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'Rizzoli & Isles' 4x14 'Just Push Play': Frank Rizzoli returns

Jane: "You were a good dad. We were a good family. We had good times, right?"
Jane: "You were a good dad. We were a good family. We had good times, right?"
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Maura: “I didn’t say knife.”

Jane: “We’re looking for a SPT. A Sharp. Pointy. Thing.”

“Just Push Play” is tonight’s all new episode of “Rizzoli & Isles.” If you haven’t seen this episode, beware of spoilers. To review the last case file, click here. “Rizzoli & Isles” airs Tuesday nights at 8 on TNT.

The case this week is alright. Most of the time is spent on the Rizzoli family situation. What is good is that the writers don’t have an overly complex case that they try to cram into the time allowed. Most of the time, it isn’t hard to get a real sense of the victim, but that is not the case in this episode. It is hard to understand Natasha. Perhaps it is because no one in her life really knew the real her. Natasha’s parents didn’t know she drank or played guitar. Her roommate, the murderer, obviously would not tell the truth about Natasha. This causes there not to be as strong as an emotional connection between the viewers and the victim, which is not necessarily a bad thing. It all depends on what the writers want to happen. Did you enjoy the case?

One thing I love about “Rizzoli & Isles” is that the writers don’t shy away from showing a dysfunctional family. The Rizzolis are dysfunctional and not in a comedic way, which a lot of shows showcase. They are dysfunctional in a heartbreaking way. The writers not only remind viewers of the various offenses that Frank Rizzoli has committed against his family, but they also bring in the smaller ones, such as how he acts when he is drunk. Frank’s return is handled very well, and it is a great episode for Angela. What did you think of Frank’s return?

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