It's hard to know what's a bigger blow to Maura Isles's dignity on the July 16 episode of Rizzoli & Isles: the fact that the fashionable Boston medical examiner (Sasha Alexander) goes to jail on murder charges — Maura gets booked after her date turns up dead and she can't recall their evening together — or that she has to wear those impossible-to-accessorize orange prison togs.
"What a great episode," Alexander says. "We're going to see Maura beaten up in jail and a really different side to her character emerge." Luckily for Maura, BFF Jane Rizzoli (Angie Harmon) helps save the day. Says Alexander, "Jane steps into Maura's shoes" — stilettos, no doubt — "to let Maura solve the case from inside jail."
Rizzoli & Isles airs Tuesdays at 9/8c on TNT.