“Rizzoli & Isles” Subtext Recap (6.15): Then you shoulda put a ring on it

Previously on Rizzoli & Isles: Jane rescued Maura. Maura got high. Jane and Maura process their PTSD-y feelings–sorta.

Jane and Maura are at The Dirty Robber talking, but not really talking, about how they should just go ahead and move in together. Jane has already canceled the deal on her new condo because of her as yet still faceless life ruiner. Sure, that’s what it is. It’s not that your girlfriend has a perfectly large and lovely townhouse with plenty of room for you to move into comfortably. Use whatever excuse you need, Jane.


So instead, her plan is to stay at Frankie’s place indefinitely. Granted, this gives her perfect cover to stay at Maura’s whenever she wants because Frankie’s spare room is a glorified utility closet.

But Maura has another idea. She offers Jane an empty townhouse without neighbors. Wow, Maura. I knew you were rich, but I never knew you were buy-a-whole-townhouse-for-secret-rendezvous-with-your-lady rich. Fine, so she didn’t buy it just for that–so she claims. It supposedly belongs to a college professor friend of Maura’s who is offering to sublet it to Jane while he is on sabbatical. Oh, and did we mention it’s just a block from Maura’s place. The walks of shame that one block is going to see. *low whistle*


Mama Rizzoli walks up interrupting their carefully laid living arrangement subterfuge plans. She promises she wasn’t snooping. For a second, I genuinely think she’s going to tell them just to bite the damn bullet and move in together. But, alas, she was snooping on Korsak’s life this time, not her daughter and daughter-in-law.

She found a little black box in his desk drawer at work. So, of course, she stole it. I mean, let’s face it, that’s basically what she did. Also, is this a thing straight people regularly do? Swipe other people’s engagement rings and try them on themselves? Like, that’s weird, right? And they said the gays would ruin the sanctity of marriage.


Jane and Maura get their requisite synchronized “Rizzoli” and “Isles” phone calls and they’re off to Murdertown. Well, in this case, it’s Murderwarehouse. On the way in Jane frets about Korsak getting married. Will this put more pressure on her to pop the question?