1x07 Born to Run
First Aired: Aug. 23, 2010 on TNT
Summary: 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.
Main Characters in this Episode
Detective Jane Rizzoli: There is no way in hell I am taking this off, all right? I'm already running twenty-six miles with a camel toe.
- Goof (errors made by characters, possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): In the medical tent, when Dr. Isles (Sasha Alexander) is performing the impromptu autopsy of the first victim, she removes the bullet and shows it to Rizzoli (Angie Harmon). Rizzoli looks at the bullet and immediately proclaims it to be a 9mm. It is impossible to tell the difference between a 9mm, .380 ACP, .38, or a .357 without measuring the diameter with a micrometer and weighing the bullet. 9mm and .380 ACP bullets both have a true diameter of .355 inches and .38 and .357 Magnum bullets have a true diameter of .357 inches. That's only two one-thousandths of an inch difference, far too small a difference to be judged with the naked eye. Also, each of these bullet types come in a variety of bullet weights that can differ from a similarly weighted bullet in one the other calibers by mere tenths or even hundredths of a gram (i.e., 9mm 147 grain bullet at 9.5 grams vs. 148 grain .38 bullet at 9.6 grams). However, Rizzoli habitually makes educated guesses about details of her cases.
- Goof (factual errors): At one point, Korsak refers to a recovered 9mm Hollowpoint bullet as an "assassin's bullet". In truth, the 9mm Hollowpoint is one of the most common rounds used today.
- Goof (factual errors): A character refers to a legal case using the phrase "State of Massachusetts vs.". Massachusetts is a Commonwealth and legal cases are called "Commonwealth vs.".