Angie Harmon (Law & Order) and Sasha Alexander (NCIS) co-star as Boston detective Jane Rizzoli and medical examiner Maura Isles, close friends and complete opposites who, together, solve some of Boston's most notorious crimes. Jane is a blue-collar Boston native with an uncompromisingly brash and beautiful bull-in-a-china shop approach to both cases and life. Maura, raised by affluent, educated, globe-trotting parents, is a quirky combination of a science nerd and an elegantly chic girly girl. As different as they are, they've formed a perfect and unique partnership to unravel complex crimes and catch the bad guy.
The drama series also features the seasoned and lovable Detective Vince Korsak (Bruce McGill), Rizzoli's former partner who hides his hurt that Jane has a new partner, the likable but green Detective Barry Frost (Lee Thompson-Young); Frankie Rizzoli Jr. (Jordan Bridges), Jane's younger brother and a Boston patrol officer who hopes to follow in her footsteps and make detective; and her nosy but warm-hearted mother Angela Rizzoli (The Sopranos' Lorraine Bracco). Rizzoli & Isles is based on the crime novels by internationally best-selling author Tess Gerritsen.
01 - We Don't Need Another Hero
In the second season premiere, after taking a bullet during a siege of the precinct, Jane Rizzoli is honored as a hero at a public event. The celebration is short-lived, however, when disaster strikes. The ensuing case reunites Jane with an old high-school flame, Sgt. Major Casey Jones (recurring guest star CHRIS VANCE - Dexter, Burn Notice), who may be just the person she needs to heal her emotional scars.
02 - Living Proof
Jane and Maura's relaxing day at an outdoor spa is anything but when they discover the murder of a pregnant woman who had been serving as a surrogate mother. Soon the hunt is on to find the baby's biological parents.
03 - Sailor Man
Shortly after sailors invade the streets of Boston for Fleet Week, a young girl is found dead. Frost's father (guest star ERNIE HUDSON - Oz, Ghostbusters), a Navy admiral, comes to town, causing tension between the two. Plus, Maura goes on a date with Angela's mechanic (guest star MATTHEW DEL NEGRO - United States of Tara, Parenthood).
04 - Brown Eyed Girl
When the daughter of a police officer is kidnapped in front of her younger brother, Jane and the team race to find the girl, fearing her abduction is connected to another case in which a young girl turned up dead only hours earlier. ANNIE WERSCHING (24) guest stars.
05 - Don't Hate the Player
Jane and Maura investigate after the coach of the Boston Pilgrims baseball team is found dead in the locker room. The death comes as the team owners and a star player battle for control of the team. Meanwhile, Jane's brother Tommy (recurring guest star COLIN EGGLESFIELD -Something Borrowed, Melrose Place) returns home after being released from jail.
06 - Rebel Without a Pause
A Revolutionary War re-enactment becomes the scene of a real killing when a soldier turns up dead. Maura's extensive knowledge of American history becomes important as she and Jane try to solve the case. And Maura's brilliant mother, Constance Isles (guest star JACQUELINE BISSET Nip/Tuck, Joan of Arc), comes to Boston for an art exhibit.
07 - Bloodlines
Jane and the team investigate what appears to be a modern-day witch hunt in Salem. Meanwhile, Frankie's old girlfriend returns to town with a surprise, and Jane has no problem speaking her mind about the situation.
08 - My Own Worst Enemy
Jane and Maura delve into a family's background when a man is killed in what appears to be a mugging gone wrong. Meanwhile, a romantic and mysterious figure from Maura's past shows up, causing a rift when Jane suspects Maura is hiding something.
09 - Gone Daddy Gone
When a young, female dockworker is found dead, the team discovers that the dock has mob connections that may lead to Maura's biological father (guest star JOHN DOMAN The Wire, Borgia, Damages). Jane tries to evade sensitivity training. And Maura starts spending time with Jane's brother Tommy (recurring guest star COLIN EGGLESFIELD), much to Jane's dismay. ED BEGLEY JR. (St. Elsewhere, Pineapple Express) also guest stars.
10 - Remember Me
After a young man is killed in a jail bathroom on the eve of his release, Jane and Maura get a nasty surprise when serial killer Charles Hoyt (recurring guest star MICHAEL MASSEE, FlashForward, 24, The Crow) claims to have clues about the murder. Meanwhile, after months of preparation, Frankie Jr. is ready to take the detective's exam.
11 - Can I Get a Witness?
When a community activist is gunned down, one brave witness comes forward to testify against a well-known gang member who is thought to have murdered 15 people. While the detectives work diligently to put him away, working with the gorgeous and driven Valerie Hudson (guest star ROSELYN SANCHEZ - Without a Trace), the assistant district attorney assigned to prosecute the case, television host BILL O'REILLY (guest-starring as himself) comes to town for a book signing and criticizes the police department on-air.
12 - He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother
Boston Homicide teams up with the FBI after a bank manager is shot during a robbery, but by the book, FBI agent Anna Farrell (guest star TESSA THOMPSON For Colored Girls, Veronica Mars) appears to have a complicated history with Detective Frost. Plus, Jane's brother Tommy (recurring guest star COLIN EGGLESFIELD) may be facing more trouble just as his relationship with Maura begins to grow.
13 - Seventeen Ain't So Sweet
Jane attends her high school reunion and brings Maura along for the ride, but the fun is cut short when one of her old classmates turns up dead on the football field. Jane must focus on the past when she realizes everyone in her class is a potential suspect. Meanwhile, Korsak gets a visit from ex-wife Melody Patterson (recurring guest star LOLITA DAVIDOVICH - ZOS: Zone of Separation, Gods and Monsters), who hopes he'll invest in her new business. Plus, recurring guest star CHRIS VANCE returns as Sgt. Major Charles "Casey" Jones, an old flame of Jane's, and recurring guest star MATTHEW DEL NEGRO appears as Angela's car mechanic, Giovanni, who has eyes for Maura.
14 - Don't Stop Dancing, Girl
The world of competitive dance turns deadly when the mother of a star performer is stabbed to death at a competition. Jane and the team search for clues, but they soon realize something is off about the woman's history. Korsak has his hands full when his stepson is accused of shooting a cop. Recurring guest star LOLITA DAVIDOVICH appears as Korsak's ex-wife, Melody.
15 - Burning Down the House
When a warehouse fire kills a man, Jane and Maura must investigate whether it was arson or an accident. But the investigation hits a snag when a hit and run leaves someone in the hospital. FBI Agent Gabriel Dean (recurring guest star BILLY BURKE,The Twilight Saga) hopes to rekindle his relationship with Jane. Recurring guest star JACQUELINE BISSETT appears as Maura's mother, Constance Isles.