Rizzoli & Isles (2010–2016)

We Don't Need Another Hero 

Rizzoli gets a bravery medal after escaping from a hostage situation. A brave US military private is also felicitated but is killed by a car bomb after the ceremony. Rizzoli, resting for the last three months and yet unfit, investigates.


Michael Zinberg


Janet Tamaro (developed by), Janet Tamaro | 3 more credits »

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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Angie Harmon ... Jane Rizzoli
Sasha Alexander ... Maura Isles
Jordan Bridges ... Frankie Rizzoli Jr.
Lee Thompson Young ... Barry Frost
Bruce McGill ... Vince Korsak
Lorraine Bracco ... Angela Rizzoli
Chris Vance ... Lt. Col. Casey Jones
Matthew Alan ... Pvt. Gary Campbell
Brian Goodman ... Lieutenant Sean Cavanaugh
Charlie Hofheimer ... Lt. Dan Forman
Anna Osceola ... PFC Abigail 'Abby' Sherman
Larry Poindexter ... Dr. Byron Sluckey
McKinley Belcher III ... Pvt. Lawrence
Rick Chambers Rick Chambers ... Reporter
Gilbert J. Menchaca ... Private Rodrigues (as Gilbert Joseph Menchaca)


Three months have passed since Jane was shot and she hasn't yet recovered. There is a ceremony honoring her bravery and Maura convinces her to attend. The evening ends in tragedy when a U.S. Army Private, also being honored for an act of bravery while on a tour of duty in Afghanistan, is killed in a car bombing. Despite not being cleared for duty, Jane desperately wants to get in on the investigation. Meanwhile, Jane learns that her parents are getting a divorce. Jane renews her acquaintance with an old high school friend. Written by garykmcd

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Crime | Drama | Mystery


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Release Date:

11 July 2011 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

California, USA

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Did You Know?


All four Soldiers at the banquet are wearing PV2 (E-2) rank. This is the rank of someone who has been in the Army for 6-12 months, or who has gotten reduced in rank. Soldiers who return from a tour in a combat zone have generally been in for at least 18 months and would be a PFC (E-3). Abby Sherman was in the Army for 4 years so she would have been a Specialist or Corporal (E-4), or Sergeant (E-5) based on her heroic actions. See more »


[first lines]
unnamed female reporter: [voice-over] And it's the annual Boston Police Department Salute to Heroes tonight. Boston Homicide Detective Jane Rizzoli, who was badly injured in a siege at headquarters three months ago, will honored, along with Army Private Abby Sherman, just twenty-two years old. Sherman's story made headlines when her platoon was ambushed in Afghanistan. She was shot, but crawled to a machine gun to save three members of her squad.
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