Rizzoli & Isles Season 3

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Rizzoli & Isles Season 3

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, Rizzoli's former partner who was initially hurt to find Jane now partnered with the computer savvy but squeamish Detective Barry Frost; Frankie Rizzoli Jr., Jane's younger brother and a Boston patrol officer who hopes to follow in her footsteps as a detective; Lieutenant Detective Sean Cavanaugh, whose knowledge of the hardscrabble back alleys of Boston and history as a detective make him the perfect choice to head the Homicide unit; and Jane's nosy but warm-hearted mother Angela Rizzoli (The Sopranos' Lorraine Bracco), who moved into Maura's guesthouse after her recent divorce. Rizzoli & Isles is based on the crime novels by internationally best-selling author Tess Gerritsen.

Episode guide

  1. 01 - What Doesn't Kill You

    In the third season premiere, Jane and Maura's friendship suffers following the shooting of Maura's biological father, gangster Paddy Doyle (guest star JOHN DOMAN The Wire, Borgia). Jane also finds herself in the middle of an Internal Affairs investigation and her relationship with Agent Dean (recurring guest star BILLY BURKE Twilight films) is exposed. Recurring guest stars JACQUELINE BISSET (Nip/Tuck, Joan of Arc) and ED BEGLEY JR. (St. Elsewhere, Pineapple Express) also appear.

  2. 02 - Dirty Little Secret

    Tensions continue to mount between Jane and Maura, causing those close to them to be caught in the middle, but the two must put aside their differences to investigate the case of a college student who died in a tunnel. Meanwhile, Jane's father, Frankie Sr. (recurring guest star CHAZZ PALMINTERI -- The Usual Suspects, Hurlyburly, Bullets Over Broadway), returns with news that upsets Angela. Recurring guest star COLIN EGGLESFIELD (Something Borrowed, Melrose Place) also appears.

  3. 03 - This Is How a Heart Breaks

    When Maura meets a new guy named Dennis (guest star EDDIE CIBRIAN -- Third Watch, CSI: Miami) in a very unusual way, he opens up a different side of her. And Jane is filled with mixed emotions after someone from her past returns. Recurring guest star CHRIS VANCE (Dexter, Burn Notice) appears as Sgt. Major Casey Jones.

  4. 04 - Welcome to the Dollhouse

    Young female professionals dressed as dolls are turning up dead on the public transit system, and Jane and Maura must piece together the clues. Angela implements new ideas for the café. And Jane learns more about how Casey (recurring guest star CHRIS VANCE) was injured.

  5. 05 - Throwing Down the Gauntlet

    Jane looks for a way for Maura to meet her biological mother, Dr. Hope Davis (recurring guest star SHARON LAWRENCE -- NYPD Blue). Angela gets involved in a political campaign. And a nun from Jane and Frankie Jr.’s past returns. Recurring guest star MATTHEW DEL NEGRO (United States of Tara, Parenthood) appears as Giovanni and guest star JENNY O’HARA (Mystic River, Big Love, The King of Queens) appears as Sister Winnifred Callahan.

  6. 06 - Money Maker

    When an affluent man is found murdered, Jane and Maura must figure out if the crime is related to his company. Meanwhile, Maura finds a connection to her biological mother, Dr. Hope Davis (recurring guest star SHARON LAWRENCE), and half-sister. And Angela and Lt. Det. Cavanaugh continue their flirtatious relationship.

  7. 07 - Crazy For You

    The detectives must piece together partial clues to lead them to the murderer of a husband-and-wife team of psychiatrists. Jane finds herself closer to the investigation than she realizes. Also, when the Boston Police Department hosts a seminar for Medical Examiners, one of the attendees (guest star Country singer CRAIG MORGAN), offers to help Jane and Maura on their case. Meanwhile, the Rizzolis have their hands full when they discover there may be a link to a pregnant stranger they've met.

  8. 08 - Cuts Like a Knife

    A bride is killed right before she walks down the aisle, and Jane and Maura must figure out if the groom's ex-girlfriend is a suspect, or if there's a deeper connection to the bride's European roots. On the home front, Jane has a new neighbor who captures the attention of Angela, Frankie and Frost.

  9. 09 - Hometown Glory

    The star of a boy band returns to his local roots for a show and winds up murdered. Jane and Frankie, who grew up with the victim, work hard to solve the case. Meanwhile, Jane and Maura must decide if it's time to tell Angela the truth about Lydia's (recurring guest star ALEXANDRA HOLDEN -- Franklin & Bash) pregnancy just as Angela prepares to throw her a baby shower.

  10. 10 - Melt My Heart to Stone

    When a statue breaks open to reveal a dead woman inside, Jane and Maura must find the killer quickly as the body count begins to rise. Back at headquarters, a new homicide detective is named to the squad. Meanwhile, Dennis Rockmond (recurring guest star EDDIE CIBRIAN) returns to Boston after disappearing on Maura and tries to woo her back, and Lydia (recurring guest star ALEXANDRA HOLDEN) goes into labor. COLIN EGGLESFIELD and DANIELLA ALONSO also guest star.

  11. 11 - Class Action Satisfaction

    When a man having breakfast in the Division 1 Café dies from poisoning, Jane and the team must quickly find the source as Angela and the irascible Stanley (recurring guest star ALAN RACHINS -- Dharma & Greg) both come under scrutiny. Meanwhile, Tommy (recurring guest star COLIN EGGLESFIELD) wants proof that he's the biological father of Lydia's (recurring guest star ALEXANDRA HOLDEN) baby as she returns to take the baby back. And Detective Korsak is reunited with one of his ex-wives.

  12. 12 - Love the Way You Lie

    A famous young writer of memoirs is found dead in an apparent suicide, but Jane and Maura soon discover there's more to the story. Meanwhile, Frost becomes obsessed with an old case involving a young African American student as his final appeal is denied. And Jane discovers Angela is involved in a secret romance.

  13. 13 - Virtual Love

    The virtual world and the real world collide when a microbrewer is killed. Angela tries to move on from a failed romance by seeing someone new. And Jane and the team begin to mentor underprivileged teenagers, a move that ends in near disaster.

  14. 14 - Under/Over

    When a former college football player is stabbed inside a carwash during a fundraiser for his alma mater, Jane, Maura and the team must piece together clues to track down the killer. Meanwhile, Frost’s mother visits Boston with some unexpected news. And Lt. Col. Casey Jones (recurring guest star CHRIS VANCE) bumps into Jane and is forced to reveal some startling news of his own.

  15. 15 - No More Drama In My Life

    Dr. Hope Martin (recurring guest star SHARON LAWRENCE) returns to ask Maura for a life-altering favor. Jane worries about the impending spinal surgery for Lt. Col. Casey Jones (recurring guest star CHRIS VANCE), and Tommy (recurring guest star COLIN EGGLESFIELD) shows off baby T.J. But all gets shoved to the side when a building collapses, trapping loved ones inside.