From there we learn that Constance didn’t come to Boston to see Maura. She came for a gallery installation. And then she excuses herself from dinner insisting she’s too tired. Isn’t that rude? I mean they’re only on like the sixth course.
She’s not even staying at Maura’s because the gallery organized for her to stay at a hotel. Jane is quietly seething because she can tell how badly this all hurts Maura. But Constance at least invites Maura to the welcoming dinner at the gallery, and extends an invitation to Jane and Angela.
Once Constance leaves, Jane signals for her mom to … Get out? Give them privacy? I don’t know. I’m guessing it’s one of those because Angela retreats to the kitchen and Maura and Jane sit for a heart-to-heart about how the grass is always greener when it comes to parents.
If anyone can make Maura smile it’s Jane.
Maura: I always wondered what it would be like to have a mother who cut the crusts off my sandwiches.
So the smitten kittens.
Back in Main Plotsville, there’s been another shooting. So off they go to there.
Over at Maura’s lab, the two discuss the case. Apparently, the shooter killed the first guy due to a ricochet and the second due to a heart attack. Maura tries to make light of the situation by saying the sniper needs target practice. Jane’s not in a jokey mood.
Jane: Okay, you do your job so I can do mine.
Maura: Yes. Of course, detective.
Jane: Maura, I’m sorry.
Maura: It’s not you.
Maura has sad-feelings about her mother. Jane tries to cheer her up by imitating Angela Rizzoli, which makes Maura laugh.
Remember “Forever,” that Beach Boys song? “If every word I said could make you laugh I’d talk forever?” That’s totally what this reminded me of. Jane is all about seeing Maura happy.