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Rizzoli & Isles Review: Fundraiser From Hell

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Dr. Maura Isles learned what it was like to be on the wrong end of a murder investigation on "Killer In High Heels"

Talk about the fundraiser from Hell. Not only was the event painfully boring, all they were serving were peanuts. Yes, it was for a good cause... but I couldn't imagine the lack of sustenance would help donors open their wallets even more, unless it was Jane who ended up writing a $1,000 check before bailing on Maura.

Can Jane Help?

Of course, fancy fundraisers have never exactly been Jane's style.

Maura: It wouldn't hurt you to be charitable.
Jane: I spent $8 on the beer. | permalink

I knew something was up with Brad when he didn't use the valet for his car. When Maura woke up the next morning without her memory, I kept waiting for the other shoe to drop.  

And, boy, did it ever.

Turned out Dr. Brad wasn't a doctor at all, and he was found dead in his crappy old car. 

Everyone tried to protect Maura as best they could. No one wanted to believe Dr. Isles was capable of killing, but in the end they had a job to do. If they hadn't of interrogated her someone else would have and it could have been so much worse.

From the interrogation, to the toxicology screening to the rape kit, Maura looked shell shocked. As she told Jane in this Rizzoli & Isles quote

I have processed hundreds of suspects but I never truly understood how humiliating this is. | permalink

When Jane showed up at Maura's door as Dr. Isles coaxed her stressed out tortoise to eat, my heart sank. Imagine having to arrest your best friend for murder.

At first I was relieved that her daddy was Paddy Doyle. Nothing like being the daughter of a mob boss to grant you some protection in prison. But Jane had a good point. Anyone who hated Paddy would see getting to Maura as easy revenge. Either way, prison was not a safe place for Dr. Isles.

When Angela took the video to Cavanaugh I was originally surprised. Why not take it to Jane? It was Angela's way of protecting her daughter. Jane may have destroyed the evidence and Angela's actions made sure she was never put in the position to do so. 

The final twists of using the "zombie" drug and Maura's own interview to con her were well done. As for what left those three marks on the victims' throats, it seemed Tucker Franklin had a killer golf swing and one scary keychain.

Maura was taken down a dark road in tonight's Rizzoli & Isles. I hope they revisit the consequences of it on her psyche and how she approaches her job in future episodes. 

Review

Editor Rating: 4.4 / 5.0
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C. Orlando is a TV Fanatic Staff Writer. Follow her on Twitter.

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excellent episode.
but poor maura did not need the hit.

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Great episode lots of drama. I loved it.

Rizzoli & Isles Season 4 Episode 4 Quotes

Korsak: There are those that consider the Chevrolet Citation a classes.
Frost: Yeah, a classic mistake. It's one of the 50 worst cars ever made, which means you owned one.

Maura: It wouldn't hurt you to be charitable.
Jane: I spent $8 on the beer.

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