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Rizzoli & Isles Season Finale Review: Another Day at the Office Collapse

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"No More Drama In My Life" featured nothing but drama for both Jane and Maura - and things only look like they'll get more complicated next season...

A Building Collapse

Maura's New Family…if you can call it that. I'm really torn over what to feel about Dr. Hope Martin.

I couldn't imagine the emotional turmoil of being told your baby died, only to find out decades later that wasn't the case. Knowing you've lost all of that time with your own child must be devastating.

But it's been a long time since we've seen Hope. Her last appearance was in "Money Maker", which was about half way through the Rizzoli & Isles season 3 summer run. 

So when she finally waltzed back in to Maura's life after having said she never wanted to see her again and asked for her kidney, it was hard not to feel what Jane did when she told Maura in this Rizzoli & Isles quote...

Maura: She said I wasn't her daughter.
Jane: But then she remembered she needed your kidney for her real daughter, Kaylin. | permalink

What hurt the most was that Maura was fairly sure Hope wouldn't have been begging Kaylin to donate her kidney if the tables were turned.

But Maura's a better person than that, which was why she not only agreed to donate her kidney, but also wanted to keep it a secret from her half sister.

Jane's Love Life…is on hold as usual. This poor woman can't catch a break. Thankfully, Maura convinced her to go talk to Casey before his surgery. She may not have liked the answers but at least she now knows the truth as Casey told her:

 I can't live without being able to feel you. | permalink

If there was any doubt in his mind about the risky surgery, I'm sure it disappeared the moment Jane said she couldn't wait for him in her moment of crisis.

The Building Collapse…was a decent, if not spectacular, season finale disaster. Obviously there are some things that shouldn't be recycled and concrete is one of them.

It was obvious what was about to occur the moment Frost, Tommy and TJ set foot in that parking garage. I really expected the threesome to acquire more injuries but the special effects that showed the cracks across the building were pretty cool.

Will Casey survive his surgery? Will he and Jane reunite for real? Will Maura reconnect with her biological family or simply drop off a kidney and move on? And will Tommy get rich from his lawsuit against the building developer and marry Lydia?  Tune in next summer to find out.

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First off-- Mary, you should be able to find the season finale somewhere, maybe on Hulu or if you're willing to pay for it, Google Play, iTunes or even Amazon. Non pay option, possibly on Youtube, as I've been able to find some past episodes of Third Watch there. Broken up into segments, but watchable. Second. Michael seems to be a troll. My advice is simply not to bother with replying to him. You see these types in different places around the web. Attention, even bad is enough for them. Simply allow him to state his opinions as is his right.. and let it go at that.

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I can't live without being able to feel you." Love the quote. :)

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@Minnie Mac More then what go throw yours go back to watching Playboy that seem to fit your level of matured

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Will the final of Rizzoli and Isles be re-aired.......missed the last showing? Thanks!

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Michael, you take this show far too seriously. It's a terrible drama that's degenerated into an obnoxious sitcom played for laughs. I won't be watching again. ZERO character development, continuity, predictable crimes, stupid subplots, side characters that no-one cares about who seem to have more time spent on them than Jane and Maura. I wonder what goes through Janet Tamaros' mind sometimes when she comes up with this trash.

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... How many Medal of Honor winners received their awards because they acted "as instructed in the training manual?" We love this show in part because these are courageous women doing very difficult things. They're often at physical risk and ALWAYS at emotional risk. Most of us couldn't survive, let alone succeed, if we were faced with half the stuff with which they have to deal. And that's where I'm glad the verisimilitude ends. It would be boring TV that no one would watch if it was exactly like real life, don't you think?

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...would have looked silly -- like Dukakis in the tank silly. They were counting seconds in their heads, and every one wasted was one less they had to rescue their loved ones. IF you had someone you loved in that situation, would you take time to search about for the "proper" outfit or would you run naked thru fire if that's what it would take to bring them to safety? I know what I would do. So they went off with Korsak's guidance to find their way in, and then when they found it, and Maura's infrared device showed the people inside, they called for reinforcements. The BFD showed up with the concrete saw and the paramedic S&R guy to climb up into the cutout. That felt right. The point is, there are protocols and official plans and thick FEMA binders filled with guidelines etc... but when the shit comes down, brave people do brave things. They may not always be "wise" or "prudent," but they're the kind of behaviors we tend to reward later. How many Medal of Honor winners received their awards because they acted "as instructed in the training manual?" We love this show in part because these are courageous women doing very difficult things. They're often at physical risk and ALWAYS at emotional risk. Most of us couldn't survive, let alone succeed, if we were faced with half the stuff they have to deal with. I'm guessing the previous "guest" who posted at 8:02pm couldn't make it through 1/4 of it.

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continued: And since Maura was there, she did the RIGHT thing by applying her medical training to help the (apparently) large number of victims. It would have been so unrealistic as to be ridiculous if she just stood there in a designer dress looking concerned, 'oh I can't work on living people... they're icky." Right? Ok. So what was Hope - her bio-mother doing there? Maybe offscreen she heard about it and was nearby, or she called Maura's office and was told what happened, or Angela told her. Doesn't matter. It's enough that she is a medical professional herself. Period. Her back story (revealed in a previous ep) lends credence to her character's choice to go where the "action" is. I bought it. I assumed and sensed there were other medical professionals there as well, who showed up for their own reasons... but of course they didn't need to be in focus for this tv show. On to the tunnel issue you raised. Having the girls don helmets before going in would have looked silly -- like Dukakis in the tank silly. They were counting seconds in their heads, and every one wasted was one less they had to rescue their loved ones. IF you had someone you loved in that situation, would you take time to search about for the "proper" outfit or would you run naked thru fire if that's what it would take to bring them to safety? I know what I would do. So they went off with Korsak's guidance to find their way in, and then when they found it, and Maura's infrared device showed the people inside, they called for reinforcements. The BFD showed up with the concrete saw and the paramedic S&R guy to climb up into the cutout. That felt right. The point is, there are protocols and official plans and thick FEMA binders filled with guidelines etc... but when the shit comes down, brave people do brave things. They may not always be "wise" or "prudent," but they're the kind of behaviors we tend to reward later. How many Medal of Honor winners received their awards because they acted "as instructed in the training manual?" We love this show in part because these are courageous women doing very difficult things. They're often at physical risk and ALWAYS at emotional risk. Most of us couldn't survive, let alone succeed, if we were faced with half the stuff they have to deal with. I'm guessing the previous "guest" who posted at 8:02pm couldn't make it through 1/4 of it.

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This is mostly aimed at the nasty posting by the previous "guest" at 8:02pm. Have you ever been in a situation like the one depicted last night? I was in SF for the horror of the big quake in '89, and the episode brought back those memories in a particularly visceral way. I can only imagine how it might have hit those who where were at ground zero on 9/11. The TRUTH is that things happen fast in an emergency... they happen really fast when lives are at stake and the walls are tumbling down. In SF, it didn't matter if you were a pathologist or a retired podiatrist or Dermatology Resident... if you had medical skills, you put them to use. So Maura getting busy made sense. And if you were paying attention, you'd have figured out that she was on the scene because her best friend's brother, partner and nephew were trapped in the building -- NOT, as you seem to imply, because some agency "had a pathologist and her mother doing field triage." And since Maura was there, she did the RIGHT thing by applying her medical training to help the (apparently) large number of victims. It would have been so unrealistic as to be ridiculous if she just stood there in a designer dress looking concerned, 'oh I can't work on living people... they're icky." Right? Ok. So what was Hope - her bio-mother doing there? Maybe offscreen she heard about it and was nearby, or she called Maura's office and was told what happened, or Angela told her. Doesn't matter. It's enough that she is a medical professional herself. Period. Her back story (revealed in a previous ep) lends credence to her character's choice to go where the "action" is. I bought it. I assumed and sensed there were other medical professionals there as well, who showed up for their own reasons... but of course they didn't need to be in focus for this tv show. On to the tunnel issue you raised. Having the girls don helmets before going in would have looked silly -- like Dukakis in the tank silly. They were counting seconds in their heads, and every one wasted was one less they had to rescue their loved ones. IF you had someone you loved in that situation, would you take time to search about for the "proper" outfit or would you run naked thru fire if that's what it would take to bring them to safety? I know what I would do. So they went off with Korsak's guidance to find their way in, and then when they found it, and Maura's infrared device showed the people inside, they called for reinforcements. The BFD showed up with the concrete saw and the paramedic S&R guy to climb up into the cutout. That felt right. The point is, there are protocols and official plans and thick FEMA binders filled with guidelines etc... but when the shit comes down, brave people do brave things. They may not always be "wise" or "prudent," but they're the kind of behaviors we tend to reward later. How many Medal of Honor winners received their awards because they acted "as instructed in the training manual?" We love this show in part because these are courageous women doing very difficult things. They're often at physical risk and ALWAYS at emotional risk. Most of us couldn't survive, let alone succeed, if we were faced with half the stuff they have to deal with. I'm guessing the previous "guest" who posted at 8:02pm couldn't make it through 1/4 of it.

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Maura and Jane are cops not firfighter they don't wear helmet and its more believeable then NCIS having Tony and Ziva in a elevator

Rizzoli & Isles Season 3 Episode 15 Quotes

No one can blame you for wanting to save Kaylin.

Angela

I think when you're the father they call it parenting.

Jane
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