Rizzoli & Isles

Rizzoli & Isles 2.01 “We Don’t Need Another Hero” Subtexty Recap (1/2)

Jane has a lot of guilt-feelings about the whole being-honored-for-being-a-hero thing, so Maura takes the time to sit down on the couch with Jane and put Jane’s leg across her lap so they can have a serious conversation about how Jane better get into that police uniform or else.


Maura: You are a symbol. You are a heroic, flesh-and-blood reminder of the thin blue line.

Jane: That’s good.

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You know what’s straight about this? Nothing. Not a single thing.

Jane: You almost had me.

Maura’s done playing nice. She drops Jane’s leg from her lap as she rises from the couch. She stands firm.


Maura: The hard way.

Umm. Umm.



I’m just going to let everyone recover from the visuals while the opening credits roll.