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'Rizzoli & Isles' 5x07 'Boston Keltic': Rare books and fortune cookies

Jane: "Everybody loves the outsides of puppies."
Jane: "Everybody loves the outsides of puppies."
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Rizzoli & Isles Season Five Episode Seven: Boston Keltic


Maura: “What else am I missing?”

Jane: “Hopefully not something that rhymes with the word ‘manties.’”

“Boston Keltic” is the July 29 episode of “Rizzoli & Isles.” If you haven’t seen this episode, beware of spoilers. “Rizzoli & Isles” airs Tuesday nights at 8 p.m. central on TNT.

The case of the week is strange. The murder is never really an issue, well it’s more like the search for the murderer isn't much of an issue. As soon as the fingerprints are found, the murderer is found. The real mystery of the case is what Brendan, the victim, is hiding. However, it’s not as intriguing as the writers build it up to be. In the end, the book is a confession to a crime, um okay, that’s fine. It’s a different way to end a case, that’s for sure. Did you enjoy the case?

Paddy Doyle’s appearance is the most interesting part about this case. If Paddy was somehow involved in the case, it would have needed to be a two parter, so it is alright that he is there to give Jane a hint as to where to look. Sadly, Maura’s conversation with him isn't shown. Maura doesn't get a lot of family time, so it would have been nice to see her conversation with her father. They have a very interesting dynamic. Maybe in the next episode, the conversation will be shown or at least Maura will share what they talked about.

Maura is with Jack, so why are the writers showing awkward Frankie and Maura scenes? The flirting has always been really uncomfortable. It’s probably safe to say that very few (if any) fans want them together. Seeing as how the two of them never went out, there really isn't a need to have the awkward, “so you’re dating someone?” chat. Time could have been better spent actually having Maura and Jane have dinner with Jack instead of it being canceled over and over again. Is anyone else tired of the Frankie and Maura awkward flirting?

Angela takes life advice from a fortune cookie, which is not the best idea. Who takes a fortune cookie that seriously? Breaking up with Sean isn't too heartbreaking. They haven’t been shown together in a long time, so it’s not as if viewers are now being deprived of the two of them together. It’s not a loss. The decision to quit the job at the police station is an interesting writing move. By having Angela work at the precinct, it gives writers an easy way to work her into an episode. What do you think of Angela’s decision?

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