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'Rizzoli & Isles' 5x10 'Phoenix Rising': A helpful librarian

Korsak: "But it’s hard, telling a dying man to buzz off."
Korsak: "But it’s hard, telling a dying man to buzz off."
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Rizzoli & Isles Season Five Episode Ten: Phoenix Rising


Angela: “Go knock them dead.”

Jane: “I’m a homicide detective, ma. They’re already dead.”

“Phoenix Rising” is the August 19 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.

This is an unusual case. For one, it’s a cold case, and everyone works it on the weekend. It is a nice change of pace, and it is fun watching Jane try to work the case without anyone knowing. Anytime with cold cases, there is always a little bit of suspension of disbelief. What person can identify someone that stopped in a restaurant fifteen years ago? Other than that, the case is fine. It’s interesting, and Maura gets to help out in a different way than normal. Did you enjoy the case?

Angela, once again, oversteps her bounds. She hides Jane’s letter from the department doctor. The emotional reason behind this is great, and it leads to a touching conversation where Angela talks about her fears. This could have been handled differently. Angela could have voiced her fears when Jane held the letter in her hand about to open it. She didn't have to hide the letter. Also, seeing as how Frankie is also a cop or floating detective or whatever his job title is, Angela should have thrown a line in there about worrying about Frankie or even just saying both her children.

The end of the episode feels a little disjointed. Yes, it is funny and amusing watching Jane worry about Angela for once, but it comes out of nowhere. Maybe the writers are trying to make Jane worrying similar to Angela worrying about Jane, which she does during the entire episode. Since Angela has quit her job, the writers haven’t really followed up with her. She is only shown at Maura’s house. There could have been little references to Angela being out at night or just doing things other than being at Maura’s house.

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