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'Rizzoli & Isles' 5x05 'The Best Laid Plans': Med school romance

Maura: "I’m always looking for the least helpful advice."
Maura: "I’m always looking for the least helpful advice."
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Maura: “I’ll have to give grades. I don’t want that burden on my shoulders. I’m still scarred by the A- biochemistry incident in 1996. I can’t even imagine crushing the spirits of young budding minds like that.”

“The Best Laid Plans” is the July 15 episode of “Rizzoli & Isles.” If you haven’t seen this episode, beware of spoilers. Be sure to check out the slideshow for more quotes from the episode. “Rizzoli & Isles” airs Tuesday nights at 8 p.m. central on TNT.

Maura's going back to school. Sadly, we don’t get to see her lecture, but she did well, according to Jack. That’s right, Maura’s got a guy. I love Enver Gjokaj (any other “Dollhouse” fans out there?), so I’m a tad biased. His character Jack is likeable enough. The best moments are definitely Jane figuring out Maura met a guy, and Maura’s speech to Jack about how he needs to get a psychological checkup. It is just a fun, cute storyline. I just wish we saw a little more of Maura in teacher mode, maybe even grading. Are you a fan of Jack?

Every time I think I’m doing better, the pain comes back. This week, Jane is concerned about the power that Frost’s chair has over all of them. I will admit, when I saw that random guy in Frost’s chair, I got upset. First guess was that he was Frost’s replacement, but thankfully that was not the case. It's too soon for that, plus I would want there to be an interviewing process, and not some random person just showing up unannounced. The writers have done a great job with showing the mourning process. The tears kicked in during Korsak’s speech. Who else wanted to punch the guy who was sitting in Frost’s chair?

Angela and Jane work on boundaries in this episode. Okay, while I would want my mother at the hospital when I’m giving birth, there’s no way I would want her as my midwife. It’s a bit crazy, and we don’t ever get to hear why Angela thought that would be a good idea. Yes, Angela has given birth before, but that doesn't exactly translate to being a midwife. Stepping over boundaries is definitely very Angela, but I don’t see why she would jump to midwife. However, the conversation at the end of the episode is great. We get some mother and daughter bonding.

What did you think of the episode? Leave me your thoughts in a comment below.

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