Rizzoli & Isles Review: Daddy Issues

at . Comments

In a few short weeks, the winter season of Rizzoli & Isles managed to take my favorite characters and throw them into circumstances that had alarming consequences.

Remember when Jane was upset with Maura for withholding information from her about her brother? Well, that rift was nothing compared to the chasm created between our dynamic duo at the end of "Burning Down the House."

Romance for Rizzoli

When Jane shot Doyle, Maura looked horrified, angry and completely betrayed by her best friend. And you could feel Jane's heart break as Maura practically snarled at her to stay away.

Had it only been a day or so before that Jane was the first person Maura called when her mother's life was on the line? Wasn't Jane the only one she trusted to find the person who ran them down? Yes to both... but now it was also Jane who shot her father while the man was trying to protect his child. 

This time Maura didn't respond with a doctor's good sense or a best friend's understanding. Suddenly she was a daughter desperately looking to protect the father she barely knew and hoping his secrets wouldn't die with him.

As soon as Doyle offered to tell Maura who her biological mother was and she turned him down, I knew the mobster's days were numbered. However, I was shocked that Jane was the one to pull the trigger.

Also involved in this scenario was Agent Gabriel Dean. I know Dean has his fans, but I've grown fond of Casey over the last several episodes. Casey seemed completely smitten with the talented detective and made the effort to keep in touch despite being overseas, which is more than I could say for Dean. I wasn't thrilled when Dean showed up with flowers and even less happy when Jane fell into bed with him.

When Jane told Gabriel about Patty Doyle's reappearance, she asked him to leave it alone as a personal favor to her and he agreed. Yet somehow he ended up at that warehouse and it looked as though he'd followed Doyle. 

Without knowing any other details, it's hard to say but it's possible that Dean went back on that promise. Unfortunately, we'll have to wait until the summer to see how Jane reads that situation and if Dean stays in the picture.

As far as the arson plot that set all of this in motion, I enjoyed it until the end. It felt like the loose ends were tied up too quickly as the fire became secondary to the story of Maura and her wayward father.

So... were you happy to see Agent Dean back in the picture... and in Jane's bed? Will Maura forgive and forget or will this incident have lasting effects on our beloved Rizzoli & Isles? Sadly, we have plenty of time to discuss these issues: summer is a long way off.


Editor Rating: 4.5 / 5.0
  • 4.5 / 5.0
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
User Rating:

Rating: 4.3 / 5.0 (83 Votes)

C. Orlando is a TV Fanatic Staff Writer. Follow her on Twitter.


I agree that jane shouldn't have shot maura's father he was only going to shoot that firefighter dude until dumbass dean had to shoot back at him and shot him then jane decided to shoot patty to when maura said not to I bet they are not going to be speaking to each other that often when season 3 starts in the summer.


Haven't watched this yet, it is on the DVR. But I can say this, if they put Jane and Maura in bed together I'm done with the show.


I think Isles has already met her mother,Mrs. Isles said"someone was here talking to me. Was it Patrick?" Seems like she knows Paddy Doyle. Remember also that television series deviate from their source material. Dexter the series and the Dexter books have taken different paths.


Karren- I think only those of us who are fans of the books are also fans of Dean. Most of the comments I've been reading are negative towards him, and really, who can blame them? They haven't really done much with his character in this show and nothing until now this season, and then this happens? Ugh. But I DO hope that they might be able to flesh his character out a bit and give them the kind of relationship they have in the books! I


If you have ever read the books you will see that Jane ends up with Dean and gets married to him. I am glad that they brought him back to the show now that the actor playing Dean is done with the Twilight movies.


loved this episode it had everything watched it 3 times so far dont know how we can wait 6 months for season 3 its so far away.


So out of Janes Character to sleep with Dean??....I love the feminin side of Jane,but the finale episode should have been 2 hours. Too much for us to take in so fast. Don't let the writters mess up a great show by confusing us by pushing the limit and changing what we admire about the Characters.Sure we would like to see a love scene with Rizzoli and Isles because their love is so deep...but throwing Jane in bed with Dean goes against Janes standards from the first 2 seasons??...Great show!!!Don't screw it up!!

Tags: ,

Rizzoli & Isles Season 2 Episode 15 Quotes

Does your brain ever get tired?


You're not even ready for the commitment of calling him by his first name.