Rizzoli & Isles Review: The Dynamic Duo Returns

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Rizzoli and Isles this week returned to heat up our holiday season with murder, possible dirty cops... and Bill O'Reilly. Yup, you read that right. The political pundit made a guest appearance in "Can I Get a Witness?" playing himself - and he didn't do a bad job of it.

With Boston Homicide this-close to finally taking Little T, a gang member suspected in 15 killings, the world was watching, which is what led to O'Reilly covering the story. 

To be honest, I'm generally not a fan of these guest spots. They usually take away from the story instead of adding to it, but I'll give Mr. O'Reilly and the writers their due. His role fit into the storyline and gave Angela her moment to moon over his Irish blue eyes. Even funnier was Maura hinting that they weren't real. In the end, I almost wanted to see Jane on The Factor.

The Ladies at Lunch

But back to the rest of our story... Korsak came under fire when their witness turned up dead while under protective custody. Who decided that the second story was secure enough? Obviously they were wrong because one call from a burner phone sent our witness jumping out the window. It appeared as if a high rise hotel would have been safer or at least have kept Dante indoors.

And did the witness really need his cell phone the night before he was set to testify? Seems to me he would have been much safer without it. 

Korsak was willing to lose his badge to protective that young woman and her baby and I expected nothing less from the detective. He might not be able to pick out a tie, but he knows the difference between proper procedure and doing the right thing.

One thing I found hard to believe was that Dante could have kept his girlfriend and baby a secret. That kind of news is hard to hide.

In the end, who knew that changing a tire could be so important?!? I've always found a can of fix-a-flat to be much easier, but then perhaps we wouldn't have caught our killer. I wasn't expecting ADA Delgado to be the murderer. To know how scared that kid was and still take him out and kill him was damn cold. 

In this post Thanksgiving season, I'm thankful that Rizzoli & Isles is back to give us four more episodes to get us through the holiday season. How about you?


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Sometimes I am not sure if the acting is poor or the writing is poor. It is just too mushy, not believable, I don't know if it is Angie's voice that is irritating, or the whole family affair that is nauseating


Why would you read a REVIEW of a program you haven't watch yet and be shocked when it reveals the ending... story-line, plot and characters come into a review, all leading to reveals of the program.


When I read a review, I do not expect the reviewer to give away surprise endings, and ruin the watching for those who had to miss it, but will be watching later on taped, or on demand. Should have put SPOILER in the very beginning, and I'd have saved THIS to read until after I watched the program tonight.


Not a big fan, but hubby is, and since he watches my favs, I watch his......but truthfully, this was a good episode with a surprise ending. Always liked Korsak, and glad he kept to his ideal, and protected his CI. Thought Bill O'Reilly was good and her mother's fasination with Bill O, funny. My hang-up with the show is the ME, Isles....didn't like her as Kate on NCIS, and like her less on this show....I don't see the chemistry between her and Rizzoli, however, Rizzoli with the squadroom cast and her brother is worth the watch. Good review and observations, especially about Dante....you know he wouldn't make it to court, but my bet was on the cop outside his room.


I started watching this OnDemand over the summer when there was nothing else on and when I was done with all the episodes, I wanted more, more, more! I was so happy to see it was a new one last night : )


Awesome as always... Great twists in the plot! I love that it keeps you guessing! More lots more please! What a great cast!


The ADA being the killer was a good twist. Great to see Frost and Jane having Korsak's back. The scene where they confront her at the apartment was great. But could she really be so stupid?


U guys really need to proof ur story b4 release...


I've missed Rizzoli&Isles!
Loved the epi and i cannot wait for the next one!

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Rizzoli & Isles Season 2 Episode 11 Quotes

Hey Mom. I couldn't find any Sour Patch so you'll have to settle for Gummy Bears.


Frost: So how does a white female cop get the confidence of a black kid from the hood.
Jane: I have mad skills.