12 July 2010
Detective Jane Rizzoli and medical examiner Maura Isles investigate the grisly murder of a wealthy couple. The M.O. matches the work of a serial killer known as the Surgeon, who once nearly murdered Jane. Now that the Surgeon is behind bars, it seems one of his protégés is picking up where he left off.
19 July 2010
Tensions are high as the squad investigates a possible copycat of the legendary Boston Strangler...or could it be the Boston Strangler himself? Meanwhile, Jane butts heads with her new boss, Lt. Grant, who just happens to be from the same neighborhood where Jane grew up. And Maura gets into trouble with her habit of diagnosing everyone - including her date.
26 July 2010
Jane and Maura investigate the mysterious death of a young boy whose family is from Cape Verde. It appears at first that he may have died during an attempted exorcism, and it may take a message from beyond the grave for Jane to pinpoint exactly what happened. Jane is distracted from the case when her mother sets her up on a surprise date. Donnie Wahlberg guest stars.
2 August 2010
Jane and Maura investigate the murder of a local college student, Danielle Davis, who was gunned down on campus in broad daylight. According to Danielle's father, she was the perfect daughter. She was attending college on a soccer scholarship and was well-liked by everyone. The investigation reveals however that Danielle had recently lost her scholarship due to an injury but somehow still managed to pay her $57,000 tuition. She had recently broken up with her boyfriend and may have been having an affair wit one of her teachers. When it appears that the may have also been working as a call girl, Jane believes the solution to the crime rests with finding her pimp. Meanwhile, Jane also has to deal with her mother whose attempt at greater independence has left her with a clunker of a car.
9 August 2010
Something of a wedge is driven between Jane and Maura when they investigate the death of Adam Fairfield, the head of one of the oldest and richest families in Boston. Maura knows the family well and was once engaged to Garrett Fairfield, Adam's younger brother. Jane wants to treat this like any other case but Maura thinks she should cut the family some slack, particularly since she hasn't yet determined a cause of death. Jane thinks Maura wants her to go easy because they're rich and important. When Maura does in fact determine that Adam was murdered, she also finds a clue that leads to the killer - an cashmere sweater. Jane meanwhile learns that her mother Angela has taken to selling a tonic of sorts in local pubs.
16 August 2010
Jane and Maura investigate the murder of a young woman who was found beaten, raped and strangled outside a gay bar. At the scene they find a flyer from an anti-gay organization and their first thought is that they are dealing with a hate crime. The victim was married and her same-sex spouse says everything was fine between them, though the fact that she was out at a bar alone suggests she may have been cheating. The victim had a resemblance to Jane who goes undercover at the bar, with Maura working there as a waitress to collect fingerprint samples from anyone Jane might meet. Meanwhile, Jane goes with someone from her yoga class - Maura encourages her he doesn't quite meet expectations.
23 August 2010
Jane and Maura's plan to run in the Boston marathon is interrupted when they reach the 3 mile mark and find another runner collapsed on the road. They quickly determine that the man was shot but Jane is concerned that it not become widely known as it might induce panic among the half million spectators along the course. When a second man is shot at the 12 mile point, they realize the killer is likely a runner. Working with Frost and Korsak who are back at the office, they learn that the two men went to high school together. They also learn that the they, along with a third student, had gotten away with a vicious rape. Someone is clearly out for revenge and the police have to move quickly when they learn the third man is also among the runners.
30 August 2010
Jane once again has to deal with Charles Hoyt, The Surgeon, a serial killer who had taken her prisoner at one point but was arrested before he made her one of his victims. They've found a body in the park of a man who has been missing for nearly 2 years. His throat is slit and it seems that Hoyt, who is in solitary confinement, has once again made contact with someone on the outside who is doing his bidding. The dead man's wife is still missing however and Jane has been told to stay away from the case. Meanwhile, Jane's brother Frankie has a new girlfriend. Lola, a waitress that even Jane has taken a liking to. Maura makes an unexpected discovery however.
6 September 2010
The police investigate the death of Colin Doyle who is found murdered sitting behind the wheel of his car. More interestingly they find dozens of passports and ID cards in the trunk of his car. Clearly Doyle was an identity thief and a good one who likely bilked a great many innocent people out of their savings and investments. Dr. Isles' autopsy reveals that the man was killed by by an ice pick. When it's determined that Doyle was actually the son of one of Boston's top-rated and most wanted Irish mob enforcers, Patrick Doyle, the police think it was likely an attempt to flush the elder Doyle out into the open. Maura's examination of the dead man also reveals something completely unexpected - that he is her biological brother. Meanwhile, Frankie Rizzoli arranges a plumbing job for his Dad at their favorite pub - and ends up working with him overnight.
13 September 2010
After an undercover cop working a narcotics-smuggling sting is shot dead, the killers next turn their sights on Boston homicide headquarters, leaving Jane, Maura and Frankie Jr. trapped in a fight for survival on their home turf. It's a situation that will force Maura to challenge herself like never before. On the home front, Jane's parents are excited that their oldest child, Tommy, is being released after serving time in prison.
11 July 2011
Three months have passed since Jane was shot and she hasn't yet recovered. There is a ceremony honoring her bravery and Maura convinces her to attend. The evening ends in tragedy when a U.S. Army Private, also being honored for an act of bravery while on a tour of duty in Afghanistan, is killed in a car bombing. Despite not being cleared for duty, Jane desperately wants to get in on the investigation. Meanwhile, Jane learns that her parents are getting a divorce. Jane renews her acquaintance with an old high school friend.
18 July 2011
Jane and Maura's mud bath at the spa is interrupted when a man brings in a pregnant woman who has been stabbed. She dies but Maura manages to save baby. The woman's husband, a commercial fisherman, was on his boat when she was killed but says he wasn't aware that his wife was pregnant. The case gets more that just a bit complicated when it turns out she was a surrogate, carrying a child for a couple who were unable to have a child on their own. It leads them to a fertility clinic run by a Dr. Hanson who is less than cooperative. Jane's mother meanwhile is driving her crazy trying to redecorate Jane's apartment and then holding a yard sale there. Maura has an idea.
Season 2, Episode 3: Sailor Man25 July 2011
It's Fleet Week in Boston and Jane and Maura have a vicious serial rapist on their hands. All of the evidence points to a sailor as the culprit but with thousands of sailors in town, they have their work cut out for them. Detective Frost also has to deal with his father, Admiral Frost. Their first suspect is in the brig when the second attack occurs but the second victim was attacked in her hotel room and closed circuit video of the lobby helps them solve the crime. Maura meanwhile takes an interest in Angela Rizzoli's hunky mechanic, Giovanni Gilberti. Maura is looking for a physical relationship but Giovanni decides that she is his soul mate.
1 August 2011
When the daughter of a police officer is kidnapped in front of her younger brother, Jane and the team race to find the girl, fearing her abduction is connected to another case in which a young girl turned up dead only hours earlier.
8 August 2011
Jane and Maura investigate after the coach of the Boston Pilgrims baseball team is found dead in the locker room. The death comes as a star player and the team owners battle for control of the team. Meanwhile, Jane's brother Tommy returns home after being released from jail.
15 August 2011
Jane Rizzoli and Maura Isles find themselves investigating a death that occurred during the re-enactment of of a Revolutionary War battle organized by a university professor, Dwayne Cravitz. They soon determine that far from being an accident, the shooting was from a sniper who was actually out to kill Cravitz. A DNA sample leads them to believe that the shooter is someone from his past. Maura meanwhile is thrown for a loop when her mother, the rich and beautiful Constance Isles, drops in for an unexpected visit. They have a strained relationship however with Mrs. Isles not quite sure how to be a mother to her daughter and Maura feeling intimidated and reduced to babbling in her presence.
Season 2, Episode 7: Bloodlines22 August 2011
Jane and the team investigate what appears to be a modern-day witch hunt in Salem. Meanwhile, Frankie's old girlfriend returns to town with a surprise, and Jane has no problem speaking her mind about the situation.
29 August 2011
Jane and Maura investigate when a man is killed during what appears to be a robbery. Evan Dunbar is killed and son Chris is badly beaten leaving him with broken ribs and a gash on his face requiring 22 stitches. Their immediate suspect is Arthur Dunbar, Evan's brother, who was released from prison just 6 weeks ago and who was imprisoned largely on Evans' testimony. DNA testing on rats however lead them down another path, one that includes the importation of illegal drugs and a kidnapping. During all of this, Maura is more than a little distracted when the love of her life, Dr. Ian Faulkner, drops in to see her. He doing good works in Africa but thanks to Jane's nosy mom, Jane learns that Ian is wanted for questioning by INTERPOL.
5 September 2011
Jane and Maura investigate the murder of Melissa Joy Black who is found dead, tied to a pier at the port with an ice pick through the heart. Maura is concerned that it may be a mob killing with links to her biological father Paddy Doyle and so calls in another medical examiner, the fastidious Dr. Pike, who finds a micro SD card in her stomach. Melissa's sister tells the police her father was injured on the job 6 months ago and will never recover. Melissa likely got a job at the docks after the union blamed their father for the accident claiming he was drinking on the job. A wounded Doyle shows up at Maura's house demanding medical treatment but denies having anything to do Melissa's death saying someone is trying to frame him. After Doyle's right-hand man is found dead, the police think a war over control of the docks may be underway. Maura meanwhile is spending time with Jane's brother Tommy. Vince is pushing Jane to take the mandatory sensitivity training and she goes out of her way to evade the training officer.
12 September 2011
Jane and Maura investigate the death of a young man, Graham Randall, who was killed in a prison washroom where he had gone to change after posting his bail. He was stabbed to death but while examining the body in the infirmary sees serial killer Charles Hoyt who is there for cancer treatment. He tells her a tale about a murder that occurred in 2005. Jane finds a cold case - a family of four that vanished into thin air - that could be what Hoyt was talking about. Maura's autopsy of Randall reveals something quite peculiar - teeth in his stomach that belong to the victims from 2005. Meanwhile Maura is fretting over what to buy Jane for her birthday and Frankie writes his detectives exam.
28 November 2011
After the murder of much-loved community leader Elmore Gregory, Dante Morgan steps forward to identify the shooter as a gang leader, Terence Jones, also known as Little T. On the night before the trial, Dante leaves his police protected hotel room and is found dead the next day in a gang-ridden neighborhood with "snitch" written on his forehead. With the main witness out of the way, the only other evidence against Jones was obtained using information from one of Vince Korsak's confidential informants. When Vince says he can't produce him for the court, the judge gives the prosecution 48 hours of the case will be dismissed. Meanwhile, TV's Bill O'Reilly is in Boston to cover Little T's trial. Jane's mother Angela is a big fan and at a book signing she gives him Jane's cellphone number.
5 December 2011
Jane's younger brother Tommy seems to be settling down. He's getting work here and there and is moving into his own apartment. He still sees Maury from time to time but she would like to keep their relationship a platonic one. Meanwhile, the homicide squad investigates a bank robbery where the manager was shot by one of robbers for no apparent reason. They immediately cross swords with the FBI who also have jurisdiction and Det. Barry Frost in particular seems to have it in for the Special Agent in charge, Anna Farrell. This is the second robbery committed by these men and they soon find the getaway vehicle with one of the robbers inside, shot to death. It all becomes very personal for Jane when her brother Tommy's fingerprints are also found in the vehicle.
12 December 2011
After her boyfriend Casey Jones is unable to get to Boston, Jane takes Maura to her dreaded high school reunion. She hates most of the people there but one former classmate that she liked, Steve Sanner, says he would like to discuss something with her. Before he can do so however, Steve is shot and killed while taking a walk on the football field. The killer used a steel wool-filled water bottle as a silencer. He worked for another high school classmate, Rory Graham, who says he wasn't having any trouble at the office or with co-workers. Based on his phone records, they suspect he may have been having an affair with another former classmate, Debbie Tibbet, but when she is found dead her husband tells the police she had recently become very secretive. A third dead classmate gives them the clue they need to identify the killer. Meanwhile Vince Korsak's ex-wife is back in town wanting money for a new enterprise. Vince would like to see his 16 year-old son Josh.
19 December 2011
Jane and Maura investigate the stabbing death of Denise Ryan, who stumbled onto the stage at her daughter Dakota's dance competition with a pair of scissors in her chest. According to the dance studio owner, Coach JJ, Denise wasn't like the other moms and didn't get to know her very well even though Dakota has been going there for two years. The husband is eliminated as a suspect but the police responded to a disturbance at the dance studio two weeks ago when two of the other moms, Yvonne and Kim, got into an argument. When they learn that Denise had no credit history whatsoever, they realize that the plastic surgery she underwent was likely to hide her true identity. Korsak meanwhile has been avoiding his ex-wife Melody who wants him to co-sign a lease so she can open her yoga studio. He learns that his stepson Josh has been arrested for shooting a policeman with his own gun. Joss is angry and refuses to speak to anyone.
26 December 2011
When a warehouse fire kills a firefighter, Jane and Maura must investigate whether it was arson or an accident. But the investigation hits a snag when a hit-and-run leaves someone in the hospital.
5 June 2012
Jane and Maura's friendship suffers following the shooting of Maura's biological father, gangster Paddy Doyle. Jane also finds herself in the middle of an Internal Affairs investigation. And her relationship with Agent Dean is exposed.
12 June 2012
Jane and Maura still aren't on speaking terms but are forced to work together when a college student, 25 year-old Rachel Lawson, is found strangled in the university's underground tunnels. She had also been renting a car every weekend for the last 20 weeks and was aware that her parents has separated. She had also spent a good deal of money on yoga in recent months. The yoga master, Sensei Matta, has recently bought 20,000 acres in Western Massachusetts and has a secret - one that lead to the death of Rachel Lawson. Meanwhile, Jane is surprised when her father knocks on her door. He has big news: he's going to be remarried - to a 28 year-old - but wants a church wedding so needs to have his marriage to Angela annulled. Tommy, who introduced his Dad to the woman, is having his own particular problems with the nuptials.
19 June 2012
Jane and Maura investigate the murder of an army veteran, 29 year-old Bernard Avery, who was killed in an alleyway with a hatchet. He was homeless, one of many ex-servicemen now living on the streets of Boston, and suffered from PTSD. When Rizzoli and Korsak visit a psychology center where Avery had sought help, Jane is surprised to her old friend, Casey Jones working there. He's been back for several months but refuses to tell her anything more. The police soon have a second dead homeless vet and Jane's informant, Rondo, thinks he's found a witness. Meanwhile, Maura meets Dennis Rochmond and after saving his life, he sends her orchids. She also discovers her wild side.
26 June 2012
Jane and Maura investigate the murder of 25 year-old Victoria Green who was found posed her on a bus stop bench and made up to look like a toy doll. They first suspect Herbert Buckley who was recently released from prison and has a fetish for dolls but that proves to be a dead end. It's only the first of several murders and it seems that the killer is finding the women on the public transit system. Maura finds a sliver of ash wood in the first victim's scalp but the blood on it is 20 years old. It proves to be the vital clue that leads them to the killer. Meanwhile, Korsak find a well-trained service dog who turns out to belong to someone at the veterans center where Jane's friend Casey works. Maura returns the dog and learns Casey's secret. It's left to Jane's mother to get Jane and Casey together again.
3 July 2012
Jane and Maura investigate the death of a young woman whose body is found in a back alley dumpster. The killer apparently burned her hands to stymie her identification but the police find a driver's license on her. Maura determines that she was asphyxiated and suffered a severe blow to the head. Meanwhile, Jane is after Maura to locate her biological mother and it turns out she already has. She is Dr. Hope Martin a world famous physician who has done a good deal of forensic analysis. Jane arranges for her to come in and try to identify the dead girl. She turns out to be everything Maura could ever hope for in a mother but is determined that she should never know about their connection. As for the dead girl, she is identified as 27 year-old Emma Spencer, a legal intern who worked at the DA's office. She was investigating the murder of a friend who disappeared when they were young teenagers and whose remains were only recently discovered. She had also taken a leave of absence to work as a nanny for Tom MacGregor who is running for Congress
10 July 2012
Jane and Maura go undercover at a sex party to track down the perpetrator of a sex related murder in a mansion that's on the market. As Maura and Hope get better acquainted their relationship turns out to be especially important for Hope's daughter Cailin. Meanwhile, Sister Winifred tries to maintain some level of civility in the squad room.
17 July 2012
The investigation of the murder of two doctors is hindered by a judge that won't sign a search warrant for his own personal reasons. Jane has to deal with a delusional secret admirer.
24 July 2012
The gruesome murder of a bride and the disappearance of her sister lead Jane to a crazy jealous rival and a bigger even more gruesome criminal enterprise. Meanwhile Jane's brother and partner are dating Jane's next door neighbor which conflicts with Jane's moving plans but Jane is more concerned about her neighbor's profession.
31 July 2012
Jane investigates the death of a family friend in a rock band with a history of drug abuse. It looks like a drug case until drug tests come back negative and another rocker turns up dead. Maura's soft heart drags Jane into assisting with Lydia's pregnancy despite her disapproval of her mother's relationship with Lydia.
14 August 2012
Frankie's promotion to detective goes to someone the detectives have a history with. The man Maura saved in the morgue returns to a cold reception. The case of the week is a body encased in plaster on public display on a fountain and it's not the first or the last.
27 November 2012
The murdered man is in AA with Vince's ex-wife-he is not her husband. He lost his high-paying job in a pharmaceutical company and now is just a lowly pharmaceutical rep with a conscience, a past, and a plan for redemption.
4 December 2012
A famous author who apparently hanged himself, a charitable gift for helping put a man on death row, a nagging feeling, a health program for the squad room, a suicide chat room, an evasive witness, a mother who insists her son is innocent, and a man who fell from a roof make for another week of mysteries and distractions in Jane's and Maura's investigations.
11 December 2012
A mentoring program, a fire alarm, Angela's missing wallet and Angela's breakup with the lieutenant distract the detectives as the track the killer of a micro brewer through cyberspace.
Season 3, Episode 14: Over/Under18 December 2012
Casey drops some big news to finally explain to Jane why he's keeping his distance. Barry's mother plays ringer in an interoffice softball game then announces she's getting married. The detectives investigate the murder of a an ex-football player who ran a bakery.
25 December 2012
Hope is ready to talk to Maura about a kidney for Cailin. Jane pays an unannounced visit on Sam. A substandard building related to a murder investigation endangers Jane's friends.
25 June 2013
In the season premiere, a community parade turns deadly and family tensions and politics arise. A surprise visit from Lt. Col. Casey Jones (CHRIS VANCE) reveals shocking news.
2 July 2013
Jane and Maura investigate the death of a young woman who is found washed up on the beach. Maura confirms that she drowned and manages to trace the exact location by analyzing the water in her lungs: a tank in an old fish factory. Jane is somewhat upset to find that an old flame, police Lt. Rafael Martinez, is back in Boston. They had worked together in the narcotics division but their relationship ended after a confidential informant had been killed and Martinez left to join a special task force some 8 years ago. The dead girl is identified as Brenda Thompson, a journalism student who was pursuing a drug story on her college campus. When Jane finds Lt. Martinez's business card among her possessions, it seems that he was using her to get information. Meanwhile, Maura learns that she may be in danger owing to her father's activities.
9 July 2013
Baby TJ's christening turns grim when a body is discovered in the church. Jane almost abuses her power in order to protect her brother Tommy (COLIN EGGLESFIELD).
16 July 2013
Dr. Isles becomes the suspect in the murder of a mysterious guest of a charitable fund-raiser.
23 July 2013
The decades-old death of a mother and child open a closet door revealing skeletons that threaten to complicate the start of Paddy Doyle's RICO trial.
30 July 2013
A reclusive hoarder becomes the subject of an investigation into the murder of a city sanitation employee.
6 August 2013
The hit-and-run murder of a high school science and driver's education teacher focuses on a group of friends who were also students of the victim.
13 August 2013
"Sports rage" and angry hockey parents are the focus of the investigation of the murder at a youth hockey game.
20 August 2013
When someone begins to stage copycat murders presented at a symposium on serial killers, detectives believe the suspect is one of the meeting participants.
27 August 2013
The squad gets involved in an incredibly dangerous scenario when a horrifying incident occurs during a drag race; Jane gets a lead that points to drug trafficking being the motivation for a murder; an investigation is hindered.
3 September 2013
A mock trial advisor (A'DA ALISON WOOLFOLK) dies during a competition. Meanwhile, Jane is concerned that Angela may be hiding financial issues. DOUG SAVANT also guest stars.
10 September 2013
Two puzzling murders share a surprising link that could be the key to finding the perpetrators. Meanwhile, Jane and Casey come to a crossroad and Maura assumes caretaker for Patrick Doyle, Sr. who is being released from prison.
25 February 2014
The Boston Police department is haunted from the past when a man in clown-costume almost kidnaps a little boy. Is it the same person that has molested and kidnapped boys in the 1980s?
4 March 2014
A musician is stabbed in a bar and the squad realizes that the stabbing victim had something to hide. Jane's father returns with shocking news.
11 March 2014
When a food truck chef dies suddenly, all signs point to a suspicious poisoning, but many questions remain unanswered. Meanwhile, Tommy (recurring guest star COLIN EGGLESFIELD) announces some big plans that have Angela very excited. And Maura's birth mother, Hope (recurring guest star SHARON LAWRENCE), takes a bold step toward making amends with her daughter.
18 March 2014
Homeland Security steps in when a senator's daughter is found murdered. The squad rushes to solve the case, which could put national security at risk. Meanwhile, Tommy (recurring guest star COLIN EGGLESFIELD) and Frankie get into a fight after Tommy starts slipping back into bad old habits. And Jane reveals some shocking news that could change her life forever.
Season 5, Episode 1: A New Day17 June 2014
In the fifth season premiere, solving the murder of a jogger takes on even greater urgency when Jane realizes that the motive was theft ... of the woman's baby. As the investigation gets underway, Jane attempts to hide her pregnancy from her snooping mother, and Maura and Frankie face the aftermath of their kiss.
Season 5, Episode 2: ...Goodbye24 June 2014
As the Boston Homicide detectives solve a murder, they each think of ways to say goodbye to Detective Barry Frost.
1 July 2014
A killer is using online ads to find the perfect candidate for murder: men no one will notice are missing. Meanwhile, Jane discovers that keeping her pregnancy quiet will be a tough assignment.
Season 5, Episode 4: Doomsday8 July 2014
A man is found dead inside his doomsday shelter. Maura determines he was suffocated by gas pumped into the shelter. Jane becomes distracted when she thinks Korsak is going to retire. Frankie has a secret.
15 July 2014
The team investigates the murder of a wealthy woman with terminal cancer and only a few months left to live. When Maura teaches a class, she meets a man who might be her Mr. Right, but she is torn between the doubts of her scientific mind and the instincts of her heart.
Season 5, Episode 6: Knockout22 July 2014
With Maura at a medical examiners' convention, Jane needs Susie's (recurring guest star Tina Huang) help and crime scene dioramas to solve the perfect murder. Meanwhile, Korsak is visited by the son of an old friend and forced to deal with painful unfinished business.
29 July 2014
The murder of a rare bookseller brings Jane and Maura into the world of Keltic writings and coded confessions, just as Maura is preparing Jane to meet her new man. Angela's relationship with Cavanaugh changes pace.
5 August 2014
A woman is killed with a silencer outside a nightclub. First suspect is the husband who checked into a hotel, but he is found dead. A young witness to the suspected contract killing of the woman must be found and protected.
12 August 2014
Mummified remains of a woman put the team's investigative skills to the test. Jane works from her hospital room as she - with the support of Maura and her family - seeks to recover from a devastating loss.
19 August 2014
The team helps Korsak investigate an old case that has gone very, very cold. Jane refuses to believe that she's not ready to go back on duty and takes some untraditional steps to stay involved.
26 August 2014
In the middle of a heat wave, Jane and Maura find a man who died suspiciously in a bathtub full of ice. In trying to stay cool, Angela discovers a spicy tea that seems to be working, but it has unexpected romantic consequences.
2 September 2014
A notable county prosecutor is arrested for murder, and as the case against him grows increasingly strong, Jane begins to doubt he did it. Angela nominates herself to educate Maura on the interests of kids today when she hears Maura is going to meet Jack's (recurring guest star ENVER GJOKAJ - Vegas, Dollhouse) 12-year-old daughter.
17 February 2015
Season 5, Episode 14: Footloose????
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