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Rizzoli & Isles: Don't Hate the Player

Jane and Maura are called when a member of the coaching team of the Boston Pilgrims baseball team is found dead. What looks like a accident, turns out to be more then that. After the death of their Star player, things get worse. Jane's brother Tommy comes home finally.

Episode Info

Episode number: 2x5
Production Number: 2M5604
Airdate: Monday August 08th, 2011

Alternate Airdates:

NL (Net 5) Oct 01, 2011

  • Currently 8.5/10
8.5/10 (10 Votes cast)


Guest Stars
Colin Egglesfield
As Tommy Rizzoli
Brian Goodman
As Lt. Det. Sean Cavanaugh
Adrian Bellani
As Manny Vega
Kevin Chapman
As Chief Merck
Elaine Hendrix
As Geena Young
Taylor Kinney
As Jesse Wade
Cameron Monaghan
As Jonathan McKenna
David Starzyk
As Phil Young
Mel Fair
As baseball pundit #1
Jim O'Heir
As Dr. Little
Troy Winbush
As baseball pundit #2
Tom Wright
As Walt (Boston Pilgrims' attorney)

Co-Guest Stars
James Huang
As crime lab tech
Marcus Brown
As Clark Jacobs
Meredith Giangrande
As townie girl
Virginia Montero
As Delores Jones
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 the Pilgrims winning another baseball game. The next day, a maid goes in to clean the bathrooms and find a man dead with the shower running. Meanwhile, Jane and Maura watch sports news and Maura tells that one of the baseball players is a hunk. Tommy, Jane’s brother, comes into Maura’s house and she tells that she is happy to see him. Jane goes up to Maura and asks how long Tommy is staying. She tells that he is staying in the guest house because he needs a permanent address. Jane tells that Tommy is a felon and that he doesn’t stay out of trouble long. Maura starts to think it is a bad idea. Tommy sees that Jane’s dog is licking her pays and says that it is not good. Maura gets a call about a fatal slip and fall at the Pilgrim stadium locker room. Tommy offers to take the dog to the vet, but Jane tells that Tommy just needs to stay out of trouble. ..

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Warning: Rizzoli & Isles season 2 episode 5 guide may contain spoilers
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