“Rizzoli & Isles” Subtext Recap (1.08): Is that a gun in your pocket or are you just happy to see me?


Welcome! If you’ve come for a serious analysis of plot and in-depth discussion of storyline on Rizzoli & Isles, please turn around and leave. These are not the recaps you’re looking for. Instead, these will be purely subtext recaps. What’s that, you say? You know, subtext. It’s why we’ll watch a three-hour movie about bank robbers just to see the three-second eye flirting between the bank teller and the female lead.

So now that that’s out of the way, let me introduce you to our intrepid heroines. Meet Jane Rizzoli: tough, tomboy Boston Police Department detective and softball enthusiast. Likes: Beer, guns, Maura Isles. Meet Dr. Maura Isles: sophisticated, smart Boston Police Department medical examiner and fashion maven. Likes: Shoes, neurobiology, Jane Rizzoli.

This week Rizzoli’s dreaded nemesis, the imprisoned serial killer Charles Hoyt, is back. We know this because Angie Harmon is having a dream that doesn’t involve Sasha Alexander and baby oil. Instead it’s a nightmare about the creepy guy who looks like The Joker and Skeletor’s illegitimate lovechild. I’d also like to note that Jane sleeps in a tank top and underwear. Raise your hand if that’s what you sleep in, too, lesbians.

Jane goes outside after her nightmare. Um, when I’ve just had a super scary dream about a man who is hell bent on killing me, the first thing I do, too, is leave the safety of my home for a dark city street. She finds a lit flare but more important she almost shoots a cat. If she had, that would be minus 500 Lesbian Points. Luckily, she only ends up looks hot pointing her gun. Lady cop forearms — yum.

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