The BEST episodes written by Janet Tamaro

Remember Me
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8.13
1388 votes

#1 - Remember Me

Rizzoli & Isles - Season 2 - Episode 10

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

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When the Gun Goes Bang, Bang, Bang
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8.13
1426 votes

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

Rizzoli & Isles - Season 1 - Episode 10

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.

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What Doesn't Kill You
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7.96
1285 votes

#3 - What Doesn't Kill You

Rizzoli & Isles - Season 3 - Episode 1

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.

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Dance With the Devil
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7.96
1133 votes

#4 - Dance With the Devil

Rizzoli & Isles - Season 4 - Episode 5

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.

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Throwing Down the Gauntlet
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7.95
1265 votes

#5 - Throwing Down the Gauntlet

Rizzoli & Isles - Season 3 - Episode 5

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.

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Tunnel Vision
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7.94
313 votes

#6 - Tunnel Vision

Trauma - Season 1 - Episode 11

Nancy's claustrophobia puts her patient at risk while Rabbit assists an injured bank robber.

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Don't Stop Dancing, Girl
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7.94
1357 votes

#7 - Don't Stop Dancing, Girl

Rizzoli & Isles - Season 2 - Episode 14

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.

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You're Gonna Miss Me When I'm Gone
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7.90
1020 votes

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

Rizzoli & Isles - Season 4 - Episode 16

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

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Burning Down the House
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7.88
1400 votes

#9 - Burning Down the House

Rizzoli & Isles - Season 2 - Episode 15

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.

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Welcome to the Dollhouse
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7.88
1136 votes

#10 - Welcome to the Dollhouse

Rizzoli & Isles - Season 3 - Episode 4

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.

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Food for Thought
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7.88
1059 votes

#11 - Food for Thought

Rizzoli & Isles - Season 4 - Episode 15

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.

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Tears of a Clown
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7.87
994 votes

#12 - Tears of a Clown

Rizzoli & Isles - Season 4 - Episode 13

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.

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We Don't Need Another Hero
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7.87
1442 votes

#13 - We Don't Need Another Hero

Rizzoli & Isles - Season 2 - Episode 1

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.

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All for One
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7.87
1176 votes

#14 - All for One

Rizzoli & Isles - Season 4 - Episode 7

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.

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No One Mourns the Wicked
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7.86
1186 votes

#15 - No One Mourns the Wicked

Rizzoli & Isles - Season 4 - Episode 9

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.

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Partners in Crime
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7.85
1200 votes

#16 - Partners in Crime

Rizzoli & Isles - Season 4 - Episode 12

The squad tries to solve a homicide case that is muddied by conflicting evidence; Maura must decide if she is going to take in her recently paroled grandfather; Jane and Casey must decide between their careers and their relationship.

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Do No Harm
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7.85
3649 votes

#17 - Do No Harm

Lost - Season 1 - Episode 20

While trying to make contact with the outside world from a plane discovered in the jungle tree canopy, Boone Carlyle is critically injured when the plane suddenly shifts and crashes to the ground, so Jack Shephard desperately tries to save his life. The flashbacks in this episode revolve around Jack's marriage to a former patient, Sarah.

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Aliens in a Spaceship
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7.84
2275 votes

#18 - Aliens in a Spaceship

Bones - Season 2 - Episode 9

The bodies of twin boys, kidnapped five years earlier, are discovered. The investigation lead Booth and Brennan to a notorious kidnapper known as the Grave Digger. During the investigation, Brennan and Hodgins become the Grave Digger's next victims.

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I'm Your Boogie Man
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7.84
1523 votes

#19 - I'm Your Boogie Man

Rizzoli & Isles - Season 1 - Episode 8

Jane was once abducted and neared killed by imprisoned serial killer Charles Hoyt. Now a body found in a park has all the indications of being his work. Jane must do her best to keep her fear of this man in check while Maura attempts to get inside the mind of the killer.

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Boston Strangler Redux
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7.78
1718 votes

#20 - Boston Strangler Redux

Rizzoli & Isles - Season 1 - Episode 2

Tensions are high as the squad investigates a possible copycat of the legendary Boston Strangler… or could it be the Boston Strangler himself? Meanwhile, Jane butts heads with her new boss, Lt. Grant, who just happens to be from the same neighborhood where Jane grew up. And Maura gets into trouble with her habit of diagnosing everyone – including her date.

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But I Am a Good Girl
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7.77
1112 votes

#21 - But I Am a Good Girl

Rizzoli & Isles - Season 4 - Episode 3

A body is discovered in the church at TJ's christening; Jane almost abuses her power to protect Tommy; Lydia's fiancé threatens to take custody of TJ; budget cuts cause tension at the department.

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Just Push Play
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7.75
1055 votes

#22 - Just Push Play

Rizzoli & Isles - Season 4 - Episode 14

A musician is stabbed in a bar; the squad realizes that the stabbing victim had something to hide; Jane's father returns with shocking news.

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Don't Hate the Player
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7.75
1371 votes

#23 - Don't Hate the Player

Rizzoli & Isles - Season 2 - Episode 5

Jane and Maura investigate after the coach of the Boston Pilgrims baseball team is found dead in the locker room. The death comes as a star player and the team owners battle for control of the team. Meanwhile, Jane's brother Tommy returns home after being released from jail.

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Virtual Love
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7.75
1091 votes

#24 - Virtual Love

Rizzoli & Isles - Season 3 - Episode 13

The virtual world and the real world collide when a microbrewer is killed. Angela tries to move on from a failed romance by seeing someone new. And Jane and the team begin to mentor underprivileged teenagers, a move that ends in near disaster.

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No More Drama in My Life
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7.74
1149 votes

#25 - No More Drama in My Life

Rizzoli & Isles - Season 3 - Episode 15

Dr. Hope Martin returns to ask Maura for a life-altering favor. Jane worries about the impending spinal surgery for Lt. Col. Casey Jones, and Tommy shows off baby T.J. But all gets shoved to the side when a building collapses, trapping loved ones inside.

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We Are Family
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7.73
1180 votes

#26 - We Are Family

Rizzoli & Isles - Season 4 - Episode 1

A community parade turns deadly; Maura does not seem like herself; Lt. Col. Casey Jones reveals some shocking news.

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Home Town Glory
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7.72
1226 votes

#27 - Home Town Glory

Rizzoli & Isles - Season 3 - Episode 9

A boy band star returns to his roots for a show and winds up murdered. Jane and Frankie, who grew up with the victim, work hard to solve the case. Meanwhile, Jane and Maura must decide if it’s time to tell Angela the truth about Lydia’s pregnancy just as Angela prepares to throw her a baby shower.

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Can I Get a Witness?
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7.71
1410 votes

#28 - Can I Get a Witness?

Rizzoli & Isles - Season 2 - Episode 11

When a community activist is gunned down, one brave witness comes forward to testify against a well-known gang member who is thought to have murdered 15 people. While the detectives work diligently to put him away, television host Bill O’Reilly comes to town for a book signing and criticizes the police department on-air.

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Over/Under
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7.71
1201 votes

#29 - Over/Under

Rizzoli & Isles - Season 3 - Episode 14

When a former college football player is stabbed inside a carwash during a fundraiser for his alma mater, Jane, Maura and the team must piece together clues to track down the killer. Meanwhile, Frost's mother visits Boston with some unexpected news. And Lt. Col. Casey Jones bumps into Jane and is forced to reveal some startling news of his own.

Melt My Heart to Stone
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7.66
1204 votes

#30 - Melt My Heart to Stone

Rizzoli & Isles - Season 3 - Episode 10

When a statue breaks open to reveal a dead woman inside, Jane and Maura must find the killer quickly as the body count begins to rise. Back at headquarters, a new homicide detective is named to the squad. Meanwhile, Dennis Rockmond returns to Boston after disappearing on Maura and tries to woo her back. Lydia goes into labor.

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In Over Your Head
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7.65
1111 votes

#31 - In Over Your Head

Rizzoli & Isles - Season 4 - Episode 2

Jane is unhappy when a former colleague returns as the new lieutenant of the drug unit; a tip from Cailin causes Maura to investigate Hope.

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See One, Do One, Teach One
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7.65
1979 votes

#32 - See One, Do One, Teach One

Rizzoli & Isles - Season 1 - Episode 1

Detective Jane Rizzoli and medical examiner Maura Isles investigate the grisly murder of a wealthy couple. The M.O. matches the work of a serial killer known as the Surgeon, who once nearly murdered Jane. Now that the Surgeon is behind bars, it seems one of his proteges is picking up where he left off.

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Player Under Pressure
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7.55
2196 votes

#33 - Player Under Pressure

Bones - Season 3 - Episode 11

All team members are working to identify the bones from a college athlete who suffered a lot of fractures. After the body is identified they talk to his sister and somebody who acted as a sort of an adviser for the deceased. Angela and Hodgins have an important talk. Zack is overwhelmed by having to reconstruct the crushed bones to form a skeleton.

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Disrobed
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7.50
381 votes

#34 - Disrobed

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit - Season 1 - Episode 13

After a judge is found murdered in his car, the detectives begin looking into his background and learn that he often delivered special verdicts for women in return for sexual favors and was also behind the funding of a local governor's bid for re-election. The team soon turns their eye to a battered wife with a secret.

Money Maker
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7.49
1098 votes

#35 - Money Maker

Rizzoli & Isles - Season 3 - Episode 6

When a rich financier is found stuffed in a trashcan wearing a cloak and mask, Jane and Maura must figure out what happened. Meanwhile, Maura makes a deeper connection with her biological mother, Dr. Hope Martin, and half-sister, who still doesn’t know Maura is related to them.

The Man in the Mud
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7.40
2224 votes

#36 - The Man in the Mud

Bones - Season 3 - Episode 10

A body discovered in a hot spring turns out to be that of Tripp Goddard, a sexy motorcycle racer who had disappeared two weeks earlier. Sweets talks Booth and Bones into going out with him and his girlfriend.

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M'Aidez
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7.36
286 votes

#37 - M'Aidez

Trauma - Season 1 - Episode 8

The team responds to a chaotic accident involving a wedding at sea and a speedboat collision. Elsewhere, Nancy takes a break from her hectic schedule to bond with her family.

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Night, Mother
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7.03
464 votes

#38 - Night, Mother

CSI: NY - Season 1 - Episode 10

A game of one-on-one is interrupted by the discovery of a woman covered in blood leaning over the body of another woman who has had a stake driven through her heart. Mac soon realises the woman was sleepwalking and tried to save the victim's life, but the case stalls because she is the closest thing they have to a witness, and she has no memory of the event. Danny and Aiden investigate the brutal murder of a pickpocket whose identity they track down using information on an experimental medical trial. Money found in the victim's underwear leads the two to another pickpocket, but there is no obvious motive for Lenny Cook's death.

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