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Recap / Rizzoli And Isles 3 E 08

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The latest investigation for the detectives involves a bride who was murdered immediately preceding her nuptials. Meanwhile, Angela, Frankie and Frost focus their attention on Jane's new neighbour.

Tropes in the Episode

  • Auction of Evil: The killer in the episode, named "Cutthroat" is a human trafficker and sets up an auction for virgin girls smuggled into the country.
  • Blood-Splattered Wedding Dress: As expected from a case of a stabbed bride, the episode starts with the bride stumbling up the aisle in her blood splattered dress.
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  • Cute and Psycho: Initial suspect Vicky is introduced in a pretty yellow sundress and speaks with a cute voice. She then brandishes a knife at the detectives and has a psychotic break.
  • Embarrassing Middle Name: We learn Maura Isles' middle name Dorothea.
  • Human Traffickers: The killer in the episode, named "Cutthroat" is a human trafficker and sets up an auction for virgin girls smuggled into the country.
  • Tattoo as Character Type: Riley has a Japanese koi tattoo and Isles remarks that it symbolises "freedom and independence," and in the episode Riley dates both Frost and Tommy Rizzoli.
  • The Bro Code: Frost and Tommy Rizzoli explain some aspects of "The Man Code" to Rizzoli and Isles when discussing that both men are daring Riley. They note that due to the code Frost cannot date Tommy's sister.
  • The Cast Showoff: Sasha Alexander, who plays Dr. Maura Isles is of Serbian descent. Her character speaks Serbian in the episode and notes its similarities to Croatian.
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  • Undercover Cop Reveal: The episode reveals that Riley is secretly an undercover narcotics detective
  • Virgin in a White Dress: The victim's sister is seen being auctioned off in white dress to symbolize her virginity.
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