3x10 Melt My Heart to Stone
First Aired: Aug. 14, 2012 on TNT
Summary: When a statue breaks open to reveal a dead woman inside, Jane and Maura must find the killer quickly as the body count begins to rise. Back at headquarters, a new homicide detective is named to the squad. Meanwhile, Dennis Rockmond returns to Boston after disappearing on Maura and tries to…
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- The letter the detective squad receives that begins "Dear Boss," which Rizzoli is seen holding, is a reference to a letter received the Central News Agency in London, and turned over to Scotland Yard on September 29, 1888. It begins "Dear Boss," and like the letter received by the fictional Boston police, insinuates that the Scotland Yard detectives are pursuing the wrong suspect. The writer also refers to his murders as his "work," several times, just as in the show. The 1888 letter is signed "Yours truly Jack the Ripper." This is how the name "Jack the Ripper" was coined. The detectives in charge of the investigation in 1888 suspected that the "Jack the Ripper" letter was a hoax by a reporter, though, hence addressing the Central News Agency as "Boss."