AUSXIP Rizzoli & Isles Episode Guide




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“See One. Do One. Teach One.” (Pilot) – Monday, July 12, at 10 p.m. (ET/PT)
Directed by Michael M. Robin / Written by Janet Tamaro

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Detective Jane Rizzoli (Angie Harmon) and medical examiner Maura Isles (Sasha Alexander) investigate the grisly murder of a wealthy couple.  The M.O. matches the work of a serial killer known as the Surgeon, who once nearly murdered Jane.  Now that the Surgeon is behind bars, it seems one of his protégés is picking up where he left off.  Billy Burke (The Twilight Saga) guest stars. 


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“Boston Strangler Redux” – Monday, July 19, at 10 p.m. (ET/PT)
Directed by Michael M. Robin / Written by Janet Tamaro

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Tensions are high as the squad investigates a possible copycat of the legendary Boston Strangler…or could it be the Boston Strangler himself?  Meanwhile, Jane butts heads with her new boss, Lt. Grant (guest star Donnie Wahlberg), who just happens to be from the same neighborhood where Jane grew up.  And Maura gets into trouble with her habit of diagnosing everyone – including her date.

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“Sympathy for the Devil” – Monday, July 26, at 10 p.m. (ET/PT)
Directed by Roxann Dawson / Written by Joel Fields

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Jane and Maura investigate the mysterious death of a young boy whose family is from Cape Verde.  It appears at first that he may have died during an attempted exorcism, and it may take a message from beyond the grave for Jane to pinpoint exactly what happened.  Jane is distracted from the case when her mother (Lorraine Bracco) sets her up on a surprise date.  Donnie Wahlberg guest stars.

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“She Works Hard for the Money” – Monday, Aug. 2, at 10 p.m. (ET/PT)
Directed by Arvin Brown / Written by Dave Caplan

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After a student is gunned down in broad daylight, the investigation reveals she had more than a few secrets.  Meanwhile, Jane’s mother Angela gets into a spat with her father over the car.


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“Money for Nothing” – Monday, Aug. 9 at 10 p.m. (ET/PT)
Directed by Nelson McCormick /  Written by Dave Caplan & Joel Fields

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When the oldest brother of a Boston “Brahmin” family (direct descendents of Boston’s pilgrim founders) is found dead after an apparent sailing accident, Jane and Maura find themselves at odds with each other.  When Maura discloses she dated the dead man’s wealthy brother, Jane is surprised to find out Maura comes from extreme wealth herself.  The news threatens to derail not only their investigation but also their friendship.  Angela, meanwhile, tries her hand at selling a Polynesian health drink.  Mark-Paul Gosselaar (TNT’s upcoming Franklin & Bash) and Peter Onorati (Civil Wars) guest-star.

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“I Kissed a Girl” – Monday, Aug. 16, at 10 p.m. (ET/PT) – TV-14-DLSV
Directed by Michael Zinberg / Written by Alison Cross

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Jane and Maura investigate what appears to be a hate crime: the brutal assault and murder of a young professional woman leaving a lesbian bar.  When they run out of leads, Jane goes undercover, hoping to lure the woman’s killer out.  Off the job, Maura drags Jane to yoga and hooks her up with a handsome fellow yogi.  Brenda Strong (Desperate Housewives) and Antonio Sabato Jr. (The Big Hit) guest-star.

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“Born to Run” – Monday, Aug. 23, at 10 p.m. (ET/PT)
Directed by Matt Penn / Written by David Gould

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The city’s marathon turns into a moving crime scene when a shooter begins targeting runners during the race.  Jane and Maura, who had planned to compete in the race, instead find themselves racing to catch the killer before another runner goes down.  The crowded and impassable city forces Jane and Maura to conduct their investigation on the ground and in secret so the hundreds of thousands of spectators don’t become casualties of a mass panic.  Balthazar Getty (Brothers & Sisters) guest-stars.

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“I’m Your Boogie Man” – Monday, Aug. 30, at 10 p.m. (ET/PT)
Directed by Mark Haber / Written by Janet Tamaro

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A body discovered in a park appears to be the work of Charles Hoyt, the imprisoned serial killer who once abducted and nearly murdered Jane.  As Maura tries to get inside the mind of the killer, Jane struggles to keep her fear of the one man who terrifies her in check.  Guest star Billy Burke (Twilight) returns as FBI Agent Gabriel Dean.

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“The Beast in Me” – Monday, Sept. 6, at 10 p.m. (ET/PT)
Directed by Adam Arkin / Written by Karina Csolty

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When an identity thief with no apparent identity of his own is found brutally murdered with an ice pick, the investigation leads Jane into Boston’s Irish-mob past.  A startling discovery about the victim sends Maura on a deeply personal quest.  Meanwhile, Frankie Jr. tries to help his dad add to his client base. Oscar
Ò nominee Chazz Palminteri (Bullets Over Broadway) returns as Frank Rizzoli.  John Doman (Damages, The Wire) and Chris Coy (True Blood) guest star.

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Season Finale
“When the Gun Goes Bang, Bang, Bang” – Monday, Sept. 13, at 10 p.m. (ET/PT)
Directed by Michael M. Robin / Written by Janet Tamaro

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After an undercover cop working a narcotics-smuggling sting is shot dead, the killers next turn their sites on Boston homicide headquarters, leaving Jane, Maura and Frankie Jr. trapped in a fight for survival on their home turf.  It’s a situation that will force Maura to challenge herself like never before. Chazz Paliminteri (A Bronx Tale) and Erik Palladino (ER) guest-star.