“Rizzoli & Isles” Subtext Recap (7.05): How I Re-Met Your Mother

Previously on Rizzoli & Isles: Maura tries fencing. Postal inspectors pack heat. Jane and Maura finally hold hands again. Baby steps, people, baby steps.

Maura is attending to her medical health under the watchful eye of Jane. She has finally called a specialist and scheduled a surgery for her occasional memory lapses. Geez, I sometimes forget where I parked my car and sometimes walk into the wrong house and start watching their TV. Do I need an operation, too? Wait, seriously, do I need an operation, too?


Jane is telling someone who sounds rather concerned on the phone about her pending procedure. And when I say pending, I mean pending. It’s happening this afternoon. But who could she be telling? Well, Jane already knows. Mama Rizzoli has to know because she knows everything. Who is left?

Oh, wait, it’s one of Maura’s many parents, right? We’re not clear which but it’s a “mother” who is “concerned” and wants to visit Maura in the “hospital.” Well, considering we haven’t seen Jacqueline Bisset since the start of Season 3, I have a good guess which “concerned mother” we’re talking about.


Further proving it’s not the concerned mother in question, Mama R waltzes in with a big grin and a bag of bagels. They’re from the new shop with the long line around the corner called, and I’m not even making this up, Bernie Brody’s Bodacious Bagels. Now why didn’t the Bernie people think of that? Free college AND a bagel for everyone!

Maura sadly declines, as she is fasting before her surgery. Did I mention she is having surgery on her big genius brain very soon and everyone is acting very nonchalant about it all? OK, well clearly Jane is concerned because she is sympathy fasting with Maura in solidarity. Talk about getting Good Girlfriend points for days. She even resists taunting with a still warm hole. What? It’s what happened.