Rizzoli & Isles (2010–2016)

Tears of a Clown 

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?


Michael Katleman


Janet Tamaro (developed by), Ken Hanes (teleplay) | 7 more credits »


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Angie Harmon ... Jane Rizzoli
Sasha Alexander ... Maura Isles
Brian Goodman ... Lieutenant Sean Cavanaugh
Jordan Bridges ... Frankie Rizzoli Jr.
Lee Thompson Young ... Barry Frost
Bruce McGill ... Vince Korsak
Lorraine Bracco ... Angela Rizzoli
Chris Vance ... Lt. Col. Charles 'Casey' Jones
Keir O'Donnell ... Craig Johnson
Max Charles ... Kevin Silver
Sky Soleil ... Derrick Johnson
Davis Cleveland ... Zach Langley
Andrea Bordeaux ... Neda
Ashanti Brown ... Diane
Lilli Birdsell ... Joan Silver


The Boston police are on high alert after a man in a clown suit tries to force a 10 year-old boy into his car. The case is eerily similar to a kidnapping that occurred in 1988 when 10 year-old Nick Hamilton was taken by a man in a clown suit. The boy's body was never found and the man in the clown suit was never caught despite 3 other attempted kidnappings. Old evidence leads them to the clown - and his killer. Elsewhere, Frost is upset with Maura after his girlfriend seeks her advice and she decides to pursue her dreams. Jane and Casey are coming ever closer to having to make a decision about their future. Written by garykmcd

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Crime | Drama | Mystery


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Release Date:

25 February 2014 (USA) See more »

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16:9 HD
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Dr. Maura Isles: There is a weather vane
Detective Vince Korsak: Let's which way the airline is pointing
Dr. Maura Isles: I'll check the wind direction of this morning...
[looks it up on a computer]
Dr. Maura Isles: North by north east
Detective Vince Korsak: So the air is pointing north-ish
Dr. Maura Isles: Which means that we're looking for a house on the east side of street in that runs north to south
Detective Vince Korsak: Thank you, Magellan
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