Rizzoli & Isles Review: Bachelor #3

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Jane and Maura's lives were complicated by three different men in "Built For Speed." One was a jerk; another was handsome, smart, and nice; while the third had a history of licking faces.

Well, one out of three ain't bad.

The Martinez Agenda

Let's start with the best and work our way down. Eric Winter guest starred as Brandon Thomas, otherwise known as BT, a handy moniker for the uber-smart bomb tech assigned to help Maura figure out what caused a car to explode. 

I had to laugh when Jane told Maura in this Rizzoli & Isles quote

Actually since your last boyfriend was Dennis the serial killer, I'm all for BT. | permalink

Considering Maura's past love interests, BT's competition wasn't all that fierce - but he's certainly looking like he has a lot of potential. And he gets additional points for being attracted to Maura's brain as much as her beauty. 

On to Bachelor #2: Giovanni. It's hard to believe that Giovanni and Maura ever went out on a date. They are so vastly different on so many levels. And, of course, there are his odd little quirks…

Barry: I'd take him off your hands for you but I hear he's a face licker.
Jane: Not my face. | permalink

Yup. The face licker returned. Thankfully he kept his tongue to himself this time... well, unless you include the spaghetti eating scene at the cafe.

But where Giovanni walked the line between making me laugh and making me cringe, Lt.Martinez just repulsed me. 

I completely disagreed with Maura on this one…

Maura: I think he's sexy.
Jane: He thinks he's sexy too. | permalink

Exactly. Rafael Martinez seemed to think an awful lot about himself. He was a jerk to Jane on the job yet tried to schmooze her when he thought he had the chance for a booty call. When Jane told him that she was involved with someone else, Martinez only response was to point out that her boyfriend's not here.

So Martinez was completely willing to steal another man's girlfriend, even when the man in question was a war hero serving his country overseas. 

Sorry, Maura, but when I look at Martinez I don't see sexy, I see jackass.

The murder of the week gave us enough twists and turns to keep me guessing. It even gave me hope that Lt. Martinez might get bounced, but no such luck. 

I had wondered about the parole officer from the beginning, but was still surprised when she turned out to be the mastermind behind the entire drug operation and the murder. Much like Jane, I wasn't disappointed that she was guilty because she was a woman but because she was a law enforcement officer. Finding out the good guys are actually the bad guys always makes it worse.

What did you think of BT? Do you have high hopes for he and Maura? And am I being too hard on Lt. Martinez or is he just the jerk he appears to be? Weigh in on the men hovering around Rizzoli & Isles.


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

Beverly brooks

I don't like Martinez and feel he is dragging the show down. Wish to see Casey. Did like BT every much, hope he becomes a regular. Both girls deserve someone special in their lives.


we are seeing a cycle of female killers.
hopefully happen with these stories.
live with a man who loves you is nice.
These women deserve.


Really enjoy the show. Its a good summer fill in


Sorry, but I have to take a stand for Lt. Martinez. Jane herself never mentions Casey being her boyfriend. She only calls him her lover. It seems that Jane and Martinez' past was not all bad and why shouldn't he take the opportunity to get close to her again. There's not much Jane can get from Casey. He only turns up when it's convenient for him and I'm pretty sure that when he comes back next time it'll also only be for a short visit. Why should Jane be sitting around waiting for him all the time? And about him being a war hero, sure, but so are thousands of others and that doesn't give him carte blanche. Don't get me wrong, I really liked Jane and Casey in the beginning but this relationship will be going nowhere. Remember Jane saying, that Casey was too domestic for her, after the last night they spend together? The only thing he did was make her breakfast. Maura has a point in saying that their realtionship heated up, the moment he got on the plane to Afghanistan. I also don't think that Martinez necessarily is the one for her but the two have more potential together. And as for BT, I really hope we will get to see more of him.


I liked this episode it had a lot of funny moments. I like BT I hope we see more of him and Maura she deserves someone nice because like Jane said her last boyfriend was Dennis the serial killer. Martinez was a jerk this episode but I hope he gets better. I loved seeing Giovanni again he's always funny I hope we see him in more episodes.


After last week's show I almost didn't tune in this week. I hated last week and muted the TV when the conversation turned to what the creep in Jane's dream started to talk about the dogs and cats. It upset me a lot. This week's episode was better. I like BT. Martinez is a sleaze.


B.T. was ok. Didn't like Martinez. This is my favorite between seasons shows. Hope it stays on a long time. Sorry about the death of Lee.


what is Martinez doing in the show? don't like and can't stand him...let's hope it is over for him...and i don't like the fact that the writers think they must find boyfriends, dates or whatever you might call it for these two amazing women...it makes them dirty to see those men in and out in their lives...

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Rizzoli & Isles Season 4 Episode 10 Quotes

Maura: I think he's sexy.
Jane: He thinks he's sexy too.

It is nothing to be ashamed of. Most women experience a sexual rush around bad boys.