Rizzoli and Isles 5×14 ‘Foot Loose’: Take that title literally.

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After reconnecting from Jane’s near death experience, she and Maura are back on track, both with their friendship and their jobs. But Jane better be over her traumatic experience in the water, for it’s right back to the water she’s headed. When a severed foot washes up on the local beach, it’s up to Jane, Maura, and the rest of the crew to figure out where the body is that it belongs to – and just what happened to that poor seafaring soul in the first place.

Well, I’m never going in the ocean again. As if my fear of dead bodies floating around in there wasn’t terrible enough before. It’s while Jane and Maura are helping Korsak fix up his new bar that they first get the call. Leaving Angela alone to wallow in her job search woes, and the Dirty Robber to maybe solve it’s jukebox problem on its own, the team heads off to the sandy shore to work on their new case.

With just a foot to go from, the detectives don’t have much of a start. But they have two of the smartest women on their side, so they’re sure to come up with something eventually. And come up with something they do, when Maura discovers that the foot was purposely cut off. And then, the rest of the body begins to float itself their way. A torso washes up next, leaving everyone wondering if the two belong to the same person. They mostly likely do, considering both body parts were cut off with the same saw in the same way. Whoever they belong to was killed with cyanide, Maura discovers, and thanks to her quick thinking, both she and Jane get away from the poison quickly. That doesn’t stop Maura from checking to make sure her best friend is alright, though. What are friends for, after all, if they can’t keep you safe?

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Meanwhile, back at the Dirty Robber, Angela has been left alone to work on Vince’s reparations. It’s there she meets a new friend Margaret, who is having just as much problems with men as Angela is with jobs. But if there’s one thing that Angela is good at, as it turns out, it’s helping out with other people’s problems. She and Marge hit it off right away, where they discuss Margaret’s boyfriend, Louis, over a couple of beers. Later on, Angela helps someone else out, this time around a young businessman who plans on proposing to his girlfriend. It looks like she’s finally found a field she can be useful in, besides lovingly pestering her daughter.

The two body parts aren’t related, Maura figures out after finding that they each have different blood types. Two steps forward, one step back, as the saying goes. The torso belonged to a young man named Richard O’Connell, who suffered from a degenerative back disease. It turns out Richard had gone to a mysterious “healer” right before he disappeared, an estranged doctor called Dr. Murray. While Maura stays behind in the lab, Jane hunts down a member of the force, a young punk named Chip who has not only been parking in the wrong spot, but leaking information about the case to the press.

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Then she heads out for Dr. Murray’s office with Korsak, where it seems like they’re on the right track. Lying in the doctor’s abandoned office is a bloody, well-used saw. This phony physician could very well be the culprit of this case.

Jane and Frankie talk to a man named Mr. Pfeiffer, who would’ve been Dr. Murray’s next patient if the doctor’s license hadn’t been revoked. Pfeiffer would’ve been treated for his rheumatoid arthritis, had the doctor and the doctor’s assistant not mysteriously fallen off the grid. But the assistant isn’t as hard to track down, for Jane discovers a certain Bob Burke after he shows up poisoned with the aforementioned cyanide. Bob reveals that Dr. Murray had recently begun to believe that he was a god of sorts, which is very well what could’ve led to his break and then murder spree. After Jane gets detoxed once again, Bob also tells her that Dr. Murray was the one behind the killings after all. When two of his patients didn’t respond to his sound treatments, he killed them, not wanting to let people know he had failed. Bob wouldn’t help with the murders, so he tried to kill him too, but that didn’t work out and Burke is sure he’ll be back for revenge.

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But is what Bob Burke is saying true? He refuses to be tested using modern medicinal procedures, and therefore there are no records on his condition. Jane and Korsak do find a address for Dr. Murray, though, where they find a shoe with an identical wear pattern to the one found with the foot inside. And then Maura calls, revealing that Bob hadn’t been poisoned with cyanide after all. He’d just consumed a ton of almonds, made himself throw up, and then convinced the detectives that the doctor was out to get him. But it turns out he was the real killer after all, and now the team has to try to keep him inside the hospital so they can get him to confess just that. Bob is already on the run, however, after unwillingly trading places with a police officer. He’s too slow for Jane and Korsak, though, and the two catch him in the hospital parking lot and arrest him promptly.

Back at the bar, the group discusses how Bob was trying to hide that Dr. Murray’s treatments were only temporary, a placebo effect. After Richard filed a complaint, Burke tried to take the patients out one by one so no one would figure out his secret. All is back to normal within the Rizzoli household, and it even seems that Angela has found herself a job – bartender/resident therapist at the Dirty Robber. Jane is less than pleased that Chip blames her for his current state of unemployment, but both are glad to have him out of the job. Everything has returned to usual with our favorite detectives, so what’s next?

Ellie Christene

Ellie Christene

is a 16-year-old writer and actress from Pennsylvania. She’s very excited to be writing for Gotta Watch It! She just finished her first novel and is working to get that published. You can get an insight into her world on her Tumblr, Twitter, or Youtube.

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