Rizzoli & Isles Money For Nothing S01E05 (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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They found a floater. It’s someone Isles knows. His name is Adam Fairfield. The Fairfields are rich and Maura used to be involved with Fairfield’s brother.

The family already knows that Adam is dead. They are billionaires and old Boston money. Adam was sailing. A lawyer is trying to turf Rizzoli out. Maura is helping them out. Rizzoli is fuming.

For some reason, Rizzoli’s mom is selling some shit in a cop car.

It’s funny how Maura thinks that the Fairfields deserve special consideration. Rizzoli is pissed at her behaviour. Maura is rushing through the autopsy.

Sumner Fairfield was pushed out as the head of the family business because of fraud allegations. Now, Adam took over. Adam maneuvered himself into the job. Sumner gave Adam a job and he promptly stabbed him in the back. Sumner doesn’t have a really good alibi.

Corsac is talking with Maura instead of Jane. Corsac tells Maura that all Jane wants to know if she has her back.

The family lawyer comes to threaten Jane. Business as usual. Maura says that there is evidence of BFT on Adam Fairfield. She also found traces of oysters in his digestive system. They trace his lunch. He had dinner with another chick, not his wife.

Jane wants Maura to use her relationship with Garrett to find out who the woman was. Adam had a mistress, Vanessa DeWalt. She says that Adam was going to divorce the wife. There was a prenup. Jocelyn stood to lose hundreds of millions of dollars.

They find the boat. This convinces Maura that Adam was murdered. Nothing on the boat matches the wounds on Adam. Evidence was planted.

Maura takes Jane to the Adam Fairfield Memorial. Maura has Jane dress up in a cocktail dress. At one point, Jane has got three champagne glasses in her hands. They see Sumner and Jocelyn kissing.

While Adam was sailing, the adulterous couple was in a suite at the Ritz. It turns out that Garrett is behind all of his bills. He’s completely broke. He burned through his family fortune.

Garrett arrived in the city from Milan after the murder. The plane got stuck in LA for 3 days before this. This gave him ample time to drive to Boston and commit the murder. It turns out that Adam was a half-brother. The father didn’t give the fortune to Garrett.

Garrett drove the Spyker from LA to Boston. The murder weapon was some kind of part. Garrett is getting arrested.

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