Rizzoli & Isles Review: Not In Real Life

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Is "Virtual Love" real? It depends who you ask.

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Perhaps you shouldn't ask a guy who picks an avatar named Olaf the Boneless. As Jane says in this Rizzoli & Isles quote

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That was hard to wrap my head around, but no more so than a guy with a beautiful wife at home who chose to spend thousands of hours in a virtual world. Yes, her avatar might have been lovely but the real Kendra Dee had at least 30 years on him. I'm guessing knowing who she was in real life just would have ruined the fun.

What I didn't get was why he slept with Ruby before he knew who she was online... but then dumped her once he found out. Was it not until that moment that he realized how insane she was in the real world? Did it all just ruin the fantasy for him?

On some level, I don't think Ruby could distinguish real life and the game. For her it all became one world.

Honestly, the person who should have killed Greg was his wife. The guy was cheating on her in both the real world and the virtual world. That he ended up with a viking spear through his chest really wasn't a surprise.

Speaking of failed relationships, if we're going to have to deal with the after effects of Angela and Cavanaugh's breakup, I wish we could have enjoyed a little more of their relationship. It feels like they got them together simply to break them apart.

But it was great to see Jane call her mother out on playing the jealousy game. It was very sweet how proud it made Angela.

The teenagers were mildly interesting, but a little too predictable. The Maura wanna be was a nice touch. I always enjoy having Rondo make a return visit, if only to hear him refer to Jane as Vanilla.

Overall, this felt like more a filler episode. Angela and Cavanaugh were right where we'd left them last week. There were no scenes with Tommy and the new baby. Jane's relationship with Casey hasn't been mentioned since the show returned this winter and neither has Maura's biological family.

With so very few episode left in the Rizzoli & Isles Season 3, how many of these story threads will be wrapped up before it's over?


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Rizzoli & Isles Season 3 Episode 13 Quotes

Where would Luke Skywalker be without Yoda?


It is so weird watching your mother rebound.