Lovers of ladies, crime solving and undeniable chemistry, rejoice. The fourth season of Rizzoli & Isles is finally upon us. After three years of watching Det. Jane Rizzoli and Dr. Maura Isles be the gayest non-gay couple on television, the question is can it continue. And the answer is, yes. But there will always be obstacles, not the least of which being their so-called heterosexuality.
So to get us ready for the season premiere tonight on TNT, here is a quick preview of what to expect. Some general spoilers for the upcoming season follow, so if you want to go in blind this season stop reading and skip right to the video of TNT teasing us with their continued butch/femme dynamic. A little something for “that demo,” I’m sure.
Top Five things to expect in Season 4
1. Lt. Col. Beard Force returns.
Fine, Casey. He’s back and so is, um, little Casey. Both of them show up on Jane’s doorstep. But don’t expect them to be hanging around all season. Because Casey seems to believe that absence makes the heart grow fonder, which is perfectly fine by me.
2. Maura is missing something.
Like, you know, a vital organ. Dr. Isles has gone through with her decision to anonymously donate one of her kidneys to her half-sister Cailin and is on the mend. But will her sacrifice remain anonymous?
3. Jane and Maura are the fun aunts.
Tommy and Lydia’s love child T.J. continues to bring the Rizzoli and Isles clan together. I can’t wait until he’s a little older and comes to his cool aunts to ask how to impress girls and Aunt Jane tells him it helps when you have a big gun.
4. Daddy (and mommy) issues arise.
Paddy Doyle’s trial looms large this season. And Maura’s biological mom Hope may be in deeper than we all realized.
5.The Adorable Bickersons bicker adorably.
I mean it, they’ll find anything to bicker about. Like even galoshes.
If you need to get caught up before the season start, TNT is airing a Season 4 marathon today starting at 6 a.m. and ending right before the premiere airs at 9 p.m. During the season follow along with all the eye sex, Totally Gratuitous Totally Gay Touching and LLBFF shenanigans and tweet with us using the hashtag #gayzzoli.
And then be sure to come back on Thursdays for your fresh and steaming Rizzoli & Isles Subtext Recaps.