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Rizzoli & Isles: We Don't Need Another Hero

After getting shot in the stomach during last season finale, Rizzoli is awarded with a medal for her bravery and hailed as a hero. However, when a car bomb kills a decorated soldier, Rizzoli and Sgt. Colonel Casey Jones work together to get the killer before it is too late.

Episode Info

Episode number: 2x1
Production Number: 2M5601
Airdate: Monday July 11th, 2011

Director: Michael Zinberg
Writer: Janet Tamaro

Alternate Airdates:

NL (Net 5) Sep 03, 2011
FI (MTV3) Jan 07, 2013
UK (alibi) Sep 30, 2014

  • Currently 8/10
8/10 (9 Votes cast)
Guest Stars
Chris VanceChris Vance
As LTC Charles 'Casey' Jones
Brian GoodmanBrian Goodman
As Lt. Det. Sean Cavanaugh
Matthew AlanMatthew Alan
As Pvt. Gary Campbell
Charlie HofheimerCharlie Hofheimer
As Lt. Dan Forman
Anna OsceolaAnna Osceola
As PFC Abigail 'Abby' Sherman
Larry PoindexterLarry Poindexter
As Dr. Byron Slucky

Co-Guest Stars
Rick ChambersRick Chambers
As Reporter
Karl T. WrightKarl T. Wright
As Officer Sam Reynolds
McKinley Belcher IIIMcKinley Belcher III
As Private Lawrence
Gilbert Joseph MenchacaGilbert Joseph Menchaca
As Private Rodrigues
Main Cast
Angie Harmon
As Det. Jane Clementine Rizzoli
Sasha Alexander
As Dr. Maura Dorothea Isles
Jordan Bridges
As Francesco "Frankie" Rizzoli Jr.
Bruce McGill
As Det. Vince Korsak
Lorraine Bracco
As Angela Rizzoli
Lee Thompson Young
As Det. Barold "Barry" Frost


The scene opens with Maura getting ready for Jane’s ceremony. Barry and Korsak get ready as well and Korsak is writing a speech. Maura knocks on a door and Jane answers the door. She tells that she looks horrible and so does her place. Jane tells that she is not going to the honor ceremony because she didn’t do anything honorable besides shoot herself to kill a bad guy. Maura tells that the ceremony is not just for her. It is for all who were there that day. She says that it has been three months and that it is time to get up. She tells that she isn’t going and Maura asks if she has had a bowel movement to which Jane tells that is inappropriate. Maura tells that they are going to do this the hard way then. Later at the event, a soldier named Private First Class Abby Sherman is honored for saving the life of three other soldiers. Jane is followed after her and is honored as a hero as well. She gets up and tells that Maura was the one who saved Frankie’s life and that she did what she was trained to do. She gets emotional and sits down. She looks back at her mother and sees that Frank is not there. ..

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