The BEST Episodes of Rizzoli & Isles
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Sep 16, 2021
Network: TNT (US)
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.
#1 - Ocean Frank
Season 7 - Episode 13 - Aired Sep 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.
#2 - When the Gun Goes Bang, Bang, Bang
Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Sep 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.
#3 - Remember Me
Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired Sep 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.
#4 - Goodbye
Season 5 - Episode 2 - Aired Jun 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.
#5 - This Is How a Heart Breaks
Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired Jun 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.
#6 - Killer in High Heels
Season 4 - Episode 4 - Aired Jul 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.
#7 - Dance With the Devil
Season 4 - Episode 5 - Aired Jul 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.
#8 - Sailor Man
Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Jul 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.
#9 - What Doesn't Kill You
Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired Jun 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.
#10 - Throwing Down the Gauntlet
Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired Jul 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.
#11 - Don't Stop Dancing, Girl
Season 2 - Episode 14 - Aired Dec 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.
#12 - A New Day
Season 5 - Episode 1 - Aired Jun 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.
#13 - Burden of Proof (1)
Season 5 - Episode 12 - Aired Sep 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.
#14 - Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow
Season 7 - Episode 12 - Aired Aug 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.
#15 - Judge, Jury and Executioner
Season 4 - Episode 11 - Aired Sep 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.
#16 - He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother
Season 2 - Episode 12 - Aired Dec 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.
#17 - Burning Down the House
Season 2 - Episode 15 - Aired Dec 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.
#18 - You're Gonna Miss Me When I'm Gone
Season 4 - Episode 16 - Aired Mar 18, 2014
A senator's daughter is found murdered; Tommy begins to slip back into old habits; Jane reveals some shocking news.
#19 - Dirty Little Secret
Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired Jun 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.
#20 - Tears of a Clown
Season 4 - Episode 13 - Aired Feb 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.
#21 - Welcome to the Dollhouse
Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired Jun 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.
#22 - All for One
Season 4 - Episode 7 - Aired Aug 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.
#23 - Food for Thought
Season 4 - Episode 15 - Aired Mar 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.
#24 - 2M7258-100
Season 7 - Episode 8 - Aired Jul 25, 2016
In the series' 100th episode, Jane goes undercover in a county jail to draw out the killer of a brutal murder.
#25 - No One Mourns the Wicked
Season 4 - Episode 9 - Aired Aug 20, 2013
Jane and Maura are asked to present the case of a serial killer at a symposium for law enforcement; Jane and Maura make a discovery.