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Rizzoli & Isles Season 5 Review “If You Can’t Stand the Heat”

On the latest episode of  “Rizzoli & Isles,”  the heat was on but the air conditioning, not so much, in the aptly-titled “If You Can’t Stand the Heat.” When a body was found during a bracing heat wave in SOBO (aka South Boston, which is apparently a thing, at least according to the show), the team was taken aback to find it might well have been from hypothermia, despite the fact that the power in the building was out. Although the eventual cause of death ended up being strangulation, Isles puzzled out the fact that the body was kept on ice in the tub (hence the hypothermia), likely in hopes of keeping it preserved as long as possible, and to perhaps throw off the time of death in the process. But the power outage expedited that process, of course, and the killer’s plan was somewhat foiled. Read More... //

Rizzoli & Isles Season 5 Review “Phoenix Rising”

On the latest episode of  “Rizzoli & Isles,”  while Rizzoli itched to get back to work, going a little stir crazy at home, Korsak took on a cold case with an old friend of his, Rick (Michael McGrady), who had been convicted years ago for a crime he insisted he didn’t commit. Though skeptical, Korsak decided to give the cold case his best shot, especially since the surviving member of the family, son Jason (Jonathan Patrick Moore), was still alive and had long since accepted the fact that his father was a murderer, and a definitive answer could potentially salvage the relationship. At least if Rick was telling the truth. So, Korsak paid Isles a visit for some advice, while sneaky Rizzoli made off with some relevant files in the case to work on it off-book without his knowledge. Isles discovered some evidence that could clear Rick if proved- the fire which killed Rick’s wife and daughter was set via two accelerants, not just the one as originally listed on the crime scene reports. If Rick’s clothes only showed evidence of one, then he was in the clear. Read More.... //

Rizzoli & Isles Review: A Flaming Hot Cold Case

The fire at the beginning of  Rizzoli & Isles Season 5 Episode 10  was frightening in its intensity, but I couldn't help but wonder how the arsonist didn't notice the kids' rooms as he poured the accelerant all over the hallway. Then I realized that ticked off biker gang members hell bent on murder probably don't care much about who ends up as collateral damage.  Read more:  //

Rizzoli & Isles Review: Huggy Non-Bear

There was a lot of sadness in  Rizzoli & Isles Season 5 Episode 9  - but there was also hope as Jane's miscarriage pulled the family together.  I hate that they decided to end Jane's pregnancy story line, yet at least they did it well. The best moment was Angela sharing that she had a miscarriage the year before she had Jane and how difficult that was.    Read more:  //  

Rizzoli & Isles Review: What is Lost?

Ugh!  It's exactly what I said when this  Rizzoli & Isles Season 5 Episode 8  ended because even though I suspected it was coming, I was still wildly disappointed.  Admittedly I don't know for certain that Jane has lost her baby. It was not said at the end of "Lost & Found" but the title as well as Jane taking a bullet to the vest, being doubled over in pain, and then being hit with a pipe all lead me to that conclusion.  Read more:  //

Rizzoli & Isles Review: The Doodles

I'd heard of  Labradoodles . I'd heard of  Goldendoodles . But a St.  Berdoodle ? That's a new one on me. I'll be doing a Google search right after this review of  Rizzoli & Isles Season 5 Episode 7 .  I've got to see a picture. Although I generally agree with Jane that talk of dead bodies isn't exactly dating etiquette, if Jack is going to stick around, he needs to not only get used to it, but have an interest in Maura's work as well. Otherwise, I don't foresee this relationship lasting long.  Read more:  //

Rizzoli & Isles Season 5 Review “It Takes a Village”

On the latest episode of  “Rizzoli & Isles,”  Rizzoli learned that “It Takes a Village” to raise a child, as Tasha proved to be quite the handful. After Rizzoli was informed that it was likely that Tasha would end up in a group home, Tasha was clearly not happy about it, later running away from the hospital- or did she? A quick thinking Rizzoli, also in the hospital recovering from her injuries in the previous episode, realized if Tasha had really left the building, there would be evidence to that end on the hospital’s cameras. There wasn’t, so Jane realized that Tasha must still be in the building, which proved to be the case, as she was hiding out in the basement, waiting for the search to end so she could sneak out for real. Read More... //

Rizzoli & Isles Season 5 Review “Lost & Found”

On a tense new episode of  “Rizzoli & Isles,”  the team took a look inside the “Lost & Found” to try and corral a driven young homeless girl that witnessed a murder outside a Boston nightclub. It all started with a pair of murders on the same night: the aforementioned one, plus another at a local hotel. The nightclub victim, Sydney Allen (Nicole Paggi, who played another Sydney way back when on “Hope & Faith”), was the socialite wife of a businessman by the name of Judson, who was about to strike pay-dirt via a internet start-up company he was involved in. As he reportedly hated his wife and wanted to bail on the marriage sooner than later, so as to not have to share the newfound wealth with her, he would have been the prime suspect…except he was the second victim. Read More... //

Rizzoli & Isles Season 5 Review “Boston Keltic”

In the latest episode of  “Rizzoli & Isles,”  we opened with what looked like an outtake from some torture porn flick, as an elderly rare book salesman was tortured to death in his own store, in “Boston Keltic.” The man in question was Brendan McHale, whose intern was a local troubled youth named Ricky Kelly, who claimed his boss gave him a new direction in life and had no idea why anyone would want to torture, much less kill the guy. Also, nothing appeared to be missing, though they later discovered that Kelly sold some rare pages to help keep the store up and running when sales went down. At first, it appeared a little iffy, but Kelly proved to be an okay guy, despite the misleading tats and what seemed to be a bad attitude. Then, someone assaulted the cop guarding the place and broke in, ransacking the place yet again for whatever they were after, still to no avail. Read More... //

Rizzoli & Isles Review: Deadly Dioramas

Turns out the team on  Rizzoli & Isles Season 5 Episode 6  has many talents. Korsak  can sing, Maura plays a mean game of autopsy jeopardy and Susie builds a deadly diorama. They're an odd assortment of characters, but we like them that way. Read more:  //