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Rizzoli & Isles Season Five Episode Nine: It Takes A Village

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Angela: “I was also confused. I couldn't understand how I could have such a sense of loss for something I never really had.”

“It Takes A Village” is the August 12 episode of “Rizzoli & Isles.” If you haven’t seen this episode, beware of spoilers. “Rizzoli & Isles” airs Tuesday nights at 8 p.m. CT on TNT.

There isn't much of a change in dynamics with Jane being sidelined at the hospital. This is a wasted opportunity. It would be great to see more of Nina, or maybe have Korsak let Frankie take more of a lead than normal. Instead, it’s more of the same. The case itself isn't even that interesting. All in all, it’s wasted time. There really wasn't anything captivating about the witness or the potentially interesting poison angle. Did you enjoy the case?

It was always difficult to picture how Jane having a baby would fit into the show, so it’s not really surprising that Jane lost the baby. Still, it would be great to really focus on Jane dealing with this loss. There isn't any of it really in this episode. The discovery that Angela had a miscarriage allows for Jane and Angela to become closer. It would be great to see more conversations between the two of them where Jane opens up about how she feels because as Angela says, she has been where Jane is now, and no one else has.

Tasha is great during this episode. Her connection with Jane is adorable. They have bonded a lot, so when Jane makes that call about becoming a foster parent, it isn't hard to jump to the conclusion that Jane is calling for herself. It would be interesting to learn if Jane was always thinking of Gwen, or if Jane was truly considering being Tasha’s foster parent. Still, as much as Jane and Tasha had great chemistry, having a kid really wouldn't work with the show. The writers can’t find a good way to handle Angela sometimes. Do you wish that Jane became Tasha’s foster parent?

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