a diabetic coma. Another doctor helps them get a partial print off the bullet casing. When Jane tries to go on a lead, the owner of a bakery kidnaps her. Everyone gets worried when no one could find her. While piecing together the two finger prints that they have they find that Dominic (David DeLuise), the bread maker, was the one who kidnapped Jane. While Maura looks into his file, it is revealed that Dominic believes that Jane is in love with him. Korsak, Frost, and Frankie go to Jane's apartment, because the live video feed shows that it looks like her bedroom, but Dominic has recreated her bedroom. Maura and Frost piece together what they know to find where Jane is. Just as Dominic says he's going to make it so she can't see or speak anymore Frost, Korsak and Frankie bust in and free Jane.
33 8 "Cuts Like a Knife" Randy Zisk David Gould & Sal Calleros July 24, 2012 (2012-07-24) 2M5908 5.59[50]
Jane and Maura start putting together Jane's bed when they're called onto the case of a dead bride. Frankie seems to have a new interest in Jane's new neighbor, Riley. Frankie, Frost, and Korsak respond to a call of a person with a part of the cake that was missing from the crime scene. Frost and Korsak get Frankie to calm her down so they can get the knife away. When Jane and Maura walk into the Dirty Robber, they see Frankie and Riley on a date. Moments after Frankie leaves, Frost comes in and Riley begins a date with him. Later on, Leah has 'gone missing', which Jane and Korsak think that she may have been abducted. When Jane goes to ask Riley to help with her mattress she over hears her ordering liquid ecstasy on the phone. The next day Jane finds info on Riley, and Frankie goes in for his interview to become an inspector. While Maura is investigating the body she finds a branded 'k' on the victim's neck. Jane, Frost, and Korsak got to an old car company, where they found an advertisement in Leah's 'Wedding Album', only to find the building filled with women being sold. Frankie believes that he blew the interview, just when Jane goes to ask Cavanaugh if Frankie blew it, the drug team brings in Riley and the rest of her drug team. Cavanaugh tells Frankie that if he can't even read the woman he's dating, he's not fit to be a detective. Cavanaugh also criticizes Frost. Jane, Korsak, and Frost rush in to save Leah just before the killer was able to slit her throat.
34 9 "Home Town Glory" Milan Cheylov Janet Tamaro July 31, 2012 (2012-07-31) 2M5909 4.44[51]
Maura and Angela want to throw Lydia a baby shower, with Angela still not knowing who she really is, and Jane doesn't seem to think it's a good idea. Jane and Maura are then called on the case of a shooting, who turns out to be Shane, an old friend of Jane and Frankie's. Jane and Frankie are both distraught over the murder. Jane and Korsak break the news to Shane's brothers. The brothers talk about how abusive their father was, and how they haven't seen him in years, immediately putting him at the top of the suspects list. When the brothers explain that Shane had been in drugs, Maura test his hair to see if there were any drugs in his system, oddly enough Shane hadn't had drugs in his system for 6 months. Jane and Maura meet Lydia at the bar to explain to her that she can't tell Angela about who the baby's father is. Lydia confesses that she has no clue who the father is, and she has to confess to Angela about what happened. After their meet Lydia tries to go to lamaze, but Maura tells her that she can't go alone, and Jane and her go with her. In a case of twist and turns, it turns out that the brothers were the ones who killed Shane because he wanted to leave the band, so that his death could sky rocket the sales of their music. Lydia accidentally tells Angela about the father, or not knowing of the father, and Angela finds that Jane, Maura and Frankie knew. Angela tells them that they knew they were trying to protect her and she loves them for that. Lydia moves out of Maura's house, and back in with her mother.
35 10 "Melt My Heart to Stone" Michael Katleman Story by: Russell J. Grant & Janet Tamaro
Teleplay by: Janet Tamaro
August 14, 2012 (2012-08-14) 2M5910 6.04[52]
Frankie and the team await the promotion announcement, only to learn that new detective Riley Cooper (Daniella Alonso), has instead been promoted. Dennis (Eddie Cibrian) returns, attempting to talk to Maura, who doesn't want to talk to him, since he hasn't spoken to her in three months. Jane and Maura are then called to the case of a dead woman inside of a statue. Frost discovers that there was a string of killings just like this one, making this a serial killing. Maura takes a reluctant Jane to Dennis' book signing, but they are called to another body in a statue. Jane wonders if the killer might be an apprentice to Hoyt, and asks Frost to check it out. Dennis visits Maura, professing his love for her. Jane finds a letter on her desk from the killer, telling her about the next killing. She is then called up to the coffee shop, where Lydia is having her baby. Frankie calls Tommy (Colin Egglesfield), who says he doesn't know anything about a baby. Later, Maura is shocked when Dennis shows up at the morgue to ask her to have a birthday dinner with him. She accepts. While investigating the case, the team discovers that a victim previously had a son taken away. Jane learns that the same drug used to earlier sedate Dennis was used in the victims. She deduces that Dennis is the killer, and races to save Maura. The team arrives, and Dennis puts a knife to Maura's throat, saying that she was going to be the next statue. He then tries to fall into a broken elevator shaft with Maura, but, releases his grasp, allowing Jane to save her by pulling her away in time. At Maura's home, Jane answers the door to find that Lydia has left her baby on the doorstep.
36 11 "Class Action Satisfaction" Norman Buckley Antoinette Stella & Lindsay Sturman November 27, 2012 (2012-11-27) 2M5911 3.44[53]
While Angela is serving a customer he begins coughing up blood and dies in the coffee shop. The morning after Lydia dropped the baby off Jane, Maura, and Tommy are taking shifts on watching him; Maura takes a sample from Tommy and the baby for a paternity test. Lydia returns with her mother and takes the baby back; When they get the tox-screen back they find that the victim was poisoned with rat poisoning. When Korsak and Frost go to investigate how the victim had Korsak's name in his wallet, they find that Korsak's first ex-wife is one who gave it to him. After a new body comes in, Maura discovers troubling news and announces a code red; Maura, Jane, and a new intern are to remove their clothes, and shower to make sure they aren't in any danger and are all placed in quarantine. When Korsak talks to his ex-wife, she confesses that the victim had come to AA and said he was ready for justice to be served, for something he did to a little boy. Frost finds that years ago the victim was involved in a hit-and-run that paralyzed a little boy; When Tommy calls a family meeting, Tommy says that Lydia doesn't want to share the baby, and Angela says she wants to fight for the baby. Tommy finds that he is the father; Jane and Frost try to find the woman that poisoned their victim. At the woman's house Frost, Korsak and Jane find that the woman committed suicide by parking her car in the garage and leaving it on. Jane, Korsak, and Frost then find that the lawyer they met is one that set everything up. Angela then sets up a dinner between Lydia, her mother, and the Rizzoli's in hopes of starting new with the families.
37 12 "Love the Way You Lie" Mark Harber Steve Lichtman & David Gould December 4, 2012 (2012-12-04) 2M5912 4.75[54]
Jane, Korsak and Frost are thrown when the Captain tells them they are participating in a 'Week of Health' and aren't allowed coffee anymore; Jane is mortified when she finds that she, Maura, and Angela are going to be the advocates. Frost is concerned with an old case of his comes up, and the team is called onto the case of a writer who committed suicide, until Maura finds that the hanging isn't what it seems. Frost begins questioning his judgement on the case, that has just been brought to light; While Maura begins taking the 'Week of Health' in a very serious manner, Frankie and Jane begin worrying about Angela when they find that she's been acting different; The team finds that the victim, who once attempted suicide before, got a girl to committ suicide, and the brother was looking for revenge. While at Maura's house, Jane finds that Angela has begun dating Cavanaugh, Angela comes running in explaining he fell. The next day Cavanaugh breaks up with Angela, explaining that he has to work, and shouldn't have started it. Jane and Maura anxiously await the autopsy reports of the doctor who helped the writer after his attempted suicide, while they continue to look for the manuscript. Angela goes to Korsak after the break up, only to find that Cavanaugh lost his family in a fire years ago, and he hasn't had a serious relationship since. Maura finds a connection between Frost's and Jane's cases. While examining the typewriter, Maura finds that Frost's victims' boyfriend is the one who killed Jane's victim, after he found that he knew he killed Frost's victim.
38 13 "Virtual Love" Steve Robin Story by: Sam Lembeck & Sal Calleros
Teleplay by: Sal Calleros & Janet Tamaro
December 11, 2012 (2012-12-11) 2M5913 3.79[55]
After a alcohol brewer is stabbed with an weapon that's out of the normal, Jane and Maura are sent on the case to find the killer. Jane begins worrying about her mother when she finds that Angela is trying to make Cavanaugh jealous by flirting with other men in front of him. Rondo asks Jane, Maura, Korsak and Frost to mentor some teens that are in a shelter to see if they can show them they can have a better life; only for one of the teens to pull the fire alarm and steal Angela's wallet. Things in the case get weird, when they find that their victim was addicted an to an online game involving vikings, and whoever was their lover in the game, was the person who killed him, but when they find his lover they find that she isn't what her user thought she was. After trying to find the killer, and having another victim on their plate they try to find the killer; only for them to find that the killer had a meal only common in Scandinavia, which is where the first victims assistant was. When they go to arrest the assistant they find that she's so engulfed in the game that she can't see what she's done. Angela finds that the teen who stole her wallet did so in order that she could buy her school books; Jane convinces her mother not to make Cavanaugh jealous because it would be 'beneath her'.
39 14 "Over/Under" Paul Holohan Story by: Russell J. Grant & Janet Tamaro
Teleplay by: Janet Tamaro
December 18, 2012 (2012-12-18) 2M5914 3.42[56]
Just when Jane, Korsak, and Frost go to practice for the baseball finals, Frost's mom, roommate, and roommate's son come to visit Frost. Then Maura and Jane are called into the case of a man who was stabbed in the throat in the middle of a car wash. They find that the murder victim was a former football star who lost his career when a player slipped and fell and now owns a bakery with all of his ex-girlfriends. Frost's mother confesses that she's getting remarried and doesn't know how to tell Frost. Maura and Jane argue over the medical staff playing with the homicide squad during the baseball finals. During the victory dinner for the medical squad, Frost confesses that he always knew that his mother and her roommate were partners and knew she would tell her if she wanted to. Jane and Korsak find that the football game that ruined the victim's career was rigged, that the same thing happened the day he died, and that's the reason he was killed. They find that the friend he went to was actually the man that was rigging the games, so that he could win money due to the Over/Under rule. Casey comes back and tells Jane that he's going to get surgery on his spine and doesn't want her to worry, but Maura shows Jane all of the statistics behind Casey's surgery so Jane will know that he might not make it.
40 15 "No More Drama in My Life" Michael Katleman Janet Tamaro December 25, 2012 (2012-12-25) 2M5915 4.42[57]
Jane and Maura are on the case of an actor who was shot and killed from a prop gun and work to find out who would load the gun with real bullets. Hope returns and tries to salvage her relationship with Maura after finding out she was her daughter, and to see if she's still willing to donate her kidney to Cailin, only to find out that Maura doesn't want anything to do with her. The case leads to a building that the actor had been researching; Frost, Tommy, and T.J. head over to the building but when Frost starts taking pictures the building collapses on top of everyone. Jane goes to Casey to try to talk him out of the surgery, only to get a call from Frankie about the building collapse; When Jane arrives she finds that no one will go in as they are preparing for it to collapse more. After Korsak finds that the reason behind the building collapse is a combination of recycled cement and a tunnel under the building that was never filled, in an effort for the builders to save money, in Maura and Jane head in the tunnel in an effort to find Frost, Tommy, and T.J. After getting T.J., Jane and Maura are forced to leave when it starts crumbling; Frost makes his way out the building, and soon so does Tommy complaining of head pain and is rushed to the hospital. Maura agrees to give her kidney to Cailin but only if she doesn't know, and makes up with Hope.

Season 4 (2013–14)[edit]

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41 1 "We Are Family" Michael Katleman Janet Tamaro June 25, 2013 (2013-06-25) 2M6251 6.64[58]
A state senator is killed by a sniper's bullet. The senator had known about a factory where the workers were supposed to have disposable uniforms but the factory owner failed to get them. The senator knew that toxins attached to the clothing were making kids sick. The senator's sister took bribes from the company to prevent any further investigation on the environmental hazards. The senator had planned to step down and expose the factory. Her sister killed her before that happened. Meanwhile, Isles is upset that she donated her kidney to Cailin, three months ago, and has yet to be thanked for it. She and Rizzoli get caught spying on Cailin, who gives Isles an heirloom from Paddy Doyle. Now recovered from his spinal surgery, Casey returns to Rizzoli's life. However, he tells her that he is returning to Afghanistan to help in the soldiers' therapy there.
42 2 "In Over Your Head" Jamie Babbit Russell J. Grant & Janet Tamaro July 2, 2013 (2013-07-02) 2M6252 5.90[59]
An investigative journalism student is found dead on the beach. The cause of death is determined as a drowning, but her lungs contain freshwater and not the ocean's saltwater. The student had been investigating a drug ring at her university. Jane must grudgingly work with a former colleague, who is now a new drug-unit lieutenant, in order to solve the case. Elsewhere, Maura learns that her mother Hope received a sizable donation to open her charity clinic. The donor was Paddy Doyle. He is asked to give his statement about how he got the money, so the FBI will leave Hope alone, but he refuses.
43 3 "But I Am a Good Girl" Mark Haber Charlie Craig & Ken Hanes July 9, 2013 (2013-07-09) 2M6255 5.58[60]
T.J.'s church christening becomes a disaster. His mother Lydia has a new man in her life and wants to relocate to Texas, with TJ and without Tommy, who has failed to fill out the custody paperwork. Then, Maura smells an odor, which leads to a woman's body being found covered in lime underneath the baptismal font. A gang tattoo is found on the body, meaning the woman was "claimed" by a local gang. Her father tried to take his daughter back and she was killed for it. Meanwhile, budget cuts have been made in the department. Frankie is made a "floater" and others get notices that they could be reallocated. The move to Texas does not happen, as Lydia loses her new love interest due to his being allergic to dogs and she loves dogs.
44 4 "Killer in High Heels" Jamie Babbitt Story by: Lisa Marie Petersen
Teleplay by: Janet Tamaro
July 16, 2013 (2013-07-16) 2M6253 5.22[61]
Maura is arrested after her date at a charity event turns up dead. She has no memory of the date until she gets roughed up in jail by woman who thought Maura was responsible for her arrest. Maura remembers her date blowing a hallucinogen at her, putting her in a trance. Because her guard has ties to Paddy Doyle, she is allowed to use the jail's computers to help find the real killer. Jane, Frost, and Korsak learn Maura's date was connected to a criminal that killed a Brazilian model a few months ago. The date needed Maura's key card to access the dead model's remains. The real killer tried to pin the murder on Maura's date. He used a brass knuckle key chain as a murder weapon, which gets mistakenly handed to Frost at the door of a club. Maura gets released.
45 5 "Dance with the Devil" Norman Buckley Story by: Y. Shireen Razack
Teleplay by: Janet Tamaro
July 23, 2013 (2013-07-23) 2M6254 5.49[62]
In 1993, Paddy Doyle was responsible for the death of Lt. Cavanaugh's wife and child. Arson Detective Calvin Ghetts, who died recently, has been connected to Doyle, causing the court to consider letting him out on bond. Frost, Maura and Jane find photos in the exhaust pipe of a confiscated vehicle, which leads Maura to talk to Hope as the photos connect her to Doyle. She had helped bandage Doyle after he set Cavanaugh's apartment on fire. Hope must now testify in court. Maura, Korsak, and Jane go there and learn Cavanaugh is preparing to kill Doyle in the bathroom. Maura talks him out of it by saying Hope will testify against Doyle.
46 6 "Somebody's Watching Me" Milan Cheylov Lisa Marie Petersen & Ken Hanes July 30, 2013 (2013-07-30) 2M6256 5.33[63]
A sanitation worker is killed while dropping off items to an eccentric collector. The collector is a conspiracy theorist and constructed a makeshift EMP device that disabled a drone, that had flown to close to the neighborhood, subsequently knocking out the power. The worker was mistakenly killed by a man who worked for the drone's company because the collector had salvaged parts from the drone. Meanwhile, Jane accidentally spills hot coffee on a woman who sues her for damages. A video of the incident is posted online, but the team is able to prevent the lawsuit when the video shows the woman wore liquid-resistant clothing. The person videotaping the incident was a repairman that Jane had hired to fix her condo's plumbing. It was a plot to cause Jane to sell the condo to pay for the lawsuit, so that the woman and repairman could move in.
47 7 "All for One" Paul Holohan Janet Tamaro August 6, 2013 (2013-08-06) 2M6257 5.50[64]
David Sutton (Chris Tallman), a high school driver's education/science teacher, is killed by a hit-and-run driver. The car used is from his own class. A fiber from what is believed to be from a friendship bracelet is found inside. When Samantha Cole (Alexis Raich), Sutton's chemistry student, attempts a drug overdose before his death, her background is checked. The team learns she had a tightly knit circle of friends and that Sutton was exchanging grades for sex. Sutton also tried to ruin Cole's reputation before she could report him. One of her friends had tried to entrap him but was discovered and fled. Sutton pursued them and was hit. Each friend confessed to it and no evidence could single out a viable suspect, so all are set free. Meanwhile, although Jane remains in contact with Casey, she gets asked out on a date by Detective Martinez (Amaury Nolasco). Maura calls it "chemistry", but Jane says it can never happen.
48 8 "Cold As Ice" Randy Zisk Lisa Marie Petersen & Ken Hanes August 13, 2013 (2013-08-13) 2M6258 5.60[65]
Dr. Carla Dalton (Laura Niemi) is killed in the parking garage near a boys' hockey game. The weapon used is identified as a skate hook for tightening laces, and Carla's car is found dumped in the river. She was in Boston trying to track down her nephew Todd, who had Huntington's disease. Carla's brother-in-law Michael Leahy (David Barry Gray) killed his wife when Todd was a toddler, took his son, and changed their identities. He also killed a suspicious Carla when she came to the game to look for Todd. Meanwhile, Cailin shows up at Maura's, asking to stay with her while Hope is out of town, even though a sitter was left in charge. Maura views Cailin as a child and becomes concerned about her behavior, but Jane tells her to act like Cailin's big sister instead.
49 9 "No One Mourns the Wicked" Steve Robin Story by: Ken Hanes & Lisa Marie Peterson
Teleplay by: Janet Tamaro
August 20, 2013 (2013-08-20) 2M6259 5.61[66]
Jane and Maura are asked by forensic psychiatrist Dr. Victoria Nolan (Jessica Tuck) to speak at a law enforcement symposium. Nolan is on a book tour for her Three Faces of Evil, which is about serial killers, one of which is Charles Hoyt (Michael Massee). A crime scene depicting Hoyt's murders is staged. As Jane and Maura move to describe the "victims", they see that two people have actually been killed. The victims, past and present, have been branded with the Rod of Asclepius symbol. The first victims linked to the brand were the parents of a girl named Tori, whose deaths left her orphaned. The team learns Tori had been raped and given birth before her parents' death. Dr. Nolan goes home with Korzak so he can tend to his pregnant dog. There, he becomes her next intended victim, while she guides her "research assistant" and son Jack (Nick Gehlfuss) in the process. Korzak is able to get Nolan and her son to argue long enough for his team to save him.
50 10 "Built for Speed" Anthony Hardwick Russell J. Grant & Matt MacLeod August 27, 2013 (2013-08-27) 2M6260 6.00[67]
Alberto Santana (Michael Galante) dies when his street racer explodes during a race after he turns on the car's nitrous oxide. Giovanni Gilberti (Matthew Del Negro) uses his phone to record the events and, upon review, the team spots Detective Martinez in the crowd. Maura and B.T. Cerrone (Eric Winter), a bomb technician, realize the nitrous had been swapped out for propane and find a detonator. To complicate matters, the team learns that the other car from the race was used in drug running. Jane fears their investigation will be impeded by the drug case. Martinez introduces them to the other driver, Detective Miguel Ortiz, an undercover cop being used as a drug runner. They were investigating the race organizer, Jorge Vega (Gabriel Salvador), for dealing meth. Martinez just couldn't pin down the person responsible for the customers. Alberto had found a hidden compartment in one of the cars, figured out it was being used as a drug transport, and reported it to his parole officer, Elizabeth Keating (Emily Swallow). However, Keating was the one who was bringing in the customers and, ultimately, the one who remotely triggered the explosion that killed Alberto.
51 11 "Judge, Jury & Executioner" Mark Haber Y. Shireen Razack & Jill Goldsmith September 3, 2013 (2013-09-03) 2M6261 5.88[68]
Judge Kathleen Harper (A'da Alison Woolfolk) collapses and dies at her daughter Ashley's (Jazz Raycole) mock trial presentation, despite fellow Judge Roger Thorson's (Doug Savant) attempt to revive her. Maura's initial examination reveals a paint smudge and a scratch on Harper's hand and a needle puncture on her neck. Her purse and its scattered contents are found in a nearby recently painted stairwell. The autopsy shows Harper died from toxic levels of Ritalin in her bloodstream, more than what she was taking for narcolepsy. It is discovered that Harper was investigating first-time criminals' sentences being extended at Starbridge Prison. The prison houses more-hardened criminals, not what the government is led to believe. After Harper had learned this, she was killed by Judge Thorson, who represents the prison. Meanwhile, unknown to Angela, her tax debt has been paid. Tommy received his settlement from the parking garage collapse and he pays off his mother's debt. Jane promises that she and Frankie will pay him their share.
52 12 "Partners in Crime" Randy Zisk Linda McGibney & Janet Tamaro September 10, 2013 (2013-09-10) 2M6262 5.70[69]
The team has two homicides which, at first, seem unrelated. Mark Cabot is killed in the parking garage of a fitness club. Rhonda Clark (Celia Finkelstein) is drowned in her hot tub. A german shepherd's hair is found in Rhonda's lungs, believed to be from the killer's dog. Connections are made. The team thinks that Mark's sister (Heather McComb) killed Rhonda and Rhonda's husband (Mackenzie Astin) killed Mark as part of a murder pact, but see Mark's wife (Kelly Kruger) arrive when a sting is arranged for them. Meanwhile, Maura is asked via correspondence from Paddy Doyle to take care of his paroled father, Patrick (Richard Herd). She is curious to learn about her heritage, but Patrick wants nothing to do with her. He also believes Paddy wants him to die as a "nobody", but Jane tells him that Paddy might have wanted his father to see the one good thing the son accomplished—Maura. Casey returns home to tell Jane he has been made a full colonel and he must now decide to stay in the service to be a general or retire and marry her.
53 13 "Tears of a Clown" Michael Katleman Story by: Ken Hanes & Matt MacLeod
Teleplay by: Ken Hanes, Matt MacLeod & Janet Tamaro
February 25, 2014 (2014-02-25) 2M6263 3.73[70]
The "Summer of the Clown", a 1988 case where a person dressed as a clown kidnapped young boys, is revisited, when similar events recur. Meanwhile, Jane and Casey are torn between their respective careers and their own relationship, and Maura tries to help Frost's relationship by offering his girlfriend some career advice regarding a job in Beijing.
54 14 "Just Push Play" Kate Woods Story by: Linda McGibney & Sam Lembeck
Teleplay by: Linda McGibney & Janet Tamaro
March 4, 2014 (2014-03-04) 2M6264 3.35[71]
The team investigates an aspiring gifted singer-songwriter's death at a bar. They learn the woman spent some time in rehab, where they discover her roommate stole her original songs, got signed by a music label and killed her to cover it up. Meanwhile, after being away for a year, Frank Rizzoli (Chazz Palminteri) returns to announce he has prostate cancer. Although concerned for his health, his family has difficulty putting his past mistreatment behind them.
55 15 "Food for Thought" Steve Clancy Story by: Jill Goldsmith & Y. Shireen Razack
Teleplay by: Janet Tamaro
March 11, 2014 (2014-03-11) 2M6265 4.74[72]
A famous chef and restaurateur dies, and Maura detects he was poisoned. The team recalls the chef recently won a televised cooking competition and that his competitors work for him. One of them resented the chef's fame and wanted to capitalize on expanding the business. Meanwhile, Maura's mother, Hope, tells her that she is closing her clinics, which were funded by Paddy Doyle. She hopes this will mend the rift with Maura and the two can get to know each other.
56 16 "You're Gonna Miss Me When I'm Gone" Norman Buckley Janet Tamaro March 18, 2014 (2014-03-18) 2M6266 3.58[73]
A senator's daughter, who works for the government, is murdered. She is thought to have been fleeing the country with government secrets, putting the BPD at odds with Homeland Security. The woman, however, leaves digital clues that her boss had raped her and will kill her to keep her quiet. Meanwhile, Jane accepts Casey's proposal, since he agrees to retire from the military. Later, though, Jane changes her mind when he takes a job in the Balkans. Maura senses something more, and Jane reveals that she may be pregnant.

Season 5 (2014)[edit]

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57 1 "A New Day" Michael Katleman Michael Sardo June 17, 2014 (2014-06-17) 2M6551 5.81[74]
A woman is stabbed to death while jogging in a park. The investigation is stepped up when an empty baby stroller, believed to have contained her baby, is found nearby. The baby's father, the woman's ex-husband, is questioned, but he was stuck in traffic with his new girlfriend at the time of death. However, a camera at a gas station shows otherwise for the girlfriend's alibi. She was not in the vehicle. The father is complicit, but he reveals the baby was taken to a church. Meanwhile, Frankie and Maura decide they are too much like family to pursue a relationship; Jane deals with morning sickness while unsuccessfully trying to hide her pregnancy from her mother; and the team is called to a car accident that claimed the life of Detective Frost.
58 2 "... Goodbye" Steve Robin Jan Nash June 24, 2014 (2014-06-24) 2M6552 5.50[75]
While the team deals with their grief in order to make arrangements for Frost's funeral, a young woman with amnesia wearing bloody clothing walks into the precinct holding a gun and stating she might have killed someone.
59 3 "Too Good to Be True" Mark Haber Ken Hanes July 1, 2014 (2014-07-01) 2M6553 5.43[76]
Loners, who would not be missed for extended periods of time, are interviewed to work on a farm. Unfortunately, those hired are killed by the disgruntled son of a bankrupt farmer, which culminates in a tense shoot-out that puts Jane and her unborn child at risk. Meanwhile, she finally confirms to her mother of her pregnancy, which Angela already knew, and accepts Maura's help, which comes with constant prenatal advice.
60 4 "Doomsday" Kevin Dowling Katie Wech July 8, 2014 (2014-07-08) 2M6554 5.13[77]
A survivalist is believed to have died from halomethane poisoning in his protective fallout shelter, until Maura deems the death "suspicious" since alternative methods to the gas exist today. The team investigates the victim's means of survival if he were to have exited the shelter after a catastrophe. Meanwhile, Angela asks Jane to find out why Frankie is being secretive, but Jane wishes to know the same about Korsak.
61 5 "The Best Laid Plans" Christine Moore Alicia Kirk July 15, 2014 (2014-07-15) 2M6555 4.86[78]
A wealthy woman with terminal cancer prepares to commit suicide but is killed before she is able to do so. The team investigates her family and staff, both past and present. Meanwhile, since Maura must teach a college forensic science class, Angela becomes responsible for Jane, who considers her mother's help as meddling. Maura then takes a liking to a professor but remains cautious, due to her luck with men. Also, the void left at Frost's desk forces the team to make a decision.
62 6 "Knockout" Paul Holahan Russell J. Grant & Michael Sardo July 22, 2014 (2014-07-22) 2M6556 5.23[79]
Judith Barnett, a woman who recently lost a lot of weight, is initially thought to have been stabbed to death in her home. Her husband Alan feared her weight loss would make her more attractive to other men, including their handyman, Luis Benitez. His knife is found near her body. With Maura at a convention, the team must rely on her Assistant ME Susie to use her quirky methods to help find the murderer. Meanwhile, Korsak reminisces about the death of an old musician friend, whose grandson has contacted him to play some of their music.
63 7 "Boston Keltic" Kate Woods Blair Singer July 29, 2014 (2014-07-29) 2M6557 4.77[80]
The mysterious murder of a used-book dealer leads to one suspect with ties to Paddy Doyle. When Jane questions Paddy about the case, he requests to see Maura, who agrees upon learning he is being transferred to a California maximum-security prison. Meanwhile, Angela decides to start fresh with her life, which includes breaking up with Lt. Cavanaugh and quitting her job at the café.
64 8 "Lost & Found" Randy Zisk Jan Nash & Michael Sardo August 5, 2014 (2014-08-05) 2M6558 5.09[81]
When a young woman is murdered by a contract killer, Jane must put herself at risk to save a teenaged witness, named Tasha, as the team scrambles to find her. Meanwhile, Korsak adds crime scene analyst Nina Holiday (Idara Victor) to his team.
65 9 "It Takes a Village" Michael Katleman Ken Hanes & Jan Nash August 12, 2014 (2014-08-12) 2M6559 5.68[82]
The team investigates the poisoning death of a woman found mummified in a wine cellar. While Jane recovers at the hospital from her wounds sustained in protecting Tasha, she learns that she lost the baby and that Tasha will be placed in a group home upon leaving the hospital.
66 10 "Phoenix Rising" Mark Haber Russell J. Grant & Alicia Kirk August 19, 2014 (2014-08-19) 2M6560 5.21[83]
An old friend of Korsak's dying in prison asks him to solve the case that put him there – the deaths of his wife and daughter killed in a house fire 15 years earlier. Korsak's sense of urgency causes him to take the case file to Maura's house, where Jane, awaiting medical clearance to return to work, steals information from it to help solve the case. Meanwhile, Angela secretly keeps the mail from Jane that contains her clearance letter.
67 11 "If You Can't Stand the Heat"[84] Steve Clancy Diana Mendez & Sam Lembeck August 26, 2014 (2014-08-26)
68 12 "Burden of Proof"[85] Norman Buckley Katie Wech September 2, 2014 (2014-09-02)

Ratings[edit]

Season 1[edit]

No. Title Original air date Viewers
(in millions)
Rating
(Adults 18–49)
Viewership
Rank on Cable
Note
1 "See One. Do One. Teach One" July 12, 2010 (2010-07-12) 7.55 1.6 #2 [18]
2 "Boston Strangler Redux" July 19, 2010 (2010-07-19) 7.27 1.5 #1 [19]
3 "Sympathy for the Devil" July 26, 2010 (2010-07-26) 6.55 1.3 #2 [20]
4 "She Works Hard for the Money" August 2, 2010 (2010-08-02) 6.61 1.4 #2 [21]
5 "Money for Nothing" August 9, 2010 (2010-08-09) 7.42 1.6 #1 [22]
6 "I Kissed a Girl" August 16, 2010 (2010-08-16) 6.49 1.3 #2 [23]
7 "Born to Run" August 23, 2010 (2010-08-23) 6.73 1.6 #2 [24]
8 "I'm Your Boogie Man" August 30, 2010 (2010-08-30) 6.42 1.3 #2 [25]
9 "The Beast in Me" September 6, 2010 (2010-09-06) 7.24 1.5 #2 [26]
10 "When the Gun Goes Bang, Bang, Bang" September 13, 2010 (2010-09-13) 6.56 1.5 #2 [27]

Season 2[edit]

No. Title Original air date Viewers
(in millions)
Rating
(Adults 18–49)
18-49 Rank
on Cable
Viewership
Rank on Cable
Note
1 "We Don't Need Another Hero" July 11, 2011 (2011-07-11) 6.38 1.2 #11 #6 [28]
2 "Living Proof" July 18, 2011 (2011-07-18) 6.40 1.2 #7 #4 [29]
3 "Sailor Man" July 25, 2011 (2011-07-25) 6.04 1.1 #9 #4 [30]
4 "Brown Eyed Girl" August 1, 2011 (2011-08-01) 6.45 1.4 #6 #2 [31]
5 "Don't Hate the Player" August 8, 2011 (2011-08-08) 6.46 1.3 #7 #2 [32]
6 "Rebel Without a Pause" August 15, 2011 (2011-08-15) 6.74 1.3 #8 #1 [33]
7 "Bloodlines" August 22, 2011 (2011-08-22) 6.27 1.2 #5 #2 [34]
8 "My Own Worst Enemy" August 29, 2011 (2011-08-29) 6.71 1.2 #6 #2 [35]
9 "Gone Daddy Gone" September 5, 2011 (2011-09-05) 6.69 1.3 #11 #2 [36]
10 "Remember Me" September 12, 2011 (2011-09-12) 5.63 1.1 #9 #4 [37]
11 "Can I Get a Witness?" November 28, 2011 (2011-11-28) 4.78 0.8 #14 #6 [38]
12 "He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother" December 5, 2011 (2011-12-05) 3.86 0.8 #18 #7 [39]
13 "Seventeen Ain't So Sweet" December 12, 2011 (2011-12-12) 4.91 1.0 #12 #5 [40]
14 "Don't Stop Dancing, Girl" December 19, 2011 (2011-12-19) 5.32 1.0 #14 #3 [41]
15 "Burning Down the House" December 26, 2011 (2011-12-26) 5.79 1.1 #10 #3 [42]

Season 3[edit]

No. Title Original air date Viewers
(in millions)
Rating
(Adults 18–49)
18-49 Rank
on Cable
Viewership
Rank on Cable
Note
1 "What Doesn't Kill You" June 5, 2012 (2012-06-05) 5.62 1.2 #10 #2 [43]
2 "Dirty Little Secret" June 12, 2012 (2012-06-12) 5.13 1.0 #16 #1 [44]
3 "This is How a Heart Breaks" June 19, 2012 (2012-06-19) 5.36 1.0 #13 #1 [45]
4 "Welcome to the Dollhouse" June 26, 2012 (2012-06-26) 5.43 1.1 #14 #1 [46]
5 "Throwing Down the Gauntlet" July 3, 2012 (2012-07-03) 5.32 1.0 #27 #1 [47]
6 "Money Maker" July 10, 2012 (2012-07-10) 5.52 1.2 #11 #1 [48]
7 "Crazy for You" July 17, 2012 (2012-07-17) 5.84 1.1 #10 #1 [49]
8 "Cuts Like a Knife" July 24, 2012 (2012-07-24) 5.59 1.2 #9 #1 [50]
9 "Home Town Glory" July 31, 2012 (2012-07-31) 4.44 0.8 #17 #1 [51]
10 "Melt My Heart to Stone" August 14, 2012 (2012-08-14) 6.04 1.3 #3 #1 [52]
11 "Class Action Satisfaction" November 27, 2012 (2012-11-27) 3.44 0.8 #21 #4 [53]
12 "Love the Way You Lie" December 4, 2012 (2012-12-04) 4.75 0.9 #19 #1 [54]
13 "Virtual Love" December 11, 2012 (2012-12-11) 3.79 0.8 #11 #2 [55]
14 "Over/Under" December 18, 2012 (2012-12-18) 3.42 0.7 #23 #2 [56]
15 "No More Drama in My Life" December 25, 2012 (2012-12-25) 4.42 0.8 #26 #1 [57]

Season 4[edit]

No. Title Original air date Viewers
(in millions)
Rating
(Adults 18–49)
18-49 Rank
on Cable
Viewership
Rank on Cable
Note
1 "We Are Family" June 25, 2013 (2013-06-25) 6.64 1.4 #4 #1 [58]
2 "In Over Your Head" July 2, 2013 (2013-07-02) 5.90 1.2 #11 #1 [59]
3 "But I Am a Good Girl" July 9, 2013 (2013-07-09) 5.58 1.0 #12 #1 [60]
4 "Killer in High Heels" July 16, 2013 (2013-07-16) 5.22 1.0 #8 #1 [61]
5 "Dance with the Devil" July 23, 2013 (2013-07-23) 5.49 1.1 #10 #1 [62]
6 "Somebody's Watching Me" July 30, 2013 (2013-07-30) 5.33 1.0 #13 #1 [63]
7 "All for One" August 6, 2013 (2013-08-06) 5.50 1.2 #7 #1 [64]
8 "Cold As Ice" August 13, 2013 (2013-08-13) 5.60 1.1 #5 #1 [65]
9 "No One Mourns the Wicked" August 20, 2013 (2013-08-20) 5.61 1.1 #6 #1 [66]
10 "Built for Speed" August 27, 2013 (2013-08-27) 6.00 1.4 #5 #1 [67]
11 "Judge, Jury & Executioner" September 3, 2013 (2013-09-03) 5.88 1.2 #6 #1 [68]
12 "Partners in Crime" September 10, 2013 (2013-09-10) 5.70 1.2 #6 #2 [69]
13 "Tears of a Clown" February 25, 2014 (2014-02-25) 3.73 0.7 #21 #1 [70]
14 "Just Push Play" March 4, 2014 (2014-03-04) 3.35 0.7 #24 #2 [71]
15 "Food for Thought" March 11, 2014 (2014-03-11) 4.75 0.9 #10 #1 [72]
16 "You're Gonna Miss Me When I'm Gone" March 18, 2014 (2014-03-18) 3.58 0.7 #15 #1 [73]

Season 5[edit]

No. Title Original air date Viewers
(in millions)
Rating
(Adults 18–49)
18-49 Rank
on Cable
Viewership
Rank on Cable
Note
1 "A New Day" June 17, 2014 (2014-06-17) 5.81 1.0 #10 #1 [74]
2 "... Goodbye" June 24, 2014 (2014-06-24) 5.50 1.0 #5 #1 [75]
3 "Too Good to Be True" July 1, 2014 (2014-07-01) 5.43 0.9 #12 #3 [76]
4 "Doomsday" July 8, 2014 (2014-07-08) 5.13 1.1 #5 #1 [77]
5 "The Best Laid Plans" July 15, 2014 (2014-07-15) 4.86 0.9 #10 #1 [78]
6 "Knockout" July 22, 2014 (2014-07-22) 5.23 1.0 #7 #1 [79]
7 "Boston Keltic" July 29, 2014 (2014-07-29) 4.77 0.9 #11 #1 [80]
8 "Lost & Found" August 5, 2014 (2014-08-05) 5.09 0.9 #8 #1 [81]
9 "It Takes a Village" August 12, 2014 (2014-08-12) 5.68 1.0 #7 #1 [82]
10 "Phoenix Rising" August 19, 2014 (2014-08-19) 5.21 0.8 #8 #1 [83]

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