A drama that zeros in on two disparate gal-pal crimefighters from Boston, assertive detective Jane Rizzoli and steady medical examiner Maura Isles. Hailing from very different economic backgrounds, the strong, competent women effectively work together to solve the city's most puzzling crimes.
Jane and Maura sharpen focus on two murders, one from the past and one from the present, both of which have a personal impact on Korsak. Meanwhile, an unforeseen visit could lead to romance for Jane, and Maura receives unsettling feedback on her novel.
A forensic accountant is shot, luring Jane and Maura into a byzantine Ponzi scheme. More complexities arise when it's discovered the main suspect is someone from Maura's past. Also: Jane makes a big career decision. Sasha Alexander directed the episode.
Jane is slated to testify at a murder trial, only to discover a key piece of evidence has been stolen. With only three days to resolve the crime, the team races to crack the case before the murderer goes free. Also: Frankie learns magic to impress Nina.
A wealthy woman is found dead at the bottom of her stairs in a case that pits the team against a sly killer determined to pull off the perfect crime. Also, Maura decides to undergo surgery, prompting a possible reconnection with Hope (Sharon Lawrence).
A mailman is murdered, so the team joins investigative forces with a brash postal inspector who suspects the killing is part of a conspiracy. Also, Maura struggles with her injury, and Angela steps in when Korsak gets an awful birthday present for Kiki.