Rizzoli & Isles Season 6 Episode 18 Review: A Shot in the Dark

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Television weddings are a time honored tradition.

Characters postpone their nuptials a million times, almost break up before the big day or have a disastrous attempt at a wedding. Eventually, they share heartfelt vows that make audience members cry.

Rizzoli & Isles Season 6 Episode 18 had all of that along with a cliffhanger suggesting that the wedding might have turned deadly.

Keeping Jane Safe - Rizzoli & Isles

When Jane was having a great time at the wedding, it was obvious something horrible was going to happen. How could she possibly be comfortable, knowing that Alice had not yet been caught?

Vince: The Mounties will get her.
Jane: I want her here. Now.

The wedding had been postponed twice in part because Jane was on a single-woman mission to catch Alice and bring her to justice. Yet she forgot about her once the ceremony started. It was good to see her finally relax, and that made the ending scenes that much more creepy.

The juxtaposition of Alice getting out of the truck and getting her gun ready with the whole gang dancing and celebrating gave me chills. It wasn't a matter of if Alice would do something – it was a matter of when. And it wasn't clear at the end if anyone had been shot or not.

You can graduate number two and still be a good cop.


Alice's story was both heartbreakingly sad and terrifying. She was always expected to be the best, and when she didn't measure up she took it out on Jane because Jane happened to be better than her.

That's my daughter, detective. And even so, she's the one I'd be looking for if I was still on the force.


To make matters worse, Alice's father only seemed to care about her if she was in the Police Academy. Once she dropped out, he paid her no attention whatsoever until her arrest, when he disowned her. It's hard to completely hate Alice while knowing her history, even though what she's doing to Jane is reprehensible.

And Jane... poor Jane has no idea why she is being stalked and can't seem to deal with the fact that sometimes there's no reason, that sometimes violence really is random. She just happened to be more skilled than an unbalanced person who was looking for someone to blame for not getting what she wanted.

Jane: I don't mean to be intimidating.
Angela: You don't mean to be a pain in the ass either but sometimes...

Angela's mainly lighthearted discussion with Jane about this broke the tension and added some levity to the situation. Angela was at her motherly best here, giving Jane sardonic feedback as only she can.

Kiki: When I am not with you, I'll be waiting for you. You will always be in my life.
Vince: How did I get so lucky?

The wedding itself was beautiful, if you don't count the fact that it ended with a murder attempt. Kiki and Vince's vows were so perfect and so perfectly them. Vince throwing away his long speech to make a simple statement was a really touching moment.

It was also nice to see Frankie with Nicole. She hasn't been mentioned since Frankie asked her out, so it was good to see they were still together.

Kent was silly as usual, and the Archie comic book obsession was something I could have done without. I don't blame Jane for not wanting to dance with him. It's great that he's a competent assistant ME, but he doesn't add much with these constant ridiculous sidelines.

So do you think anyone got shot at the end of the hour? Who? What was your favorite part of the wedding? Weigh in below.

Rizzoli & Isles will be back for its final season this summer. Meanwhile, don't forget you can watch Rizzoli & Isles online to catch up on anything you missed or rewatch your favorite moments.

A Shot in the Dark Review

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Jack Ori is a senior staff writer for TV Fanatic. His debut young adult novel, Reinventing Hannah, is available on Amazon. Follow him on Twitter.

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Rizzoli & Isles Season 6 Episode 18 Quotes

Good luck finding a drug ring that the drug unit couldn't.


Maura: You're drinking four shots of espresso?
Jane: Only because this cup doesn't hold five.