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.
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Detective Vince Korsak comments that Psi Beta Tau sorority girls, just like in his day, were "foxy, smart." Rizzoli points out that Korsak never attended college, and he replies "I went to a lot of toga parties." The actor who plays Korsak is Bruce McGill, who played Daniel Simpson Day ("D-Day") in National Lampoon's Animal House
(1978), which had one of the most famous toga party movie-scenes of all time. See more
The victim's body is found on a beach on the open ocean in Boston, meaning the coastline should face roughly due east, yet the late-afternoon shadows being cast indicate that the beach coastline is actually west- or southwest-facing. This discrepancy is due to the fact that the scene was filmed in California, not Massachusetts. See more
Lt. Det. Rafael Martinez
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