Rizzoli & Isles Season 5 Review “Too Good to Be True”

Rizzoli & Isles Season 5 Episode 2 Goodbye (3)

On the latest episode of “Rizzoli & Isles,” the team discovered a case that involved a killer who made promises that were “Too Good to Be True.” It all started with a murder in the woods, which led to another murder, then another. All of which seemed to have one thing in common: the promise of a job in the country on a farm, where one could get away from it all. Well, that and the fact that the hires needed to be relatively un-tethered to society and the types that could potentially go unmissed for extended periods of time, if not forever. Unfortunately for the victims, it was a one way ticket to nowhere, not a steady job.

The team eventually tracked down the guy and learned he was the disgruntled son of a bankrupt farmer, who was taking out his angst on unwary would-be employees. The episode culminated with a tense shoot-off that left one cop injured and a close call for Rizzoli, as she dove in the air to take out the killer and nearly knocked herself out. Thankfully, the baby was okay, but it was a breath-taking moment in more ways than one, that’s for sure.

Speaking of which, Rizzoli finally confirmed to her mother what she already knew: that she was pregnant. The news naturally filtered down to her brothers in short order, with a returning Tommy even telling his AA group! All this plus a near-constant stream of prenatal advice from Isles, and the occasional admonishment for eating junk. (Not the cupcakes!) On the plus side, she was able to tell Korsak and Casey herself, at least.

Fun things we learned: Never wear heels to a crime scene in the woods; metal experiments to ID serial numbers on guns are neat; Korsak once cut an album before he was a cop (!); knobby balls are good for the feet; Jane’s cousin, Constantina, is the devil incarnate, at least according to her mother; there are some questionable things in cupcakes; Korsak knows his motorcycles; and never try on other people’s shoes at Yoga. Good to know all around.

This was a decent episode, albeit with a somewhat lackluster main murder mystery. I mean, I’ll allow that I probably watch the show more for the ensemble cast than the mysteries at hand, but still, even taking that into consideration, this was a bit meh. Thankfully, the character stuff was plentiful and enjoyable, and pregnant Jane is a font of amusement, albeit begrudgingly so on her part.

I really like the dynamic this additional ongoing plotline brings to the show, which is equal parts hilarious and cringe-inducing, in the best of ways. I can’t help but wonder if something bad is going to happen, but, at the same time, something bad did happen on this episode and Jane pulled through okay, so maybe it’ll be fine from here on out, unless that was intended as ominous foreshadowing of worse things to come, which would be unfortunate.

Hopefully, the show won’t go there. I don’t mind the occasional darker-toned episode, but that would be heartbreaking if Jane lost the baby, even if it wasn’t necessarily intended to happen in the first place. I do wonder how things will pan out with Casey, though. I still feel like that relationship might not end well- or worse, end in tragedy. We shall see.

What did you think of the latest episode of “Rizzoli & Isles”? Were you more captivated by the main mystery than I was? What do you make of pregnant Rizzoli? How about nagging Isles? How badly do you want to hear Korsak’s album? Or meet Constantina? I’m off to eat some pseudo-cupcakes. Sound off below and I’ll see you next week!