Rizzoli & Isles Review: Burn the Witch

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Rizzoli & Isles dove into its New England roots this week, as "Bloodlines" provided us witches burned at the stake and one who sat across the dinner table. Let's start with the witch with the cheap dye job.

Bloodlines Scene

I couldn't believe Theresa. So did she honestly not know who the father of her child was or was she simply scamming Frankie? They never let us know if she was irresponsible... or the biggest witch on the planet. 

Of course, as much as Angela wanted a grandchild and Jane would have loved to have been an aunt, they all wanted confirmation. Therefore, they did what any meddling family would do. They stole things and snuck them to the lab for DNA testing. Yeah, that's love, in its own weird way.

It turned out no one was giving Frankie nearly enough credit. He'd gotten screwed over by Theresa one too many times and he wasn't taking any chances. 

I was hoping that Lily was his since everyone instantly fell in love with the little girl. Frankie would have made a great dad. Plus, how much fun could it have been watching Jane and Theresa go at it over family dinners?

The best part was this: despite the amateur stake out and the stolen sippy cup, when the bad news came back, Jane was there for her brother. From the childish bickering to the makeup hugs, these two make a wonderful brother/sister team.

The witch killings were creepy, but I found the seance laughable. I hope it was meant to be humorous. Naturally, I'm the skeptic who has never touched a ouija board, so I may be a hard sell.

I enjoyed the bits of history they threw into this story. I didn't realize that it's been speculated that some of the women killed as witches may have been mentally ill. That just makes the tale that much sadder and more horrifying.

On the up side, I loved Korsak as an animal lover. We had the bird last week and now the orphaned kitty. He wasn't even upset about the stitches on his nose. What's wrong with pink claws anyway?

And Korsak made Frost do the new guy grunt work even though he's been on the team for two years. I suppose you're the new guy until the next new guy comes along. Looks like it was time for Frankie to start knocking down some doors, literally.

All in all, it was another fantastic, funny, charming episode of Rizzoli & Isles and, as usual, I can't wait for more.


Editor Rating: 4.5 / 5.0
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What a stupid show. I'm talking about the whole series and not just one episode. Really? We don't need another 'woman' bad a** cop show or any more cop shows for that matter. There are more than anyone can count. And this one scrapes the very bottom of the barrel with it's extreme stupidity. It is unrealistic in nature and I think they women actress' remind me of dykes. Take it off the air and put something on worth watching.


I agree with everyone; Korsak's expressions were freakin' hilarious! My favorite had to be the open-mouthed, stunned expression during the seance.


For Vickie, the actress portraying Theresa is Marika Dominczyk.


Does anyone know who played Theresa in last nights episode? I really liked the families interaction with this character. LOVE this show and all characters!


To Kat
--It looks like Colin Egglesfield will be back as Tommy on the September 5th episode and TVFanatic.com may have an interview with him coming up shortly so keep an eye out for it. Enjoy.


This episode was great and Korsak was hilarious during the seance! Jane and Maura's little stakeout was great too! I wish though that Tommy was there for the family scenes. Is Colin Egglesfield going to be back or was he just in the one episode?


Lol, I loved Korsak's reaction after all the candles blew out! He looked terrified! I agree that it would have been great to see Jane and Theresa's fights. They had great chemistry. Love, love, LOVE this show!!


Korsak is so darn cute with the kitty. I love that man a little more every week.

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Rizzoli & Isles Season 2 Episode 7 Quotes

Maura: Pine scent. It's right where her jacket pocket would be.
Jane: You think she was wearing air freshener?

I'd love bunny pancakes.