Angie Harmon and Sasha Alexander
After last season's cliff-hanger on TNT's Rizzoli & Isles (the BFFs were at a major crossroads), executive producer Janet Tamaro wanted Season 3 to start with a bang. Then it hit her: Who would be disappointed at seeing Angie Harmon (Rizzoli) in a hooker outfit? "The story line just crackled from there," Tamaro says. "The only problem was, we couldn't get her out of character!"
The scene is part of a flashback in the June 5 opener. "We go back to Jane's undercover drug-investigation roots and the day she first meets Maura," Tamaro says. Back in the present, Maura (Sasha Alexander) still feels betrayed that Jane shot her estranged father, Doyle, last season. (Don't worry, the ladies will eventually reconcile).
And the drama only escalates from there: Jane's soldier love interest returns from Afghanistan with a troubling secret, Maura falls for a motivational speaker (Eddie Cibrian) and Jane's dad (Chazz Palminteri) has a dalliance with a 28-year-old woman with baggage. "She may or may not be dallying with Jane's brother, Tommy, too," Tamaro says. "Just expect a whole lot of juicy trouble."
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