Season 3
No. of episodes 15
Original run June 5, 2012 – December 25, 2012
Premiere episode "What Doesn't Kill You"
Finale episode "No More Drama in My Life"
DVD release June 11, 2013
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Season 3 consists of 15 episodes and began airing on June 5, 2012 to December 25, 2012.


Main Cast

Supporting Cast



Image Title Original Airdate U.S. Viewers
(in millions)
3x01.jpg "What Doesn't Kill You" June 5, 2012 5.62 3x01
Jane and Maura's friendship suffers following the shooting of Maura's biological father, gangster Paddy Doyle. Jane also finds herself in the middle of an Internal Affairs investigation. And her relationship with Agent Dean is exposed.
3x02.jpg "Dirty Little Secret" June 12, 2012 5.13 3x02
Tensions continue to mount between Jane and Maura, causing those close to them to be caught in the middle. But they must put aside their differences when they investigate the case of a college student who died in a tunnel. Meanwhile, Frankie Sr. returns with news that upsets Angela.
3x03.jpg "This Is How a Heart Breaks" June 19, 2012 5.36 3x03
When Maura meets a new guy named Dennis in a very unusual way, he opens up a different side of her. And Jane is filled with mixed emotions after someone from her past returns.
3x04.jpg "Welcome to the Dollhouse" June 26, 2012 5.43 3x04
Young female professionals dressed as dolls are turning up dead on the public transit system, and Jane and Maura must piece together the clues. Angela implements new ideas for the café. Meanwhile, Maura learns why Casey is staying away from Jane.
3x05.jpg "Throwing Down the Gauntlet" July 3, 2012 5.32 3x05
Jane looks for a way for Maura to meet her biological mother, Dr. Hope. Angela gets involved in a political campaign. A nun from Jane and Frankie Jr.'s past returns.
3x06.jpg "Money Maker" July 10, 2012 5.51 3x06
Jane and company must investigate the death of a costumed financier found jammed into a trashcan. Meanwhile, Maura makes a more meaningful connection with Dr. Hope Davis and her half-sister, Cailin.
3x07.jpg "Crazy for You" July 17, 2012 5.84 3x07
The detectives investigate the murder of a psychiatrist couple. A medical examiner attending a seminar offers to help Jane and Maura. A pregnant stranger may have something in common with the Rizzoli family.
3x08.jpg "Cuts Like a Knife" July 24, 2012 5.79 3x08
The latest investigation for the detectives involves a bride who was murdered immediately preceding her nuptials. Meanwhile, Angela, Frankie and Frost focus their attention on Jane's new neighbor.
3x09.jpg "Home Town Glory" July 31, 2012 4.44 3x09
A boy band star that Jane and Frankie grew up with returns for a show and ends up murdered. Jane and Maura try to figure out whether it's time to tell Angela the truth about Lydia's pregnancy, especially since Angela is planning to throw a baby shower.
3x10.jpg "Melt My Heart to Stone" August 14, 2012 6.04 3x10
Jane and Maura investigate the death of a woman found inside a statue while welcoming a new detective into the squad. Dennis returns to woo Maura back, and Lydia goes into labor.
3x11.jpg "Class Action Satisfaction" November 27, 2012 3.44 3x11
When a man dies a suspicious death after eating breakfast in the Division One Cafe, Jane and the team search for the source. Korsak bumps into one of his ex-wives during the investigation. Meanwhile, the Rizzoli family have to decide whether they should fight for Tommy, Jr., who could still be Frank's, when Lydia takes him away.
3x12.jpg "Love the Way You Lie" December 4, 2012 4.75 3x12
While the homicide squad observes "health week", the team investigates a famous author's staged suicide. Meanwhile, Frost decides to review an old murder case, and Angela's new romance isn't a secret anymore.
3x13.jpg "Virtual Love" December 11, 2012 3.79 3x13
When a microbrewer is murdered, the virtual world and real world meet head-on. Jane and the rest of the team mentor underprivileged teenagers. Angela starts a new romance.
3x14.jpg "Over/Under" December 18, 2012 3.42 3x14
Jane and Maura work to track down the killer of a man stabbed during his alma mater's car wash fundraiser. Surprising news brings Frost's mother to town. Casey bumps into Jane.
3x15.jpg "No More Drama in My Life" December 25, 2012 4.42 3x15
Dr. Hope Martin returns to ask Maura for a life-altering favor. Jane worries about Casey's upcoming spinal surgery, and Tommy shows off baby T.J. But all gets shoved to the side when a building collapses, trapping loved ones inside.


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