Rizzoli & Isles

The BEST episodes of Rizzoli & Isles

Every episode of Rizzoli & Isles ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of Rizzoli & Isles!

Boston detective Jane Rizzoli and medical examiner Maura Isles are complete opposites and good friends who solve crimes and bust some of Boston’s most notorious criminals. Jane and Maura often find themselves working together as both use their brilliant minds and expertise to figure Boston’s most complex cases.

Last Updated: 7/13/2022Network: TNT (US)
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Ocean Frank
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8.20
969 votes

#1 - Ocean Frank

Season 7 - Episode 13 - Aired 9/5/2016

Facts don't add up when a man is found dead and handcuffed to a bed in a home. Also, everyone makes a farewell video as a 'bon voyage' party fast approaches in the series finale.

Directors: Michael Robin
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When the Gun Goes Bang, Bang, Bang
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8.14
1486 votes

#2 - When the Gun Goes Bang, Bang, Bang

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired 9/13/2010

After an undercover cop working a narcotics-smuggling sting is shot dead, the killers next turn their sights on Boston homicide headquarters, leaving Jane, Maura and Frankie Jr. trapped in a fight for survival on their home turf. It's a situation that will force Maura to challenge herself like never before. On the home front, Jane's parents are excited that their oldest child, Tommy, is being released after serving time in prison.

Directors: Michael M. Robin
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Remember Me
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8.12
1447 votes

#3 - Remember Me

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired 9/12/2011

When a prison inmate is murdered, a serial killer claims to have information useful to the case. Frankie readies himself for the detective exam.

Directors: Randy Zisk
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Goodbye
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8.09
1040 votes

#4 - Goodbye

Season 5 - Episode 2 - Aired 6/24/2014

A woman walks into the station and confesses to killing someone; the team tries to unravel a bizarre case while dealing with the loss of a colleague.

Directors: Steve Robin
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This Is How a Heart Breaks
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8.07
1147 votes

#5 - This Is How a Heart Breaks

Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired 6/19/2012

When Maura meets a new guy named Dennis 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.

Directors: Steve Robin
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Killer in High Heels
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8.00
1236 votes

#6 - Killer in High Heels

Season 4 - Episode 4 - Aired 7/16/2013

Maura becomes a murder suspect when her date is found dead and she can not remember their evening together; Jane struggles to protect her best friend while doing her job.

Directors: Mark Haber
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Dance With the Devil
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7.98
1201 votes

#7 - Dance With the Devil

Season 4 - Episode 5 - Aired 7/23/2013

Maura gains insight into her father; Korsak opens up about Cavanaugh's tragic past; Maura and Jane unravel a shocking secret about Paddy and Hope.

Directors: Jamie Babbit
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Sailor Man
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7.98
1341 votes

#8 - Sailor Man

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired 7/25/2011

Shortly after sailors invade the streets of Boston for Fleet Week, a young girl is found dead. Frost's father, a Navy Admiral, comes to town, causing tension with his son. And, Maura goes on a date with Angela's mechanic.

Directors: Michael Zinberg
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What Doesn't Kill You
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7.96
1345 votes

#9 - What Doesn't Kill You

Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired 6/5/2012

Jane and Maura’s friendship suffers following the shooting of Maura’s biological father, gangster Paddy Doyle. Jane also finds herself in the middle of an Internal Affairs investigation. And her relationship with Agent Dean is exposed.

Directors: Michael Katleman
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Throwing Down the Gauntlet
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7.95
1326 votes

#10 - Throwing Down the Gauntlet

Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired 7/3/2012

Jane looks for a way for Maura to meet her biological mother, Dr. Hope Martin. Angela gets involved in a political campaign. And a nun from Jane and Frankie Jr.’s past returns.

Directors: Jamie Babbit
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Don't Stop Dancing, Girl
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7.94
1410 votes

#11 - Don't Stop Dancing, Girl

Season 2 - Episode 14 - Aired 12/19/2011

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.

Directors: Mark Haber
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
A New Day
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7.94
1109 votes

#12 - A New Day

Season 5 - Episode 1 - Aired 6/17/2014

Jane works to solve the murder of a jogger; Jane tries to hide her pregnancy from her mother; Maura and Frankie face the aftermath of their kiss.

Directors: Michael Katleman
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Burden of Proof (1)
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7.93
966 votes

#13 - Burden of Proof (1)

Season 5 - Episode 12 - Aired 9/2/2014

A notable county prosecutor is arrested for murder; when Angela hears that Maura is planning to meet Jack's daughter, she sets out to educate Maura about the interests of children today.

Directors: Norman Buckley
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Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow
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7.92
971 votes

#14 - Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow

Season 7 - Episode 12 - Aired 8/29/2016

Jane and Maura sharpen focus on two murders, one from the past and one from the present, that have a personal impact on Korsak. Meanwhile, an unforeseen visit could lead to romance for Jane and Maura receives unsettling feedback on her novel.

Directors: Greg Prange
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Judge, Jury and Executioner
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7.91
1155 votes

#15 - Judge, Jury and Executioner

Season 4 - Episode 11 - Aired 9/3/2013

A mock trial advisor dies during a competition; Jane is concerned that Angela may be hiding financial issues; Tommy hires a lawyer to settle his claim against the Storrow Center.

Directors: Mark Haber
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He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother
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7.90
1474 votes

#16 - He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother

Season 2 - Episode 12 - Aired 12/5/2011

Boston Homicide teams up with the FBI after a bank manager is shot during a robbery. Jane’s brother Tommy may be facing more trouble just as his relationship with Maura begins to grow.

Directors: Steve Robin
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You're Gonna Miss Me When I'm Gone
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7.90
1083 votes

#17 - You're Gonna Miss Me When I'm Gone

Season 4 - Episode 16 - Aired 3/18/2014

A senator's daughter is found murdered; Tommy begins to slip back into old habits; Jane reveals some shocking news.

Directors: Norman Buckley
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Burning Down the House
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7.89
1454 votes

#18 - Burning Down the House

Season 2 - Episode 15 - Aired 12/26/2011

When a warehouse fire kills a firefighter, 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 returns, hoping to rekindle his relationship with Jane.

Directors: Michael Zinberg
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Dirty Little Secret
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7.89
1380 votes

#19 - Dirty Little Secret

Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired 6/12/2012

Tensions continue to mount between Jane and Maura, causing those close to them to be caught in the middle. But they must put aside their differences when they investigate the case of a college student who died in a tunnel. Meanwhile, Frankie Sr. returns with news that upsets Angela.

Directors: Aaron Lipstadt
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2M7258-100
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7.89
978 votes

#20 - 2M7258-100

Season 7 - Episode 8 - Aired 7/25/2016

In the series' 100th episode, Jane goes undercover in a county jail to draw out the killer of a brutal murder.

Directors: Angie Harmon
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Tears of a Clown
star
7.88
1056 votes

#21 - Tears of a Clown

Season 4 - Episode 13 - Aired 2/25/2014

A kidnapper dressed as a clown re-emerges after 20 years; Jane's relationship with Casey grows more serious; Maura inadvertently gets in the middle of another relationship.

Directors: Michael Katleman
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All for One
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7.88
1238 votes

#22 - All for One

Season 4 - Episode 7 - Aired 8/6/2013

A popular high-school teacher is killed in a hit and run; Jane is preoccupied with Lt. Martinez's apparent favoritism toward his own drug unit.

Directors: Paul Holahan
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Food for Thought
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7.88
1115 votes

#23 - Food for Thought

Season 4 - Episode 15 - Aired 3/11/2014

When a food truck chef dies suddenly, all signs point to poisoning; Tommy announces some big plans; Maura's birth mother tries to make amends with her daughter.

Directors: Steve Clancy
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Welcome to the Dollhouse
star
7.88
1192 votes

#24 - Welcome to the Dollhouse

Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired 6/26/2012

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 was injured.

Directors: Mark Haber
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We Don't Need Another Hero
star
7.87
1505 votes

#25 - We Don't Need Another Hero

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired 7/11/2011

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, who may be just the person she needs to heal her emotional scars.

Directors: Michael Zinberg
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes

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