Rizzoli & Isles season 3 continues with episode 4, "Welcome to the Dollhouse," beginning with a woman in a room filled with dolls. She tells the man she won't tell. A bus driver finds the "doll" victim.
Maura tries to get Jane to go running for the endorphins to get over Casey, but she refuses. Jane watches Angela give Rondo free food before getting called to the crime scene. Artie, a transit cop, tries to order the driver back to her route. Maura tells Jane they could be looking at a fetishÂ—the love a man has for a doll. Her clothes aren't her own. Victoria's phone is password-protected. Korsak walks over with a dog he rescued.
In the morgue, Maura can't identify the murder weapon due to the damage. Victoria had sex in the last 36 hours. Frost brings Jane a suspect: Herbert, who hired hookers and made them pretend they were dolls. After they leave, Korsak brings in the dog for Maura to look over. When Frost and Frankie bring in Herbert, they find him yelling at a doll and have to take her in too.
Korsak shows Maura the tricks the dog can do before she checks her for a chip. She's registered to the veteran center. Maura takes her back. She runs straight for Casey, and Maura realizes what happened to him. He's partially paralyzed and on the waiting list for a medical trial. That's why he came back. He makes her promise not to tell Jane. Herbert has an alibi (he was yelling at his doll), so they still have work to do. Frost is still working on unlocking Victoria's phone. When Maura joins them, she tries to get Jane to join her at the gym or for a drink, but Jane chooses to go home instead. Later, Angela shows Maura that Frost set up an online ordering system for her. Maura tells her about Casey and makes her swear she won't tell Jane.
Korsak went to Victoria's apartment. She moved there for a job at an accounting firm. Frost finally unlocks Victoria's phone. She was sexting with "R," possibly Ron Montgomery, whose motto is about a family company. He says they were just having innocent fun and claims he didn't kill or have sex with her. When they say they have DNA, he changes the story and says they had consensual casual sex. He claims to have gone straight home. Korsak interrupts with another body.
Diane didn't live or work anywhere near Victoria. When Frost comes in, Angela tells him she hasn't had any online traffic. He suggests setting up a blog. Jane joins him. They're missing something. The only link is the monthly bus pass, and Jane realizes that their killer could be a bus passenger. Angela eavesdrops and begins typing in her blog. Frankie comes up with video footage of Ron and Victoria arguing before she gets in his car. Ron tells them he didn't want to get involved and didn't know Diane. He says Victoria found out he's not really separated and she got out of the car at some point before he headed to a bar until closing.
Video footage shows Victoria boarding a bus, and the driver remembers her. He has an alibi for Diane's murder. Rondo shows up wearing an "Angela's Guardians" because she "put out the call" to protect the women in the city. Jane has to leave when Maura calls after finding a sliver of wood in Diane's brain. It has blood from not only both victims on it, but also a third blood type that is 20 years old. It could be a piece of the murder weapon made of white ash. Korsak says their old nightsticks were white ash. They could be looking for a cop. Cavanaugh suggests looking for a cop who went to prison but has been released.
Jane finally goes running with Maura and asks for a psychological profile of their killer. He's dissociative from reality, where he has moments of violence followed by tenderness. Jane realizes the victims are dressed in 20-year-old clothes and Maura found 20-year-old blood. They return to the station, and Jane says their killer is reenacting a murder he committed 20 years ago. Cavanaugh interrupts to show them news footage of Rondo and the "Guardians" and Angela's blog about the case. Uh-oh. Jane and Maura watch Cavanaugh talk to Angela, but she gives him food and he walks away.
After Jane takes her computer away, Angela tells Maura she has an idea to help her. Jane brings Frost Angela's computer to shut down the blog. Frost checks incident reports and comes up with a woman who disappeared from her store, Libby's Dollhouse and Tea Room. Her husband is Artie, and their son, Jonathan, has been in a mental hospital for eight years.
Libby's mother reveals that Artie was abusive and shows them love letters Libby sent to ArtieÂ—with her lipstick kiss on the back. When they bring Artie in though, he knows they don't have anything. Jane gets a text from Casey to meet for drinks. First though, she finds out Libby's lipstick matches the victims'. Artie's not home, and another woman has gone missing. However, when they get to Libby's shop, Artie has his gun trained on Jonathan, who has the woman captive. Artie says the doctors should've listened to him and calls Jonathan a monster. He shoots his son, who tells Jane Artie hurt Libby. They find her body behind the fireplace.
When Jane meets Casey for drinks, they agree to start over, and she suggests running once a week. He thinks she already knows, thanks to a note from Angela. When she finds out, she tells him it doesn't matter. He wants to see her, but needs time. He asks her not to watch him leave but she does, crying.
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