Rizzoli & Isles Review: A Family Thing

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"Home Town Glory" didn't feature a lot of glory for anyone, except perhaps the one person who deserved it.

I couldn't believe that Jane and Maura tried to keep Lydia's identity a secret from Angela. Not only wasn't it fair, it was foolish.

Lydia may not be the smartest woman on the planet, but her instincts were right. Angela deserved to be told the truth. Especially when they found out that she was planning Lydia a baby shower.

Should Jane & Maura Tell the Truth?

The sad part, one of many, was that Lydia didn't even know the identity of the father of her baby. She fooled around with Tommy, then she fell in love with Frank and the bastard left her when she told him about the child.

Daddy Rizzoli's turning out to be quite a guy. Angela's lucky to be rid of him, even if she doesn't feel that way right now.

It would be smart if Lydia got that paternity test. At least then she could try and get some child support, which she desperately needs and Jane and Frankie would know if this child is their half sibling or a niece or nephew.

I was a little upset with Jane that she dumped Lydia off at her trashy, alcoholic mother's and never looked back. I know she was angry but that seemed kind of cold. Lydia's basically a nice person in a tough spot and the Rizzoli men haven't treated her well. Perhaps there's still time for the Rizzoli women to step up and help.

Poor Angela was heartbroken to find out Lydia's connection to her ex and that her entire family knew and didn't tell her. She felt she was being pitied when all they were trying to do was protect her. 

As much as I appreciated Jane and Frankie telling their mom how proud they were of her, what struck me the most was Maura's sentiment that she shared in this Rizzoli & Isles quote:

 I always wanted a mother like you. | permalink

If that didn't snap Angela out of her funk, nothing would.

And speaking of mothers, will we ever hear about Maura's biological mother and dying half sister? That was a pretty big cliffhanger they left us with a few weeks back and it feels odd that they haven't even mentioned it.

But families can be odd, or in the case of murder victim Shane's family, they can be downright brutal. That his two brothers shot him multiple times, watching him beg for his life until they finally figured out how to deliver the final blow, was horrifying. 

I guess those boys learned about family from their abusive father who sold them out for millions. Now the sons murdered their own sibling in the hopes of making millions when all he wanted to do was use his celebrity to help people. That's pitiful.

With the season finale in two weeks, do you think we'll see more of Casey? Will Maura's bio Mom pop back into the picture? Or would you prefer an old fashioned Rizzoli & Isles in peril type of ending?


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

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Rizzoli & Isles Season 3 Episode 9 Quotes

That is so sad that people have to get murdered.


Where is she registered? Moochers R Us.