Every once in a while fictional characters come along that become part of you just like someone you actually know... you can be introduced to these characters in a book or even a movie. Or they can come from a TV show and let you really get to know them over time. The characters this blog is dedicated to are from the show "Rizzoli & Isles". Their brilliance, humor, friendship and strength are worth exploring and celebrating!
Case: A specialty
coach for an MLB team is found dead in the locker room; Maura declares it a
suspicious death causing a conspiracy to unfold.
deals with her brother Tommy coming home and goes out with a baseball player;
Maura is allowing Tommy to stay in the guest house with Angela
Jane: Do what?
their crotches. (holds up a fist) It’s a
sign of aggression.
Maura: He is
quite the male specimen. (watching commercial of Manny Mega
Vega) I’d love to Mega him!
language. My mother’s here.
should hear us when you’re not around policing us. He’s a hunk.
Jane: Hunk? Okay, I’m officially throwing up in my mouth.
(Door opens, HOT
guy walks in)
Jane: Oh my
God, Tommy. (smiling, standing up)
forgot to tell you he was coming home.
Jane: You forgot to tell me?
(to Maura) You forget too? (Maura
Tommy: Jane! (hugging
Jane) Thanks for the letters. They
really kept me going.
Jane: (in response to Tommy’s comment to
Maura) Allllllll you’re doing for
just visiting your mother.
means dropping by then leaving. When’s
he’s gonna be in violation of his probation without a permanent address.
Jane: So the
visit is permanent.
Jane: The only
thing Tommy does temporarily is stay out of trouble.
Maura: Jane I
know you. You’re conflicted. You want to help him but you’re afraid that
anything you do will be interpreted as a sign of approval.
Jane: (grabbing Maura’s arms) My little
brother is a screw up, Maura. A
completely loveable, screw up, FELON.
Maura: The repeat
rate is higher for non-violent offenders is higher than for violent. 46-39%.
Jane: So I’m
thinking this isn’t a good idea.
doing this for your mother…
go. I’ve never been to Pilgrim’s Stadium
and their locker room is closer than your couch. C’mon.
always wanted to see them without their uniforms.
Jane: (smiling) Maura!
Tommy: (sweetly, hesitantly) Listen, I know
you’re busy. If you want I can take your
dog to the vet.
Jane: (annoyed) No, your only job is to stay
out of trouble, okay? (walks away)
Baseball Player: Call
me. I wouldn’t mind being interrogated
heard that one… like a million times.
me and I’ll think of a new one.
Jane: (smiling) Alright.
does your gut say?
Maura: I don’t
listen to my intestines.
murder weapon is a cylindrical hard object.
Jane: (watching crime lab check a baseball bat) Gee. What could it be? Think it’s a pipe?
Maura: Pipe is
about a Majorette’s baton?
glad you find my scientific approach amusing.
Jane: I think
it’s a bat, Maura. I think it’s Manny
Jane: Now how
do we prove it was Manny who swung the fatal blow?
Maura: The way
you always do. Do that gumshoe thing.
gumshoe thing. No, um, this time, we’re actually
up against every baseball fan from judges to the governor so it makes it a
little difficult to do my gumshoe thing.
is very reluctant to hold celebrities accountable. Remember Fatty Arbuckle?
silent film star who was tried--
Jane: No. (holding
hand out to Maura) Stop.
(Maura rolls her
eyes and stops talking)
off. To do my “gumshoe thing”. (smiling)
shouldn’t have used that term.
Jane: No, you
it actually refers to galoshes which you aren’t wearing. (laughing,
very amused at herself; Jane rolls her eyes and leaves) What?
(confused) What did I say??
didn’t tell you to stop, Rizzoli. Now
find a way to get to Vega.
Korsak: Nice! Cavanaugh just took the gloves off. C’mon!
Wade gave me his phone number. Maybe
it’s time to make a call.
Frost: (smirking) Yea a booty call.
Jane: What is
La Beaux Trup?
Maura: 5 star
French Restaurant. Brilliant new take on
Jane: (gesturing to her clothes) This okay?
Maura: Are you
out of your mind?!
Jane: What? I’m meeting Jesse Wade. He wants to do the interview there.
Maura: At La
Jane: (trying not to laugh) What did you just
know. (removes her jacket, turns around, Jane looks on confused) Unzip
you can’t go like that. (gesturing to Jane’s outfit, horrified) We’ll trade clothes. C’mon.
Jane: (in pure disbelief) Are you crazy?! That dress wouldn’t cover my… booty. (Maura
gives Jane a look; flash to Jane in Maura’s dress and her combat boots) It smells like a deco.
Maura: Men are
not attracted to the smell of death.
Jane: Really? (Maura
sprays Jane with body spray) Okay
that’s enough. (squirming like a child)
Maura: (disgusted glance at Jane’s feet) Oh. Those boots are fashion homicide. (Takes
off her shoes to give to Jane)
Jane: No. No.
No! Those shoes are foot
Jane: (pouting) They’re too small.
Jane: You just
said put them on.
Maura: (lifts a finger to Jane as she takes the shoes)
Patience. (Comes back with shoes and a scalpel)
Jane: (gasps) Maura!
Maura: Voila! Peep toes!
Jane: (smiling) Thank you. (puts
look… like you’re wearing my clothes.
Jane: (into cell) Hey Ma. Tommy.
Why do you have Ma’s phone?
Okay. Calm down! Alright.
Where are you? Okay, I’ll be
right--. (hangs up phone) I’ve got 45
minutes. Come with me. I’m gonna need back up.
Maura: What? Jane?!
What did Tommy do?! Jane! You have all the shoes!
(Tommy yelling at
Vet: I called
Jane: I am the
Vet: …and this
man is refusing to pay the bill.
fine. I got it.I will pay the bill. How
much is it?
Jane: What?! Did you bling her paws out?!
Tommy: Exactly! Then he calls her a friggin head case.
Vet: No, no
no. I did not use that terminology. I said she has been suffering from
Maura: She has
been withdrawn. Restless, refusing to go
outside and urinate.
Jane: (to Maura) Whose side are you on? (to
Vet) She sleeps, eats, poops. What’s there to be depressed about?
Vet: (points to Jo Friday licking paws) It is an OCD reflex. It is triggered by her emotional state. She needs prozak.
Tommy: See?! There it is… OCD, ADHD, alcoholic. It was the same stuff they were throwing at
me in the joint.
Vet: I’m not
surprised you were confined to a cage.
(Tommy lunges at
Vet; Jane breaks it up)
Jane: Hey! Hey, hey hey!
Knock it off! Take Jo Friday,
walk it off.
Maura: (to Vet) I’m so sorry. They really are very nice people.
into Maura’s house)
Jane: (pulling off shoes) These, suck! And your dress is about as comfortable as a
And your suit is a really booty call magnet. I got hit on twice... by women.
broke into some houses when he was in high school. He never should have been staying here,
Maura, I’m so sorry. (emotional, hand to her chest)
okay. (grabs Jane’s arm in comfort)
Oh for the life of me! I
don’t understand why your brother does what he does!
I’ll call Frankie and we’ll go look for him.
If he’s on the run it should be us that find him. Okay?
Detective Rizzoli, Officer Rizzoli and Tommy the Screw Up.
what you’ve chosen it’s not who you are.
you have that “I have a case solving hunch” look on your face.
Maura: My face
doesn’t hunch. It’s minor paritis.
kidneys are damaged. Look at the
yea. From what?
Maura: I’d be
Jane: (eye closed, whispering to herself) God,
it’s torture sometimes. (to Maura)
Have you seen this before?
Jane: Okay. Good.
What did it turn out to be, before?
Jane: Antifreeze. Someone was poisoning him.
why aren’t you there? Oh, I know… ew! I
hate eyeball fluid. Ew! I can’t stand garbage.
Frost: Why aren’t you there? Oh I know… it might ruin that sport coat from
1989. (amused glance from Maura)
players are really superstitious right?
MacGuire wore the same cup from his high school years until it was stolen from
him late in his career.
put tiger balm on his bal— (clears
balls?? Don’t they inspect those before they’re allowed to pitch? (giggles
balls, Dr. Isles.
Maura: Oh! (Jane
Maura: This is
not CSI Boston, Jane. Okay, it’s a very
delicate process and it’s not always successful.
Jane: It’d be
great if it were successful this time. (exasperated look from Maura)
Maura: I can’t
concentrate. Did you apologize to Tommy?
Jane: No, not
yet. But I will. Let’s catch the bad guys first.
don’t you go apologize to him and I’ll call you if I get any prints.
Jane: IF?! N—the reason you have these gloves to work
with is because I gumshoed. The least you can do is get me some prints. (Maura
stops, crosses her arms and leans against table) Wha—what are you doing? Why are you stopping?
for you to leave.
Jane: You are
ridiculous. C’mon. (look
from Maura) Alright, fine, bye. (Jane
Jane: Go home.
Tommy: I don’t
have a home.
Jane: Yes you
do. Maura said you can stay as long as
you need to. Ma wants you there. Maura wants you there.
know what’s great about dogs?
Jane: Tell me.
in the same mood every day, and they think I’m a good guy.
good judges of character, Tommy.
like a serial killer if he had lamb on him.
sorry Tommy. I’m really, really sorry.
okay. I would’ve thought I did it too. I gotta walk ‘em. I’m on the job.
Jane: You’re a
dog walker? That’s great!
Tommy: Oh yea,
mom and dad would be so proud.
Korsak: You feed that dog chicken?
lickin her paws?
nonstop. The Vet says she
depressed. (Korsak laughing) What? It’s not funny. I paid 300 bucks and she’s still licking.
a lot of little dogs like her are allergic to poultry.
(Jane gives Maura
stern look, Maura flinches)
Jane: (mocking tone) Well she has been withdrawn and restless. Reluctant to go outside and urinate.
me! I don’t treat mixed breeds or
4-legged creatures, or anything else that's--.
Jane: Alive? Yea I know. (glare from Maura) Angela: (in background) Would you two knock it
you like me to reimburse you for misdiagnosing your dog?
that’d be great.
Angela: (in background) Stop it!
check be okay or would you feel safer with cash?
cash is good.
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Best Friends Forever. That’s a powerful phrase which has a world of
significance and implication behind it. Your
best friend knows you better than you know yourself, always has your best
interest at heart, and can get you to smile in any situation. Whether it’s written down or ingrained in
your heart, you and your best friend have a list of inside jokes and shared
memories. Genuine best friends find
strength and energy in their friendship and in one another. JaneandMaura are one of the truest examples
of best friends that have ever been depicted in media.
They’ve faced some of
life’s most energizing highs and most soul-searing lows as a team. In fact, it’s that very friendship that made
Rizzoli and Isles a ratings runner from day 1!
(More on that in another post
though: The Reason for RizzIsles’ Reign.) This post is
a compilation of the moments that have truly defined JaM as best friends, as
pseudo-sisters, and as an unstoppable team of spirit and heart. This is their “list” of inside jokes and
shared memories that they’ve so openly shared with us!
Some moments just melt your heart…these are the times when, despite the emotions
threatening to suffocate you, strength rises to the surface because of your
best friend’s presence and words. That
can be because they immediately jumped to your defense, or supported you in the exact way
in which you needed. Other
times it comes in the form of a demonstration of their loyalty to youas they go along with something for your benefit. Although some moments are recalled with
sadness because of the hardship that created them, they are also remembered
with gratitude and love for the person who supported you through it, or for the
ability to have been that pillar of strength.
Maura: (noticing Jane’s attire, hurt little voice) Where’s your matching outfit? (Jane lifts
tshirt to reveal matching PUKE shirt) No no. We’re running
for a charity. Professionals for Underprivileged Kids of
Excellence. (excited) We’re a team!
Jane: Team PUKE?
Maura: Yes, that is an unfortunate acronym.
Frankie: At least you’re not a hot dog. Or a mustard.
Jane: Stay out of this. Look I said that I would do this
because we said that we would do something together, but I am not running like
Lady PUKE Gaga. No.
Maura: (getting a little emotional, upset, looking
down) Oh. I’m
sorry. I should’ve realized. Sorry. (turns away)
Jane: (walking around to see her) Holy crap! If you’re gonna cry on me-
Maura: No, I’m trying not to. It’s just that my amygdala
and my lagbone gland have a connection that I can’t really control.
Jane: Honey, there is no way in hell that I’m taking this
off. I’m already running 26 miles with cameltoe.
Frankie: WHOA! (turning away)
Maura: Could you at least just take off that baggy T? (stern
look from Jane) Oh C’mon. I’ll let you walk up Heartbreak
Jane: Oh, I’m walking Heartbreak. You’re gonna have to do
better than that.
Maura: Okay. Fine. Name it.
Jane: Next reddish brown stain. You call blood.
Before the labs come in.
Maura: (disbelief) You want me to lie??
Jane: No I want you to state the obvious.
Maura: (sighing and uncomfortable) Hypothetically, based on the crime scene, I will determine
whether it is possible to hypothesize that a stain is blood.
Jane: I’ll take that as a yes. (Pulls off tshirt)
Frankie: 20 bucks says you cramp out by mile 10.
Jane: You’re on! (pulling shorts off to reveal running
spandex) Double or nothing says I run it like this.
Maura: I have some running skins for you too.
Jane: Don’t push it.
Maura: Ya know, my feet are hurting. So I think I’m gonna
take mine off anyway.
Maura: The darkening of the nasal jugafold indicates fatigue and
Jane: (staring at the corpse, uninterested tone) Really?
Maura: (looking up at Jane) You. You have dark circles under your eyes.
Are you not sleeping again?
Jane: Thank you. You look nice too.
Maura: Having nightmares again?
Jane: Yea. I dreamed I showed up to work in my underwear.
Jane: Ya think?!
Maura: Yes I have this recurring dream that I have this bio
chemistry final and I haven’t studied.
Jane: (dryly) Really. Stop. It’s terrifying. (Maura
smirking) I can’t take anymore.
getting patrol outside Jane’s apartment)
Maura: I’ll stay.
Jane: (amused) What are you going to do? Hit him over the head with your
Maura: Give me the that.
Jane: No, no. It’s loaded.
Maura: I’ll stay up.
Jane: It’s loaded. No.
Maura: Magazine capacity 15. Trigger pull 2.5
kilograms. Line of sight, 153mm.
Jane: Have you ever shot one?
Maura: (hesitantly) Um. (huge forced grin) No.
Jane: No. No. (laughing)
Maura: But I’m a fast learner. (serious head tilt)
Jane: Okay. (unloads and disarms gun, hands it to
Maura) It’s empty. Point it. Wrap your left hand
like this (positioning Maura). Okay. Push and
pull. Loosen up, there ya go.
Maura: K. Like that?
Jane: Yea. (smiling) You look good.
Maura: (laughing) Okay.
Jane: (loads and re-arms gun, hands it back to Maura) Okay. It’s loaded. I’m only doing this because
I’m tired. (Maura nods) Point it that way.
Don’t shoot my neighbors because I’d hate to have to lock you up.
Maura: (answering morgue phone) This is Dr. Isles. What?? That’s not
possible. I’m looking at it right now.
Jane: What’s the matter?
Maura: (to Jane) They’re saying that there’s a problem with the DNA sample of our
John Doe. (into the phone) Yes I see it but it’s
not possible. I don’t cross-contaminate my samples.
Jane: Maura, c’mon. You’re not perfect. Send another
Maura: Okay, I’ll call you back. (hangs up
phone) It’s not possible. (goes to computer)
Jane: Maura, everybody makes mistakes. It’s okay.
Just send it again.
Maura: No, it’s not a mistake. (pointing to
screen) This is the victim’s DNA profile. This is my DNA
profile. See the autosomal markers? They’re the same in both
Jane: Yea, well the lab keeps all of our genetic profiles just
in case we contaminate a sample. So, obviously, it’s been
Maura: (getting flustered) No. There’s enough markers in the comparison of the
DNA to make a definitive conclusion.
Jane: (confused but patient) So what are we concluding?
Maura: (merges the samples on the screen) Just look.
Jane: (patiently) They match. And how did that happen? Maura.
You must’ve done something screwy.
Maura: (sitting next to table, staring at body of her half
brother) We have the same
nasal and zygomatic facial structure. There are also similar patterns in
our super orbital forumin and the angle of our jawline. You see?
Jane: I do. I see the resemblance.
Maura: (sad, confused face) I don’t know why I’m being so emotional about this now
that I know we’re related. I never knew him. I never
will. (staring and sighing)
Jane: (walks around to Maura) Maura, if this is too much for you— (rubs her arm). Here. (hands
her giant sketch book that belonged to her brother) You should
Maura: No, that’s evidence. You have to put that back.
Jane: I’ll make copies. …and I know where they are if I
need them. Keep it for now.
Maura: (warmly) Really?
Jane: Yea. Here. (sets book on empty table
to look through)
Maura: He was toying with me from the start. While he was
staring at his murdered son.
Jane: C’mon. He came to say a final goodbye to Colin and
he knew that you wanted a DNA sample so he gave you some of his blood.
That’s a guy with balls!
Maura: You’re defending a stone cold killer.
Jane: No I’m-- yes I am. Uhh… and, I’m, gonna, stop,
now. Look. I think that whoever killed Colin knew that his murder
would draw Patrick out. (watching Maura’s face) If
it makes you feel better, these were all bad guys.
Maura: He said Colin was too much like him. What about
me? Look what I do for a living. I’m around more death than he
Jane: (grabbing Maura’s arm) But you’re not the one doing the killing. Maura,
listen to me. You are in danger.
Maura: No I’m not.
Jane: As long as Patrick Doyle is out there, yes. You are.
Maura: He’s not gonna kill me.
Jane: Whoever killed Colin will not hesitate to kill you if they
figure out who you are. We need some help.
Jane: It’s a blocked ID. (answering the
phone) Whatever you want, I can get it. Maura?! Are
you okay?? No, um, can you get to my apartment? I’ll be right
there. (hanging up) She’s okay. She’s
okay. (running out)
(In M.E. Office,
staring at cell from Paddy)
Jane: I get it, Maura, I do. But we’re talking about your
survival. Okay? He said he wanted to send a message. Those
were his words? (Maura nods)
Jane: That means even if we get Tommy O’Rourke, someone else
will be gunning for you. (Maura thinking) Doyle is
the only one who can stop them all.
Maura: I know the consequences if I don’t do this, Jane. I
do. I’ve thought about it.
Jane: (grabbing for the phone) Well, I’ll do it then.
Maura: (grabs phone from Jane) Why is it any different? This is not who I am.
It’s not who you are.
Jane: (thinking) Give it to me and I’ll take it to the Crime Lab. Maybe
they can track something.
Maura: (contemplative and stressed, hands phone over to Jane)
Maura: (offended) Tortoise. (Jane puts salt in coffee) He
likes salt, in his coffee?
Jane: (confused, looks down) Damnit.
Maura: You know when, people lock their keys in their car, sprain
their ankle, usually indicates something significant is bothering them.
Jane: Cop was murdered.
Maura: Yea, but that’s not why you’re salting your coffee.
Jane: (hesitates, catches her breath) It’s my brother, Tommy.
Maura: (nodding) I always wondered about him.
Maura: If you want to talk about your brother, or just avoid the
subject, I’m here.
Jane: I know.
(Sweet smiles J)
Jane: Maura. Maura.
Maura: (sitting on floor, hand on Bass, whispering) It’s Jane! (running into Morgue) Jane!
I was hiding! There are men shooting in here!
It’s been said that best friends
hold up a mirror and show you your heart… that means they always see the true you and help you remember who you
are when you seem to have lost your way.
Sometimes that comes in the form of an uncensored truth or a compliment.
We rely on these moments more than we
may care to admit because they play such an integral role in getting our feet
back on the ground. Studies have actually been conducted to demonstrate how vital women are to each other’s
sanity and ability to overcome stress.
Maura: Mmm. Flowers. Flowers have been shown to
reduce depression. C’mon Jane! Jorge’s a catch.
Korsack: If you don’t want him can I have him?
Jane: Jorge? Yea he’s all yours. Maybe if I get fat
he’ll stop calling.
Maura: Just think that if you allow him to see all sides of you,
he’ll stop calling. (Look from Jane) Ya know, I
just heard, what that sounded like and that is--. What I meant to say, was
that--, human beings have good and bad traits. (Looks of
disbelief from Jane and Frost) Ya know, and you have, you know,
some (scrunched face)characteristics that are a little, not as, uh,
um—WOW! Fudge clusters.
from Jane; grabs chocolate from Maura and her overwhelmed face)
(portion of tape
plays with Hoyt telling Maura he’s like her; Jane notices her discomfort)
Jane: (to Dean) Hey, will you go see if Frost and Korsak have got anything yet?
Jane: You okay? (Brief upset glance from
Maura) C’mon Maura. Talk to me. He’s a FREAK.
Okay, he gets to everybody.
Maura: (holding emotions at bay) I did a lot of research into, into his background.
His childhood. Maybe he’s not wrong.
Jane: What are you talking about?
Maura: Maybe I am, a little bit like him.
Jane: (seriously) You are NOTHING LIKE HIM.
Maura: I don’t know Jane, I was a weird kid.
Jane: (angrily) Were you killing small animals?!
Maura: (laughing) No, but I dissected a lot of frogs
Jane: That’s different.
Maura: (upset and overwhelmed) I started to think about (stands and paces) things
that I never really thought about before.
Jane: Here it comes. There are bodies buried in your
Maura: (continuing on, seriously) I spent a lot of time alone. You know I was adopted
and my father was a professor and my mother she, she came from a wealthy
family. I was an only child. (Sitting, fidgety and
upset) I just realized something when I was reading about
Hoyt. That it just never occurred to me before. (vulnerable
and upset) There was a lot of benign neglect. Not that they didn’t
love me. It’s just that I didn’t ask for much. I don’t think I
really knew how. (Jane listening carefully and patiently) And
the less that I would ask for, the less time that they had for me. They
were just very, very involved in their own lives. And into each other,
and, they sent me to boarding school when I was 10. I actually think I
sent away for the brochure myself. (Jane smiling and laughing) They
were delighted. I was really lost.
Jane: C’mere. (Taking Maura’s hands) No
matter what happened to you, you are NOTHING like that monster. K?
Yea you are a little antisocial maybe, a little goofy. That’s not the
same thing. Okay? (Maura nodding, smiling with a tear
running down her face) We’re a pair, aren’t we? (quiet
Maura: (sitting at Jane’s counter, Jane pouring milk into cereal
for her) He had a gentleness
I wasn’t expecting.
Jane: Well he’s wanted for a dozen or so not-so-gentle
murders. He’s a charismatic killer, ya know? It’s not like you
haven’t seen that animal before. He’s dangerous.
Maura: (contemplative) I don’t believe that. I mean he risked his life to
say goodbye to Colin.
Jane: (smirking) Don’t tell me you’re finally let emotion run that big brain.
Maura: (half smile, head in hand) I don’t know who I am anymore.
Jane: Come on. You’re the same ridiculously smart,
amazing, goofy person that you were before. Knowing that he is the source
of the sperm doesn’t change that.
Maura: Well don’t be so sure. Technically you did just say
that my father is a killer.
Jane: Ehm ehm. I said the sperm donor was a killer.
Jane: (deliberating, conflicted) If he wants to protect you, maybe we should just let him
Maura: No! No, no, I’m not helping him kill another human
Jane: Even if it keeps you alive?
Jane: Even if we arrest Colin’s killer, that will just leave a
path for your father’s enemies to find you.
Maura: So there you go. My my father, hurt a lot of people.
Jane: He’s not your father.
Maura: My brother turned out just like him.
Jane: There’s no proof that Colin killed anyone and he’s not
Maura: So what? He’s, he’s the sperm donor’s spawn?
Maura: And all he did was, what, steal identities and life
savings? Killing people in other ways.
Jane: So what does Colin Doyle have to do with you?
Maura: There are empirical data from several sources provide
strong, converging lines of evidence (Jane rubbing her temples) that
indicate that there is some degree of genetic predisposition for crime!
Jane: Maura, there is not an evil bone in your body.
Maura: It’s in my DNA.
Jane: (taking her hand) So what? You want a study that proves that you’re not your
father or your brother?!
Jane: Still sorry you didn’t grow up with a
sibling?! (throwing peanuts at Frankie)
Maura: (laughing)Yea. I am.
Jane: (sweet, sympathetic smile) Here, we’ll cure you of that. (moves peanuts
closer to Maura so she can throw them at Frankie too) Aim at the
Some of the most fun
moments to share are the ones that leave you with your mouth gaped
open from shock or tears streaming down your face from laughing… both likely because your best friend made a sarcastic,
bantery comment or was just being her hilarious self! …even if it’s something you won’t find funny until
elliptical machines at the gym, Maura is mercilessly staring at a guy working
out and smiling)
Jane: (through gritted teeth) Maura. You’re staring at Chuck’s biceps.
Maura: I am. Females are wired to be attracted to
the strongest, most dominant males. It’s natural selection at work.
Jane: You’re making me uncomfortable. Stop.
Maura: What? I’m just appreciating his sternoclydo
mastoid. (to Chuck, sweetly and matter-of-factly) Excuse
me. You have beautifully developed musculator. (Jane looks
away) What am I embarrassing you?
Jane: (sarcastically) Oh no. Not at all. Why don’t you tell him he’s
got a nice ass too?
Maura: (to Chuck, across the room) …and a wonderfully proportionate gluteus
maximus. (flirty smiles)
Jane: I’m never working out with you again.
Jane: Marino wants a cup of coffee, there’s none upstairs.
Guy is a wreck.
Maura: I’ve tried everything… british strawberries, fennel, bok
Jane: (stopping) Are we in the same conversation?
Maura: Sorry. I was talking about Bass.
Jane: Oh, you’re obsessing over your turtle again.
Maura: (offended) Tortoise.
Part of the best friend
job description is to challenge you and force you to be the best version of
yourself… that means they are
unwilling to let you settle, encourage you to do things you are fearful of, and
influence you to step outside your comfort zone and grow a little. AND sometimes it means they push your buttons
because they know how and they know they’ll be forgiven... once they
acknowledge why they were challenging you.
Maura: Crime lab confirmed the presence of candlewax.
Maura: Hold your questions. These dark particles?
Those are burned feathers.
Jane: Okay let me guess… he was smothered with a burning down
pillow while he drank candle wax.
Jane: Maura, I know it makes you break out into hives if you
have to guess. But I need a theory. Just one.
Maura: The medical evidence is consistent with what I would
expect to find if the victim went through an exorcism.
Jane: He was killed by an exorcism?
Maura: I didn’t say that.
Maura: A grand boo boo.
Jane: I said I know.
Maura: Oh you knew what that robe was called?
Jane: A boo boo?
Maura: What’s that?
Jane: Want some?
Maura: Is that okay?
Maura: What is that white substance?
Maura: Like downy particles of cotton?
Jane: It’s marshmallow. (confused face from
Maura) …and the brown substance is called peanut butter.
It’s ground up, heavy, oily particles of peanuts. What they didn’t have
that in your fancy boarding school?
Maura: Jane, I’m just guessing. Okay? I would need to
Jane: (yelling) You don’t have time to confirm it! Your guess is better
than most doctors.
Maura: I could be wrong.
Jane: (reading) …aggressively manage with needle decompression to chest.
Maura: (yelling, freaked out) I’ve never done it!
Jane: (running back over to Maura, yelling/pleading) Maura! Please! Get a needle. Do
it! (both looking down at Frankie struggling) Do
Amongst all of the
energizing, empowering moments best friends get to share, perhaps the most
rejuvenating ones are when all the walls come down and you can just be your true
selves… it’s a genuine safe zone free
from judgment (um, at least of each other LOL!) and full of support and
unconditional love. That safe zone means
you can have ridiculous conversations, share deep truths, expose your heart and
tease each other mercilessly.
Maura: You are deceptively complex. I do not understand
Jane: Well you would if I was a dead body.
Maura: (genuinely intrigued) Do you think so?
Jane: Hey, did you ever hear from Marfan man?
Maura: Mm hm. He called to thank me. He’s going to a
specialist. World renowned.
Jane: Are you going to see him again?
Maura: I don’t date patients.
Jane: (Laughing) You don’t want to go out with him because he has some
Maura: His limbs are a little spidery but that’s not the only
Jane: Come on! You gotta stop that. You gotta stop
Maura: Can we just talk about your love life?
Jane: Okay. I date two kinds of guys. One that hates
that I’m a cop, and one that wants me to use the handcuffs. Watch
this. (holds up cuffs as guy approaches) 3-2-1…bye
bye. (looks at his smirking friend) “I like
handcuffs”. Alright, enough of this.
Maura: Oh, so that’s what you think?! You think this is all
about fashion for me? (exasperated sigh from Jane)
Jane: (mumbling) This is gonna be good. (audibly) Um,
no? It’s not about fashion?
Maura: (dead pan) No. It’s not.
Jane: (indulging) What is it about then?
Maura: I used to sit at the Musei de Orsi for hours and just
stare at it. (lighting up) D’ya know what I mean?
Jane: Yes, the Rizzoli family vacations there every
Maura: Have you ever tried to appreciate Euler’s Number E?
The beautiful equation that connects three constants of
mathematics? (genuinely) Have you?
Jane: Yea, I tried it once. (Korsack laughing)
Maura: I am in awe of what human beings can do. (smiling) I
am in awe of the(running her hands across her collar) hand-knit
channel stitching of this sweater. I am in awe of the artisan who molded,
and shaped this shoe (holding it in her hand).
Jane: I cannot wait to see what you’re gonna wear!
Maura: None of the allele frequencies correspond to the DNA
isolated on the 2x4.
Jane: The blood on the weapon didn’t match any of my dates?
Jane: What if--
Maura: I don’t like sentences that begin with “what if”.
Jane: You’re all hovering. I’m fine. I’m fine.
Maura: Actually that’s a common reaction to fear. As the
rostral anterior sinulate cortex activates. (Jane’s confused,
look of disbelief, Maura notices everyone’s disinterest and strange stares,
Maura seems uncomfortable) A lot of people find neurobiology
fascinating. (Putting food in her mouth)
Maura: Tortoise. I couldn’t get his usual caregiver.
Jane: Well, Frankie and I became cops, and Tommy went to prison
for hitting a priest in a crosswalk.
Jane: It was his 3rd strike for driving under
Maura: Your poor parents.
Jane: (ranting) And you know they keep saying “if the priest that he hit has
forgiven him, why can’t we?”. This isn’t about forgiveness. You
know, Tommy is, is, really troubled. And the more they deny it, the more
he screws up.
Maura: (softly) You really care about him.
Jane: I just think that we need to face reality. Tommy
needs help. This isn’t like he broke his leg and it’ll heal.
Maura: (nodding) I’m really sorry.
Jane: (calmer) Thank you. Don’t worry about it. We got too much to
do today to worry about Tommy. (walking away)
Jane: But you helped him before.
Maura: (panicking) No no, the problem isn’t his heart right now, Jane.
There’s too much pressure from the bleeding. His heart can’t pump.
Jane: (begging) Please don’t let him die, Maura. Please. (more
distant gun shots) We can’t get him out of here. Okay.
What can you do, right now, that will help him?
Maura: I don’t know! I don’t know what more I can do with
what I have.
Jane: He’s going to die. Right here on this table if you
don’t do something. Think!
Maura: Okay. Okay. (eyes closed trying to
Jane: You’re the only one that can save him.
(Maura walks away
implying she has an idea)
Paula Abdul sang about it,
and JaneandMaura prove it: “We come
together cause opposites attract”!
Now, wipe the tears of laughter and love off your face, pour a HUGE
glass of wine and call your best friend… and add this moment of true gratitude
for one another to your “list”! Then check out other classic moments from Season 1 that epitomize Janeand Maura as individuals too.
This was all of Season 1!
Check back for S2 and 3!
hurts to look back, and you’re scared to look ahead,
look beside you and I’ll be there…”
it said, that people come into our lives for a reason, bringing something we
must learn, and we are lead to those who help us most to grow, if we let them,
and we help them in return. …but I know I’m who I am today because I knew you.
So much of me is made of what I learned from you. You’ll be with me like a
handprint on my heart ...because I knew you, I have been changed for good…”
(Wicked the Musical)
“That was the
thing about best friends. Like sisters
and mothers, they could piss you off, make you cry and break your heart, but in
the end, when the chips were down, they were there, making you laugh even in
your darkest hours.”
(Kristin Hannah, “Firefly Lane”)
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