Tuesday night’s new episode of “Rizzoli & Isles” brought a variety of different interesting elements to the table, and ultimately just one of them happened to be a dog.
We’ve all seen this sort of case before in the book of common crime-TV tropes: Some sort of animal / robot / inanimate object is accused of committing a crime that you would not quite think that they could commit. Sure, dogs if trained properly can be dangerous, but this is not the sort of show that is going to make you legitimately think that a four-legged friend is a killer. There aren’t always happy endings here, but in this case it felt like there would be.
Of course, it turned out that it was the neighbor behind the death all along, which was only surprising in that they were the most obvious suspect ever from the get-go. Then again, we suppose that in order for the show to trick you into thinking from time to time that the most obvious suspect is the killer, they have to have a few occasions where they actually are.
As for some other stories, what is going on now for Kent and Maura? Is he now firmly into “love interest” territory? He’s spent so much time trying to figure Maura out, but we have not seen the two together enough to really have too much of an opinion. It just felt very random given that the rest of the story was not even about that. Consider this to be the lowest point in what was otherwise at least a reasonably fun episode. Grade: B.
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