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.
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 ...
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 ...
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, ...
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.
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.
Jane investigates the death of a family friend in a boy 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.