RIZZOLI & ISLES: “Somebody’s Watching Me”


This week’s episode of Rizzoli & Isles finds our favorite duo running late for work and half cranky. With no running water and no way to make coffee Detective Jane Rizzoli (Angie Harmon) is much like 90% of Americans without caffeine: irritable, whiny and full of sass. It takes a creep named Gil starring at her chest and her idiot brother for Dr. Maura Isles (Sasha Alexander) to pull her away to grab some coffee on their way to being late to a crime scene.

Things seems to be heading in one direction for Jane: annoying. Which of us when waiting impatiently for our morning jolt doesn’t get a little cranky? Unfortunately for Jane, everyone seemed to want to comment on the status of her mood, thus making it worse. The result is her coffee ending up down the front of another patron instead of in her mouth. Murphy’s law seems to have been let loose on the streets of Boston.

On the other side of the coin, the boys were getting to be boys in this episode. Detectives Frost (Lee Thompson Young) and Frankie Rizzoli (Jordan Bridges) are getting an eye full as a new ‘hot’ rookie by the name of Charlotte ‘Charlie’ Hanson is on the case with them. In good fun, they battle it out to see who will get her first. It seems there is always a rivalry amongst these two to see who can get the girl and it makes for fun, easy to watch TV. Adding in the old man who thinks aliens have landed and owns an EMP (Electro Magnetic Pulse) gun was a silly touch.

As Jane returns to her apartment (still without running water) having found out about her viral video debut, the last thing she wanted was Tommy’s (Colin Egglesfield) antics. Proudly, he watches himself on the news, but Jane is unimpressed and throws him out before being served with papers. Apparently, Murphy is making himself comfortable.

Like the teddy bear he is, Korsak (Bruce McGill) comes to Jane’s aid at the request of her mother. While he looks over the court documents that Jane was served, Maura, like a good best friend, tries to cheer her up. Possible the best line of the episode comes in a light moment of giggles: “Stop. It was one moment in a life.” Maura means it lightly, that Jane shouldn’t take this whole incident to heart, but that line resonates on a much deeper level. In her next breath, Maura makes Jane believe that she is a good person and suddenly the world isn’t so dark anymore.

Aside from the viral videos and court cases, the murder case was well thought out and executed. The old man with an EMP gun who hordes and claims his things are being stolen was merely a cover for a very high tech subplot. Ultimately, Mr. Grovner’s things were being taken by his neighbor, but the murdered garbage man in his basement was out there by the owner of a drone sent to spy on the neighborhood. While everyone thought he was crazy, Grovener turned out to be right, there’s was someone watching him.

Jane’s bad day at least had a happy ending. The girl that she spilled coffee on was after her condo and will now sit in jail with her boyfriend Gil. That’s what happens when you mess with the best duo of opposites that Boston could produce.

Next week: overdoses and sex for grades? Sounds like a case our dynamic duo can solve.

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