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* FilmingLocationCameo: The season 6 episode "Fake It 'Til You Make It", where Rizzoli and Isles fly off to L.A. after discovering that an earlier killing there might be linked to their current case. They did at least one scene at the beach.


* TypeCasting: Two series in a row may not be enough, but Angie Harmon's last show had her as a tomboyish cop who is married to the job (the difference between ''Women's Murder Club'' and ''Rizzoli & Isles'' is that her character was divorced in ''WMC'' and single by choice on this show). This is also her third law show, but on ''Series/LawAndOrder'', she was an A.D.A., not a cop. Averted for Sasha Alexander, who was on a law show the last time she was on TV, but she goes from a federal agent who can hang with her male counterparts on ''Series/{{NCIS}}'' to a more feminine ME with an advanced degree here. Donnie Wahlberg, on the other hand, seems to be type-cast into the cop role. Harmon played a tomboyish detective on ''Baywatch Nights''.

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* TypeCasting: Two series in a row may not be enough, but Angie Harmon's Creator/AngieHarmon's last show had her as a tomboyish cop who is married to the job (the difference between ''Women's Murder Club'' and ''Rizzoli & Isles'' is that her character was divorced in ''WMC'' and single by choice on this show). This is also her third law show, but on ''Series/LawAndOrder'', she was an A.D.A., not a cop. Averted for Sasha Alexander, who was on a law show the last time she was on TV, but she goes from a federal agent who can hang with her male counterparts on ''Series/{{NCIS}}'' to a more feminine ME with an advanced degree here. Donnie Wahlberg, on the other hand, seems to be type-cast into the cop role. Harmon played a tomboyish detective on ''Baywatch Nights''.


* MissingEpisode: Apparently there are two, according to {{Twitter}}.

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* MissingEpisode: Apparently there are two, according to {{Twitter}}.Website/{{Twitter}}.

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* NamesTheSame: Jane's surname, Rizzoli, is the same of [[http://www.rizzolilibri.it/ a famous Italian publishing house]] [[http://www.rizzoliusa.com/ that even has an American branch]] ''and [[http://www.rizzolilibri.it/ricerca/?cerca=tess+gerritsen&tipo=Tutti which publishes the Rizzoli & Isles books in Italy]]''!

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* CaliforniaDoubling: The show is so obviously filmed in LA it borders on 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.


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* HideYourPregnancy: Sasha Alexander was pregnant with her second child during Season One. Sometimes it's well hidden and sometimes not as much. In "I Kissed A Girl", Maura was in baggy shirts or scrubs for half the episode and skintight outfits for the other half.


** While the detectives are investigating a college murder, Frost asks, "Where did you go to college, Korsak?" Korsak's answer: "Didn't, watched ''AnimalHouse'' a few times." Korsak is played by Bruce [=McGill=], who played D-Day in that movie.

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** While the detectives are investigating a college murder, Frost asks, "Where did you go to college, Korsak?" Korsak's answer: "Didn't, watched ''AnimalHouse'' ''Film/AnimalHouse'' a few times." Korsak is played by Bruce [=McGill=], who played D-Day in that movie.


* HeyItsThatGuy: Anyone watching the show who grew up on 90's Disney Channel will probably do a double-take upon realizing Jett Jackson is one of the cops.
** Anyone who watched ''Series/MacGyver'' will likely recognize Bruce [=McGill=] as Mac's ne'er-do-well friend, Jack Dalton.
** Lt. Joey Grant's StarMakingRole was as [[Series/BandOfBrothers First Sergeant Carwood Lipton]], and he's more commonly seen today as [[Series/BlueBloods Detective Danny Reagan]].
** [[Film/PacificRim Herc Hansen]] appears as a Boston PD detective.
** [[Series/PersonOfInterest Lionel Fusco]] appears as a former Boston PD homicide detective who's now working private security, and arranging crime scenes. Which was what Fusco was doing himself.


** Anyone who watched {{MacGyver}} will likely recognize Bruce [=McGill=] as Mac's ne'er-do-well friend, Jack Dalton.

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** Anyone who watched {{MacGyver}} ''Series/MacGyver'' will likely recognize Bruce [=McGill=] as Mac's ne'er-do-well friend, Jack Dalton.

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* TheCastShowoff:
** One episode sees Maura demonstrating fluency in Serbian. Sasha Alexander has a Serbian mother.
** At the end of "Knockout", Bruce [=McGill=] gets to show off his skill as a singer and guitarist.


* TheCharacterDiedWithHim: [[spoiler: Detective Barry Frost]]. He [[TearJerker died in a car accident]] after [[spoiler: actor Lee Thompson Young committed suicide]].

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* TheCharacterDiedWithHim: [[spoiler: Detective Barry Frost]]. He [[TearJerker died in a a]] [[LifeWillKillYou car accident]] after [[spoiler: actor Lee Thompson Young committed suicide]].


* ActorAllusion: While the detectives are investigating a college murder, Frost asks, "Where did you go to college, Korsak?" Korsak's answer: "Didn't, watched ''AnimalHouse'' a few times." Korsak is played by Bruce [=McGill=], who played D-Day in that movie.

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While the detectives are investigating a college murder, Frost asks, "Where did you go to college, Korsak?" Korsak's answer: "Didn't, watched ''AnimalHouse'' a few times." Korsak is played by Bruce [=McGill=], who played D-Day in that movie.


* MissingEpisode: Apparently there are two, according to {{Twitter}}.



** [[Series/PersonOfInterest Lionel Fusco]] appears as a former Boston PD homicide detective who's now working private security, and arranging crime scenes. Which was what Fusco was doing himself.

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** [[Series/PersonOfInterest Lionel Fusco]] appears as a former Boston PD homicide detective who's now working private security, and arranging crime scenes. Which was what Fusco was doing himself.himself.
* MissingEpisode: Apparently there are two, according to {{Twitter}}.
* TypeCasting: Two series in a row may not be enough, but Angie Harmon's last show had her as a tomboyish cop who is married to the job (the difference between ''Women's Murder Club'' and ''Rizzoli & Isles'' is that her character was divorced in ''WMC'' and single by choice on this show). This is also her third law show, but on ''Series/LawAndOrder'', she was an A.D.A., not a cop. Averted for Sasha Alexander, who was on a law show the last time she was on TV, but she goes from a federal agent who can hang with her male counterparts on ''Series/{{NCIS}}'' to a more feminine ME with an advanced degree here. Donnie Wahlberg, on the other hand, seems to be type-cast into the cop role. Harmon played a tomboyish detective on ''Baywatch Nights''.

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* MissingEpisode: Apparently there are two, according to {{Twitter}}.


** [[Film/PacificRim Herc Hansen]] appears as a Boston PD detective.

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** [[Film/PacificRim Herc Hansen]] appears as a Boston PD detective.detective.
** [[Series/PersonOfInterest Lionel Fusco]] appears as a former Boston PD homicide detective who's now working private security, and arranging crime scenes. Which was what Fusco was doing himself.

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* TheCharacterDiedWithHim: [[spoiler: Detective Barry Frost]]. He [[TearJerker died in a car accident]] after [[spoiler: actor Lee Thompson Young committed suicide]].

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