Rizzoli & Isles Sympathy for the Devil S01E03 (TNT)

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I didn’t expect much of this show, but the first episode was intriguing. All in all, it’s a basic police procedural drama, with a woman acting as a lead detective. It’s not something that hasn’t been done before and by no means is it as compelling as The Closer, but it’s not bad. What makes this show worth watching is Sasha Alexander, who plays the Medical Examiner. It’s too bad that they lifter her character right out from Bones. Dr. Isles has got similar traits as Dr. Temperance Brennan played by Emily Deschanel.

Warning: spoilers ahead

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Rizzoli’s mom is trying to buy her a dress for her birthday. She gets called to another murder. Some kid got gunned down. The LT is hovering over the case again making statements to the media. The kid is 15. The LT points out the skateboard under a dumpster. Rizzoli almost bit off his head.

The mother of the deceased blames the skateboarders her son hung out with.

Maura has no definite cause of death. Maura suspects that the vic might have died in an exorcism. Reggie Perry runs the church that the mother of the vic goes to. She kept mentioning that the Devil was in him.

They question him. The mother is present. They don’t get anywhere. Rizzoli questions the boy’s father, who doesn’t have anything to do with the voodoo priest. Beatrice joined the church after the divorce.

The dad was getting full custody. Isles says that the boy was murdered. Rizzoli’s mom drops by with her dress and sandwiches.

Cruncha is the guy heading up the skateboarding gang. He recruits minors to run drugs for him. He says that it has to do with the crazy mom and her voodoo church.

That night, Rizzoli finds a bunch of snakes in her car. The LT tells Rizzoli that she needs to be careful. Maura says that some hexed victims died of fright.

They serve the church with a warrant. They don’t have a warrant. Maura was with Médecins sans frontiers. She spent time in Dakar. While they are inside, there is a hate crime against the church. It was Cruncha throwing a Molotov cocktail through the window.

Rizzoli’s mom fixes her up with the LT. They know each other from childhood. They both decide that it was a bad idea because of all of the sexual tension. Jane goes to have some wine with Maura. Her place was broken into. A vase of flowers is on the floor.

Matt was poisoned by Monkshood. It’s the dad’s new wife. There is Monkshood in her garden. They arrest her after she confesses.

The LT tells Rizzoli that he’s been promoted to DC to act as a liaison between the city of Boston and Homeland Security. They almost kiss on her porch.

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