Guest Star Goodness: Rizzoli & Isles, “Don’t Stop Dancing, Girl”
Season 2 of TNT’s Rizzoli & Isles is quickly winding down. In this week’s penultimate episode, “Don’t Stop Dancing, Girl,” the guest stars were plenty. They were either involved in one of two cases: 1) A dance mom’s murder; or 2) A cop shooting where the biggest suspect was Korsak’s estranged step-son.
Lolita Davidovich returned for her second appearance as Korsak’s ex-wife, Melody. In addition to wanting her ex-hubby to help her out financial wise, she had an even bigger reason for seeking some help. Her son — the one Korsak raised during Josh’s formative years — was in trouble with the law. He was nabbed for shooting a beloved cop. Back in the day, Davidovich starred in Blaze with Paul Newman and The Object of Beauty with John Malkovich and Andie MacDowell. More recently, she was in the HBO movie Cinema VeritÃ©.
Playing Davidovich’s son on Rizzoli & Isles was Matthew Fahey. His face looked so familiar but I couldn’t quite figure it out. Turns out Fahey has a role on MTV’s hit series, Awkward. He plays Ricky Schwartz, Tamara’s significant other. Well, he’s her boyfriend depending on which episode you watch, that is. If you didn’t tune into the first season of this amazing show, I highly recommend that you get with the program.
Lisa Ann Walter
Lisa Ann Walter was the tough ballet coach. The actress/comedienne is a veteran of TV and movies. In the mid-90s she had her own short-lived sitcom called Life’s Work. But my absolute favorite project of hers is the updated version of The Parent Trap starring a young Lindsay Lohan (in a dual role), Dennis Quaid and the late Natasha Richardson. I can watch that movie over and over again without getting sick of it. And I loved Walter in it.
I’m going to file this one under “wish I had seen more of him.” Mykelti Williamson — Bubba from Forrest Gump — played a U.S. Marshal. He didn’t come into the picture until the episode was half over, but he had an integral role in catching the bad guy. My hopes are that this is a character that can always come back someday should they need the aid of a U.S. Marshal again. Some of my favorite projects of Williamson’s other than Forrest Gump: Wildcats with Goldie Hawn and Waiting to Exhale with Whitney Houston and Angela Bassett. He also was part of a couple of short-lived series: In the mid-80s, he co-starred in CBS’ cheese-tastic action-adventure show, Cover Up; and he was part of the ensemble on the much (much) grittier Boomtown, an excellent cop drama that premiered on NBC in 2002. Donnie Wahlberg and Neal McDonough also starred in this series.
Lisa LoCicero was one of the silly dance moms who had a grudge against the victim. She currently plays Olivia Falconeri on ABC’s soon to be only soap left, General Hospital. But she’s had roles on three other daytime dramas: Loving, The City, which was a revamp of Loving and One Life to Live. Earlier this year, she also guest-starred on an episode of Chuck.
Colby French played the victim’s husband who was briefly a suspect in his wife’s death. French has a lot of acting credits on his resume, but most notably, at least for me, is the fact he did an episode of Lost. In Season 5’s “The Incident,” he played Sawyer’s Uncle Doug in a flashback when Sawyer was just a kid named James. French also did a few episodes of Heroes and The Chicago Code.
The Season 2 finale of Rizzoli & Isles airs on TNT Monday December 26 at 10/9c.
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