Rizzoli & Isles

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  • Cast & Crew
  • Angie Harmon

    Det. Jane Rizzoli

  • Sasha Alexander

    Dr. Maura Isles

  • Brian Goodman

    Lt. Det. Sean Cavanaugh

  • Bruce McGill

    Det. Vince Korsak

  • Lorraine Bracco

    Angela Rizzoli

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  • TNT's Rizzoli & Isles follows Boston detective Jane Rizzoli (Angie Harmon) and medical examiner Maura Isles (Sasha Alexander). They are complete opposites who share good chemistry and a strong working relationship that helps them solve some of Boston's most notorious crimes. This crime drama is based on the mystery novels by Tess Gerritsen. Other stars of the series include Lorraine Bracco as Angela, Jane's demanding and intrusive mother, Lee Thompson Young as Detective Barry Frost, Bruce McGill as seasoned Detective Vince Korsak and Jordan Bridges as Jane's brother, Frankie Jr., a patrol cop who hopes one day to become a detective.moreless

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    • Jane Rizzoli: Did you ever like the same guy as your best friend? Maura Isles: No. Jane Rizzoli: Did you ever have a best friend? Maura Isles: No. Jane Rizzoli: (chuckling) You'd tell me if you were a cyborg, right? Maura: (thoughtfully) No, I don't think I would.

    • Maura Isles: You should talk to your mom. Jane Rizzoli: She's so mad at me that I won't come home and sleep in my pink canopy bed. Maura Isles: I always wanted a pink canopy. Jane Rizzoli: I wanted a horse. (pause) Please don't tell me that you always wanted to dissect dead people. Maura Isles: Okay, I won't.

    • Angela Rizzoli: I hope Frankie Jr.'s okay down there. Jane Rizzoli: Hoyt's not after Frankie, ma. Angela Rizzoli: Your father's out there, also. Jane Rizzoli: Oh, my God, did you bring the dog, too? Angela Rizzoli: Why would I bring the dog?

    • Angela Rizzoli: (to Jane)That lipstick doesn't flatter you. It's too pink, babe.

    • Lt. Joey Grant: Anyway, I just wanted to say that I'm sorry we got off to such a bad start on our first case. And I wasn't cheating off you on our catechism test. Det. Jane Rizzoli: I saw you looking at it! Lt. Joey Grant: You saw me looking, but I wasn't lookin at your paper.

    • Jane Rizzoli: What are you doing here? Frankie Rizzoli: I'm working. It's my sector. Jane Rizzoli: Since when? Frankie Rizzoli: Since I asked for a new sector. I want to learn from the best. So, where is Korsak? Jane Rizzoli: That's funny. That's great.

    • Det. Darren Crowe: My grandma could have hit that ball. Jane Rizzoli: Your grandma has balls.

    • Jane Rizzoli: (referring to Lt. Joey Grant) Oh, yeah, he's fantastic. I want to kill myself. What's the best way? Maura Isles: Uh, atlanto-occipital disarticulation is very fast. Jane Rizzoli: No idea what that is. What else you got?

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    • International Episode Titles:
      Czech Republic: Starý známý (Old Acquaintance)

    • Rizzoli & Isles is based on Tess Gerritsen's book series. The first novel in the series is called The Surgeon. The opening scene of the book states the date is July 12. This is the same date as the original air date, July 12, 2010, of the first episode of the television series.

    • Original International Airdates:
      Turkey - February 15, 2011 on CNBC-e
      Spain - April 27, 2011 on Calle 13 Universal
      United Kingdom - September 13, 2011 on Alibi
      Germany - March 14, 2012 on Vox
      Czech Republic - September 6, 2012 on Prima family
      Finland - October 22, 2012 on MTV3

    • International Episode Titles:
      Czech Republic: Návrat Bostonského škrtie (Return of Boston Strangler)

    • Original International Airdates:
      Turkey - February 22, 2011 on CNBC-e
      United Kingdom - September 20, 2011 on Alibi
      Germany - March 21, 2012 on Vox
      Czech Republic - September 13, 2012 on Prima family
      Finland - October 29, 2012 on MTV3

    • International Episode Titles:
      Czech Republic: Smlouva s áblem (Deal with the Devil)

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Turkey - March 1, 2011 on CNBC-e
      United Kingdom - September 27, 2011 on Alibi
      Germany - March 28, 2012 on Vox
      Czech Republic - September 20, 2012 on Prima family
      Finland - November 5, 2012 on MTV3

    • Original International Airdates:
      Turkey - March 8, 2011 on CNBC-e
      United Kingdom - October 4, 2011 on Alibi
      Germany - April 4, 2012 on Vox
      Czech Republic - September 27, 2012 on Prima family
      Finland - November 12, 2012 on MTV3

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    Trivia (7)

    • Maura Isles: (to Jane Rizzoli) What's my ringtone? Jane's custom ringtone for a call from Medical Examiner Dr. Maura Isles is the Piano Sonata No. 2 by Frédéric Chopin aka The Funeral March. Maura only find this out after asking Jane.

    • As Rizzoli, Angela, and Isles pull up to the crime scene, Isles can be seen wearing her seat belt. When turning around to respond to Angela in the backseat her seat belt is then off, only to be back on again in the next shot of her.

    • Bruce McGill mispronounces the city of Wilkes-Barre, PA. It is pronounced by locals as Wilkes-Berry or Wilkes-Bear.

    • In the scene where Angela is selling bottles of fruit juice she gives two bottles to Frankie Jr. The first bottle she gives contains red juice while the bottle on the table closest to her contains blue liquid. When she gives him the second bottle, she picks up the bottle closest to her which now contains red juice, while the colour of the liquid in first bottle already in Frankie's hand suddenly has changed to blue.

    • Goof: Dr. Maura Isles determines that the murder victim could not be baby John Doe's biological mother because of her blood type. She states that the baby's blood type is O and the victim's is A and that it is therefore impossible for her to be his mother. This is a false conclusion.
      Blood type is inherited and determined by the presence or absence of A and B antigens on the surface of red blood cells. A and B are dominant traits while O is recessive and represents the absence of either antigen.
      If the father is type A, B or O then the child could be hers. The only way to conclude that it would not be possible would be if Dr. Isles knew that the father's blood type was AB. At this point in the episode, Dr. Isles did not know who the baby's father was.

    • When Rizzoli first encounters Hoyt in the hospital, he directs her attention to a book on the table near his bed, and he tells her how he loves murder mysteries. The book is The Silent Girl by Tess Gerritsen published in July 2011. It is the ninth book in the Jane Rizzoli and Maura Isles series of novels which are the basis for this TV series

    • Goof: Natalie was booked on four flights (Washington D.C., Hong Kong, Casablanca and Beijing) as seen on Frankie's tablet, but when Jane is talking to Natalie's mother, Senator Bloomfield, she says Natalie was booked on flights to Washington D.C., Hong Kong, Casablanca and Bangkok.

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    Allusions (2)

    • The dog's name is Joe Friday. Detective Sgt. Joe Friday was the lead character on Dragnet, a police drama from the 50's and 60's.

    • Det. Vince Korsak: I went to a lot of toga parties.

      This is an allusion to the 1978 film National Lampoon's Animal House written by Harold Ramis and directed by John Landis. One famous scene is the Delta Tau Chi Fraternity's toga party. Bruce McGill played a member of the fraternity.

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