Ep1: See One. Do One. Teach One.
Detective Jane Rizzoli and Chief Medical Examiner Maura Isles investigate the murder of a husband and wife in their prestigious home. The signature points to the methods of Charles Hoyt, a killer who traumatised Jane Rizzoli and was caught and imprisoned. But when Jane discovers he's escaped from prison, she decides to stay at Isles' house until the killer is found.
Ep2: Boston Strangler Redux
Tensions are high as the squad investigates a possible copycat of the legendary Boston Strangler, or could it be the Boston Strangler himself? Meanwhile, Jane butts heads with her new boss, Lieutenant Grant who just happens to be from the same neighbourhood where Jane grew up. And Maura gets into trouble with her habit of diagnosing everyone - including her date.
Ep3: Sympathy For The Devil
Jane and Maura investigate the mysterious death of a young boy whose family is from Cape Verde. At first, it appears that he may have died during an attempted exorcism, and it may take a message from beyond the grave for Jane to pinpoint exactly what happened. But Jane becomes distracted from the case when her mother, Angela, sets her up on a surprise date.
Ep4: She Works Hard For The Money
After a student is gunned down in broad daylight, the investigation reveals she had more than a few secrets. Meanwhile, Jane's mother, Angela, and father get into a spat over the car.
Ep5: Money For Nothing
The eldest brother in an aristocratic Boston family considered to be a direct descendant of passengers on the Mayflower is found dead after an apparent sailing accident. Maura's close connection with the family and Jane's resentment over the wealth they display threaten to derail their investigation. Meanwhile, Angela tries her hand at selling a Polynesian health drink.
Ep6: I Kissed A Girl
Jane and Maura investigate what appears to be a hate crime: the brutal assault and murder of a woman leaving a lesbian bar. Jane goes undercover, in hopes of luring the killer out in the open. Outside the case, Maura hooks Jane up with a handsome yoga instructor.
Ep7: Born To Run
The Boston Marathon turns into a crime scene when a shooter begins targeting runners. Racing to catch the killer before another shooting, Jane and Maura must conduct their investigation in secret so as not to cause a mass panic.
Ep8: I'm Your Boogie Man
A body discovered in a park appears to be the work of Charles Hoyt, the imprisoned serial killer who once abducted and nearly murdered Jane. As Maura tries to get inside the mind of the killer, Jane struggles to keep her fear in check.
Ep9: The Beast In Me
When an identity thief with no apparent identity of his own is found murdered in his car, the investigation leads Jane into a checkered past. A startling discovery about the victim also sends Maura on a deeply personal quest. Meanwhile, Frankie Jr. tries to help his dad, Frank Sr add to his client base.
Ep10: When the Gun Goes Bang, Bang, Bang
After an undercover homicide cop is killed, things escalate quickly when the drug dealers responsible storm police headquarters at gunpoint and shoot the on-duty cop working the desk. A desperate Rizzoli and Isles try to save Frankie's life after he is also shot, and the day takes an even darker turn when Rizzoli is held at gunpoint by the man responsible, the last person anyone ever suspected.