Thursday, March 29, 2012

Rizzoli & Isles Season 3 Returning Guest Stars

According to not only will Chazz Palminteri be returning in S3, so will Ed Begley Jr., Chris Vance, Jacqueline Bisset, and John Doman.

Jacqueline Bisset
After hearing about Eddie Cibrian coming on board as Maura's love interest for a 3 episode arc, I wondered who Jane's love interest would be this season, and I guess I have my answer. Casey (Vance) will be back. Interesting that Begley Jr.'s Dr. Pike will return to give Maura a hand. Could that mean more Doyle (Doman) encounters? By all reports he winds up on the run. I'm hoping for some interaction between him and both Constance (Bisset) and Hope (Sharon Lawrence) this season. What's Constance's connection to him, I wonder?

Tv Guide also reports that Frank Sr. (Palminteri) will have upsetting news for the Rizzoli's. He's remarrying? That would be my guess. ;)

Season three begins June 5th!

Alexander and Doman
Ed Begley Jr.

Screen caps by Kelly/Taiko

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Papa Rizzoli returns! Chazz Palminteri

According to his tweet, Chazz Palminteri will be returning for at least one episode of Rizzoli & Isles.

"Getting up to shoot Rizzoli & Isles this morning. Just a great show."

Angie Tweeted: Chazz Palminteri rendered me speechless today during a scene... #1st time God, I love being an actor

Angie: I got to hang w/ my family today!! It was AWESOME!! 

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Rizzoli & Isles SPOILER S3 - Eddie Cibrian

Eddie Cibrian  will play Dennis Rockmond, a motivational speaker who meets Dr. Isles, and may become her love interest. According to TvLine it's supposed to be a multi-episode arc in season 3. They report that Rockmond will "coax [Maura] out of her blazer-clad shell."

I wonder who will be in Jane's life, if anyone, when this happens. I'm hoping it's not Dean.

There's been lots of talk lately about story arcs and how R&I has not proven they can do them. With the rift supposed to unfold in multiple episodes and now a romance, here's hoping they can pull it off. I like story arcs when done well.

This being a rizzles site I guess I should comment also that I don't mind love interests for Jane & Maura. I know they're straight both on the show and in the books, and that will never change. Honestly, I'm fine with that. The friendship between them is the important thing, in my opinion.


Thursday, March 22, 2012

Brian Goodman (Cavanaugh) becomes a regular

Brian Goodman has been made a series regular for Rizzoli & Isles third season. Goodman plays Lt. Det. Sean Cavanaugh which had been a recurring character for the first two seasons.

Goodman also appeared in the series Revenge, Lost and Line of Fire, as well as the movies Catch Me If You Can, The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift and Blow.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Rizzoli & Isles Season 3 SPOILERS - 3x03

RizzlesGirls is reporting that in episode 3x03 we learn more about Rondo, Korsak and what happens to our soldiers when they return home.

On the friendship side of things, Jane and Maura are not back to how it used to be, but they're not any worse either. If that's true then Janet Tamaro has indeed decided to stretch out the rift to more of a "real time" solution, as apposed to a one episode fix. I for one am very glad.

I'm hoping we get the true angst of a friendship in trouble. Things happen in life and friendships are tested. I do believe this can eventually make their friendship stronger. The trick, for me, is making a true story arc that covers several episodes, or even most of the season. Although I don't know how many fans would survive a season of "separation" between the two main characters. There also needs to be a true dealing with their emotions. Jane needs to understand why Maura was so angry and Maura needs to understand why Jane did what she did. I'm hoping this isn't dealt with in a comedic way like 'He Ain't Heavy, he's my brother' "Well I hate you a little less" type thing. That episode was good, in my opinion, but in episodes like that the resolution is a bit rushed to make sure they're friends by the end. It's looking like the season 3 rift will be dealt with in a more realistic timeline.

Monday, March 19, 2012

Rizzoli and Isles Season 3 SPOILERS

"As Rizzoli & Isles' second season came to an end, a deep wedge was driven between the two friends when Jane shot Maura's biological father, gangster Paddy Doyle (guest star John Doman). He had shown up unexpectedly at a secret undercover operation to protect Maura from a deadly assailant, but the scene quickly got out of control, forcing Jane to shoot Paddy. The aftermath strains Jane and Maura's relationship as they try to understand and justify their reactions. When the third season opens, they are taken by surprise by an internal affairs investigation, pushing their friendship even closer to the breaking point.

Ever the professionals, Jane and Maura will work hard to set aside their differences as they investigate a number of complex and troublesome crimes. Among their cases are the murder of a female graduate student, whose strangled body is found hidden in tunnels under her university; a killer with a bizarre doll fetish who hunts women on public transportation, then leaves their bodies posed on benches; and the stabbing of two young homeless veterans who survived Afghanistan only to be brutally murdered in an alley. On the home front, Jane's meddling mother, Angela (Lorraine Bracco), is determined to play matchmaker. And Maura's life gets more complicated as she searches for - and uncovers - the truth about her biological mother (guest star Sharon Lawrence)."

Source: TNT Newsroom

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Rizzoli & Isles Season 3 sides - SPOILERS

For those who don't know, sides are the scripts tailored for an actor. It only has the pages that has their scenes. Supposedly, this is a page from sides for the actor playing the part of Paul McNamara in episode 302 and Matthew Donovan.

(3/27/23  Click here for behind the scenes pictures of what is most likely this episode.)

I cannot confirm the accuracy of the above script. 

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Maura's Bio-Mom revealed!

Exclusive by Joyce Eng for TV Guide:

NYPD Blue alum Sharon Lawrence will guest-star on Rizzoli & Isles as Maura's biological mother, has learned exclusively.

Lawrence will appear in two episodes in Season 3 as Hope, who gave up Maura (Sasha Alexander) for adoption when she was 18 following her relationship with crime boss Paddy Doyle (John Doman). She's now a prominent doctor and an activist for women's health with secrets of her own...

Executive producer Janet Tamaro previously told that Maura will be compelled to look up Hope in the wake of her parents' scares. "Now [that we're going into Season 3] you can really get into background, and Maura's is so mysterious. She's going to learn a lot about herself," Tamaro said. "And let's just say if dad dies, dad is the only one who knew who her mother was. ... That's a pretty interesting character. Whoever was involved with Paddy Doyle and had a baby at 18 and is as intellectually gifted as Maura — who is she?"

Source: TV Guide

Personally I think she's a wonderful choice!! Can't wait for season 3!!