Season 2
No. of episodes 15
Original run July 11, 2011 - December 26, 2011
Premiere episode "We Don't Need Another Hero"
Finale episode "Burning Down the House"
DVD release May 22, 2012
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Season 2 consists of 15 episodes and aired from July 11, 2011 to December 26, 2011.


Main Cast

Supporting Cast



Image Title Original Airdate U.S. Viewers
(in millions)
2x01.jpg "We Don't Need Another Hero" July 11, 2011 6.38 2x01
After taking a bullet in the Season Finale during a siege of the precinct, Jane Rizzoli is honored as a hero at a public event. The celebration is short-lived, however, when disaster strikes. The ensuing case reunites Jane with an old high-school flame, Sgt. Major Casey Jones, who may be just the person she needs to heal her emotional scars.
2x02.jpg "Living Proof" July 18, 2011 6.39 2x02
When a man brings in a dead surrogate at a day spa during Jane and Maura's mud bath, Maura manages to save the baby. Things get a bit more complicated when two couples claim the parenthood of the child. Meanwhile, Angela is driving Jane crazy trying to redecorate her apartment and holding a yard sale there.
2x03.jpg "Sailor Man" July 25, 2011 6.04 2x03
It's Fleet Week in Boston and Jane and Maura have a vicious serial rapist on their hands. All of the evidence points to a sailor as the culprit but with thousands of sailors in town, they have their work cut out for them. Meanwhile, Maura takes an interest in the Rizzoli's hunky mechanic friend, Giovanni Gilberti.
2x04.jpg "Brown Eyed Girl" August 1, 2011 6.45 2x04
When the daughter of a police officer is kidnapped in front of her younger brother, Jane and the team race to find the girl, fearing her abduction is connected to another case in which a young girl turned up dead only hours later.
2x05.jpg "Don't Hate the Player" August 8, 2011 6.46 2x05
Jane and Maura investigate after the coach of the Boston Pilgrims baseball team is found dead in the locker room. Meanwhile, Tommy Rizzoli finally returns home after being released from jail.
2x06.jpg "Rebel Without a Pause" August 15, 2011 6.74 2x06
Rizzoli and Isles investigate a hit that occurred during a Revolutionary War re-enactment. Meanwhile, Maura is thrown for a loop when her mother, the rich and beautiful Constance Isles, drops in for an unexpected visit.
2x07.jpg "Bloodlines" August 22, 2011 6.27 2x07
Jane and the team investigate what appears to be a modern-day witch hunt in Salem. Meanwhile, Frankie's old girlfriend returns to town with a surprise, and Jane has no problem speaking her mind about the situation.
2x08.jpg "My Own Worst Enemy" August 29, 2011 6.71 2x08
Jane and Maura investigate when a man is killed during what appears to be a robbery. DNA testing on rats, however, lead them down another path. During all of this, Maura is more than a little distracted when the love of her life, Dr. Ian Faulkner, drops in to see her.
2x09.jpg "Gone Daddy Gone" September 5, 2011 6.69 2x09
Jane is worried that Maura and Tommy might start sleeping together. Meanwhile, at work, they investigate what seems to be a mob hit, and Maura avoids the case that may involve her father.
2x10.jpg "Remember Me" September 12, 2011 5.63 2x10
It's Jane's Birthday; Angela is throwing a surprise birthday party, and Maura can't find out what to get her. But when a prisoner inmate is murdered, Jane and Maura discover that Hoyt is receiving treatment for cancer. He later gives Jane information on murders that he has done years ago, and the detectives must decide whether to blindly follow Hoyt's clues or not.
2x11.jpg "Can I Get A Witness?" November 28, 2011 4.78 2x11
When an important witness is killed, Jane and her team must find a way to find his killer and link it to the defendant they are trying to convict without resorting to revealing the C.I. that Korsak is unwilling to give up, leading others to believe that he illegally retrieved proof against their defendant.
2x12.jpg "He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother" December 5, 2011 3.86 2x12
With Tommy finally moving into his own apartment, he finally reveals his feelings for Maura. But not long after, he is framed of a crime that Jane now has to get him out of.
2x13.jpg "Seventeen Ain't So Sweet" December 12, 2011 4.91 2x13
Jane attends her high school reunion and brings Maura along for the ride, but the fun is cut short when one of her old classmates turns up dead on the football field. Jane must focus on the past when she realizes everyone in her class is a potential suspect.
2x14.jpg "Don't Stop Dancing, Girl" December 19, 2011 5.32 2x14
The world of competitive dance turns deadly when the mother of a star performer is stabbed to death at a competition. Jane and the team search for clues, but they soon realize something is off about the woman's history. Korsak has his hands full when his stepson is accused of shooting a cop.
2x15.jpg "Burning Down the House" December 26, 2011 5.79 2x15
When a warehouse fire kills a firefighter, Jane and Maura must investigate whether it was arson or an accident. But the investigation hits a snag when a hit-and-run leaves someone in the hospital.


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