History Series / RizzoliAndIsles

16th Apr '16 12:14:39 AM loudmouthgeek
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** Early episodes also feature Jane's neighbor Marissa, who knows Jane well enough to come check on her when she's having a bad day. Also Korsack has much thicker Boston accent and a much more antagonistic relationship to Frost.
18th Mar '16 9:21:52 PM DrOO7
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** As well as the LiteralCliffhanger in the mid-season finale, when Jane jumped off a bridge in an effort to save the DrivenToSuicide suspect who had fallen off--just as Jane managed to talk him out of jumping by telling him that she believed his claims of innocence (she'd found definitive proof that he was being framed). [[spoiler: While it was highly unlikely that they'd kill off one of their titular characters, the actor playing the suspect--JamieBamber--is a ChronicallyKilledActor, so his status was iffy until the next premiere]]

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** As well as the LiteralCliffhanger in the a mid-season finale, when Jane jumped off a bridge in an effort to save the DrivenToSuicide suspect who had fallen off--just as Jane managed to talk him out of jumping by telling him that she believed his claims of innocence (she'd found definitive proof that he was being framed). [[spoiler: While it was highly unlikely that they'd kill off one of their titular characters, the actor playing the suspect--JamieBamber--is a ChronicallyKilledActor, so his status was iffy until the next premiere]]


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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: Rizzoli is a thoroughly unlikeable secondary character in the first book in the series, while Isles doesn't even exist, and she herself is a minor character in the second book. Jane's mother also completely ignores her while doting on her brother before doing a 180 into a MyBelovedSmother to Jane.
6th Mar '16 4:34:49 PM JulietF2
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* BabiesMakeEverythingBetter: In the first two books of the series, it's established that Jane doesn't particularly like children and is she isn't happy to learn that she's pregnant in the third book. But by the book's end, after a talk with her mother, she does a complete 180, marries the baby's father, and despite some initial anxiety typical of a first-time parent, is a loving mother.

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* BabiesMakeEverythingBetter: In the first two books of the series, it's established that Jane doesn't particularly like children and is she isn't happy to learn that she's pregnant in the third book. But by the book's end, after a talk with her mother, she does a complete 180, marries the baby's father, and despite some initial anxiety typical of a first-time parent, is a loving mother.



* BewareTheNiceOnes: According to the show, [[spoiler:many good cops on the Boston Strangler case have died young and/or snapped in an explosive manner]].

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* BewareTheNiceOnes: According to the show, [[spoiler:many [[spoiler: many good cops on the Boston Strangler case have died young and/or snapped in an explosive manner]].



* BloodSplatteredWeddingDress: "Cuts Like a Knife" opens with a bride staggering into a wedding chapel, he dress soaked with blood from her cut throat.

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* BloodSplatteredWeddingDress: "Cuts Like a Knife" opens with a bride staggering into a wedding chapel, he her dress soaked with blood from her cut throat.



* CaliforniaDoubling: The show is so obviously filmed in LA it borders on embarassing. [[MisplacedVegetation Frequent shots of palm trees, which are literally unable to survive in Boston's climate]], buildings almost all being built in an architectural style that was developed decades after most of the city was built, streets in an orderly layout that simply does not exist in a city that pre-dates urban planning, and the near complete absence of Boston accents in the cast make for a setting that amounts to an Informed Location.
* CallBack: Oh, man, "I'm Your Boogey Man" is made of this trope. [[spoiler:Somebody puts a road flare in front of Jane's apartment building, indicative of how she scarred Hoyt in "See One, Do One, Teach One."]] Later, we find that that somebody is a kidnap victim who [[spoiler:Hoyt tortures to the point of suffering Stockholm Syndrome (not to mention he killed her abusive husband). Having gotten Frankie, Jr., to fall in love with her, she captures both Rizzoli siblings. While Jane tries to explain to the victim that Hoyt doesn't love her and is just using her to get Jane,]] she lets her guard down long enough for a struggle to ensue between herself and Frankie, Jr., for the gun. While they are both down on the ground, Frankie, Jr., gets the gun and [[spoiler:kills her with two shots to the chest, even though his wrists were duct taped. In "See One, Do One, Teach One," Jane and Hoyt's apprentice were on the ground going for a gun. Jane got to it first and, with her wrists duct taped, she killed the apprentice with two shots to the chest]].

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* CaliforniaDoubling: The show is so obviously filmed in LA it borders on embarassing.embarrassing. [[MisplacedVegetation Frequent shots of palm trees, which are literally unable to survive in Boston's climate]], buildings almost all being built in an architectural style that was developed decades after most of the city was built, streets in an orderly layout that simply does not exist in a city that pre-dates urban planning, and the near complete absence of Boston accents in the cast make for a setting that amounts to an Informed Location.
* CallBack: Oh, man, "I'm Your Boogey Man" is made of this trope. [[spoiler:Somebody [[spoiler: Somebody puts a road flare in front of Jane's apartment building, indicative of how she scarred Hoyt in "See One, Do One, Teach One."]] Later, we find that that somebody is a kidnap victim who [[spoiler:Hoyt [[spoiler: Hoyt tortures to the point of suffering Stockholm Syndrome (not to mention he killed her abusive husband). Having gotten Frankie, Jr., to fall in love with her, she captures both Rizzoli siblings. While Jane tries to explain to the victim that Hoyt doesn't love her and is just using her to get Jane,]] she lets her guard down long enough for a struggle to ensue between herself and Frankie, Jr., for the gun. While they are both down on the ground, Frankie, Jr., gets the gun and [[spoiler:kills [[spoiler: kills her with two shots to the chest, even though his wrists were duct taped. In "See One, Do One, Teach One," Jane and Hoyt's apprentice were on the ground going for a gun. Jane got to it first and, with her wrists duct taped, she killed the apprentice with two shots to the chest]].



* CatchPhrase: Amongst the obscenely rich Fairfield family, "Brothers don't kill brothers." [[spoiler:Garrett Fairfield, Maura's ex-boyfriend, obviously thinks half-brothers aren't protected by this saying]].

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* CatchPhrase: Amongst the obscenely rich Fairfield family, "Brothers don't kill brothers." [[spoiler:Garrett [[spoiler: Garrett Fairfield, Maura's ex-boyfriend, obviously thinks half-brothers aren't protected by this saying]].



** Why do we have to wait nine months to see [[spoiler:whether or not Jane shooting through herself to kill the corrupt cop took her own life]]? WHY?! [[LikeYouWouldReallyDoIt Like They Would Really Do It]]...

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** Why do we have to wait nine months to see [[spoiler:whether [[spoiler: whether or not Jane shooting through herself to kill the corrupt cop took her own life]]? WHY?! [[LikeYouWouldReallyDoIt Like They Would Really Do It]]...



** Frankie once had a girlfriend that ran out on him [[GoldDigger sometime after he bought her a car]]. Understandably both Jane and Angela are not fond of her, and when she shows up again with a little girl in tow, they want proof that the girl in question really is Frankie's. Jane smuggles out a plastic cup to use for DNA testing, and Angela sneaks out something else. Eventually they learn Frankie himself already ordered a paternity test - and it turns out that he isn't the father.

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** Frankie once had a girlfriend that ran out on him [[GoldDigger sometime after he bought her a car]]. Understandably both Jane and Angela are not fond of her, and when she shows up again with a little girl in tow, they want proof that the girl in question really is Frankie's. Jane smuggles out a plastic cup to use for DNA testing, and Angela sneaks out something else. Eventually Eventually, they learn Frankie himself already ordered a paternity test - and it turns out that he isn't the father.
6th Mar '16 4:27:30 PM JulietF2
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* AllAbusersAreMale: Though lampshaded the officers are far more likely to go after male relatives of the victim then female.

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* AllAbusersAreMale: Though lampshaded the officers are far more likely to go after male relatives of the victim then than female.
23rd Dec '15 5:07:08 AM foxley
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* SecretOtherFamily: In "Family Matters", the VictimOfTheWeek has wives in two different states. [[spoiler:The wives team up in order to murder him.]]
16th Dec '15 6:28:51 PM foxley
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* ColdSniper: The killer in "Bite Out of Crime". Korsak even mentions that snipers prefer to work alone when Frankie suggests he might have a partner.
16th Dec '15 4:54:43 AM foxley
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* DelusionsOfDoghood: In "Bite Out of Crime", the only witness to a murder has suffered a psychotic break and thinks he's a wolf.



* SerialKillingsSpecificTarget: In "Rebel Without a Pause", a sniper misses their shot at their target on their first attempt and kills someone else. They do another random shooting to make the police think this a series of random attacks before making another attempt on their original target.

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* SerialKillingsSpecificTarget: SerialKillingsSpecificTarget:
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In "Rebel Without a Pause", a sniper misses their shot at their target on their first attempt and kills someone else. They do another random shooting to make the police think this a series of random attacks before making another attempt on their original target.
** In "Bite Out Of Crime", a sniper shoots a couple of random victims to cover the fact he is after one particular
target.
2nd Dec '15 3:35:50 PM foxley
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* HandsOnApproach: In "Gumshoe", Frankie deliberately flunks his fireams proficency test so he can get some 'hands-on' instruction from the sexy new firearms instructor.
2nd Dec '15 8:55:08 AM dreamofwritting
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* InsufferableGenius: [[TwoWordsObviousTrope Three Words: Maura's Google Mouth.]] She doesn't do it on purpose, but it drives Jane batty nonetheless.

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* InsufferableGenius: [[TwoWordsObviousTrope Three Words: Maura's Google Mouth.]] Mouth. She doesn't do it on purpose, but it drives Jane batty nonetheless.
1st Dec '15 3:53:20 PM mlsmithca
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* AdaptationDistillation / CompressedAdaptation: All of the events of the second book, "The Apprentice", along with the killing of Stark/The Dominator, happen in the pilot episode.

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* AdaptationDistillation / CompressedAdaptation: AdaptationDistillation: All of the events of the second book, "The Apprentice", along with the killing of Stark/The Dominator, happen in the pilot episode.



* AscendedExtra[=/=]EarlyInstallmentWeirdness[=/=]EnsembleDarkhorse: Rizzoli is actually a secondary character in ''The Surgeon'', the first book in the series, while Isles doesn't exist at all, and author Gerritsen had planned to kill her off--the author herself states this is why she's so unlikable--before positive reader feedback changed her mind. Similarly, when Isles makes her first appearance in ''The Apprentice'' (2nd book of the series), she's a minor character until her role enlarges to be almost equal with Rizzoli in most books, or the primary character in several.

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* AscendedExtra[=/=]EarlyInstallmentWeirdness[=/=]EnsembleDarkhorse: AscendedExtra: Rizzoli is actually a secondary character in ''The Surgeon'', the first book in the series, while Isles doesn't exist at all, and author Gerritsen had planned to kill her off--the author herself states this is why she's so unlikable--before positive reader feedback changed her mind. Similarly, when Isles makes her first appearance in ''The Apprentice'' (2nd book of the series), she's a minor character until her role enlarges to be almost equal with Rizzoli in most books, or the primary character in several.



* DoubleStandard[=/=]{{Hypocrite}}: In the books the series is based on, [[AdaptationalAttractiveness plain Jane]] is jealous and resentful of beautiful women and contemptuous of any man who is attracted to them--when her partner in the first book falls in love with the lovely Dr. Catherine Cordell, she accuses of him of [[AllMenArePerverts "falling for the same thing every guy falls for - tits and ass"]]. But she conveniently overlooks the fact that she herself has spent the book lusting after him, and in the second book, when she meets the gorgeous FBI agent Gabriel Dean, she falls head over heels for him in seconds. So as a woman (and an average-looking one, at that), it's apparently perfectly okay for ''her'' to fall in love with someone attractive, but when a man does it, [[AllMenArePerverts he's a shallow jerk]].

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* DoubleStandard[=/=]{{Hypocrite}}: DoubleStandard: In the books the series is based on, [[AdaptationalAttractiveness plain Jane]] is jealous and resentful of beautiful women and contemptuous of any man who is attracted to them--when her partner in the first book falls in love with the lovely Dr. Catherine Cordell, she accuses of him of [[AllMenArePerverts "falling for the same thing every guy falls for - tits and ass"]]. But she conveniently overlooks the fact that she herself has spent the book lusting after him, and in the second book, when she meets the gorgeous FBI agent Gabriel Dean, she falls head over heels for him in seconds. So as a woman (and an average-looking one, at that), it's apparently perfectly okay for ''her'' to fall in love with someone attractive, but when a man does it, [[AllMenArePerverts he's a shallow jerk]].
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