Rizzoli & Isles

Rizzoli & Isles Subtexty Recap 2.05 “Don’t Hate the Player”

This extremely heterosexual scene gets interrupted by a phone call from Tommy. Family emergency. It’s all very unclear. The only thing that’s clear is that Jane wants Maura to come with her because Maura’s looking way too hot to be left alone. And also? Jane doesn’t need an excuse to want Maura near her. And also? Maura doesn’t need a reason to follow.


The family emergency involves Tommy, Joe Friday and Jerry from Parks & Recreation in the role of Cranky Veterinarian. Here’s the deal: Tommy doesn’t want to pay Jerry the $300 he owes for Joe Friday’s care. And … that’s really it. That’s the whole drama.

The doctor thinks Joe Friday is suffering from depression. Maura agrees. She’s noticed that Joe Friday has been acting withdrawn, restless and has been reluctant to urinate —


Did Joe Friday move into Maura’s house, too? Did Jane? Did … why am I still trying to find the straight in this?

So, Tommy loses his temper and Jane drags him out.


Maura: They’re really very nice people.

Over at the restaurant, Smooth-Talking Dude flirts and Jane deflects. She’s basically like, “Yeah. No. Barking up the wrong tree there, fella.” She interrogates him about the case. She gets some pertinent info. And she returns to Maura.

I swear that Jane had an apartment once. In which she lived. Alone. But for reasons that I’m sure are logical, Jane goes home with Maura.

And as they walk in.

To Maura’s home.





Jane: Your dress is about as comfortable as a straitjacket.

Maura: Your suit is a real booty-call magnet. I got hit on twice. By women.

Jane: Really?


I’m thinking this whole switching clothes thing is a method of foreplay for these two.

I can only assume that they were headed toward Maura’s bedroom. Unfortunately, Maura’s TV has vanished and that’s a bummer.

Everyone blames Tommy –except Maura who still wants to have faith. So, Jane and Frankie track down Tommy and accuse him of stealing Maura’s stuff. Jane seems more upset that he took advantage of Maura. But Tommy plays the victim, saying he’s to blame for all the bad things. Like their parents’ divorce. Also global warming. And maybe the popularity of the song “Friday.”