Rizzoli & Isles

Rizzoli & Isles

Based on the best-selling crime novels by Tess Gerritsen, Angie Harmon (Law & Order) and Sasha Alexander (NCIS) star as Boston detective Jane Rizzoli and medical examiner Maura Isles, friends and crime-solvers who bust some of Boston's most notorious criminals. Having grown up at different ends of the economic spectrum, Rizzoli and Isles are still opposites in many ways. Rizzoli is uncompromising, brash and better at basketball than her brother, while the methodical and blunt Isles is always impeccably dressed and displays a steady, sometimes icy temperament. Together, they use their brilliant minds to figure out whodunit and how along with gruff detective Vince Korsak, Rizzoli's former partner who is a bit hurt that she has taken the green Barry Frost as her new partner, and Jane's younger brother, a Boston patrol officer who worships her and hopes to one day make detective. Lorraine Bracco (The Sopranos) also stars as Jane's caring, yet demanding and intrusive mother.
Based on the best-selling crime novels by Tess Gerritsen, Angie Harmon (Law & Order) and Sasha Alexander (NCIS) star as Boston detective Jane Rizzoli and medical examiner Maura Isles, friends and crime-solvers who bust some of Boston's most notorious criminals. Having grown up at different ends of the economic spectrum, Rizzoli and Isles are still opposites in many ways. Rizzoli is uncompromising, brash and better at basketball than her brother, while the methodical and blunt Isles is always impeccably dressed and displays a steady, sometimes icy temperament. Together, they use their brilliant minds to figure out whodunit and how along with gruff detective Vince Korsak, Rizzoli's former partner who is a bit hurt that she has taken the green Barry Frost as her new partner, and Jane's younger brother, a Boston patrol officer who worships her and hopes to one day make detective. Lorraine Bracco (The Sopranos) also stars as Jane's caring, yet demanding and intrusive mother.

Season 1 (10 episodes)

  • 1. Pilot

    Original air date: 07/12/2010 Runtime: 50:51 min.

    Original air date: 07/12/2010 Runtime: 50:51 min. In the series premiere, Jane and Maura investigate the grisly murder of a wealthy couple. The modus operandi 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 proteges has picked up where he left off. Recurring guest star BILLY BURKE (The Twilight Saga, The Closer) appears as FBI Special Agent Gabriel Dean.

  • 2. Boston Strangler Redux

    Original air date: 07/19/2010 Runtime: 42:33 min.

    Original air date: 07/19/2010 Runtime: 42:33 min. 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, Lieutenant Grant (recurring guest star DONNIE WAHLBERG - Boomtown, Righteous Kill), 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.

  • 3. Sympathy for the Devil

    Original air date: 07/26/2010 Runtime: 42:35 min.

    Original air date: 07/26/2010 Runtime: 42:35 min. Jane and Maura investigate the mysterious death of a young boy whose family is from Cape Verde. At first, it appears 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. But Jane becomes distracted from the case when her mother, Angela, sets her up on a surprise date. Recurring guest star DONNIE WAHLBERG appears as Lieutenant Grant.

  • 4. She Works Hard for the Money

    Original air date: 08/02/2010 Runtime: 42:33 min.

    Original air date: 08/02/2010 Runtime: 42:33 min. After a student is gunned down in broad daylight, The investigation reveals she had more than a few secrets. Meanwhile, Jane's mother, Angela, and father get into a spat over the car.

  • 5. Money for Nothing

    Original air date: 08/09/2010 Runtime: 42:35 min.

    Original air date: 08/09/2010 Runtime: 42:35 min. It looks like a sailing accident may have killed the eldest brother in a Boston family; Angela tries to sell a health drink.

  • 6. I Kissed a Girl

    Original air date: 08/16/2010 Runtime: 41:42 min.

    Original air date: 08/16/2010 Runtime: 41:42 min. Jane and Maura investigate what appears to be a hate crime: the brutal assault and murder of a woman leaving a lesbian bar. Jane goes undercover, in hopes of luring the killer out in the open. Outside the case, Maura hooks up Jane with a handsome yoga instructor. BRENDA STRONG (Desperate Housewives) and ANTONIO SABATO JR. (Melrose Place, The Big Hit, General Hospital) guest star.

  • 7. Born to Run

    Original air date: 08/16/2010 Runtime: 42:32 min.

    Original air date: 08/16/2010 Runtime: 42:32 min. The Boston Marathon turns into a crime scene when a shooter begins targeting runners. Racing to catch the killer before another shooting, Jane and Maura must conduct their investigation in secret so as not to cause a mass panic. BALTHAZAR GETTY (Brothers & Sisters) guest stars.

  • 8. I'm Your Boogie Man

    Original air date: 08/30/2010 Runtime: 42:35 min.

    Original air date: 08/30/2010 Runtime: 42:35 min. 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 in check. Recurring guest star BILLY BURKE (Twilight) appears as FBI Agent Gabriel Dean.

  • 9. The Beast In Me

    Original air date: 09/06/2010 Runtime: 42:35 min.

    Original air date: 09/06/2010 Runtime: 42:35 min. When an identity thief with no apparent identity of his own is found murdered in his car, The investigation leads Jane into a checkered past. A startling discovery about the victim also sends Maura on a deeply personal quest. Meanwhile, Frankie Jr. tries to help his dad, Frank Sr. (recurring guest star CHAZZ PALMINTERI The Usual Suspects, Hurlyburly) add to his client base.

  • 10. When the Gun Goes Bang, Bang, Bang

    Original air date: 09/13/2010 Runtime: 42:35 min.

    Original air date: 09/13/2010 Runtime: 42:35 min. In the season finale, after an undercover cop working a narcotics-smuggling sting is shot dead, the killers 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. Recurring guest star CHAZZ PALMINTERI and guest star ERIK PALLADINO (ER) appear.