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Rizzoli & Isles: Season 5 (2014-2015)

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A drama that zeros in on two disparate gal-pal crimefighters from Boston , assertive detective Jane Rizzoli (Angie Harmon) and steady medical examiner Maura Isles (Sasha Alexander). Hailing from very different economic backgrounds, the strong, competent women effectively work together to solve the city's most puzzling crimes. The emotional fifth season sees the team immediately face the death of Detective Frost (Lee Thompson Young), who they mourn throughout the season. A pregnant Jane continues to work, but ultimately puts her unborn child at risk. Maura continues her relationship search, even dating Frankie (Jordan Bridges) for a short time, but her struggles persist. Angela (Lorraine Bracco) hits the reset button and gives her a life a fresh start. Idara Victor joins the team as Nina Holiday, a crime-scene analyst and IT tech.

Cast

Angie Harmon
as Jane Rizzoli
Sasha Alexander
as Maura Isles
Lorraine Bracco
as Angela Rizzoli
Bruce McGill
as Det. Vince Korsak
Brian Goodman
as Lt. Det. Sean Cavanaugh
Lee Thompson Young
as Det. Barry Frost
Idara Victor
as Nina Holiday
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Critic Reviews for Rizzoli & Isles: Season 5

All Critics (1)

I thought the show did a beautiful job and made the best of the situation as it possibly could have.

June 25, 2014 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Rizzoli & Isles: Season 5

½

The fifth season of Rizzoli & Isles crashes and burns, but to be fair it's sort of given a bad hand to start with. Forced to deal with the death of cast member Lee Thompson Young and the Rizzoli pregnancy cliffhanger, the writers faced some difficult challenges. Still, the show actually does a fairly good job at handling the loss of Young's character; but before long they start milking it and use it as a crutch. The pregnancy plot however, is never taken seriously and it shows. The theme of the season in fact seems to be to destroy character growth and reset the series. And while some of the cases-of-the-week are interesting, they're usually offset by insipid and annoying personal drama B-plots. With Season 5 of Rizzoli & Isles, the show has lost any ambition that it once had and has settled for mediocrity.

DannM.

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