Rizzoli & Isles Season 3 Review “Somebody’s Watching Me”

Rizzoli & Isles Season 4 Episode 6 Somebody's Watching Me (3)

On the latest episode of “Rizzoli & Isles,” we got a much-needed “fun” episode after a few heavily dramatic ones over the last few weeks. Of course, this being the show it is, there was still a murder, but that happened in the beginning of the aptly-titled “Somebody’s Watching Me,” and from there on out it was pretty much all in good humor.

The main plotline revolved around a murder in the home of a crazy old hoarder/conspiracy theorist by the name of Leroy, who thought someone was out to get him, possibly aliens. However, he insists he didn’t kill his friend Daniel, a maintenance worker with the misfortune to be trolling around in Leroy’s basement at the wrong time.

Turns out he wasn’t entirely off the mark, as the nutty plot went on to involve a wily next-door neighbor trying to loot Leroy’s stash of stuff to sell on eBay (including hockey star Bobby Orr’s skates!) and, of all things, a rogue drone that was flying around Leroy’s vicinity. The latter turned out to be the “alien” in question, which Leroy shot down and tossed into his basement, along with the rest of the crap he’d amassed, save one key component: the drone’s hard drive, which he pocketed and was found on him by the police.

The problem was, someone desperately wanted that info back, as it was part of a scam involving the drone flying around Leroy’s neighborhood, trolling for Wi-Fi connections to snatch personal info from. Is that even possible? If so, I might just end up just as paranoid as Leroy, because that’s a scary thought!

Eventually, the cops figured it out and were able to save Leroy just in the nick of time, taking down drone boy in the process. Pretty crazy, far-out stuff. If I ever see any drone flying around my neighborhood, I’m going to shoot first and ask questions later, too. Of course, first I have to get a gun, but I digress…

Beyond that, we also got some amusing business involving Jane, who accidentally spilled some coffee on a patron at the local coffee shop she frequents. The problem was, someone got it on video and in no time, it goes viral, even inspiring a hilarious “auto-tune” version, with the incident turned into a song, much to Jane’s chagrin. But was it really an accident?

In this case, the answer would be no. Instead, it was a plot by her nefarious landlord, who was trying to bilk Jane for cash so that she would have to sell her condo and he and his girlfriend could move in. Unfortunately for him, he left his fingerprint on the video and the cops were able to trace it back to him and the girlfriend in question, who was also the girl she spilled the coffee on. Oops, indeed.

The viral video was priceless, and later inspired Jane and Maura to do an ill-advised “rap” version, and I use that term very loosely. On a scale of that guy from the “Friday” video to Eminem or Jay-Z, these two wouldn’t even chart. Maura’s beat-boxing skills put the “spit” in faux-rhyming, and Jane only managed to eke out a stuttered “b-b-bitch”! Regardless, it was pretty funny stuff.

We also got a new cop on the beat, one Charlie Hanson (newcomer Kelly Rohrbach), who wasted no time in getting the boys on the force into a tizzy. Understandably so, as she is quite the looker, but they may have gotten a bit carried away with the goofy antics of Frankie and Frost as they all but did pratfalls as they ogled the poor girl. Tone it down a bit, fellas. The bit with the EMP gun was funny, though. Whoops!

Beyond that, not much else happened, though I laughed when Maura spouted out one of her typical statistics, this one about how 47% of men stare at a woman’s breasts during conversations at some point (surprised it’s not higher, frankly), followed by Tommy walking in and doing just that with Maura, only to find her flattered by it! That was also pretty funny when he did the interview with the news talking about how mean his sister was. Way to have the girl’s back, Tommy!

I enjoyed this episode overall. I think we were in dire need of a palate-cleanser of this sort after all the drama of the past few weeks, so even if the plotline was a bit far-fetched (I hope), it was still pretty amusing. Also, that really was a nice moment between Jane and Leroy that Maura captured for YouTube. At least someone’s got her back…looking at you, Tommy!

What did you think of “Rizzoli & Isles” this week? Do you prefer the sillier episodes to the more serious ones? Or vice versa? Did you get a kick out of Rizzoli & Isles’ mad rapping skills? How about the auto-tuned version of the coffee incident? Are you now worried that drones are flying around your neighborhood, too? Sound off on this and anything else you like down below in the comments section, and thanks for reading!