Rizzoli and Isles Highlights: Too Good to be True Edition

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Whether it's the banter between the title characters, Angela's buttinsky approach to life or the creepy-as-heck murder scenes interrupted by cheery Irish music and shots of the Boston skyline, there's a reason you keep coming back for more Rizzoli & Isles.

Tonight, we look at a few of them. Follow the cut for more!

Maura's gullibility
It's time! Maura finally reveals that Angela knows Jane is pregnant.

Jane is surprisingly not-upset, and we find out why when she turns to Maura with something akin to resignation in her eyes and asks, "Did she use the Latin on you?"

"But it felt so real, and so true!" Maura protests. I love the way Sasha Alexander plays Maura.

At times she's the sharpest cookie and the next moment she's the most gullible character on this show. It's a good thing she's not the one in charge of grilling suspects, I'll tell you that.

Jane's continued pregnancy-related struggles
Anyone who has been pregnant can relate to what Jane's going through right now. Every time someone goes out of their way for her makes her paranoid they know she's pregnant before she's had the chance to tell them.

She's worried her job might get changed without her say-so (in this case, that they'll move her to desk duty without her permission) and her family won't stop spreading her pregnancy news before she has the chance to.

She can't eat her favorite foods anymore, people are mother-henning her, and to be honest, I'm not sure how anyone gets through pregnancy without setting fire to everything they know.

When she gets the opportunity to tell Korsak, she looks like she's having difficulty swallowing a whole boiled egg.

On second thought, maybe her family spreading the news for her was a kindness. And a desk job might not be so terrible after her panic attack in the woods.

Korsak's conversations
He continues to delight viewers and befuddle fellow characters.

This episode we learned that he's a corned beef connoisseur, cut an album before becoming a cop, has an aversion to ponytails on men and knows more than a decent amount about motorcycles.

The case
Usually the cases on Rizzoli and Isles are a little humdrum. If you've seen a procedural cop show, like Law & Order, where I first fell in love with Angie Harmon's hips and hair -- wow is that woman gorgeous -- you can usually guess the motive behind the murder as well as the murderer's identity within the first half of the show. Since Rizzoli & Isles changed showrunners, however, the writing has gotten a little less formulaic without losing any of its heart.

(Oh my goodness. Rizzoli is the Law and Isles is the Order. How did I not get that before?)

This case was a real mystery, maybe even more so because they spent most of this episode focusing on the personal lives of the characters. After they discover multiple bodies and figure out that the ad the men were answering for work was a fake, Maura's best guess is that the killer is a narcissist, and kills these men in order to feel worthwhile.

While I can't think of a way to feel less worthwhile, that's infinitely more creative than my guess that this killer was hunting men for sport.

"He was just an asshole," Jane concluded, and the lack of motive was even more unsettling than a serial killer with elaborate plans and plots.

Frost's absence
This show continues to deal well with the fallout from Lee Thompson Young's death. Korsak and Jane both have a difficult time picking out a replacement for Frost; I'd be surprised if they didn't end up moving Frankie into Frost's position and picking up a new rookie for Frankie to mentor.

Maybe they'll even move the officer who was shot at the end of the episode a chance to try out for the position. After all, he actually got a few lines!