Jane and Maura’s friendship suffers following the shooting of Maura’s biological father, gangster Paddy Doyle (guest star John Doman). Jane also finds herself in the middle of an Internal Affairs investigation. And her relationship with Agent Dean (guest-star Billy Burke) is exposed. Jacqueline Bisset and Ed Begley, Jr. also guest-star.
"Dirty Little Secret" – Tuesday, June 12, at 9 p.m. (ET/PT) Directed by Aaron Lipstadt / Written by Steve Lichtman & Kiersten Van Home
Tensions continue to mount between Jane and Maura, causing those close to them to be caught in the middle. But they must put aside their differences when they investigate the case of a college student who died in a tunnel. Meanwhile, Frankie Sr. (guest star Chazz Palminteri) returns with news that upsets Angela. Colin Egglesfield also guest-stars.
"This Is How a Heart Breaks" – Tuesday, June 19, at 9 p.m. (ET/PT) Directed by Steve Robin / Written by David Gould & Sal Calleros
When Maura meets a new guy named Dennis (guest star Eddie Cibrian) in a very unusual way, he opens up a different side of her. And Jane is filled with mixed emotions after someone from her past returns. Chris Vance also guest-stars.
"Welcome to the Dollhouse" – Tuesday, June 26, at 9 p.m. (ET/PT) Directed by Mark Haber / Written by Russell J. Grant & Janet Tamaro
Young female professionals dressed as dolls are turning up dead on the public transit system, and Jane and Maura must piece together the clues. Angela implements new ideas for the café. And Jane learns more about how Casey (guest star Chris Vance) was injured.
"Throwing Down the Gauntlet" – Tuesday, July 3, at 9 p.m. (ET/PT) Directed by Nelson McCormick / Written by Elizabeth Benjamin & Janet Tamaro
Jane looks for a way for Maura to meet her biological mother, Dr. Hope Davis (guest star Sharon Lawrence). Angela gets involved in a political campaign. And a nun from Jane and Frankie Jr.’s past returns. Matthew Del Negro and Jenny O’Hara also guest-star.
"Money Maker" – Tuesday, July 10, at 9 p.m. (ET/PT) Directed by Greg Beeman / Story by David Sonnenborn & Janet Tamaro / Teleplay by Janet Tamaro
When a rich financier is found stuffed in a trashcan wearing a cloak and mask, Jane and Maura must figure out what happened. Meanwhile, Maura makes a deeper connection with her biological mother, Dr. Hope Davis (guest star Sharon Lawrence), and half-sister, who still doesn’t know Maura is related to them.
“Crazy for You” – Tuesday, July 17, at 9 p.m. (ET/PT) Directed by Fred Toye / Written by Antoinette Stella & Lindsay Sturman
The detectives must piece together partial clues to lead them to the murderer of a husband-and-wife team of psychiatrists. Jane finds herself closer to the investigation than she realizes. Also, when the Boston Police Department hosts a seminar for Medical Examiners, one of the attendees (guest star Country singer Craig Morgan), offers to help Jane and Maura on their case. Meanwhile, the Rizzolis have their hands full when they discover there may be a link to a pregnant stranger they've met.
“Cuts Like a Knife” – Tuesday, July 24, at 9 p.m. (ET/PT) Directed by Randy Zisk / Written by David Gould & Sal Calleros
A bride is killed right before she walks down the aisle, and Jane and Maura must figure out if the groom’s ex-girlfriend is a suspect, or if there’s a deeper connection to the bride’s European roots. On the homefront, Jane has a new neighbor who captures the attention of Angela, Frankie and Frost.
“Hometown Glory” – Tuesday, July 31, at 9 p.m. (ET/PT) Directed by Milan Cheylov / Written by Janet Tamaro
A boy band star returns to his roots for a show and winds up murdered. Jane and Frankie, who grew up with the victim, work hard to solve the case. Meanwhile, Jane and Maura must decide if it’s time to tell Angela the truth about Lydia’s (guest star Alexandra Holden) pregnancy just as Angela prepares to throw her a baby shower.
Summer Finale: "Melt My Heart to Stone" – Tuesday, Aug. 14, at 9 p.m. (ET/PT) Directed by Michael Katleman / Story by Russell J. Grant & Janet Tamaro / Teleplay by Janet Tamaro
When a statue breaks open to reveal a dead woman inside, Jane and Maura must find the killer quickly as the body count begins to rise. Back at headquarters, a new homicide detective is named to the squad. Meanwhile, Dennis Rockmond (guest star Eddie Cibrian) returns to Boston after disappearing on Maura and tries to woo her back. Lydia goes into labor. Colin Egglesfield, Daniella Alonso and Alexandra Holden also guest-star.
"Class Action Satisfaction" – Tuesday, Nov. 27, 9 p.m. (ET/PT) Directed by Norman Buckley / Written by Antoinette Stella & Lindsay Sturman
When a man having breakfast in the Division 1 Café dies from poisoning, Jane and the team must quickly find the source as Angela and the irascible Stanley both come under scrutiny. Meanwhile, Tommy wants proof that he’s the biological father of Lydia’s baby as she returns to take the baby back. And Detective Korsak is reunited with one of his ex-wives.
"Love the Way You Lie" – Tuesday, Dec. 4, 9 p.m. (ET/PT)
Directed by Mark Haber /
Written by Steve Lichtman & David Gould
A famous young writer of memoirs is found dead in an apparent suicide, but Jane and Maura soon discover there’s more to the story. Meanwhile, Frost becomes obsessed with an old case involving a young African American student as his final appeal is denied. And Jane discovers Angela is involved in a secret romance.
"Virtual Love" – Tuesday, Dec. 11, 9 p.m. (ET/PT) Directed by Steve Robin / Story by Sam Lembeck & Sal Calleros / Teleplay by Sal Calleros & Janet Tamaro
The virtual world and the real world collide when a microbrewer is killed. Angela tries to move on from a failed romance by seeing someone new. And Jane and the team begin to mentor underprivileged teenagers, a move that ends in near disaster.
"Over/Under" - Tuesday, Dec. 18, 9 p.m. (ET/PT) Directed by Paul Holahan / Story by Russell J. Grant & Janet Tamaro / Teleplay by Janet Tamaro
When a former college football player is stabbed inside a carwash during a fundraiser for his alma mater, Jane, Maura and the team must piece together clues to track down the killer. Meanwhile, Frost's mother visits Boston with some unexpected news. And Lt. Col. Casey Jones (guest star Chris Vance) bumps into Jane and is forced to reveal some startling news of his own.
"No More Drama in My Life" Tuesday, Dec. 25, 9 p.m. (ET/PT) Directed by Michael Katleman / Written by Janet Tamaro
Dr. Hope Martin (guest star Sharon Lawrence) returns to ask Maura for a life-altering favor. Jane worries about the impending spinal surgery for Lt. Col. Casey Jones (guest star Chris Vance), and Tommy (guest-star Colin Egglesfield) shows off baby T.J. But all gets shoved to the side when a building collapses, trapping loved ones inside.