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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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When the Gun Goes Bang, Bang, ... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Episodes of Rizzoli & Isles
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) 2 on the list The Best Episodes of Rizzoli & Isles
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) 3 on the list The Best Episodes of Rizzoli & Isles
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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Pilot is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Episodes of Rizzoli & Isles
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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Sailor Man is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Episodes of Rizzoli & Isles
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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...Goodbye is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Episodes of Rizzoli & Isles
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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What Doesn't Kill You is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Episodes of Rizzoli & Isles
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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I'm Your Boogie Man is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Episodes of Rizzoli & Isles
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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5:26 is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Episodes of Rizzoli & Isles
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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Murderjuana is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Episodes of Rizzoli & Isles
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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The Best Laid Plans is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Episodes of Rizzoli & Isles
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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No More Drama In My Life is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Episodes of Rizzoli & Isles
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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Scared to Death is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Episodes of Rizzoli & Isles
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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Dead Weight is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Episodes of Rizzoli & Isles
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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Living Proof is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Episodes of Rizzoli & Isles
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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Hide and Seek is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Episodes of Rizzoli & Isles
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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Rebel Without a Pause is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Episodes of Rizzoli & Isles
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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65 Hours is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Episodes of Rizzoli & Isles
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) 19 on the list The Best Episodes of Rizzoli & Isles
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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Dirty Little Secret is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Episodes of Rizzoli & Isles
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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Throwing Down The Gauntlet is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Episodes of Rizzoli & Isles
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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I Kissed a Girl is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Episodes of Rizzoli & Isles
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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Bridge to Tomorrow is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Episodes of Rizzoli & Isles
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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But I Am A Good Girl is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Episodes of Rizzoli & Isles
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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Fake It 'Til You Make It is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Episodes of Rizzoli & Isles
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.

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Judge, Jury and Executioner is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Episodes of Rizzoli & Isles
Season 4 Episode 11: A mock trial advisor (A'DA ALISON WOOLFOLK) dies during a competition. Meanwhile, Jane is concerned that Angela may be hiding financial issues. DOUG SAVANT also guest stars.

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Bite Out of Crime is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Episodes of Rizzoli & Isles
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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The Platform is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Episodes of Rizzoli & Isles
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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Killer in High Heels is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Episodes of Rizzoli & Isles
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.

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No One Mourns The Wicked is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Episodes of Rizzoli & Isles
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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Face Value is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Episodes of Rizzoli & Isles
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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For Richer or Poorer is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Episodes of Rizzoli & Isles
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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Knock Out is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Episodes of Rizzoli & Isles
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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Don't Stop Dancing, Girl is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Episodes of Rizzoli & Isles
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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Cold As Ice is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Episodes of Rizzoli & Isles
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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A Bad Seed Grows is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Episodes of Rizzoli & Isles
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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Basshole is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Episodes of Rizzoli & Isles
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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Cuts Like a Knife is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Episodes of Rizzoli & Isles
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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Two Shots: Move Forward is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Episodes of Rizzoli & Isles
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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Boston Strangler Redux is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Episodes of Rizzoli & Isles
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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East Meets West is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Episodes of Rizzoli & Isles
Season 6 Episode 16: Jane and Maura enter the secretive world of an Eastern European gang. When Maura gets a fever, Angela and Kent (ADAM SINCLAIR) prescribe home remedies, with a surprising effect.

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Sister Sister is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Episodes of Rizzoli & Isles
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).

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In Plain View is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Episodes of Rizzoli & Isles
Season 5 Episode 16: Jane and the squad team up with another detective who believes he is hunting the same roadside killer. Maura discovers she has had her identity stolen.

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Too Good To Be True is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Episodes of Rizzoli & Isles
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.

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If You Can't Stand The Hea... is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Episodes of Rizzoli & Isles
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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Seventeen Ain't So Sweet is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Episodes of Rizzoli & Isles
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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My Own Worst Enemy is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Episodes of Rizzoli & Isles
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.

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Melt My Heart to Stone is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Episodes of Rizzoli & Isles
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.

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Money Maker is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Episodes of Rizzoli & Isles
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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We Are Family is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Episodes of Rizzoli & Isles
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.