Rizzoli & Isles

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

You are reading Part 2 of the Rizzoli & Isles 2.01 recap. Part 1 is here.

Then we’re reminded that this isn’t actually a romantic comedy about a medical examiner and a clueless-yet-charming detective (although in my mind that’s precisely what this show is about) and is supposed to be, instead, a show about crime.


So “A’s” cinnamon-bomb goes off, taking Abby with it.

Lt. McBeard rushes to get Jane out of the car for fear that there’s a second bomb somewhere.

All the cops in Boston start rushing out of the building. Maura is among them and she’s screaming, “Jane! Are you okay?”


Maura: I got this.

KEEP CALM. Maura’s got this. She  grabs Jane away from Lt. McBeard, because he’s not qualified to administer the proper dosage of TLC.


Maura helps Jane walk away from the middle of the road and toward a stoop across the street so they can sit down … and snuggle.

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Their snuggling is inconveniently interrupted by all the death and mayhem. Jane’s ordered to go home, even though … shouldn’t someone be checking on her? Like Maura? Shouldn’t Maura be checking her for possible injuries? You know, the hard way?

The news of having to separate is unhappy for them both.


Frankie is tasked with taking Jane home. But Maura doesn’t take her eyes off Jane for a second.


Back at her apartment Jane and Frankie discuss their parents’ imminent divorce – Because dead girl? What dead girl? –and how Mr. Rizzoli moved out of the house and how maybe they should’ve seen it coming. But then it’s back to the station for Frankie.

Jane’s been ordered to stay home.

So of course she goes to the police headquarters. She “flashes her badge” at the officer in charge of security.


Looks legit.

Officer’s like, “Hot. But no.” Security’s tight these days. Should’ve probably been tight before that whole shooting spree happened, but hindsight and all that.