TNT’s “Rizzoli & Isles” is swiftly and surely nearing its end. Season 7, episode 11, which aired last week, saw the Boston Police Department solve the murder of a mortician. In episode 12, Homicide Detective Jane Rizzoli and Chief Medical Examiner Dr. Maura Isles solved two cases simultaneously – one from the present and another from the past.
Here’s a quick recap of “Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow”:
Korsak Knows The Victim
The team is called to investigate the murder of Walter Sokoloff. Korsak (Bruce McGill) actually dated Walter’s eldest daughter Mary several years ago. The detective recalled happy times with Walter and his family before the death of Mary’s younger sister, Wendy, back in 1975.
Finding Walter murdered at the Sokoloff family home brought a lot of memories back for Korsak. The family fell apart after Wendy’s death. Walter started drinking heavily, forcing his wife and daughter Mary to abandon him. However, recently, Walter had got his life together by finding a new career – as a person working for the victims’ advocacy department.
So who could have killed poor Walter? Fortunately, Maura (Sasha Alexander) found out through DNA testing that the same person who killed Walter also killed Wendy back in 1975. Now, Jane (Angie Harmon) and Maura will have to solve both murders in order to nab the killer. The question is: Who killed them both? Wendy’s murder was never solved.
Jane Is In Love
While the Boston Police was working on the case, Jane was also at the center of a budding romance with her new boss, agent Davies. They went on dates and even had a sleepover!
Many “Rizzoli & Isles” fans are of the opinion that this is too rushed. Jane went from not having the time or inclination to be in a relationship to suddenly meeting the man of her dreams.
Jane Has A Plan
Fortunately, Jane’s developments in her love life aren’t affecting her ability to crack cases. The police department learns that in 1975, the police were suspicious of the Davenport family. The fact that they lawyered up in the present when Jane and Korsak went to question them about Wendy and Walter’s death only further strengthened these suspicions.
Fortunately, the main person protecting the family was the patriarch Oliver Davenport. He had protected his sons back in 1975 but was now suffering from dementia. Jane deviously used his illness to get a DNA sample. She entered his house and posed as a lover or wife named Carol in order to procure some tears for the DNA test.
Who Killed Wendy And Walter?
The tests proved that one of Oliver Davenport’s sons killed both Wendy and Walter. The question now is who? Oliver has three sons – two no-good ones and a younger one named Robbie who was only a child in 1975.
The killer turned out to be Robbie. Apparently he killed Wendy over a locket. “Rizzoli & Isles” failed to explain why Robbie killed Walter. It seemed like Season 7, episode 12 was more focused on wrap up the series rather than wrapping up the cases.
Maura Is Taking A Year Off!
Perhaps the most shocking aspect of “Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow” was the fact that Maura revealed her big plan: She wants to move to France, take a year off and write her novel!
“Rizzoli & Isles” will air its series finale on Monday, Sept. 5, at 9 p.m. EDT on TNT.