“Rizzoli & Isles” Subtext Recap (2.02): And baby makes three

 
 

Right, so this week we open with our heroines Jane Rizzoli and Maura Isles all naked and dirty together. I knew there was a reason I loved this show. The ladies are having a spa day and relaxing in hers and hers mud baths. Well, Maura is relaxing. Jane is complaining. You’d think their old married couple shtick would get old, but it really never does. Bicker on, you adorable Bickersons.

Before they can really get into the fun of shushing on another, they hear screams for help. Earlier, we saw a young woman running frantically through the forest from a shadowy knife-wielding figure. Then the woman stumbles and, wait – dammit, I’m having flashbacks to The Killing. Are we going to have to watch the whole season to finally find out who killed her, only to be told at the last second it really wasn’t him after all? Come on, was it the dad from Once & Again or not?

Oops, sorry. Got sidetracked there for a second.

A good Samaritan rushes the gravely injured young woman into the spa. Jane and Maura spring to action, in terry cloth robes because sometimes even superheroes don’t have time to get dressed, to help. The woman is already dead from her stab wounds, but they unzip her jacket and see she is pregnant. So Maura performs an emergency C-section on the spot using only a pocket knife and warm towels. Suck on that, MacGyver.

Even though the procedure was a success, Maura is worried about the poor, motherless newborn. Jane assured her, “We’re going to find him a family.” Well, not to state the obvious, but I see two people who would make great parents standing right there. Love makes a family, ladies. And if these two’s ability to give each other sweet, meaningful eye lovemaking (sex is too crass given the circumstances) over the body of a recently deceased pregnant woman isn’t love, I don’t know what is.

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