TV episodes The Best Episodes of Rizzoli & Isles  

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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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5:26 is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Episodes of Rizzoli & Isles
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.

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Living Proof is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Episodes of Rizzoli & Isles
Living Proof Season 2 Episode 2: Jane and Maura's relaxing day at an outdoor spa is anything but when they discover the murder of a pregnant woman who had been serving as a surrogate mother.

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65 Hours is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Episodes of Rizzoli & Isles
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.

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Burning Down The House is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Episodes of Rizzoli & Isles
Burning Down The House Season 2 Episode 15: Arson or accident? Plus, FBI Agent Gabriel Dean (BILLY BURKE) hopes to rekindle his relationship with Jane, and JACQUELINE BISSETT appears as Maura's mother, Constance Isles.

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Hide and Seek is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Episodes of Rizzoli & Isles
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.

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...Goodbye is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Episodes of Rizzoli & Isles
...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.

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Sailor Man is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Episodes of Rizzoli & Isles
Sailor Man Season 2 Episode 3: A girl is found dead during Fleet Week. Frost's dad (ERNIE HUDSON - Oz), a Navy admiral, arrives, causing tension. Maura goes on a date with Angela's mechanic (MATTHEW DEL NEGRO).

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When the Gun Goes Bang, Bang, ... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Episodes of Rizzoli & Isles
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.

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We Don't Need Another Hero is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Episodes of Rizzoli & Isles
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.

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Born to Run is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Episodes of Rizzoli & Isles
Born to Run Season 1 Episode 7: The Boston Marathon turns into a crime scene as a shooter targets runners. Jane and Maura must investigate in secret so as not to cause a mass panic. BALTHAZAR GETTY guest stars.

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What Doesn't Kill You is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Episodes of Rizzoli & Isles
What Doesn't Kill You Season 3 Episode 1: In the season premiere, Jane and Maura's friendship suffers following the shooting of Maura's biological father (JOHN DOMAN). BILLY BURKE, JACQUELINE BISSET, ED BEGLEY JR. appear.

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Rebel Without a Pause is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Episodes of Rizzoli & Isles
Rebel Without a Pause Season 2 Episode 6: Maura's knowledge of American history becomes important as she and Jane try to solve a killing at a Revolutionary War re-enactment. Maura's mother (JACQUELINE BISSET) visits.

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Dead Weight is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Episodes of Rizzoli & Isles
Dead Weight Season 7 Episode 7: Maura proves a bicyclist’s bizarre death is actually a murder and helps catch the killer. Meanwhile, Jane's invited to teach a class of FBI recruits at Quantico.

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The Best Laid Plans is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Episodes of Rizzoli & Isles
The Best Laid Plans Season 5 Episode 5: The team investigates the murder of a wealthy woman with terminal cancer. Maura meets a man, but is torn between the doubts of her scientific mind and the instincts of her heart.

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I'm Your Boogie Man is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Episodes of Rizzoli & Isles
I'm Your Boogie Man Season 1 Episode 8: A body found in a park seems to be the work of Hoyt, the imprisoned serial killer who nearly murdered Jane. BILLY BURKE (Twilight) appears as FBI Agent Gabriel Dean.

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Murderjuana is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Episodes of Rizzoli & Isles
Murderjuana Season 6 Episode 14: Jane and Maura work together to solve a case after some puzzling questions are raised. Jane continues her quest to protect Maura and Angela - but is the price too high?

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Scared to Death is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Episodes of Rizzoli & Isles
Scared to Death Season 6 Episode 15: A woman is found murdered in a grisly scene reminiscent of a horror movie, leading the team to uncover a frightening "game" in which people pay to experience terror.

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Two Shots: Move Forward is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Episodes of Rizzoli & Isles
Two Shots: Move Forward Season 7 Episode 1: In the aftermath of the shooting at the end of season six, the team must use every tool at their disposal to find the elusive Alice Sands, before Jane’s life is destroyed.

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The Platform is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Episodes of Rizzoli & Isles
The Platform Season 6 Episode 1: In the season premiere, when it appears one of the Boston Police Department's own has shot an unarmed man, the team must find the real killer while clearing the detective's name.

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Pilot is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Episodes of Rizzoli & Isles
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.

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I Kissed a Girl is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Episodes of Rizzoli & Isles
I Kissed a Girl Season 1 Episode 6: After an apparent hate crime against a woman leaving a lesbian bar, Jane goes undercover. Maura sets up Jane with a hot yoga teacher. ANTONIO SABATO JR. and BRENDA STRONG appear.

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A Bad Seed Grows is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Episodes of Rizzoli & Isles
A Bad Seed Grows Season 6 Episode 7: When a 16-year-old girl is murdered and left in a cage, Jane and Maura must overcome the ethical dilemma of a psychiatrist and the stiff opposition of a fussy prosecutor.

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Don't Stop Dancing, Girl is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Episodes of Rizzoli & Isles
Don't Stop Dancing, Girl Season 2 Episode 14: The competitive dance world turns deadly when the mother of a star performer is stabbed at a competition. Korsak's stepson is accused of shooting a cop. LOLITA DAVIDOVICH returns.

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No One Mourns The Wicked is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Episodes of Rizzoli & Isles
No One Mourns The Wicked Season 4 Episode 9: Jane and Maura begin a simulation of investigating serial killer Charles Hoyt's murders at a symposium for law enforcement, and come across a horrifying discovery.

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Knock Out is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Episodes of Rizzoli & Isles
Knock Out Season 5 Episode 6: While Maura is at a convention, Jane needs Susie's (TINA HUANG) help to solve a murder. Korsak is visited by the son of an old friend and forced to deal with unfinished business.

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Cuts Like a Knife is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Episodes of Rizzoli & Isles
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.

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Money Maker is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Episodes of Rizzoli & Isles
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.

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But I Am A Good Girl is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Episodes of Rizzoli & Isles
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).

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Face Value is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Episodes of Rizzoli & Isles
Face Value Season 6 Episode 6: After a murder, a witness suffers from facial recognition blindness and can't recognize the killer. The Rizzolis prepare for a visit from a scheming cousin.

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The Beast In Me is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Episodes of Rizzoli & Isles
The Beast In Me Season 1 Episode 9: When an identity thief with no apparent identity of his own is found murdered in his car, the investigation leads Jane into a checkered past. CHAZZ PALMINTERI appears as Frank Sr.

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Cold As Ice is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Episodes of Rizzoli & Isles
Cold As Ice Season 4 Episode 8: Frankie Jr. is brought in to help with a gruesome murder case involving a youth hockey league. Cailin (EMILEE WALLACE) asks to stay with Maura.

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Dirty Little Secret is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Episodes of Rizzoli & Isles
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.

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Bridge to Tomorrow is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Episodes of Rizzoli & Isles
Bridge to Tomorrow Season 5 Episode 13: Maura is terrified she has lost her best friend after Jane jumps from a bridge to save a prosecutor suspected of his murder. The squad renews the search for the real killer.

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2M7258-100 is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Episodes of Rizzoli & Isles
2M7258-100 Season 7 Episode 8: In the 100th episode of the series, Jane goes undercover in a county jail to uncover details of a double-homicide.

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For Richer or Poorer is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Episodes of Rizzoli & Isles
For Richer or Poorer Season 7 Episode 10: A forensic accountant is gunned down in a park, and Jane discovers that the prime suspect is someone from Maura’s past. Jane also makes a life-changing career decision.

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Throwing Down The Gauntlet is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Episodes of Rizzoli & Isles
Throwing Down The Gauntlet Season 3 Episode 5: Jane looks for how Maura can meet her biological mother, Dr. Hope Davis (SHARON LAWRENCE - NYPD Blue). A nun from Jane and Frankie Jr.'s past returns. JENNY O'HARA guest stars.

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Bite Out of Crime is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Episodes of Rizzoli & Isles
Bite Out of Crime Season 5 Episode 17: The squad works overtime hunting down a serial killer sniper. Maura befriends a man who is a witness to the crime, who suffers from a mental condition and believes he is a wolf.

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Seventeen Ain't So Sweet is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Episodes of Rizzoli & Isles
Seventeen Ain't So Sweet Season 2 Episode 13: Jane brings Maura to her high school reunion, but one of her old classmates turns up dead on the football field. Korsak gets a visit from his ex-wife (LOLITA DAVIDOVICH).

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Can I Get A Witness? is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Episodes of Rizzoli & Isles
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.

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If You Can't Stand The Hea... is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Episodes of Rizzoli & Isles
If You Can't Stand The Heat Season 5 Episode 11: In the middle of a heat wave, Jane and Maura find a man who died suspiciously in a bathtub full of ice. Angela discovers a spicy tea with unexpected romantic consequences.

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We Are Family is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Episodes of Rizzoli & Isles
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.

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No More Drama In My Life is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Episodes of Rizzoli & Isles
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.

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Virtual Love is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Episodes of Rizzoli & Isles
Virtual Love 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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Brown Eyed Girl is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Episodes of Rizzoli & Isles
Brown Eyed Girl Season 2 Episode 4: When the daughter of a police officer is kidnapped in front of her younger brother, Jane and the team race to find the girl. ANNIE WERSCHING (24) guest stars.

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Nice To Meet You Dr. Isles is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Episodes of Rizzoli & Isles
Nice To Meet You Dr. Isles Season 6 Episode 8: When the jeweler to Boston's "cool and famous" dies, the investigation leads to a member of the Isles family ��_ which leads to a secret Maura has been keeping for much of her life.

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Imitation Game is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Episodes of Rizzoli & Isles
Imitation Game Season 6 Episode 4: A murder sends Jane and Maura into the world of art heists and forgery, and forces Jane to tango with an FBI agent who has a keen interest in her case.

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Bloodlines is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Episodes of Rizzoli & Isles
Bloodlines Season 2 Episode 7: Jane and the team investigate what appears to be a modern-day witch hunt in Salem. Meanwhile, Frankie's old girlfriend returns to town with a surprise.

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Boston Strangler Redux is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Episodes of Rizzoli & Isles
Boston Strangler Redux Season 1 Episode 2: Tensions are high as the squad investigates a possible copycat of the Boston Strangler. Jane butts heads with her new boss, Lieutenant Grant (recurring guest star DONNIE WAHLBERG).

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Basshole is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Episodes of Rizzoli & Isles
Basshole Season 6 Episode 2: Jane and Maura find themselves in the cutthroat, high-stakes world of competitive bass fishing when a leading fisherman is killed. Frankie pays the price after losing a bet.

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Family Matters is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Episodes of Rizzoli & Isles
Family Matters Season 5 Episode 18: When a woman finds her husband has been murdered, the ensuing investigation reveals that the victim may have been living a double life.