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Rizzol & Isles Review 4.11 "Judge, Jury, and Executioner"

This season has been so scattered, I feel. The closing of arcs, the revamping of others, but nothing actually  new . It has been feeling like the same joke told over and over; though I will say there have been a few good episodes here and there. Angela’s tax hiccup came to a close. As she is gathering cans and hocking her baked goods trying to make ends meet. When she owes twenty-seven thousand to the IRS, it’s not going to come out of baked goods. She’s a sweet older woman, got that Italian Boston mom thing going on. Her husband left her for some hussy younger than all three of his kids, and she lost the house and had to move in with Maura. That’s a tough hand and honesty I find it very believable. It’s not unco mmon in this world for  exactly  such things to happen to a good person.   Read more at  //  

Rizzoli & Isles Season 4 Review “Judge, Jury & Executioner”

And the hot streak continues! On the latest  “Rizzoli & Isles,”  we were once again treated to a nifty little mystery in the aptly-titled  “Judge, Jury & Executioner.”  This was one well-constructed, tightly wound little episode for the most part, with only one noticeable plot development that was a bit suspect, which we’ll get to in a moment. Overall, though, it was a very enjoyable episode, so I can’t say I have a lot of complaints about it. The set-up was compelling: a group of local students are staging a mock trial in an actual courtroom when one of the students’ mothers (A’da Alison Woolfolk) walks in and promptly keels over and goes into convulsions right there on the floor while her daughter (the coolly-named Jazz Raycole) is in the middle of her opening statements. To make matters worse, the woman in question was herself an actual judge, meaning that there could have been any number of suspects out to get her. Read More... //

'Rizzoli & Isles' Review: 'Judge, Jury And Executioner'

As Rizzoli & Isles winds down to the final few episodes of its fourth season, the cases seem to get more elaborate and the murderer less easily guessed from the start. This week, our heroines were ... //

Rizzoli & Isles Review: Murder by Lethal Injection

" Judge, Jury, and Executioner "surprised the heck out of me when Angela's financial crisis was taken care of by an unlikely source.  Yes, perhaps it should have been obvious, but I didn't put the pieces together until the very end. Tommy wanting a quick payday for almost being crushed in that parking garage wasn't exactly a shock. Tommy's generally impulsive. He doesn't think ahead, so believing that he'd want the instant gratification of cash now instead of waiting for a bigger settlement seemed completely in character.  Read More... //

Rizzoli & Isles 4.10 "Built For Speed"

Cute love interests and fast cars, what else do you need? What Rizzoli & Isles does well, it does  really  well. The banter and the wit, the strong female relationship between Jane and Maura that could never be described as catty (a huge pet peeve of mine). While I do see the subtext between the two female leads, I also realize that it’s more in my head then an actual reality. They just have great chemistry together. Read more at  //  

Rizzoli & Isles Season 4 Review “Built for Speed”

In the latest episode of  “Rizzoli & Isles,”  we got an intriguing mix of a  “Fast and the Furious” -style set-up, combined with a undercover-cop angle involving one of our main characters, in  “Built for Speed.” When a street racer’s car explodes, killing the driver, the gang discovers that it was no accident, and may have been detonated by someone on the scene. The problem is, one of the people on the scene was none other than newbie detective Martinez. Was he up to some shady dealings, or was there something else going on here? Read More... //

Rizzoli & Isles Review: Bachelor #3

Jane and Maura's lives were complicated by three different men in " Built For Speed ." One was a jerk; another was handsome, smart, and nice; while the third had a history of licking faces. Well, one out of three ain't bad. Let's start with the best and work our way down. Eric Winter guest starred as Brandon Thomas, otherwise known as BT, a handy moniker for the uber-smart bomb tech assigned to help Maura figure out what caused a car to explode.  I had to laugh when Jane told Maura in this Rizzoli & Isles quote … //

Rizzoli & Isles Season 4 Review “No One Mourns the Wicked”

First of all, I would be remiss if I didn’t start out my review with a nod to the untimely passing of supporting actor Lee Thompson Young, aka Detective Barry Frost. To many, he was chiefly known as the star of Disney’s  “The Famous Jett Jackson”  in the title role, but his resume also included any number of genre-oriented shows I watched as well, including the short-lived  “The Event”  and “FlashForward,”  as well as movies like  “Friday Night Lights”  and  “The Hills Have Eyes 2.” He seemed like a genuinely nice guy, and sadly joins the list of yet another actor that died way too soon, in light of the recent passing of “Glee”-star Cory Monteith. That he died by his own hand is unfathomably sad, and I truly wish his family the best during this trying time. Although his character didn’t play a huge part in this particular episode of  “Rizzoli & Isles,”  my hope is that he will have a chance to shine in the remainder of episodes this season he was involved in. Whatever the case, this episode was dedicated to him, of course, which is as it should be. He will be missed. Read More... //

Rizzoli & Isles 4.09 Review “No One Mourns The Wicked”

America is kind of obsessed with serial killers. I’m a part of that. Any book or documentary I can get my hands on- I’m there. So when it comes to a place called “The Blood Cottage,” I realize that it’s crazy to think that I would want to attend. But I totally would. This episode was about serial killers- three in particular. When the episode started I was almost convinced I was watching a re-run, because it was the very first scene from the very first episode of the series. A murder by Charles Hoyte! I loved that guy. Crazy, creepy, and played by the amazing Michael Massee who can be seen in film and television as many different weirdoes, Hoyte is a throwback from the books. Though his murders and necrophilia are quite a bit different in the series, the same eerie hold he has on Jane persists. The guy is just plain  wrong . Read More... //

'Rizzoli & Isles': 'No One Mourns The Wicked'

In this week’s installment of Rizzoli & Isles, the past seems to be repeating itself and bringing buried memories to the surface. As our heroines, Det. Jane Rizzoli (Angie Harmon) and Dr. Maura Isl...   Read More... //