Jane: “Would you two like a moment alone so you can fight?”
“Burning Down the House” is the newest episode of Rizzoli & Isles. If you have yet to see it then click subscribe above before exiting this article. If you don’t remember what happened last time, click here. Rizzoli & Isles returns with new episodes this summer on TNT, channel 36 for Houstonians.
A warehouse catches on fire, killing a fireman in the process. As Maura researches fires in the area, the killer comes after her, and ends up running down her mother, Constance, with a car. Maura’s biological father, Patty Doyle, also shows up, but it was nice that none of this had to do with his criminal life. There have already been episodes where Doyle’s crimes and enemies have come after Maura, so while was considered as a possibility, Maura’s troubles were just a side effect of her doing her job.
Maura’s parents were one of the focuses of this episode. Her biological mother has always been a mystery, one that Doyle promises to reveal in the future. Interestingly enough, Doyle seems to know Constance, Maura’s adoptive mother. In fact, Constance refers to him as Patrick. Now it seems unlikely that Constance is Maura’s biological mother, but her relationship to Doyle definitely needs to be explained. Doyle’s last words of the episode were “hope,” a very cryptic last word. Do you think it is the name of Maura’s biological mom? What do you make of it?
The episode ended on a very dramatic note, which is expected of finales. Maura is used as bait to catch the firefighter who was responsible for trying to kill Maura and setting the fire. Somehow Dean shows up as well as Doyle. Doyle takes out the firefighter, then Dean shoots Doyle, and Doyle shoots Dean, and Jane shoots Doyle, sending Doyle over the edge of the railing he was on. Shootout for sure, but it still does not make sense why Frankie and Korsak, who were listening in a car outside, did not rush in. Also how did Dean get there? Was he following Doyle?
The moment between Jane and Maura was devastating. Maura runs to Doyle’s side after he falls, and Jane tries to come and help, causing Maura to yell at her to stay away. This does not seem to be something that Maura will recover from, which may mean that next season will feature Maura vs. Jane. Anytime a show has two of its main characters hating each other or not talking to each other, it is just terribly awkward. What do you think next season holds?
Alright, that’s it for this season! What did you think? Anyone’s Rizzles’ heart breaking? Leave me your thoughts in a comment below!
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Frost: “Not bad for the old white guy.”
Korsak: “Now that’s harassment.”
Frost: “The ‘old’ part or the ‘white’ part?”