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Rizzoli & Isles Season 3 Premiere Review: The Girls Blast Their Way Into a New Season

Rizzoli & Isles blasted its way into its premiere of Season 3 with a .45 caliber punch.  When a sting that has Dr. Maura Isles (Sasha Alexander) going undercover goes awry, her best friend, Jane Rizzoli (Angie Harmon), is forced to shoot Maura's biological father, Boston mob boss, Paddy Doyle (John Doman).  The cast and story run the gamut of emotions in exquisite style, making us laugh and cry in the same breath.

Alexander wrings every fear and hope of an adopted child seeking information from a biological and adoptive parents with haunting in her eyes and restrained expression that breaks your heart.  Harmon's reactions to her perceived betrayal by love interest, federal agent Gabriel Dean (Billy Burke), reflects the pain of every speed bump felt in a relationship that has gone off course.  With their characters' relationship strained beyond the breaking point, »

- Melissa J L Smith Sciuto

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