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.
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
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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.