Rizzoli & Isles Review: No One Has It All

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Clowns are creepy.

If Rizzoli & Isles Season 4 Episode 13 solidified any thought in my mind, it was that clowns are seriously creepy. The idea of clowns abducting children off the street is something sure to haunt my dreams for several nights to come. 

But it was a thrilling case and a great opening for the final four episodes of the season. 

I love it when a case has a past that taps into Korsak's history or the Rizzoli kids growing up in Boston. It makes it all seem more personal and the Summer of the Clowns sounded terrifying. I can just imagine Angela not letting the kids out alone that summer. 

Like Jane, I hated that the good samaritan died saving a child. Not exactly what Johnson had in mind when he came up with his plan to frame and kill Brent Miller.

The man certainly deserved to pay for what he'd done to those boys back in 1988 but Abraham Reynolds didn't deserve to end up as collateral damage and those boys and their parents will now have to live with the trauma of being being abducted. 

If the case wasn't intriguing enough, everyone's personal lives seem to take center stage, starting with Jane and Casey. 

They were the perfect picture of a couple in love and Jane has never looked happier. Unfortunately, nothing is ever easy as she explained in this Rizzoli & Isles quote

I'd like a head space analysis. It might help me figure out if I'm going to marry the love of my life or stay here and solve murders and become an old cat lady.


It's a horrible decision to make with no easy answer. Casey has to give up an opportunity to become a General in the military. That's quite an honor.

But for him to achieve his goal, Jane would have to abandon the career in law enforcement that she loves. Or the third choice…they both end up alone but with work that they love. Unfortunately, work can't keep you warm at night.

Then there's the collateral damage of a different kind. Maura was fighting tears when she realized that Jane might really leave Boston with Casey. Jane's her best friend and Maura doesn't have very many people to which she's close. Losing Jane would leave a hole in Maura's heart much the way losing Casey would leave one in Jane's. 

And I loved Maura's reaction to the engagement ring.

Why would I squeal over a colorless crystalline form of purr carbon?


Of course, Maura's matter of fact way of looking at things didn't sit well with everyone.

Barry wasn't thrilled when Maura encouraged his girlfriend to take a job in China. I understood why he'd be upset with Maura but it appeared as though he was just giving up. Why not pull out all the stops to convince his girlfriend to stay or make plans to visit her in China? Or perhaps their relationship just isn't meant to be. It's so new that it's pretty hard to tell. 

Even though we're only getting a few episode until the end of Rizzoli & Isles season 4, it's great to have it back once again. 

But what do you think, TV Fanatics? What choice should Jane make about Casey?

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Rizzoli & Isles Season 4 Episode 13 Quotes

We were hoping to have an orgy and then we realized we were one person short.


Jane: You went without me.
Casey: You wouldn't get up.
Jane: Because it was nighttime.
Casey: I was up at 4:30am.
Jane: In Boston we call that night time.