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The Best Episodes of Rizzoli & Isles

There are so many good episodes of Rizzoli & Isles, but which ones really stand out? Do you like "... Goodbye" the best, or is "Dead Weight" your favorite episode of Rizzoli & Isles? To determine once and for all what the best episodes of Rizzoli & Isles are, let's rank every Rizzoli & Isles episode from best to worst.

TNT drama Rizzoli & Isles follows the stories of detective Jane Rizzoli (Angie Harmon) and medical examiner Dr. Maura Isles (Sasha Alexander); it is based on the novel series of the same name by Tess Gerritsen. Rizzoli & Isles aired its final episode on September 5, 2016, after seven seasons. Harmon and Alexander have both won People's Choice Awards for "Favorite Cable TV Actress" for their work on Rizzoli & Isles.

Vote up your favorite episodes of Rizzoli & Isles, and downvote any bad episodes that you really didn't enjoy, despite how much you love the series as a whole. It can be painful to put one Rizzoli & Isles episode over the other when there are so many good ones, which is why you can vote on however many episodes you like.

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  • Remember Me
    1

    Remember Me

    Season 2 Episode 10: After a young man is killed in a jail bathroom on the eve of his release, serial killer Charles Hoyt (MICHAEL MASSEE) claims to have clues about the murder.
  • Ocean-Frank
    2

    Ocean-Frank

    Season 7 Episode 13: A dead man is found handcuffed to a bed in his own home, and as the “Bon Voyage” party approaches, everyone makes a video to say goodbye.
  • Killer in High Heels
    3

    Killer in High Heels

    Season 4 Episode 4: Maura becomes the key suspect in a homicide case when her date turns up dead - and Maura can't remember the evening. Jane struggles between protecting her friend and doing her job.
  • Dirty Little Secret
    4

    Dirty Little Secret

    Season 3 Episode 2: Tensions continue to mount between Jane and Maura, causing those close to them to be caught in the middle. Frankie Sr. (CHAZZ PALMINTERI) returns with news that upsets Angela.
  • But I Am A Good Girl
    5

    But I Am A Good Girl

    Season 4 Episode 3: Baby TJ's christening turns grim when a body is discovered in the church. Jane almost abuses her power in order to protect her brother Tommy (COLIN EGGLESFIELD).
  • Fake It 'Til You Make It
    6

    Fake It 'Til You Make It

    Season 6 Episode 11: After a body turns up in Boston with links to a murder in Los Angeles, Jane and Maura pack up their sunscreen and hop on a plane. Angela and Korsak plan a double date.
  • 5:26
    7

    5:26

    Season 6 Episode 12: When an old watch is found inside a balloon of cocaine in a dead woman's stomach, figuring out its significance becomes the key to protecting Jane - and the people she loves.
  • ...Goodbye
    8

    ...Goodbye

    Season 5 Episode 2: As the team tries to unravel a bizarre case, they deal with the loss of their close friend and colleague, Detective Barry Frost.
  • Can I Get A Witness?
    9

    Can I Get A Witness?

    Season 2 Episode 11: The team and Assistant District Attorney Valerie Hudson (ROSELYN SANCHEZ) work to put away a notorious gang member. Television host BILL O'REILLY criticizes the police department.
  • My Own Worst Enemy
    10

    My Own Worst Enemy

    Season 2 Episode 8: After a mugging gone wrong, Jane and Maura delve into a family's background. Meanwhile, a romantic and mysterious figure from Maura's past shows up, causing a rift with Jane.
  • Money Maker
    11

    Money Maker

    Season 3 Episode 6: When an affluent man is found murdered, Jane and Maura must figure out if it's related to his company. Angela and Lt. Det. Cavanaugh continue their flirtatious relationship.
  • Dance with the Devil
    12

    Dance with the Devil

    Season 4 Episode 5: Maura and Jane unravel a shocking secret about Paddy (JOHN DOMAN) and Hope (SHARON LAWRENCE) that affects them all. Korsak opens up about Cavanaugh's tragic past.
  • We Are Family
    13

    We Are Family

    Season 4 Episode 1: In the season premiere, a community parade turns deadly and family tensions and politics arise. A surprise visit from Lt. Col. Casey Jones (CHRIS VANCE) reveals shocking news.
  • Misconduct
    14

    Misconduct

    Season 6 Episode 5: The murder of a crime tech sends shockwaves throughout the team. When suspicions arise that the tech had tampered with evidence, Maura is suspended from her position.
  • We Don't Need Another Hero
    15

    We Don't Need Another Hero

    Season 2 Episode 1: In the season premiere, after taking a bullet during a siege at the precinct, Jane is honored as a hero - until disaster strikes. CHRIS VANCE (Dexter, Burn Notice) guest stars.
  • Melt My Heart to Stone
    16

    Melt My Heart to Stone

    Season 3 Episode 10: In the summer finale, when a statue breaks open to reveal a dead woman inside, Jane and Maura must find the killer quickly. Plus, Dennis (EDDIE CIBRIAN) returns for Maura.
  • Pilot
    17

    Pilot

    Season 1 Episode 1: Series premiere: Boston detective Jane Rizzoli (ANGIE HARMON) and medical examiner Maura Isles (SASHA ALEXANDER) investigate a murder that mimics the Surgeon, a serial killer.
  • 65 Hours
    18

    65 Hours

    Season 7 Episode 9: As Jane is about to testify in a murder trial, she discovers that a key piece of evidence has been stolen. Also, Frankie tries to impress Nina with magic tricks.
  • Hide and Seek
    19

    Hide and Seek

    Season 6 Episode 13: Maura is abducted, and nothing stands in the way of Jane and the team bringing her home. Maura discovers a conspiracy bigger than her kidnapping, with Jane as its ultimate target.
  • When the Gun Goes Bang, Bang, Bang
    20

    When the Gun Goes Bang, Bang, Bang

    Season 1 Episode 10: In the season finale, Jane, Maura and Frankie Jr. are trapped in a fight for survival on their home turf. CHAZZ PALMINTERI and ERIK PALLADINO (ER) guest star.
  • Too Good To Be True
    21

    Too Good To Be True

    Season 5 Episode 3: A killer uses online ads to find perfect candidates for murder: men no one notices are missing. Meanwhile, Jane finds that keeping her pregnancy quiet will be a tough assignment.
  • Lost & Found
    22

    Lost & Found

    Season 5 Episode 8: The team races against time to find a young witness to the contract killing of a woman outside of a nightclub. Jane puts herself in the line of fire.
  • Sister Sister
    23

    Sister Sister

    Season 6 Episode 10: When a dog trainer is found dead at home, her champion Rottweiler is the prime suspect. Maura has a peculiar interaction with Kent (ADAM SINCLAIR).
  • No More Drama In My Life
    24

    No More Drama In My Life

    Season 3 Episode 15: Dr. Hope Martin (SHARON LAWRENCE) returns to ask Maura for a life-altering favor, and a building collapses, trapping loved ones inside.
  • Cuts Like a Knife
    25

    Cuts Like a Knife

    Season 3 Episode 8: A bride is killed just before she walks down the aisle, and Jane and Maura are on the case. Plus, Jane has a new neighbor who captures the attention of Angela, Frankie and Frost.