Can we talk about this scene for a sec? Jane’s had a day in family hell and she’s bursting at the seams. It would’ve been an emotional day if her father had simply shone up after his year long absence. It’s a-whole-nother thing if he shows up only to expect you to support him now that he’s been diagnosed with cancer. She’s kept strong for her mother, for her brothers, for her father, and put on the brave face we all expect from Detective Jane Rizzoli. But after Frank’s behavior goes from bad to worse: belittling the woman who took his wife in after he abandoned her in her own home, insulting her boss/mother’s boyfriend, calling Tommy useless, calling Frankie a whiny quitter, and treating Angela like shit, all the while expecting his daughter’s loyalty. Because he knows that in his absence, she’s become the head of the family. She’s the person Frankie idolizes. She’s the person Angela hid her financial issues from because she knew Jane would move heaven and earth to fix that for her. She’s the person Tommy rebels from. She’s the person that’s afraid Maura will one day decide she’s not good enough to be around. She’s drowing. So she apologizes to Maura. She apologizes for her father’s behavior, for the disaster that was dinner, for everything she’s putting her through. But Maura doesn’t know what to do to make everything okay again. She’s knows one wrong move and Jane will close herself off completely. She’s willing to do anything for Jane and yet she’s completely helpless. This is her childhood all over again: she feels like an outsider in her own family.
I think Maura also realizes for the first time, the depth and weight of the responsibility Jane feels regarding her family. The entire dinner scene encapsulates the character and emotional motivation of Jane Rizzoli. She’s the role model, the anchor, the protector, the defender, the peacekeeper. And I think Maura understands now that this family she so desperately wants to be hers is held together by a woman who has been carrying this alone, most likely since she was a child. And the last thing she wants to hear from Jane is, “I’m sorry, Maura,” because the last thing she wants to put on Jane’s shoulders is more guilt. To me, that look by Maura is a quiet understanding of how her childhood of benign neglect, and Jane’s childhood of adult responsibility hoisted upon the shoulders of a child, while wildly different, scarred each woman in its own way. Maura most likely had long thought how wonderful it would have been to have had Jane’s childhood. She’s realizing here what all that childhood entailed.
5 minutes ago they were chasing the laser
i cant believe you fucking killed your cats with a laser you fucking monster
Dead, Deader, Deadest.
- france: ten
- france: twenty
- france: thirty
- france: forty
- france: fifty
- france: sixty
- france: sixty ten
- world: france what are you do—
- france: four twenties
- world: france stop it
- france: four twenties ten
- world: france that doesn't even make any sense
- france: hundred.
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I seriously cannot get over Angie’s face in this picture.
Just..my God. So stunningly handsome.
NO BABY BUMP YO
OH MY GOD NO BABY BUMP YO
Gorgeous as ever I see, but she looks so thin, though.