Isles and Bones
went to school together
They either got along very well or hated each other's guts
- I like to think that Bones, and possibly Isles, didn't even consider either option. Whenever they get together again, they launch into any one of a hundred really old debates (or a completely new one) and pick right up where they left off with passionate (as close as it gets for Bones anyway) arguing that has everyone else worriedly backing away, until they see what the time is (lunchtime or something) and instantly drop the heated argument in favour of just popping out for a bite to eat together like old friends.
Hoyt was going to rape Maura and make Jane watch.
Hoyt had a pattern before he was arrested: he stalked a couple, raped the wife in front of the husband, killed the husband and then the wife. He had no interest in single women or single men, but his obsession with Jane broke his MO for a while: suddenly it was all about breaking Jane any way he could. He terrorized her, but it wasn't really working, not like he wanted it to. Then he met Maura and his original pattern returned. Not only did he see that Maura was different, not the same kind of person he was used to seeing, but also that she meant something to Jane. Maura meant something important to Jane and Hoyt wanted to break Jane, like he wanted to break the husbands, and how did he do that? By raping the women they loved before their eyes; soiling their love with his twisted act. Notice how he was all over Maura while his apprentice was all over Jane? He wasn't going to kill Maura, he was going to rape her and he was going to make Jane watch because he thought that that one act would finally break Jane.
- While I agree with all of it, Hoyt said he was going to kill Jane and Maura because he wanted company when he died. So I think after he raped Maura he was going to kill her too.
Jane Rizzoli and Maura Isles aren't gay
They are (respectively
) Maura-sexual and Jane-sexual
Besides just being played by the same actor. Like many other child stars, Jet's fame faded with his TV show. He changed his name, moved from North Carolina to Boston and became a police detective.
Rizzoli and Isles survived the events of Revolution
Not only that, but they went on to become a pair of badass drifters, solving problems in various towns that they came across.
During one of there slashy moments, a bystander with ask if they're a couple. The two will just look at each other and give the bystander an unsure shrug.
Maura's realization in the season 5 finale is that she and Jane are in love.
Maura doesn't tell Jane because she needs to figure it out herself.
Jane and Maura actually *are* canonically dating...
What if Jane and Maura actually *are* dating, because they are both romantically interested in women (or at least, each other), and that's why all of the subtext is there...
But Jane happens to be heterosexual and Maura, while bisexual, is totally understanding of her girlfriend's lack of interest in lesbian sex. They could both just have meaningless sex with random strangers. Neither of them want to do that because of things like the risk of ST Is.
So, they are out on dates and the like, trying to find one or two men (Maura has also chosen to limit herself to men, in order to not make Jane jealous over any potential relationship) who would be okay with a close friendship with one or both of them, with added committed sexual relations. They just unfortunately have not found any such men yet.
Alternatively, maybe both of them are bisexual *and* biromantic, but they are also polyamorous. They are happy with each other, but they both want a man in their lives as well. They don't mind if he starts off dating Jane, or if he starts off dating Maura, as long as they all end up together.